Thursday, 27 August 2009

NEW FLAVA (VIDEO) : Soulja Boy - 'Successful'

What are your thoughts on DeAndre's cover of Successful?

Kano The 'Grime Buster'

Big shout out to Pocket TV!

The presenter is always a pleasure to work with......such a funny guy!!

NEW FLAVA (VIDEO): Chipmunk - 'Oopsy Daisy'

Great song, great video!

Chipmunk is definitely making good progress.

Video seen on

MOBOs Nominations Launch

Last night the MOBOs nominations launch was held at the swanky May Fair Hotel in London. We feasted on West Indian nibbles and drank all of the champagne and Patrone that we could handle to hear the nominations for this years' MOBO Awards, which will take place September 30th at Glasgow's SECC.

For once, the nominees are dominated by the British......about time and all!!

Here's a list of the nominees:

Alesha Dixon
Beverley Knight
Dizzee Rascal
DJ Ironik
Mr. Hudson
Tinchy Stryder

Alexandra Burke
Jade Ewen
Laura Izibor
Master Shortie

Beverley Knight
Keri Hilson

Dizzee Rascal
Kanye West

'Bonkers' - Dizzee Rascal
'Boy Does Nothing' - Alesha Dixon
'Diamond Rings' - Chipmunk ft. Emeli Sande
'Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)' – Beyonce
'Supernova' - Mr. Hudson ft. Kanye West

Jay Z
Kanye West
Keri Hilson
Lady Gaga
Mariah Carey

'Beat Again' – JLS
'Diamond Rings' - Chipmunk ft. Emeli Sande
'Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes' - K.I.G. Family
'Number One' - Tinchy Stryder and N-Dubz
'Strong Again' - N-Dubz

'808s and Heartbreaks' - Kanye West
'Catch 22' - Tinchy Stryder
'Catch Me If You Can' – Bashy
'I Am… Sasha Fierce' - Beyonce
'Uncle B' - N-Dubz

Sean Paul
Tarrus Riley
Vybz Kartel

Diana Krall
Herbie Hancock
Madeleine Peyroux
Melody Gardot
Yolanda Brown

Amadou and Mariam
Baaba Maal
Femi Kuti
Oumou Sangare
Salif Kelta

Desire to Worship God
Kiki Sheard
Mary Mary
New Direction

Get voting on

For those wanting to attend this year’s MOBO Awards, tickets are now available from and Janet Jackson will be performing at this years' awards, so you know the travel to Glasgow will be well worth it!

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Behind the scenes of Cherri V's 'Skool Daze'

Remember when we told you about Cherri V, you know, the super fly live singer? Well here she is alongside Young Nate on the set of her new video 'Skool Daze'.

SW will have the full video as soon it comes out!

Alexandra Burke - Engaged??

Yesterday was X Factor winner Alexandra Burke's 21st birthday. She celebrated her birthday with family and friends at a dinner party at Japanese restaurant, Nobu Berkley, and then went on to party at her private birthday party at Shoreditch House till 4am in the morning, where she racked up a £10,000 bill!

She was spotted coming out of Nobu with a ring on that all important finger.....

Is Alexandra engaged?? Or is that just the Tiffany's ring she treated herself to for her birthday??

Spending Like Princes On Paupers' Money

X Factor runners up, JLS have been warned about their lavish spending by their management.

The boys, especially Aston and Marvin have been splashing the cash on a regualr basis, racking up huge bills at nightclubs and on shopping sprees. Aston has already bought himself a £40,000 white Audi TT. This money is all from their advance.....I think they've forgotten this!

Do they not realise that they have to pay back this advance?
Do they not realise that their careers could be over at any time and they'll be left without a penny if they continue to spend money this way?

Do they not know the many stories of music artists such as MC Hammer and TLC that have all had to file for bankruptcy, even though they were all successful in the music industry??

Some people...smh!

Source: Digital Spy

Big Brother To End Next Year

It has been confirmed that next years' Big Brother 11 will be the last series with broadcaster, Channel 4. (YES!!)

Speaking at the network's Autumn press launch this morning, C4 director of television Kevin Lygo said: "We will not be continuing with Big Brother. Next year will be the last series for Channel 4. There will be a celebrity version, plus the regular one. We've decided it's time to move on."

Endemol are said to be taking Big Brother to another broadcaster in 2011.

I wonder what channel it'll be on next??

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

UK Funky Live 2009

UK Funky Live (The concert) happens on Sunday 27th September 2009 at The world famous Wembley Arena.

