Music

NE-YO WANTS TO COLLABORATE WITH CHERYL COLE

Ha ha ha ha ha I LOVE IT! So it’s official! Now EVERY chocolate covered singer/rapper with an American accent wants to work with the “nations sweet-heart”  Cheryl Cole! The BBC reports that crooner Ne-Yo wants to collaborate with the fraud. He said, “We’ve been talking about doing some stuff together. Although nothing has happened so far, Cheryl is definitely on the list.” Of Cole’s chances of success in the US, he said: “She’s gorgeous. She can sing. She can dance. I []

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 []

DRAKE DONATES $25K TO HELP BUILD A LEARNING CENTRE IN JAMAICA

Source The manager of Reggae artist Mavado has revealed that singer/rapper Drake has donated (US) $25,000 (JA$2.15 million) to help Mavado build a Learning Centre in his hometown, Cassava Piece (Kingston).  Click HERE to read more. [Thanks Marvin] This Learning Centre will be a positive thing for the community IF Mavado sticks to the plan and ensures it’s built.  If not then that’s Drake’s $25k gone down the drain or worse .. into somebody elses pockets. Click HERE to also read –  []

UK MUSIC NEWS: JEDWARD STAR SAYS HE MAY NEVER “DANCE” AGAIN

Jedward star Edward Grimes has revealed that doctors have warned him that he may never dance again. The 18-year-old twin tore knee ligaments after falling over during his dreadful performance at the equally dreadful  T4 On The Beach concert,  over the weekend. Grimes told The Daily Record, “In hospital they said I might not be able to dance again and needed surgery. They say it will be okay and I can go on tour, but I might have to go round in []

UK TV: T4 ON THE BEACH 2010 – (HILARIOUS)

I watched T4  On The Beach 2010 today and was appalled. The sound was atrocious (heads will roll tomorrow morning) and some artists need serious vocal training. Check out Chipmunk ft Esmee Denters ( particularly from mark 2.50). Esmee is Justin Timberlake’s protege. Ellie Goulding – Starry Eyed. LOL! (shaking head)

UK EVENT: SMILER PRE-T IN THE PARK SHOWCASE

Publicly praised on-air by US Hip Hop royalty such as Nas, Damien Marley, Big Boi and Kelly Rowland, his track Enza currently the most played track on the 1Xtra B-list and hitting number five in their hip hop charts and number one on Westwood’s Top 6 at 6. The rapper has now been asked to perform at this year’s T in the Park in Glasgow, along side Jay-Z, Eminem, Dizzee Rascal and Chipmunk. For those who aren’t so familiar with South London rapper []

UK EVENT: SPOTLIGHT LDN – FEAT SCORCHER, CHERRI V, KELE LE ROC, PRINCESS NYAH, NATE JAMES, MZ BRATT AND MORE…

Featuring a whole host of great UK talent across Hip Hop, R&B, Funky and Grime including Scorcher, Cherri V, Kele Le Roc, Princess Nyah, Nate James, Mz Bratt and many more, Spotlight LDN is truly an event not to be missed! Rising Tide is one of London’s leading music industry development and youth events organisations. The Hackney-based charity has built a solid reputation supporting the development of some of the hottest new urban music stars from singer/songwriter Kersha Bailey to the country’s []

UK EVENT: URBAN DEVELOPMENT PRESENTS RE:DEFINITION 2010 AND EXCLUSIVE BACKSTAGE PASS COMPETITION

To celebrate Re:Definition 2010, Urban Development’s essential summer showcase, we are offering 5 pairs of exclusive backstage passes to your readers. The show features the likes of Ghetts, Shola Ama, Omar, Crazy Cousinz, NY, Devlin, Maxsta and promises to be a unique musical excursion. A co-production with Urban Development, Theatre Royal Stratford East and The Barbican, Re:Defintion explores East London’s rich past, present and exciting future through the eyes of its homegrown talent. If you would like a piece of the action, all []