Hot 97 radio personality Cipha Sounds (real name Luis Diaz) has been suspended after he said live on air, “the reason I’m H.I.V Negative is because I don’t mess with Haitian girls”. Earlier this week, Alexandra Cameron, SVP Market Manager for the station said that Diaz would not be fired, “he’s a young man who made a mistake, does not have a track record of any malice and we are handling this as an internal matter.” Diaz has also since apologised for […]
Rapper Ja Rule has been sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty today to driving with a loaded gun after a concert in 2007. Click HERE to read more. No comment….
Legendary Public Enemy front man Chuck D who is currently performing in South Africa took to Twitter several hours ago and got some things off his chest. The fakeness of black celebrity is this. They are a sliver away from the poverty and drama of their own family.It's not the blue blood elite — Chuck D (@MrChuckD) December 5, 2010 Trust me Jay Z Beyonce Diddy probably run from their family. Can you imagine them at a cookout?… probably got security and […]
Talented up and coming rapper J The Exodus (real name Jason Hayles) is one-third of the rap collective Midas Touch alongside fellow group members AKS and Phoenix Da Icefire both of whom have enjoyed relative success with their own solo projects earlier this year. J has now branched out on his own and released the new mixtape 360: Full Circle (Free to download), which features fourteen diverse yet distinctive tracks. 360 – Full Circle” (Tracklist & Credits) 01a. Intro (Original: Miles Davis […]
UK MUSIC NEWS: TINCHY STRYDER SIGNING SESSION SET TO TAKE PLACE @ HMV BAYSWATER, WHITELEY’S SHOPPING CENTRE
UK single chart topping grime rapper and producer, Tinchy Stryder, celebrates the release of his new album, ‘Third Strike’, with a signing session at HMV’s Bayswater store in Whiteleys Shopping Centre, London on Monday 15th November 2010. Tinchy Stryder will be at the store from 5.00 pm, to meet fans and sign copies of the new album which is released through Island Records the same day. ‘Third Strike’ will be Tinchy Stryder’s follow up to his critically acclaimed album, ‘Catch […]
Venue: Fabric, 77a Charterhouse Street, London, EC1M 6HJ Tickets: Only £15 in advance Doors: 8pm – 2am Info Line: 07977 431 430 or 020 7336 8898 Check out: http://www.fabriclondon.com for tickets
Rapper Rick Ross has joined forces with Jamaican reggae artists Jah Cure and Mavado on the new track Like I See It. When I first heard about this collaboration I was far from happy. I have never really liked the outcome when reggae artists mix it up with rap artists – especially when they mix it up with rap mainstream mediocrity like Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Drake to name but a few. I am very protective of my beloved reggae music. The genre has still managed to preserve it’s purity somewhat and […]
Meet US singer, rapper, poet, bandleader and songwriter Lee, who is already being hailed as one of the most original artists on the current musical scene. Lee is originally from Miami, where he co-founded and fronted the popular, award-winning alternative Hip-Hop band The Square Egg. Today he performs with his own band and has created his own distinctive sound, which is an eclectic mix of Hip-Hop, R&B, Funk, with jazz soloists, with elements of rock, classical music and spoken word. Website – […]
Check out up and coming rapper Chockz and his new track Miss Me Refix. I like his flow, but It will be interesting to see how he continues to develop as an artist in say the next 12 months or so. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?