Monday, 31 May 2010
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Sunday, 30 May 2010
What do you think of Rihanna's new track, could it be a potential number 1 in the charts?
Let us know.
Friday, 28 May 2010
'188.8.131.52 ' is directed by the BAFTA winning actor,director and writer, Noel Clarke. The film stars a mix of British and American actors and actresses such as Noel Clarke, Bashy, Shanika Warren-Markland (Adulthood), Adam Deacon (Kidulthood/Adulthood), Tamsin Egerton (St Trinians), Michelle Ryan (Eastenders), and a cameo appearance from US rapper, Eve.
After watching the trailer, I was intrigued to find out how good 184.108.40.206 actually was - the trailer shows that the film had a much bigger budget than Noel's previous films (which is great) - so I had hopes of enjoying the film.
However, after watching the film (and still till this day) I still don't know whether I like the film or not!
The film focuses on a group of friends, Cassandra (Tasmin Egerton), Kerrys (Shanika Warren-Markland), Shannon (Ophelia Lovibond) and Joanne (Emma Roberts). Each of their lives are turned upside down because of a diamond. This diamond was dropped by Dillon (played by Adam Deacon) after he bumps into the four girls whilst being chased in Westfield shopping centre. The diamond was stolen during a massive heist. This is the beginning of the storyline.
The missing diamond acts as a disruption to the equilibrium of each of the girls lives. Over three days in two cities, a series of linked events happen in the lives of the four girls. They only have one chance to restore the equilibrium in their lives. This is basically the plot of the whole film.
Noel Clarke plays the character of Tee, a dodgy supermarket supervisor who is involved in the diamond heist. He is also Joanne's boss and an associate of Kerrys' half brother, who is friends with Dillon. (I'm sure you can see the connection building......)
The storyline of the film is not amazing, but it is interesting in certain parts. At the beginning of the film you can become slightly confused as to what is happening. This is because the disruption in each of the four main characters lives are told as a separate story - think four different short films based on each of the girls, which connect with each other. But things soon fall into place once you realise what Noel is trying to achieve, however some of the editing in the film doesn't help! Also there is a small lack of realism in the film, which can throw viewers off the film totally.
I believe the lack of realism and the sense of confusion I felt watching the film has made me unsure as to whether I like it or not, but on the other hand it is a good effort on Noel's behalf as it's presentation is a lot better than his previous films.
All in all, 220.127.116.11 is full of over-exaggerated action, villains, oestrogen, a poorly executed storyline, but with a polished production and a good cast, which you'll either love or hate.
18.104.22.168 is out in cinemas June 2nd
The video for ‘Gangsta?’ is directed by Adam Powell (the man behind Giggs’ last two videos) and features a guest appearance from fellow cohort on the Grime scene, Tinie Tempah.
There is also a sneak preview of ‘Game Over’, one of the tracks from Tinchy’s forthcoming studio album, ‘Third Strike’ due for release in November.
Let us know what you think....
The four women of Sex And The City 2 hit the red carpet in style (as always) for the film's London premiere. The ladies opted for more subtle colours for this premiere in comparison to the New York premiere.
It was only right that Sarah Jessica Parker wore an Alexander McQueen dress for the event.
Sex And The City 2 is released worldwide today, May 28th.
NEW ADDITION TO THE FAMILY: So Alicia Keys Is Pregnant After All...And She'll Marry Swizz Beats This Summer!
Alicia Keys' reps have announced to People, that she is indeed pregnant!
Alicia has been seen sporting a baby bump for a few weeks now and rumors were rife that she and her fiance, Swizz Beats, were expecting their first child together. The announcement of the pregnancy and their wedding, which is due to take place this summer, was made after the couple attended the Black Ball in London, which Alicia hosts yearly.
This must be a major blow to Mashonda, Swizz Beats' ex-wife, who has a son with the producer and claims that Alicia is the reason for their divorce.
Thursday, 27 May 2010
What do you think of the video?
Before his last appearance on the show, Simon chatted it up in an exclusive interview with fellow American Idol colleague and radio presenter, Ryan Seacrest, to talk about the shows impact on his life, what he'll miss (and not miss) and what his plans are for the future.
Past American Idol winners such as Ruben Studdard, Fantasia and Kelly Clarkson sang farewell to Simon on the show. Check out the performance below:
Now that Simon has gone, and his replacement has yet to be announced, will the show's ratings suffer?
Do you like this cover?
