It has been reported that Hip Hop legend Guru ( real name Keith Alam) is in a coma after suffering a heart attack yesterday (Feb 28th). Via The Guardian The rapper’s condition was confirmed by DJ Premier, his partner in the seminal hip-hop group Gang Starr, in a phonecall to radio show Hip Hop Nation yesterday. He is reported as saying: “Guru is in a coma and will go under surgery tomorrow afternoon.” I hope he pulls through.
‘Born Winner’ is taken from Wretch’s new mixtape ‘Wretch32.com’. Erm… “Wizzy Wow” ?????? Anyway…. Lyrical Content and Flow – Wretch is OK. I’ve heard a lot worse. Production – It’s decent. I like the beat. Image – UK male artists (rappers in particular) seriously need to develop close business relationships with fashion houses, stylists, barbers and nutritionists. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?
Not only did the Guardian interview Giggs, it looks like the journalist actually visited him in Peckham… Well I’ve seen it all now….
Part one of the documentary ‘The Complexion Obsession’ takes a look at Hip Hop video models, and why the industry tends to favour light skinned women over dark skinned women. Yes the light skinned / dark skinned debate still rages on in 2010!
“Emotions” featuring Sarina Leah and Shaun Escoffery (release date 16th March 2010), is the debut single from UK hip hop legend Ty’s forthcoming album “Special Kind of Fool” on BBE. An uplifting bubbler featuring Ty’s trademark candor and inimitable flow, it’s an infectious dance floor music track, with depth. Look out for the remixes from heavyweight producers including Daz-I-Kue, Waajeed, Dego (4Hero) and Akwasi. “Emotions” is also Mista Jam’s “Jam Hot” single of the week, and he will be chatting to Ty on his Radio 1Xtra […]
Hip Hop artist Ty will release his fourth album Special Kind Of Fool on the 19th April 2010. In the interview below Ty talks about his new music, the up and coming tour and his soon to be released new album.
When The Sky Falls is taken from the Shank film soundtrack (it’s the theme song), and also stars rapper Bashy. When The Sky Falls is no Kidulthood to Adulthood, which as far as I am concerned is Bashy’s best track to date! But the youngsters will probably like it. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?
Live Nation and Roc Nation are delighted to announce the return of JAY-Z to the UK this summer for 3 special headline shows. JAY-Z will play Manchester’s MEN Arena on Monday 7th June and the LG Arena in Birmingham on Wednesday 9th June, topping it off with a headline performance at Wireless sponsored by Barclaycard in London’s Hyde Park on Sunday 4th July. Tickets for all shows go on sale Friday 19th February at 9am. Tickets for Wireless available at http://www.wirelessfestival.co.uk […]
Check the debut single ‘ Friday Night’ from new female Hip Hop trio Daddy’s Girls. ‘Friday Night’ isn’t really my cup of tea but I can see it being a hit with young girls (12-16 year old demographic). Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?
We all know that after riding on the crest of a wave for a number of years (boasting and often humiliating people in public) former music mogul Damon Dash finally crashed and burned after he cut all ties with Jay-Z back in 2004. However this recently published article in the New York Observer caught my attention today. Dame might be still struggling financially but he has a number of projects on the go, including the critically acclaimed Blak Roc project, and also seems to have lost his mind (as well as weight) in […]