Tuesday, 31 August 2010

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Jazmine Sullivan - 'Holding You Down (Goin' In Circles)


Here's the official video for Jazmine Sullivan’s first single 'Holding You Down (Goin' In Circles)' from her sophomore album, 'Love Me Back', which is out on October 5th.

NEW MUSIC: Usher x Jay-Z x Lil Kim - 'Hot Toddy' [REMIX]

Lil' Kim drops a verse on Usher and Jay-Z's hot track 'Hot Toddy'.

Does Kim add anything to the track?

Thanks PunchBowl

NEWS: New Movie On Tupac Shakur's Last Days

'Training Day' director Antoine Fuqua's much-anticipated documentary about Tupac Shakur will now be made into a film which will concentrate on the rapper's last day, featuring flashbacks that link to Shakur's final day on earth, when he was gunned down in Las Vegas in 1996.

Production on the film is expected to begin in November and Fuqua hopes to cast an unknown as Shakur.

Oscar-nominated screenwriters Stephen J. Rivele told Rolling Stone:

"He was just beginning to shed that anger and look for a purer voice... He was in the process of changing himself, and entering a new phase of his life. He saw the contradiction between the musical persona of 'Thug Life,' and his essential nature as a gentle, sensitive person. And that was partly responsible for his murder: He was not a gangster, but the people around him were."

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FILM: T.I Speaks About 'Takers' Being The #1 Film In America

'Takers' hit #1 in the US box office this weekend, generating $20.5 million on its opening weekend! Check out what T.I. had to stay to MTV about the film's success

'Takers' is released in the UK October 1st.

VIDEO: Lady Gaga Debuts New Song 'Living On The Radio'

Lady Gaga performed a brand new song 'Living On The Radio' on Monday night at her show in St. Paul, Minnesota.

What do you think?

VIDEO: Nas & Lauryn Hill Perform Together At Rock The Bells

Continuing The Rock The Bells tour, Lauryn Hill and Nas graced the stage at the Merriweather Post Pavillion in Columbia to perform the classic 'If I Ruled The World'.

All we need now is for Lauryn to start recording some new music......


Talay Riley is a new Urban-pop act from the UK who is making a huge buzz on the music scene as a music act. Having already toured with N-Dubz earlier this year along with performances at Wireless festival and the Underage Festival, Talay has started out on his own headline dates across the UK.

Riley is no stranger to the music business - he co-wrote Chipmunk's #1 single 'Oopsy Daisy', and also co-wrote another track on the rapper's album.

Check out the music video for Talay Riley's debut single 'Humanoid', which is released on 4th October.  'Humanoid' is a perfect taster of what is to come from Talay Riley. It is a dark and edgy urban pop track that merges robotic beats, cutting edge production and a killer chorus to create a song that is instant and exciting.

His debut album is scheduled to be released in 2011,  and we have a feeling it will definitely be an album worth purchasing!

WATCH: BET's 'My Mic Nice - A Truth About Women And Hip Hop' [VIDEO]

BET's music documentary 'My Mic Nice' was premiered last night. The documentary explores female rappers and their position in Hip Hop, and features the thoughts of female rappers such as MC Lyte, Trina, Missy Elliot, Lady of Rage, Salt n Pepper, Lil Mama, Rah Digah and YoYo, as well as some men in the music industry like producers Swizz Beats and Jermaine Dupri, Russell Simmons, Questlove and more.

Do you think BET created a good music documentary?

NEW MUSIC: T-Pain ft Rick Ross - 'Rap Song'

T-Pain teams up with Rick Ross on his new single 'Rap Song' from his forthcoming 'RevolveR' album.

Are you feeling this track?

Monday, 30 August 2010

NEWS: Taio Cruz Scores His Second #1 UK Single With 'Dynamite'

Taio Cruz has entered straight into the UK singles chart this week at #1 with his new single 'Dynamite'. The singer/songwriter has stopped Eminem and Rihanna's 'Love The Way You Lie' from the top spot. However, in the States it's the opposite; 'Love The Way You Lie' is holding the top spot, stopping Taio's 'Dynamite' from being #1.

Newcomer Katy B's 'Katy On A Mission' has entered in at #5 - keep your eye on this girl!

Here's the full Top Ten singles chart for the UK this week.
  1.  Taio Cruz - 'Dynamite'
  2. Eminem ft Rihanna - 'Love The Way You Lie'
  3. Flo Rida ft David Guetta - 'Club Can't Handle Me'
  4.  Roll Deep - 'Green Light'
  5. Katy B - 'Katy B On A Mission'
  6. Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP - 'We Speak No Americano'
  7. Travie McCoy ft Bruno Mars - 'Billionaire'
  8. Brandon Flowers - 'Crossfire'
  9. Ne-Yo - 'Beautiful Monster'
  10. B.o.B ft Hayley Williams - 'Airplanes'

TV: Desperate Housewives Season 7 Promo [VIDEO]

Check out the promo video for Desperate Housewives Season 7, which features the original ladies of Wisteria Lane, Gabby, Lynette, Susan and Bree in a showdown scene with the new housewife, Renee, played by Vanessa Williams.

