Saturday, 31 October 2009

NEW FLAVA (VIDEO): Jay-Z ft Alicia Keys - 'Empire State Of Mind'

The video for Jay-Z's third single off of BP3, 'Empire State Of Mind' has finally been released....and the video definitely speaks for itself!

Hopefully this will be Jay's second #1 single.

Friday, 30 October 2009

Leona Lewis & The Black Eyed Peas To Perform On X-Factor

Winner of  X-Factor 2006, Leona Lewis and American chart-smashing group, Black Eyed Peas, will be perfoming on X-Factor next weekend (November 8th).

Leona will perform her new single 'Happy' from her sophomore album 'Echo' which is released November 16th.

BEPs will perform their new single, 'Meet Me Halfway'.

X-Factor seem to be getting really good musical acts this year to perform an mentor the contestants. I wonder who else they've got up their sleeves.......

Source: MTV UK

Michelle Obama Graces The Front Cover Of Glamour Magazine

Mrs Obama has once again graced a magazine cover...this time it's for Glamour Magazine (US)

The first lady was chosen to be front cover of the Women of the Year issue of Glamour for her commitment to mentoring

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Who's Gonna Watch The 2009 BET Hip Hop Awards?

The 2009 Hip Hop awards are being aired on BET UK on Saturday night @ 8pm. Here's a little taste of what to expect...

The Cypher 1- Nicki Minaj, Joe Budden, Buckshot, Crown Royyal & DJ Premier

The Cypher 2- KRS-One, Wale, Nipsey Hussle, Gsan & DJ Premier

The Cypher 3- Eminem, Mos Def, Black Thought & DJ Premier

TalentHouse Calls All Creative People

TalentHouse launched this week and it's basically a platform for creative collaboration, providing creative perople opportunities in music, film, fashion, art and photography for recognition and compensation. It's sort of like Gumtree, but for creative people.
There are loads of international brands and artists on board with Talent House that are looking for creative people to work on some projects with them through Creative Invites. Creative Invites are where an artist or brand invites the TalentHouse communiy to collaborate on a professional piece of work.

Naomi Campbell, Nokia and Adidas are among some of the Creative Invites with the aim to discover new talent, design new products and create original content.

Dr Dre created this Creative Invite to work on a project for his Beats By Dre headphones:
Dr Dre,the legendary music producer, has teamed up with Talenthouse to find the next promotional video for his successful Beats by Dr Dre headphones. This invite is open to all aspiring video/film makers interested in creating an artistic, hip and edgy 30-60 second video clip that reflects the Beats by Dre overall mission that "sound matters".

Anybody who is interested can log onto to participate in the Creative Invites, where you can sign up to enter yourself for a particular project.

You can also set up your own creative invite on Talent House if you're looking for a creative collaboration yourself. e.g. if you're a music artist and you're looking for a designer to create an LP cover for you.

Image via

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Gucci Mane, Mario & Plies BET Hip Hop Awards 2009

Your boy Gucci Mane took time out of rehab to perform with Mario, and Plies at the BET Hip Hop Awards.

Whether you like Gucci or not, he has managed to transform his cult hood following into a mainstream buzz that his seen him work with Mariah Carey, Black Eyed Peas, Keri Hilson and a host of other popular artists.

Whilst still currently in rehab, Gucci is preparing for the release of his latest solo album 'The State VS Radric Davis' on Dec 8th.

What do you think, can Gucci survive in the mainstream or should he just stick to your local Stratford Rex of a club?

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

NEW FLAVA: Kano - 'NWMOS (Nigg*z Want My Old Sh*t)

Spitting over a Mikey J edit of Jay-Z's Blueprint 3 track "On To The Next One" (produced by Swizz Beatz), Kano addresses criticism of the direction of his new music, from fans/critics who seemingly want replication of his earlier material on 'NWMOS'

Click on the link below to download the track!

In other Kano news, yesterday saw the release of Kano's new single 'Rock N Roller' from his forthcoming album, which will be released in 2010.

NEW FLAVA (VIDEO): Chris Brown ft Lil' Wayne & Swizz Beatz - 'I Can Transform Ya'

Chris Brown is back with this hot track 'I Can Transform Ya'.
'Transform Ya' is the first single to be taken from Chris' forthcoming album 'Graffiti' due out December 15th.

