UK Music

UK TV: PLAN B PERFORMS ON LATER WITH JOOLS HOLLAND

When I first heard Plan B sing on Tonight With Jonathan Ross I was stunned. I thought he was a rapper.  Plan B, old misery guts rapper from East London,  when did he become a “soul” singer??? Anyway the rapper, “singer” and actor’s latest album The Defamation Of Strickland Banks has shot straight to number 1 in the UK album chart. If your face fits and you add a bit of an old skool soul vibe in to the mix you’re always  []

UK MUSIC: SNAKEYMAN – ‘CRIED’

Snakeyman  starred in the UK film Adulthood and will also appear in the up and coming flick 4.3.2.1 As well as acting Snakeyman is also embarking on music career and has just released the single Cried. This is my first time ever listening to a Snakeyman track. I had no idea that he won a UMA (Urban Music Award).  When? Anyway old Snakey can actually rap and Cried is both sad and uplifting. The production (surprisingly) isn’t bad either. I’m sorry but []

UK MUSIC: MANNY NORTE FT J2K & DREADY – ‘BREAKIN ALL THE RULES’

Kiss FM’s DJ Manny Norte has teamed up with  J2K and producer Dready on the new track Breakin All The Rules. People seem to be making a lot of noise about this track. It’s okay. It’s  better than a lot of the stuff that’s  coming out of the UK at the moment. The Video – Can somebody please explain the video’s concept? Also many have commented on producer Dready’s appearance in the video. He is seriously channeling the Busta Rhymes of old. []

UK MUSIC: LEE RYAN – SECRET LOVE

Former Blue boy band member Lee Ryan has released the video to his latest solo effort Secret Love. Via Social Writers Blog I laughed when I first heard this track, but it has the potential to grow on me like fungus. It’s very catchy. The video – Lee features a very attractive black woman as his love interest in this video, while black British male artists will probably go as far as having one of their boy’s pose as a love interest []

UK “BEEF”: LETHAL B DISSES N-DUBZ

I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. It doesn’t get anymore ridiculous then this! Grime star  Lethal B rants about “super group” N-Dubz stealing a song from him (I think) and then shows off his house MTV Cribs style. The house  apparently cost £750k. I just hope he’s managing to keep up with the mortgage repayments. Via Brown Eyez *rubbing temples* Unbelievable…….. Your thoughts please “fam”…..

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 MUSIC: SELAH FT SADIE AMA & MS BRATZ – WOMAN’S WORLD

‘Woman’s World’ is produced by British producer DaVinche, and I was pleasantly surprised when I first heard the track. I really like it. Selah and Sadie impress but the track could have done without Ms Bratz. I don’t think it needed the rap. When will people realise that not every song out their needs to have a guest rapper? All in all though I give ‘Woman’s World’ the thumbs up! Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

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!