With a live band, a selection of the UK's finest dancers and full scale stage production as well as a MASSIVE line up of the best homegrown acts this event promises to be one not to be missed. The line-up includes (let me take a deep breath...)


Hosts on the night will be funny man Eddie Kadi and rising star, the lovely Yondie.

Tickets are priced at £25 & £35 + a small booking fee. For information call: 07983 919 000. All info on the event can also be found at- Also, anyone who is under 16 wanting to attend will have to be accompanied by an adult (over 18 yrs old).

This is something that has never been done before so let's support our own people!



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Danyl's Definitely Got The X Factor

I'm sure by now you've all watched Danyl Johnson's X Factor audition and was wowed by his performance....well so was America.

It had been reported that Danyl has bagged himself an appearance on NBCs 'Today Show' after the 28-year-old schoolteacher's audition was watched online over one million times on YouTube!!

Did anybody see this coming?? I don't think anybody did!!

I guess he'll be the male version of Britain's Got Talent contestant Susan Boyle.

Watch out world, it looks like Danyl will be a huge success at this rate, thanks to the online hype.

R.I.P Aaliyah - 8 Years On

Today marks the eighth anniversary of the death of the RnB singer Aaliyah.

The talented singer and actress was killed in a plane crash in The Bahamas, along with eight others, after filming her music video for 'Rock The Boat' at the tender age of 22, when she had so much more to offer. The pilot of the plane was falsely licensed and had traces of alcohol and cocaine in his body, and the plane was also overweight, which were the causes of the plane to crash.

Aaliyah definitely helped pave the way for young female singers, and is still today seen as a great assest to RnB music.

Here's my favourite Aaliyah track, 'One In A Milion', which sold over 10 million copies worldwide.

R.I.P Aaliyah - We miss you!

Monday, 24 August 2009

NEW FLAVA (VIDEO): Asher Roth ft Keri Hilson - 'She Don't Wanna Man'

Social Writers gave you our review of this track only 2 weeks ago, and now the video has been released.

What do you think of the track and video?

I think Asher has got himself a hit with this one!

Bournemouth's Best

Bournemouth based DJ/Producer Shab Ruffcut is about to set the dance floors ablaze with this new EP, Puss Puss Cous Cous on his label, Dandy Kid Records.

Including 'Becky' and 'For What' - it will be available on digital release on 14th Sept featuring remixes from Switch, Andy C, Jack Beats and Mr Ozio. The Dandy Kid sound brings together various genres ranging from hip hop, electro booty bass, and everything in between. We just love the creative yet kooky videos. Here's one of Shab's previous tracks 'Feed Me' which you can watch right here! Visit for more info...

Friday, 21 August 2009

NEW FLAVA (VIDEO): Day 26 - 'So Good'

This is a great track, but I'm still not liking any of their videos.....

Nelly And Ashanti Hit Splitsville?

Rumour has it that the former Murder Inc singer Ashanti and rapper Nelly have split up, according to the Daily News (US).

Apparently Ashanti was ready to take the next step in their relationship and prepare for marriage, but Nelly was not too keen on the idea.

There's another rumour doing the rounds that Nelly is dating video vixen, Jessica Rabbit.

I wonder which version of the story is true; was/is Nelly cheating, or did he not want to get married?

Look like Ashanti doesn't have that 'Good Good' anymore.....


Thursday, 20 August 2009

R.I.P thelondonpaper

Another publication bites the dust...this time it's my favourite free evening paper, thelondonpaper

News International, who own thelondonpaper, revealed today that thelondpaper, which has a daily distribution of 500,000, recorded a pre-tax loss of £12.9m in the year to Jun 2008.

Rupert Murdoch has said:
"The team at thelondonpaper has made great strides in a short space of time with innovative design and a fresh approach but the performance of the business in a difficult free evening newspaper sector has fallen short of expectations. We have taken a tough decision that reflects our priorities as a business."

This closing of the thelondonpaper just goes to show that no publication is safe.

NEW FLAVA (VIDEO): Jamie Foxx ft Drake, Kanye West & The Dream - 'Digital Girl (Remix)'

I love this song, not too sure about the remix at Kanye's verse.

Video via ConcreteLoop

Omarion Dropped From Young Money

Okay, so for those of you who are out of the loop, Omarion was signed to Young Money Entertainment, by Lil' Wayne and yesterday Omarion's track 'Comfort ' ft Lil' Wayne, was leaked on the Internet.

Last night it was announced that because of the leak, Omarion had been dropped from Young Money Entertainment.

This tweet was put out on Twitter last night:

@LilWayneHQ Omarion Has Been Dropped From Young Money: Omarion is kicked out of Young Money Entertainment due to a leak!

