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RAPPER MEMPHIS BLEEK DEFENDS HIS DECISION TO ENDORSE FRUCTIS FLOW SHAMPOO

Memphis Bleek recently spoke to HipHopGame.TV and defended his decision to appear in a commericial for Garnier’s Fructis Flow Shampoo. The rapper who is also Jay-Z’s protege/hype man stated, “Making yourself into a brand. That’s what that’s called, I don’t think niggas understand that”. “You get off the plane in Ireland and that product will be on the shelf. When you see that product here, you see that there. And you get a hell of a cheque. They gave me a hell of a cheque []

QUOTE OF THE DAY: DC’S FINEST

Photograph: WireImage “His camel ass at parties wearing shades and s**t and people can’t even get water!! I guess he figures he did his part. …and he probably doesn’t care cause camels can go without water for a long time…” (My loyal visitor DCs Finest’s response after reading the news that Jay-Z received an award last night, for his “visionary leadership” of the ‘Water For Life’ project from the United Nations) In reality though DC and myself know that he did nothing.  Jay went to Africa, toured and made a []

QUESTION OF THE DAY: XXL MAGAZINE INTERVIEWS “VIDEO VIXEN” ROBIN V

Bonsu Thompson you have really surpassed yourself this time. How long did it take you to come up with this gem of a question??? This is CLASS! Music journalism at its absolute best folks! Photo via Im Hip Hop Bonsu: Now, I’ve known you to tell it straight up, so I’ma test you. Does the sound of your butt clapping while having sex make you cum stronger? Robin: [Laughs] Yes! Hearing that builds up my libidio. It lets me know my man is putting in work! (XXL []

AKON SIGNS UK RAPPER SWAY

READ This has been on the cards for about a year and a half now. I guess now it’s “official”. Well… this will be interesting. Actually this union could prove to be a successful one for Sway. He’s a grafter and will make it work. Unlike some UK artists I could mention (ahem.. ahem.. Wiley), who sign to majors/their subsidiaries and then head for the hills when it suddenly dawns on them that they will be expected to WORK!!!!   

UK NEWS: LONDON RAPPER COMMISSIONED TO WRITE HIP HOP TRACK ABOUT ASTROBIOLOGY

Photograph: The London Paper A student from Wembley who uses his love of hip hop to make cosmology easier to understand, is to showcase his NASA-commissioned rap at the Science Museum tonight. Bigwigs at the US Space Agency asked Jonathan Chase, 28, to write the “Astrobiology Rap” for the latest European edition of NASA’s Astrobiology Magazine. The song and accompanying video is fast becoming a YouTube hit and has been viewed more than 10,000 times. The 28-year-old rapper is a Science Communication student []

NELLY’S LATEST ALBUM SET TO FLOP HARD!

According to Gyant over at Sohh.com Nelly’s latest album ‘Brass Knuckles’ is about to bomb. A Universal source disclosed the following information.  “The estimate as of today is around 43k copies sold in the United States.” When I think about Nelly’s past astronomical first week sales, and then look at the first week sales figure above for his fourth album I feel to weep for him.  Sign of the times I guess…. However I can’t say I’m surprised. The singles released so far from ‘Brass Knuckles’ have all failed to create []

FUNNY TRACK OF THE DAY: THE NOTORIOUS BIG – ‘PLAYA HATER’

‘Playa Hater’ is taken from Biggie’s sophomore album ‘Life After Death’.  When I first heard this track I could not stop laughing, and Puffy’s contribution kills me every time. I’m just sorry that Biggie didn’t live to make a video for this track, and to drop it as a single.  Reading some of the comments on YouTube it’s clear that ‘Playa Hater’ has gone over some folk’s heads (how I do not know). They actually think that Biggie and Puff were being serious when they recorded this track. LOL SMH.. Favourite line: “Wake up, take off []