UK talent

UK TV: KOJO’S COMEDY FUN HOUSE ACHIEVES HIGHEST RATINGS ON MTV BASE

MAJOR excitement today over at Twitterville…….. Comedian Kojo’s show, Kojo’s Comedy Fun House aired last night on MTV Base, and it’s been announced that it achieved the highest ratings on Base. Congratulations Kojo! I tuned in for the first time ever last night and the show had a Wild ‘N’ Out  / talent show feel to it. Viewers were treated to performances from Bashy, Lethal B, ‘singer’ Estelle’s sister and some other artists, numerous games (the games were pretty dull to watch / didn’t come across well on TV), and shots of actor Idris Elba sitting in the []

UK MUSIC: 1XTRA HOMEGROWN SALUTES 30 YEARS OF HIP HOP

Spotted @ The Cocoa Diaries 1XTRA Radio’s Homegrown recently saluted 30 years of Hip Hop with UK acts performing their own renditions of classic tracks by Eric B & Rakim, Lauryn Hill, Tupac, Wu Tang, amongst others. My thoughts on the renditions… an absolute travesty!!!! Nah, only joking. All the artists featured did a pretty decent job. Your thoughts please…..

QUOTE OF THE DAY: ALEXANDRA BURKE (X FACTOR WINNER 2008)

Beyonce and Alexandra “It was so amazing to be with Beyonce – she was such an inspiration and I just thought, ‘I want to be as big as you’. “We are going to be great friends. Backstage she turned to me and said, ‘I feel like I have known you for ages. We can be friends’. “I asked her if I could support her on tour ans she said yes, so we’re trying to make it happen”. (The London Paper)  Alright Alexandra cool []

UK TV: MOBO AWARDS 2008

  Mobo Awards founder Kanya King Yes folks the wait is FINALLY over. Tonight the prestigious Mobo (Music Of Black Origin) Awards will take place at Wembley Arena. Viewers at home can watch coverage of the festivities tonight on BBC3 at 10.45pm The ceremony will be hosted by former Spice Girl Mel B and Hip Hop icon Reverend Run of Run DMC.  The show will feature performances from John Legend, Estelle, Flo Rida, Jay Sean, Taio Cruz and Sugababes. Awards include, Best Hip Hop, Best International Artist, Best UK Male and []

UK MUSIC/VIDEO: SHORTMAN – ‘A MAN WHO DRAWS SOUND’

UK TALENT: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE DAMN RIGHT UGLY Check out the music video and track, ‘A Man Who Draws Sound’ from London based spoken word artist shortMan. ‘A Man Who Draws Sound’ is a well produced track, and shortMan is a talanted artist, but admittedly I got lost listening to this track. I have trouble grasping what he is talking about, and I am still struggling to make sense of it all. Your thoughts please…..

UK TALENT: UK RAPPERS FREESTYLE

It’s that time again when I feature some UK talent on Mad News – The good, the bad and the damn right ugly. Check out UK rappers 031 freestyling. [Start from mark 1:50] I am going to leave it for you all to decide what box this should go in. Did you think the freestyling was good, bad or just damn right ugly? Your thoughts please…..