Friday, 30 April 2010

Last Night In London: Gorillaz Concert At Camden's The Roundhouse

Last night the Gorillaz performed to a packed house at the Roundhouse in Camden. Mos Def, De La Soul, Bashy, Kano and even Snoop Dogg were all in tow to perform the tracks they feature on from the Gorillaz's new album, 'Plastic Beach'.

Tracks from 'Plastic Beach' only will be streamed for fans tonight from 10pm as live @

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Christina Aguilera - 'Not Myself Tonight'

Finally the video for 'Not Myself Tonight' has been released. The raunchy video by Christina will certainly turn heads.

What do you think of the video?

Thursday, 29 April 2010

SNEAK PEAK: Dizzee Rascal - 'Dirtee Disco'

'Dirtee Disco' is Dizzee Rascals latest single, which is released May 24th. Check out a sneak peak of the video.

The full video will be premiered this Sunday on T4.

Spotted @ The LaLa Report

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Esmee Denters ft Justin Timberlake - 'Love Dealer'

Check out the latest music video, 'Love Dealer', from Dutch singer Esmee Denters, featuring the man who signed her, Justin Timberlake.

Justin co-produced the track with Stargate and co-wrote it with Esmee.

What do you think of the song?

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: K'Naan, David Guetta & - 'Waving Flag' [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

Here's the official music video for 'Waving Flag' by K'Naan, and producer David Guetta.

What do you think of the video?

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Lupe Fiasco - 'I'm Beamin''

Check out the video for Lupe's new single, I'm Beamin', which taken from his forthcoming album, 'Lasers', which will be released later this year.

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Flo Rida ft T-Pain - 'Zoosk Girl'

Mr Flo Rida has resurfaced and is back with a new track, 'Zoosk Girl,' featuring T-Pain.

Can somebody please explain what a 'Zoosk Girl' is?

Source: XXL

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: B.o.B ft T.I. - 'Bet I Bust'

B.o.B is back with another new track, 'Bet I Bust', which features T.I.

Bobby Ray is giving us that good ol' Southern feeling with this track. Do you like it?

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Alexandra Burke - 'All Night Long'

Check out the video for Alexandra Burke's new single, 'All Night Long' ft Pitbull.

What do you think of Alex's new look?

NEW MUSIC: Drake - 'Find Your Love'

Drake's second single 'Find Your Love', which is taken from his debut album, 'Thank Me Later', has surfaced. No hints as to who produced this track.......Mr Kanye West (if you couldn't guess).

Kanye messed up Drake's video for 'Best I Ever Had'. Do you think Kanye and Drake have made a mess of this collaboration too?

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

VIDEO: Gorillaz x Mos Def x Kano x Bashy Perfoming 'White Flag' And 'Stylo' On The Jools Holland Show

Last night the Gorillaz invaded he Jools Holland Show and gave two performances of 'White Flag', featuring London MCs Kano and Bashy, and 'Stylo' featuring Bobby Womack and American rapper Mos Def.

Check out the performances below

White Flag 



There will be more performances from The Gorillaz this Friday on the Jools Holland Show on BBC2

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: T-Pain - 'Freaknik Is Back/Save You'

Here is the first official music video from T-Pain's 'Freaknik: The Musical Soundtrack' directed by Chris Prynowski. The video is a medley of two songs by T-Pain 'Freaknik is Back' and 'Save You' (feat. One Chance).

What do you think of the music video?

SNEAK PEAK: Christina Aguilera - 'Not Myself Tonight'

Check out a sneak peak of Christina Aguilera's music video for her brand new single, 'Not Myself Tonight'.

The video will premiere this Friday, 30th April, on Vevo.

CONCERT ALERT: Erykah Badu Live At Brixton Academy In July

Miss Erykah Badu will be hitting London again for a one-off show at London's Brixton Academy on Saturday July 24th.

The multi-plantinum selling, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter-actress will perform music from her new album, 'New Amerykah, Part II: Return Of The Ankh, as well as some of her classics.

Tickets, priced at £32.50, will go on sale this Friday, April 30th, at 9am on

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

NEWS; M.I.A's Music Video 'Born Free' Banned From YouTube

No surprises here, but M.I.A's 9 minute promo music video for her latest single, 'Born Free' has been banned by YouTube.

The music video features violence, genocide, nudity and kidnapping - which makes it quite disturbing to view.

To view the music video, click here

Source: Digital Spy

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Tyga ft Chris Brown- 'G-Sh*t'

Young Money protege, Tyga and singer Chris Brown have released a new video for their latest single 'G-Sh*t, taken from their collaborative mixtape 'Fan of a Fan'.