The promo also shows one of the new men to feature in the show, Brian Austin Green, who'll play Keith, who will capture then attention of Bree.

I for one can't wait for the new season to hit the UK.

SNEAK PEAK: Lil' Wayne - 'I Am Not Human Being' [VIDEO]

Here's a sneak peak of what to look forward to from Lil Wayne's forthcoming birthday album 'I Am Not Human Being'.

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Trey Songz - 'Can't Be Friends'

Check out the brand new official video for "Mr Steal Your Girl" aka Trey Songz's new track 'Can't Be Friends'.

We're feeling the video and the track, are you?

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: R Kelly - 'When A Woman Loves'

R Kelly is back with this 'old school' ballad, 'When A Woman Loves', accompanied by a classic black and white video.

Are you liking this track?

Sunday, 29 August 2010

VIDEO: Lauryn Hill Perofrms At Rock The Bells, NYC, & Brings Out Host Of Celeb Spectators

Lauryn Hill performed at Rock The Bells in NYC and brought out a host of celebrity spectators that was watching her backstage, such as Mary J Blige, John Legend, Chris Rock, Swizz Beats, Alicia Keys and Jay-Z.

It's good to see Lauryn out and about performing these days!

Thanks PunchBowl

VIDEO: J Cole's BET 'Rising Icons'

J Cole discusses being the first signing to Jay-Z's Roc Nation and his debut album which drops later this year with BET's Rising Icons.

NEW MUSIC: Diddy Dirty Money x Drake - 'Loving You No More'

Diddy, Dawn and Kalenna have teamed up with Drizzy Drake on their new single 'Loving You No More'.

What do you think of the track?

PICTURE THIS: Desperate Housewives Season 7 Promo Picture With Vanessa Williams

Newcomer toWisteria Lane, Renee, played by Vanessa Williams, is placed centre in the promo picture for Desperate Housewives' seventh season.

Renee is a face from Lynette's past who comes to the neighborhood after her marriage to a major league baseball player hits the rocks. Like most of the women on Westeria Lane Renee loves a young man so expect the cougar to be competition to Bree, Gabby, Susan and Lynette.

NEWS: Jay-Z & KanYe West To Release Album Together

Kanye West let the world know that he will be releasing a joint five song album with Jay-Z called 'Watch The Throne'.

As part of Kanye's 'G.O.O.D Friday' initiative, he released the track 'Monster', which will be on the album. The track also features Nicki Minaj, Charlie Wilson, Bon Iver and Rick Ross.

We're looking forward to this joint album!

Friday, 27 August 2010

NEWS: Jennifer Lopez Wants Kanye West To Write Her A Hit Song

Jennifer Lopez tweeted on Twitter that she'd like Kanye West to write her a song.
The singer/actress, who recently quit Epic Records for Def Jam Records, hasn't had much luck with any of her new releases.

Kanye's help sure will be needed!


NEWS: 50 Cent Takes Over His Twitter Account From His Promo Team And Lets Loose!

Yesterday rapper 50 Cent finally took full control of his Twitter account, @50Cent, from his promotional team, and really let loose on the social media networking site.

In the past few weeks, 50 has been in a fiery mood and has fuelled his beefs with Diddy and Shyne, so it was no surprise that 50 tweets were irate. He tweeted about females, not cutting his hair until his album is done and commented on blogs that has written about him in the past month.

He even spoke about the Kat Stacks and Soulja Boy cocaine rumour, as well as Swiss Beats and Alicia Keys.

With 50 slightly addicted to Twitter, this could get interesting......

Thursday, 26 August 2010

NEWS: Jay-Z and Lady Gaga Cover Q Magazine's October Issue

Jay-Z graces the front cover of Q Magazine with Lady Gaga and Dave Grohl 's for their October issue which talks about the 10 most exciting people in music right now.

Jay-Z speaks on his upbringing in Marcy Projects, his friendship with Coldplay's Chris Martin and his notorious beef with Nas.

Even though Chris Martin and Jay are friends now, the music mogul revealed what his friendship with Chris would've been like if they met when Jay lived in the Projects.

Hov admits, That’s a different scenario. He couldn’t walk through Marcy. I was a different person then. I wasn’t open to the world and to cultures. I would have been, ‘Yo! Who are you?  Give me your money.’ You couldn’t have a guy like Chris walking through Marcy. He’d have to get robbed. At best.”

Other's included in Q's 10 most exciting people in music now are M.I.A and Plan B. 


NEWS: Chris Brown Speaks About Michael Jackson Tribute On 106 & Park ""When I heard 'Man In The Mirror,' it just touched me. It wasn't fake."

