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UK MUSIC NEWS: SINGER JAMELIA SIGNS NEW RECORD

Jamelia who left former label EMI back in 2007 has signed a new record deal. The over-excited /emotional singer signed the deal live on UStream in front of her management team and two children. Jamelia gushed that it was a very exciting day for her, a day that she wanted to share with her fans. She then added, “Obviously this is really exciting for me. Let the games begin!” ………………………………………………………………….. That all sounded a bit over the top.  But I wish Jamelia the best of luck. She’s going []

VIDEO: RICK ROSS FT STYLES P – B.M.F

First let me say I HATE myself for liking Rick Ross’ new single B.M.F… but I’m sorry I just do! LOL! Officer Ricky is back with his lyrical fake foolishness but I like the production. I thought 50 Cent had destroyed Rick’s career but the former prison officer is still going, doing his thing (I’m actually impressed). And nobody seems to be checking for old Fiddy these days. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss? Also check out footage from Rick’s album release []

VIDEO: NAS AND DAMIAN MARLEY PERFORM IN LONDON

Nas and Damain Marley performed together at The Hammersmith Apollo on Tuesday night and from what I hear blew the audience away. The show was apparently that good! Britain’s most famous waste woman, Amy Winehouse could be seen (and was photographed) at the side of the stage acting and looking like a cracked out fool. But anyway the less said about her the better. Check out the performance below. [Thanks Pinboard Blog]

UK MUSIC NEWS: DIZZEE RASCAL AND CORRINE BAILEY RAE LEAD MERCURY NOMINEES

For those who care…. it’s Mercury Prize time again folks! Singer Corrine Bailey Rae and Dizzie Rascal have both received Mercury Prize nominations, alongside “Modfather’ Paul Weller (he seems so up himself) and Biffy Cyflo (who?). Last year Speech Debelle took home the Mercury Prize and then promptly disappeared after THIS embarrassing incident. *Note: A Mercury win is supposed to boost sales and the artist’s profile. But that didn’t happen in Speech’s case. * Then she later quit her label blaming them for her poor album sales. According to Digital Spy, to date her winning []

UK NEWS: N-DUBZ STAR HOME BURGLED AFTER IT APPEARS ON TV

N-Dubz singer Tulisa Contostavlos’ has had her £550,000 home burgled days after it featured in the group’s Channel 4 documentary Being.. N-Dubz. Continue Reading….. I watched last weeks episode, and it did cross my mind that Tulisa might be asking for trouble allowing them to film the outside/inside of her new home.  But then again they did not show the street name or name the location. It wouldn’t surprise me if the thieves responsible are acquaintances.

UK MUSIC: DOOM MAN – ‘DON’T TALK TO ME’

 28 year old rapper Doom Man will officially release his new single Don’t Talk To Me in August from his own label Onslaught Recordings. Don’t Talk To Me is supposed to be a party track but it just sounds dull and uninspiring. The production is weak and the lyrics.. well same old same old. But I guess this track is geared towards a younger audience (the 90s babies), so they will probably think it’s the best things since sliced bread. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

UK EVENT: MOBO TOUR TO HIT SIX CITIES IN OCTOBER

The MOBO Tour is set to hit six of the UK’s hottest cities in October. The tour will be headlined by DJ and Boy Better Know frontman, Skepta. The chart-topping emcee will take to the stage alongside a host of fresh, new “URBAN” talent. Mobo founder, Kanya King said: “MOBO is proud to be partnering with PRS for Music Foundation, Arts Council England and Urban Development to present this tour which champions emerging talent. It is difficult for rising stars to find []