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UK MUSIC NEWS: SKEPTA SET TO COLLABORATE WITH P.DIDDY

Sean “Diddy” Combs has developed a sudden interest in the UK music scene. He posted on Twitter several days ago that he had just signed his first UK rapper, something he says  he’s wanted to do his “whole life”. Yeah whatever Combs! But nobody seems to know who the “lucky” rapper is yet. And this morning Diddy made a point of letting the world know just how much he loves Grime music (The Grime ship sailed off in to the mist about 4 years ago Diddy), and []

ESQUIRE MAGAZINE UK (MAY 2010): THE JAY-Z NAUSEATING LOVEFEST CONTINUES

[Thanks Mikey] Jay-Z is featured in the May 2010 issue of Esquire Magazine UK – “Jay-Z  Why He’s  The CEO Of Cool”, and TV/radio personality Jonathan Ross has written an article about the rapper. The British mainstream media’s obsession with Jay is just nauseating! You have BBC Radio personality Jo Whiley who I always associate with the Indie Rock scene,  fawning, cooing and wetting herself over Jay and now Jonathan’s his biggest fan. To some Jay-Z is now the acceptable face of []

VIDEO: NICKI MINAJ LIVE PERFORMANCE (FLORIDA)

So this woman is being peddled as being the next female rap superstar. I can’t…… All I can do is laugh like a maniac while watching this. The woman looks like she’s lip synching throughout this joke of a  live performance. Watch from mark 1.15 Also check out the ridiculous looking  bodyguard on the stage with her, behaving like he’s there to protect President Obama (mark 3:45). Via Rasha Entertainment Atrocious! Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

VIDEO: DRAKE – ‘OVER’

Major excitement! Overly-hyped rapper/singer Drake has finally released the video for his single Over. I LOVE the production on this track, but Drake isn’t a spectacular lyricist. They really are trying their hardest (his team)  to brainwash the public in to believing that this man is the hottest artist out their right now.  But it’s all LIES!!! And as for the video – what was that??? Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: TIM WESTWOOD

  “I’ve been broadcasting to absolutely nobody for the last three hours. What are you laughing about? Didn’t you see the figures? No-one listens to Westwood in the afternoon. It’s soul-destroying.” Radio personality Tim “Big Dawg” Westwood isn’t a happy man. The “Big Dawg”complained about his BBC 1xtra drive time listening figures on the Scott Mills Radio 1 Show last week. Westwood is live on air weekdays from 4pm – 7pm.   I’m sorry but I cannot stop laughing. Poor Westwood – nothing []

UK MUSIC: SMILER – ENZA

Check South London rapper Smiler’s new single Enza. The Video – “Urban” music video directors in this country really need to step their games up! Sitting down watching old US Hip Hop videos made in the late 1990s / early 2000s and then reusing a now dated concept (women prancing around in bikinis, shiny jewellery, expensive cars, a big house, party scene, swimming pool, rapper and his cronies standing around looking ‘cool’) simply won’t cut it in 2010. Also why is  Smiler []

VIDEO: NICKI MINAJ FT SEAN GARRETT – MASSIVE ATTACK

The label should be embarrassed, Nicki should be embarrassed and Sean Garrett should be embarrassed. Did they actually record this track and then leave the studio thinking “job well done”??? Massive Attack is a steaming hot pile of dog excrement! It sounds like a late 90s / early 2000s Missy Elliot produced track that she had the good sense to dump, and lock away in a vault. I don’t know what this woman is trying to do.  The whole “Barbie” gimmick ( []

FOOLISHNESS OF THE DAY: RAPPER JIM JONES SET TO TEACH IN HIGH SCHOOL

Rapper Jim Jones has announced that he will teach high school students in New York City. Via Sohh.com I’ll be teaching for eight weeks, I’ll be teaching a real curriculum, right now they’re actually going back and forth with the Board of Education to see what goes on and sh*t. I fully don’t know the whole logistics of everything — it’s definitely going to be fun…I’ma have to go home the weekend before and write out my lessons — this will be the []

DMX’S GOSPEL RAP EXTRAVAGANZA CANCELLED

Earlier this week I posted the news that former A-list rapper DMX was going to host a gospel rap benefit concert at his church. Click here to read if you missed it. Well the concert has now been cancelled!  Via Ballerstatus Arizona’s Independence High School — who were to host the performance — backed out, after they realized X was involved. Morning Star Sanctified Church’s Pastor King says that they had everything set to go, even taking out a $1 million insurance policy, but []

KANYE WEST’S LATEST BLOG RAMBLINGS

Check out Kanye’s latest blog entry below… Via kanyewest.com I’m on the plane listening to The College Dropout. It brings back so many memories. When we made it I had all 6 parents, 4 grandparents and my mom and dad. Now I have my dad and my grandfather. Music is so nostalgic. Every song I listen to brings me back to when I first played them for my mom, when I first played them for Dame, when I first played them for []