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UK NEWS: GRIME DAILY SHOOTING UPDATE: ACCORDING TO THE SUN NEWSPAPER MODEL / PRESENTER WAS TARGET

Yes according to that tabloid rag The Sun model, TV presenter and I quote “TV rap girl” Donatella Panayiotou, 26, was the main target when gunmen walked in to The Grime Daily 1st anniversary party this past weekend and sprayed the place with bullets. Via The Sun A MODEL and TV presenter narrowly cheated death when a machine-gun nut shot three revellers at a rap gig she organised. “It” girl Donatella Panayiotou, 26, was near the DJ booth when the maniac opened fire. Donatella – []

UK EVENT: NAS & DAMIAN MARLEY / DISTANT RELATIVES ALBUM RELEASE SHOW

Queensbridge rapper Nas and reggae artist Damian ‘Junior Gong’ Marley (son of the legendary Bob Marley) have come together on the Distant Relatives project to produce one of the most anticipated albums of 2010. The two musicians will mark this groundbreaking project by performing an exclusive show at the Electric Ballroom in London on the 21st April. Click HERE for more details.

VIDEO: TY ‘EMOTIONS’ VIDEO TEASER CLIP & ALBUM LAUNCH PARTY

Check out a clip from the new video for the new single Emotions (out now on iTunes). Emotions is the first single from Ty’s forthcoming album Special Kind of Fool, set for release on 19th April. Directed and produced by Odyssey Media Collective. ALBUM LAUNCH PARTY Ty “Special Kind Of Fool” (BBE Records) Album Launch Party 9pm – 4am Friday 16th April 2010 @ Plan B, 418 Brixton Road, London SW9 7AY (Brixton Tube) £5 in advance through Ticketweb / 0844-477-1000 / £10 on the []

UK NEWS: MAN GIVEN 20 YEARS FOR MATALAN SHOP MURDER

Via BBC News A 19-year-old man who was found guilty of murdering a Matalan shop manager has been sentenced to life with a minimum 20-year term. Kobina Essel stabbed Jamie Simpson, 33, during a botched robbery in March 2008. Mr Simpson was stabbed in the neck with a 10-inch knife during the hold-up at the store in Hackney, east London. Essel, of Manor Park, east London, was found guilty of the murder by an Old Bailey jury in February. He had denied []

NEW ARTIST: MARIA BENTLEY / UK SOUL JAM EVENT

The brilliant Maria Bentley will be performing live next on March 28th UKSoulJam (details below). FREE DOWNLOADS: Maria has 6 songs up for free download on her reverb nation page – if http://www.reverbnation.com/mariabentley MARIA BENTLEY LIVE – MARCH 28th: Maria Bentley’s next live show is on March 28th on UKSoulJam Easter Special at Jazzcafe, London, UK More info on this gig is on: http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=104419656&blogId=530252378 & also http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=393056920728&index=1 Tickets available from: http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/1F00438B752C2CC9?artistid=977017&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=202 All enquiries: keepthefaithful@gmail.com [CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE]

UK MUSIC: DIVAGEEK – ‘SUNDAY’

Talented songstress Vula and producer Ben Jones have come together to form DivaGeek and have released their first track, ‘Sunday’. As far as I am concerned Vula (who also sings for Basement Jaxx) should be enjoying the same solo success and support that Amy Winehouse, Joss Stone and Duffy (to name a few) have all enjoyed in this country and overseas. Industry executives should have embraced this woman years ago. Vula ain’t no joke! Vula can SING! But we all know how it works in this country…… Anyway check []

UK NEWS: JEALOUS LOVER FLEW 4000 MILES TO STAB ACCOUNTANT TO DEATH AFTER SEEING HER ON FACEBOOK WITH ANOTHER MAN

Via The Mail A jealous lover was jailed for life today for killing his girlfriend after seeing her on Facebook with another man. An Old Bailey jury took only an hour to convict Paul Bristol, 25, of murder on Friday. Today he was ordered to serve at least 22 years. Camille Mathurasingh, 27, died less than two weeks after Bristol saw her with new love Besim Haxhia. Bristol got on a plane and flew 4,000 miles from Trinidad to England to challenge []

UK NEWS: DJ MASTERSTEPZ ANNOUNCES HIS RESIGNATION FROM CHOICE FM

Award nominated DJ, Masterstepz, today announced his resignation from the radio station Choice FM, where has been a long standing and respected resident DJ for over six years.   Whilst being at Choice FM, Masterstepz has had his own weekday show from 7pm-9pm, meeting and interviewing music artists and sportsmen such as Jay-Z, Mary J Blige, Tinchy Styder, Rihanna, Rio Ferdinand, Bashy, David Haye, NeYo, Alicia Keys and Mariah Carey, who personally presented him with a mounted triple platinum disc for her album, []

VIDEO: ESTELLE FT KARDINAL OFFISHALL – ‘FREAK’

Check out the sneak peak footage of Estelle’s up and coming video for her new single Freak, featuring Kardinal Offishall. Freak sounds like a late 80s / early 90s dance track. As for the video… Estelle sporting a black boot polish look, complete with bright red glossy lipstick……….. hmmmmm interesting…….. I’ve never paid much attention too Kardinal Offishall. Is he Canadian?  Anyway, I look forward to watching the video in its entirety.

UK MUSIC NEWS: RAPPER GIGGS CONCERT CANCELLED AFTER POLICE WARNING

Sad, sad news folks…. The Guardian  reports that rapper Giggs’ concert has been cancelled after police warned concert venues of safety concerns. Giggs, from Peckham, London, and recently signed to XL Recordings, was due to play 10 dates starting tomorrow in Birmingham. However, police confirmed that they warned organisers about security concerns after being contacted by the promoters for Giggs’ London date on 4 March at the O2 Islington Academy. Continue Reading…. Well this news doesn’t surprise me. Just think about the type []