Music

UK MUSIC: RHIAN BENSON – BETTER WITHOUT YOU

Back in the mid-noughties singer/songwriter Rhian Benson enjoyed some success after the release of her debut album Gold Coast, then seemed to disappear off the scene. But now she is back and will release her sophomore album Hands Clean on the 14 February, and the first single off the album Better Without You will be released on 7 February. Check out the track/video below. I don’t see Better Without You becoming a huge mainstream hit single, but the track is well produced []

ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE FRONT COVER (FEB 2011 ISSUE) LIL WAYNE

Source Check out “enlightening” extract from the Rolling Stone article below. In prison he read biographies of Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Marvin Gaye, Joan Jett, Vince Lombardi and Anthony Kiedis. “[Kiedis’] Scar Tissue was really good,” he says. “I also read the Bible for the first time. It was deep! I liked the parts where some character was once this, but he ended up being that. Like he’d be dissing Jesus, and then he ends up being a saint. That was cool.” Sometimes []

PINBOARD FILMS PRESENTS REHEARSAL ROOMS WITH JESSIE J

Current “woman of the moment” Jessie J performs the acoustic version of her hit single Do It Like A Dude with world-famous Red Bull Music… ‘Rehearsal Rooms’, an original series presented by friend to Mad News PinBoardBlog.com and filmed by their production house PinBoard Film.

V MAGAZINE SHOOT – NICKI MINAJ

Earlier this week I posted the front cover of V Magazine featuring the greatest female rapper of all time Nicki Minaj…………. Now check out one of the photo’s taken at the shoot which in featured inside the magazine. Click HERE to view other photographs. Doesn’t she look beautiful?

VIDEO: 90S GIRL GROUP XSCAPE BEFORE JERMAINE DUPRI, HIT RECORDS, DRAMA AND T.I.

While lurking over at The Lala Report I came across old footage of hit 90s R&B girl group Xscape performing on the brilliant BET show Teen Summit (sadly no longer with us).  Judging by the fashion and hairstyles I’m guessing that this was filmed in either 1990 or 1991. Check out Kandi Burruss, LaTocha Scott, Tamika Scott, and Tameka “Tiny” Cottle-Harris before they hit the big time, and before rapper T.I turned Tiny fool.

NEW MUSIC: KANYE WEST AND JAY-Z – H.A.M

Check out the new track from Kanye West and Jay-Z called H.A.M, taken from their fourthcoming joint album Watch The Throne. The production – The producer must be a fan of horror films. The Omen in particular. Jay-Z and Kanye – Lyrically… just all over the place. Or click HERE to listen. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss? [thanks MisssN]

NEW ARTIST ALERT /VIDEO: VIC.O – AFTER PARTY

Check out up and coming artist Vic. O. From what I hear the major labels are going crazy over this guy. THIS VIDEO IS SPONSORED AND PRODUCED BY VIC.O; ALSO DIRECTED BY VIC.O AND EDITED BY DJ LARRY. PEOPLE IN THE VIDEO ARE– VIC.O, TRACY, PAULOSTICO, OGUGUA & MR PETER. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss? [Thanks Hana]

UK MUSIC: JLS FT TINIE TEMPEH – EYES WIDE SHUT

JLS are back with the new single Eyes Wide Shut featuring the man of the moment Tinie Tempeh. Believe it or not I really like this track, but don’t understand why they felt the need to feature Tinie. Eyes Wide Shut could have done without the rapping. But because Tinie is the “man of the moment” I’m guessing that he has just been included for the sake of it. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?