News via NecoleBitchie

Now the only reason I can think of why they would drop Omarion from Young Money is if he leaked the track himself....I'm sure more details of this story will be told soon, so check back on Social Writers for the rest of the gossip.

NEW FLAVA (VIDEO): Jay Z ft Kanye West and Rihanna 'Run This Town'

Leaked before its time, the new Jay-Z video which features both his favourite students, Kanye and RiRi was due to premier on MTV today in 160 countries. But living in a technologically advanced society, nothing is able to be exclusive and as result, the video was unofficially released in the earlier hours of this morning.

The track 'Run This Town' will also feature on Jay's highly anticipated new album 'The Blue Print 3' due to be released on september 11th 2009.
You know that Social Writers don't miss a beat, so enjoy this exclusive look of the soon to be most talked about video of the year!


You know what to do, let us know what you think?

Source: Luv DC

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Jimmy Choo coming to a high street shop near you!!!!

Yes you read right, ladies if you're anything like me you're probably hyperventilating with excitement. I mean what else is better than designer quality clothing at high street prices? *Silence*...yeah I thought so!

Every one's favourite budget high street fashion duo, Hennes and Mauritz announced this week that the luxury shoe designer Jimmy Choo LTD will be following in the foot steps (no pun intended) of previous high profile designers, collaborating with the high street giant.

Providing not only clothes but also the famed Jimmy Choo LTD hand bags, you can expect to be spoilt for choice and perhaps even give a little boost to the current dismal economy with a tad bit of over spending from the 14th November 2009, when the designs will be launched in 200 stores across the world.

Boys, don't worry I got you too, H&M also announced that a collection of shoes, bags and accessories will be be on sale for your spending pleasures also.

I don't know about you but November couldn't come fast enough, let the counting down the days commence!

Source: STOCKHOLM (Reuters)


AVX Carnival Special

My boys Ace and Invisible, the trouble makers of radio return with another installment of AVX on bank holiday Monday @ Sound, Leicester Square.

The Radio 1Xtra and MTV stars have lined an incredible roster of stars to bring entertainment to the masses, including-
  • RnB star RYAN LESLIE
  • Rising Jamaican star SERANI
  • London towns very own GRACIOUS K
  • UK RnB sensation YOUNG NATE
  • Comedy from the extremely talented EDDIE KADI
And much more!!!

DJ'S on the night- Ace & Vis, Sweet Boyz (Milktray & T21), Twin B, M.I.S.S Entertainment & Target

I've attended every AVX so far and they are always RAMMED, and it's definitely an event not to be missed!

I advise you arrive early to avoid disappointment, there were over 300 people left outside last time, don't be one of them!

Tickets are available at WWW.TICKETWEB.CO.UK

It's Official, Amber Rose Is FINE!!!!!

Good afternoon all.

When I awoke this morning, I did my usual trawl of all my favourite internet sites to get clued up with what's happening and was immediately stopped in my tracks!

Somebody managed to get hold of some pics of Kan-Yeezy and his main squeeze Amber Rose vacationing in Barcelona.

Now I'm gonna admit, it took a while for her to grow on me, but now she has. I think Amber is DOPE! Her style, her attitude, her looks, her bald head, everything! I've been speaking to a lot of people today, no one has had a bad word to say about her ESPECIALLY the ladies. I admire the fact that she is comfortable to just do her and not care about all the media attention and slander that gets thrown at her on a daily basis. I'm also one of the few people that believes she genuinely loves Kanye for who and what what he is!

So, with that said i pose this question to you all...

(10 being the hottest).

I'm gonna get the ball rolling with an 8 and that's only because I would need to see her fade close-up and then decide if she's a 10!


Take a look at these soon to be famous beach pics and GET VOTING PEOPLE!!!

NEW FLAVA: Omarion Ft Lil Wayne - 'Comfort'

Following the recent news that both Omarion and Bow Wow have now become official Young Money protégés, check out this new track from Omarion featuring Lil Wayne.

Is it any good ? Let us know what you think.


MTV Worldwide Exclusive of 'Run This Town' Video

People don't forget to watch MTV tomorrow morning at 11AM GMT for the simultaneous worldwide video exclusive of Jay-Z, Rihanna and Kanye West's 'Run This Town' video.

This video looks like it's going to be pure fire!!

Here's a snippet of the video......just in case you haven't seen it already


Sway Collaborates With A Premiereship Footballer

Yes you read right, and no the premiership footballer is not Rio Ferdinand (like I assumed).....