I can't say I'm completely sold on this track, especially as I think Chris Brown is a lot better than this-But with that said the beat gets a thumbs up.

what do you think of this track?

Thanks Eminence Grise

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: T.I. - 'I'm Back'

T.I. is definitely back with the lead single, 'I'm Back' from his forthcoming album, 'King Uncaged'.

Recognise the 'King' is back!

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Nas & Damian 'Jr Gong' Marley - 'As We Enter'

As We Enter - Distant Relatives

Distant Relatives | MySpace Music Videos

'As We Enter' is the first single from Nas and Damian 'Jr Gong' Marley's forthcoming collaborative album, 'Distant Relatives'.

Monday, 26 April 2010

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: M.I.A - 'Born Free'

Violence, nudity, genocide and kidnapping are the themes used in the new music video for M.I.A's single, 'Born Free'.

The video, directed by Romain Gavras, expresses M.I.A’s political views that she very often speaks about. The video is quite disturbing, yet M.I.A doesn't actually feature in the video.

What are your thoughts on this video?

NEWS: BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend Line Up Announced

BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend is back again, and this year it'll be held in Bangor, Wales, on Saturday May 22nd and Sunday May 23rd.

The free event has another huge line-up filled with acts from all genres, such as Rihanna, JLS, Florence + The Machine, Justin Beiber, Scouting For Girls, Ke$ha, Tinie Tempah, Cheryl Cole, Paramore and Alicia Keys.

To apply for tickets please click here

Here's a list of all the acts:

Saturday May 22nd

Florence + The Machine
Dizzie Rascal 
Lost Prophets
Alicia Keys 
Cheryl Cole
Justin Beiber
Scouting For Girls
30 Seconds To Mars
Tinie Tempah
Ellie Goulding
Bombay Bicycle Club

Sunday May 23rd

Pixie Lott
Jason Derulo
Paolo Nutini
Biffy Clyro
Marina & The Diamonds
Plan B
Kids In Glass Houses
You Me At Six
Sub Focus
Crystal Castes
Vampire Weekend

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Young Jeezy ft Plies - 'Lose My Mind'

Rapper Plies features on the hook to Young Jeezy's new single, 'Lose My Mind', taken from Jeezy's upcoming album, 'Thug Motivation 103'.

What do you think of the video?

Just For Laughs: Shadrack and the Mandem 'Guns and Pork' [VIDEO]

'Guns and Pork' is the latest comedic installment from the funniest guys in the "hood', Shadrack, Abendego and the Mandem. These guys are just hilarious, using the often played out gangster stereotype we bare witness to in film, music or on the road side and adding a satire spin to it, is just genius.

I hope these guys do well, the 5:38 second "new music video" is most certainly the highlight of my day!

If you're still unfamiliar with these guys, check out some of their earlier material after the jump.

Notable quote: "I wear Avirex in 90 degrees heat, nah swear down fam, I'm hot!"



NEWS: Gary Barlow Of Take That Signs MC/Rapper Aggro Santos

This is news to our ears.....

Gary Barlow of Take That has signed MC/rapper Aggros Santos to his record label, Future Records.

Aggro confirmed the signing to the Daily Star, suggesting: "I should write his vocal and he should write my rap and see what comes up."
When asked whether he would feature on the new Take That album, he replied: "I'd love to get on it. Gary's a fan of mine and I'm equally respectful of his writing."

We're keen to find out how Gary even found out about Aggro to sign him, because I don't think anybody saw this one coming!

Aggro releases his new single, 'Candy', featuring ex-Pussy Cat Doll, Kimberly Wyatt, on May 3rd.

Check out the video for 'Candy'


Sunday, 25 April 2010

Stacey Dash x Rick Ross On Set Of The 'Super High' Video Shoot [IMAGE]

It seems that Rick Ross has asked the sexy Stacey Dash to play the leading lady in the music video for his new single, 'Super High', which features Ne-Yo.

If you haven't heard 'Super High' yet, click's a great track!

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: McLean - 'Finally In Love'

Here's the brand new music video for McLean's new single, 'Finally In Love'.

'Finally In Love' is released on June 13th. Will you be buying the single?

Friday, 23 April 2010

VIDEO: Kelis Performs At Santos In NYC

Kelis took to the centre stage at popular Santos Party House in NYC two days ago and performed some old tracks such as 'Millionaire' and 'Bossy' as well as some new material. Looks like it was a great performance!

We're not too sure about her outfit......what do you think of it?

