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UK MUSIC: GIGGS – WHAT NIGGAS WANT

“Team UK” got down on their knees and rejoiced earlier this year after it was announced that Giggs had been cleared by a jury and released from prison. I have no idea what he was charged with but the Peckham rapper is now back with the single ‘What Niggas Want’. … Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss? Advertisements

UK MUSIC: PW – WINNER

Check out 18-year-old newcomer PW and his single Winner. ……………………………………….. He reminds me of Chipmunk but the single will probably wet the appetites of the 13-16 year old demographic. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

HOT 97 SUSPENDS DJ CIPHA SOUNDS AFTER HIV REMARK ABOUT HAITIAN WOMEN

Hot 97 radio personality Cipha Sounds (real name Luis Diaz) has been suspended after he said live on air, “the reason I’m H.I.V Negative is because I don’t mess with Haitian girls”. Earlier this week, Alexandra Cameron, SVP Market Manager for the station said that Diaz  would not be fired, “he’s a young man who made a mistake, does not have a track record of any malice and we are handling this as an internal matter.” Diaz has also since apologised for []

QUOTE OF THE DAY: CHUCK D

Legendary Public Enemy front man Chuck D who is currently performing in South Africa took to Twitter several hours ago and got some things off his chest. The fakeness of black celebrity is this. They are a sliver away from the poverty and drama of their own family.It's not the blue blood elite — Chuck D (@MrChuckD) December 5, 2010 Trust me Jay Z Beyonce Diddy probably run from their family. Can you imagine them at a cookout?… probably got security and []

UK HIP HOP: J THE EXODUS – 360 FULL CIRCLE MIXTAPE

Talented up and coming rapper J The Exodus (real name Jason Hayles) is  one-third of the  rap collective Midas Touch alongside fellow group members AKS and Phoenix Da Icefire both of whom have enjoyed relative success with their own solo projects earlier this year. J has now branched out on his own and released the new mixtape 360: Full Circle (Free to download), which features fourteen diverse yet distinctive tracks. 360 – Full Circle” (Tracklist & Credits) 01a. Intro (Original: Miles Davis []

UK MUSIC: TINCHY STRYDER, DELVIN, GIGGS, TINIE TEMPAH, PROF GREEN, CHIPMUNK AND EXAMPLE – GAME OVER

Tinchy Stryder’s video for Game Over is here folks, featuring the artists listed above. The track – The 13-21 year old demographic will love it. The video – I can see what the director was trying to do here but it just becomes boring after a while. The problem is there is a lack of charisma here and they fail to command the viewer’s attention. American rappers (even the least talented ones) have always excelled at holding the audience’s attention visually via []

NEW MUSIC: JAH CURE, MAVADO & RICK ROSS – LIKE I SEE IT

Rapper Rick Ross has joined forces with Jamaican reggae artists Jah Cure and Mavado on the new track Like I See It. When I first heard about this collaboration I was far from happy. I have never really liked the outcome when reggae artists mix it up with rap artists – especially when they mix it up with rap mainstream mediocrity like Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Drake to name but a few. I am very protective of my beloved reggae music.   The genre has still managed to preserve it’s purity somewhat and []