Music

TINIE TEMPAH ANNOUNCES UK ARENA TOUR

Award winning artist Tinie Tempah has today announced that he will be hitting the road once more in October/November this year to headline his first ever arena tour. After the sell-out success of his recent headline tour, this outing will see Tinie Tempah taking to the arena stages in 7 cities across the UK. OCTOBER 2011 MONDAY                      31         LIVERPOOL ECHO ARENA   NOVEMBER 2011 TUESDAY                     1          NEWCASTLE METRO RADIO ARENA FRIDAY                         4          LONDON O2 ARENA SATURDAY                 5          BOURNEMOUTH BIC SUNDAY                       6          BIRMINGHAM []

R.KELLY ANNOUNCES UK TOUR DATES

The “pied piper of R&B” R. Kelly has announced details for two UK concerts. The star will perform at London’s Hammersmith Apollo on the 22 April and at Manchester’s O2 Apollo on the 23 April. Tickets will go on sale on the 11 March (Friday), and will be priced between £35 and £45.  ……………………………………………………………….. I remember when R.Kelly claimed to have a fear of flying and refused to board a plane, so not much touring went on outside of America.  He did however get around this one year when he traveled []

UK TV / VIDEO: SINGER QUEEN OF VAGINA TURNS UP TO 2011 X-FACTOR AUDITIONS

The start of the 2011 X-Factor auditions took place last week and ITN was there to film the talented, mediocre and desperate. Check out one of the ‘talented’ hopefuls below…………Queen of Vagina…… [Thanks MNEK] Hahaha! This woman has no sense or shame. Not content with just posting her videos on YouTube, the woman is now exposing her lunacy to a mainstream audience. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

VIDEO: DR DRE FT EMINEM AND SKYLAR GREY – ‘I NEED A DOCTOR’ / MY THOUGHTS

For years Hip Hop fans have been waiting patiently for the return of Dr Dre and he has finally returned with the single I Need A Doctor. I’m sorry but I cannot stand this track. I Need A Doctor is weak, hilariously over dramatic and so obviously geared towards a mainstream audience. This is no Still Dre.  I also CANNOT STAND the tone of Eminem’s voice. What is that all about???? Who at Interscope convinced him that he sounds good when he raps in that tone of voice? Rubbish! The video – The opening []

UK MUSIC: STEELO 1 – VALENTINE

Singer Steelo 1 (formally known as Steelo) had a hit in 2008 with the single Soul Fever, and is now back with Valentine just in time for Valentines Day. Yes, yes I know the 14 February has now past but better late than never. (lol). The track sounds like it was recorded in the mid-1990s and dusted off in 2011. Steelo 1 will release a 20 track mixtape on 11 March. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

UK MUSIC: ORIE – ‘SPECIAL’

UK singer, rapper and producer Orie is back with his unique sound. He has just dropped his new single release Special, just in time for Valentines Day. Special is the first release from Orie’s forthcoming debut album Second To None. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

DJ BANS VYBZ KARTEL’S MUSIC FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH

It’s black history month in America and a leading New York club DJ has announced that he will not be playing any music by Vybz Kartel during this period, because of the Reggae star’s skin bleaching antics. Irie Jam radio host/program director Dubb Master Chris recently told the Star newspaper, “Black history month is a big deal and we as a people should take every opportunity to celebrate our heritage. I feel if I continue to play Vybz Kartel, an artist who []

FREE DIGITAL ALBUM: JOEL CULPEPPER MEETS J DILLA

Joel Culpepper meets J Dilla TAPE is an ode to a man who not only produced great music and changed Hip hop but done it seamlessly, Joel not realising until late in his artistry a lot of where he drew his musical inspiration from came via J Dilla’s work. This interpretation is a mark of respect and influence one individual can have over a generation. We are here to change, to challenge, to innovate, to progress and embrace genius so lets follow []