Saturday, 30 May 2009
I'm happy that Susan Boyle didn't win, but that dance crew, Diversity from Essex won!! At least this time BGT wasn't a fix.
All this hype about Susan Boyle, some overnight Internet phenomenon, going to the States and being interviewed by Oprah, getting invited to have dinner with Mr Obama.....all of that and she didn't even win...and I'm glad!
It's a shame that Flawless didn't get to the top 3, but be realistic, the public would vote for Diversity over Flawless, they've got little kids in their group, what more do you need?
Flawless are still champions, even though they didn't win. They will definitely be even more successful now!
Well done to Diversity!! It's about time the Queen got schooled on something that's a bit urban.
'Catch Me If You Can', which is released Monday (01/06/09), is the debut album from the Kensal Rise resident. Bashy has been on the music scene now for quite a while, and is notoriously known for the uplifting anthem for 2007, 'Black Boys', which caused a wave of unity amongst artist within the UK Hip Hop genre.
'Catch Me If You Can' includes collaborations with the likes of Yolanda Brown, NDubz and Jamelia, amongst others. I for one am looking forward to this album.
Support the movement, buy the album! 2009 is a great year for UK music.
UK stand up!
****Do you want to go to Bashy's £3 album showcase Thursday @ YoYo's (Notting Hill Arts Club)? then email - firstname.lastname@example.org****
1. Share Ryan Leslie's music or videos with someone who's not currently following him on twitter.
2. Convince them to start following Ryan Leslie (twitter.com/ryan_leslie).
3. Once they're a follower, tell them to send him an @reply in the following format:
"@ryan_leslie, I just started following thanks to @your_name_here - my favorite song or video is [name]"
NOTE: "@your_name_here" should be YOUR twitter name, and "[name]" should be the music or video you showed to convince your friend to be a follower.
EXAMPLE: If your twitter name is @joybug80 and you convinced @Evan_ERogers to follow Ryan Leslie by showing him the "Addiction" video, you would tell @Evan_ERogers to send Ryan Leslie this @reply to get credit:
"@ryan_leslie, I just started following thanks to @joybug80 - my favorite song or video is Addiction"
MAKE SURE THEY SEND AN @REPLY SO HE KNOWS YOU SENT THEM!
4. Each person you send must have at least 10 followers (to help make sure they're real twitter profiles).
5. The first person whose name gets credited 25 times earns $100.
Thanks for your help promoting Ryan Leslie & NextSelection! I appreciate you!
It's credit crunch time, for most, so get that money!
This song is my jam! Wishing it was my birthday everyday!! :)
People all over the world will now be singing/playing this song on their birthdays...Fiddy Cent its time to move over!
Friday, 29 May 2009
I have been informed by badboyblog,the unofficial blog for Bad Boy, that 'Stadium Music' is NOT the second single from their sophomore album, 'Forever In A Day', it's merely just a video for the internet! Maybe that's why the video looks so budget?!
Their second single will either be 'So Good' or 'Your Heels'.
Thursday, 28 May 2009
Monday, 25 May 2009
There is simply no other words to best describe how I feel about this new single from Beyonce.
As for the choreography in the video...work it B!!
Friday, 22 May 2009
The 2nd act to hit the stage was Sincere and he opened with a killer remix to Soulja Boys' 'Turm My Swag On' before jumping in to the Kid Bass elektro banger 'Good girls love Rudeboys' and the building just erupted!
The big surprise of the night had to be Ruff Squad taking to the stage with.... Tinchy Stryder! Tinchy who was originally slated to perform at the first AVX but was unable to make it joined his Flea Gang to perform a few tracks including their hit 'Ruff Squad Man Dem' which sent the crowd in to a frenzy and more than made up for his absence at the last show. Overall it was the perfect way to finish the PA segment of the night.
The Sweetboyz then kept everybody dancing past the 3am finish line!
Once again Ace & Vis were able to bring together a group of performers to appeal to everyone's taste and prove why they're a force to be reckoned with on the UK Urban scene not just as DJ's but as entertainers.
I highly recommend you make it down to the next event! I wonder who'll they line up for next time???.....