Thanks PleaseDontStare

NEW MUSIC: Trey Songz - 'Already Taken'

I'm really sorry ladies but Trey Songz is 'Already Taken'......well so says this his new track entitled 'Already Taken'

'Already Taken' is apparently taken off of Trey's forthcoming album, which is meant to be released in September.

What do you think of the track?

CONCERT ALERT: Drake To Headline London's O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire

The male rapper that's on the tip of everybody's tongues, Drake, will be headlining his first ever show in the UK at London's O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire on Monday July 12th. Tickets are £25.50 in advance (plus booking fee) and go on-sale from today, Friday April 23rd at

The show will feature special guests.....we wonder who?

As previously announced Drake will be a special guest on Jay-Z's Blueprint 3 tour at Manchester's M.E.N Arena on June 7th and Birmingham's LG arena on June 9th. Drake will also perform at this year's Wireless Festival on July 4th, once again as a special guest of Jay-Z.

Drake's highly anticipated debut album 'Thank Me Later' will be released  June 14th, and his single 'Over' is released May 17th.

NEWS: Tinie Tempah & Tinchy Stryder To Feature On The UK Remix To Diddy's 'Hello, Good Morning'

After all the various talk on Twitter about Diddy and UK Grime artists, Diddy exclusively revealed to RWD editor, Hattie Collins, that both Tinie Tempah and Tinchy Stryder will feature on a UK remix to 'Hello Good Morning'.

"I think Tinie is doing something for us but not on the grime mix. He's on one of the UK remixes of Hello Good Morning with Tinchy Stryder. That's exclusive right there."

He also went on to talk about Skepta, who Diddy openly contacted via Twitter to talk about a Grime remix to 'Hello, Good Morning'.

"I want Skepta to do a straight, dirty, authentic grime remix where I redo the vocals, the beats and everything. So I hit up everyone on Twitter and Skepta hit me right back" said the music mogul.
"He was buggin'. He said his twitter blew up, caught on fire and nearly crashed the server... And we just, I guess it's just exciting."
"I'm actually rooting for the UK. I love the UK, I love the artists, the vibe, the style, the swag. I always wanted to do more with the UK cos I think we have an affiliation with each other. If I could be one of the people musically to help expose some of the talent through this album especially, because this album has a very UK vibe. The last train to Paris is through London so...."

Diddy also revealed that if the track with Skepta goes well, they'll even shoot a video for it!

The pair also spoke about Diddy and his love for Grime, what UK rapper Diddy is meant to have signed and his management deal with Nicki Minaj.

Read the full interview here.

Thursday, 22 April 2010

NEW MUSIC: Tinie Tempah - 'Frisky'

'Frisky' is the follow up single to Tinie Tempah's #1 single, 'Pass Out'. Do you think 'Frisky' will be another hit for Tinie?

'Frisky' is released June 6th 2010.

Could There Be An African Vogue?

Paris based make up artist and photographer Mario Epanya has produced stunning portrayals for what apparently would represent a future African Vogue.

As shocking as it may sound particularly as we live within times where the beauty of social and cultural differences are not only accepted but largely admired, that the idea of a African Vogue is none other than a desired concept rather than a (long overdue) reality . As it stands, there is currently a Vogue India, Vogue Nippon and Vogue Australia, to name a few, but none that represents one of the largest and culturally diverse continents in the world..come on!

African Vogue is definitely the way forward, I just wish the fashion world would hurry up.

Should there be an African Vogue? Let us know what you think.

SNEAK PEAK [VIDEO]: Robin Thicke ft Snoop Dogg - 'It's In The Mornin'

Robin Thicke - It's In The Mornin [Preview] from ThisIsRnB on Vimeo.

Robin Thicke is currently filming the music video for his next single, 'It's In The Mornin', which features rapper Snoop Dogg. 'It's In The Mornin' is one of the best tracks off of Robin's album, 'Sex Therapy'.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

RUMOUR: Keisha Buchanan To Tell All About Life In The Sugababes In New Book?

Sources have told NOW Magazine that ex-Sugababes member, Keisha Buchanan, is to write a tell-all book about her time as a member of the Sugababes, documenting the highs and lows as well as being axed from the band in secret.

"Keisha's in discussions about writing a book about her time in the band," says one source. "Publishers have been after her for ages, but it's only now she's seriously considering it. At the moment it's still in the initial stages, but she's very excited," the source added.

"The book will chart the highs and lows and obviously deal with the very public split last year.
"Keisha's always kept quiet about what really happened even though the others have spoken at length about it."

What an interesting read that book would be......


