Monday, 30 November 2009

The Black Tie Comedy Awards 2009

The 2009 Black Tie Comedy Awards took place last night at indigo, O2 and was a MAJOR SUCCESS!!

Despite the horrible traffic conditions everyone arrived suited and booted and ready to celebrate the achievements of some of the best comedians not only in the UK but in the world.

Special guest on the night, American comic Billy Bellamy was a no show but was not missed as my boy Kojo and the beautiful Rachael Ritfield kept the proceedings flowing for everybody in attendance.

The winners on the night-

  • Best Newcomer: KEVIN J

  • Best TV Performance: SLIM

  • Best Female Comedian: GLENDA JAXSON

  • Best Male Comedian: SLIM

  • Best Comedy Promotion: HARMONY PRODUCTIONS

  • Best International Comedian: CHRIS ROCK

  • Outstanding Achievement: THE CAST OF REAL MCCOY

Unfortunately I was unable to attend but with all the feedback I recieved, the night was definitely a very professional event which did not disappoint. Congratulations to the winners and also the nominees as they are a lot of people that worked extremely hard on their craft over the last year.

Shout out to DJ Longers too, I heard you killed it at the afterparty!

Louboutin's S/S 2010 Must Haves

Christian Louboutin is showering us with studs in his Spring/Summer 2010 shoe collection, for both men and women.

Check out a few of our favourites that you can get your hands on soon!

Engine Spikes

Louis Sneaker

Big Kiss Flat

New London Paper - TheBlogPaper

As we all know a lot of our free London papers have stopped publishing, but there's a new London paper out now with a difference, that not many are aware of......yet!

Theblogpaper is an online and print newspaper, where the content is user-generated. Anyone is allowed to publish written and visual work. The more a piece of work is rated or commented on, defines whether it gets promoted to the front page of the website and published in the print edition.

Theblogpaper are aiming to publish a print issue every Friday, but as they are still in BETA mode, it will not be weekly just yet.

The next print issue is due out 18th December.

So if you see yourself as a blogger, journalist, photographer, or you just like to write check out Theblogpaper

NEWS: Susan Boyle Makes Chart History

Susan Boyle's debut album, 'I Dreamed A Dream', has stormed to the charts at #1 after selling 411,820 copies.

SuBo breaks the record for highest first week sales for a debut album, which was previously held by fellow Syco artist Leona Lewis for her debut album, 'Spirit'. She also breaks the record for sales of any album in any week by any female solo artist.

Aged 48, Susan Boyle is a living testament that you're never too old to live your dreams!

Friday, 27 November 2009

VIDEO: Beyonce - 'I Am....Yours' (Thanksgiving Special)

If you've never been to a Beyonce show before, this video will show you what to expect. She isn't called 'Queen Bey' for no reason.


NEW FLAVA (VIDEO): Cheryl Cole ft Will.I.Am - '3 Words'

'3 Words' is the second single to be released from Cheryl's platinum debut album also entitled '3 Words'.

Waiting to see how well this single sells........because the song is dreadful! Maybe help from Jay-Z wont be so bad after all.....

Thursday, 26 November 2009

NEW VIDEO: Jay Smooth breaks down Beanie Sigel and Jay-Z Beef

Jay Smooth decided to take breakdown the whole Beanie Sigel Vs. Jay-Z beef (I'm very disappointed in you Beanie...). If you don't know what it's all about get the lowdown in exactly 3:22 secs!

"He's just not that into beefing with you Beanie" LOL


NEW FLAVA (VIDEO): Snoop Dogg - 'I Wanna Rock'

'I Wanna Rock' is taken from Snoop Dogg's forthcoming album, 'Malice n Wonderland', which is released 8th December 2009.

Check out the cameo from Jamie Foxx.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

VIDEO: Best Knockout Moments In Boxing Set To The Sounds Of Wiley

This video of knockouts is to support Wiley's new single 'Take That'. Watch the video for the single here

The X Factor Effect

For those of you that watch the X Factor, I'm sure you've realised the amount of #1's and great record sales that guest performers have received after their performance on X Factor.

