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UK MUSIC: CHOCKZ – HOLLA @ ME

Check out rapper Chockz’s video/track Holla @ Me (cover track of Drake’s Over) I like Chockz, he sounds good on the track and seems to be having a lot of fun in the video. Unlike most UK rappers I can actually smell the faint scent of charisma here. It will be interesting to see how his career develops. Your thoughts please…

UK MUSIC: SMILER – ENZA

Check South London rapper Smiler’s new single Enza. The Video – “Urban” music video directors in this country really need to step their games up! Sitting down watching old US Hip Hop videos made in the late 1990s / early 2000s and then reusing a now dated concept (women prancing around in bikinis, shiny jewellery, expensive cars, a big house, party scene, swimming pool, rapper and his cronies standing around looking ‘cool’) simply won’t cut it in 2010. Also why is  Smiler []

UK NEWS: FILM GROUP SIGNS DEAL WITH NOEL CLARKE

  Via Variety Film group Icon, which is owned by Len Blavatnik’s U.S.-based company Access Industries, has inked an exclusive first-look deal with thesp-scribe-helmer-producer Noel Clarke, winner of the 2009 BAFTA Orange Rising Star Award, and his shingle Unstoppable Ent. The pact gives Icon the option to finance, sell and distribute everything Unstoppable produces, which is anticipated to be one or two films a year in the $5 million – $10 million range. Clarke will either pen, helm, produce or star in all pics. As []

VIDEO: TY ‘EMOTIONS’ VIDEO TEASER CLIP & ALBUM LAUNCH PARTY

Check out a clip from the new video for the new single Emotions (out now on iTunes). Emotions is the first single from Ty’s forthcoming album Special Kind of Fool, set for release on 19th April. Directed and produced by Odyssey Media Collective. ALBUM LAUNCH PARTY Ty “Special Kind Of Fool” (BBE Records) Album Launch Party 9pm – 4am Friday 16th April 2010 @ Plan B, 418 Brixton Road, London SW9 7AY (Brixton Tube) £5 in advance through Ticketweb / 0844-477-1000 / £10 on the []

TY ‘EMOTIONS’ SINGLE OUT NOW / ‘SOMETHING BIG’ MIXTAPE

To celebrate the official release of “Emotions” featuring Sarina Leah and Shaun Escoffery, the debut single from UK hip hop legend Ty’s forthcoming album “Special Kind of Fool” on BBE, DJ Bounce has put together the “Something Big! Mixtape”, featuring a diverse range of friends and collaborators from all over the world. “Emotions” is an uplifting bubbler featuring Ty’s trademark candor and inimitable flow, an infectious dance floor music track, with depth. Featuring remixes from heavyweight producers Daz-I-Kue, Waajeed, Dego (4Hero) and []

UK MUSIC: DIVAGEEK – ‘SUNDAY’

Talented songstress Vula and producer Ben Jones have come together to form DivaGeek and have released their first track, ‘Sunday’. As far as I am concerned Vula (who also sings for Basement Jaxx) should be enjoying the same solo success and support that Amy Winehouse, Joss Stone and Duffy (to name a few) have all enjoyed in this country and overseas. Industry executives should have embraced this woman years ago. Vula ain’t no joke! Vula can SING! But we all know how it works in this country…… Anyway check []