Monday, 26 October 2009

NEW MOVIE: 'Takers'

Judging by the impressive trailer, Takers encapsulates the same cinematic quality of some of the most accredited sophisticated and suave action packed movies in recent years, such as Ocean's Eleven and The Bank Job. So if you enjoy watching exploding cars, thievery and bad boys in suits ( Sorry guys this is written from a females perspective) then Takers is definitely the movie for you.

With a cast that includes the sexy and equally talented Idris Elba, T.I.P, Matt Dillon, Zoe Salanda, Micheal Ealy and Chris Brown, just to name a few, director John Luenssenhops has definitely gone out with the intention to revamp the old "bank robber flick" and inturn has given Takers an urban polish.

After pulling off perfectly executed bank robberies, the star studded cast is set out to nail one last job with the highest stake, but with a hard-boiled detective on their case, the crew may have bitten off more than they can chew.

Takers is set to be a blockbuster and I for one can't wait to see it!

Are you excited about this movie?

Takers will be released on the big screen February 2010
Image via


NEW FLAVA - Birdman ft Jay Sean - 'Written On Her'

Cash Money CEO Bryan 'Baby' Williams aka Birdman drops his first single,'Written On Her' featuring the UK's Jay Sean, from his forthcoming album 'Always Strapped'.

'Written On Her' is out December 7th.

What Does Black History Month Mean To You?

"Black History month for me is an important part of the year, as it totally reinforces the achievements of the spearheads of the black community, both nationally and internationally.

In terms of figureheads that have inspired my career, there are so many to choose from, however the most relevant for me has to be the legendary Jesse Owens. In 1936 his Olympic achievements infront of Nazi Leader, Adolf Hitler, were a perfect example of how we as a race can excel in the most difficult cirmcustances.

He totally inspires me and this month I have taken time to show appreciation for a man who showed the world that on an Olympic stage, prejudice and racism is not accepted."

-Jeanette Kwakye, GB Athlete.

Image via

Sunday, 25 October 2009

New Video: H-Town- Knockin' Your Heels

H-Town return with 'Knockin' Your Heels', the sequel to their 90's hit 'Knockin' The Boots'. It's good to see these seasoned RnB vets can still churn out good music.

What do you think???

Saturday, 24 October 2009

What Does Black History Month Mean To You?

"Black history month highlights the different achievements by people of African origin! This is important as it reminds us of our capabilities and shows our importance and extreme relevance in world history.

It helps to encourage young black people to strive for more than just living... but to make an impact! We are as a people are worth celebrating and that should be everyday not just one month in a year."

-Eddie Kadi, comedian.

Image via

Friday, 23 October 2009

Jaheim Is Back!!

After a little bit of a hiatus, RnB singer Jaheim is back with a new track, 'Ain't Laeving Without You', off his forthcoming album, which is meant to be released early 2010.

Ain't Leavin Without You - Jaheim.mp3

A good upbeat track!

Don't Forget: Janelle Monae's UK Performance - 4th November

One of Bad Boys only truly talented artists, Janelle Monae, will be performing in the UK at 'All The Rage', November 4th at Cargo, London.

If you don't already know Janelle is a great talent and is also a great performer - she is a must see act!!

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Album Info: Sugababes - 'Sweet 7'

Here's the new artwork cover for the new album from the Sugababes, 'Sweet 7'

Track Listings

1.Get Sexy

2. Wear My Kiss

3. About A Girl

4. Wait For You

5. Thank You For The Heartbreak

6. Miss Everything Feat. Sean Kingston

7. She's A Mess

8. Give It To Me Now

9. No More You

10. Sweet & Amazing

11. Little Miss Perfect

The album is said to be released November 23rd.
The album cover is hot!! Do you agree??

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

ALBUM RELEASE DATE: R Kelly - 'Untitled'

Robert Kelly aka Piped Piper aka R Kelly will release his tenth studio album 'Untitled' Stateside December 1st.

Who's going to buy it?

The Wait Is Over! NEW FLAVA: Rihanna - 'Russian Roulette'

At 11:23am (US Time) Rihanna's new single 'Russian Roulette' was debuted on her website.