*Although Chipmink was on the bill he was unable to perform due to unforseen circumstances*
A snippet of the nights action... Enjoy!
Born and raised in London, Cherri V's fusion of Rock, Pop and R 'n'B sets her apart from the border line, medioca sounds we are often to familiar with and dear I say it...bored stiff of!
Serving as yet another form of excellence curtisy of The Brit School, Miss V's unique sound even captured the attention of eccentric group Gnarls Barkely which lead to a colloboration.
Cherri V's future looks more than luscious with a current record deal under her belt with 6060 Music and an album ready to drop later this year.
Check out Cherri V's official video...go on indulge your sweet tooth!
Thursday, 21 May 2009
According to the Daily Mirror....
"She was complaining of chest pains so the doctor advised her to come in and she was kept in for observation and then released"
This is not Winehouse's first encounter with a hospital A&E, recent reports have revealed that the Camdem resident has become paranoide with the idea that she has contracted Aids.
When will this increasingly tragic story have a happy ending?
We here at Social Writers wish her a speedy recovery!
Source: Yahoo News
Wednesday, 20 May 2009
Hailing from New York and Canada, Electrik Red has already caused nothing short of a commotion state side and coupled with 'The Dream' and 'Tricky Stewart'(Rihanna's 'Umbrella'), expect the eclectic mix of professional dancers and performing arts grads to cause just as much stir over seas.
The foursome have already spawned songs such as 'Drink in my cup' and 'Friend Lover', however it is their new release single 'Soo Good' featuring Lil Wayne that will surely get them much recognition. oh...and if you are thinking that Sarah looks a tid bit familiar..yes she was the dancer dropping it like it's 'Hawt' in Snoop Dogg's video!
Check them out!
As for London, she confirmed the name of her baby daddy on Bossip, stating that "Wayne and I will happily raise the baby together"
Not sure what to make of this one, although rumours have been surfing for a while about the supposed pairing of this unlikely couple, could London's pregnancy for the most rated rapper of our time be a ploy to further her acting career?
what ever the answer, we wish em well!
Sunday, 17 May 2009
But another artist that hopes to follow in their footsteps is Leeds born artist Jay.
Hailing from up north the artist is busy promoting his debut single 'Hard Swagger'.
Jay has also worked closely with T2, also hailing from Leeds who was responsible for the 2007 smash hit 'Heartbroken'.
With a hot video directed by Luje Biggins, and the help of his Manchester City and England footballer cousin, Micah Richards promoting the single, Jay is someone to look out for in 2009.
Take a look at the trailer for 'Hard Swagger', full video coming soon.
Friday, 15 May 2009
"I want to take a moment to talk to all young women about the four letter word…”LOVE”.
Not LOVE for money, not LOVE for sex, not even LOVE for a man or a woman, but LOVE for yourself! Sometimes we have the tendencies to look for LOVE in all the wrong places and seek acceptance to belong and fit in.
But the truth is that we must first LOVE ourselves. The most important thing is that once we LOVE ourselves we are capable and ready to LOVE others.
Till next time….
This sounds just a tad bit ironic to me, as it's quite obvious that she hasn't been loving herself for a few years!!!
Has Kim finally decided to love herself? Does that mean we'll no longer be subject to her skin bleaching, and her face getting more Barbie looking and plastic? I honestly don't think so!
Source: Global Grind
Tuesday, 12 May 2009
*For those that don't know, 'waste' means rubbish*
What kind of females do you class as 'waste chicks'?
The song, which features vocal from Lady GaGa, is called 'Silly Boy'. Rather appropriate don't you think? The track is produced by Timbaland
That's right! Yesterday Chipmunk was officially signed by record label Sony.
It really does seem that 2009 is going to be a great year for UK music.
The college student from Tottenham has done very well for himself, and just goes to proves that no dream is too big!
Good luck Chippy!
Image: Exposure PR
Monday, 11 May 2009
The couple, who met whilst spending time in the Australian jungle together on the show, 'I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!' made the announcement this afternoon. The couple have 2 children together, 3 year-old Junior and 1 year-old Princess Tiaammii.