There is obviously a correlation between record sales and X Factor performances, which is why most music acts are jumping at the chance to promote their new album or single on the show by performing.

Music acts such as last years' X Factor winner Alexandra Burke, last years' X Factor runners up JLS, and the Black Eyed Peas have all scored #1 singles after their X Factor performances.

Britain's Got Talent's runner up Susan Boyle is also heading towards the #1 spot as debut album, 'I Dreamed A Dream', after selling nearly 150,000 copies on its first day of release. It's estimated her album will be the biggest selling album of the year!

Rihanna is performing on the X Factor next week Sunday, and as sales for her new album, 'Rated R', are pretty low, her X Factor performance of her new single 'Russian Roulette' may boost her sales.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

NEWS: Jay-Z To Perform At The BRIT Awards 2010

I knew this was coming.....

Jay-Z has been signed up to perform at the BRIT Awards 2010 where he'll perform a medley of hit biggest hits and a duet with a surprise artist which said to be either Alicia Keys, Chris Martin or his wife Beyonce. Who knows it may even be Mr Hudson?

Robbie Williams will close the show as he will be receiving the Outstanding Contribution To Music award, for his work with Take That and as a solo star.

Robbie has already won more BRITs than any other artist and will be presented his 16th honour at the event which takes place at London's Earls Court Exhibition Centre on February 16th 2010.

The UK loves Jay-Z and Jay-Z loves the UK....this was bound to happen!

Must See Movie: 'Cover'

Originally released in February 2008 Cover is a social-problem film without a solution. Directed by Bill Duke, the movie raises awareness and tackles a very sensitive issue which exists through-out the world and affects many families on different levels.

I don't want to give away too much so head over to for more info!

Although Cover is not a big budget blockbuster it is definitely worth checking out...

What Do You Think? Keri Hilson's AMA's outfit

The beautiful Ms Keri Hilson attended the American Music Awards this week in a 'lil black number' that has had quite an affect on Facebook with people asking 'What the hell is she wearing???'.

I personally don't see anything wrong with it, but others did! What do you think???

Image via

Day 26 Leave Bad Boy Records

Day 26 have decided to part ways with Bad Boy records after Sean 'Diddy' Combs decided to jump ship and went over to Interscope Records. They are now with Atlantic Records, where Bad Boy Records were a sub-division record label.

To be completely honest we at SW predicted this a while ago. Hopefully the boys can now carve out their own fanbase away from the label of 'reality TV stars'. Also, considering what happens to most Bad Boy artists this could be the perfect move for the longevity of their music career.

Let's hope that the quintet get some new music out soon as their first two albums were really good!

Good luck fellas... Oh, and please NO MORE BITCH-ASS-NESS!!

Image via MTV.COM

EVENT: Writers Block

For those of you who like poetry, spoken word, short films and soulful/hip-hop vibes, Writers Block is for you!

Writer's Block- Charity Show- Featuring: Polar Bear, shortMAN & Ade Omotayo.

The last Writer's Block of 2009 marks a chance to celebrate a creatively charged year, while giving back by donating 100% of proceeds and raising awareness for the Boyhood to Manhood Foundation. Kick start the festive season with a line up of poetry pioneers, and music maestros. Plus, for the first time this year, we open the mic to YOU. Come down, sign up and perform, or kick back and enjoy the show, knowing your entry fee has gone away towards helping someone. Plus, in true pre-festive spirit, we'll be in full celebration mode.

Featuring Poetry royalty Polar Bear & shortMAN + a special appearance from the very talented Ade Omotayo (who is a backing singer for Amy Winehouse).

Juno Bar 134-135 Shoreditch High Street
Shoreditch E1 6JE.
£5 all night (all to be donated to charity)

For more info log onto:

Monday, 23 November 2009

NEW FLAVA (VIDEO): Toni Braxton ft Trey Songz - 'Yesterday'

Absolutely love this song.....