On Tuesday Chris Brown paid 106 & Park a visit to discuss his track 'Deuces' with rapper Tyga and 'Takers'. The singer also spoke about the alleged joint tour that he was meant to have with Usher, and his MJ tribute performance at the BET Awards.

"A lot of people don't know, I was going to see Michael Jackson the day he died. I was on my way to the Staples Center that day."When I heard 'Man In The Mirror,' it just touched me. It wasn't fake. I know people were trying to put extras on it, but everything was genuine. That was my ultimate apology, hands down."

Check out the full interview, as well as Chris teaching people how to 'Dougie'

Video source: Necole Bitchie

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Jeremih ft Ludacris - 'I Like'

Mr 'Birthday Sex' Jeremih is back with a brand new music video for his hot new track 'I Like' featuring rapper Ludacris. 

Are you feeling this track and video?

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

NEWS: Mariah Carey Speaks About Her Pregnancy Rumours

Since everyone is talking about Mariah and her baby bump, she thought she'd say something about it too:

“I appreciate everyone’s well wishes. But I am very superstitious. When the time is right, everyone will know–even Cindi Berger.”

Mariah is that superstitious that she hasn't even told her own publicist Cindi about her 'pregnancy'.

One way or another, an official statement will be out soon!

Via That Grape Juice

NEWS: Wyclef Jean Definitely Can't Run In The Haitian Presidential Election

Wyclef's dream of becoming president of Haiti has well and truly been shut down as the musician learned that he can't appeal to Haiti's electoral decision of barring him from running in Haiti's presidential race.

Wyclef was barred from running because the rules state that anybody running for presidency must live in Haiti - which he doesn't.

We guess Wyclef better spend the next 5 years back in his home town if he wants to ever become president of Haiti!

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Usher ft Pitbull - 'DJ Got Us Falling In Love'

The official music video for Usher's new single 'DJ Got Us Falling In Love', featuring Pitbull, has arrived.

Do you like the club-based video?

9 Years On......R.I.P Aaliyah

9 years seems so long ago, but we still remember the very day when we heard on the news that 'Baby Girl' Aaliyah had been killed when her plane crashed in The Bahamas.

Aaliyah paved the way for many female music artists today. A natural born talent taken away from the world too soon.

R.I.P Aaliyah Dana Haughton

VIDEO: J Cole Performs 'Who Dat' On 106 & Park


Roc Nation's J Cole performed his new single 'Who Dat' on BET's 106 & Park and has a brief chat with Rosci and Terrance about his plans in the pipeline.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

VIDEO: Fantasia's Performance & Interview With Good Morning America

In her first televised appearance from since trying to commit suicide two weeks ago, singer Fantasia stopped by Good Morning America to promote her new album 'Back To Me'. The American Idol winner performed new her new

track 'Bittersweet' and spoke about nearly ending her life.

NEWS: Nick Cannon Speaks On Mariah Carey's Pregnancy Rumours

As we told you yesterday, Nick Cannon would be hitting the airwaves to speak about his wife Mariah's pregnancy.

Nick said:

“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it time and time again – when my wife feels like talking about whatever she wants to talk about, you will hear it directly from her…We all know it’s extremely personal, and it is for a woman to deal with things with her body, and especially when dealing with the idea of childbirth and all that stuff.”

“That’s something you want to keep near and dear and as close to you as you possibly can, until you’re 100% sure, in any situation …There’s a certain time limit you’re supposed to wait before you can actually officially say that you are and all that stuff. You don’t want to mislead anybody.”
Nick's not saying whether Mariah is or isn't pregnant, but it sure does sound like she is, right?

NEWS: Tiger Woods & Elin Nordegren Are Finally Divorced!

Golfer Tiger Woods is now a single man after his estranged wife Elin Nordegren filed divorce papers, which were finalised yesterday.

The pair released this joint statement:

"We are sad that our marriage is over and we wish each other the very best for the future. While we are no longer married, we are the parents of two wonderful children and their happiness has been, and will always be, of paramount importance to both of us."

"Once we came to the decision that our marriage was at an end, the primary focus of our amicable discussions has been to ensure their future well-being. The weeks and months ahead will not be easy for them as we adjust to a new family situation, which is why our privacy must be a principal concern."

That Elin Nordegren is going to be $100m richer!

NEWS: Jay-Z To Team Up With U2 On Tour

Music mogul Jay-Z is teaming up with U2 again, this time to join the rock band on the Australian leg of their tour this November.

Jay and U2 previously teamed up at 2009's MTV EMAs to perform 'Bloody Sunday' and then with Rihanna earlier this year for the charity song 'Stranded' for the Help For Haiti Telethon.

VIDEO: John Legend x The Roots Perform At The Miss Universe Pageant

John Legend performed a medley of songs with The Roots in Las Vegas at this year's Miss Universe Pageant, where Miss Mexico was crowned the winner.

