Hip-Hop

ESTELLE’S TERROR AT SHOOTING

The Sun reports today that rapper/singer Estelle ‘came within moments of being involved in a terrifying shoot-out’, which left rapper Dolla (real name Roderick Anthony Burton II dead. Estelle had apparently been at the mall where Burton was fatally shot on the 18th May just moments before and assured her friends and family via Twitter that she was safe. She then went on to describe the carnage as “freakin’ nuts”. …………………………………………………………………………………………. “freaking nuts”.. still drinking from the Marsha Ambrosius transatlantic twang cup I see. You’re from North West London luv! Anyway I am relieved to hear that Estelle is []

RAPPER SHOT DEAD, MAN CHARGED

I read about this terrible incident yesterday but didn’t get around to posting news on it until now. Another tragic and senseless killing. When will it all end? Via Billboard Rapper Dolla, born Roderick Anthony Burton II, was shot and killed while waiting in the valet area of the Beverly Center mall in Los Angeles on Monday (May 18). He was 21. According to the Los Angeles Times, the up-and-coming rapper, who signed to Akon’s Konvict Muzik label in 2007, had flown to Los []

UK NEWS: POLICE DEFEND BLACK MUSIC CONCERT CRACKDOWN

Via BBC News Police have defended their use of a controversial form that requires live music venues to hand over details of performers, promoters and fans. Form 696 has helped cut shootings and stabbings in and around London gig venues, the Metropolitan Police said. The Met introduced the risk assessment form to identify gigs where trouble might flare up, partly in response to black-on-black shootings. But it has been criticised for being heavy-handed and racially motivated. The Met said the form had []

RUSSELL SIMMONS HOSPITALIZED

At first I thought that Russell had finally succeeded in completely disappearing up his own backside which then led to his hospitalization. But it turns out the problem is with his hand. Russell Simmons has been admitted to Mount Sinai hospital in NYC.Russell has been Tweeting about having problems with his hand. His hand is swollen and he said he’s in extreme pain: “Damn. This shi. Hurts. I wanna cut my arm off, it would hurt less.” It seems he has a very bad infection []

BET AWARDS NOMINATIONS 2009

The BET Awards 2009 nominations have been announced folks! Via Pinboard Blog Best Male R&B Artist The Dream Jamie Foxx Ryan Leslie Neyo T-Pain Best Female R&B Artist Beyonce Keyshia Cole Keri Hilson Jennifer Hudson Jazmine Sullivan Best Group Day 26 GS Boyz NERD The Roots Three 6 Mafia Best Collaboration Jamie Foxx ft T-Pain-Blame It Keri Hilson ft Lil Wayne- Turnin Me ON Jim Jones & Ron Browz ft Juelz Santana-Pop Champagne TI ft Rihanna-Live Your Life Yung LA ft TI []

UK MUSIC: UK UNSIGNED HYPE – ARTCHA, RAHEL AND LYRIC L

The artists featured today are rapper Artcha, singer Rahel and emcee/singer Lyric L. Artcha Click here to listen to a selection of Artcha’s tracks. Rahel Click here to listen to a selection of Rahel’s tracks. Lyric L Click here to listen to a selection of Lyric L’s tracks. Your thoughts please…..

EMINEM – WE MADE YOU

Eminem’s back with new single ‘We Made You’, which is obviously geared towards his mainstream audience.  It’s the same old Em, attacking ‘celebs’ of the moment… yeah heard it seen it all before. It’s just all a bit tired. Your thoughts please…..

VIDEO: DAMON DASH VS DEF JAM (2003)

This footage is taken from the newly released Documentary DVD ‘Choke No Joke’ . Watch Bruk Pocket chew out Def Jam staff (lol). But you know what kills me the most.. none of the staff sitting around the table tries to defend themselves….. Ok so he had a point, why were they holding a meeting about Jay-Z without informing him first? But the shouting and threatening behaviour? Oh Brukkers…… smh… lol