Wednesday, 30 June 2010

NEWS: "I Never Told [Chris Brown]To Go On Stage And Cry" Says Singer Lloyd


After singer Lloyd said in an interview that he told Chris Brown to cry during his Michael Jackson tribute performance during the BET Awards, a lot of people have begun to question how genuine Chris' tears actually were.

Now Lloyd is saying that he didn't tell Chris to cry and wanted to clarify his statement.

"I consider Chris a friend. He’s been through a lot in the past couple years. I never told him to go on stage and cry. We spoke recently, and I told him as a friend that people hadn’t really seen him be vulnerable about his situation last year [with Rihanna]. I thought he was holding back and needed to let that emotion out. Him crying at the BET Awards was real, I could feel it.” said Lloyd.

“I think he cried about a number of things. About the fact that he thought people would hate him forever because of one mistake. Feeling that love on stage was probably overwhelming. Plus MJ being gone and him performing “Man in the Mirror”, that song is powerful, especially for his situation. It pushed him over the edge.”

“To say that he was faking or that I’m hating on him, that’s some bull shit. Last week Essence.com asked me what artist most embodied MJ. I told them it was Chris. I never saw MJ perform live, but he [Chris Brown] is the closest thing I’ve witnessed. Chris is back, and I’m just as excited as his fans are. It’s just frustrating that people want to make everything negative.”
 

Spotted @ Necole Bitchie

COMPETITION: *NOW CLOSED* Win Weekend Tickets To Wireless Festival



SocialWriters have teamed up with Barclaycard Unwind, and we can offer one lucky winner a pair of weekend tickets to this years Wireless Festival on Friday 2nd-Sunday 4th July.

The Wireless Festival boasts acts such as Pink, The Ting Tings, Gossip, Plan B, LCD Soundsystem, 2manydjs, Snoop Dogg, Missy Elliot, Jay-Z, Lily Allen, Mr Hudson, Tinie Tempah and many more.


To be in a chance of winning the pair of weekend tickets to the festival in Hyde Park, answer the following question:
Who is headlining Friday at the Wireless Festival:
a)Lily Allen
b) Pink
c) Snoop Dogg

Please send all answers to social.writers[at]gmail[dot]com with your full name, email address and a contact telephone number.

A winner will be chosen tonight at midnight! *COMPETITION CLOSED*


Barclaycard, the main sponsor for the biggest music festival in London, has introduced over 50 contactless enabled payment terminals that will cut the time spent patiently queuing for food or drinks.

What’s more, users of contactless terminals are eligible for the fast-track queues at a selection of retailers across the Festival including bars, food areas and various merchandise stalls. In addition, if Barclaycard or Barclays customers use their contactless card at the Wireless Festival, they will automatically be entered into a prize draw to win an Apple iPad.

GIG REVIEW: Example at Jazz Café, London


Last Thursday night at the world-famous Jazz Café saw UK rapper, Example, take to the stage in what was an exclusive free gig for fans.

Example, accompanied by his DJ and two back-up singers (who also doubled up as guitarists), performed a number of tracks both old and new. The big ones for the night were 'Watch The Sun Come Up' and his top ten hit, 'Won't Go Quietly'. Admittedly, it took a while for the show to get into the swing of things, but by about the third track, he almost definitely had the audience in the palm of his hands. Performance wise, no-one can say Example doesn't know how to get a crowd going; there wasn't a single moment where everyone wasn't jumping around and enjoying the good atmosphere!

Although not a ram-packed affair, the gig, which lasted nearly an hour, definitely surpassed all expectations. Following the show and prospect of a forthcoming single, it looks as though Example is one to look out for this coming Summer.

Review by Casey Elisha

NEW MUSIC: Katie Price aka Jordan - 'Free To Love Again' [SNIPPET]



Katie Price aka Jordan is giving music another go again after her dreadful singing of 'A Whole New World' with ex-husband, Peter Andre. Check out a snippet of her new single, 'Free To Love Again', which is out July 12th.

VIDEO: Big Brother's Rachael White Poses As Beyonce For NOW Magazine Photoshoot



Check out the UK's Beyonce lookalike Rachael White dressed up as Beyonce for a photoshoot with NOW Magazine.

She sure does look like Bey, don't you think?

Shout out to beauty editor/fashion stylist Laurie Hadleigh and hair stylist Carl Campbell on the shoot.

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

NEWS: Singer Lloyd Claims He Told Chris Brown To Cry During Michael Jackson Tribute Performance


So Mr 'Bedrock' Lloyd has admitted that he told Chris Brown to shed some tears whilst performing his Michael Jackson tribute at this year's BET Awards.