John Legend and The Roots have a collaborative album out September 21st called 'Wake Up'.

NEW MUSIC: Ne-Yo - 'One In A Million'

'One In A Million' is apparently set to be the third single taken from Ne-Yo's forthcoming album, 'Libra Scale'.

This is one of the tracks we at Social Writers got to hear in full at Ne-Yo's album playback in London last month. What do you think of it?

VIDEO: Nicki Minaj Talks To Honey Magazine About 'Pink Friday'

Nicki Minaj spoke to Honey Magazine and talked about her highly anticipated debut album 'Pink Friday', her boss Lil Wayne and her many alter-egos.

Monday, 23 August 2010

NEWS: Beyonce's House Of Dereon Label To Be Sued....Again!

The Queen Bey may have a law suit on her hands as the Icelandic clothing company E-Label has accused Beyonce's House Of Dereon label of copying one of their designs - a pair of studded leggings.

Beyonce was said to have bought the pair of leggins from Topshop in London earlier this year and E-Label have noticed a canny resemblence to their leggings and the pair she is promoting in her House of Dereon campaign.

Do you think E-Label have a strong case?

Thanks PunchBowl

Side note: This is not the first time one of Beyonce's team or House of Dereon have been sued. Remember the whole issue over her lingerie/swimsuit in the 'Video Phone' music video? Well that item of clothing was a copy of another designer and Sony were sued!

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Alexandra Burke - 'Start Without You'

Here's the brand new re-filmed music video for Alexandra Burke's 'Start Without You' featuring Laza Morgan.

Alex looks hot in this video....it's a shame about the song though

FILM TRAILER: 'Legacy' Starring Idris Elba

Idris Elba stars in the action thriller film 'Legacy'. The British actor plays
a former Black Ops operative, Malcolm Gray who lives in a run-down apartment in Brooklyn after he and his team mates were captured and tortured when they were sent to hunt down an elusive arms dealer. Now back home, he has a new mission which is to take down the man responsible for his capture, a man who also happens to be his brother.

No UK release date has been set yet.

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Loick Essien - 'Love Drunk'

Here's the first official single 'Love Drunk' from one of Sony's latest signings, Loick Essien. The track has been produced by Syco's Labrinth, which looks set to be a huge hit.

NEWS: KanYe West Announces G.O.O.D Fridays

KanYe took to his newly found love, Twitter, to announce that every Friday up until Christmas some new music  from KanYe West or from members of his G.O.O.D Music family, will be released.

I know yall need the music so I’m dropping 1 new song every weekend until Xmas. It may be my song it may be a new Jay song etc…,” he tweeted. “I’m calling it good Fridays. Yall know every Friday yall gone have a new joint from our family. We look at the game completely different now.”

At least that's something else for us to look forward to on a Friday!

NEW ADDITION TO THE FAMILY: Mariah Carey Is Pregnant!

Mimi has been off the radar for months now ever since rumours were swirling in May that the singer was pregnant - well aparently she is!

Have a look at these images of Mariah performing in Brazil with her 'baby bump' - she's trying to do an Alicia Keys on us and keep it a secret for as long as possible - but her husband Nick Cannon is apparently going to spill the beans making it official news on a radio station very soon!

Images via Necole Bitchie

NEWS: Roll Deep Score Their Second #1 UK Single With 'Green Light'

The Roll Deep entourage have scored their second UK #1 single with their infectious track 'Green Light', which has knocked Flo Rida's 'Club Can't Handle Me' off of the top spot down to #3.

Here's the official Top 10 UK singles chart for this week

  1. Roll Deep - 'Green Light'
  2. Eminem ft Rihanna - 'Love The Way You Lie'
  3. Flo Rida ft David Guetta - 'Club Can't Handle Me'
  4. Yoland Be Cool & DCUP - 'We Speak No Americano'
  5. Ne-Yo - 'Beautiful Monster'
  6. Travie McCoy ft Bruno Mars - 'Billionaire'
  7. The Saturdays - 'Missing You'
  8. B.o.B ft HaleyWilliams - 'Airplanes'
  9. Eliza Doolittle - 'Pack Up'
  10. The Wanted - 'All Time Low'

VIDEO: Lady Gaga Says Thanks For Being Made Queen Of Twitter

Lady Gaga was made 'Queen of Twitter' over the weekend and she recorded a message thanking her fans for giving her the title.

Saturday, 21 August 2010

NEWS: Halle Berry On The Front Cover Of Vogue USA September 2010 Issue

The stunning Halle Berry graces the front cover of Vogue Magazine USA  for its September 2010 issue. The renowned actress speaks to Jonathan Van Meter about what it means to her as a woman of colour, to head the front cover of the world's number one fashion bible. It comes as no surprise that Halle looks absolutely beautiful in her pictures and the dramatic theme of the shoot adds a smouldering appeal that only Berry could work, almost to perfection.
Social Writers are loving the Cleopatra look on Halle Berry, one of only  few women that could actually pull this particular look off.