'Yesterday' is out today to buy on iTunes and is the first single to be released from her forthcoming album, 'Pulse', which is set to be released in February 2010.

American Music Awards - The Performances [Cont]

Jennifer Lopez | 'Louboutins'

Whitney Houston | 'I Didn't Know My Own Strength'

Alicia Keys | 'Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart'

Eminem & 50 Cent | 'Crack A Bottle' and 'Forever'

Timbaland ft Nelly Furtado and SoShy | 'Morning After Dark'

American Music Awards - The Performances

Janet Jackson's medley of hits

Shakira | 'Give It Up To Me'

Kelly Clarkson | 'Already Gone'

Jay-Z ft Alicia Keys | 'Empire State Of Mind'

Black Eyed Peas | 'Meet Me Half Way' and 'Boom Boom Pow'

Rihanna | 'Wait Is Ova' and 'Hard'

Lady Gaga | 'Bad Romance'

Mary J Blige | 'I Am'

American Music Awards - The Winners

The American Music Awards (AMAs) took place last night.

Here's a list of the winners:

The American Music Awards took place last night.

Here's a list  full of the winners:

Favorite Male Artist
Michael Jackson

Favorite Female Artist
Taylor Swift

Favorite Band, Duo or Group
Black Eyed Peas

Favorite AlbumMichael Jackson / Number Ones

Favorite Male Artist
Keith Urban

Favorite Female Artist
Taylor Swift

Favorite Band, Duo or Group
Rascal Flatts
Favorite AlbumTaylor Swift / Fearless

Favorite Male Artist

Favorite Album
Jay-Z / Blueprint 3

Favorite Male Artist
Michael Jackson

Favorite Female Artist

Favorite Band, Duo or Group
Black Eyed Peas

Favorite Album
Michael Jackson / Number Ones

Favorite Album
Twilight Soundtrack

Favorite Artist
Green Day

Favorite Artist
Taylor Swift

Favorite Artist

Favorite Artist
Mary Mary

Taylor Swift- Country

Country Breakthrough Artist - Gloriana

Whitney Houston

Country singer Talyor Swift picked up the most awards of the least Kanye let the girl have her time to shine and give her acceptance speech. However, Taylor Swift voted as favourite artist of the year? I'm sure it could've gone to somebody else, such as Michael Jackson.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Brandy kills it....AGAIN!

This has been circulating on the web a lot today and people have been giving Brandy's singing in the bathroom antics, raving reviews.

To put it plainly her rendition of Sam Cook's 'A Change Gone Come' is superb!

You go Brandy, truly giving longevity a whole new meaning, R 'n' B amateurs take note!


NEW FLAVA (VIDEO) - Janet Jackson - 'Make Me'

Miss Jackson, if you're nasty, is back with a brand new single, 'Make Me'. She'll be performing tonight at the American Music Awards. Check back here tomorrow for her performance

NEW FLAVA (VIDEO): Keri Hilson - 'I Like'

'I Like' is the new single from Miss Keri Baby. The song also features in a new German movie entitled Zweiohrkuken...yes I had trouble with pronunciation as well.
I like this new track from Keri Hilson ( no pun intended) it's up tempo and will definitely go down well in the clubs.

What do you think of Keri's single, could it be her first solo UK number one?


Friday, 20 November 2009

NEW FLAVA (VIDEO): N-Dubz Ft. Mr Hudson - 'Playing With Fire'

NEW FLAVA (VIDEO): Wiley ft Chew Fu - 'Take That'

As most will know, Wiley is now signed to Universal Records, and this is his first single with them.
Most will be shocked that Wiley actually is in the video as he is notoriously known not to show up to video shoots, shows etc etc

Thursday, 19 November 2009

NEWS: Jay-Z Scores His Second #1 Single

We already predicted this......

'Empire State Of Mind' has become Jay-Z's second #1 single, and his first Hot 100 #1 single. The single taken from his album 'BluePrint3', featuring Alicia Keys is #1 on the Billboard singles chart, where it's meant to be!