Lloyd told Rap-Up.com:
"I told him man, you gotta get up there. You gotta cry, you gotta really show your heart to the world.”
 
We wonder why Lloyd chose to let the world know? This statement could start another backlash for Chris Brown.


Do you think Chris' tears were genuine?

MUSIC VIDEO TRAILER: The Dream - 'Panties To The Side'



'Panties To The Side'....do we need to say anymore other than the guys will love the video if it's anything like the trailer!

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Benny Benassi ft Kelis & Apl.De.Ap - 'Spaceship'



Benny Benassi has got Kelis and Black Eyed Peas member Apl.De.Ap to collaborate on the Dance track 'Spaceship'.

Do you like?

Spotted @ Pop Slags

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Fonzworth Bentley ft Anthony Hamilton - 'Greener'



Mr Fonzworth Bentley is back on the music tip with his latest musical offering of 'Greener' featuring Anthony Hamilton'.

Thoughts?

VIDEO: T.I. On Chelsea Lately



T.I. paid a visit to see Chelsea Handler on her show Chelsea Lately for the third time.

The rapper and Chelsea spoke about his stint in prison, his upcoming projects as well as 'their special' relationship.

He also spoke about his fiancé, Tiny, whom he referred to as "a situation" the last time he was on Chelsea Lately.

A great interview!

Thanks PunchBowl

VIDEO: VH1's Behind The Music With Jennifer Hudson



Here is VH1's 'Behind The Music' on RnB songstress, Jennifer Hudson. Jennifer talks about her stint on American Idol, how she got her chance at fame and the deaths of her mother, newphew and brother.

Get the tissues out before watching this - it will be emotional!

Thanks TJG

MIXTAPE ALERT: Estelle & DJ Trauma - '#ialmostmadeamixtape'



Estelle Darlings aka Estelle has teamed up with DJ Trauma to bring you '#ialmostmadamixtape', ahead of the release of her upcoming album, 'All Of Me', which is released in September.

SPOTTED: Naomi Campbell's Bald Spot

Supermodel Naomi Campbell's hair is not in super condition.

Last year she was spotted with a receding hairline due to all the years of wearing weaves, now her hair condition has got worse. Yesterday during a luxurious photoshoot, the model was spotted with visible bald patches!

Sooner or later Naomi will go completely bald - we suggest she does an 'Amber Rose' and call it a day!

Women please take note, give your hair a break from all the weaves and hair extentions, otherwise you could end up looking like Naomi!

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: DJ Khaled - 'All I Do Is Win' (Remix) Ft Various Artists



Here's the official video for DJ Khaled's 'All I Do Is Win (Remix)' featuring Rick Ross, Busta Rhymes, Diddy, Nicki Minaj, Fabolous, Jadakiss, Fat Joe, Swizz Beatz & T-Pain.

NEWS: Forbes Celebrity 100 Power List - Oprah Is #1


The Queen of all media, Oprah Winfrey, has hit the top spot in this year's Forbes Celebrity 100 Power List. Oprah Beyonce, Tiger Woods and last years top 100, Angelina Jolie, to the #1 spot, after earning more than $315 million over the past 12 months.

Queen Bey aka Beyonce has come in second place at #2 - not bad at all for the singer/songwriter/actress who released her first, fragrance, Heat, this year, as well as embarking upon a 90-day world tour, and adding more endorsement deals under her belt with the likes of Nintendo and L'Oreal. All of these factors allowed Beyonce to make $87 million in the past year!

Lady Gaga hopped in at #4 as a newcomer to the Forbes Power List after earning an estimated $62 million in the past year.

Here's the Forbes Celebrity 100 Power List Top 10

1. Oprah Winfrey
2. Beyonce
3. James Cameron
4. Lady Gaga
5. Tiger Woods
6. Britney Spears
7. U2
8. Sandra Bullock
9. Johnny Depp
10. Madonna

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Tinchy Stryder - 'In My System'



Tinchy Stryder headed off to Barbados a few weeks ago to film the music video for his new single, 'In My System'. The single is taken from his forthcoming album 'Third Strike'.

What do you think of the track and the video?

FILM TRAILER: Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows



Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows is the final installment of the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling. The Deathly Hallows will be split up into two parts: Part 1 is to be released November 19th 2010, and Part 2 will be released July 15th 2010. This will be the final Harry Potter film!

Monday, 28 June 2010

NEWS: Drake Being Sued For Copyright Infringement


Another day, another rapper being sued, this time it's Mr Drizzy Drake.