'Russian Roulette' was written by Ne-Yo and produced by the UKs very own, Chase & Status. The video will be out soon for this single, so check back on SocialWriters for that!

Her new album 'Rated R' will be out November 23rd (11/23)...hence the 11.23am single debut - good marketing idea!

Mid Week Charts: Battle Of The Ladies

Cheryl Cole's first solo single 'Fight For This Love' looks set to be #1 on Sunday after selling 134,193 copies after only one day - which will make it the fastest selling single for 2009, currently held by Alexandra Burke's 'Bad Boys'.

This means that Alexandra's single will be pushed to #2 in the charts after being #1 in the charts for a week.

Nothing like a bit of healthy competition between a mentor and their mentee.

At first I disliked 'Fight For This Love', but I must say it has definitely grown on me a lot!

Monday, 19 October 2009

Battle Of The Albums: Whitney vs Alexandra

Diva to be Alexandra Burke and one of the reigning divas, Whitney Houston, will be battling it out this week in album sales as both of their album were released today.

Both albums are worthy of a #1; 'I Look To You' is Whitney's come back album after a very long hiatus, and 'Overcome' is Alexandra's debut album.

Alexandra's debut single 'Bad Boys' featuring Flo Rida is #1 in the singles chart and 'Overcome' is currently #1 on the iTunes album chart, 'I Look To You' is #2.

Which diva will be the winner?

NEW FLAVA (VIDEO): So Solid - 'Since You Went Away'

So Solid are back after a five year break.....they were saying this video was coming from a very long time ago and it's finally here!

The track features the main members of So Solid: Mega Man, Lisa Maffia and Romeo.

I must say Lisa's voice is sounding much better these days!

I wonder whether love-rat Harvey and Asher D will be returning to So Solid?

Friday, 16 October 2009

Twitter Beef: SAS Trying To Diss Kano??

These days Twitter has become a platform for people to air their opinions on fellow people in their industry. We've had Fabolous going in on Bow Wow, Jade Ewen talking about her alledged friendship with now ex-Sugababe member Keisha Buchanan plus many others.

Well hip-hop crew SAS are the latest tweeters to go in on somebody.......Kano, after he said he was the 'Crep King'

SAS decided to speak out on Kane's title as the 'Crep King'.....

Why do people have time to be arguing over who is the 'Crep Check King'? SMH

VIDEO: JLS x Marvin's Ex Girlfriend - 'Cheat Again'

First heard the track on YouTube and JLS fans did not like Marvin's ex's version at all!

I believe the girl singing in this video is Marvin's ex girl......trying to create a bit of a name for herself off of Marvin's cheating ways.......

Seen on Hattie C In The Place To Be

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Diddy the Daddy..

I saw this and I just had to post it. Its not often you see the Bad Boy mogul that is Diddy playing the loving father and from where I'm standing, he looks like he's loving every second of it.

Gorgeous twins Jesse Jame and D'lila Star Combs have miraculously grown over night and have obviously inherited their mother's (Kim Porter) stunning beauty. The girls are just adorable and if it wasn't for his track record as serial womanizer, the thought of Mr Combs fathering my own children wouldn't be such a bad idea.

BEWARE: This clip may evoke a broody disposition!


Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Leona Lewis Slapped At Her Book Signing

So today Leona was in London signing her new autobiography 'Dreams' at a Waterstones like I mentioned yesterday and it has been reported that she was slapped by a man.....

"We were called to Waterstones Piccadilly Circus at 4:35pm to reports of an assault.It appears that a male has slapped a female at the location." said a Scotland Yard representative

I'm sure more details will be released soon.

What I want to know is why?


A statement has been issued:
“Leona was the victim of an unprovoked attack this afternoon at her book signing. The police were called immediately and medical attention has been sought. Leona is understandably shaken and apologises to the fans she was unable to meet and complete signings.”

Thanks to Punchbowl Blog for the update

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

NEW FLAVA: Toni Braxton & Trey Songz - 'Yesterday'

Toni is back and banging with her new single 'Yesterday' with her Atlantic Records label mate, Trey Songz. I heard a version of this song without Trey and I wasn't too crazy about the track, but this duet is great! Got the song on repeat already.

Yesterday_MP3 Tony & Trey.mp3

 What do you think of the track?

