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JIM JONES: NEW VICE PRESIDENT OF A&R AT KOCH RECORDS

Rapper Jim Jones is stepping back in to the corporate music world by becoming Vice President of A&R at Koch Records. Jim previously served as President of A&R at Warner Music but was later relieved of his duties due to poor performance. But don’t watch that! My Jim Jim has been given a second chance and this time I know he will flourish in this new role. Jim said in a released statement:   “It feels good to know that the hard work []

NEW MUSIC: 50 CENT – ‘PLAY THIS ON THE RADIO’

Apparently ”Play This On The Radio’ is a ‘diss track’ aimed at Lil Wayne…. (YAWN) Yes ole Fiddy is back at it again, taking shots at his fellow artists, and will drop his forthcoming album ‘Before I Self Destruct’ sometime this year… provided it’s release doesn’t get pushed back to December 2011. Your thoughts please……

JIM JONES CHARGED WITH ASSAULT OVER NE-YO INCIDENT

The rumour that Jim Jones a long with members from his entourage attacked R&B star Ne-Yo and an associate of Jay-Z’s in the Louis Vuitton store on Fifth Avenue (New York City),  spread like wild fire on Christmas Eve.   But I had trouble believing this story. I needed confirmation before posting it on Mad News.  I mean.. brawling inside the exclusive LV store and with Ne-Yo of people. It just sounded so ridiculous and far fetched. But it looks as if there is some truth in this sad pathetic tale…. Via Allhiphop []

MUSIC: STYLES P FT GIGGS – ‘ALL I KNOW IS PAIN’

Rapper Styles P teams up with UK rapper Giggs on this track, although it’s clear that his isn’t an official collaboration…… Anyway I really like ‘All I Know Is Pain’. It’s dark and moody, just how I’ve always liked my Hip Hop/Rap to sound, and I am a  Styles P fan. Your thoughts please…..

UK MUSIC: GHETTS FT GRIMINAL – ‘DON’T PHONE ME’

UK MUSIC: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY Ghetts (formally known as ‘Ghetto’) features on this single a long side Griminal. ‘Don’t Phone Me’ makes me laugh and the sound of Ghetts voice takes some getting used to….. The production isn’t bad…..hmmmmm…. well I’ve heard worse……… I wouldn’t say this is good, and I wouldn’t say it’s bad or ugly. It’s just a funny track that I would describe as being… so so…. The 11 – 16 year old demographic will love this! Your thoughts []

UK NEWS: DIZZEE RASCAL ESCAPES CHARGES

Good news for Dizzee! Rapper Dizzee Rascal (real name Dylan Mills) has escaped charges after he was arrested for becoming embroiled in a road rage incident involving a baseball bat.   Mills was detained earlier this month after chasing another driver with the weapon following an argument in Orpington Kent, England. The 24-year-old returned to Bromley police station in Kent on Tuesday, where he admitted to being guilty of a public order offence and accepted an official caution.  Source Lord knows….it’s gangsta out there []

UK MUSIC: BASHY – ‘I SEE PEOPLE’

I’m not really feeling this. Bashy’s lyrical content here is conscious and thought provoking, but the messy production and the speeded up background vocals (soooo 2004) that you hear throughout only serve as a distraction. Bashy’s new album Bashy.com is out in stores now. Your thoughts please…….

VIDEO: YUNG BERG – ‘OUTERSPACE’

Rapper Yung Berg more or less deaded his own career earlier this year after these offensive remarks…. I’m kinda racist … I don’t like dark butts …. You know how some women prefer light skin men or dark skin men. It’s rare that I do dark butts – that’s what I call dark skinned women … I [don’t date women] darker than me. I love the pool test. If you can jump in the pool exactly like you are and you don’t come out []

VIDEO: DAMON DASH TALKS ABOUT THE FUTURE

In this interview Bruk Pocket talks about what we should all expect from him in the future…. Dame looks mash up and he keeps sniffing. Is that because he has a cold or is there something else going on here? I don’t think his future projects will be as successful as he hopes they will be . Dame rubbed far too many people up the wrong way during his mogul heyday, and he is now paying the price professionally.   But then again…. you never know, he might be able to claw himself back []