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UK NEWS: DANE BOWERS ARRESTED IN CONNECTION TO SALE OF ILLEGAL PARTY DRUG

Via Yahoo UK Singer Dane Bowers has been arrested by cops investigating the sale of illegal party drug mephedrone. The former Another Level star was taken into custody and quizzed by officers on Tuesday as part of a probe into a drugs bust worth £650,000. According to The Sun, police in Manchester have been involved in a five-month operation to bring down a group of dealers selling the drug at cage-fighting events, which Bowers allegedly promotes. He was bailed until January. Five []

UK MUSIC: CHIPMUNK – FLYING HIGH

Rapper Chipmunk has been raving about his new single Flying High for the past week now.  So does it lived up to the hype? Well like with most mainstream UK “urban” music these days… no not really. But to be fair the production isn’t bad. The video – another UK emcee going out of his way to honour Jay-Z by mimicking his mannerisms and choice of clothing.  Then we have the African theme running through the video which doesn’t connect to the track. []

UK MUSIC NEWS: TINCHY STRYDER SIGNING SESSION SET TO TAKE PLACE @ HMV BAYSWATER, WHITELEY’S SHOPPING CENTRE

UK single chart topping grime rapper and producer, Tinchy Stryder, celebrates the release of his new album, ‘Third Strike’, with a signing session at HMV’s Bayswater store in Whiteleys Shopping Centre, London on Monday 15th November 2010.   Tinchy Stryder will be at the store from 5.00 pm, to meet fans and sign copies of the new album which is released through Island Records the same day.   ‘Third Strike’ will be Tinchy Stryder’s follow up to his critically acclaimed album, ‘Catch []

UK MUSIC: JESSIE J – DO IT LIKE A DUDE

People have been raving about this lady and her official debut track/video (Do It Like A Dude) all day, so I decided to finally check out new artist Jessie J. The track – When I first watched the video I just thought of Rihanna and Lady Saw. In my opinion Do It Like A Dude isn’t particularly outstanding, it just sounds like your average UK “urban” fare.  But it will probably go on to become Jessie’s first UK number 1 single, and []

UK MUSIC NEWS /VIDEO: LETHAL BIZZLE SET TO RELEASE ‘POW’ 2011

Team UK stand up and rejoice! Lethal Bizzle has announced that he is about to drop the 2011 version of his 2004 hit Pow, this time featuring Kano. Check out what an excited Lethal has to say about the 2011 version. Just last week I overheard a teenager at the bus stop say to his friend… “wouldnt it be good if Lethal Bizzle released a 2011 version of Pow. The world needs this blud!”

UK EVENT: BEFFTA AWARDS WINNERS 2010 / REMEL LONDON’S REVIEW

On the 30th October the 2nd BEFFTA Awards (Black Entertainment, Film, Fashion, Television & Arts Awards) took place at the Central Hall Westminster and celebrated the achievements of black and ethnic personalities in entertainment, film, fashion television and arts. Full list of BEFFTA awards winners below. Music 1. Best Female Act: Hayley Cassidy 2. Best Male Act: Mo Eazy 3. Best Gospel Act: DTWG 4. Best International Act: STY.LIST 5. Best Female UK based Afro/Caribbean Act: Ruth Brown 6. Best Male UK []

UK MUSIC: TINCHY STRYDER, DELVIN, GIGGS, TINIE TEMPAH, PROF GREEN, CHIPMUNK AND EXAMPLE – GAME OVER

Tinchy Stryder’s video for Game Over is here folks, featuring the artists listed above. The track – The 13-21 year old demographic will love it. The video – I can see what the director was trying to do here but it just becomes boring after a while. The problem is there is a lack of charisma here and they fail to command the viewer’s attention. American rappers (even the least talented ones) have always excelled at holding the audience’s attention visually via []

UK FILM: MEN LIE, WOMEN LIE….BUT THE FACTS DONT! (OFFICIAL MOVIE TRAILER)

Based on a true story and filmed in London, Men Lie, Women Lie… But The Facts Don’t addresses a number of social issues – one in particular which is so often overlooked. It follows the story of Ryan CLINTON, a young man known on the streets as ‘SHANKZ’ and the events which lead to a gruesome discovery late one summer afternoon. Starring Tanya Vital (Emmerdale Farm, Holby City) and Phoenix James (Romeo is Dying, Dora, Road to F.A Cup), alongside a number of other talented actors – []