Music

RANDOM: SINGER CRAIG DAVID UNVEILED A UN GOODWILL AMBASSADOR

The United Nations has announced that singer Craig David is to become their new Goodwill Ambassador. The singer will be lending his support to the global fight against the spread of tuberculosis – and appeared at UN HQ in New York yesterday to make his appointment public. He  said, “Music is a universal language. I believe that through people’s love of music we can increase knowledge and understanding and support people affected by TB. “I hope that people who feel inspired by []

UK MUSIC: MIKEL AMEEN – TAG TAG 2 BANG BANG

Mikel Ameen is related to actor Aml Ameen, I think he might be his younger brother. Anyway Mikel, like so many others out there these days, is an aspiring rapper and recently dropped the track Tag Tag 2 Bang  Bang. Check out the video below. I thought we had moved on from the old tired council estate back drops in videos? And who is that guy standing next to him/trailing behind him? Why is he there? What is his purpose? The video gets a thumbs down from []

AKON DENIED VISA AND ISSUES AN APOLOGY TO SRI LANKAN BUDDHISTS

After featuring bikini clad women in his latest video, which also features them dancing in front of the Buddha statue, R&B star Akon has now issued an apology to the Sri Lankan people, and has also had Visa application denied. Read the statement below. “I was not aware that the statue was even on the set of the video until now. I would never set out to offend or desecrate anyone’s religion or religious beliefs. “I myself am a spiritual man, so I can understand why they are offended, but []

MR HUDSON WANTS TO TALK TO YOU!

Thanks to Nokia E72 fans will be able to have a chat with singer/producer Mr Hudson via Twitter on Thursday April 1st from 12pm to 1pm. To ask Mr Hudson a question on Twitter please tweet the question(s) to @nokia_UK(http://twitter.com/nokia_UK)- and then you can read all his tweets in response to the questions in real time on the day You can also follow his conversation/tweets via this hash tag: #NokiaE72InAction

AKON SPARKS RIOTS IN SRI LANKA

Via Digital Spy Sri Lankans outraged by Akon’s ‘desecration’ of a statue of the Buddah have protested against his upcoming concert in Colombo. The R&B singer has come under fire from locals who have taken offence to his video for ‘Sexy Chick’, which features groups of near-naked women dancing at a pool party in front a Buddah statue. Sri Lanka’s Sinhalese ethnic majority are mainly Buddhists. According to Billboard, around 200 Sri Lankans protested by throwing stones at the head office of []

UK NEWS: PETE DOHERTY ON DRUGS SUPPLY CHARGE

Via Digital Spy Pete Doherty was reportedly arrested last week on suspicion of supplying a controlled drug. The singer-songwriter was one of four people questioned on Friday in the matter relating to the death of heiress Robin Whitehead, BBC News reports. Doherty was bailed to return in April. Whitehead, who recently made a film about Doherty’s band The Libertines titled The Road To Albion, died of a suspected drug overdose in January. Continue Reading Mark my words Doherty here will ONCE AGAIN evade punishment. It’s []

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]

VIDEO: ROBIN THICKE FT ESTELLE – ROLLACOASTA

Robin Thicke teams up with rapper/singer Estelle on his new single ‘Rollacoasta’. I thought I would hate this track. “An Estelle and Robin Thicke duet? It’s bound to be dire’”. But ‘Rollacoasta’ is catchy and a grower. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

TY ‘EMOTIONS’ SINGLE OUT NOW / ‘SOMETHING BIG’ MIXTAPE

To celebrate the official release of “Emotions” featuring Sarina Leah and Shaun Escoffery, the debut single from UK hip hop legend Ty’s forthcoming album “Special Kind of Fool” on BBE, DJ Bounce has put together the “Something Big! Mixtape”, featuring a diverse range of friends and collaborators from all over the world. “Emotions” is an uplifting bubbler featuring Ty’s trademark candor and inimitable flow, an infectious dance floor music track, with depth. Featuring remixes from heavyweight producers Daz-I-Kue, Waajeed, Dego (4Hero) and []