Legend

ALBUM REVIEW: PRINCE – 20TEN

Well… I listened to Prince’s highly anticipated new album 20TEN yesterday…. The tracks sound like they were recorded back in 1985, rejected and then left to gather dust in a vault. Fast forward 25 years later and Prince one day decides to unlock the vault, dusts off each track, changes the lyrics to suit the times and there you have it folks – 20TEN!!! Perhaps Prince’s intention was to take us back to the old days with these new tracks, but the []

SINGER & ACTRESS LENA HORNE DIES AGE 92

Via BBC News Legendary singer and actress Lena Horne has died in New York at the age of 92. Renowned for her beauty and sultry voice, Ms Horne battled racism to become Hollywood’s first black sex symbol. Continue Reading…. Rest In Peace Lena Horne.

HIP HOP LEGEND GURU DIES

It’s been reported on DJ Premier’s Blog that Hip Hop legend Guru (real name Keith Elam and best known as front man for GangStarr) died yesterday (April 19th) after a long battle fighting cancer. Guru allegedly wrote this letter to fans while in hospital battling his illness. Via BallerStatus.com I, Guru, am writing this letter to my fans, friends and loved ones around the world. I have had a long battle with cancer and have succumbed to the disease. I have suffered with this illness for over a []

HIP HOP LEGEND GURU IN COMA AFTER SUFFERING A HEART ATTACK

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.

SINGER TEDDY PENDERGRASS DIES

Legendary R&B singer Teddy Pendergrass has died. The singer’s son, Teddy Pendergrass II, said his father died at a hospital in suburban Philadelphia. Pendergrass underwent colon cancer surgery eight months ago and had “a difficult recovery,” his son added. Rest In Peace Teddy Pendergrass.

NEW ALBUM: RAKIM – ‘SEVENTH SEAL’

The ‘God MC’ Rakim will finally release his long-awaited new album Seventh Seal on the 23rd November. Guest artists featured on the album include Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, Maino, Styles P, and Rakim’s daughter Destiny Griffin.  I listened to the album last night and Rakim is still a master lyricist.  In my humble opinion that will NEVER change.  When I hear him rap it takes me back to a time when only the skilled and talented ruled the world of Hip Hop. Awww…those were the days….. The Seventh Seal is a good album and Rakim’s die hard []

MUSIC: MICHAEL JACKSON – ‘THIS IS IT’

Source This Is It is an unreleased track from Michael Jackson’s back catalogue and it sounds…… OK…. It’s definitely not his best work which probably explains why it remained locked in a vault while he was alive. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN  This morning GMTV made a big deal out of the single’s release by arranging for  beefy security staff to deliver the CD safely in to the studio. I laughed out loud. The single more than likely leaked on the Internet long before GMTV got their hands on it. Anyway your thoughts []

NEW MUSIC: RAKIM – ‘WALK THESE STREETS’

Walk These Streets is taken from Rakim’s long-awaited/highly anticipated new album Seventh Seal which will be released on the 16th November. I love Walk These Streets but could have done without hearing other rappers on the track. I just want to hear Rakim! LISTEN TO WALK THESE STREETS [Thanks Cookie] The man still looks good enough to eat… Anyway your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?