Janet Jackson Set To Release New Album Entitled 'Janet Jackson: The Best'

Janet Jackson's set to release Janet Jackson: The Best; a two-disc compilation album featuring all of her 33 #1 global hits, from Janet's 1986 album, Control right up to her most recent album, Discipline, which was released in 2008. The album will also include Janet's new single, Make Me.

Janet Jackson: The Best is the first greatest hits compilation from Janet and will be released in the US November 17th and everywhere else in the world November 23rd.

Disc 1
1. What Have You Done For Me Lately (Control, #1 R&B)
2. Nasty (Control, #1 Dance & R&B)
3. When I Think Of You (Control, #1 Pop & Dance)
4. Control (Control, #1 Dance & R&B)
5. Let's Wait Awhile (Control, #1 R&B)
6. The Pleasure Principle (Control, #1 Dance & R&B)
7. Diamonds--Herb Alpert with Janet Jackson (Keep Your Eye on Me, #1 Dance& R&B)
8. Miss You Much (Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814, #1 Pop, Dance & R&B)
9. Rhythm Nation (Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814, #1 Dance & R&B)
10. Escapade (Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814, #1 Pop, Dance & R&B)
11. Alright (Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814, #1 Dance)
12. Come Back To Me (Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814, #1 AC)
13. Black Cat (Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814, #1 Pop)
14. Love Will Never Do (Without You) (Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814,#1 Pop)
15. The Best Things In Life Are Free---Luther Vandross and Janet Jackson
16. That's The Way Love Goes (janet, #1 Pop, Dance & R&B)

Disc 2
1. If (Janet, #1 Pop, Dance & R&B)
2. Again (Janet, #1 Pop)
3. Because Of Love
4. Any Time, Any Place (Janet, #1 R&B)
5. Scream--Michael Jackson and Janet (History - Past, Present, and FutureBook 1, #1 Dance)
6. Runaway
7. Got 'Til Its Gone---Janet featuring Joni Mitchell and Q-Tip (TheVelvet Rope, #1 Japan and South Africa)8. Together Again (The Velvet Rope, #1 Pop and Dance)
9. Get Lonely---Janet featuring BLACKstreet (The Velvet Rope, #1 R&B)
10. Go Deep (The Velvet Rope, #1 Dance)
11. What's It Gonna Be---Busta Rhymes featuring janet (Extinction LevelEvent, #1 R&B)
12. Doesn't Really Matter (All For You, #1 Pop)
13. All For You (All For You, #1 Pop, Dance, R&B)
14. Someone To Call My Lover (All For You, #1 Dance)
15. All Nite (Don't Stop) (Damita Jo), #1 Dance)
16. Call On Me with Nelly (20 Y.O., #1 R&B)
17. Feedback (Discipline, #1 Dance)
18. Make Me

Janet's next studio album is slated to be released sometime in 2010.

Photo: Universal Music

New Kid On The Block: McLean

Introducing McLean, a new Soul artist signed to Asylum Records in the UK.

'Broken' is McLean's debut single which will be released November 9th and will include the remix featuring number one artist Tinchy Stryder. 'Broken’ first came to the wider world’s attention in 2007 when it was independently released. It was an online sensation and has accrued over 20 million hits across Myspace, Bebo, Habbo, Last FM etc. It’s gained over 5 million YouTube views aswell! Never before has an uncharted record had such a great response without a marketing campaign!

McLean will also be part of the Brrrap Pack tour alongside Ironik and Chipmunk which will take place in February 2010.

Keep an eye out for McLean....his debut album will be released in 2010

Concert Alert: Leona Lewis To Play An Exclusive Gig At London's Hackney Empire

Hackney singer Leona Lewis will play an exclusive gig at the Hackney Empire on Novemeber 2nd, previewing material from her new album, 'Echo'.

The show will be for a limited number of fans only from all over the world. In the UK, iTunes is giving away just 200 tickets for the event on its Facebook page and will make live songs from the night available to coincide with the album's release.

"As a local girl it's an honour to get to perform at the Empire, so close to where I grew up. In the last few years I've travelled the world with work but Hackney is my home and always will be." said Lewis.

This may be the last time Leona will get to perform at the Hackney Empire as their doors are set to close in January 2010.