It's been reported that Liverpool FC player Ryan Babel, will be featured rapping on a track on Sway's forthcoming album.

The UK rapper told BBC Newsbeat: "He's actually on the song with me and Neutrino. Yeah, Ryan Babel's a good mate of mine. He's a nice guy, he's a sick rapper. The way he flips his flow is marvellous, man, so I wanted him to do a bit - half Dutch, half British - and he really pulled it off, man. I think it's a track that people are gonna like."

I need to hear this track...I have a feeling that Babel wont disappoint with his lyrical skills on this track.

Source: Digital Spy

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Single Review: Busta Rhymes ft Estelle ' World Go Round'

After a two year hiatus from his last album 'The Big Bang', Hip Hop heavy weight Busta Rhymes is back with a new single 'World Go Round', infused with an infectious electro beat. The new single features the lovely Estelle a.k.a Stelly on the chorus and the strangely beautiful pairing makes for a certified banger.

Rhymes' natural transient style as well as his incomparable flow has marked him as the most charismatic characters in the Hip hop game to date and his sudden appetite for electro pop, elegantly garnished with Estelle's unique offering, will neither surprise nor disappoint his ardent fans . Infact the new single taken from his highly anticipated eighth studio album rightfully entitled 'Back On My B S', will cement his position as one of rap's favourite and most consistently innovative artists.

Featuring various artists such Pharrell Williams, Akon and Mary J blige; Busta Rhymes latest project will see him crossing the realms of different music genres but like a true Hip Hop Samaritan he remains loyal to his roots collaborating with Lil Wayne and Common. That said, expect Rhymes to keep the hits coming.

Social Writers gives this single 4/5.

'World Go Round' is released on 31st August and his first release from Universal Motown Records, 'Back On My B S' is released on 9th December.


Monday, 17 August 2009

NEW FLAVA: Fabolous ft Jay-Z 'When The Money Goes'

Fab is back with another hot track, 'When The Money Goes'.

Back in January I posted this same track, but by Jay Z, who I believe made the track first.

Check out the official video for Fab's version below....(video via PunchBowlBlog)

Jay-Z's version

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Jamie Foxx Is A Popz???

Actress Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon who appeared in 'The Jamie Foxx' show has revealed that Foxx has become a father for the second time on the Wendy Williams radio show!

Now I know you're thinking the same as me, 'I haven't seen him with anyone lately?' Hmmm... More information on this one as it comes in...

Image Via

Friday, 14 August 2009

NEW FLAVA: Charley Uchea - 'I Want It More'

South London's 'It Girl' and former Big Brother contestant, Charley Uchea, has decided to embark upon a singing career.

Did anybody see that coming? I know many of you thought she'd become a glamour model or a WAG.....

Her new single, 'I Want It More' is expected to be released soon.
Have a listen to it....

The track isn't that bad, even if her voice is altered. I've heard worse! That rap definitely needs to be removed, like WTF??!

It's definitely a track that will create a buzz in the clubs for electro fans (if they take away that rubbish rap)...but then again they could hate the track just because Charley sings it?

What do you think of Charley's musical effort?

Yummy Mummy On The Way: Kourtney Kardashian

The eldest of the Kardashian sisters, Kourtney, is with child.

Kourtney has admitted that the unplanned pregnancy was a result of her forgetting to take the contraceptive pill daily. She said on American radio station KIIS-FM:

"This sounds probably so dumb but there's so many times I'll forget to take my pill and just don't think it's that big of a deal."
"I've done that several times and never really thought about it. It sounds so stupid."

The baby's father is her on-off boyfriend Scott Disick, who has appeared on 'Keeping Up With The Kardashian's' several times.

Source: Digital Spy

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Single Review: Asher Roth ft. Keri Hilson- 'She Don't Wanna Man'

The college loving Caucasian rapper returns with his second single 'She Don't Wanna Man' from his highly acclaimed 'Asleep In The Bread Aisle' LP.

This rock-tinged song may not instantly appeal to the die hard hip hop fans, but it's not half bad! Roth's simple delivery is complimented nicely by Keri's 'I'm too hot for you' hook which oozes mainstream success.

After his first single, Asher went a bit quiet, but this could be the perfect way to re-introduce himself. Although this is quite an odd pairing, with the right visuals to accompany the song, I can see this track doing really well.

There was quite a buzz around Roth originally, but I think for some reason his album did not live up to the buzz of his Don Cannon & DJ Drama hosted 'The Greenhouse Effect' mixtape and with the obvious comparisons to a certain Marshall Mathers, he definitely had his work cut out for him. All in all I think Asher Roth has a bright future and will definitely be a hit on the festival and live shows scene.