The song has been performed live quite a lot and has had an effect on quite a few people.....remember Lil' Mama at the VMAs? I also recently saw a person shed a few tears whilst Jay peformed the track live with singer Bridget Kelly, (who frequently steps in for Alicia on Jay's tour), at his show at Alexandra Palace.

The track has already been in the UK's Top Ten singles chart, that's even before the song was released as a single. I wonder if he'll be able to score another #1 single in the UK with this song?

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

NEW FLAVA (VIDEO): The Saturdays - 'Ego'

'Ego' is out January 4th

VIDEO: Alicia Keys - 'Empire State Of Mind' (Part 2) Live

'Empire State Of Mind' is a great track.....and Alicia's version is just a good as the original!

Thanks SoulCulture

Jennifer Hudson To Play Winnie Mandela In Movie

Jennifer Hudson has been cast as the lead to play Nelson Mandela's wife, Winnie Mandela, in the a film about her life, 'Winnie.' Morgan Freeman is said to play Nelson Mandela.

'Winnie' will be based on will be based on Anne Marie du Preez Bezdrob's biography 'Winnie Mandela: A Life.'

Jennifer has already starred in major films such as Dreamgirls, Sex And The City, and The Secret Life Of Bees, but Winnie will be the first time she's had the leading role in a film.

I assume they will make her sing the theme song....I mean it's only right...right?

NEW FLAVA (VIDEO): Robin Thicke - 'Sex Therapy'

Robin Thicke is always bringing 'sexy back' in his videos.....and this new video is no exception. The visuals...well you can see for yourself.

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

SMH: Universal Removes Black Couple From Film Poster

This is not acceptable......

The film 'Couples Retreat' stars a host of actors/comedians such as Vince Vaughn, Jason Bateman and Faizon Love. But Universal decided to change the poster promoting the film for the UK audience and removed the two black actors, Faizon Love and Tasha Smith from the poster, and their names too!

Universal said it regretted causing any offense, and it has abandoned plans to use the revised poster in other countries. A Universal spokesman said the revised advertisment was aimed ‘to simplify’ the poster to actors who are the most recognizable in international markets.

Even if it was a marketing ploy, they should know their decision was going to cause an issue with people, especially the Black community.

How many times are there actors in films and we haven't got a damn clue as to who they are, but no 'editing' to their marketing project for international audiences are changed?? SMH


Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous: Rhi Rhi

So Rihanna and her five head partied it up at Mahiki yesterday after her Nokia show Brixton.

If you played 'guess the club' and went to Vendomme (five head & Jiggas usual spot when they come to London) then shame on you!

Have a look to see her five head in all her graces, oh and see if you can spot a certain UK artist in the mix.

One word, 'Wasted'.

But hold on, who's that in the fray, not Idris Elba, I'm talking about you guessed it, Chipmunk.

Looks like life's back to normal for the artist who 'claimed' he was thinking about suicide.

Judge for yourselves...

Images Getty/D. Bennet

Concert Review: Rihanna at Brixton Academy (16/11/09)

The Bajan princess, Rihanna, performed an exclusive gig for 40 minutes in London in association with Nokia, that was streamed live all over the world.

Rihanna looked great with two outfit changes of  a bejeweled leotard and a plain black one. She started by singing 'The Wait Is Over' from her new album, 'Rated R' and also performed new single 'Russian Roulette' on a rotating chair, and 'Hard' where Young Jeezy came out for his cameo on the track. Past hits by the singer were also performed.

Jay-Z also graced the stage with Riri for 'Run This Town' and her smash hit, 'Umbrella', which definitely upped the level Rihanna's show. Rihanna has definitely been taking some vocal lessons as she sounded much better than she normally does, even though her vocals were drowned out by her live band sometimes, but her stage presence was great.

For those of you that missed the live streaming, log onto for some footage of the show.

