Music

UK TV: PLAN B PERFORMS ON LATER WITH JOOLS HOLLAND

When I first heard Plan B sing on Tonight With Jonathan Ross I was stunned. I thought he was a rapper.  Plan B, old misery guts rapper from East London,  when did he become a “soul” singer??? Anyway the rapper, “singer” and actor’s latest album The Defamation Of Strickland Banks has shot straight to number 1 in the UK album chart. If your face fits and you add a bit of an old skool soul vibe in to the mix you’re always  []

UK MUSIC NEWS: TINCHY STRYDER AND TINIE TEMPAH TO FEATURE ON P.DIDDY REMIX ‘HELLO GOOD MORNING’

This week Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs expressed a sudden love and adoration for the UK music scene (Grime music) and let the entire world know via Twitter.  As well as announcing that he will be working with UK rapper Skepta on the remix to Hello Good Morning, he has now also invited on board Tinchy Stryder and Tinie Tempa. Diddy sat down with journalist Hattie Collins and discussed the up and coming collaborations. Via Hattie Collins Blog “I think Tinie is doing something for us but not on the grime mix. He’s on one of []

VIDEO: CIARA FT LUDACRIS – RIDE

Ciara is back with the new single Ride, and seems to have gone back to being the old Ciara musically. more about “ciara“, posted with vodpod I really like Ride. I love the production and okay we all know that Ci Ci is no Whitney Houston (circa 1985-1999) vocally, but it still gets a thumbs up from me, and I think she has a hit on her hands. The video –  The stylist who encouraged her to put on that swim suit []

PRODUCER SOLAR SPEAKS OUT OVER LETTER BACKLASH

AllHiphop.com reports that producer Solar has addressed the mounting speculation over the controversial / suspect letter (Click HERE to read) that was sent out this morning along with a press release, which announced the death of the legendary rapper Guru (real name Keith Elam). Guru lost his long fight against cancer yesterday (April 19th). Solar tweeted, “Guru made this statement from his own mouth and anybody saying different is insane with Hate!” It was totally inappropriate of him to issue a letter []

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 []

UK MUSIC: GIGGS – ‘LOOK WHAT THE CAT DRAGGED IN’

Check out rapper Gigg’s latest offering Look What The Cat Dragged In. “I’m a breast man but I rate arses” “Diabetes fiening the chocolate” “I done it bare back I take chances” I’ve said it before and I will say it again Giggs is a lyrical BEAST I tells ya! UK STAND UP!!! The video – You can tell that Giggs has gone up in the world and now signed to a label.  It looks as if at least a grand was []

UK MUSIC NEWS: SKEPTA SET TO COLLABORATE WITH P.DIDDY

Sean “Diddy” Combs has developed a sudden interest in the UK music scene. He posted on Twitter several days ago that he had just signed his first UK rapper, something he says  he’s wanted to do his “whole life”. Yeah whatever Combs! But nobody seems to know who the “lucky” rapper is yet. And this morning Diddy made a point of letting the world know just how much he loves Grime music (The Grime ship sailed off in to the mist about 4 years ago Diddy), and []

ESQUIRE MAGAZINE UK (MAY 2010): THE JAY-Z NAUSEATING LOVEFEST CONTINUES

[Thanks Mikey] Jay-Z is featured in the May 2010 issue of Esquire Magazine UK – “Jay-Z  Why He’s  The CEO Of Cool”, and TV/radio personality Jonathan Ross has written an article about the rapper. The British mainstream media’s obsession with Jay is just nauseating! You have BBC Radio personality Jo Whiley who I always associate with the Indie Rock scene,  fawning, cooing and wetting herself over Jay and now Jonathan’s his biggest fan. To some Jay-Z is now the acceptable face of []

UK NEWS: TINCHY STRYDER SET TO JOIN RIHANNA ON TOUR?

Photograph via The Lala Report It’s been reported that UK rapper Tinchy Stryder has been invited to join singer Rihanna on tour. Click HERE to read more…. It looks like flogging those now infamous “Star In The Hood” t-shirts to Rihanna might have worked wonders for old Stryder. Congrats!