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UK MUSIC NEWS: WILEY SAYS CHIPMUNK AND TINCHY STRYDER HAVE SOLD OUT

Check it out! Some hot UK “beef” to take us in to the new year….. Via Digital Spy Grime star Wiley has claimed that fellow artists including Tinchy Stryder and Chipmunk have abandoned their roots. The rapper, who reached number two with single ‘Wearing My Rolex’ last year, claimed that underground movements in other genres have been more commercially successful without selling out. “If we’d all stayed together we could have seen a bit more power,” he told the Daily Star. “Hip-hop and drum []

NEW MUSIC: SADE – ‘SOLDIER OF LOVE’

Yes she is back! Singer Sade is set release her new album Soldier Of Love on February 8th 2010 and this is the first single off the album, which is also titled Soldier Of Love. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN I’m not a die hard Sade fan – never have been. But I have liked the odd track and I like Soldier Of Love.  I might even check out the new album when it drops in February. Visit Sade’s Official Website [Thanks Y2K Daily] Your thoughts please. Hit or []

UK MUSIC NEWS: RAPPER GIGGS MAKES BBC SOUND OF 2010 LIST

UK rapper Giggs has made it in to the 2010 BBC Sound of 2010 long list. Click here to view the other fourteen acts that have also made it on to the list. ………………………………………………………………………………… Well this is a surprise! I had no idea that the folks over at BBC towers were feelin Giggs lyricism/ flow like that. And to think MTV Base refused to play his music!  This is a proud day for the ‘mans dem’ who spend their days standing outside Dixie Chicken in Peckham – in fact it’s a proud day for the entire []

UK NEWS: 15 YEAR OLD ESSEX ‘RAPPER’ FUGATIVE RECEIVES MAJOR INDUSTRY BACKING

I have just been informed [thanks Creamo] that a 15 year old UK ‘Hip Hop’ artist going by the name of Fugative (real name  Harry Byart), is receiving some major industry backing. Click here to read all about it. On Fugative’s YouTube page it says, Presenting a brand new and genre defying style of hip-hop entirely of his own invention, Fugative calls his music Hip Hop with a pop twist Hip Pop. Ahead of his game, Fugative is not only a stellar performer, but also a fantastic songwriter, []

UK MUSIC: BIG NARSTIE – ‘SHOTTA’

So this is Big Narstie… Hmmmmm… I keep hearing the name but never bothered to check out his music until now. Anyway on this track Big Narstie talks about life on the streets, jail, death, drugs, and wanting to turn his life around. It’s all very emotional. The video was shot in front of a council estate in London. Yes I know – original! But all in all ‘Shotta’ isn’t a bad track. I mean I’ve heard worse…. Your thoughts please. Hit []

UK NEWS: SPEECH DEBELLE BOOED BY TAKE THAT FANS

Via BBC News Mercury winner Speech Debelle was booed by Take That fans as she tried to rap one of their songs at a London event in honour of the group. The rapper was one of a host of stars performing at the launch of the SingStar Take That video game. Debelle chose to rap her way through the 1993 hit single Pray, leading to boos from some of the 500-strong crowd. She was also criticised by host James Corden, who said []

UK NEWS: TAIO CRUZ AND CHRIS BROWN POSSIBLE LINK CAUSES CONCERN / CRUZ’S MANAGEMENT WORRY IT COULD DAMAGE HIS ATTEMPTS TO BREAK THE US

The Daily Star reports that  ‘equal opportunities employer’ / singer Taio Cruz, has revealed that he was asked to write a number of songs that were going to be offered to Chris Brown. Cruz revealed that his management decided not to give the tracks away because it could damage his attempts to break the US. Really Taio??? Your management thinks that could damage your attempts to break the US??? Not THIS??? Ha ha ha! Good luck with breaking the US Taio. You’re going to need it!

SINGER ALEXANDRA BURKE LOOKS FOR SUPPORTING ACT

Singer Alexandra Burke is looking for a supporting act from anywhere in the world for the exclusive Nokia Good Things concert, which will take place in the UK (at a yet to be disclosed venue) on December 9th. Click here to visit the TalentHouse website for more information. Good luck!

SINGER LEONA LEWIS TALKS OF EXPERIENCING RACISM IN LONDON STORE

Singer Leona Lewis talks about experiencing racism in a trendy London store. An experience that left her devastated and angry. Via The Daily Mail   ‘I went into a shop while my dad waited outside because he was on the phone,’ she says. ‘I picked out a few photo frames, put them on the side to buy them and asked the lady who worked there about some other stuff in the shop. ‘She was incredibly stand-offish with me and I couldn’t understand why. I went up to the []