NEWS: Jay-Z To Mentor Cheryl Cole

So Cheryl Cole seems to be a very lucky lady; she goes from rags to riches after winning Pop Stars: The Rivals, has a successful career with Girls Aloud, she marries footballer Ashley Cole, gets to work with Will.I.Am, gets a spot as a judge on X-Factor making her the 'nations sweetheart', gets a #1 debut single and debut album......and now this......

According to the Mirror, Jay-Z wants to take Cheryl under his wing and kick-start her career Stateside. It seems Jay is loving all things English these days. They're even in talks about doing a collaboration together!

We shall be definitely keeping an eye out on Cheryl and Jay's activities!

NEW FLAVA: Beyonce ft Lady Gaga - 'Video Phone' [Extended Version]

Finally the video we've all been hearing about is here. Was it worth the wait?
Do you like Gaga's toned down look for the video?

NEW FLAVA (VIDEOS): Alicia Keys & Shakira

Alicia Keys - 'Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart'

Shakira (ft Timberland & Lil' Wayne) - 'Give It Up To Me'

Monday, 16 November 2009

NEWS: Beyonce's Video For 'Videophone' Will Be Premiered Tomorrow

MTV will host the exclusive on-air and online global premiere of Beyoncé's "Video Phone" feat Lady Gaga on Tuesday 17th November at 9pm in the UK.

The video, directed by Hype Williams, will be aired across 60 channels on MTV networks. The showing will reach 168 countries around the world, from South East Asia to Europe and on MTV and VH1 in the US.

Image via

Friday, 13 November 2009

R.I.P London Lite

Another one of our free London newspapers have ceased publishing. The London Lite, which was launched in 2006, was created to compete against thelondonpaper (which has also shut down) and the Evening Standard, which is now a free newspaper.

The only free newspapers now are the Evening Standard and The Metro

NEW FLAVA (VIDEO): Rihanna - 'Russian Roulette'

Whilst Rihanna is in France doing promo for her new album, 'Rated R', the video for her single 'Russian Roulette' has been released. Enjoy!

NEW FLAVA: Gucci Mane - My Worst Enemy

Gucci talks about his ongoing feud with Young Jeezy, and his new found success.

I see maturity on this track, too bad that maturity didn't replicate in his actions which now has him in jail for another year.

NEW FLAVA (VIDEO): Chris Brown - 'Crawl'

Chris Brown premiered his new video for his single 'Crawl' on the Wendy Williams Show.

What do you think of the video?

NEW FLAVA: Chris Brown - 'Sing Like Me'

'Sing Like Me' has been leaked from Chris' forthcoming album, 'Graffiti'.

You like?

NEW FLAVA: Beyonce & Lady Gaga - 'Telephone' & 'Videophone'

Queen Bey and crazy creative Lady Gaga have teamed up not once, but twice; firstly to extend Beyonce's track 'Videophone' for the deluxe release of the album 'I Am...Sacha Fierce', and secondly for Lady Gaga's song 'Telephone' for the up-coming album/re-release, 'The Fame Monster'.

Beyonce sounds hot on 'Telephone'. We're liking this Bey/Gaga collabo!

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Gucci Mane Back In Jail, (Yup, again)

In the run up to the release of his latest studio album, 'The State VS Radric Davis' Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane is back in jail for the same offense that saw him saw him see jail time last year, violation of parole.

After working with Usher, Lil Wayne, Omarion, and a host of other artists Gucci's buzz has taken to him to new heights in his career but jail time with an album due for a December 8th release can only slow down his paper.

Watch Gucci before he was sent to jail, as he talks to MissInfo about his ongoing feud wit Young Jeezy.

NEW FLAVA (VIDEO): Diddy ft Dirty Money - 'Love Come Down'

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

NEWS: The Ting Tings Have Been Signed By Roc Nation

Seems like Jay-Z really likes the UK as he's snapped up another British act, The Ting Tings.

The Tings Tings are set to work on their second album after being signed by Roc Nation apparently. It is said that Jay-Z wants to lend his production skills to their new album.

