Music

KRS-ONE PLANS NEW ‘HIP HOP RELIGION’

Via Allhiphop.com Rap pioneer KRS-One has bigger plans for Hip-Hop as he’s announced that he will soon release The Gospel of Hip Hop: The First Instrument, a 600-page book that examines the spirituality of the culture. The Boogie Down Production’s “Teacha” said his new spiritual book will help form a new Hip-Hop religion on earth. “It explores the spirituality of Hip-Hop, the divinity of Hip-Hop. I’m suggesting that in 100 years, this book will be a new religion on the earth,” KRS-One []

NEW MUSIC: CHARLEY UCHEA – I WANT MORE

Former Big Brother contestant Charley Uchea has decided to pursue a career in music. The South East London based “socialite” and possibly the UK’s answer to Alicia Keys, jumped in to the recording booth and laid down her vocals on top of an electro pop/dance beat. Listen to ‘I Want More’ below… Via Social Writers Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

UK NEWS: CHANGES SET TO TAKE PLACE AT BBC RADIO 1 AND 1XTRA

Big changes afoot over at Radio BBC 1 folks! As part of the changes announced yesterday (August 10th)…….. Via The Guardian Tim Westwood is to host the weekday drivetime show on the BBC’s digital radio station 1Xtra. Westwood, who already hosts hip-hop shows on Radio 1 and 1Xtra, will present the 4pm to 7pm weekday show from 28 September. He will continue hosting his Saturday night Radio 1 show and is the digital station’s highest-profile presenter yet. Westwood joined Radio 1 in []

UK MUSIC: BASHY FT H-BOOGIE – ‘YOUR WISH IS MY COMMAND

When I first heard this track on the comedy extravaganza that is Kojo’s Comedy Fun House, I didn’t think much of it. The live performance sounded chaotic. But ‘Your Wish Is My Command’ isn’t actually that bad. As for the video, well it reminds me of Snoop’s video for ‘Sexual Eruption’. Only Snoop could pull off a video of this nature. He has charisma something Bashy lacks at this point in time. And for those who don’t know H-Boogie is singer/rapper Estelle’s []

UK NEWS: JANET JACKSON TO PERFORM AT THE MOBO AWARDS

[Thanks Ronke] New Magazine has reported that Janet Jackson will perform at the 2009 MOBO Awards ceremony, set to take place in Glasgow on September 30th. The event organisers also plan on paying tribute to Janet’s late brother Michael Jackson. Janet is a music icon in her own right and a previous MOBO presenter. We loved her past involvement with the show and MOBO will continue to support her music and champion her career. ” Michael Jackson was a key catalyst and influence on the []

UK MUSIC NEWS: SINGER TAIO CRUZ SAYS ‘I MAY NEVER PUT BLACK GIRLS IN MY VIDEO’

[Thanks Shach] Last year I dedicated a post to UK singer Tiao Cruz, and asked him why he refused to feature black women in his videos. Where is the balance? Well our resident ‘equal opportunity’ employer has now finally addressed the issue….. Via Filing The Void “I like to put girls in my video that I think are hot. If a really hot black girl came to a casting, she’d be in my video. I think that people even focusing on the race issue in my videos is a problem. []