I'm gonna give this one a 3/5 which could possibly be bumped up to a 4/5 once I see the video! The single is released September 14th through Schoolboy/Loud/SRC Records.

Asher Roth will also be live in concert on August 25th at The Scala, London.

Tickets are available at Ticketmaster- 08705 344 444 &
Ticketweb- 08444 771 000

Images Via pmpblogs respectively

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

For The Blackberry Freaks

Question: Do you like me spend a lot of your day using your Blackberry for- Facebook, Twitter, BBM (that's Blackberry Messenger for those not in the know...) and just general browsing as well as phonecalls and text messages???

Well then, also like me you must hate the fact that your battery dies on you before you can get home to charge it!

Well we at Social Writers are here to help. I hit up and they have come up with a list of things you can do to prolong your Berry's battery life!

Head over to- and hopefully the tips will help you out!

Let us know how you get on...

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NEW FLAVA: Ginuwine - 'Trouble'

'Trouble' is the second single off of Ginuwine's new album, 'A Man's Thoughts'

The only thing that's in trouble in this video is Ginuwine's pasted down hair - I'm glad he cut that cockatoo-quiff off his head...he's too old for all of that, plus it looked ridiculous!

NEW FLAVA: The England 10 - 'She Likes To'

Wiley is back with a bunch of other talented MCs such as Chipmunk, Ghetts, Griminal, Wretch 32, Bashy, J2K, Scorcher, Ice Kid and Wrigley with the track 'She Likes To'.

A typical video but I love this song, reminds me of the good days of Grime.

Jennifer Hudson gives birth to a son

Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson and her fiance welcomed the birth of their new born son, David Daniel Otunga Jr on Monday. Named after her fiance, David Otunga, the Dream Girls songstress gave birth to a healthy 7 pound and 14 ounces little bundle of joy.

SocialWriters have nothing but love for Hudson, with the tragic loss of her nephew and mother last year, we couldn't think of a better person to receive such a great blessing.

Congrats Jen!


LL Cool J's Micheal Jackson Tribute

Rapper LL Cool J has created a Micheal Jackson tribute song called 'Billie Jean Dream', where he raps over MJ's classic hit, 'Billie Jean'. The lip-licking rapper claims the lyrics were solely written by Jackson to him in a dream.

In the outro of the song LL says:

"The crazy thing is, I had a dream. Michael Jackson wrote that for me in a dream. That's crazy, right? I had a dream, and homeboy wrote it for me in a dream. I saw it on a paper. I woke up and just jotted it all down on paper. Michael Jackson, that's for you, baby. I love you."

To listen to the track click here

I'm actually liking this track.....What do you think of it?

Source: MTV

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Vibe Magazine Revived

In June we reported the closing of Vibe Magazine, but we are now happy to announce that a deal to buy Vibe Magazine from debt holders CapitalSource has been completed.

It is said that Vibe will now be published four times a year, but there hasn't been any solid confirmation as yet, but I'm sure all will be revealed soon.

It's great that Vibe has been revived from the dead in a time where many publications are shutting down.

Let's just hope Vibe can stay afloat!


NEW FLAVA: Marques Houston - 'Sunset' & 'Body'

It seems like Marques Houston is back in business.....after his great track 'Naked' he kind of disappeared.

Still signed to Chris Stokes' TUG, MH has released these two video for his up-coming album, out September 29th Stateside.



I'm really liking 'Body' - it could do well as a single.

I guess it isn't time for Roger to go home after all......

XL Anyone?

After an 'overwhelming demand', extra-large Durex condoms will be sold at Tesco's to cater to well-endowed men.

Average condoms are 205mm in length - with the new range clocking in at 215mm. The new extra-large condoms are 10mm longer and 1mm than the average and will go on sale in Tesco branches across the UK from tomorrow. The condoms will cost £9.53 for a packet of 12 and will be sold exclusively at 400 Tesco stores.

There's no excuse now boys.......practice safe sex!

Monday, 10 August 2009

Taio Cruz Interview

I recently interviewed Taio Cruz for BlackSheep Magazine.

Check out the video....

Taio let me know about his exclusive sunglasses line coming out in 3 weeks time under the Rokstarr label. I got an exclusive peek at the sunglasses and the promo photos which are HOT!!

More info on where to buy and see the sunglasses coming soon......