Are you loving Halle Berry in the latest issue of Vogue as much as we are?


NEW MUSIC: N.E.R.D - 'Party People' X 'Help Me'

The Star trak trio, N*E*R*D have dropped two new tracks from their new album, 'Nothing For Your Listening Pleasure'. 'Help Me' and 'Party People' are examples of what the boys do best, make mind blowing music. Whether you're a N*E*R*D fan or not, throw your star trak sign up and indulge.

Help Me

Party People

Are you feeling these tracks?

Friday, 20 August 2010

NEWS: The African Music Awards Launch In London

Wednesday night saw an array of guests come out for the African Music Awards Press Launch in Covent Garden. Attendees included Choice FM’s DJ Abrantee, TV Presenter Angelica Bell, Big Brother contestant Aislyne and UK rapper Scorcher, to name but a few.

The very short evening, hosted by ITV’s Charlene White, consisted of two performances, some uplifting words from UK rapper Sway (whom, to everyone’s dismay, didn’t perform) and a bit of background information from the founder and creator of the AMA’s, Eric McKaiser Adu.

Alongside the awards, this year, there has also been a competition run for unsigned musicians. Arican Music Unsigned is giving all unsigned artists the chance to win a recording and management deal with AM Records. The finalists will perform at the AMA Awards in October, and winners will be voted for by the public online and via SMS. The competition is open to all musicians of African origin.

Year on year, it seems the AMA’s just keep on getting better. Confirmed hosts for the night this year are Simon Webbe and Genevieve Nnaji, and with the likes of Tinchy Stryder, Rebbie Jackson and D’Banj as confirmed acts, it’s looking like this years award show is set to top the last.

The awards will take place on the 15th of October at Wembley Arena. Tickets can be purchased by visiting the AMA website.

Continue reading to find out more about the AMA's.

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Drake x Lil Wayne - 'Miss Me'

Here's the video for Drizzy Drake's new record 'Miss Me'.

The song is taken off his platinum selling album 'Thank Me Later' and features the currently incarcerated Lil Wayne.

What are your thoughts on the video?

NEW MUSIC: Kanye West x Jay-Z x Swizz Beats - 'Power' [Remix]

It's what a lot of people have been waiting for! The remix to Kanye West's 'Power' featuring Jay Z and Swizz Beats is finally here.

What do you think of the track?


Currently on tour with the Gorillaz, Kano took a break to sit down with us and talk about the tour, his new single and being compared to JLS' JB.

Let’s start by talking about your SB.TV exclusive KA:47 video – we're absolutely loving it! Especially the line about JLS, do you really get compared to JB that much?

[Laughs] Is that his name? Yeah I have a bit, I can’t even lie. Yeah quite a bit. To the point that the next person..

You wanna run her over?!

Yeah! But it’s all cool, it’s all jokes.

Your new single 'Upside' is due for release this month, what was the inspiration behind the track?

Well the inspiration behind the track was, well, musically it was trying to make something that was very epic, but also keep people guessing. Like the way the song starts, you would never know that I was going to come in that punchy and that energetic, and then it breaks down again. So it was kind of those fast moments but there were cool moments just to really keep it moving, that was the idea for doing it. And lyrically, it was just..I’m still trying to work that bit out!

How long did it take you to come up with the track?

It all happened in one day. As tracks do, you develop them over weeks, sometimes even months, until you get to that end product so you think"this is okay now". The particular person I worked with on it, Craigy, he’s a guy that, like we will do a session, and I’ll say, "Yeah I’m happy with it" and he’ll be like "Okay, I’ll email I to you so when you get home it’s there", and then I’ll get home and it’s not there and I’ll think I’ve got problems, then in the morning I’ll get the email like "Yeah I just had an idea when you left so I just changed it and now it sounds like this." And it’s like oh my gosh! So that track was developed quite quickly.

What made you choose to feature Michelle Breeze?

The guy that produced it, Craigy, he has got a band called Why Why Peaches with Michelle so I’ve worked with them both together on a song before and when were talking about people to sing the hook, he wrote the hook, I was like let’s get Michelle, I love her voice, so we got her in and she just did it.

Your musical sound is very diverse as can be seen through some of your collaborations. Would you still consider yourself a Grime artist?

It’s something that I never really have, even from day one I never really said I was a Grime artist. I didn’t really feel that I was, I didn’t feel that I needed to say that. My music and my volume of work when that word came around didn’t only represent that. It definitely did represent that, it definitely did represent hip hop, dancehall, jungle, all those influences and it definitely represented the youth culture. But I just never was happy with just being called that. I don’t think artists ever are, they just want to be known as ‘I make music man’ without putting a title on it, but people have to. So I don’t really see myself that way. It doesn’t bother me though, if people say that, like it used to. I just didn’t like it, no one likes it because we didn’t make it up. We created a new music along with all the other people and producers that evolved the game and the scene and the music from Garage to what it now is. I don’t really put myself in a genre.

