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VIDEO: LOLA MONROE – RUN THE WORLD (REMIX)

Lola Monroe used to be a popular video vixen and now raps for a living. She has also been nominated for a Best Female rapper award at the BET Awards  (TWICE!) Anyway check out Lola’s remix version of Beyonce’s Run The World. …………………………………………………… The track – Lola.. Lola.. Lola.. was this really necessary luv??? The video – Why Lola Why??? Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

UK MUSIC: NATHAN FT WRETCH 32 – HANGOVER

Singer Nathan teams up with rapper Wretch 32 on his new single Hangover. …………………………………………………… I really like the song, however it does sound uncannily like Jamie Fox’s Blame It (On The Alcohol). Hangover could have done without featuring Wretch 32. When will UK artists understand that not every song needs to feature a guest rapper? The video – I see no expense was spared. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

VIDEO: ESTELLE FT RICK ROSS – BREAK MY HEART

………………………………………………………. I have said this before and I will say it again Estelle is no singer, she is a rapper. Her vocals on this track sound flat in parts and slightly off-key. But Rick Ross and decent production save Break My Heart. The video – Very slick and we see Estelle strolling around in a swimming costume, which is a first. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

UK MUSIC: AMBROSIUS – DOWNLOAD ME

Introducing R&B act Ambrosius, real name Marvin Ambrosius. Younger brother to one of the UK’s most successful soulful exports, Marsha Ambrosius (Formerly of Floetry), he has written melodies and lyrics for tracks by Angie Stone, Floetry, The Game and Nas. He has also penned tracks with Scott Storch, title track for platinum selling artist Alesha Dixon’s album “The Alesha Show”, Cool & Dre, and crossed the waters by writing a platinum selling single for Japanese boy band Toshinki. After so many years []

UK MUSIC: REALZ (RLZ) – FLY BOY

Check out actor Ashley Walter’s protegé rapper Realz and his new single Fly Boy. ……………………………………………………… Fly Boy is obviously geared towards a mainstream audience. If Realz manages to get air play on BBC Radio 1 along with some coverage inside The Sun (The Bizarre column that loves all things “Urban” these days) then the 13-16 year old demographic will probably latch on to the single and make it a chart hit. The Video –  Well in my opinion the video is just  []

UK MUSIC: DJ PIONEER FT EGYPT – STRONGER

Check out the new single Stronger from DJ Pioneer featuring songstress Egypt. ………………………………………………………… Stronger is a surprisingly good uptempo track. I like it! Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

VIDEO: NICOLA ROBERTS – BEAT OF MY DRUM

I wasn’t going to dedicate a post to singer Nicola Roberts but I changed my mind because I fail to see what all the HYPE is about. Girls Aloud group member Nicola has released her first solo single and people seem to have lost their minds. They are behaving as if her single Beat Of My Drum is the best thing since sliced bread.  Sorry but am I missing something here??? It’s crossed my mind that some folk are just pretending to like the song due to it being []

UK MUSIC: ASANTE – OPEN MY HEART

Asante is an up and coming singer, rapper, producer and songwriter. Check out his single Open My Heart. …………………………………………………………………. When I first listened to this track I thought the beginning sounded promising but I didn’t like the rapping. I felt that Asante would be best off just singing. But then after a few listens it started to grow on me. The production is decent and I would say that Open My Heart is definitely a ‘grower’. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?