In other Taio Cruz news, on the topic of having no black women in his videos so far, Taio has come out and said:

“I like to put girls in my video that I think are hot. If a really hot black girl came to a casting, she’d be in my video. I think that people even focusing on the race issue in my videos is a problem. And I would almost react by never putting black girls in my video, because I’m that type of person – rebellious. I’d be like, ‘If that’s how you’re gonna be, I’m never gonna put black girls in my videos.’” (story via Mad News)

What do you think of Taio's views on not having black women is his videos??

NEW FLAVA: Bashy - Your Wish Is My Command

Bashy is back with the video from his second single, 'Your Wish Is My Command' featuring H-Boogie,(who is Estelle's sister).

This is one of my favourite tracks off of his debut album 'Catch Me If You Can' is definitely a great single. I knew the video would have an 80's feel to it thanks to his tweets via Twitter, but I must say I am surprised by the video....didn't expect this from him at all...which is a good thing. Just shows how versatile Bashy is!

What do you think of the video?

This video to me channels MJ's 'Don't Stop Till You Get Enough' to a certain extent. I like it.

Janet Jackson To Peform At The MOBOs

According to New Magazine, Janet Jackson is set to perform at this years' MOBO awards in Glasgow.

The singer will pay tribute to her late brother Michael Jackson on September 30th, after event organisers are planning several tributes to the King of Pop.

A MOBO spokesperson said:

"Janet is a music icon in her own right and a previous MOBO presenter. We loved her past involvement with the show and MOBO will continue to support her music and champion her career. "

"Michael Jackson was a key catalyst and influence on the culture, lifestyle and music that MOBO supports and represents. His sound, style and dance moves have inspired subsequent generations of pop, soul, R&B and hip-hop artists. Artists such as Usher, Ne-Yo and Justin Timberlake often cite Michael Jackson as their inspiration and it is key that we commemorate his life, achievements and legacy."

This will definitely attract the crowds to attend the MOBOs this year!

Source: Digital Spy
Image via

Sunday, 9 August 2009


There are many stars who claim that a fellow entertainer has copied their style, which is nothing new to us. But I never saw this one coming....

Former Moloko singer, Roisin Murphy,(you know - the lady who sang that tune 'Bring It Back' in the 90's), has claimed that Lady Gage has copied her style!

In an interview with the Daily Mail, Murphy said:

"She's copied my style. I met her about a year ago before she got really big and I had no clue that this was all going to happen. She wasn't wearing shoulder pads at the time, and I was."

"Lady Gaga is just a poor imitation of me. She has copied my style, she took my shoulder pads and all that. Mind you, she doesn't wear the bottom half!"

Can you see a resemblence in their style??

Source: Digital Spy

Friday, 7 August 2009

Tinchy Stryder Doing It Large

Congratulations to Tinchy Stryder!!

He has become the #1 male single selling artist of 2009 in the UK, selling 800,000 units and counting.

It's a great achievement for Tinchy, and represents the true talent of Urban music in the UK.

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Kano Is Back To 'Rock N Roller'

That's right! After a very brief hiatus, your favourite MC, Kano, is back!

Today is the day Europe gets its radio premiere of Kano's new single, 'Rock N Roller' from his up-coming album, which is set to drop later on this winter.

Check out Mister Jam's show on BBC 1Xtra, Zane Lowe's show on Radio and DJ Swerves' show on Kiss to hear the track first.

"My credit don't crunch, My swagger's insane, No blue suede shoes just my Adidas trainers but I'm still Rock N Roll "- Kano - 'Rock N Roller'

He's got bars for days!!

Image: Fotonay Photography

And The Nominees Are.....VMAs 2009

Beyonce, Lady Gaga lead this years VMA suprise there!
Check out the nominees below......

Video Of The Year
Beyoncé - 'Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)'
Britney Spears - 'Womanizer'
Eminem - 'We Made You'
Kanye West - 'Love Lockdown'
Lady Gaga - 'Poker Face'

Best Female Video
Beyoncé - 'Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)'
Katy Perry - 'Hot N Cold'
Kelly Clarkson - 'My Life Would Suck Without You'
Lady Gaga - 'Poker Face'P!nk - 'So What'
Taylor Swift - 'You Belong With Me'

Best Male Video
Eminem - 'We Made You'
Jay-Z - 'D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)'
Kanye West - 'Love Lockdown'
Ne-Yo - 'Miss Independent'
T.I. feat. Rihanna - 'Live Your Life'

Best New Artist
3OH!3 - 'Don't Trust Me'
Asher Roth - 'I Love College'
Drake - 'Best I Ever Had'
Kid Cudi - 'Day N' Nite'
Lady Gaga - 'Poker Face'

