Music

UK EVENT: JAY-Z TO PERFORM AT THE ROUNDHOUSE

This news has made my day. This is going to be the best September EVER!!! First Jay’s highly anticipated album Blue Print 3 drops on September 11th (US), September 14th (UK), then there’s the benefit concert at Madison Square Garden, and now news has just filtered through that the great man is about to bless London Town on September 17th. Via Pinboard Blog Jay-Z will be playing the Roundhouse in Camden Town on September 17th 2009. Tickets go on sale this Friday ( September 4th). Click []

JAY-Z APPEARS ON BILL MAHER

              Jay-Z sat down with Bill Maher several nights ago and talked about Hip Hop, ‘rap beef’ and his music. So basically said nothing that I haven’t heard come out of his mouth before. Then a FAWNING Maher presents Jay with a thick hardcover book (as thick as the Bible), of every lyric to every song he’s ever released. How unbelievably EXTRA! I feel sorry for the intern who was lumbered with the job of having to compile  the lyrics to each []

SINGER/SONGWRITER THE DREAM NOW THE NEW EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF ISLAND/DEF JAM RECORDS

The Dream with fiancee Christina Milian Singer/song writer The Dream ( Terius Nash) has announced via his Twitter page that he is to become the new Executive Vice President of Island/Def Jam Records. Yes its true, labels are just giving executive positions to any and everybody now. Check out The Dream’s announcement via Twitter I wanna Thank everyone at Island Records/Def Jam for their faith in me and making me Executive Vice President of Island Records. Thank you to my team. my manager Mark Stewart & my attorney Aaron Rosenberg for getting []

2009 MOBO AWARDS NOMINATIONS LIST

While my fellow bloggers/journalists sipped champagne and wolfed down West Indian cuisine at the MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Awards nominations launch party, held this year at London’s Mayfair Hotel, I was lying in the dentist’s chair having a tooth extracted! Sad I know! (LOL) Check out this years 2009 MOBO Awards nominations list. BEST UK ACT Alesha Dixon Bashy Beverley Knight Chipmunk Dizzee Rascal DJ Ironik Donae’o Mr. Hudson N-Dubz Tinchy Stryder BEST UK NEWCOMER Alexandra Burke Jade Ewen JLS Laura []

UK NEWS: EUROVISION STAR JADE EWEN BEING COURTED BY USHER AND CHIPMUNK

This gave me a good belly laugh today! In fact I’m still laughing! According to The Daily Mirror…. Brit babe Jade Ewen is in hot demand. First R&B star Usher was begging for a date when she was in LA this month. Yesterday, she went out in London with Brit rapper Chipmunk. Below Jade talks to an over eager Manny Norte about her encounter with Usher. Via Jump Off TV Last week Jade was conveniently photographed with the skinny one from boy band JLS []

ALEXANDRA BURKE PRAISES BEYONCE… AGAIN…

X-Factor winner Alexandra Burke told BBC Radio 1 host Chris Moyles today that superstar Beyonce has been very supportive of her career. Alexandra dueted with Beyonce during the X-Factor finals last year and still gushes like a love sick school girl whenever Bey’s name is mentioned. She told Moyles…. I’ve definitely stayed in touch with her. She’s an absolutely wonderful woman, just a normal person. When she came in to the studio to visit me and listen to my songs, that for me was []

UK NEWS: MAYOR BORIS JOHNSON VISITS SOUTHSIDE RADIO

Via RWDMAG.COM Boris looks really uncomfortable/awkward  in this photograph…. London Mayor Boris Johnson pretended to care for a day, and took time out of his busy schedule to visit community radio station Southside Radio. Southside Radio is a project run in South East London by young people for young people. For the last five summers the station, based in Waterloo, has run a full time radio operation throughout August. Continue Reading….. ………………………………………………………………………………….. This is a really positive step forward. Well done to those involved who []