Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Lil' Wayne Comes Back To The UK

After he claimed he was never coming back to London, after the last incident at Stratford Rex, where somebody threw a bottle at him, Weezy F Baby is making a one-off appearance (for now) at Hammersmith Apollo, July 6th.

It must be to promote his rock album, 'Rebirth', which is out June 8th. 'Day n Nite' star Kid Cudi shall support Wayne. Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 3rd, at 9am.

Who's going to buy tickets??

R.I.P Trouble TV

After 11 years of entertaining us, from tonight (01/04/09), Trouble TV is no more! They already took away Trouble +1, now those dudes at Virgin Media who own Trouble TV are shutting it down to make it into another Living channel (Probably Living 3/4):

"Virgin Media is set to shut down its digital teenage-aimed TV channel Trouble and replace it with a revamped version of Living.The move is believed to be part of the organisation's plans to sell its content division, which could raise over £500 million for the digitalTV and broadband supplier. "

A spokesman for Virgin said: "Living2 will be renamed later in the year and given a clearer personality and proposition. We are exploring the possibility of launching a third Living-branded channel this year, which would probably replace Trouble on the electronic programme guide."

Errr...somebody needs to talk to Mr Branson! I liked the re-runs of Fresh Prince!! Oh and what about 'My Wife and Kids'?

'Tis a very sad day!

Monday, 30 March 2009


Ms Kelly has been reportedly dropped by her record label, Columbia, according to News Of the World (NOW).

I wonder if this has anything to do with her firing Beyonce's daddy, Matthew Knowles, as her manager two months ago?

It's not like the girl can't sing and doesn't sell records! But I have to admit, she hasn't put out a good track in a while now...but that's still no reason to drop her like that, is it?
Image: Graphicshunt.com

Thursday, 26 March 2009

Lil' Kim Speaks Up

The "black woman trapped in a white woman's body", Lil' Kim that is, according to Mrs Wallace, has spoken out, once again about Mrs Wallace and the Notorious movie...

In a filmed radio interview with US radio presenter, Big Boy, Kim brands Mrs Wallace as a 'sick' woman, and reveals a few truths and future plans....

A biopic on Lil' Kim.....will anyone actually want to watch it?

Monday, 23 March 2009

NEW FLAVA: Ciara ft Justin Timberlake

Love,Sex,Magic is the new single off of Ciara's album 'Fantasy Ride'.

I first heard and received a copy of this song last year, and it was only sung by Justin Timberlake, and to be honest, his version is much better than this duet. But the video definitely makes up for it. This video is HOT!! You can't get more sexier than this!

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Happy Mother's Day

For all you mothers out there....just want to wish you all a HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!

Here's an oldie but a goody dedicated to all the wonderful mums....

Remember....MUMS the word!

80's Sampling

It amazes me how we as consumers are loving this whole 80's music sampling found in some of our favourite songs in the 'noughties' such as Rihanna's 'Don't Stop The Music', which samples MJ's 'Wanna Be Starting Something' and more recently Flo Rida's international #1 record, 'Right Round', which samples Dead or Alive's, 'You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)'.

Let's just look at the statistics for Flo Rida's 'Right Round':

  • He breaks his very own record for one-week-digital sales record, previously held by his single 'Low'

  • He also breaks the record for biggest ever first week sales

  • The single has been #1 both over here in the UK and Stateside

Impressive huh?

Click here to read my interview with Flo Rida

Flo Rida's sophmore album, R.O.O.T.S, in stores March 31st worldwide!

I wonder who'll be the next person to sample another 80's joint and have a huge hit?

Friday, 20 March 2009

NEW FLAVA : Tinchy Stryder Ft. N-Dubz - Number 1

Take a look at Tinchy Stryder's official video for his latest track "Number 1".

"Number 1" hit's the shelves on April 20th but you can catch Stryder on the road with N-Dubz on their UK tour starting March 30th to April 25th.

Will this be as big as Take me back? Let us know!


Friday, 13 March 2009

Alexyss Tylor: Black men were taught to be promiscuous by slavemasters

For those that don't know, Alexyss Tylor is a motivational speaker, lecturer, and talk show host that has been receiving huge attention in the states over her, somewhat controversial views on issues that affect the black community.

Have a look at her latest video where she claims that black men were taught to be promiscuous by following the actions of their slave masters.

Does she have a point, and furthermore, does it really stem that deep? Let us now your thoughts.


Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Jackomania UPDATE: 'Don't Stop Till You Get Enough'

Okay, so the 'King of Pop' has outdone himself again! He'll now play 30 nights at O2!

