Black music

LABRINTH HAS SOME ADVICE FOR THE MOBO AWARDS – SCRAP ‘MUSIC OF BLACK ORIGIN’ CALL IT ‘MUSIC OF URBAN ORIGIN’

In an interview with that poor excuse for a newspaper The Daily Star, artist and producer Labrinth says the MOBO Awards (Music of Black Origin) has lost it’s identity followed by: “I think it is a bit weird because Ed Sheeran doesn’t make black music, and neither does Conor Maynard – he makes commercial pop. He added: “Even I’m not making black music. It’s commercial music, but at least it is more related to hip-hop so it makes more sense. I don’t think []

JUMP OFF TV (UK DEBATE) – DO THE POLICE MAKE THE BLACK MUSIC SCENE A SCAPEGOAT FOR VIOLENCE?

After a man in his thirties was stabbed in the neck with a broken bottle at a London party hosted by BlackBerry maker RIM, the regular debaters got together alongside guests to discuss what can be done to prevent violence. Following this incident the Official Mixtape Award ceremony due to take place on Thursday 5th April was cancelled by the police with just hours to go. Claira Hermet and Snakey Man who were due to be hosting the prestigious event joined the []

RAMPAGE’S DJ MIKE ANTHONY CRITICISES LEGAL RADIO STATIONS AIMED AT FANS OF BLACK MUSIC IN THE UK

The co-founder of popular sound system Rampage/former BBC 1xtra DJ Mike Anthony has criticised legal radio stations aimed at fans of black music. In an interview with London 360 he said, It was unsurprising pirate radio has stepped in to fill the gap in the market and that illegal stations “are just as important now as ever before.” “If you are underserved as a community you will search out what you want to hear,” said Anthony, “I want to listen to the best music and, []

UK NEWS: POLICE REVISE ‘RACIST’ EVENT RISK FORM

UK artist Bashy Via The independent Bowing to pressure from a growing coalition of race activists and urban music stars, the Metropolitan Police today agreed to revise a controversial method of monitoring gigs which critics have labelled “potentially racist”. Complaints have been growing in recent months over the Met’s use of Form 696 – a voluntary policing tool which asks venues to provide the names, addresses and contact telephone numbers for artists and promoters.  Continue Reading….. Hmmmmm interesting………. I understand why they []