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UK MUSIC: SKEPTA FT PREEYA KALIDAS – CROSS MY HEART”

Grime MC Skepta is back with the new single Cross My Heart, featuring former Eastenders star Preeya Kalidas. Preeya left Eastenders earlier this year to pursue a career in music, but has allegedly already been dropped from her label (that was a surprise). Cross My Heart is a track that BBC Radio 1 will rinse to death during the day and Tim ‘big dawg’ Westwood will probably play it on his BBC rap show, because Tim has suddenly turned in to a []

UK MUSIC: MZ BRATT – SELECTA

Well… Mz Bratt’s Jafaken accent is interesting….. But surprisingly I don’t hate the this track… it’s catchy, it’s a grower,  and has the potential to become a hit single. Selecta also takes me back to the mid 1990s when Jungle music was all the rage. The video – I have a headache now. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

UK MUSIC: TALEY RILEY – HUMANOID

First of all let me thank Social Writers Blog for bringing singer/songwriter Taley Riley to my attention, who apparently co-wrote Chipmunk’s number 1 classic Oopsy Daisy. Humanoid is Taley’s debut single and I’m sorry but Taley is just a Taio Cruz clone. His image.. his sound.. that’s Taio! But the track is kind of catchy. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

UK MUSIC: SWAY FT AKON – JUST A MATTER OF TIME

UK rapper Sway is back with the single Just A Matter O f Time featuring Akon. Okay so I know Sway has never rapped in an American accent, but why does he sound a bit like Young Jeezy on this track? And when did he start mimicking his flow? Other than that I quite like Just A Matter Of Time. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

UK FOOLISHNESS: N-DUBZ STAR DAPPY BEHIND THE SCENES DURING ‘SEX’ VIDEO SHOOT

I’ve said it before and I will say it again, N-Dubz group member Dappy will end up single-handedly destroying everything the group has strived to achieve. If Tulisa and Fazer have any sense in their heads they will start working on solo projects outside the group ASAP! At least they will have something to fall back on after the group disbands. Anyway check out behind the scenes footage from the “Sex” video shoot. I can’t decide which is funnier/worse, Dappy rapping complete []

UK MUSIC: ALEXANDRA BURKE FT LAZA MORGAN- START WITHOUT YOU

What can I say about Alexandra Burke’s new single Start Without You… It sounds so CHEESY!!!! I can’t believe they released this as a single. No correction I can’t believe Alexandra recorded this song. Featured artist Laza Morgan’s contribution to this track just sounds ridiculous. The video – Alexandra looks nice. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

UK NEWS: GOLDIE TEAMS UP WITH PRINCE HARRY IN NATIONWIDE SEARCH FOR MUSICAL TALENT

Via BBC News Drum ‘n’ bass star Goldie has teamed up with Prince Harry to help organise a concert featuring 12 young musicians chosen after a nationwide search. BBC Two series Goldie’s Band – By Royal Appointment will follow Goldie as he searches the UK for 17 to 24-year-olds with “raw musical talent”. The musicians will then be mentored by artists including former Robbie Williams songwriter Guy Chambers. The series will end with a Buckingham Palace gig in front of Prince Harry. []

UK MUSIC: GIGGS – HUSTLE ON

Apologies for the slow updates. Virgin Media Broadband –  MAJOR FAIL right now! Anyway check out “Peckham’s finest” Giggs’ new single Hustle On. The video also features actor/ part-time “Reggae/Dancehall artist” Idris Elba (lol). The track – Same old Giggs but I like the beat. The video – shots of a council estate, Giggs, his crew, and Idris driving Giggs around London. Yes a lot of thought went in to the making of this video. Your thoughts please? Hit or Miss?

UK NEWS: SINGER BEVERLEY KNIGHT’S COSMETICS RANGE WITHDRAWN FROM LONDON DEPARTMENT STORE

Last year songstress Beverley Knight launched her own cosmetics range K by Beverley Knight and less than a year later beauty blog Vex In The City reports that the range has been withdrawn from London department store Selfridges. Click HERE to read all about it. This is sad news but I can’t say I’m surprised. Why? 1) The promotion/marketing of the brand was practically non-existent.  What happened Beverley??? 2) Only stocking the brand in high-end department stores Selfridges and John Lewis was []