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UK MUSIC NEWS: RAPPER SWAY DASAFO ‘I WANT TO RETURN TO THE OLD ME’

UK Rapper Sway Dasafo went from being a successful independent artist to moving up in the world and signing to Akon’s label Konvict Music. But since signing to Konvict, Sway’s music/image seems to have gone down a different route. Pre-Konvict Post-Konvict I guess Akon’s attempts to turn him in to the UK’s “Mr Lover Man” bothered Sway judging from this message he posted on his Twitter page today..  after careful consideration and observation of the current UK music industry, I’ve decided, to return to the old me. Watch. Hmmmmm…interesting…..  i’ll be watching Sway! Silver & Gold sounds like the type of []

UK MUSIC: POUND STERLING – ‘FRESH’

UK artist Pound Sterling reminds me of 50 Cent (circa 2003 image) and this video /track is just the UK version of Fiddy’s ‘I Get Money’. Hmmmm.. the production isn’t bad. Do you know what? Pound Sterling, the track, the tired video concept, the whole ‘let’s pretend I’m a rich American rapper’ vibe, and the Pound Sterling sign tatooed on his left peck, I find it all highly amusing! I love it! LOL! [Thanks K] Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

VIDEO: ALEXANDRA BURKE FT FLO-RIDA – ‘BAD BOYS’

ITV 2  premiered Alexandra Burke’s new video Bad Boys and it’s just what I expected… Speakz over at Pinboard Blog also reports that Alexandra’s X-Factor mentor, Girls Aloud star and now the “nations sweetheart” Cheryl Cole has also released her new solo track Fight For This Love and video (which premiered on ITV 1). Cheryl releases her solo material the same time as Alexandra does… Hmmmm…. interesting move….. It looks as if some one is about to get shafted and it doesn’t look as []

UK NEWS: RAPPER SPEECH DEBELLE WINS MERCURY MUSIC PRIZE

This news surprised me. I didn’t think she would win. Via BBC News Rapper Speech Debelle is the surprise winner of the Mercury Prize for the best British album of the past year. Her debut Speech Therapy, released last month, has not appeared in the UK album chart but sales will get a huge boost from her win. The 25-year-old, from south London, performed single The Key at the ceremony for the 18th Mercury Prize. Continue Reading….. Congratulations Speech Debelle. [Thanks AKS]

UK MUSIC: GRACIOUS K – ‘MIGRAINE SKANK’

The track and the ‘dance’ has been a huge underground success and now we finally have a video to accompany the track, complete with UK A-lister guest cameos. It’s a fun video but I’m not a big fan of the track. And as for the dance… well… I think I’ll stick with the bogle and butterfly. Via The Social Writers Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss

ALEXANDRA BURKE PRAISES BEYONCE… AGAIN…

X-Factor winner Alexandra Burke told BBC Radio 1 host Chris Moyles today that superstar Beyonce has been very supportive of her career. Alexandra dueted with Beyonce during the X-Factor finals last year and still gushes like a love sick school girl whenever Bey’s name is mentioned. She told Moyles…. I’ve definitely stayed in touch with her. She’s an absolutely wonderful woman, just a normal person. When she came in to the studio to visit me and listen to my songs, that for me was []

UK MUSIC NEWS: SINGER TAIO CRUZ SAYS ‘I MAY NEVER PUT BLACK GIRLS IN MY VIDEO’

[Thanks Shach] Last year I dedicated a post to UK singer Tiao Cruz, and asked him why he refused to feature black women in his videos. Where is the balance? Well our resident ‘equal opportunity’ employer has now finally addressed the issue….. Via Filing The Void “I like to put girls in my video that I think are hot. If a really hot black girl came to a casting, she’d be in my video. I think that people even focusing on the race issue in my videos is a problem. []