I wouldn't say this comes as a suprise as it doesn't. Their blazing rows have been seen on our TV screens on their reality TV shows on ITV2. She talks to him like dirt and always makes it clear that she's the breadwinner of the household. Still, I liked the couple, but this was bound to happen!
Image: The Guardian
Sunday, 10 May 2009
One of my fave artists, Stellar Stelly aka Estelle, is currently In St Lucia for the Jazz Festival where she performed today, (last night in St Lucia).
A US TV pundit/Broadcaster by the name of Jawn Murray, also in St Lucia, blasted Estelle via Twitter. Why? Because she didn't say "Hello" to the guy! SMH!
And as she didn't do any press whilst out in St Lucia, he also got the hump, but claimed he wasn't interested in interviewing her after his 'dismissal'.
Estelle was having none of it, so decided to set the record straight:
Now look at his response to Estelle after her tweets:
As Diddy would say that's some BITCHASSNESS!
If Estelle wasn't a person to stand up for herself, his tweets would still be there! However, she has classed this whole episode as a "misunderstanding", as Jawn must've thought she didn't want to say 'hi' on purpose and set her security on him,hence his irate tweets, which she did not!!!
Gotta love Estelle!
Saturday, 9 May 2009
Swine Flu now has it's own dance and song!!! (Can you believe it?)
The 'Swine Flu Skank', which is supported by UK PR company, Uproar UK, tries to relay the swine flu slogan: "Catch it....Bin it....Kill it". This is a good little marketing tool, but it's not my cuppa tea at all....although some may find it comical.
However, it has 2 positive points:
1. It's educating people in a fun way
2. It's produced by Flamin' Beatz....quite a good producer of Grime music
Check the video....let me know if you'll be doing this dance in a club.
Will this dance catch on?
Friday, 8 May 2009
My lovely friend and fellow journalist Emmanuel invited me down to Indigo2, to watch his favourite singer of all time, Brandy, perform.
I didn't actually realise how many adoring fans she had or how many years she's been in the music industry. The concert was like a trip down memory lane, with Brandy singing a medley of her old-time jams, such as 'I Wanna Be Down' and 'Baby', and giving us some of her material from her latest album, 'Human'.
I can't fault the girl, she gave a great pitch perfect performance, but the thing I disliked is that the concert was over before you knew it! She was on stage for 45 minutes, which actually felt like 30 minutes. To make matters worse....where was the encore?? That's the first concert I've been to where there was no encore, and I've been to quite a few concerts!
Brandy, my dear, next time, ENCORE!
Thursday, 7 May 2009
"RT @cassieventura IT SEEMS THAT SOMEONE HAS HACKED INTO MY COMPUTER...NOW STOP ACTING LIKE YOU HAVEN'T SEEN A TITTY BEFORE."
Cassie claims somebody has hacked into her PC. I believe this is just all part of a publicity stunt, just like the shaving of the sides of her head was. Bad Boy have issued cease and desist emails to blogs featuring Cassie's breasts.
I mean, I like Cassie, even though she can't sing, but all of this is not needed, especially the cease and desist emails. It's quite obvious that somebody from her camp put these pics out
Whatever next I wonder....tune in again to see what Cassie's next publicity stunt is
Sunday, 3 May 2009
Tulisa, from N-Dubz has been diagnosed with a suspected case of Swine Flu....
"Tulisa Contostavlos, 20, flew to Athens on Thursday night for a break with family and friends after finishing a 23-date UK tour, when the band performed for thousands of teenage fans.
But she fainted and needed medical attention during the flight — then had to be rushed to hospital yesterday after a doctor noted all the symptoms connected with the potentially deadly virus.
Tulisa was last night under observation on an isolation ward in Pendeli, Greece, as doctors awaited the results of tests." (The Sun)
We here at Social Writers wish Tulisa a speedy recovery!
Friday, 1 May 2009
Mr Sean Paul is back, just in time for the summer! You know he has them summer hits that just make you want to shake a bit of leg.
His new album, Imperial Blaze, will be out August 17th in the UK, and the first track to be lifted off the album will be So Fine.
Click to listen to So Fine