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UK MUSIC: MIKEL AMEEN – TAG TAG 2 BANG BANG

Mikel Ameen is related to actor Aml Ameen, I think he might be his younger brother. Anyway Mikel, like so many others out there these days, is an aspiring rapper and recently dropped the track Tag Tag 2 Bang  Bang. Check out the video below. I thought we had moved on from the old tired council estate back drops in videos? And who is that guy standing next to him/trailing behind him? Why is he there? What is his purpose? The video gets a thumbs down from []

MR HUDSON WANTS TO TALK TO YOU!

Thanks to Nokia E72 fans will be able to have a chat with singer/producer Mr Hudson via Twitter on Thursday April 1st from 12pm to 1pm. To ask Mr Hudson a question on Twitter please tweet the question(s) to @nokia_UK(http://twitter.com/nokia_UK)- and then you can read all his tweets in response to the questions in real time on the day You can also follow his conversation/tweets via this hash tag: #NokiaE72InAction

NEW ARTIST: MARIA BENTLEY / UK SOUL JAM EVENT

The brilliant Maria Bentley will be performing live next on March 28th UKSoulJam (details below). FREE DOWNLOADS: Maria has 6 songs up for free download on her reverb nation page – if http://www.reverbnation.com/mariabentley MARIA BENTLEY LIVE – MARCH 28th: Maria Bentley’s next live show is on March 28th on UKSoulJam Easter Special at Jazzcafe, London, UK More info on this gig is on: http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=104419656&blogId=530252378 & also http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=393056920728&index=1 Tickets available from: http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/1F00438B752C2CC9?artistid=977017&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=202 All enquiries: keepthefaithful@gmail.com [CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE]

UK MUSIC: H-BOOGIE FT GET FAR – ‘THE RADIO’

Singer H-Boogie (rapper/singer Estelle’s younger sister) teams up with Italian DJ Get Far on her debut single The Radio. The Radio will be released on the 17th May via Island Records. H-Boogie recently collaborated with rapper Bashy on the single Your Wish Is My Command, and also appeared on T2’s Better Off As Friends. This track is suger sweet pop, mainstream and not my cup of tea. …… It will go a long way! Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss???

UK NEWS: DIZZIE RASCAL SIGNS AUTOBIOGRAPHY DEAL

Via BBC News Brit award winner Dizzee Rascal has signed a deal for his autobiography which promises to “lift the lid” on his troubled background. The 24-year-old Londoner will co-write The Dizzee Rascal Story with music journalist Ben Thompson. The deal is a joint venture between Canongate Books and the publishing arm of the rapper’s independent record label Dirtee Stank Recordings. It is due to be published as an illustrated hardback in October 2010. Dizzie is 25 years old… The life story of Dizzie []

UK MUSIC NEWS: TINIE TEMPAH DEBUT SINGLE TOPS UK CHART

Tinie Tempah’s debut single Pass Out has gone straight in at number 1, in this week’s UK chart. In an interview with BBC Radio 1 the 21 year old said,  “I’m out of breath! It feels like it’s my birthday, my Christmas, my Easter, my christening all in one. This is mad.” Click HERE to watch/listen to Pass Out. Congratulations Tinie!

VIDEO: ESTELLE FT KARDINAL OFFISHALL / ESTELLE DEFENDS ‘BLACK FACE’ SHENANIGANS

After a snippet of the video for Freak was released online last week some of us were outraged.You see Estelle deciding to sport a black boot polish look didn’t go down to well. But the singer doesn’t see what all the fuss is about and says, “Those comments were the first thing I saw after we released the video trailer,” Estelle said. “It’s like, ‘Are you joking?’” “I think [people] need to wait to see the clip. I could defend myself, but it’s just []

UK NEWS: ALEXANDRA BURKE THREATENS TO SUE MOTHER IF SHE RELEASES ‘TELL-ALL’ BOOK

Via NOTW FUMING Alexandra Burke threatened to SUE her MUM after finding out she was writing a book about her troubled upbringing. The Hallelujah singer had a furious bust-up with former Soul II Soul star Melissa and accused her of cashing in on her fame. Lawyers for Alex’s record label Syco were called in, but Melissa insisted she would press ahead with the tell-all book which features a picture of her daughter on the cover. Continue Reading….. I heard through the grapevine []