Best Hip-Hop Video
Asher Roth - 'I Love College'
Eminem - 'We Made You'
Flo Rida - 'Right Round'
Jay-Z - 'D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)'
Kanye West - 'Love Lockdown'

Best Pop Video
Beyoncé - 'Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)'
Britney Spears - 'Womanizer'
Cobra Starship feat. Leighton Meester -'Good Girls Go Bad'
Lady Gaga - 'Poker Face'
Wisin y Yandel - 'Abusadora'

Best Rock Video
Coldplay - 'Viva La Vida'
Fall Out Boy - 'I Don't Care'
Green Day - '21 Guns'
Kings of Leon - 'Use Somebody'
Paramore - 'Decode'

Breakthrough Video
Anjulie - 'Boom'
Bat for Lashes - 'Daniel'
Chairlift - 'Evident Utensil'
Cold War Kids - 'I've Seen Enough'
Death Cab for Cute - 'Grapevine Fires'
Gnarls Barkley - 'Who's Gonna Save My Soul'
Major Lazer - 'Hold the Line'
Matt and Kim - 'Lessons Learned'
Passion Pit - 'The Reeling'
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - 'Heads Will Roll'

Best Video
Beastie Boys - 'Sabotage'
Bjork - 'Human Behavior'
David Lee Roth - 'California Girls'
Dr. Dre - 'Nuthin' But a G Thang'
Foo Fighters - 'Everlong'
George Michael - 'Freedom'
OK Go - 'Here It Goes Again'
Radiohead - 'Karma Police'
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - 'Into the Great Wide Open'
U2 - 'Where the Streets Have No Name'

Best Art Direction
Beyoncé - 'Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)'
Britney Spears - 'Circus'
Coldplay - 'Viva La Vida'
Gnarls Barkley - 'Who's Gonna Save My Soul'
Lady Gaga - 'Paparazzi'

Best Choreography
A.R. Rahm & Pussycat Dolls feat. Nicole Scherzinger - 'Jai Ho (You Are My Destiny)'
Beyoncé - 'Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)'
Britney Spears - 'Circus'
Ciara feat. Justin Timberlake - 'Love Sex Magic'
Kristinia DeBarge - 'Goodbye'

Best Cinematography
Beyoncé - 'Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)'
Britney Spears - 'Circus'
Coldplay - 'Viva La Vida'
Green Day - '21 Guns'
Lady Gaga - 'Paparazzi'

Best Direction
Beyoncé - 'Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)'
Britney Spears - 'Circus'
Cobra Starship feat. Leighton Meester - 'Good Girls Go Bad'
Green Day - '21 Guns'

I actually can't wait to see who wins!

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Is There A Con-Man In The Konvict Muzik Camp?

So I received an email from a member of Church Boi's management, directing me to listen to the Akon diss track below.

Part of the email reads:

"Church Boi has been with Akon since the beginning, paying for kon's meals when kon couldnt afford them, Akon and Church boi (real name Cory Boyd) were family, directing his music,producing and playing guitar for him around the world since before Akon was even known. Church Boi has been done wrong big time, akon stole money, beats and more from him,we would appreciate your support in letting your audience know about this situation and this record which explains everything"

Church Boi is/was an artist, producer and guitarist on Konvict Muzik and a friend of Akon's, who has produced and written tracks for the likes of Busta Rhymes, Paul Wall, T-Pain and more. He's apparently got tired of Akon's con-man ways, (so it says in the track).

It was only about 2-3 months ago that Konvict Muzik's PR asked me to interview Church Boi, real name Cory I'm

What do you think of the track?

Do you believe these allegations made by Boi's camp? Is Akon really a con-man?

Monday, 3 August 2009

A Bad Day for SouljaBoy

It hasn't been a good day for Soulja Boy as he was on the receiving end of some harsh words by a BET blogger and some more harsh words in an alleged diss track by Eminem.

Whilst on tour with Young Money, SouljaBoy was up to his usual ish on the net, this time showcasing his new remote control Lamborghini car chain.

When word got round that SouljaBoy had an iced out remote control car around his neck he sparked a response from a certain BET blogger.

"If someone doesn’t sit his ass down, I WILL! Before I stage dive into this memoir of thoughts on Soulja Boy’s absurd jewelery acquisitions, know that I’m in no way hating on this young man. This more like one of those punches your older brother (or older sister in my case) gave you when you show signs of moronic activity in public.

Recently, Mr. Boy decided it’d be best if he not only had a black Lambo in his garage, but if he also had one swinging from his neck. Covered in black diamonds. Did I mention it was a remote control car? Is this registering in your skull yet or have you tuned this rant out since it’s dealing with Soulja Boy?


