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UK MUSIC NEWS: WILEY SAYS CHIPMUNK AND TINCHY STRYDER HAVE SOLD OUT

Check it out! Some hot UK “beef” to take us in to the new year….. Via Digital Spy Grime star Wiley has claimed that fellow artists including Tinchy Stryder and Chipmunk have abandoned their roots. The rapper, who reached number two with single ‘Wearing My Rolex’ last year, claimed that underground movements in other genres have been more commercially successful without selling out. “If we’d all stayed together we could have seen a bit more power,” he told the Daily Star. “Hip-hop and drum []

BUJU BANTON SET TO APPEAR AT BAIL HEARING IN MIAMI

Oh Buju…… Via AP A bail hearing is scheduled Wednesday morning for the 36-year-old singer, whose real name is Mark Anthony Myrie. Banton and two others allegedly attempted to buy a large amount of cocaine from an undercover law enforcement officer in Sarasota last week. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration was tipped off by a confidential informant. Banton has been in federal custody since Thursday in Miami pending transfer to Tampa, where the case is being prosecuted. He faces a maximum of []

TIMATI FT BUSTA RHYMES & MARIYA – ‘LOVE YOU’

I’m told that Timati is a rapper from Russia and he has teamed up with Busta Rhymes on the track Love You. The track also features singer Mariya.  What can I say about this track? Well….. it’s positive…… As for you Busta…… desperate times…….. desperate times……… Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

PICS: ALICIA KEYS ALBUM LAUNCH (LONDON)

The lovely Alicia Keys played live last night (December 9th) to launch her new album The Element Of Freedom, exclusively with W Hotels and American Express in London. Alicia performed tracks in front of a 700-strong crowd in a unique and intimate setting. The cream of top class British talent that attended last night’s event included, UK Funky House LEGEND Gracious K, rapper Chipmunk, Dizzee Rascal, singer/former I’m A Celebrity contestent Sabrina Washington, singing/dance sensations JLS, The Saturdays and Alesha Dixon. Can you believe it? All that talent in one room! Mad News did []

IDIOT QUOTE OF THE DAY: RIHANNA

” Definitely the high risk guys. I don’t like cream puff, corny guys. Usually they are the nice guys, the ones that won’t hurt you. They’ll pull out the chair for you and the whole nine yards. Everything is perfect and boring. I like the risk, I like the edge. That’s the thrill for me.” (Via Rhymes With Snitch) So what are you saying Rihanna? Are you telling us that you enjoyed it when your former boyfriend Chris Brown gave you two licks and one box []

GEORGE MICHAEL TELLS ELTON JOHN TO ‘SHUT HIS MOUTH’

George Michael is a strange old bird…. Post the whole mens lavatory scandal back in 1997 and subsequently being forced out of the closet, George seems to have become obsessed with smoking illegal substances and cruising for sex on Hampstead Heath.  He also seems to be leading a sad and lonely existence.  But then again he might be happy now. He is just living his life and prehaps there is a sense of relief he doesn’t have to pretend anymore. Anyway in a recent interview with The Guardian, George tells Elton John to ‘shut his mouth’. []

UK MUSIC NEWS: RAPPER GIGGS MAKES BBC SOUND OF 2010 LIST

UK rapper Giggs has made it in to the 2010 BBC Sound of 2010 long list. Click here to view the other fourteen acts that have also made it on to the list. ………………………………………………………………………………… Well this is a surprise! I had no idea that the folks over at BBC towers were feelin Giggs lyricism/ flow like that. And to think MTV Base refused to play his music!  This is a proud day for the ‘mans dem’ who spend their days standing outside Dixie Chicken in Peckham – in fact it’s a proud day for the entire []