Here's the first teaser video for T.I.'s new track, 'I'm Back'. The video will drop early next week so keep an eye out for it on Social Writers.

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Little Brother - 'Curtain Call'

The mighty duo that is Little Brother are back with a new music video 'Curtain Call', taken from their hot of the press new album, 'Left Back'. As usual the boys never seem to disappoint, the track is packed with the essentials; head banging beats infused with fresh to death lyrics. Social Writers are loving this track!

What do you think of Little Brother's new single?'

'Left Back' is available to buy now!


NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Ciara ft Ludacris - 'Ride'

After releasing her buzz track, 'Basic Instinct (U Got Me)', Ciara is back with the video for her brand new single, 'Ride', featuring fellow ATLien, Ludacris.

The Ciara we all fell in love with is definitely back, and back to her roots of flawless choreography with an edge. She definitely been listening to her fans!

What do you think of the video?

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

VIDEO: Victoria Beckham x Eva Longoria-Parker In The New LG Advert

Victoria Beckham and her LA BFF, Eva Longoria-Parker have teamed up with LG to produce this mobile phone advert for LG Fashion Touch phones.

It's nice to see Victoria laughing and having fun for a change, right?

NEWS: Rapper Guru Dies After Battle With Cancer

The Hip hop community are united in grief as they mourn the death of legendary rapper, Guru. The 43 year old Gang Starr prodigy, passed away yesterday morning (19th April) after suffering a long battle with cancer.

R.I.P Guru


NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Ciara 'Basic Instinct' (You Got Me)


Singer turned overnight rapper, Ciara has released her new video 'Basic Instinct' (You Got Me)', where she displays her not so impressive rapping skills. As she readies her new album also entitled 'Basic Instinct' for its release later this year, the ATLien, who has enlisted the help of mega producers Tricky Stewart and The Dream has clearly been experimenting in the studio and has brought out a Nick Minaj esque persona in the process. We're still unsure as to whether this will be an official single release, but if it is, I can't say I'm jumping for joy over the news. The video also features a cameo appearance of auto tune king, The Dream.

What do you think of Ciara's rapping skills?


Monday, 19 April 2010

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Giggs - 'Look What The Cat Dragged In'

South-London rapper Giggs has released the music video for 'Look What The Cat Dragged In', his first from since signing to XL Records.

What do you think of the video?

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Manny Norte ft J2K & Dready - 'Breaking All The Rules'

Kiss FM DJ, Manny Norte, teamed up with MC J2K and British producer, Dready, who features on the chorus, to create 'Breaking All The Rules'. This is Manny Norte's first music video.

What do you think of the track and video?

Spotted @ MadNews

ALBUM COVER: Janelle Monaé - 'The ArchAndroid'

The album cover for Janelle Monaé's 'The ArchAndroid' has been word - stunning!

"Whether or not the following information came from Ryan Wakeman, WARPA, the Gaiming community or Janelle Monáe's journals, Max Stellings and the Palace of the Dogs Archives is inconclusive at this time...What is known or agreed upon is that this information stems from an official entry on The ArchAndroid Crown in the Living Cyktionary, a 28th Century encyclopedia..."

"The ArchAndroid Crown: Designed by Zoman Ignatius, the half-elf, half-human mystic, reportedly 500 years ago. According to legend, the crown has several magic properties, as well as innovative technologies that can be employed only by The ArchAndroid. Zoman was a consummate inventor, artist and sculptor, a cross between Tesla and Da Vinci, and as such, he designed the crown to be a work of beauty that would embody the very spirit of Metropolis. According to legend, the crown features prominent Metropolis buildings and towers that will light up radiantly when the one and only true ArchAndroid wears the crown. According to the Daily Horos, this opulent headdress was stolen from the vaults in the Black House, reportedly by 1954, in October of 2715. Several members of 1954 were hunted down and executed for this crime. But the crown was never found. Many claim it has been secreted away to the Wonderground. There is also word that in the year 2010, several 1954 operatives have crafted a replica of this historic headdress to be worn by Janelle Monáe in anticipation for her album The ArchAndroid…no word on whether or not this replica has magic properties… The Living Cyktionary, 9th Edition, 2719"

'The ArchAndroid' is out May 18th!

VIDEO: Rihanna Performing A Drum Solo During Concert

Rihanna kicked of her 'Last Girl On Earth' European tour on Friday night in Antwerp, Belgium. As well as playing the guitar, Rihanna performed a drum solo during her concert, showing off what she learnt from drummer Travis Barker, who gave the singer some drumming lessons a few weeks ago.

