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UK NEWS: CHERYL COLE’S ASSAULT CONVICTION MAY PREVENT HER FROM BECOMING A JUDGE ON THE US VERSION OF THE X-FACTOR

It’s been reported that the “nations sweetheart” Cheryl Cole has landed a place on the judging panel of the up and coming U.S version of  The X-Factor. But sadly Cheryl’s dream of conquering America may never happen because of her conviction for battering Nigerian night club toilet attendant Sophie Amogbokpa back in 2003 (who she also “allegedly” racially abused).  The assault conviction may prevent her from being granted a green card. Click HERE to read more…. I bet Simon Cowell steps in and pulls a few []

GRAMMY AWARD WINNER NATE WALKA MAKES UK DEBUT

Molton House was packed to the brim Tuesday night to host Grammy Award winner, Nate Walka exclusive listening session. The award-winning songwriter made his UK debut, to a select mix of record execs, tastemakers, industry insiders and celebs. Nate played a selection of songs from his impending, album One Hellava Night slated for release the first quarter of 2011. TV presenter, Sarah Jane-Crawford, singers, Cherri V and Rhian Benson, Miss Black Britain winner Rachel Williams, Loick Essein, Talay Riley and Alesha Dixon all []

NEW ARTIST: LEE

Meet US singer, rapper, poet, bandleader and songwriter Lee, who is already being hailed as one of the most original artists on the current musical scene. Lee is originally from Miami, where he co-founded and fronted the popular, award-winning alternative Hip-Hop band The Square Egg. Today he performs with his own band and has created his own distinctive sound, which is an eclectic mix of Hip-Hop, R&B, Funk, with jazz soloists,  with elements of rock, classical music and spoken word. Website – []

MUSIC: WE PLUG GOOD MUSIC PRESENTS – A PRELUDE TO THE FUTURE

WE PLUG GOOD MUSIC present A Prelude To The Future A collection of sound recordings featuring 20 emerging artists in HIP-HOP, SOUL AND SPOKEN WORD from the UK, US and Africa. This Mixtape contains an array of passionate expression sonically captured in an element of these artists’ historical journey.  Click HERE to listen/download the Prelude compilation mixtape. …………………………………………………………………………. I actually listened to A Prelude To The Future from start to finish. For once I didn’t just listen to each track for []

JAMAICA DECLARES A STATE OF EMERGENCY / TWO POLICE OFFICERS DIE IN UNREST

Via BBC News Two police officers have been killed and six others wounded in unrest in Jamaica’s capital Kingston, police said. They had been responding to a call for help from a female motorist on Sunday night when they were shot. Supporters of alleged local drug lord Christopher “Dudus” Coke have taken to the streets in protest at attempts to extradite him to the US. A state of emergency has been declared in parts of Kingston. Prime Minister Bruce Golding has denounced []