UK Music

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 []

UK MUSIC: WRETCH 32 – BORN WINNER

‘Born Winner’ is taken from Wretch’s new mixtape ‘Wretch32.com’. Erm… “Wizzy Wow” ?????? Anyway…. Lyrical Content and Flow –  Wretch is OK. I’ve heard a lot worse. Production – It’s decent. I like the beat. Image – UK male artists (rappers in particular) seriously need to develop close business relationships with fashion houses, stylists, barbers and nutritionists. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

VIDEO: ESTELLE FT KARDINAL OFFISHALL – ‘FREAK’

Check out the sneak peak footage of Estelle’s up and coming video for her new single Freak, featuring Kardinal Offishall. Freak sounds like a late 80s / early 90s dance track. As for the video… Estelle sporting a black boot polish look, complete with bright red glossy lipstick……….. hmmmmm interesting…….. I’ve never paid much attention too Kardinal Offishall. Is he Canadian?  Anyway, I look forward to watching the video in its entirety.

UK MUSIC NEWS: N-DUBZ MISS US LABEL TALKS BECAUSE OF SNOW

According to Digital Spy UK “super” group N-Dubz were forced to cancel a showcase for Def Jam Records in New York,  after their flight was cancelled thanks to severe weather conditions. The group was supposed to meet label head LA Reid last Thursday, but blizzard conditions in New York prevented their flight from departing London. N- Dubz showcasing their music for Def Jam Records. Def Jam Records, once home to some of the greatest Hip Hop artists ever. It’s tragic. Is this what it’s come to Def Jam?

UK EVENT: JLS PERFORM EXCLUSIVELY FOR NOKIA COMES WITH MUSIC AND T-MOBILE

Celebrating the launch of the Nokia Comes With Music 5800 in chrome on T-Mobile, JLS performed live and exclusively yesterday (February 13th) for 3000 invited fans at the Hammersmith Apollo. Watched by celebrities including Katie Price and Alex Reid, Angus Deaton, Jamelia, Keisha Buchanan, Lemar and Anthony Worrell-Thompson, the triple- BRIT nominated band played a full 90 minute set, including their smash hits ‘Umbrella’ and ‘Everybody in Love’. The only matinee performance during their current sell-out tour, tickets to the gig were given to []

UK MUSIC: MOBO EXCLUSIVE TALENT SEARCH!!!!!

For all you budding female vocalists out there, the staff over at the MOBO (Music of Black Origin) organisation have put on their talent search hats and a FANTASTIC opportunity awaits! Via MOBO website Over the years MOBO has been synonymous with supporting new emerging musical talent. One such talent was Cherise Roberts who won the prestigious MOBO Unsigned Award back in 2000 and then went on to join the hit British R&B group Big Brovaz. After enjoying several great years with the group, Cherise []

UK MUSIC: DADDY’S GIRLS – FRIDAY NIGHT

Check the debut single ‘ Friday Night’ from new female Hip Hop trio Daddy’s Girls. ‘Friday Night’ isn’t really my cup of tea but I can see it being a hit with young girls (12-16 year old demographic). Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

2010 BRIT AWARDS NOMINEES

Check out the full list of nominees for this year’s Brit Awards, to be held at London’s Earls Court on February 21. The Brit Awards launch party took place earlier this evening and ONCE AGAIN Mad News was left out of the loop! But I’m not bitter….. British Male Solo Artist Calvin Harris Dizzee Rascal Mika Paolo Nutini Robbie Williams British Female Solo Artist Bat For Lashes Florence And The Machine Leona Lewis Lily Allen Pixie Lott British Breakthrough Act Florence And The Machine []