Thursday, 19 August 2010

NEW MUSIC: Keri Hilson - 'Breaking Point'

Miss Keri Baby is back with a brand new record entitled 'Breaking Point'. The song is taken off her forthcoming album, 'No Boys Allowed'.

What do you think of the track?

VIDEO: Beyonce Receives Billboard Tribute

The "Indisputable Queen of Pop"; words used in this touching tribute to describe the superstar that is Beyonce.
The multi-talented diva receives recognition and praise for all of her achievements up to date, from Billboard, as a recording artist, actress, fashion icon and more.

VIDEO: T.I. Speaks About The Delay Of His New Album 'King Uncaged'

T.I.'s new album 'King Uncaged' was meant to be released September 28th, now the rapper has revealed that the date has been pushed back to focus more on the release of the film 'Takers', which he stars in.

NEWS: Tinie Tempah Shortlisted For BT Digital Music Awards

It seems man of the moment, Tinie Tempah, has got even more news to celebrate about. The 'Passout' rapper has been shortlisted in four categories at the BT Digital Music Awards 2010; Best Song, Best Newcomer, Best Video and Breakthrough Artist.

2010 has been a great year for Tinie, and it just keeps on getting better. Let's hope he gets a few wins from the show.

Fans can vote for Tinie, as well as other artists, by visiting the BTDMA website.

The BTDMA's will be taking place on September 30th at the Camden Roundhouse.
Go after the jump for a full list of the nominees

VIDEO: Roll Deep Perform 'Green Light' On BBC Radio One's Live Lounge

Following the success of their number 1 hit 'Good Times', grime veterans Roll Deep are back with another smash, 'Green Light'.

The guys are looking like they could have another number 1 on their hands with this single.

Check out their performance on Radio One's Live Lounge, where they also covered B.O.B's track, Airplanes.

'Green Light' is out now.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

VIDEO: Janelle Monae Performs 'Cold War' At Out Lands Festival

We love us some Janelle Monae here at Social Writers so we want you to check out her performance of her new single 'Cold War' which she performed last week at the Outside Lands festival.

Thanks SoulCulture

NEW MUSIC: Ne-Yo - 'One Life'

'One Life' is the third single lifted from Ne-Yo's forthcoming new album 'Libra Scale'.

Are you feeling the track?

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Trey Songz ft Nicki Minaj - 'Bottoms Up'

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Here's the official music video for Trey Songz's new single 'Bottoms Up' featuring the Barbie, Nicki Minaj.
The up-tempo track will feature on Trey's new album 'Passion, Pain & Pleasure'.

This video is different for Trey! Do you like it?

NEWS: Erykah Badu Gets Fined And Will Serve 6 Months Probabtion For 'Window Seat' Video

Remember Erykah's video for 'Window Seat' where she walked around naked? Well, now she's being fined $500 and must serve 6 months probation for it.


Tuesday, 17 August 2010

NEWS: Jay-Z Ranked #1 On Forbes Magazine Hip-Hop Cash Kings List

Well no surprises that Jay-Z came in at #1 on Forbes Magazine's Hip-Hop Cash Kings list. The music mogul earned a massive $63 million over the past year from his BluePrint 3 tour and album, the Broadway show Fela! and his sharesin 40/40 Club and the New Jersey Nets . Diddy came in at #2 with $30 milllion. Newcomer Drake debuted at #11 and the youngest of the list Souljah Boy came in at #18.

Here's a full list of Hip-Hop's top 10 earners

  1. Jay-Z - $63m
  2. Diddy - $30m
  3. Akon - $21m
  4. Lil Wayne - $20m
  5. Dr Dre - $17m
  6. Ludacris -$16m
  7. Snoop Dogg - $15m
  8. Timbaland - $14m
  9. Pharrell Williams - $13m
  10. Kanye West - $12m

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Giggs - 'Hustle On'

Here's the official video for the forthcoming single by South London rapper Giggs, 'Hustle On', which stars actor Idris Elba.

Are you feeling the video?

VIDEO: America's Next Top Model Promo Featuring Model With A Shockingly Thin Waist

Tyra Banks has come under fire for the above America's Next Top Model promo which features a contestant by the name Ann who has a shockingly small waist, so small that judge and runway coach Miss J can fit both of his hands around her waist completely! In the promo Tyra and Miss J looked amazed.

Tyra is all about promoting healthy body images as a curvaceous model herself so this promo has come as a shock to some.