There hs been no official confirmation from the Manchester-born band.

Jazmine Sullivan Interview

Not so long ago, I sat down to have a little chat with the Philadelphia native, Jazmine Sullivan for Blacksheep Magazine.

Miss Sullivan gave me an insight into her up bringing, explaining why she has always been different and why chooses to remain the same. I also got her thoughts on the music industry and how she plans on making her mark on it.

More info when you check out the interview.

In other Jazmine Sullivan related news, check out her latest single 'Champion' featuring Ace Hood and Rick Ross.


NEW FLAVA (VIDEO): David Guetta ft Estelle - 'One Love'

For his third single, David Guetta has teamed up with Estelle to create the dance track 'One Love'. Both of David's previous hits with Kelly Rowland and Akon have gone on to be major hits. Will this song be a hit?

via That Grape Juice

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Rihanna's Single Cover For 'Hard'

According to this is the single cover for her single 'Hard'

Rihanna seems to be showing a lot of flesh for her up-coming album 'Rated R' - sex sells after all!

via NecoleBitchie

NEW FLAVA (VIDEO): Lady Gaga - 'Bad Romance'

She gets more weird in every video.....but the creativity is amazing!

Wonder if she writes her own treatements for her music videos??

NEW FLAVA (Video) : Wale ft UCB- 'Sweating Out Weaves'

Man of the moment Wale, has released his new video, 'Sweating Out weaves'. Way back when, my music supplier gave me my usual mix tape fix and this summer it was in the form of Wale's 'Back To The Feature' mix tape. Never shying away from the odd weave now and again, this instantly became my favourite track.

Though this doesn't exhibit Wale's lyrical ability, we are all entitled to indulge in a bit of bubble gum rap every once in a while.


Source: Eminence Grise

NEW FLAVA (VIDEO): Omarion ft Gucci Mane - 'I Get It In'

After being recently being dropped by Cash Money Records, Omarion is back with a track that looks set to be a club banger!

It seems Gucci Mane is cropping up on all records these days.....why??

Saturday, 7 November 2009

VIDEO: Chris Brown's Interview With MTV

Chris Brown talks about Rihanna's recent interview with 'Good Morning America' as well as what he's learnt from his assault on his now ex-girlfriend.

VIDEO: Rihanna Speaks Out About Chris Brown's Assault On Her (FULL VIDEO)

Part 1 of Rihanna's exclusive interview with 'Good Morning America' where she talks about her infamous domestic altercation with then boyfriend, singer Chris Brown
Part 2 will be released soon, so check back here tomorrow for it!

In other Rihanna related news, the singer will be performing in London at an exclusive concert on November 16th to launch her new album, 'Rated R'. Talenthouse and Nokia are giving filmmakers the opportunity to film the private concert. For more info,click here

Friday, 6 November 2009

Beyonce Thanks Jay-Z For Her Award

Beyonce walked away with three out of four awards last night at the MTV EMAs 2009 in Berlin; Best Song -'Halo', Best Female and Best Video - Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)

Check out Beyonce thanking her husband Jay-Z for "putting a ring on it"

MTV EMAs Performances

Host Katy Perry opens the show

Beyonce || Sweet Dreams

Jay-Z ft Bridget Kelly || Empire State Of Mind

Jonas Brothers Pay Tribute To Michael Jackson

U2 ft Jay-Z || Sunday Bloody Sunday

Shakira || Did It Again

Thursday, 5 November 2009

MTV EMAs Tonight

Just a reminder that this years' MTV EMAs takes place tonight in Berlin, and you can watch it live on MTV at 9pm.

Hosted once again by comedian Russel Brand's new love interest, Katy Perry, the night will have performances by U2, Joss Stone, Leona Lewis, Shakira, Beyonce and Jay-Z, plus many more.

Rumour has it the debut for Beyonce's video for 'Video Phone' which has a cameo from Lady Gaga will be revealed to the world at the EMAs.