Spotted @ Bad Boy Blog
Wednesday, 26 May 2010
As we all know T.I. is back with a brand new album that's coming out later this year. Check out his collaboartion with Keri Hilson on the track 'Got Your Back'.
The track is about women who have had their back through the good times and bad times.
Are you feeling it?
As we all know Lil Wayne banged out loads of music videos before he was incarcerated. Check out a sneak peak of the video for 'Knockout' featuring Nicki Minaj.
From the looks of the snippet, the video doesn't seem like it'll be anything special....I guess we'll have to wait and see when the video premiers this weekend.
Spotted @ YourMusicMyWorld
Janelle Monae is continuing the promo of her new album, 'The ArchAndroid', so she dropped by to the Ellen Show to peform her new single 'Tightrope'.
We at SocialWriters are BIG fans of Janelle Monae and never get tired of watching her perform, although it'd be nice to see her in a different monochrome get-up. Nonetheless, she's special and very talented!
Trey Songz's video for his new single, 'Yo Side Of The Bed' has been released. The video features Keri Hilson as Trey's wife.
A very emotional video!
We wonder what tricks Big Brother has up its sleeve for the contestants this year. Hopefully this will be a great series......it's the last one after all. It must go out with a big bang!
Check out the promo for the death of Big Brother, featuring past housemates
Yesterday London's Leicester Square was a buzz for the premiere of Noel Clarke's new film, '22.214.171.124'
The cast, such as Noel himself, Shanika Warren-Markland, Adam Deacon, Michelle Ryan and Emma Roberts hit the red carpet before the screening.
Check out our review of '126.96.36.199' Friday
More images after the jump
Kano invites you on his journey from the UK to Jamaica and back to bring you his new club smash, 'Get Wild', produced by Boys Noize with guest features by dancehall don Aidonia and godfather of grime, Wiley.
On the first track released from his forthcoming fourth LP, 'Method To The Maadness', follow Kanos journey to Kingston, Jamaica to record 'Get Wild' in the studio with Aidonia before premiering the summer smash on Tim Westwood's BBC 1Xtra show in London as a birthday gift to his fans on May 21st.
Are you liking the track?
Video made by Rize Of The Robotz/SoulCulure Media
In an exclusive report, The Sun claims that Cheryl Cole has officially launched a divorce action at London's High Court, citing "unreasonable behaviour" for the divorce.
A source said: "Cheryl made a swift decision to put England's World Cup dreams ahead of herself. The divorce should be finalised before England's first touch of the ball in South Africa on June 12. She knows how vital it is for Ashley to have a completely clear head and concentrate entirely on his football and performance, with no distractions or emotional pulls.
"She wants a completely clean break with no malice or wrangling over property or money. Cheryl will not take one penny of Ashley's money."
It's likely that the pair will be granted a quick divorce seeing as Cheryl has no intentions of wanting any money from Ashley.
We wonder how Ashley will cope with the divorce during the World Cup?
Tuesday, 25 May 2010
Ludacris' video for 'Sex Room' featuring Trey Songz has just been premiered. The video is a mix between the film 'The Hangover' and typical hip hop video with beautiful women....it works.
What do you think of the video?
Check out Sway's brand new single featuring Donae'o, 'Pop A Bottle'.
The club track doesn't really need Donae'o's vocals. But we're liking Sway's short, back and sides hair cut!
'Pop A Bottle' is released July 12th via iTunes.
Yesterday the New York premiere of Sex And The City 2 brought the Avenue Of The Americas to a road block by Radio City Hall. Fans huddled to see the stars of the show/film and other celebs that graced the red carpet.
In true Sex And The City style, the four stars of the film, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall graced the red carpet with some stunning dresses.
What we want to know is, who had the best dress?
The London premiere for Sex And the City 2 is this Thursday 27th May.
The film is released in the UK, May 28th.
Released on 28th June, 'Electric Boogaloo' follows hot on the heels of Wiley and Roll Deep’s hit 'Good Times', which has spent 3 weeks at #1 and is still in the top 5.
We wonder how well this track will do in the charts?
Monday, 24 May 2010
Another video has been released from Chris Brown's mixtape, 'Fan Of A Fan', this time for the track 'No Bullshit'. In the video Chris is getting his grown and sexy on.....no doubt he'll have all of his female fans lusting after him once again after they see this video.
You can catch Chris Brown live in London, June 13th at Hammersmith Apollo.
If hair and beauty is your thing, then this is a competition you'll want to enter.