Tyra has since insisted that she didn't get to see the final promo before it was aired on TV and has apologised to her fans:

"In an effort to create a fun and entertaining sneak peak of the upcoming cycle, 'America's Next Top Model' released a trailer that was edited in way that misconstrued our overarching message. As a leader in celebrating and promoting healthy body image, I must admit that I regrettably didn't see this clip before it was released to the public."

"On behalf of the Top Model team, these were not the intentions, and we truly apologize for any confusion, anger or disappointment it (trailer) may have caused." She further states, "The passionate response the trailer has evoked proves that the message to promote and celebrate all different - healthy and natural - body types has resonated with our viewers and I'm so proud of every one of you who voiced your opinion and participated in this conversation."

"I have experienced body image scrutiny from one extreme to the next... (and) I am committed to expanding the definition of beauty which includes ALL shapes, sizes and proportions, from skinny to curvy and everything in between. During this season of Top Model, you will see that Ann (the woman featured in the trailer) provided another opportunity for me to support a young woman struggling with her own body image issues... Helping young ladies, like Ann, and countless others that have confided in me, furthers and supports my core mission." 

Do you think there's anything wrong with this promo?

VIDEO: T.I. On The Today Show

T.I. appeared on the Today Show yesterday to promote the new movie, 'Takers', which is stars in alongside, Idris Elba, Zoe Saldana, Chris Brown and Matt Dillon.

Takers is released in the US this Friday and will hit the big screen in the UK on 17th September.

VIDEO: T.I.'s Secret NYC Show x Mary J Blige, Cam'ron x B.o.B x Swizz Beats x Keri Hilson


Seems like everybody is doing a secret show theses days, and last night in NYC it was T.I.'s turn. This was the rappers first major show since being released from prison and he made sure the show was showstopping by calling on some of his musical friends such as Cam'ron, Mary J Blige, B.o.B, Swizz Beats and Keri Hilson to come down and perform with him.

SNEAK PEAK: Trey Songz ft Nicki Minaj - 'Bottoms Up' [VIDEO]

Here's a sneak peak from Trey Songz's video for 'Bottoms Up', which features rapper Nicki Minaj.

This video looks like it's going to be a good one!

VIDEO: B.o.B's 'Rising Icon' Show

B.o.B lets us into his world in the BET show Rising Icon which looks at the lives of top music acts. The Grand Hustle/Atlantic Records rapper talks about his parents, his up-bringing and his music in the show.

In other news the rapper has been confirmed to support Paramore on their UK tour later this year on the following dates:

Nov 6th - Dublin, Ireland, The O2 Dublin
Nov 8th -Nottingham, United Kingdom, Trent FM Arena
Nov 10th - Liverpool, United Kingdom, Echo Arena
Nov 11th  -Sheffield, United Kingdom, Broughton Lane Arena
Nov 13th - London, United Kingdom, O2 Arena
Nov 15th - London, United Kingdom, O2 Arena
Nov 16th -Birmingham, United Kingdom, LG Arena
Nov 18th - Newcastle, United Kingdom, Metro Radio Arena
Nov 19th -Manchester, United Kingdom, Manchester Evening News Arena
Nov 20th - Aberdeen, Scotland, AECC Arena (SOLD OUT)
Nov 10th - Liverpool, United Kingdom, Echo Arena

Monday, 16 August 2010

FILM TRAILER: 'Avatar - Special Addition'

The box office smash 'Avatar' is coming back to a big screen near you very soon in the 3D format!
In addition to being able to view the film in 3D, there will also been never-been-seen-before-footage included in it.

'Avatar - Special Edition' is out August 27th.

NEW MUSIC: Lloyd - 'Lay It Down'

Have a listen to Lloyds first single 'Lay It Down' to be released from his forthcoming album, 'King Of Hearts', which is scheduled to be released early 2011.

The track produced by Palow da Don shows that the singer has adapted to a slightly new singing voice, which allows him to power through the track.

What do you think of Lloyd's latest efforts?

NEWS: Flo Rida Scores Another #1 Single In The UK

In the mid-weeks the battle for #1 was a close run between Flo Rida and UK girl group the Saturdays, who were vying for their first UK #1 single for the track 'Missing You'. But Flo Rida has ousted the girls and bagged himself another #1 alongside DJ David Guetta for their track 'Club Can't Handle Me', which is taken from the soundtrack for 'Step Up 3D'. 

The Saturdays ended up at #3, with Eminem and Rihanna's 'Love The Way You Lie' at #2.
Check out this week's official UK Top Ten singles chart

  1. Flo Rida ft David Guetta - 'Club Can't Handle Me'
  2. Eminem ft Rihanna - 'Love The Way You Lie'
  3. The Saturdays - 'Missing You'
  4. Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP - 'We Speak No Americano'
  5. Ne-Yo - 'Beautiful Monster'
  6. Travie McCoy ft Bruno Mars - 'Billionaire'
  7. B.o.B ft Haley Williams - 'Airplanes'
  8. The Wanted - 'All Time Low'
  9. Eliza Doolittle - 'Pack Up'
  10. Tinchy Stryder - 'In My System'

VIDEO: Trey Songz Brings Out Ciara On Stage

Trey Songz is no stranger to bringing up females on stage during his shows. So when his Passion, Pain and Pleasure tour stopped off in Atlanta, it was the expected. What wasn't expected, though, was for him to bring out a surprised Ciara, telling her "You gon' get f*cked up now!" before giving her a back massage in front of screaming fans.