In other news Leona will be signing her new autobiography 'Dreams' in Waterstones in Piccadilly, 30 Jermyn Street, London. SW1Y 6WW at 3pm tomorrow.

Whitney Houston To Tour The UK in 2010

Whitney Houston announced the first leg of aneagerly anticipated European tour, her first major tour in more than 11years. Her new album 'I Look To You' will be released in the UK on October 19, just one day after a massive appearance on the The X Factor this weekend. It'll be a must see performance!

"This is my first full tour since the My Love Is Your Love tour and I amso excited to be performing for my fans around the world after all this time.I am putting together a great show and cannot wait to perform the songs frommy new album I Look To You along with some of your favourites," said WhitneyHouston.

Thursday, April 8 Manchester, UK Manchester Evening News Arena
Sunday, April 11 Glasgow, UK SECC
Tuesday, April 13 Birmingham, UK LG Arena
Thursday, April 22 Newcastle, UK Metro Radio Arena
Sunday, April 25 London, UK 02 Arena

All tickets go on-sale Friday, October 16 at 9am

Online;;; (Glasgow only)


Monday, 12 October 2009

Michael Jackson's New Single Gets Dropped To Sony HQ By Armed Police

5am this morning outside Sony UK's HQ.........

They sure went all out for the late great MJ!!
Great PR stunt!

I like the track - it's very classic for Michael.

NEW FLAVA (VIDEO): Rick Ross ft. Robin Thicke- Lay Back

The Boss returns with this new smooth track of off his Platinum selling 'Deeper Than Rap' album. Although Ricky has opted to put out a version that has the lyrics from 'Lay Back pt. 2' which featured Triple C's (who don't rap in the vid) I think he still has a hit on his hands. I'm loving the backdrop for this video, and the eye candy doesn't hurt either.

Robin Thicke sounds good on the track and i'm diggin' his swag too! (*No Bruno*). Let us know what you think.


Friday, 9 October 2009

Urban Music Awards 2009 Nominees

This year the UMAs will be held 1st November 2009. The venue is yet to be announced.

Full list of nominees for the UMAs 2009 include:

Best Album 2009
Dizzee Rascal ‘Tongue & Cheek’ (UK)
Daniel Merriweather ‘Love & War’ (UK)
Basement Jaxx ‘Scars’ (UK)
Tinchy Stryder ‘Catch 22’ (UK)
Beverley Knight ‘100 Percent’ (UK)
David Guetta ‘One Love’ (France)
N-Dubz ‘Uncle B’ (UK)

Best Dance Act 2009 (UK & France)
David Guetta (France)
Donaeo (UK)
K.I.G Family (UK)
King Kuduro (France)
Calvin Harris (UK)
Egypt (UK)

Best DJ (UK & France)
David Guetta (France)
Sarah Love (1Xtra)
Jigs (Choice)
Ronnie Herrel (1Xtra)
Swerve (Kiss)
Manny Norte (Kiss)
Masterstepz (Choice)

Best Group (UK & France)
Brick & Lace
The Noisettes

Best TV Station
Flava TV
E4 Music
Channel Aka

Best Collaboration
Tinchy Stryder feat. N-Dubz- Number 1
Jay Sean ft. Lil Wayne ‘Down’
Tinchy Stryder feat. Amelle ‘Never Leave You’
Chipmunk ft. Emeli Sande ‘Diamond rings’
Mr Hudson ft. Kanye West ‘Supernova’
Lazee ft. Neverstore ‘Hold On’

Best Hip Hop Act
Wretch 32
Speech Debelle

Best Music Video
N-Dubz ‘Wouldn’t You’
BBE ‘Too Many Mans’
K.I.G ‘Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes’
Taio Cruz ‘Break your heart’
Dizzee Rascal ‘Holiday’
Alexander Burke ft Flo rida ‘Badboys’

Best Radio Station (UK & France)
1 Xtra (UK)
Radio Nova 101.5 (France)
Radio 1 (UK)
Kiss (UK)
NRJ (France)
Choice (UK)

Best UK Asian Act
Jay Sean
Mumzy Stranger
Khiza Music
Talvin Singh

Best Entrepreneur Category
Tim Campbell
Levi Roots
Corey Johnson
T. Oyelola
Nii Sackey
Jamie Binns