Read the rest of this blogger airing out SouljaBoy here.

Shortly after SouljaBoy tweeted "WTF is today diss Soulja Boy day? Eminem dissing me? really?"

A track was leaked a couple hours ago that is allegedly Eminem taking shots at SouljaBoy.

Now it wouldn't make sense for Em' to diss SouljaBoy like that considering Eminem's status in hip-hop, but listen again and tell us if you really think it's him.

If it is him, your boy SouljaBoy has his work cut out for him, going against Ice-T is one thing but Eminem? Jheeez.

What do you think?

Is Drake Over And Out Before His Career Has Truly Begun?

After discussing with a few of my peers about our thoughts and views on Drake, it seems we all agree....Drake's career is crashing before it's actually begun.....well we hope not!

There has been a few incidents/events that have happened over the past month or so that don't seem to have gone down too well with Drake fans.

Incident #1

'Best I Ever Had' Video
Directed by Kanye West

One of the most anticipated videos of the year, from the the Canadian rapper on the tips of everybody's tongue, was very disappointing. The video was a hot mess, which I personally didn't get.
Kanye's vision didn't reach out to Drake's fans, most of whom shunned the video. With a massive female fan base, this video did Drake no favours, but some men seemed to like it, no surprise there!

Last week an editor's cut version of the video was released.....

Is it any better than the original?

Incident #2

Drake's performance at the 2009 BET Awards

We all expected Drake to give a great performance at the BET Awards, (I actually stayed up till 5am watching), and once again we were disappointed, and some even appalled.
Poor Drake tore his Achilles heel a few days before the BET Awards, so he either had to pull out or go on with the show - he decided to go on with the show, where he sat on a stool throughout his performance of 'Best I Ever Had', which had people bored and not impressed. Then in his performance with Weezy for 'Every Girl', Lil' Wayne's daughter and her friends who are around the ages of 13, come out on stage prancing around like, dare I say it, young groupies, which, for a show that was dedicated to the passing of Michael Jackson, was inappropriate.

There's no longer any video footage that is available due to copyright clams by Viacom. (Sorry!) But I'm sure you all have seen the footage!

I give Drake props for going ahead with the show whilst injured, but his first televised performance was dire and was slated. He really should have weighed up his options better!

Incident #3

Drake falls and injures his leg....again!

During a performance whilst Drake is 'dancing', he falls and hurts his knee and he'll now need surgery. If he injures it again, doctors have warned him that he may not be able to walk on it again.

This is another blow to Drake which also creates yet another set back for him.

It seems ever since he signed to Cash Money/Universal Records, he's going down hill and the buzz about him is dying down. With other artists, such as Fabolous, going in for the kill, will Drake be soon forgotten about?

What are your thoughts on Drake?

Video: Eva Simons - Silly Boy

Throughout the online world there was talk that the song, 'Silly Boy' was a track by Rihanna, that she penned about her ex-beau, Chris Brown. (Click here to read SW post on said story)


'Silly Boy' is actually by a singer named Eva Simons, who looks set to take the charts by storm with this track.

Sunday, 2 August 2009

VIDEO: Peter Andre - Behind Closed Doors

Sometime in July I blogged about Mr Andre's new single,Behind Closed Doors, which I think is actually quite a good track. Check out the video........

I like this video....very different for Peter. He's come a long way from his past cheesy days as a singer.
I wonder how he'll sound singing this song live?.......

Props to RP Management!

R.I.P Baatin

Social Writers have just learnt that Rapper Baatin from the legendary Hip Hop collective Slum Village, passed away yesterday at the age of 35. Titus 'Baatin' Glover , T3 and J Dilla, ( who died in 2006 of lupus), were founding members of the Detroit trio and went on to release two legendary underground albums together including 1997 'Fan-Tas-Tic Vol 1 and 2000 'Fan-Tas-Tic Vol 2 that not only gained them a large underground following but also impressed the equally acclaimed rap group A Tribe Called Quest. However it was their 2002 album 'Trinity' ( with lyricist Elzhi replacing J Dilla) that officially put Detroit Hip Hop on the map and gained them mainstream acknowledgement.

Though he left the group for a short while to work on his solo project, the group recently reunited and was due to release their long awaited fourth album 'Villa Manifesto' this Autumn.

Leaving behind a 1 year old daughter and a 9 year old son, the passing of Baatin is a great loss to Hip hop and to all those that value and appreciate great artistry.

This summer has seen yet another death of a music legend.

Baatin, Social Writers salute you. R.I.P


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