Initially he was meant to play 10 nights at London's, The O2, but after today's pre-sale tickets were released from 7am this morning, and 1.5 million people were trying to get their hands on some tickets, the intial 10 shows sold out within seconds.

To cater to the huge demand for tickets, AEG Live added another 9 days, but those too sold out like hot cakes, within seconds. Talk about record breaking!! So they added another 11 shows, which as I'm typing at this moment in time, are selling out!
Get your tickets while there's still a chance on Friday, when the tickets go on sale to the public. I warn you to stay awake all Thursday night!!

With 30 nights in total, MJ will top Prince's 21 nights at The 02. Both of these great entertainers are 50 years old, and have been in the music game for quite some time now. Prince was great last year at The O2, he performed every night with such showmanship. passion and adrenaline, so much so that I saw him perform twice in those 21 nights, and the little man done good!

Now we all know they are both getting on in age, and both have some health problems,(Prince had a hip replacement, and MJ...well I shall not even get into that), but who do you think will be 'The King of The O2'?

Can MJ do all 30 nights? I would love for him to, but me thinks not! MJ can just about breathe through that reconstructed nose of his, let alone perform on stage for 30 nights. Let hope he 'Dont Stop Till WE Get Enough'. SMH

Diddy On Chrianna Using His Miami Pad

This is why I LOVE Sean 'Diddy' Combs even more!

I know a lot of people don't agree on anything Diddy has to say, but this time I think everyone will.
Diddy was on The Elllen Degeneres Show to promote his Twitter page, iamdiddy, and P Twitty TV. Ellen asked him why he didn't use his Twitter to twit about Chris and Rihanna staying at his house in Miami, and Diddy definitely put her in her place, and anybody else who had a problem with him "supporting a friend".


LOL @ his dancing entrance...you gotta love him!


Monday, 9 March 2009

NEW FLAVA: Enrique Iglesias Feat. Ciara

Check out Ciara alongside Enrique.

12 years on....R.I.P Biggie Smalls

You would never believe that it was 12 years ago that one of the G.O.A.Ts of Hip Hop was brutally gunned down and murdered in a drive-by shooting in LA. The Notorious B.I.G was an inspiration to many and a great lyricist. Under the wing of Puffy, he spawned out hits after hits and truly put Brooklyn on the map. His life was cut short at the age of 24 over some East Coast vs West Coast beef. His murder is still unsolved!

SocialWriters are BIG fans of Biggie, so it's only right that we pay tribute to his legacy. Here's some of our fave Biggie tracks:

RVB - Get Money
"The beat is emotional. I get goosebumps everytime I hear it and I know all the words!"

Karlito Starr - Big Poppa
"It was just smooth and laid back(like me).I liked the Isley Brothers' sample. The track reminds me of Yo! MTV Raps, the good ol' days!"

RAE - Sky's The Limit (ft 112)
"It's one of those inspirational songs that will stick with you for life. His precise worldplay and laid back flow are all the reasons why he is arguably the greatest rapper of all time. The hook of "just keep on pushing on" from 112 also does it for me."

KCB - Hypnotize
"The video of this song just makes me love the track even more!I remember being really young and just singing the chorus out loud all the time! And Puff's ad libs 'Take that...take that' just makes me laugh everytime I hear the track."

Let's take a moment back in time...."It was all a dream/I used to read Word Up Magazine..."

If you haven't already seen the biopic film,Notorious,what the hell are you waiting for?? Also buy the soundtrack!!

R.I.P Christopher Wallace

'FAME...I'm Gonna Live Forever'

The legacy of the 1980's film, Fame, starring Irene Cara and Debbie Allen looks set to 'live forever' as the film is being remade into a modern-day film.

Director Kevin Tancharoen knows that remaking an 'old-favourite' is hard to do.
"The first time I heard that Fame was being remade, I am guilty of saying: 'Really? I love that movie, why are they remaking that film?'"
"I can't be the guy that walks down the street and messed up a classic. So I'm making this movie as authentic as I possibly can."

As Tancharoen has some experience as a dancer and a choreographer, working with the likes of N*Sync and many others, much of the film's authenticity will come from his experience.

The updated film will be set in present time at the notorious New York City School of Performing Arts and has cast members such as former 3LW member and Notorious actress/singer, Naturi Naughton, who plays a main character called Denise, Kelsey Grammer and original cast member, Debbie Allen.

Another Save The Last Dance/Step Up movie, riding on the sucess of musicals such as High School Musical. Do you think this is a good idea??

Fame will be released in September.