SNEAK PEAK: Loick Essien - Love Drunk [VIDEO]


Here's an exclusive preview of one of RCA/Sony latest signing, Loic Essien's 'Love Drunk' music video.

'Love Drunk', produced by recent Syco signing Labrinth, will be released September 12th, and the full video will be released very soon!

Sunday, 15 August 2010

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Jay Sean ft Nicki Minaj '2012'

Jay Sean teams up with female rapper of the moment, Nicki Minaj, on his new single '2012'. As usual the the life-size Barbie adds her own animated spin to Sean's party track, making it a certified hit. Peep the video below.

Do you like Jay Sean's latest offering?


TV: The X Factor Returns To Our Screens Next Week! [VIDEO]

Yes, it's that time of year again when the reality TV show, The X Factor, returns to our screens next week Saturday!

Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh, Cheryl Twedy and a host of other celebrity judges such as Nicole Scherzinger, Katy Perry and Geri Halliwell stand in for new mother, Dannii Minogue whilst on maternity leave, and through Cheryl's bout of malaria.

Be prepared for your Twitter and Facebook timelines to be bombarded with talk about the show's acts.

Friday, 13 August 2010

ALBUM ARTWORK X TRACKLIST: Tinie Tempah - 'Disc-Overy'

As well as releasing his official music video for his third single 'Written In The Stars', today details of Tinie Tempah's forthcoming debut album, 'Disc-Overy', have been released too!

The rumours about Kelly Rowland teaming up with Tinie Tempah have been proven to be true as the singe features on the track 'Invincible'. Other features on the album include singer/songwriter Emile Sande and Ellie Goulding.

1. Intro
2. Simply Unstoppable
3. Pass Out
4. Illusion
5. Just A Little ft Range
6. Snap
7. Written In The Stars ft Eric Turner
8. Frisky ft Labrinth
9. Miami 2 Ibiza  – Swedish House Mafia vs Tinie Tempah
10. Obsession
11. Invincible ft Kelly Rowland
12. Wonderman ft Ellie Goulding
13. Let Go ft Emeli Sande

'Disc-Overy' is released on October 4th!

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Tinie Tempah ft Eric Turner - 'Written In The Stars'

Finally the official music video for Tinie Tempah's brand new single 'Written In The Stars' has been released.

We think Tinie has another hit on his hands with this one.

VIDEO: KanYe West Peforms 'Mama's Boyfriend' At Secret Show In NYC

Last night KanYe West performed at a private show for a select few in NYC. The rapper performed tracks old, new and more recent, including 'Mama's Boyfriend' which will be on his forthcoming album this November.

Peep the video below to watch KanYe sing the chorus to 'Run This Town' as well as him performing his verse on the track.

KanYe seems to be taking a note of Diddy's book - the man just can't stop, won't stop!

Spotted at Miss Info

FILM TRAILER: 'Resident Evil:Afterlife' Starring Mila Jovovich & Wentworth Miller

Mila Jovovich plays Alice in the action movie 'Resident Evil:Afterlife'. 

In a world ravaged by a virus infection, turning its victims into the Undead, Alice continues on with her deadly battle with the Umbrella Corporation and her journey to find survivors and lead them to safety.

A new lead that promises a safe haven from the Undead takes them to Los Angeles, but when they arrive the city is overrun by thousands of Undead - and Alice and her comrades are about to step into a deadly trap 

'Resident Evil:Afterlife' will be in the cinema from September 10th in the UK.

VIDEO: Lady Gaga 'Telephone' Parody That She Actually Co-Signs!

Check out this great parody of Lady Gaga's hit 'Telephone'. The parody is set in an office and all the lyrics have been revised. It already has over 79,000 views on YouTube in only 4 days.

The parody caught the attention of Lady Gaga herself who took to Twitter yesterday to say:

"ok this is amazing, maybe better than original. manwhore." 

Do you like this parody? We think it's the best one we've seen!

VIDEO: Shyne On 50 Cent & His Prank Call: "You're stalking me. Go take some steroids. Find something to do."

After prankster 50 Cent prank called Shyne during his Def Jam/XXL conference call, Shyne spoke to MTV via Skype about the incident and had a few things to say about 'Jamal from Harlem' aka 50 Cent.

LOL at "That was Boo Boo - Hawaii 5-0"

Let's see how long it takes 50 Cent to respond to this!
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