Do you think Rihanna is a good drummer?

Thanks Black Sistah Central

VIDEO: Drake x Justin Beiber 'Baby' Performance At The Juno Awards

Drake joined Justin Beiber on stage for a remix of Beiber's track 'Baby'. The pair performed at the Juno Awards in Canada last night.

I think a collaboration will be on the cards for these two Canadians in the future!

NEWS: Diddy Does Grime?

Diddy and Grime in the same sentence?.....Yes it's true

Not content with signing a UK rapper, which he has yet to reveal, Diddy took to Twitter to ask the UK which Grime artist should feature on a Grime remix of his latest single, 'Hello, Good Morning'. Diddy claims he is a fan of Grime music, and seeing as the charts have been filled with hits from the UK rap/Grime scene of lately
This caused a massive Twitter debate, which is still ongoing as I type! Apparently the people spoke, and they chose Boy Better Know member and self-proclaimed Ed Hardy King, Skepta.

So people watch this space! A Skepta and Diddy/Dirty Money collaboration may be on the cards.


Another year, another addition to the film 'Saw'. 'Saw VII' will be out this October for Hallowe'en.

Friday, 16 April 2010

NEWS: Diddy Has Become Nicki Minaj's New Manager

So the rumours were true after all....

There was speculation that Lady Gaga's manager, Troy Carter, was Nicki's new manager, but apparently Gaga herself put a halt on that deal.

Now the Bad Boy himself, Diddy, has stepped up to be Nicki's new manager. One of Diddy's managers, James Cruz, will be co-managing Nicki also. Diddy is also currently managing rapper Rick Ross too.

Some may think hiring Diddy as a manger is a big mistake as we've all seen what has happened to past Bad Boy Record's artists. But the man knows his industry and he's a good business man....we just hope this partnership doesn't end up shattering Nicki's career.
This is like Diddy and Lil' Kim all over again!

Source: Necole Bitchie

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Quincy Jones ft Akon - 'Strawberry Letter 23'

Remember we told you a host of music acts were recording a contemporary album of some of Quincy Jones' classics?

Well, here's the video for the first single, 'Strawberry Letter 23', featuring Akon, taken from the album, 'Q: Soul Bossa Nostra'.

What do you think of the track?

RUMOUR: Ugly Betty To Be Made Into A Film?

Yesterday the last episode of Ugly Betty aired in the States after being axed. But now rumours are swirling that Ugly Betty will be brought back to life in the form of a full length film.

Ana Ortiz, who plays Betty's sister Hilda in the show has said:

"It's something that we've been talking about and it's something that America Ferrera would really love to do. That woman has so much determination that I can't imagine anything she puts her mind to not getting done!"

Watch this space!

Check out the last scene of Ugly Betty

Thursday, 15 April 2010

ALBUM COVER: Kelis - 'Fleshtone'


Kelis is sticking to the futuristic look with her album cover for her brand new album, 'Fleshtone'

'Fleshtone' will be released May 17th.

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Toni Braxton - 'Hands Tied'

Toni shows off her sexual side in her music video for 'Hands Tied'.

What do you think of the video?

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Maxwell - 'Fist Full Of Tears'

'Fist Full Of Tears' taken from the album, 'BLACKsummers'night' is classic Maxwell!
The black and white video definitely works for this track.

Do you agree?

VIDEO: JLS Talk About Their Second Album Whilst In LA

Those Jack The Lad Swing boy have been living it up in LA for the past week or so. They're in LA to record their second album whilst trying to crack the US market.

In the video the boys discuss what they've been up to in LA and let all their fans know that they'll be recording tracks with the producers that are behind the hits of some of Rihanna and Cheryl Cole's music.

VIDEO: Sue Sylvester From Glee Does Madonna's 'Vogue'

If you're a Gleek (like me) you'll love Sue Sylvester's version of Madonna's 'Vogue'.

The music video was re-created to promote much-talked about Madonna special of Glee, and features some of the cast of Glee as extras in the video.

Sue looks great!

Glee is back on E4 Monday 19th at 9pm.

VIDEO: Janelle Monaé's 'The ArchAndroid' Trailer

Check out the trailer for Janelle Monaé's debut album, 'The ArchAndroid'. Janelle is on a next level.....people need to watch out!

We can't wait for May 18th!

Wow! Wow! Wow!

Thanks PinBoard

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Snoop Dogg ft Kid Cudi - 'That Tree'

'That Tree' is taken from the 'More Malice', the re-release album of Snoop's 'Malice N Wonderland'.

What do you think of the simple video?

