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VIDEO: ESTELLE FT KARDINAL OFFISHALL / ESTELLE DEFENDS ‘BLACK FACE’ SHENANIGANS

After a snippet of the video for Freak was released online last week some of us were outraged.You see Estelle deciding to sport a black boot polish look didn’t go down to well. But the singer doesn’t see what all the fuss is about and says, “Those comments were the first thing I saw after we released the video trailer,” Estelle said. “It’s like, ‘Are you joking?’” “I think [people] need to wait to see the clip. I could defend myself, but it’s just []

UK MUSIC: WRETCH 32 – BORN WINNER

‘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?

UK MUSIC: TY – ‘EMOTIONS’

“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 []

UK MUSIC: BASHY FT LOICK – WHEN THE SKY FALLS

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?

VIDEO: USHER’S NBA ALL STAR 2010 INTRODUCTION PERFORMANCE

Usher doesn’t really look like himself……… something is a little off… I think Gyant over at Gyantunplugged sums it up best when he says.. Too bad, dude was looking more like Bobby Brown performing “My Prerogative”  circa 2002 — and just so we’re clear that wasn’t a compliment. The best selling male artist of the last decade looked completely out of touch with today’s trends as he pranced around the stage with faux vocals and capri leather pants that one can only []

UK FILM: FREESTYLE MOVIE TRAILER

Where did they find the cast? The acting looks so WOODEN!!! E.g. mark 0.41 The film also looks cheesy. Via Ragggs.com Ondene Marchant (Lucy Stanhope-Bosumpim) is beautiful, talented and destined to read Law at Oxford. Shes spent her whole life following demanding study plans laid down by her ambitious mother Hyacinth (Suzann Mclean.) However Ondene is desperate to break free from her mothers demands, and she soon discovers freestyle basketball accepting an offer of lessons from charismatic student Leon (Arinze Kene) and convinces her to enter a Freestyle []

UK MUSIC: SABRINA WASHINGTON – OMG (OH MY GOSH)

Former Mis-Teeq front woman Sabrina Washington is back on the music scene with her debut single OMG (Oh My Gosh). I think Sabrina looks great in the video, but the person responsible for the entire look of the video and it’s concept doesn’t seem to have an original bone in his/her body. As for OMG… I love a good Pop track but sadly this isn’t one. Sabrina is actually a strong vocalist who should be showing off her abilities on a well produced/superior track.  OMG will be officially released on the []

UK MUSIC: DADDY’S GIRLS – FRIDAY NIGHT

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?