Music

UK MUSIC NEWS: JAY-Z CO-SIGNS X-FACTOR’S CHER LLOYD

MTV UK reports that Jay-Z has given X-Factor contestant Cher Lloyd the thumbs up, for her irritating renditions of his hit singles Hard Knock Life and Empire State Of Mind. Click HERE and HERE watch. According to the website Jay allegedly said, “I was very impressed with her version of Hard Knock Life. It should be a track on her debut album and I would happily add my lyrics to it. I could get myself, Kanye West, Beyoncé and Rihanna all working []

UK EVENT: THE SUGARHILL GANG LIVE @ INDIGO2

In a mammoth celebration of the Christmas season, Ultimate Boogie Nights will play host to three super-acts of their respective musical genres, for one night only at the IndigO2, at the O2 on 17th December 2010.    The Sugarhill Gang are the phenomenal 3-piece rap collective that heralded hip hop and were the first rappers to receive commercial success with their anthemic single ‘Rapper’s Delight’ in 1979.  The band were instrumental in making hip hop music accessible to the masses and their []

UK MUSIC: JESSIE J – DO IT LIKE A DUDE

People have been raving about this lady and her official debut track/video (Do It Like A Dude) all day, so I decided to finally check out new artist Jessie J. The track – When I first watched the video I just thought of Rihanna and Lady Saw. In my opinion Do It Like A Dude isn’t particularly outstanding, it just sounds like your average UK “urban” fare.  But it will probably go on to become Jessie’s first UK number 1 single, and []

UK NEWS: DJ IRONIK ATTACKED AND STABBED

UK artist DJ Ironik (real name James Christian Charters) was attacked and stabbed in the early hours of Saturday morning during an attempted robbery whilst returning to his home in North London. His spokesman said, “he was stabbed in his upper leg, taken to hospital and is currently being treated. He is understandably shaken up by this unprovoked attack.” A friend also tweeted via his Twitter account, “I’m with @DJIronik right now at the hospital.. Yes he has been stabbed.. He is []

BRITISH MUSIC JOURNALIST BECOMES FIRST OFFICIAL UK RESIDENT COLUMNIST FOR XXLMAG.COM

Joseph ‘JP’ Patterson is well-known on the UK underground music scene for his love and passion of grime, UK rap, bassline, dubstep and other bass-orientated music. Having started off as a club night promoter, the 22-year-old has now gone on to become one of the most respected music journalists in the UK music scene. In his short career, Joseph has achieved an impressive amount of accolades for his young age. He currently holds the title of Editor of MTV’s urban blog, The Wrap []

UPDATE: NICKI MINAJ FIRES SEAN ‘P.DIDDY’ COMBS AS HER MUSIC MANAGER

It’s now been announced that the statements below said to be from Young Money / Nicki Minaj are FAKE. But I wonder who is behind these ‘fake’ statements…hmmmmm…. It was announced earlier this year that Sean Combs aka P.Diddy had signed on to manage Nicki Minaj’s career. Then for some reason the story was later denied. Anyway a dissatisfied Nicki has now fired the mogul. Read statements below released today (October 18th) by Young Money and Nicki. Statement from Young Money – Young Money/Cash Money/Universal []

RAPPER T.I ‘HELPS TO STOP SUICIDE ATTEMPT’ – PUBLICITY STUNT???

If reports are to be believed rapper T.I stepped in to help police negotiators trying to talk a man out of jumping to his death from a 22-story building in Atlanta today. via TMZ It all went down earlier this afternoon — when cops responded to a 911 call about a man who was threatening to jump off a building in downtown Atlanta … the same building where Ryan Cameron’s Radio Show on V103 is based. We’re told T.I. heard about the []

UK NEWS: MARK RONSON ADDED TO MOBO AWARDS 2010 LINE UP

It was announced today that producer/DJ Mark Ronson has now been added to the line up for the MOBO Awards 2010. Can somebody please tell me why the annoying, pretentious and over-rated Mark Ronson has been added to the line up? First the MOBO committee ignore the most successful UK “urban” act of 2010 Tinie Tempah and opt instead to draft in US rapper Nelly as the event’s headliner like we’re in the year 2002, and now this.   All I can do is laugh.   *I’ve been told that Nelly’s latest single Just A Dream has been certified platinum Stateside,  but I am having []

UK EVENT: THE MOBO TOUR OCTOBER 2010

Dates: Tuesday 12th October – Norwich Waterfront Thursday 14th October – Birmingham O2 Academy Friday 15th October – Manchester MOHO Live Saturday 16th October – Liverpool O2 Academy Sunday 17th October – Glasgow O2 ABC Tuesday 19th October – London Islington O2 Academy Times: 7pm till late Tickets: £10 regional /£12 London Box office: 0844 811 0051 / www.gigsnadtours.com Tickets: £10 regional /£12 London ABOUT THE MOBO TOUR The MOBO Organisation & Urban Development bring you a line up of the hottest names on the UK []

PIC OF THE DAY: KANYE WEST ‘STYLING AND PROFILING’ IN TOKYO

Kanye West was photographed in Tokyo (Japan) last week. The star attended the screening of his film short Runaway. Kanye also screened the short here in London last week. Every media head seemed to be in attendance accept for, yes you guessed it, moi. Mad News gets no respect folks. 😀 Anyway check out pics of Kanye below. Photographs via Sandra Rose Kanye you really are a fashion victim. The top and the excessive gold chains makes it look as if he has a slight cleavage.