In other MTV EMA related news, performers, nominess, presenters and winners at the awards show will recieve a goody bag full of stuff worth £12,000 from the EMA gifting suite.

Concert Review: Jay-Z At Alexandra Palace

"Once you've seen one Jay-Z concert, you've seen them all" came to mind last night as I watched Jay-Z perform at an extremely packed Alexandra Palace full of 7000+ Jigga stans throwing up the ROC sign in North London.

With a full live band in gear with great imagery and flashing lights the show began.

Jay-Z performed songs off of his new album BluePrint 3 with hype man Memphis Bleek such as 'What We Talkin' About', 'D.O.A', 'Onto The Next One', as well as previous hits such as '99 Problems', 'Dirt Off Your Shoulder' and 'Show Me What You Got', where the live band gave it their all - the horns gave the track and the crowd a much needed blast of energy after many moments of pauses throughout his set.

Stand out moment of the show was when Jay performed his new single 'Empire State Of Mind' sans Alicia Keys, with the replacement of vocalist Bridget Kelly. 'Empire State Of Mind' had the crowd in a sense of awe.....kind of like the one Lil' Mama had at the MTV Awards, but there was no way anybody was getting near the stage! People were waving lighters in the air and singing along to the song which looks set to be Jay's second #1 single.

A medley of tracks were performed such as 'Swagga Like Us', 'Crazy In Love, '03 Bonnie & Clyde' which feature vocals from his wife Beyonce. I know the crowd hoped, (like I did), that Bey would appear on stage for those few seconds, but she never -she happily watched her husband perform from the VIP section with Gweneth Paltrow, with her bodyguard Julius by her side.

For the final section of the show Hova brought out Mr Husdon on his peformance of 'Young Forever'. Earlier in the day, the pair had started filming the music video for this track. The crowd were then used for a video promo for 'Young Forever' which was being filmed through that performance, which brought the show to and end as the crowd walked out to the sounds of Nirvana's classic, 'Smells Like Tean Spirit' by the live band.

NEW FLAVA (VIDEO): Gucci Mane ft Usher - 'Spotlight'

NEW FLAVA (VIDEO) - Donnie Klang - 'Prisoner Of Love'

Who remembers Donnie Klang??

He's the guy that Diddy gave a solo deal to after he wasn't chosen to be a part of the RnB group, Day 26 on the show, 'Making The Band'.

Last time we heard of Donnie Klang was when he released his video for his debut single, 'Doctor Love' and when he came to the UK on tour with Day 26 this year on Valentine's Day.

What do you think of the song?

NEW FLAVA (VIDEO) : Trey Songz - 'I Invented Sex'

Yuuuup, your boy Trey is back with his latest video 'I Invented Sex'.

Songz took to Twitter to spread the word and premiere his new video. This has got 'baby maker' written all over it, but is it a 'hit' or a 'didnt even scratch the surface' miss?

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

NEWS: 50 Cent Pushes 'Before I Self Destruct' Album Release Forward After It Leaks

Fiddy is not a happy man......

Due to the early leak of Fiddy's fourth studio album, 'Before I Self Destruct', it's release date which was scheduled for November 23rd, has now been pushed forward. It will be digitally released November 9th and the physical copy will be out November 16th.

"You expect your album to leak at some point," said 50 Cent. "But this happened almost a month before we were going to let it out. And it's not just a track here and there that might hype the album. What's going on is ridiculous and it's hurting every music artist. So, for my fans, I'm doing everything possible to get them the real album, with as many bonuses and extras as I can, ASAP."

The physical 1CD/2DVD package offered at retail will also include the 'Before I Self Destruct' film and Jam Master Jay documentary.

NEWS: Kano Postpones London Show

Due to a late change in the recording schedule for his new album, Kano will now be in America next week - consequently his live date at Koko in London has been postponed. The hometown headline show was planned for 10th November but will now take place in early 2010, with the exact date still to be confirmed. Tickets will remain valid for the rescheduled date, or ticket holders can claim a full refund at the point of purchase. Kano and everyone involved would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.