Drake has been hit with a copyright infringement lawsuit by Playboy Enterprises for his hit,'Best I Ever Had'. Playboy claims that the track illegally samples their song 'Fallin’ In Love', by Hamilton, Joe Frank, and Dennison Reynolds in the beginning 'Best I Ever Had'. Playboy wants the court to issue an injunction to stop the selling/distributing of the song.

According to Playboy Enterprises, Drake knew his track had sampled 'Fallin' In Love'

Have a listen to 'Fallin' In Love'. Does it sound like Drake sampled the track?

VIDEO: Behind The Scenes At Janelle Monae's 'Tightrope (Wondamix)' With B.o.B and Lupe Fiasco




Three dope artists on a dope remix.
The official 'Tightrope' (Wondamix) Ft. B.o.B & Lupe Fiasco video will premiere on MySpace this Wednesday.

We can't wait to see this!

GIG REVIEW: Edei At Charlotte Street Blues, London


Last week, UK singer Edei graced the stage at Charlotte Street Blues for a small-scale gig. The 21 year-old songstress formerly known as Emma Deigman, performed a number of songs including her debut single, 'In My Bed'.

A beautiful girl with an even more beautiful voice, she looked undoubtedly at home on the stage; and as a performer she wasn't that bad either.

Accompanied by a live band, whom were also amazing, the show had the potential to be a very intimate experience for attendees to really get a chnac to find out about Edei the performer. However, the hustle and bustle of the bar, unfortunately, spoiled this potential atmosphere.

Nonetheless, Edei still managed to put on a really good performance; definitely an artist to keep your eye out for.

If you're out of the loop as to who Edei is check out the music video for her debut single 'In My Bed' here.

Review by Casey Elisha

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Toni Braxton - 'Woman'



Check out the official video for Toni Braxton's 'Woman'.

Toni's voice is that great that Atlantic Records have allowed a live recording to filmed as a music video.

NEWS: 50 Cent & Diddy Beef

So it seems the two rappers/businessmen are in some kind of beef, which 50 Cent started last week whilst performing in Boston. Peep what Fiddy had to say about Diddy:


How many of y’all are f–kin with Puffy? Hello. Good M’oning. F–k that n–a."

50 also went on to say the following during a radio interview in Connecticut:  

"[Diddy's] not an artist. An artist would be somebody that actually wrote something…when that’s not there because they’re being an executive, saying you don’t write rhymes you write checks, that’s not hot. For hip-hop, that’s not hot..."


Of course Diddy would have something to say about 50's recent comments, so whilst at the BET Awards post-party Diddy indirectly had something to say to Fiddy:



 
 I love my people lets stop the hate, congratulate, hate is for suckas. if you hatin’, then you’se a sucka, you’re ashy and your breath stink. And you know who I’m talking to, you hatin’ ass crab."


"Hatin' ass crab" - another new phrase to add to your vocabulary!

Let's see if 50 Cent responds anytime soon..... 

Thanks Miss Info

VIDEO: Chris Brown's Michael Jackson Tribute At The BET Awards 2010



Chris Brown performed a tribute to the late Michael Jackson at this year's BET Awards, and what a great but emotional performance it was! BET knew it was the right thing to do to allow Chris to perform.

After last year's plans for Chris to do an MJ performance were scrapped after his physical altercation with then girlfriend Rihanna, Chris took to the stage this year and danced his heart out.

When it came for Chris to do his performance of the classic 'Man In The Mirror', Chris just broke down and cried throughout the whole song.

This now has people speculating whether Chris' tears were really genuine or just a way to win everyone's hearts again.

Get ready for another battle for Team Chris vs Team Rihanna

 

VIDEOS: BET Awards 2010 Performances



There were a load of great performances at the BET Awards 2010.
Go under the jump to watch performances from T.I., Nicki Minaj, Diddy, Ludacris, Drake, B.o.B, Eminem, Monica, Trey Songz, plus many more.

AND THE WINNERS ARE........BET Awards 2010

 

Last night in LA at the Shrine Auditorium the annual BET Awards were held.