Source: BBC
Image: filmbuffonline.com

Friday, 6 March 2009

Breezy In Court

Peep the footage of Chris Brown in court.

Breezy did not enter a plea for the two felony charges against him but he did postpone the case until April 6th.

He also signed a waiver of presence, meaning that his attorney's can act on his behalf without him actually being present at any minor court hearings prior to April 6th.

Brown did not look too confident but what's interesting is the judge asking RiRi's attorney, Donald Etra if he wanted a "no-contact order" in place in which he replied "Miss Fenty [Rihanna] does not request such an order".

With rumours suggesting that the two have reconciled since the incident, and are now spending time together in P Diddy's mansion, the idea of Rihanna's attorney not requesting a no contact order only points to one thing.

What are your thoughts on the matter?

Props to TmZ for the video.


We are LOVING 'So Beautiful', Musiq's third single from his fifth album 'Onmyradio'

Musiq Soulchild - "sobeautiful"


The 'King of Pop, Michael Jackson that is, paid London's The O2 a visit on Thursday, to announce his "final curtain call" of concerts.

MJ will play 10 shows at The O2 in July, and these shows will be his "last in London". The 10 concerts will begin on July 8th and ticket prices are £50, £65 or £75, which I think is quite resonable for MJ of all people!

For all you stans, tickets go on sale Friday 13th March, but you can pre-order from MichaelJacksonLive.com
Now I must say, MJ aint as healthy as he used to be, and these days he's looking rather frail like he aint been eating enough protein. I don't think an 8 day tour is the best thing for him right now...but the show must go on I suppose?

I wish I could've watched him perform in his heyday...*sighs*

Who's going to buy some MJ tickets??

Image: Getty Images

Thursday, 5 March 2009

NEW FLAVA: Rick Ross ft John Legend

This is real smooth! New Rick Ross ft. John Legend- Magnificent.

Glad to see the Boss can put his beef with 50 Cent to the side and put out some good music!

Deeper Than Rap should be in stores March 24th.




Now you know it's only right that we support our homegrown talent, and one of the newest acts to fly the Union Jack is 23 year old Deptford resident AKS.

AKS, (part of The Midas Touch Collective along with fellow rapper Phoenix and rapper/singer J. The Exodus), is said to be 'built on introspective reflections, memorable lyrics and an earnest and commanding tone'.

With his new mixtape, 'A Miracle In The Making', AKS exhibits his skills over beats covering a number of genres from Pop to Neo Soul which showcases his diversity and ability to appeal to an audience across the board.

Describing the process of making the mixtape AKS says,

“In a way I feel as though I blindfolded myself, felt around the scene and my own catalogue a little and picked out a couple oddly shaped objects thinking I could build something useful out of 'em. And I have.”

"'A miracle in the making' is me dipping my toe in the water knowing full well that be it cold or lukewarm I’m still gonna take a run up and dive in the pool.”

With production from Nutty P, Red Skull, Jesse P. and Chemo, AKS glides nicely through each track with a seasoned swagger and definitely holds his own on some of the hottest tracks around right now!

AKS’ forthcoming single “Swagger” drops in Summer 2009 followed by a winter release of his album Do Miracles Happen?.

We all need to start supporting our own UK artists! Let's stop saying it and DO IT!!


AKS- 'A Miracle In The Making'- http://www.zshare.net/download/56475457de5acbb5

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

I'm A Rock Chick....NOT

Poor Solange!

Now I'm all for Solange getting her music career on, I mean her talent needs to shine as Bey and their mum Tina are not the only talented ones in the family, but she needs to realise she is NOT a rock chick!!

Currently on tour with our fave girl Estelle in the States, Solange accidently swung her microphone stand into her audience. Luckily nobody was hurt. It's just so funny how she runs off the stage like a little girl who's done something wrong and knows they're going to get into trouble...

Fed up with questions about the incident....this is what Miss Knowles had to say via Twitter:

"My intent was to throw my mic stand off stage (turns out im a God awful rock star and quarterback) it slipped and went into the audience....the reason I ran off stage is because my show was over. I turned around to check and make sure no one was hurt. Also had my road manager go and double check... no one was harmed thank God."

Solange I love you and all...but please leave that to the professional rockstars in the future!

Monday, 2 March 2009


For all you techno-freaks out there I came across this pic today! Rumour has it this is the new Sony PSP.

Don't get too happy though because there is no official release date as yet but, with it's slick sliding screen, enhanced graphics and futuristic gameplay, I'm pretty sure this little device will be flying out of the stores as soon as it arrives in the UK.

Image via www.gizmod.com
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