Music

A-LIST JAMAICAN ARTISTS JOIN HAITI BENEFIT EFFORT – SPECIAL SIMULCAST SET FOR TUESDAY FEBRUARY 23RD

LISTEN 2 THE CALL is a project produced by Handel Tucker which involves over 30 of Jamaica’s top artistes and musicians in an unprecedented collaboration as a show of solidarity with the people of Haiti and around the world who are in need. Link to the YouTube promo here Among the artistes who have given their bond to work on this Hear The Calling project are Toots Hibbert, Jimmy Cliff, Marcia Griffiths, Beres Hammond, Sly & Robbie, Dean Fraser, Harry T, Damian []

UK MUSIC: BASHY FT LOICK – WHEN THE SKY FALLS

When The Sky Falls is taken from the Shank film soundtrack (it’s the theme song), and also stars rapper Bashy. When The Sky Falls is no Kidulthood to Adulthood, which as far as I am concerned is Bashy’s best track to date! But the youngsters will probably like it. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

WE ARE THE WORLD 25 FOR HAITI – OFFICIAL VIDEO

I know that ‘We Are The World’ has been re-recorded to help raise money for Haiti relief , (oh and let’s not forget, to celebrate it’s 25th anniversary) but some things are best left alone. The original track should never have been touched. Lil Wayne and T-Pain “sing” their parts using autotune *HUGE SIGH* The rap towards the end – This should have been scrapped. It just sounds so out of place. Wyclef – I’m sorry but he sounds awful! The video looks like it []

SINGER ALEXANDRA BURKE ‘HEARTBROKEN’ AFTER HAITI VISIT

I originally posted news of Alexandra’s impending trip to Haiti on February 8th. That was a quick visit…. Via Digital Spy Alexandra Burke has said that she is ‘heartbroken’ after visiting Haiti to see the devastation caused by the country’s recent earthquake disaster. The X Factor winner flew out to Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince earlier this week in a bid to raise further awareness of the struggles faced by the country. During her visit, Burke met ‘miracle boy’ Kiki Joachin, 7, who was []

TONI BRAXTON GETS HER OWN “REALITY” SHOW

Songstress Toni Braxton will appear in her own “reality” TV show. Braxton Family Values will debut on Bravo later on this year in the US. Singer Faith Evans will also appear in her own “reality” show this year. Click here to read all about it. Has it really come this ladies??? I love you both but the days of “reality” show vehicles reigniting careers has long since past.

RAPPER/ACTRESS EVE ACCUSED OF ASSISTING FORMER BOYFRIEND IN MONEY LAUNDERING SCHEME

Well.. this doesn’t sound good… Via XXLmag Rapper/actress Eve has been fingered in a massive money-laundering scheme, involving her on-again, off-again boyfriend, Teodorin Nguema Obiang. According to ABC News, Obaing—who is the son of President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea—is being accused of laundering millions of illegal funds in shell companies in the U.S. Continue Reading…. Good luck Eve!

UK NEWS: ALEXANDRA BURKE SAYS SHE BEGGED FOR HAITI VISIT

I hope this isn’t just a ‘PR move’ because Alex’s music career seems to have stalled of late… I wonder if she’s fronting a documentary….. Do you know what? I need to stop being so cynical!  Via Digital Spy The singer is to visit the troubled country this week after recently taking part in Simon Cowell’s Haiti charity single. Speaking to the News of the World, Burke explained: “For me, singing two lines on a single doesn’t mean I have really helped. I wanted to []

FORMER MILLI VANILLI STAR SAYS ‘FAKERS’ DOMINATE THE INDUSTRY

Via Digital Spy Fabrice Morvan, one half of the duo who sparked outrage in 1990 when it emerged that they had used session vocalists to sing their tracks, insisted that modern acts are similarly fraudulent with their music. The star pointed to lip-synching during live concerts and studio technology such as vocal auto-tuners as examples to back up his point. He told USA Today: “It’s not about being authentic anymore, it’s about [being] entertaining.” Milli Vanilli were forced to return the Grammy []