NEW MUSIC: Ciara ft Ludacris - 'Ride'

Ciara finally has released the full audio to 'Ride', the first single to be taken from her album, 'Basic Instinct'.

Ludacris makes this track stand out.

What do you think of the song?

NEW MUISC VIDEO: Toni Braxton - 'Make My Heart'

Toni Braxton has revelead the new music video for her next single, 'Make My Heart', which is taken off of her forthcoming album, 'Pulse', which drops in May.

'Make My Heart' is a nice track and the video is certainly something new for Toni.

What do you think of the video?

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

VIDEO: Art Rules Aruba Promo Video

A few months ago Social Writers introduced you to 'Art Rules Aruba'( click here to read the post) , a creative arts program, offering the youths of Aruba the chance to explore the arts in its entirety . The Pancake Gallery seems to be going from strength to strength which is perfectly demonstrated in their new promo video. The program looks brilliant and is a sneak peak of what the kids of Aruba can look forward to in July, when it all kicks off.

Check out the promo video and let us know your thoughts?


NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Lee Ryan - 'Secret Love'

Ex-Blue band member, Lee Ryan, has released the video for his latest single, 'Secret Love'.

Lee could have a Top 10 hit on his hands with this dance enthused track.

'Secret Love' is out May 3rd.

Monday, 12 April 2010

NEW MUSIC: Rick Ross ft Ne-Yo - 'Super High' (Dirty)

The first single to be released from Rick Ross' forthcoming album, 'Teflon Don', is 'Super High' featuring singer, Ne-Yo.

This is not a bad track.....Ricky Ross seems like he'll be pulling out all the stops with this album!

What do you think of Rick Ross' latest musical effort, 'Super High'?

IMAGES: Rihanna x Travis Barker On Set Of 'Rockstar 101' Music Video Shoot

Rihanna, more like her managament/PR, just tweeted this picture of her on set of video for her next single, 'Rockstar 101'. Drummer Travis Barker will also be featured in the video as he's been giving Rihanna some drumming lessons.

Rihanna is definitely showing her inner rock chick. We can't wait to see the video!

We'll update the post with more images when they're available.

VIDEO: Chris Rock- Crackers (OutKast 'Hey Ya' spoof)

This is too funny!!

NEWS: Kanye West To Return With A 'Good Ass Job'

Kanye West will return in June with his Fifth album 'Good Ass Job' and sources say Yeezy will be returning to his Hip Hop roots.

It is rumoured that Kanye has enlisted Q Tip, Rza, Mos Def, Pete Rock and DJ Premier to help shape the opus this time around.

I'll be the first to admit that when I first heard '808's & Heartbreak', I didn't like it, but after a few listens it fast became one of my favourite albums of 2008. With all the controversy of Taylorgate I hope Kanye doesn't feel he has to prove anything to anyone with his new material. his die-hard fans will always stick by him and those that did turn their back on him won't be able to deny G.O.O.D. music.

It will definitely be interesting to see what Kanye puts out this time, especially with a summer packed full of other big albums expected!

We shall see...

NEWS: Buju Banton Cocaine Trial Pushed Back

The trial for international reggae artist, Buju Banton, continues or not in this case as the date for his court case has been postponed, following his arrest four months ago with conspiracy to posses and the intent to distribute.

As previously reported on Social Writers, Banton was arrested back in December after police accused him of trying to buy more than five kilograms of cocaine from an undercover police officer. Banton, real name Mark Anthony Myrie, adamantly denies the charge and has since refused to accept any plea deals, strong in his belief that he was set up.

Banton was due to go to trial on April 25th but U.S. District Judge, James Moody has pushed the date back to June 21st, for reasons unknown.

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Ellie Goulding - 'Guns And Roses'

'Guns And Roses' is Ellie Goulding's third single to be taken from her debut album, 'Light'.

What do you think of the video?

NEW MUSIC: B.o.B ft Haley Williams - 'Airplanes'

Booby Ray aka B.o.B has released his second single 'Airplanes', featuring Haley Williams from Paramore. 'Airplanes' is taken from B.o.B's upcoming debut album, 'Adventures Of Bobby Ray'.

We think B.o.B has another hit on his hands......what do you think of the song?

Thanks Pinboard!

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Macy Gray - 'Beauty In The World'

Macy Gray is back with a new music video for her single 'Beauty In The World'. The rather up beat, new track is taken from her up and coming fifth album 'The Sellout' which will be released on June 22nd.

What do you think of Macy's new single?

Leave a comment and let us know!


NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Melanie Fiona - 'Ay Yo'

Here's the video for Melanie Fiona's fourth single, 'Ay Yo'.