Best Newcomer sponsored by INVINCIBLE
Mr Hudson
Alexandra Burke
VV Brown

Best R&B Act
Brick & Lace
Mr. Hudson
Daniel Merriweather
Alexandra Burke
Taio Cruz

Most Inspiring Act 2009
Brick & Lace
Yolanda Brown
VV Brown
Princess Nyah
The Noisettes

Best Jazz Act
Yolanda Brown
Gary Crosby
Lizz Wright
Dave Holland

Best Gospel Act
29th Chapter
Guvna B
New Direction Crew
Sons of Light

Best Producer
Calvin Harris
Blessed Beats
Mark Ronson
Chase & Status

Best Radio Show
Rickie & Melvin (Kiss)
Trevor Nelson & Gemma (1Xtra)
279 (Choice fm)
Ace & Vis (1Xtra)
James Meritt (Kiss)

*I've noticed in the Best TV Station category MTV Base has not been nominated. I'm sure that has something to do with the claim that earlier this year, UMAs created fake MTV email addresses in order to gain sponsorship for their awards show, which was investigated by the police. UMAs don't be spiteful - we all know MTV Base more than deserve to be on that nominees list*

** Why is there no Best MC catergory? What about acts such as Chipmunk and Tinchy Stryder that have done well over the past 12 months?**

***Brick & Lace??? Are you having a laugh?! What have they done this year? Am I so behind in this world of entertainment that I've missed anything Brick & Lace related?? - Answers in the comments section will do***

I applaud Jordan Kensington's (C.E.O of UMAs) grind, I really do!

But after last years' bloodshed at the 2008 UMAs....will anybody actually care about the 2009 UMAs?

Jay-Z Sells Out His Alexandra Palace Show In 15 Seconds!!

Last month Jay-Z managed to sell out his show at Camden's Roundhouse in 2.5 minutes, but according to official press releases it was 20 seconds.......

Today it has been said that his up-coming gig on November 4th at North London's Alexandra Palace has sold out in 15 seconds!!

Seeing as Wale is now joining Jay-Z on his North American college tour...maybe he may come to London for Jay's show......

Who do you think will be joining Jay-Z at this show?

President Obama Wins 2009 Nobel Peace Prize

President Barack Obama won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize today for “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples,”

Asked why the prize had been awarded to Mr Obama less than a year after he took office, Nobel Committee head Thorbjoern Jagland said: "It was because we would like to support what he is trying to achieve".

"It is a clear signal that we want to advocate the same as he has done," he said.

Congratulatons President Obama!

NEW FLAVA (VIDEO) : Sugababes - 'About A Girl'

What are your thoughts on this video?


Thursday, 8 October 2009

Jay Sean Gets His First US #1

British RnB singer, Jay Sean, has scored his 1st #1 with his single 'Down' (ft Lil'Wayne), after signing with the American label, Cash Money Records, last year.

Jay Sean has knocked Black Eyed Peas off the top spot which they held for a staggering 14 weeks. No British act has been #1 in the States from since last year June when Coldplay were at #1 for seven days with their song 'Viva La Diva'.

Jay Sean is currently in the UK and made an appearance last night at the first night of Lil' Wayne's concert dates in London.

Well done Jay Sean - keep flying the British flag!

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

RANDOM VIDEO: Why Can He Do This With His Bum??

Video seen on

Mariah's Album 'Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel' To Be Re-Released Already?

Mimi's new album, 'Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel' only came out last week, and already there's talk of the whole album being remixed and re-released. Mariah's album came in at #3 in the Billboard charts, which the lowest ever album entry for the singer.

Maybe this is the reason for the re-release?


Album Info: Leona Lewis - 'Echo'

The full information for Leona Lewis' sophomore album, Echo, has been released. The album is out to buy November 16th 2009.


1. Happy
2. I Got You
3. Can’t Breathe
4. Brave
5. Outta My Head
6. My Hands
7. Love Letter
8. Broken
9. Naked
10. Stop Crying Your Heart Out
11. Don’t Let Me Down
12. Alive
13. Lost Then Found (featuring One Republic)

The first single from Echo will be the track, 'Happy', which will be available to download 8th November and out on CD on November 9th.

