Politics

THE BREAKFAST CLUB INTERVIEWS DJ DRAMA ( DJ ENVY, TANTRUMS AND RADIO STATION POLITRICKS)

Yesterday The Breakfast Club interviewed the really appealing DJ Drama (lovers of rap music will know who this man is), and during the interview things got a little awkward. Host DJ Envy who was unusually quiet for most of the interview suddenly felt the need to get something off his chest…. The problem stems from a past agreement that involved The Breakfast Club and Drama producing a Gangsta Grillz mixtape together, after DJ Envy left bitter rival station Hot 97. Drama later backed out of []

UK RADIO NEWS: DJ 279 TALKS TO ‘THE BRITISH BLACK LIST’ ABOUT CHOICE FM AXING / MY THOUGHTS

Last week DJ 279 (also known as Numbers) officially announced that he had been “let go” by Choice FM (Click Here to read if you missed it). On Saturday night his replacement (rival/nemesis) Tim Westwood  “blasted off” with his first ever Hip Hop/Rap show on Choice FM. In response to his axing DJ 279 spoke exclusively to The British Black List . I took a couple phone calls (on September 14) and people were like ‘Westwood’s gonna be joining Choice…”. Numbers received []

FORMER PRIME MINISTER MARGARET THATCHER DIES

The BBC reports that former prime minister Baroness Thatcher has died. She was 87 years old. Her spokesman Lord Bell issued the following statement: “It is with great sadness that Mark and Carol Thatcher announced that their mother Baroness Thatcher died peacefully following a stroke this morning.” Thatcher was Conservative prime minister from 1979 to 1990. She was the first woman to hold the post. I have always found her strangely fascinating. She was as hard as nails. I look forward to watching the up []

JAMAICAN FILM: ‘BETTER MUS COME’ (TRAILER)

Three years in the making, Better Mus’ Come brilliantly captures the deep rooted conflict at the heart of Jamaican politics as seen in violent images in news reports and recent explosive political headlines all over the world in the international manhunt for alleged Jamaican “Don”, Christopher “Dudus” Coke, leaving over 79 civilians dead and a government-mandated State of Emergency in its aftermath. In a timely and provocative production, Better Mus’ Come traces the origins of the use of street gangs by political []

US CONGRESSWOMAN SHOT IN ARIZONA

  Via BBC News A US congresswoman has been shot in the head and five other people have been killed by a gunman in Arizona. Democratic Representative Gabrielle Giffords, 40, was shot at close range during a public meeting in Tucson. She is in a critical condition, but the doctor treating her said he was “very optimistic about her recovery”. The dead included a nine-year-old girl and a federal judge. President Barack Obama said the shooting was a “tragedy for our entire []

WYCLEF JEAN ANNOUNCES HE’S RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT OF HAITI

Actor Sean Penn questions Wyclef’s motives and accused the star of being a “non-presence” during relief efforts, adding “I want to see someone who is really, really willing to sacrifice for their country and not just someone who I personally saw with a vulgar entourage of vehicles that demonstrated a wealth in Haiti that – in context, I felt a very obscene demonstration,” In response Wyclef said,  “I just want Sean Penn to fully understand I am a Haitian, born in Haiti []

WYCLEF JEAN TO STAND AS HAITI’S NEXT PRESIDENT

Former Fugees star Wyclef Jean is expected to announce that he will stand as president of Haiti on Thursday (tomorrow). ……………………………………………. I know that Wyclef is desperate to help his homeland but what does he know about politics?

JAMAICAN POLICE ARREST SUSPECTED ‘DRUG LORD’ CHRISTOPHER ‘DUDUS’ COKE

Via BBC News Jamaican police say they have arrested suspected drug lord Christopher “Dudus” Coke on the outskirts of Kingston. He was detained at a roadblock on Tuesday accompanied by Rev Al Miller, a preacher who said Mr Coke was going to the US embassy to hand himself in. The government wants to extradite him to face US drug and gun trafficking charges. His case has shed light on the links between politicians and gangs. Attempts to capture him in May led []