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UK MUSIC NEWS: MOBO AWARD NOMINEE K KOKE DROPPED FROM RCA

Rapper K Koke (real name Kevin Georgiou) has revealed via Twitter to his thousands of followers that his business relationship with RCA  has come to an abrupt end. Last night Koke tweeted: All this is more stress than its worth I was happier selling drugs. I aint no role model the police made that very clear I’ve been battling since I signed my deal.  Jail 4 no reason, beat downs 4 no reason, they stop shows, they stop Wireless, nick man 4 no reason, []

UK NEWS: ROC NATION RAPPER K.KOKE CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER

Via The Voice Online A STONEBRIDGE rapper who is on the brink of international stardom after being signed up by Jay Z has been charged with attempted murder. Kevin Georgiou who is known as ‘K Koke’ has been remanded in custody accused of shooting a man in the back in Harlesden Train Station on March 9. The 25-year-old, who signed to the American music mogul’s record label Roc Nation in January, was arrested after officers from British Transport Police (BTP) raided his []

UK NEWS: CHER LLOYD SIGNS TO ROC NATION

Tabloid rag The Sun reports that the over-rated and over-hyped Cher LLoyd has signed to Jay-Z’s label Roc Nation. A “source” disclosed to the newspaper, “Even though Cher didn’t do terrifically well in the X Factor finals, there’s been a hell of a lot of interest in her. All the labels are on the lookout for sassy, young female artists with bags of attitude, and Cher fits that bill perfectly.” Will.i.am’s backing only intensified the battle to get her signature. After weighing []

UK MUSIC NEWS: TINCHY STRYDER SIGNS DEAL WITH JAY-Z

PunchBowl Blog reports that rapper Tinchy Stryder has signed a deal with the “mighty J-Hova” himself Jay-Z. Via Punchbowl Blog Tinchy hinted on his Twitter that he was to meet the hip hop mogul at his show in Manchester on Monday night, and after finally meeting him for the first time, it has been confirmed the two have signed a big-bucks deal. Jay-Z’s “Roc Nation” has signed Tinchy’s management company in it’s first European venture. The new leg of the company will be []

IT’S A WRAP SUGABABES!

It looks like The Sugababes train is about to crash and burn! That Grape Juice reports that the “new look” group’s latest album Sweet 7 isn’t performing as well as hoped in the UK Album Chart, and rumour has it the Babes have been dropped by their production label Roc Nation. The fact that the group is no longer featured on the ROC Nation website speaks volumes. ……………………………………………………………… Did they really think that the Sugababes brand would survive after the last remaining original member []

JAY-Z SELLS OUT ALEXANDRA PALACE IN “15 SECONDS” – (ACCORDING TO LIVE NATION)

Live Nation and Roc Nation announced this morning that tickets for Jay-Z’s up and coming show at London’s Alexandra Palace sold out in “15 seconds”. Via Live Nation Live Nation and Roc Nation are delighted to announce that JAY-Z ‘s show at Alexandra Palace in London on Wednesday 4th November, has SOLD OUT this morning in an amazing record breaking 15 seconds. This marks his second record sell out show in London in a matter of weeks. I don’t doubt that the tickets sold out relatively quickly but in []

UK EVENT: JAY-Z TO PERFORM AT THE ROUNDHOUSE

This news has made my day. This is going to be the best September EVER!!! First Jay’s highly anticipated album Blue Print 3 drops on September 11th (US), September 14th (UK), then there’s the benefit concert at Madison Square Garden, and now news has just filtered through that the great man is about to bless London Town on September 17th. Via Pinboard Blog Jay-Z will be playing the Roundhouse in Camden Town on September 17th 2009. Tickets go on sale this Friday ( September 4th). Click []

VIDEO: JAY-Z FT RIHANNA & KANYE WEST – ‘RUN THIS TOWN’

The video to Jay-Z’s new single Run This Town featuring Rhianna and Kanye West premiered on MTV worldwide today. I just watched the video and the amount of hype being generated by Jay’s label and MTV leading up to the premiere was in my humble opinion – UNNECESSARY! Run This Town isn’t particularly spectacular and the warrior/Armageddon theme that runs through the video isn’t exactly original. So why all the fuss, anticipation and countless teasers? Oh stupid question! It’s because it’s a “mighty Hov” production. I am old enough to remember when []