VIDEO: Jay-Z Performs 'Empire State Of Mind' Live On Jools Holland Later (03/11/09)

Jay-Z is back in the country and last night he performed live with singer Bridget Kelly on Jools Holland Later.

For those of you going to the concert tonight, the clip is just a little snippet of what to expect at his show tonight at Alexandra Palace. Bridget brought the house down at his last show.

A source tells us that Beyonce is also in the UK too.....wonder if she'll grace the stage with Jay tonight?

Video via SoulCulture

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

NEWS: Vibe Magazine Will Relaunch In December

Vibe Magazine, one of the US' leading Urban music magazines, will be relaunching in December after they shut down in June due to the downturn in the current economical climate.

Chris Brown will be on the front cover of the December issue......

It was previously stated that Vibe would be published quaterly, but there has been no further update on this.

Heritage Orchestra Ft DJ Switch, Gabriel Prokofiev And Beardyman

Heritage Orchestra have worked with the likes of Dizzee Rascal, Massive Attack, the Bays and UNKLE and for a one off event, they have joined forces with the De La Warr Pavilion to host perhaps one of the biggest nights in alternative music.

Fusing hip hop, electro pop and classical music togther with the help of world champion DJ Switch, classical composer, Gabriel Prokovief and the beat box extrodinaire, Beardyman; they will be giving a live demonstration of how to successfully bridge the gap between mainstream popular and cult music.

This is an event not to be missed, so make sure you purchase your tickets now to avoid any disappointments.

To find out more info on the event and to purchase tickets click here


NEWS: The 'Original' Sugababe Members Reform

It has been reported that the original Sugababes line-up which consists of Keisha Buchanan, Mutya Buena and Siobhan Donaghy will be reforming after it's been suggested that they've signed a record deal with Warner.

As we already know Keisha has a solo deal with Universal Records, and apparently both Mutya and Siobhan have got solo deals too.

Click here for the full story so far.

This Sugababes story seems to get better as the weeks go on. One thing....what will the newly reformed group call themselves??


Warner Records have denied claims that they've approached the original Sugababe members.

The story continues.....stay tuned for more information

Monday, 2 November 2009

NEWS: Jasmine Dotiwala Steps Down From Her MTV UK Position

(Jasmine Dotiwala & Asher Roth)

We wouldn't normally post about something like this but we believe this deserves a post.

Some of you may have already heard of Jasmine's departure from MTV UK but for those who haven't here's some more info.

Miss Jasmine Dotiwala, who's worked for MTV for 12 years and was also the head of MTV Base, has left the company to broaden her horizons and expand her expertise in televsion production and directing.

From interviewing the and working with the likes of Whitney Houston, Jay-Z and Mariah Carey (who's become a bonified friend), just to name a few, to travelling all around the world and shaking a leg with some of the biggest stars, to helping UK acts to break through and developing new shows for the UK Urban comedy scene, Jasmine's done a lot!

She will be making a move to terrestrial TV channels such as Channel 4, where she already has a few projects up her sleeve.

A lot of people like to give Jasmine a hard time, but at the end of the day she's done a lot with her career and has helped a lot of up-coming talent along the way - which is a good thing!

I just hope whoever takes on a similar role like Jasmine's at MTV, does as good of a job as she has.

Click here to read her memories of MTV

NEW FLAVA (VIDEO): 50 Cent ft Ne-Yo - 'Baby By Me'

I know many of you have seen snippets and photos of this music video but finally the full length video for Fiddy's hot new track 'Baby By Me' has been released.

The video stars Kelly Rowland as Fiddy's love interest.

What do you think of the track and the video?

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Cheryl Coles Strikes Double In The UK Charts

The 'nation's sweetheart' Cheryl Cole has topped both the UK singles chart as well as the album chart.

Her first solo single 'Fight This Love' spends its second week at #1 in the singles chart and her debut album '3 Words' debuts at #1.

Alexandra Burke's debut album has now dropped to #5 in the UK album charts.
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