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UK MUSIC: WRETCH 32 – BORN WINNER

‘Born Winner’ is taken from Wretch’s new mixtape ‘Wretch32.com’. Erm… “Wizzy Wow” ?????? Anyway…. Lyrical Content and Flow –  Wretch is OK. I’ve heard a lot worse. Production – It’s decent. I like the beat. Image – UK male artists (rappers in particular) seriously need to develop close business relationships with fashion houses, stylists, barbers and nutritionists. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

UK MUSIC: BASHY FT LOICK – WHEN THE SKY FALLS

When The Sky Falls is taken from the Shank film soundtrack (it’s the theme song), and also stars rapper Bashy. When The Sky Falls is no Kidulthood to Adulthood, which as far as I am concerned is Bashy’s best track to date! But the youngsters will probably like it. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

JAY-Z ANNOUNCES 3 UK SHOWS

Live Nation and Roc Nation are delighted to announce the return of JAY-Z to the UK this summer for 3 special headline shows.   JAY-Z will play Manchester’s MEN Arena on Monday 7th June and the LG Arena in Birmingham on Wednesday 9th June, topping it off with a headline performance at Wireless sponsored by Barclaycard in London’s Hyde Park on Sunday 4th July. Tickets for all shows go on sale Friday 19th February at 9am.  Tickets for Wireless available at http://www.wirelessfestival.co.uk []

RAPPER MYSTIKAL RELEASED FROM PRISON

Rapper and convicted sex offender Mystikal has been released from prison after serving a six year sentence. In 2004, the rapper was sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty to forcing his hairstylist to perform sex acts (which included oral sex and sodomy). He also admitted to extortion. The rapper and two bodyguards forced the woman to perform various sexual acts, and accused her of stealing $80,000 in cheques. Mystikal initially denied the assault, but confessed after a videotape of the crime was found at his home. Bodyguards Leland []

QUOTE OF THE DAY: JAY-Z (I AM NOT A DEVIL WORSHIPPER)

“I don’t know where it started. I don’t know where it came from. I really think it’s really silly. For the record, I of course believe in God, but I believe in one God. If people must know my religious beliefs, I believe in one God. I don’t believe in religion. I don’t believe in Christians or Muslims. I think all that separates people. I think it’s one God. I think it’s all the same God, and I don’t believe in Hell. []

WANT TO KNOW HOW TO BREAK IN TO THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY? ASK METHOD MAN

For just $44.95 rapper/actor Method Man will offer advice to students who are desperate to break into the world of entertainment. Read below…. Makin’ It in Music, Film, TV, Comics and more… Clifford Smith, better known by his stage name Method Man, is an actor and member of the hip hop collective Wu-Tang Clan. As a solo artist, he won a Grammy for Best Rap performance for “I’ll Be There for You/You’re all I Need” with Mary J. Blige. On the big screen, Meth has had []

VIDEO: LIL WAYNE – ‘ON FIRE’

…And people wonder why the label keeps pushing Lil Wayne’s forthcoming rock inspired album’s release date back. It wouldn’t surprise me if they decide to shelve The Rebirth. The is a classic example of a hugely successful mediocre artist thinking he/she can do anything and get away with it, simply because of who they are. A word of advice Weezy, stay in your lane you silly little FOOL! A label executive with sense should grab that guitar from Weezy and smash it to pieces. Your thoughts please. Hit []

VIDEO: JAY-Z – ‘ON TO THE NEXT ONE’ (FT SWIZZ BEATZ)

Taken from the album Blue Print 3, the ‘mighty J-Hova’ drops the new video for On To The Next One, produced by Swizz Beatz. Oh and look the video is released just as a new decade begins! A genius move Jay! For some strange reason this track reminds me of Snoop’s Drop It Like It’s Hot. Yeah we get it Jay! You’re a very rich man, you have President Obama on speed dial and you roll with the men who pull all the strings! Good for you!!! Happy New Year!!! Your []