Saturday, 31 October 2009
Hopefully this will be Jay's second #1 single.
Friday, 30 October 2009
X-Factor seem to be getting really good musical acts this year to perform an mentor the contestants. I wonder who else they've got up their sleeves.......
Source: MTV UK
Thursday, 29 October 2009
The Cypher 1- Nicki Minaj, Joe Budden, Buckshot, Crown Royyal & DJ Premier
The Cypher 2- KRS-One, Wale, Nipsey Hussle, Gsan & DJ Premier
The Cypher 3- Eminem, Mos Def, Black Thought & DJ Premier
There are loads of international brands and artists on board with Talent House that are looking for creative people to work on some projects with them through Creative Invites. Creative Invites are where an artist or brand invites the TalentHouse communiy to collaborate on a professional piece of work.
Naomi Campbell, Nokia and Adidas are among some of the Creative Invites with the aim to discover new talent, design new products and create original content.
Dr Dre created this Creative Invite to work on a project for his Beats By Dre headphones:
Dr Dre,the legendary music producer, has teamed up with Talenthouse to find the next promotional video for his successful Beats by Dr Dre headphones. This invite is open to all aspiring video/film makers interested in creating an artistic, hip and edgy 30-60 second video clip that reflects the Beats by Dre overall mission that "sound matters".
Anybody who is interested can log onto www.talenthouse.com to participate in the Creative Invites, where you can sign up to enter yourself for a particular project.
You can also set up your own creative invite on Talent House if you're looking for a creative collaboration yourself. e.g. if you're a music artist and you're looking for a designer to create an LP cover for you.
Image via http://www.beatpress.wordpress.com/
Wednesday, 28 October 2009
Whether you like Gucci or not, he has managed to transform his cult hood following into a mainstream buzz that his seen him work with Mariah Carey, Black Eyed Peas, Keri Hilson and a host of other popular artists.
Whilst still currently in rehab, Gucci is preparing for the release of his latest solo album 'The State VS Radric Davis' on Dec 8th.
What do you think, can Gucci survive in the mainstream or should he just stick to your local Stratford Rex of a club?
Tuesday, 27 October 2009
Spitting over a Mikey J edit of Jay-Z's Blueprint 3 track "On To The Next One" (produced by Swizz Beatz), Kano addresses criticism of the direction of his new music, from fans/critics who seemingly want replication of his earlier material on 'NWMOS'
Click on the link below to download the track!
Chris Brown is back with this hot track 'I Can Transform Ya'.
'Transform Ya' is the first single to be taken from Chris' forthcoming album 'Graffiti' due out December 15th.
Monday, 26 October 2009
Judging by the impressive trailer, Takers encapsulates the same cinematic quality of some of the most accredited sophisticated and suave action packed movies in recent years, such as Ocean's Eleven and The Bank Job. So if you enjoy watching exploding cars, thievery and bad boys in suits ( Sorry guys this is written from a females perspective) then Takers is definitely the movie for you.
With a cast that includes the sexy and equally talented Idris Elba, T.I.P, Matt Dillon, Zoe Salanda, Micheal Ealy and Chris Brown, just to name a few, director John Luenssenhops has definitely gone out with the intention to revamp the old "bank robber flick" and inturn has given Takers an urban polish.
After pulling off perfectly executed bank robberies, the star studded cast is set out to nail one last job with the highest stake, but with a hard-boiled detective on their case, the crew may have bitten off more than they can chew.
Takers is set to be a blockbuster and I for one can't wait to see it!
Cash Money CEO Bryan 'Baby' Williams aka Birdman drops his first single,'Written On Her' featuring the UK's Jay Sean, from his forthcoming album 'Always Strapped'.
'Written On Her' is out December 7th.
In terms of figureheads that have inspired my career, there are so many to choose from, however the most relevant for me has to be the legendary Jesse Owens. In 1936 his Olympic achievements infront of Nazi Leader, Adolf Hitler, were a perfect example of how we as a race can excel in the most difficult cirmcustances.
Sunday, 25 October 2009
What do you think???
Saturday, 24 October 2009
Friday, 23 October 2009
After a little bit of a hiatus, RnB singer Jaheim is back with a new track, 'Ain't Laeving Without You', off his forthcoming album, which is meant to be released early 2010.
Ain't Leavin Without You - Jaheim.mp3
A good upbeat track!
One of Bad Boys only truly talented artists, Janelle Monae, will be performing in the UK at 'All The Rage', November 4th at Cargo, London.
If you don't already know Janelle is a great talent and is also a great performer - she is a must see act!!