Here are the winners:

Best Female R&B Artist - Alicia Keys
Best Female Hip-Hop Artist - Nicki Minaj
Best Hip-Hop Male - Drake
Best Collaboration- Jay-Z & Alicia Keys - ‘Empire State Of Mind’
Best Male R&B Artist  - Trey Songz
Humanitarian Award - John Legend
Best Video - Beyonce & Lady Gaga ‘Video Phone’
Best Group - Young Money
Best Male Actor - Idris Elba
Subway Sportsman of the Year - Lebron James
Best Gospel - Marvin Sapp
Best International Act - Dizzee Rascal
Lifetime Achievement Award - Prince
Fandemonium Award - Chris Brown
Viewers Choice Award -  Rihanna ft. Young Jeezy ‘Hard’

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: The Saturdays - 'Missing You'



We gave you a sneak peak of the video last week, now you can watch the official music video for The Saturday's brand new single, 'Missing You'. The track is the first single to be taken off of their forthcoming new album, 'Headlines'.

Saturday, 26 June 2010

NEWS: Law Suit Filed Against Jay-Z and Rick Ross By The Real Ricky Ross


In other Rick Ross news, the original Ricky Ross, the former drugsman, has filed a law suit again Rick Ross, Jay-Z and Def Jam for identity theft.


According to the lawsuit, the former drug kingpin wants $10 million and demands to block the release of Ross’ upcoming 'Teflon Don' album after claims the Teflon Don stole his name and identity.


If Ricky Ross wins the law suit, it would prevent the rapper from using the name 'Rick Ross' and from releasing any albums using that name.


The plot thickens......

ALBUM INFO: Rick Ross - 'Teflon Don' Tracklist


1. 'I’m Not A Star' (Produced By J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League)
2. 'Free Mason' (Feat. Jay-Z) (Produced By The Inkredibles)
3. 'Tears Of Joy' (Feat. Cee-Lo)
4. 'Maybach Music III' (Feat. T.I., Jadakiss & Erykah Badu) (Produced By J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League)
5. 'Live Fast, Die Young' (Feat. Kanye West)
6. 'Super High' (Feat. Ne-Yo) Clark Kent & The Remedy)
7. 'No. 1' (Feat. Trey Songz & Diddy)
8. 'MC Hammer' (Feat. Gucci Mane) (Produced By Lex Luger)
9.' B.M.F. (Blowin’ Money Fast)' (Feat. Styles P) (Produced By Lex Luger)
10. 'Aston Martin Music' (Feat. Drake & Chrisette Michele) (Produced By J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League)
11. 'All The Money In The World' (Feat. Raphael Saadiq) (Produced By The Olympicks)

Trust Rick Ross to get Jay-Z to jump on the track entitled 'Free Mason'......

'Teflon Don' will be released July 20th Stateside.

Friday, 25 June 2010

VIDEO: Drake Impersonates Lil Wayne During Interview On Jimmy Kimmel Live





Check out Drake's impersonation of Lil Wayne whilst being interviewed by Jimmy Kimmel. Drake talks about his relationship with Weezy, about being Jewish and his career.

Great interview!

VIDEO: Drake Performs 'Over' And 'Bedrock' With Nicki Minaj On Jimmy Kimel Live

 Drake | Over


Drake & Nicki Minaj | Bedrock


Continuing the promo for his debut album 'Thank Me Later', Drake paid a visit to Jimmy Kimmel to perform 'Over' and the Young Money track 'Bedrock' with special guest, Nicki Minaj.

A good performance overall.

VIDEO: Various Artists Remember Michael Jackson With Billboard.com



It's been a year since the passing of the King Of Pop, Michael Jackson.

Billboard sit down with a few artists such as Janelle Monaé, Florence Welsh (from Florence + The Machine), Jason Derulo, Nelly and various others, as they all reminisce about Michael.

R.I.P MJ

ONE YEAR ON: Remembering Michael Jackson



Today, Friday 25th June, marks a year since Michael Jackson tragically passed away under suspicious circumstances.


To this day Michael is still one of the most revered musical artists who's influence spreads across many different musical genres.


In the years leading up to his untimely death, many people had major doubts over Jackson's ability to return to the forefront of music with quality material. Despite the many personal problems he had, Michael continued to record and was set to release a new album.


With a host of sold out shows at London's O2 music arena, which would draw masses of fans from all over the globe, many wondered if Jackson still had the showmanship and ability to recapture his early glory days and spectacular stage presence. Although we would never get to find out, it was seen on the release of the 'This Is It' DVD, that not only did Michael still possess the same talent, moves and imagination he always brought to his live performances, he still had a thirst to perform and to please those he felt closest to, his fans.


Inevitably, I feel the persistent bombardment of non-believers and media speculation played it's part in MJ's unfortunate passing. Having to live up to the expectations of others was a burden the star had to bare his entire personal and professional life. I will admit that when I heard he was a doing a 50 date tour I could not see it happening, but not because he would no longer be with us.


