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UK MUSIC NEWS: TINCHY STYDER GIVEN PUBLISHING DEAL TO SOURCE NEW TALENT

According to Digital Spy, Tinchy Stryder has been given a publishing deal to source new talent by record executives. The Number One singer’s first signings are producers Dirty Danger and Nathan Retro. Stryder, whose real name is Kwasi Danquah, said: “My music comes first but discovering new talent is really important to me and something I can see myself getting more into. “I can definitely see myself as the next Simon Cowell.” Stryder’s new album Catch 22 is released on August 17. []

UK EVENT: LLOYD BANKS @ THE INDIGO2

G-Unit “soldier” Lloyd Banks is scheduled to perform at the IndigO2 this coming Friday (July 17th. UK support acts also performing on the night: Bashy, Sway, Wretch 32 and other surprise guests. Rumour also has it that the “great man” 50 Cent may put in an appearance and bless the audience with his lyrical prowess…………………… A friend of mine told me yesterday that a member from Lloyd’s street team offered her boyfriend a free ticket for Friday’s show worth £25.00. When did []

DAMON DASH SET TO WRITE TELL-ALL BOOK?

Rumour has it that Damon Dash is planning on writing a tell-all book. Bruk Pocket will sit down, open his lap tap, and then employ a reasonably priced ghost writer to rehash the past. The good old day’s with a young and hungry rapper called Jay-Z, the rise and fall of the Roc-A-Fella empire, the times when he publicly belittled people, and his own demise in to obscurity. This should be a very entertaining read!

UK NEWS: IDRIS ELBA UPSETS RAP DUO SAS EUROGANG

Idris Elba   SAS Eurogang Actor Idris Elba had less than complimentary things to say about UK rap duo SAS Eurogang aka Mega and Mayhem, when asked about his thoughts on the UK music scene. Check out Idris’ remark and Mega/Mayhem’s response…. Via Twitter I SWEAR, NEXT GUY TO JUMP OUT AT US THAT AINT COMPLIMENTARY WE SPASSING THE F**K OUT, I’M F**KING PISSED OFF!!!20 minutes ago from TweetDeck IDRIS ELBA NEEDS TO HOLLA AT US TO GHOSTWRITE THAT AUTO TUNE PIECE OF SHIT ALBUM []

UK MUSIC: SKEPTA FT JME – ‘DISGUISE’

First let me thank Speakz over at Pinboard Blog for bringing this track to my attention. All I am prepared to say at this time is… Tranvestites and Transformers theme tune. SMH. Absolutely hilarious! Your thoughts please. Hit or miss?

PIC OF THE DAY: T-PAIN DEFENDS HIS ‘BIG ASS CHAIN’

Singer T-Pain posted photographs of his RIDICULOUS new chain last night on Twitter, and then defended his latest acquisition by telling the “haters”… Let’s celebrate the fact a black man can have things like this and still care for 3 kids and wife in a $6 million house with 32 cars. Oldest child 5 and already got 4 million in her own account. I don’t do dumb sh*t like this till I know the fams good. so don’t judge me from what []

NEW MUSIC: JAY-Z – DEATH OF AUTOTUNE (RADIO RIP)

Everybody seems to be talking about Jay’s latest offering ‘Death Of AutoTune’ on Twitter. I just listened to the track and I like it. The old man has impressed me. Lines like, “Boys jeans too tight/colours too bright/voice too light…” put a huge smile on my face. LISTEN Via Nahright Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

UK NEWS: THE METRO FEATURES EDITOR RESPONDS TO BASHY CRITICISM / THREATENS TO BAN INTERVIEWS WITH ‘MINORITY SUBJECTS’

I reported earlier on that a journalist working for The Metro newspaper faced a wave of criticism today, after he asked UK rapper Bashy if he thought “music was a way out for young black people now, like boxing used to be”, during an interview. Since then the newspaper has received a wave of complaint emails and reader Susan Younis has kindly forwarded me the response email she received from The Metro’s Feature Editor Kieran Meeke. Hi Susan Thank you for your letter and my apologies that you found the question []

UK MUSIC: MZ BRATT – ‘WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?’

This is the official video for Mz Bratt’s debut single ‘Who Do You Think You Are’. The video has a number of featured cameo’s, but as most of you already know, I don’t really pay that much attention to what goes on within the world of UK ‘urban’ entertainment, so I only recognise one or two faces… and Mz Bratt. (lol) I actually like this track. I think it’s really catchy, and something that I would play in the summer while sitting []