Do you like the video?

Thanks TGT

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Drake - 'Over'

Finally the music video for Drake's 'Over' has been released. Roc Nation's Rita Ora stars in the music video.

'Over' is released on May 17th.

We think this video is much better than Kanye's effort for Drake's 'Best I Ever Had'.

What do you think of the video?

NEW MUSIC: T-Pain - 'Kiss Her'

'Kiss Her' is T-Pain's newest single taken off of his forthcoming album, 'RevolveR'.

Are you feeling this track?

Friday, 9 April 2010

NEW UK TV COMEDY: 'Meet The Adebanjos'

"One Eye Media presents a brand new comedy sitcom about a Nigerian -British Family living in the UK. In a comedic way it deals with how A Nigerian family with 2 Nigerian born parents and 3 British born kids adapt to life in the UK.

Prepare yourself for the first time on UK TV a sitcom which shows a British African family in a fashion which is sure to entertain the whole family!!!"

I wonder what channel this will be placed on and what the views of the British public will be?

Thanks @Ondolady for bringing this to our attention

MOVIE TRAILER: 'Sex And The City 2' [Brand New Trailer]

The new and extended trailer of 'Sex And The City 2' has been released! We get more clues as to what to expect in the film, and we get to see Carrrie bump into her first love whilst holidaying in Abu Dhabi.....that's sure to make a great story!

Ladies the film will be out soon!!

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Rihanna Finally Admits: "[Matt Kemp] Is My Boyfriend"

Today Ryan Seacrest interviewed the Bajan princess Rihanna in LA, where they spoke about her planning Katy Perry's wedding, her performance of 'Rock Star 101' on American Idol, her 'Last Girl On Earth' Tour with Ke$ha which Nicki Minaj dropped out of yesterday, Travis Barker and loads more.

She finally admitted that herself and LA Dodger's outfielder, Matt Kemp, are in a relationship together:

"He's my boyfriend and it's new, it's fun and it's nothing too serious.....I don't want nothing that's going to take up so much of my energy and time right now in a bad way. I just wanna have fun, and that's what it's about!'

Listen to the exclusive interview here

She couldn't go on denying their relationship for much longer........

CONCERT ALERT: Nas & Damion 'Jr Gong' Marley Live In London At Electric Ballroom, Camden

Nas and Damian 'Jr. Gong' Marley, whose hugely anticipated collaborative studio album, 'Distant Relatives' is released on May 17th,  have announced a special one-off London date at the Electric Ballroom in Camden on Wednesday April 21st.

The live show, with full band, promises to be one of the hottest tickets of the year so far. Tickets go on sale today priced £22.50 and are available from There are only 400 tickets, so act quickly!

 Check out a video of Damion and Nas talking about their collaboration at SXSW

Their single, 'As We Enter', will be released on May 24th.

MOVIE TRAILER: 'Streetdance'

Sparks fly as the worlds of street-dance and ballet collide in 'Streetdance', a vibrant 3-D feature film.

While training for the UK Streetdance Championships, a streetdance crew are forced to work with Royal ballet dancers in return for rehearsal space. With no common ground and with passions riding high, they realise they need to find a way to join forces to win.

'Streetdance' features some of the cream of UK dance talent, including show-stopping performances from Britain’s Got Talent dance sensations Flawless, Diversity and George Sampson.

Streetdance hits cinemas nationwide May 21st 2010.

Will you be going to watch 'Streetdance'?

EVENT: Writer's Block Presents: Jesse Boykins III

Popular bi-monthly spoken word and live music event, Writer's Block, are putting on a much larger event for their 2nd birthday featuring the American singer, Jesse Boykins III.

Performing for the first time in the UK, and hailing from Brooklyn New York, Jesse (accompanied by a full live band) will have the crowd swooning with tunes from his two delicious albums Dopamine & The Beauty Created.

A host of other talented acts from the world of music and poetry will perfrom live at Cargo, Shoreditch. After the show, it’s the after party, led by mighty Hip Hop connoisseur DJ Snips (Doctor’s Orders).

Support Acts: P.I.P (Joshua Idehen, Inua Ellams & Musa Okongwo), The Illersapiens, Deanna Rodger, Kersha Bailey and PoetiCat

Price: £11 ADVANCE::. **For Tickets, visit: TicketWeb or the Cargo Website

VIDEO: Rihanna Performs 'Rockstar 101' On American Idol

The Bajan princess, Rihanna, performed her new single, 'Rockstar 101',  last night on American Idol in the US.