We're giving away a pair of tickets to the Afro Hair & Beauty Live show on Sunday 30th May, at the Business Design Centre, Islington.
Afro Hair & Beauty Live invites you to indulge in the total hair and beauty experience. Now in the new location at The Business Design Centre, the show will be bursting with more seminars, more workshops and more live demonstrations.
You'll be absolutely spoilt for choice with dance perfromances, fashion shows, the Battle Of The Barbers competition, as well as having the option to be polished and preened with massage, threading, makeovers and more in the Indulgence Zone.Not to mention all the freebies that will be given away on the day and 2 special PAs!
Please email answers to social.writers[at]gmail.com, with your name, email address and contact telephone number.
Competition closes midday on Thursday May 27th
Rumours has it that the notorious Lil Kim will signing a record deal with Roc Nation.
Apparently industry insiders have confirmed the signing with The Urban Daily stating that the news will be announced soon, and that Jay-Z himself will be executive producer of Kim's new album.
If the rumours are true, we'd say this is great news as Lil Kim is a great rapper who needs to get back in the game. Nicki Minaj better watch out.....
In other Roc Nation news, The Clipse have been signed to Roc Nation. It was reported that Malice was signed to the label for his debut solo album and it now seems that Pusher T will also be a part of Roc Nation's roster
Saturday, 22 May 2010
Janet Jackson hit the red carpet last night for the preview screening of the Tyler Perry film, 'Why Did I Get Married Too?' at the Ritzy Cinema in Brixton, London.
What do you think of Janet's new hair-do?
Liza Minelli covers Beyonce's #1 single, 'Single Ladies' broadway style for the 'Sex And The City 2' soundtrack.
Queen Bey must be laughing her head off!
Friday, 21 May 2010
2. Karaoke (Produced by Francis and the Lights)
3. The Resistance (Produced by 40)
4. Over (Produced by Boi-1da & Al-Khaaliq)
5. Show Me A Good Time (Produced by Kanye West)
6. Up All Night (feat. Nicki Minaj) (Produced by Boi-1da)
7. Fancy (feat. T.I. & Swizz Beatz) (Produced by Swizz Beatz)
8. Shut It Down (feat. The Dream) (Produced by 40 & Omen)
9. Unforgettable (feat. Young Jeezy) (Produced by 40 & Boi-1da)
10. Light Up (feat. Jay-Z) (Produced by 40 & Tone Mason)
11. Miss Me (feat. Lil Wayne) (Produced by Boi-1da & 40)
12. Cece’s Interlude (Produced by 40)
13. Find Your Love (Produced by Kanye West)
14. Thank Me Now (Produced by Timbaland)
Just when you thought you'd seen the last of Beyoncé....well for the summer anyway.....a new alternative video for 'Halo' has surfaced.
This version explains a lot about the track and original video.
Which version do you prefer?
Thursday, 20 May 2010
So Nicki Minaj's next single will be the Annie Lenox sampled track, 'Your Love'. It'll be released on iTunes June 1st.
Let's hope it makes more of an impact then 'Massive Attack' did. We await the video.
As you all know, we the good people of Social Writers are all about supporting the UK scene, not just in music, but also in fashion.
On Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th of May some of the UK's finest designers will come together under one roof to bring you the best in tees, sweatshirts, hats/caps, accessories and much more!
This is definitely an event not be missed, with some of the exhibitors to include- Benjart Clothing, Trapstar, Swans Fly, PXL CLothing and Ugly Kids Club to name a few, the weekend will definitely raise the profile of UK fashion.
The event takes place @- 1948 Arches, 477-478 Batemans Row, Shoreditch, EC2A 3HH (10.30am-6.30pm on Saturday and 11.30am-5pm on Sunday)
Reflection Eternal, aka Talib Kweli and Hi Tek, performed their new single, 'Midnight Hour', featuring Estelle on Jimmy Kimmel Live yesterday.
The track sounds great performed live!
Janelle Monaé hit up 106 & Park yesterday to promote her new album, 'The ArchAndroid'. She talks it up with Rocsi and Terrance about the album, her live performances (which are great, by the way) and her parents.
Have a listen to Travis McCoy's latest single, 'We'll Be Alright'. taken from his first solo album, 'Lazarus'. The track has sampled Supergrass' 'Alright'.
Are you liking 'We'll Be Alright'?
Wednesday, 19 May 2010
Here's the trailer for Trey Songs' new music video, 'Yo Side Of The Bed', featuring Keri Hilson.
