2011

UK NEWS: MOBO AWARDS REMOVE NOMINEE JAH CURE FROM IT’S REGGAE CATEGORY AFTER DISCOVERING RAPE CONVICTION

Oh dear MOBO’s…. if it’s not one thing it’s another… Jah Cure (real name Siccature Alcock) MOBO nomination for Best Reggae has been removed after organisers discovered that he was convicted of rape, gun possession and robbery back in 1999. He was released from prison in 2007. The MOBO Awards will take place in Glasgow on the 5th October. ….. According to blogger Marvin Sparks “the witness that helped to convict him said she recognised his voice. No other real evidence was []

UK EVENT: TINCHY STRYDER, TEMPA T AND ROLL DEEP HEADLINE LIVE FEST @ PROUD2

Confirmed to play at the newly refurbished 3,000 capacity club are Live Fest acts include self-professed star in the hood TINCHY STRYDER, who is currently promoting his single ‘Spaceship’ ft. Dappy from N-DUBZ, Grime sensation TEMPA T, fellow award-winning grime collective ROLL DEEP and a DJ set from Radio 1’s ZANE LOWE. Live Fest is one of the UK’s biggest indoor festivals, spread over five venues within the famous London O2, from Proud2 to the grand Indig02, Union Square, Inc Club and []

UK EVENT: MUSIC POTENTIAL

WRETCH 32 MAKES HIS CHOICE Rising UK Hip Hop star Jermaine Scott, aka Wretch 32, has been announced as the face of Music Potential – a partnership between Choice FM and Barclaycard Unwind.  The initiative, run by the radio station’s youth project ‘I Have a Choice’, was set up to offer 16-25 year olds their first step toward a career in the music or radio industry. MUSIC PROTENTIAL Music Potential is providing young people with the chance to explore their talent through []

R.KELLY SET TO PERFORM AT REGGAE SUMFEST 2011

It has been announced that R.Kelly will perform at this years Reggae Sumfest which takes place July 21-23 in Montego Bay Jamaica. Johnny Gourzong, executive producer of the event said, “The Reggae Sumfest team is excited to be presenting R. Kelly on the Sumfest stage. We have been trying to contract him for the last five years and it is great to see that it is finally happening. We are expecting a spectacular performance from Mr. Kelly.” It will be R Kelly’s second performance []

UK NEWS: SKIN BLEACHING PRODUCTS ON DISPLAY AT AFRO HAIR & BEAUTY SHOW

The annual Afro-Hair & Beauty Show took place in London this past weekend and some “bright spark” decided that it would be a good idea to set up a stall with ‘Fair and White’ skin-lightening products on display. *Shaking my head* Now I know that sadly there are born idiots within the black community who use these products on a daily basis and walk up and down Rye Lane in Peckham / Brixton High Street looking like their skin is on fire, but this poison has no place at the Afro []