UK NEWS: FRAUD OFFICERS SET TO INVESTIGATE ARTS TRAINING HUB BRIXTON BASE…

  Lee Jasper Police have launched an inquiry into a sixth City Hall-funded project closely linked to the Mayor’s race adviser, Lee Jasper. Fraud officers are to investigate Brixton Base, an arts training hub, which received more than £500,000 from Mr Livingstone’s London Development Agency but ran only three short training courses in two years. Scotland Yard was called in on Brixton Base after LDA auditors found at least £70,000 of the money they paid the project could not be accounted for. []

UK NEWS: “BLACK AMERICAN” JAY-Z CONFIRMED TO HEADLINE GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL

US rapper Jay-Z is to headline this summer’s Glastonbury Festival, it has been confirmed… Continue reading Well they did announce several weeks back that a, and I quote, “black American” would be headlining this year’s event . Ty asked this question and now I’m asking it…..’SINCE WHEN DID THEY START REFERENCING HEADLINERS BY COLOUR??? But any way the organisers should be congratulated, because they succeded in bagging an A-List “black American” to fill the much hailed and coveted slot….. 

PICS OF THE DAY: LIL KIM….

Lil Kim at Louie Vuitton and Marc Jacobs screening, wearing a Marc Jacobs creation… Why would anyone close to Kim allow her to go out looking like this? Who convinced her that she looked good? Where are her friends and family??? Seriously the woman deserves to be locked up again, this time for her heinous crimes against fashion! I look at Kim now and just think ‘why?’

LOL OF THE DAY: BILL COSBY WORKING ON RAP ALBUM……..

   Bill Cosby – a staunch critic of some rap music – is set to release a Hip-Hop album called State of Emergency, which will be a sanitized, issue-oriented CD. Sources told AllHipHop.com that the actor, comedian and philanthropist will address issues like proper parenting, teen pregnancy, drug abuse, Black-on-Black crime and the dropout rate in America’s high schools. Cosby’s album will not contain any profane language, nor will it offer any denigrating comments towards women. State of Emergency would be the []

UPDATE: JAY-Z: SET TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM – ‘THE BLUEPRINT 3’

Yes that’s right. He still refuses to leave the rap game a lone. He still wants to drop albums. He still feels like he’s got something to prove. What’s left for Jay to say? READ UPDATE: According to a representative Jay will NOT be releasing a new album. Now this has become a pattern with Jay.  He gets his cronies to leak information (e.g. stepping down as Def Jam President), causes a stir, then promptly denies the stories. Then weeks/months down the line instructs his publicist to release a statement informing []