The video looks like it's going to be good!
Look out for the full video on May 26th.
Estelle talks about her new album and single with BMI after winning a BMI Pop Awards yesterday at the 58th Annual BMI Pop Award.
We thought 'Freak' was Estelle's first single from her forthcoming album......turns out it's not.....it was just a buzz single......
Check out Estelle's outfit from Miss Selfridge......the New-York-based-London-girl is still representing London's fashion! We like that
Finally Alicia gives us what we were waiting for......the remix to 'Un-Thinkable' with a verse from Drake.
With or without Drake's verse, the song is still hot regardless!
Introducing UK singer Selah, for those of you who haven't heard of her before. Selah teams up with top UK producer DaVinChe, Sadie Ama and Mz Bratt for the track, 'Woman's World'.
We're liking Selah....are you?
Janelle's album 'The Arch Android' is out now to buy!
PS: We at Social Writers are very big fans of Janelle Monaé so you'll be seeing quite a lot of her on the blog, if you haven't already. If haven't heard of Janelle before......where the hell have you been???
Diddy and Rick Ross have announced that they are now in a partnership. It was only week before last that Diddy denied the 'rumours' that he was now Rick Ross' manager.
I guess it's now safe to say that Diddy is part of Rick Ross' management?
French DJ David Guetta has teamed up with Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas for the track, 'Gettin' Over You'.
Are you feeling this video?
Check out the new music video for 'Hold On' from King Driis, the musical alter-ego of actor Idris Elba
What do you think of the track and video?
Tuesday, 18 May 2010
Rick Ross has released the music video for his brand new single, 'Super High', which features Ne-Yo.
The music video stars Stacey Dash, who becomes Rick's love interest after she leaves her boyfriend for him.
'Super High' will appear on Rick Ross' fourth studio album 'Teflon Don' which is scheduled for a summer release.
Lloyd has released a music/viral video for his track, 'Set Me Free', featuring rapper Mystikal.
The track talks about Lloyd being a beast amongst other things, but the visuals of the video don't match the lyrics as the video heavily focuses on New Orleans...which is not a bad thing in theory.
This is just a taster of what is to come from Lloyd as he is set to drop a brand new album sometime this year. ,
Monday, 17 May 2010
Sunday, 16 May 2010
What do you think of Diggy's new track?
Friday, 14 May 2010
Drake and Alicia Keys collaborated on Alicia's new single, 'Un-Thinkable', and now the Young Money rapper has revealed that the pair have another collaboration. The pair have collaborated on the track, 'Fireworks', which will be on Drake's debut album, 'Thank Me Later'.
Check out Drake's performance of 'Fireworks' (sans Alicia) at Club Nokia in LA.
Thursday, 13 May 2010
Elephants, crabs, birds, fish and whole bunch of animation has been placed into Ke$ha brand new video for her new single, 'Your Love Is My Drug', which is the third single to be taken from her debut album, 'Animal'.
What do you think of the video?
Diddy and his Dirty Money ladies have released the music video for 'Hello Good Morning'. The track features rappers Rick Ross and T.I., with a cameo appearance by Swizz Beats.
Diddy, sporting grills on the bottom set of his teeth, gives us some more of his infamous dance moves and adlibs. You got to love it!
Wednesday, 12 May 2010
The official music video for 'Unthinkable' by Alicia Keys is here. The track is taken from her latest album, 'The Element Of Freedom'. Although Drake features on the track and co-wrote the song, don't expect to see him in the video.....Alicia already said he wouldn't feature in the video.
The video has a story line of a biracial couple, (a black woman played by Alicia and a Caucasian man), wanting to be together, fighting the odds against stereotypical racism.
Do you like the video?
What do you think of Jade's one-legged jumpsuit?
Hit or Miss?
Yesterday Kelis performed her new single, 'Acapella', on Later Live With Jools Holland. We like this performance!
Shout out to Social Writers' friend, blogger and fashionista DJ Nikki Beatnik, DJ Rashida and DJ Kofi who were mixing and scratching during the performance.
'Acapella' is out now.
Tuesday, 11 May 2010
Mixtape heavyweights DJ Noodles & The Empire team up for the first time to bring you this groundbreaking project, THE RIKERS ISLAND REDEMPTION! In the age of endless "exclusives" and a lack of creativity in the mixtape game, THE RIKERS ISLAND REDEMPTION stands alone as the most creative and unique project of 2010, giving fans an entire project of exclusively remixed and produced music from the Young Money general and his first lieutenant.
