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BRITISH MUSIC JOURNALIST BECOMES FIRST OFFICIAL UK RESIDENT COLUMNIST FOR XXLMAG.COM

Joseph ‘JP’ Patterson is well-known on the UK underground music scene for his love and passion of grime, UK rap, bassline, dubstep and other bass-orientated music. Having started off as a club night promoter, the 22-year-old has now gone on to become one of the most respected music journalists in the UK music scene. In his short career, Joseph has achieved an impressive amount of accolades for his young age. He currently holds the title of Editor of MTV’s urban blog, The Wrap []

UK MUSIC NEWS: GRIMINAL SIGNS TO UNIVERSAL MUSIC

UK rapper Griminal announced via Twitter yesterday that he has signed to Universal Music / All Around The World. Check out the photograph he posted of himself signing on the dotted line. Why artists like to post photographs of themselves signing their lives away is beyond me. I wonder if he even bothered to read the contract first. Anyway congratulations Griminal. Now the hard work begins! Click HERE to watch the video to his new single Supa Dupa.

UK EVENT: AN AUDIENCE WITH ANGIE LE MAR

British comedian, actress, and writer Angie Le Mar is about to celebrate 25 years in showbiz, and will be performing live at The Barbican in September. 25 years!!! This woman has worked hard to survive in the industry for that long.  Congratulations Angie. Check out poster below for more details.

UK MUSIC NEWS: TINCHY STRYDER SIGNS DEAL WITH JAY-Z

PunchBowl Blog reports that rapper Tinchy Stryder has signed a deal with the “mighty J-Hova” himself Jay-Z. Via Punchbowl Blog Tinchy hinted on his Twitter that he was to meet the hip hop mogul at his show in Manchester on Monday night, and after finally meeting him for the first time, it has been confirmed the two have signed a big-bucks deal. Jay-Z’s “Roc Nation” has signed Tinchy’s management company in it’s first European venture. The new leg of the company will be []

PREVIEW: BRITISH ACTOR AML AMEEN STARS IN NEW US DRAMA HARRY’S LAW

I announced on Mad News earlier this year that British actor Aml Ameen (Kidulthood and The Bill) had bagged a role in the new US drama Harry’s Law. Now check out the preview below. I follow a few British actors/entertainers on Twitter and any day now their huge heads will explode in to a thousand pieces. A little success and an avalanche of compliments received via Twitter, and they turn fool. But I don’t get that big-headed vibe from Aml. This is []

UK NEWS: TINCHY STRYDER SET TO JOIN RIHANNA ON TOUR?

Photograph via The Lala Report It’s been reported that UK rapper Tinchy Stryder has been invited to join singer Rihanna on tour. Click HERE to read more…. It looks like flogging those now infamous “Star In The Hood” t-shirts to Rihanna might have worked wonders for old Stryder. Congrats!

UK MUSIC NEWS: TINIE TEMPAH DEBUT SINGLE TOPS UK CHART

Tinie Tempah’s debut single Pass Out has gone straight in at number 1, in this week’s UK chart. In an interview with BBC Radio 1 the 21 year old said,  “I’m out of breath! It feels like it’s my birthday, my Christmas, my Easter, my christening all in one. This is mad.” Click HERE to watch/listen to Pass Out. Congratulations Tinie!