Thursday, 22 October 2009
2. Wear My Kiss
3. About A Girl
4. Wait For You
5. Thank You For The Heartbreak
6. Miss Everything Feat. Sean Kingston
7. She's A Mess
8. Give It To Me Now
9. No More You
10. Sweet & Amazing
11. Little Miss Perfect
The album is said to be released November 23rd.
The album cover is hot!! Do you agree??
Tuesday, 20 October 2009
'Russian Roulette' was written by Ne-Yo and produced by the UKs very own, Chase & Status. The video will be out soon for this single, so check back on SocialWriters for that!
Her new album 'Rated R' will be out November 23rd (11/23)...hence the 11.23am single debut - good marketing idea!
This means that Alexandra's single will be pushed to #2 in the charts after being #1 in the charts for a week.
Nothing like a bit of healthy competition between a mentor and their mentee.
At first I disliked 'Fight For This Love', but I must say it has definitely grown on me a lot!
Monday, 19 October 2009
So Solid are back after a five year break.....they were saying this video was coming from a very long time ago and it's finally here!
The track features the main members of So Solid: Mega Man, Lisa Maffia and Romeo.
I must say Lisa's voice is sounding much better these days!
I wonder whether love-rat Harvey and Asher D will be returning to So Solid?
Friday, 16 October 2009
Well hip-hop crew SAS are the latest tweeters to go in on somebody.......Kano, after he said he was the 'Crep King'
SAS decided to speak out on Kane's title as the 'Crep King'.....
Why do people have time to be arguing over who is the 'Crep Check King'? SMH
I believe the girl singing in this video is Marvin's ex girl......trying to create a bit of a name for herself off of Marvin's cheating ways.......
Seen on Hattie C In The Place To Be
Thursday, 15 October 2009
Gorgeous twins Jesse Jame and D'lila Star Combs have miraculously grown over night and have obviously inherited their mother's (Kim Porter) stunning beauty. The girls are just adorable and if it wasn't for his track record as serial womanizer, the thought of Mr Combs fathering my own children wouldn't be such a bad idea.
BEWARE: This clip may evoke a broody disposition!
Wednesday, 14 October 2009
What I want to know is why?
A statement has been issued:
“Leona was the victim of an unprovoked attack this afternoon at her book signing. The police were called immediately and medical attention has been sought. Leona is understandably shaken and apologises to the fans she was unable to meet and complete signings.”
Thanks to Punchbowl Blog for the update
Tuesday, 13 October 2009
Toni is back and banging with her new single 'Yesterday' with her Atlantic Records label mate, Trey Songz. I heard a version of this song without Trey and I wasn't too crazy about the track, but this duet is great! Got the song on repeat already.
Yesterday_MP3 Tony & Trey.mp3
What do you think of the track?
'Broken' is McLean's debut single which will be released November 9th and will include the remix featuring number one artist Tinchy Stryder. 'Broken’ first came to the wider world’s attention in 2007 when it was independently released. It was an online sensation and has accrued over 20 million hits across Myspace, Bebo, Habbo, Last FM etc. It’s gained over 5 million YouTube views aswell! Never before has an uncharted record had such a great response without a marketing campaign!
McLean will also be part of the Brrrap Pack tour alongside Ironik and Chipmunk which will take place in February 2010.
Keep an eye out for McLean....his debut album will be released in 2010
Hackney singer Leona Lewis will play an exclusive gig at the Hackney Empire on Novemeber 2nd, previewing material from her new album, 'Echo'.
The show will be for a limited number of fans only from all over the world. In the UK, iTunes is giving away just 200 tickets for the event on its Facebook page and will make live songs from the night available to coincide with the album's release.
"As a local girl it's an honour to get to perform at the Empire, so close to where I grew up. In the last few years I've travelled the world with work but Hackney is my home and always will be." said Lewis.
This may be the last time Leona will get to perform at the Hackney Empire as their doors are set to close in January 2010.
In other news Leona will be signing her new autobiography 'Dreams' in Waterstones in Piccadilly, 30 Jermyn Street, London. SW1Y 6WW at 3pm tomorrow.
Whitney Houston announced the first leg of aneagerly anticipated European tour, her first major tour in more than 11years. Her new album 'I Look To You' will be released in the UK on October 19, just one day after a massive appearance on the The X Factor this weekend. It'll be a must see performance!
"This is my first full tour since the My Love Is Your Love tour and I amso excited to be performing for my fans around the world after all this time.I am putting together a great show and cannot wait to perform the songs frommy new album I Look To You along with some of your favourites," said WhitneyHouston.
