London

VIDEO: DIDDY – DIRTY MONEY LISTENING PARTY (LONDON)

Last night London went in to an absolute “frenzy” because  Diddy-Dirty Money were in town to launch their new album Last Train To Paris, released in America in late 2010. The album will drop here in the UK on the 24 January, but lets face it most people on this side of the pond (who are fans) have probably already listened to the album. Anyway Sumit from The Hip Hop Chronicle UK attended the listening party last night where Diddy later brought on stage the crème de la []

UK NEWS: NICKI MINAJ SET TO APPEAR AT LONDON / WATFORD NIGHT SPOTS

Ok London! 2moro nite I'm @ OCEANA (18 & up) then RUNWAY (21 & up). Yep! All in the same nite. fri&sat itinerary cmng soon! Cheers! 😉 — Anaconda (@NICKIMINAJ) January 19, 2011 Rapper Nicki Minaj is here in London and as you can imagine a tidal wave of excitement has gripped the entire nation. Anyway Nicki tweeted today that she will be at the Oceana nightclub (in Watford) tomorrow night and will then move on to Runway.  I can hear her “UK []

UK NEWS: MAN WHO ATTACKED RAPPER PROFESSOR GREEN JAILED EIGHT YEARS FOR STABBING

Via The Daily Mail A nightclub reveller who stabbed a rap star in the neck with a broken bottle was jailed for eight years today. Anthony Jones, 26, savagely attacked chart-topper Professor Green in the trendy Cargo nightclub in Shoreditch, east London. Professor Green – real name Stephen Manderson – fled the venue drenched in blood and clutching a 15cm wound next on his neck – where he has a distinctive tattoo of the word ‘lucky.’ Masters business student Jones, who has []

UK NEWS: MISSING TEENAGER SERENA BEAKHURST FOUND

14-year-old Serena Beakhurst was last seen leaving her home in Tulse Hill, South London and  vanished after catching a bus to attend a beauty course in Tooting on 15 December. Serena is described as being of mixed race, slim, 5ft 3in (160 cm) tall and with shoulder-length hair. She was also seen wearing a black leather jacket with a gold zipper when she was last seen. Anyone with information should call police on 020 8649 3423. …………………………………………………………………………………….. Up until yesterday  (Jan 3rd) []

UK RADIO: MEET THE BLOGGERS DELIGHT CREW

Founded in August 2010 Bloggers Delight is the newest show to be aired through rising radio station Bang 103.6FM (www.bangradio.fm). The show is made up of some of the UK’s up and coming bloggers/personalities  who engage in lively and sometimes explosive debates each week, that we have with our peers and social circles behind closed doors. I highly recommend that you tune in to Bloggers Delight every Wednesday at 6pm (GMT) on Bang 103.6FM and check out the down to earth, honest, []

BLACK LONDON’S FILM HERITAGE – CURATORIAL AND EXHIBITION PROJECT CALLING FOR MATERIALS!

Black London’s Film Heritage has embarked on a search for material about Black London life from pre/post war years to the mid-1990’s for a programme that will be launched in March 2011. The project is inviting submissions from any London Borough archive, film and community organisations or individuals holding film material which depicts an African-Caribbean presence in London. To be considered for inclusion in this project, submissions for previewing will be accepted on all formats, but preferably digital or VHS tape. Films []

MERRY DRIISMAS: IDRIS ELBA SET TO HOST CHRISTMAS EVENT IN LONDON

Come join me & @headshell for DriisMas in London on 18 Dec TIX @ http://bit.ly/driismas — Idris Elba (@idriselba) December 4, 2010 Actor Idris Elba will host the event Merry Driismas and a Dance Off New Year on Saturday 18 December at the Maze Inn, 95 Bramley Road, Oakwood, London, N14 3EY, 11:00pm til 3.00am. Ticket price £25.00. Click HERE to purchase tickets. ……………………………………………….. I predict that this event will go down a storm. I also predict that the event will attract []

UK NEWS: DESTINY’S CHILD STAR MICHELLE WILLIAMS JOINS CHOICE FM BREAKFAST

Choice FM will welcome Destiny Child’s star and Strictly Come Dancing contestant Michelle Williams as the new co-host of its Breakfast Show throughout December. The singer will join Choice Breakfast’s Martin Jay from Wednesday 1st December.  Every weekday morning the duo will wake-up London with the biggest and best urban music and celebrity news and interviews. From Monday 6th December, Choice will be bringing the Stars of Christmas to London where Martin and Michelle will announce a different star everyday at Breakfast.  []

UK HIP HOP: J THE EXODUS – 360 FULL CIRCLE MIXTAPE

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 []