August 8, 2009
[Thanks Shach] Last year I dedicated a post to UK singer Tiao Cruz, and asked him why he refused to feature black women in his videos. Where is the balance? Well our resident ‘equal opportunity’ employer has now finally addressed the issue….. Via Filing The Void “I like to put girls in my video that I think are hot. If a really hot black girl came to a casting, she’d be in my video. I think that people even focusing on the race issue in my videos is a problem. […]
July 21, 2009
For all you Jay-Z fans out there, the “mighty Hov” will appear on the Zane Lowe Radio 1 show – live tonight (July 21st) at 7pm. As I type the red carpet is being laid out for the great man himself down at Radio 1 HQ, and Zane has his fawning game ready and on lock! Anyway Jay will talk about his highly anticipated new album Blue Print 3, and his latest entertainment venture Roc Nation, amongst other things…..
July 19, 2009
According to Digital Spy, Tinchy Stryder has been given a publishing deal to source new talent by record executives. The Number One singer’s first signings are producers Dirty Danger and Nathan Retro. Stryder, whose real name is Kwasi Danquah, said: “My music comes first but discovering new talent is really important to me and something I can see myself getting more into. “I can definitely see myself as the next Simon Cowell.” Stryder’s new album Catch 22 is released on August 17. […]
May 24, 2009
UK Rapper Professor Green was savagely attacked in the early hours of Saturday morning (May 23rd). During an altercation in a night club the East London born rapper was stabbed in the neck with a broken bottle. Green is currently in hospital recovering from his injuries. Last night he posted the following on his Twitter page… Surgery took an hour longer than it was meant to. The stabbing brushed on all major arteries but damaged none. Very lucky to be alive. Very.
May 20, 2009
Via Digital Spy Dizzee Rascal’s new single ‘Bonkers’ is expected to become the best-selling single of the year so far. The track, which is a collaboration with dance DJ Armand Van Helden, shifted 46,000 units on its first day of release. With continuing high sales, the song will easily overtake first week sales of previous number ones. Comic Relief charity single ‘Islands In The Stream’ shifted 87,000 in its first seven days, while Calvin Harris’s ‘I’m Not Alone’ sold 66,000 copies. Tinchy […]
February 19, 2009
After a hiatus UK Hip Hop group the Choong Family have returned and will release their new album ‘Baptism Of Fire’ at the end of April through Gridlockaz. The group will be filming a video to support the release and are inviting members of the public to come along to be a part of it. Shoot details below…. Date: Saturday 28th February 2009 Location Address: Shoreditch Studio, Unit 2 Batemans Row, Curtain Road, London EC1V Calling Time: 8am http://www.myspace.com/choongfam http://www.choongfam.com
February 13, 2009
X Factor winner Alexandra Burke has signed a £3 million US deal with Epic Records. Burke said, “I’d love to crack the US”. ……………………………………………………………………. I can just see it now. If Alex goes on to crack the US market she will become even more unbearable and fake. But congratulations Alex. I wish you the best of luck.
January 30, 2009
Norman Lamb and Tinchy Stryder [Thanks Nessa] By day Norman Lamb walks the corridors of Westminster; by night he becomes an impresario of grime, a form of urban music sweeping the UK. The Lib Dem health spokesman has become involved in the career of up-and-coming artist Tinchy Stryder, who works for his son’s recording company. Mr Lamb, MP for North Norfolk, attends gigs, has offered his car for lifts and even invested £10,000. He told the BBC that he and his wife were […]
January 22, 2009
Well it was only going to be a matter time….. I pray that they brought in a lawyer to pick through the contract with a fine toothed comb before signing. Via BBC News X Factor runners-up JLS have signed a recording contract with Epic, it has been announced. The foursome came close to being the first group to win the show, but were beaten by Alexandra Burke. “JLS are the best boy band to emerge from a TV talent show,” Nick Raphael of Epic Records […]
January 9, 2009
X Factor runners up JLS X Factor creator and entertainment mogul Simon Cowell is no fool! This news should not come as a surprise to any of us. Via The London Paper STARS of the X-Factor are being paid just as little as £100 each for performing on the live tour, it emerged today. Winner Alexandra Burke – currently number one in the singles charts – and other finalists are being paid £250 per concert. But biggest losers are four-piece outfit JLS who […]