TOUR DATES and TICKET ON-SALE DETAILS
Thursday, April 8 Manchester, UK Manchester Evening News Arena
Sunday, April 11 Glasgow, UK SECC
Tuesday, April 13 Birmingham, UK LG Arena
Thursday, April 22 Newcastle, UK Metro Radio Arena
Sunday, April 25 London, UK 02 Arena
All tickets go on-sale Friday, October 16 at 9am
Online atwww.ticketmaster.co.uk; www.seetickets.com; www.ticketline.co.uk;www.ticketsoup.com (Glasgow only)
Monday, 12 October 2009
They sure went all out for the late great MJ!!
Great PR stunt!
I like the track - it's very classic for Michael.
Robin Thicke sounds good on the track and i'm diggin' his swag too! (*No Bruno*). Let us know what you think.
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Friday, 9 October 2009
This year the UMAs will be held 1st November 2009. The venue is yet to be announced.
Full list of nominees for the UMAs 2009 include:
Best Album 2009
Dizzee Rascal ‘Tongue & Cheek’ (UK)
Daniel Merriweather ‘Love & War’ (UK)
Basement Jaxx ‘Scars’ (UK)
Tinchy Stryder ‘Catch 22’ (UK)
Beverley Knight ‘100 Percent’ (UK)
David Guetta ‘One Love’ (France)
N-Dubz ‘Uncle B’ (UK)
Best Dance Act 2009 (UK & France)
David Guetta (France)
K.I.G Family (UK)
King Kuduro (France)
Calvin Harris (UK)
Best DJ (UK & France)
David Guetta (France)
Sarah Love (1Xtra)
Ronnie Herrel (1Xtra)
Manny Norte (Kiss)
Best Group (UK & France)
Brick & Lace
Best TV Station
Tinchy Stryder feat. N-Dubz- Number 1
Jay Sean ft. Lil Wayne ‘Down’
Tinchy Stryder feat. Amelle ‘Never Leave You’
Chipmunk ft. Emeli Sande ‘Diamond rings’
Mr Hudson ft. Kanye West ‘Supernova’
Lazee ft. Neverstore ‘Hold On’
Best Hip Hop Act
Best Music Video
N-Dubz ‘Wouldn’t You’
BBE ‘Too Many Mans’
K.I.G ‘Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes’
Taio Cruz ‘Break your heart’
Dizzee Rascal ‘Holiday’
Alexander Burke ft Flo rida ‘Badboys’
Best Radio Station (UK & France)
1 Xtra (UK)
Radio Nova 101.5 (France)
Radio 1 (UK)
Best UK Asian Act
Best Entrepreneur Category
Best Newcomer sponsored by INVINCIBLE
Best R&B Act
Brick & Lace
Most Inspiring Act 2009
Brick & Lace
Best Jazz Act
Best Gospel Act
New Direction Crew
Sons of Light
Chase & Status
Best Radio Show
Rickie & Melvin (Kiss)
Trevor Nelson & Gemma (1Xtra)
279 (Choice fm)
Ace & Vis (1Xtra)
James Meritt (Kiss)
*I've noticed in the Best TV Station category MTV Base has not been nominated. I'm sure that has something to do with the claim that earlier this year, UMAs created fake MTV email addresses in order to gain sponsorship for their awards show, which was investigated by the police. UMAs don't be spiteful - we all know MTV Base more than deserve to be on that nominees list*
** Why is there no Best MC catergory? What about acts such as Chipmunk and Tinchy Stryder that have done well over the past 12 months?**
***Brick & Lace??? Are you having a laugh?! What have they done this year? Am I so behind in this world of entertainment that I've missed anything Brick & Lace related?? - Answers in the comments section will do***
I applaud Jordan Kensington's (C.E.O of UMAs) grind, I really do!
But after last years' bloodshed at the 2008 UMAs....will anybody actually care about the 2009 UMAs?
Last month Jay-Z managed to sell out his show at Camden's Roundhouse in 2.5 minutes, but according to official press releases it was 20 seconds.......
Today it has been said that his up-coming gig on November 4th at North London's Alexandra Palace has sold out in 15 seconds!!
Seeing as Wale is now joining Jay-Z on his North American college tour...maybe he may come to London for Jay's show......
Who do you think will be joining Jay-Z at this show?
President Barack Obama won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize today for “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples,”
Asked why the prize had been awarded to Mr Obama less than a year after he took office, Nobel Committee head Thorbjoern Jagland said: "It was because we would like to support what he is trying to achieve".
"It is a clear signal that we want to advocate the same as he has done," he said.
Congratulatons President Obama!
Thursday, 8 October 2009
British RnB singer, Jay Sean, has scored his 1st #1 with his single 'Down' (ft Lil'Wayne), after signing with the American label, Cash Money Records, last year.