What do you think of Robin Thicke's latest effort?
Check out the trailer for 'Tonight' and 'Love Come Down' by Mr F.A.B.O.L.O.U.S.
Fab seems to be hanging around Diddy quite a lot these days......just saying....
Check out his 1 minute free style below.
What do you think of Clencha?
Check out the video for Drake's latest single, 'Find Your Loving', which is produced by Kanye West.
The music video was filmed in Jamaica and features Bashment artist Movado. I must say this video is ten times better than the video for Drake's 'Best I Ever Had', the Jamaican vibe of the video makes me like the track a whole lot more than I did.
What do you think of video?
Monday, 10 May 2010
Introducing Midnite and D Nicks, who together make MDX, a talented new music act coming out of the UK. Their new single, 'Slippin' is from the production duo and record label, Lunakidz, who are set to make a big impact on the UK music scene. 'Slippin' is released on May 24th.
We're liking this track....very catchy!
What do you think of the track?
Sunday, 9 May 2010
The broadcaster was talking to campaign director David Babbs, who took part in a protest in London yesterday lobbying in for reform of the current voting system, first past the post.
After constantly interrupting the 38 Degrees campaigner, Burley said bluntly, 'Your views are not going to sway the people that are talking to behind closed doors ... You may as well go home and watch it on Sky News', ouch!
Despite a rampant Burley, Babbs was praised for the way in which he handled the interview and continued to try and get his point across, TRY being the key word here.
After reducing Peter Andre to tears live on air it seems like viewers have had enough of the Burley antics and took to Twitter to vent with 'Sack Kay Burley' quickly becoming the trending topic.
Too harsh or all in the name of journalism?
Lil Jon teamed up with Mario and R Kelly on the track, 'Miss Chocolate'.
What do you think of the track?
Furthermore, who thinks it's time for Lil Jon to give rapping a rest?
Talib Kweli and DJ Hi Tek are back and now go by the name of Reflection Eternal. Their latest track is entitled 'Midnight Hour' and features Estelle.
Are you feeling this track?
Spotted at PunchBowlBlog
Saturday, 8 May 2010
What do you think of the track?
Thanks Miss Info
Skepta has released the video for his next single, 'Rescue Me', which will be released sometime in the summer.
What do you think of the video and the track? It's not your regular Grime video.....we like!
In other Skepta news, yesterday he was in the studio recording the Grime remix for Diddy's 'Hello Good Morning'. We can't wait to hear the final track!
Friday, 7 May 2010
After all the talk about Diddy managing rappers Nicki Minaj and Rick Ross, Diddy decided to set people straight and let the world know that he is not managing niether Nicki or Rick Ross.
We wonder where those 'rumours' escalated from?
JLS premiered a snippet of their new track, 'The Club Is Alive' on their website this morning. The up-tempo track samples Julie Andrews' song, 'The Sound Of Music'.
Do you like the sound of their new track? Does the sampling work well with this song?
Thursday, 6 May 2010
The Sugababes are featured in the upcoming June issue of Asian Woman magazine in a range of Asian influenced clothing and make-up styles. It's all gone a bit quiet on the music front for them at the moment, but this a good way for them to keep their names out there until they can re-group after recent events.
Check out more pics below...
Gym Class Hereo's Travis McCoy has released the music video to his solo single, 'Billionaire'. The song is taken from Travis' debut solo album 'Lazarus' which is released in the U.S. on June 8th. Bruno, who is the same guy featured on B.o.B's #1 hit, 'Nothin' on You', also features on the track and is the co-producer of the song.
Wednesday, 5 May 2010
Marques Houston has resurfaced with a new uptempo track and a music video for his lead single, 'Tonight' which is taken from his forthcoming album, 'Mattress Music'.
Marques has taken any ladies to his mattress in this music video...maybe he'll do that in his next video?
Tuesday, 4 May 2010
The full music video to Beyoncé's 'Why Don't You Love Me' was released a few moments ago.
What do you think?
In this interesting collaboration, Bashy and fellow actor/rapper Adam Deacon team up with Paloma Faith for the film, '188.8.131.52''s theme song, 'Keep Moving', which features both Adam and Bashy.
What do you think of the video?
Saturday, 1 May 2010
Fat Joe is back with the video for his brand new single 'Ha Ha (Slow Down Son)', featuring Young Jeezy. Check out Diddy making an appearance in the video.
We're liking this track and video. Are you?