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UK MUSIC: SWAY FT AKON – ‘SILVER & GOLD’

UK rapper Sway teams up with Akon on his new single ‘Silver & Gold’, which is about a cold, manipulative, money hungry stripper. I admit ‘Silver & Gold is (kind of) catchy (well the hook is) but it’s strange hearing Sway rap on a track of this nature, and watching him attempt to look suave and sexy in the middle of a nightclub surrounded by attractive women. It’s just strange… it’s just not really him…. This sort of visual scenerio, along with the track’s lyrical content tends to work better when a rapper has []

VIDEO: LADY SOVEREIGN – ‘I GOT YOU DANCING’

Remember the UK’s Lady Sovereign who 2/3 years ago was being touted as the next big thing to come from this side of the pond? She signed to Universal/Def Jam and expectations were high when she dropped her debut album ‘Public Warning’. Then as predicted it all turned sour and she disappeared off the scene. But now she is back with the single ‘I Got You Dancing’, and is set to drop her sophomore album ‘Jigsaw’ soon. I can’t wait…..  Your thoughts please…..

UK “EVENT”: URBAN DJ BATTLE FLOP!

   This is going to be the biggest DJ Battle ever to hit the UK, pitting the worlds best known DJs together in a battle to see who really is the best! £5000 WINNER TAKES ALL!!! The DJs: (USA)DJ Green Lantern – Former official DJ for Eminem (USA)DJ Scratchator – Official DJ for Busta Rhymes & Flipmode (USA)DJ Nonstop – Official DJ for DMX (UK) DJ 279 – Official Choice FM DJ (UK) DJ Dub Plate Mex – Official So Solid DJ (UK)DJ Reggie []

HILARIOUSLY BAD INTERVIEW OF THE DAY: TRUE MAGAZINE INTERVIEWS RICK ROSS

This interview was filmed some months back but still leaves me shaking my head…. Former prison correctional officer turned rapper Rick Ross, speaks to ‘journalist’ Kevin Tate from True Magazine in this cringeworthy interview. This is just embarassing to watch…… Rick ends up schooling Kevin on how to conduct a decent interview and rightly so! Rick annoys me but Kevin doesn’t seem to have a clue! A Rick Ross and a 50 Cent “beef”… where did that come from??? Kevin, a word of advice…. before conducting an interview at least []

2009 GRAMMY AWARDS: LIL WAYNE RECEIVES 8 GRAMMY NOMINATIONS

I’m sorry but does he really deserve those 8 nominations???? Oh but wait! What am I saying? The single ‘Lollypop’ was an absolute classic! And ‘The Carter III’ an absolute masterpiece! It put ‘Ready To Die’ in the shade……. …..When will this sick love affair with Lil Wayne end?????  Click here to view full nominations list.

BET CYPHER (UK EDITION) FT GHETTO, SKEPTA, GIGGS & CHIPMUNK

Sorry I’ve been a bit slow on the updates. It was a slow news day yesterday and the Virgin Media Broadband service is currently experiencing technical difficulties in my area. Anyway I am back online for now, so check out the BET (UK Edition) Cypher featuring Giggs, Skepta, Chipmunk and Ghetto. Hmmmmmm this is pretty lacklustre….. Your thoughts please……

UK RAPPER/BET AWARD WINNER GIGGS LASHES OUT AT BBC, MTV AND THE UK INDUSTRY

Giggs – The BET UK Award winner has lashed out at the UK industry by releasing a you tube video naming the industry executives in the European market he believes are trying to stop his career from growing.   MTV Base and The BBC’s 1Xtra supremo controllers have been named, as Giggs warns even though they are “Black Balling” him, he will not be stopped.   ‘The Last Straw’ was removed before the BET awards after it was raised as an issue that would disallow []

VIDEO/TRACK: JIM JONES FT SEN & SHOOTA – ‘BAD SANTA’

Admittedly when I first heard this track I thought ‘what is he doing???’ But after listening to it a second time I now love ‘Bad Santa’ and it has definitely put me in the mood for Christmas. This track would also make a brilliant alternative Christmas Carol in years to come. My Jim Jim is so forward thinking it’s almost scary. Your thoughts please……