I guess this is what we should be expecting of Rihanna when she comes to the UK in May for her tour.....

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: The Dream - 'Love King'

'Love King' is the lead single from The Dream's new album, also entitled, 'Love King'.

What do you think of the video?

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Iyaz - 'Solo'

After spending two weeks at the top spot of the UK charts, the mini Akon, Iyaz, is back with his second single, 'Solo', which is taken from his forthcoming debut album, 'My Life', which is released later this month.

'Solo' contains a sample from Janet Jackson's 1993 hit, 'Again'.

Does Iyaz have another #1 single on his hands with 'Solo'?

NEWS: Nicki Minaj Pulls Out Of Tour With Rihanna And Ke$ha

This week it was announced that Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and Ke$ha would embark on an American summer tour together.

Just moments ago, rapper Nicki Minaj took to Twitter to announce that she will no longer be a part of the tour:

"Barbz I'm sorry 2 say I will not be going out on RiRi's tour. I've decided 2 use that time 4 the completion of my album. Hope u understand."

She later went on to tweet:

"Barbz, Thx 4 understanding. And Thanks to Rihanna 4 being a sweetheart and extending this great opportunity 2 me. Support the show! Luv, HB"

A good excuse which is excusable!

Now.....who can they get to replace Nicki?

NEW MUSIC: Kardinal Offishall ft Akon - 'Body Bounce'

'Body Bounce' is the official first single taken from Kardinal's forthcoming album, 'Mr International'. Akon jumps on the track to sing the chorus.

The European vibe of the track gives it a summer feel. Do you think this track will be a summer banger?

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Smiler - 'Enza'

UK rapper Smiler releases the video for his track,'Enza'.

What do you think of the track and video?

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Kiely Williams - 'Spectacular'

Former 3LW member and Disney Channel Cheetah Girl, Keily Williams, has embarked upon a solo career with 'Spectacular' and the video is anything but that!

Going from a children's role model to talking about having a one night stand and liking it.....SMH! She can kiss goodbye any further work from Disney, just like fellow ex-band member, Adrienne Ballon.

They say sex sells....let's see how well this track does (if it's actually being released)

What do you honestly think of this video?

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Ty - 'Emotions'

Today marks the release of  UK Hip Hop royalty, Ty's, music video for 'Emotions', featuring home grown talents, Shaun Escoffery and Serina Leah. Ty's untouchable foresight to create good music, effortlessly exudes through his new single. A highly respected MC with the credentials to match, Ty continues to serve up impressive lyrics on a hot plate of good, honest music. This has to be one of my favourite tracks of the year so far and the infectious vibe in the video seals the deal.

Nice to see some familiar faces having fun in the video as well!

What do you think of Ty's new video?

Leave a comment and let us know!

Ty's brand new album, 'Special Kind Of Fool',  is out April 19th, 2010 on BBE Records.


NEWS: Alicia Keys Doesn't Want Drake In Her Music Video For 'Un-Thinkable'

Alicia announced to Rap Up that her next single wont be 'Put It In A Love Song', which features Beyonce.....instead the singer will ready a new release, 'Un-Thinkable', which features rapper Drake.

Keys has ruled out Drake from being in he video stating:

"He won't be in the video. That's too obvious."

"He's a great guy. I'm really proud of all the things he's been able to achieve, and we're most likely going to do some kind of remix for the song that'll be really good. There'll be more of me and Drake."

Saturday, 3 April 2010

MOVIE TRAILER: 'Lottery Ticket'

This movie actually looks like it could be a blockbuster! Shame we gotta wait until the end of the year to see it.

I'm gonna holla at Mrs Chin and see what she can do...

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Raheem DeVaughn- 'I Don't Care'

This is the second release from Raheem's 'Love & War Masterpiece' LP. Definitely one of the most underrated vocalists out today.


A much better trailer has been released for the highly anticipated action film, 'The A-Team', which is a remake of the popular TV programme.

'The A-Team' will be released sometime in June.

Friday, 2 April 2010

Naomi Campbell for Russian Vogue

From chucking Blackberry's at assistants, to rubbing shoulders with the Prime Minister's wife, Sarah Brown, Naomi Campbell has had what we could call an 'eventful' life.

However she managed to preserve the Blackerry for 'communications use only', as she guest edited the April issue of Russian Vogue,which featured Chanel Iman, Claudia Schiffer, and Christian Louboutin.

Editor Aliona Doletskaya said "When I suggested the concept, she immediately came and for an hour and a half and laid out stories, photography, interviews and other sections."

Goon on ya Naomi, finally something normal.

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