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Sugababes - The Cracks Are Already Showing

Already the new Sugababes are arguing......

According to the Daily Star the band's management want Heidi to stand in the middle for all promo shoots, but Amelle thinks she should be the one to stand in the middle.

Apparently a full-blown argument occurred between Amelle and Heidi.......seems like Keisha wasn't the only bitch in the group after all!

If their fighting over which member should stand in the middle for some promo shots they wont last. Jealousy seems to be a major issue within that band. Sort it out Babes!

Source: Digital Spy

New Movie: Legion

Came across this trailer on Youtube earler. Looks like it could be a hit!! The release date is 22/1/10, but could be subject to change.


Rapper Shyne Released Today

I know you haven't forgotten all about Shyne!

It's been nine years since Shyne went down for a shooting that happened at a Manhatten club that his record label's CEO, Diddy, and Diddy's former girlfriend Jennifer Lopez, attended with Shyne.

Even though Shyne's been in prison, that hasn't kept his name from being hot on the streets of America.

He is being released today from prison after serving nine years out of a ten year sentence. There has been a lot of talk about who Shyne is going to sign with even though his future is undecided. However there is talk that due to contractual obligations from his contract with Bad Boy, Shyne may have to release his next album under Diddy's label - even though he cut off ties with Bad Boy years ago. Shyne is not Diddy's biggest fan at all!

This is a developing Bad Boy case....stay tuned for the possible drama of Diddy vs Shyne



Shyne will be released from prison.....but will be deported back to Belize! Can you imagine - the cheek of it. There's people who commit far worse crimes than Shyne and get to stay in New York.

VIDEO: Sway - 'Mercedes-Benz'

This song has definitely grown on us a lot!

It's out October 26th

Chipmunk Set For His First #1 Single For 'Oopsy Daisy'

In the charts, north London MC Chipmunk looks set for a definite #1 single this Sunday, with over 35,000 copies of his song 'Oopsy Daisy' been sold already, outselling girl group The Saturday's, who've sold 15,000 so far.

UK 'Urban' music is definitely paving the way this year.

Congratulations Chipmunk

Image: Columbia Records

Album Review: Ginuwine- 'A Man's Thoughts'

On October 9th Ginuwine returns with his sixth studio album 'A Man's Thoughts'.
In a career that spans over ten years with platinum and multi-platinum albums as well as BET, American Music & Soul Train award,s Ginuwine's first album in nearly five years does not disappoint.

Since 2000 there have been many turbulent situations from the loss of both of his parents (see 'Two Reasons I Cry' from his 2001 'The Life' LP) and severe depression through all of this Ginuwine could always rely on his music as a form of release and expression.

Gone are the days of a slip 'n slide pony riding performer, A Man's Thoughts is a very grown and sexy album, but is still able to hold it's own in a market which now has the likes of Chris Brown & Trey Songz at it's forefront! From the intro Ginuwine sets the tone for his opus.

With this album Ginuwine says-
”I wanted that growth to be reflected in my music. Forget about singing about a club or some drink, I’m trying to take it back to the blueprint that Marvin Gaye and other soul legends designed.”

After ten years at Sony Records, Ginuwine is now recording for Kedar Entertainment which is home to artists like Joe Thomas & Chico DeBarge. After recording over forty songs, what you have is an 11 track long player about love, relationships, settling down, promoting self-confidence, being true to your feelings and accepting your responsibilities.

Collaborations are set to a minimum with only Bun B, Brandy, Missy and a much overdue reunion with super prducer and old friend Timbaland. Production is handled by Brian Michael Cox (Day 26, Mariah Carey, Usher, Amerie & Musiq) with writing credit from RL Hugger (of Next) and Johnta Austin.

The lead single 'Last Chance', is a mid-tempo song described as an anthem for 'dudes tired of being players'. Set to a guitar string beat this track is a tale of forgetting your pride and all other outside influences to be with the one you truly love. Good choice for a jump-off single.

'Show Off' could be this years 'ode to all females' no matter their shape, size or colour. It's refreshing to hear someone sing about female’s qualities rather than focusing solely on her assets.

'One Time For Love' is definitely one for the fine slow jam connoisseur! G's velvet tones over a smooth piano driven instrumental showcases his vast vocal range perfectly. If there are any ladies out there who forgot about Ginuwine will definitely be drawn back in by track!