Jay Sean has knocked Black Eyed Peas off the top spot which they held for a staggering 14 weeks. No British act has been #1 in the States from since last year June when Coldplay were at #1 for seven days with their song 'Viva La Diva'.
Jay Sean is currently in the UK and made an appearance last night at the first night of Lil' Wayne's concert dates in London.
Well done Jay Sean - keep flying the British flag!
Wednesday, 7 October 2009
Mimi's new album, 'Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel' only came out last week, and already there's talk of the whole album being remixed and re-released. Mariah's album came in at #3 in the Billboard charts, which the lowest ever album entry for the singer.
Maybe this is the reason for the re-release?
The full information for Leona Lewis' sophomore album, Echo, has been released. The album is out to buy November 16th 2009.
2. I Got You
3. Can’t Breathe
5. Outta My Head
6. My Hands
7. Love Letter
10. Stop Crying Your Heart Out
11. Don’t Let Me Down
13. Lost Then Found (featuring One Republic)
The first single from Echo will be the track, 'Happy', which will be available to download 8th November and out on CD on November 9th.
Tuesday, 6 October 2009
According to the Daily Star the band's management want Heidi to stand in the middle for all promo shoots, but Amelle thinks she should be the one to stand in the middle.
Apparently a full-blown argument occurred between Amelle and Heidi.......seems like Keisha wasn't the only bitch in the group after all!
If their fighting over which member should stand in the middle for some promo shots they wont last. Jealousy seems to be a major issue within that band. Sort it out Babes!
Source: Digital Spy
I know you haven't forgotten all about Shyne!
It's been nine years since Shyne went down for a shooting that happened at a Manhatten club that his record label's CEO, Diddy, and Diddy's former girlfriend Jennifer Lopez, attended with Shyne.
Even though Shyne's been in prison, that hasn't kept his name from being hot on the streets of America.
He is being released today from prison after serving nine years out of a ten year sentence. There has been a lot of talk about who Shyne is going to sign with even though his future is undecided. However there is talk that due to contractual obligations from his contract with Bad Boy, Shyne may have to release his next album under Diddy's label - even though he cut off ties with Bad Boy years ago. Shyne is not Diddy's biggest fan at all!
This is a developing Bad Boy case....stay tuned for the possible drama of Diddy vs Shyne
Shyne will be released from prison.....but will be deported back to Belize! Can you imagine - the cheek of it. There's people who commit far worse crimes than Shyne and get to stay in New York.
In the charts, north London MC Chipmunk looks set for a definite #1 single this Sunday, with over 35,000 copies of his song 'Oopsy Daisy' been sold already, outselling girl group The Saturday's, who've sold 15,000 so far.
UK 'Urban' music is definitely paving the way this year.
Image: Columbia Records
After ten years at Sony Records, Ginuwine is now recording for Kedar Entertainment which is home to artists like Joe Thomas & Chico DeBarge. After recording over forty songs, what you have is an 11 track long player about love, relationships, settling down, promoting self-confidence, being true to your feelings and accepting your responsibilities.
I give this album 4 out 5.
Monday, 5 October 2009
HOV will be back in London again in the next few weeks to do another concert - this time it'll take place at Alexandra Palace in Wood Green, London, November 4th.
For those of you who missed a chance of seeing Jay perform at his sold-put concert at the Roundhouse recently, make sure you purchase your tickets for this concert quickly!
The Live Nation pre-sale tickets go on sale 8th October at 9am. General tickets go on sale October 9th at 9am. No doubt it'll be pandemonium to get some of these tickets.
I wonder if he'll have any supporting acts this time round?
Next year will be the 40th anniversary of the Glastonbury festival and there have been rumours that headlining acts such as U2, Radiohead and even Beyonce will perform.
Tickets for next year's event cost £185, an increase of £10 on this year. However, it was possible to secure tickets with a £50 deposit, with the full payment not due until 28 February 2010.
There will be a small amount of tickets that will become available over the next few weeks for fans who haven't got tickets. To be in a chance of purchasing these tickets, go to glastonburyregistration.co.uk
Source: The Guardian
Sunday, 4 October 2009
Miss Dunn hit the runway yesterday at the Jean-Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer show in Paris and the girl still looks fierce with her baby bump.
Werk it girl!
I pray she comes back even bigger and fiercer after the birth of her baby.
Saturday, 3 October 2009
Friday, 2 October 2009
The video is directed by one of the best directors, Hype Williams. I really hope he does this video justice, as of lately I think his videos have not been great at all!
I can't wait to see the video!!
Video Source: Hattie C via Rap Radar