The standout track on A Man's Thoughts for me has to be 'Even When I’m Mad'. Not many artists can really make you feel exactly where they are coming from when they sing. Having known what Ginuwine had been through over the last few years you can tell he has a new appreciation for life and what and whom he has in it.

What I like about this album is that Ginuwine has stayed true to his craft and has not tried to fit in to pop-locking, swagger splashing, finger snapping market, but has come back with honest RnB that will please previous and new listeners. You definitely won't be disappointed with this album.

I give this album 4 out 5.

Image via

Monday, 5 October 2009

New Album: Lethal B - 'Go Hard'

Today sees the release of Lethal Bizzle's third album 'Go Hard'.

The album is a rollercoaster ride of Bizzles energetic beats and bars that we've come to know and love with guest appearences from Su-Elise, Mark Ronson, Tawiah and Donaaaaae'O.

Lethal has been putting in a lot of work on the festival circuit this year so look out for songs that will appeal to a wider audience this time around.

Make sure you come back to Social Writers for a full album review later on this week!

image via

Concert Alert: Jay-Z at Alexandra Palace

HOV will be back in London again in the next few weeks to do another concert - this time it'll take place at Alexandra Palace in Wood Green, London, November 4th.

For those of you who missed a chance of seeing Jay perform at his sold-put concert at the Roundhouse recently, make sure you purchase your tickets for this concert quickly!

The Live Nation pre-sale tickets go on sale 8th October at 9am. General tickets go on sale October 9th at 9am. No doubt it'll be pandemonium to get some of these tickets.

I wonder if he'll have any supporting acts this time round?

Glastobury 2010 Sells Out in 24 Hours

Tickets for next year's Glastobury festival have already sold out even though the festival is nine months away!

Next year will be the 40th anniversary of the Glastonbury festival and there have been rumours that headlining acts such as U2, Radiohead and even Beyonce will perform.

Tickets for next year's event cost £185, an increase of £10 on this year. However, it was possible to secure tickets with a £50 deposit, with the full payment not due until 28 February 2010.

There will be a small amount of tickets that will become available over the next few weeks for fans who haven't got tickets. To be in a chance of purchasing these tickets, go to

Source: The Guardian

Sunday, 4 October 2009

A Very Pregnant Jourdan Dunn Hits The Runway

Miss Dunn hit the runway yesterday at the Jean-Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer show in Paris and the girl still looks fierce with her baby bump.

Werk it girl!

I pray she comes back even bigger and fiercer after the birth of her baby.


Saturday, 3 October 2009

Friday, 2 October 2009

Kanye West and Lady GaGa tour cancelled

Social writers has just caught wind that the highly anticipated 'Fame Kills' tour with Kanye West and Lady GaGa has been cancelled. Just days after tickets had gone on sale, Live Nation announced the disappointing news on Thursday failing to offer any explanation.

Fortunately, refunds are available for the few who bought tickets for the show, though I'm sure the sight of Gaga gyrating on West is an irreplaceable image that will have to be left up to the imagination. The Grammy award winning rapper and producer has recently been under fire for his drunkard behaviour last month when he hijacked the award winning moment of Taylor Swifts at the MTV Music Awards Ceremony.

West made a "heartfelt" apology days after the embarrassing act on the "Jay Leno show" and there has since been speculation that the emotionally troubled rapper could be spending some much needed time in rehab.

Lets hope Kanye will take this time to disappear out of the limelight, long enough to get himself together, as for might want to put the leotards up for a minute.

Source: Yahoo news


Jay-Z & Alicia Keys Shoot Video For 'Empire State of Mind'

The video for Jay-Z's third single, 'Empire State of Mind', off his #1 album 'BluePrint 3', featuring Miss Keys, has been filmed around New York's Tribeca area, Ground Zero and Broadway, and most likely Brooklyn too.

The video is directed by one of the best directors, Hype Williams. I really hope he does this video justice, as of lately I think his videos have not been great at all!

I can't wait to see the video!!

Source: MTV
Video Source: Hattie C via Rap Radar

New Anti-Knife Video - 'Don't Shank, Just Skank'

Blog Widget by LinkWithin