For those of us lucky enough to have grown up with MJ's music (whilst he was still alive) we will all have our own memories that we can link to specific songs as we reminisce on good times and better days. In music there are some artists who's influence will inspire many a generation and Michael is and will always be one of those people.



So today let's not mourn, but celebrate a life. Put on your favourite album whether it be Thriller, Off The Wall or Bad and bellow out a spirited 'Hee Hee' for...




THE TRUE KING OF POP!


Michael Joseph Jackson 29/8/58- 25/6/09.




Rise In Peace...

Thursday, 24 June 2010

VIDEO: Drake Performs 'Find Your Love' On The Jay Leno Show



Drake performed his latest single 'Find Your Love' on the Jay Leno Show.

Ummm....can Drake actually sing live? This performance is doing Drake no favours at all (I'm sorry to say)!

I guess this is what to expect when Drake comes to London next month?

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Souljah Boy - 'Pretty Boy Swag'



'Pretty Boy Swag' is the first single to be lifted of off Souljah Boy's forthcoming third studio album, 'Dre'.

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Sean Garrett ft Nicki Minaj - 'Get It All'

 


Producer, songwriter and artist Sean Garrett is back on his solo grind with a new single 'Get It All' featuring Nicki Minaj.

If you're a big Nikki Minaj fan you would've already heard this track on one of her mixtapes, a while back. What do you think of the track and the video?

VIDEO: Drake 'Better Than Good Enough' MTV Documentary (In Full)


Drake finally lets us into his world and life in the MTV documentary 'Better Than Good Enough'.

Go under the cut for  Drizzy's documentary

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Baby Blue ft Wretch 32 - 'Run'



Rapper Baby Blue is back on the scene with the video of her new single 'Run', featuring fellow rapper Wretch 32.

The video also features Cherri V's track 'Silent Lover' featuring Baby Blue.

NEWS: Eminem Headed For Sixth #1 Album

 
Eminem's latest album, 'Recovery', is set to sell more than 600,000 copies by Sunday in the biggest sales week of the year so far.

'Recovery' is set to be Em's sixth straight #1 album and #1 debut - the 'Slim Shady LP', which was the rappers major-label debut album, is his only album that didn't get a #1.

 This means that Drake's 'Thank Me Later' will be knocked off the top spot.

IMAGES: On Set For Alexandra Burke's New Music Video 'Start Without You'




Alex recently jetted off to LA to shoot her music video for the track 'Start Without You'. Check out some shots from the shoot.


Thanks TweamBurke

NEWS: Cheryl Goes Back To Using Her Maiden Name....'Tweedy'


During Monday's X-Factor auditions, Simon Cowel introduced fellow judge Cheryl as 'Cheryl Tweedy' to the crowd.....no this was not a joke!



Whilst waiting for her divorce from Ashley Cole to be finalised, Cheryl has already started to use her maiden name of 'Tweedy'.....after all why would she want to keep the name of a 'love rat', especially when she has her own career?

We know Ashley Cole is portraying that he doesn't care about Cheryl anymore, but we definitely know this will be another blow to him.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

VIDEO: Skull Candy Roc Nation Aviators Presents: Rita Ora

 

Londoner Rita Ora was recently signed to Jay-Z's Roc Nation, but not many people know who Rita is.

In this video Rita lets us all know how she got into music and how she got signed by Jay-Z.

Hopefully we'll be seeing a lot more of Rita next year.

Thanks Ragggs

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Skepta - 'Oynama Sikidim Sikidim'



Skepta seems like he really does try his hardest to be different, especially with his new Turkish sampled track 'Oynama Sikidim Sikidim'.

Are you feeling this track?

Spotted @ PinBoardBlog

NEWS: The Figures Are In For Drake's 1st Week Album Sales


Many have been wondering exactly how much one of the most anticipated albums of the year, Drake's 'Thank Me Later', sold in its first week.

Well wonder no more......'Thank Me Later' sold 462,989 copies in the US, falling short of gold. But his album enters the Billboard charts at #1 with one of the highest selling debut albums of the year.

Not a bad look for the Canadian rapper who wanted the album to sell 500,00 in its first week, not to mention the fact that the album leaked.

The boy did okay!

In other Drake related news, Drake will no longer be performing at the Wireless Festival on July 4th, but his two London dates at Shepherd's Bush Empire July 12th and 13th are still happening.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

VIDEO: N*E*R*D Perform Brand New Song 'Help Me' In London

 

N*E*R*D are currently in London doing promo for their new album, 'Nothing', which is due to be released this September.

Last night the guys had a concert at The Forum in Kentish Town, where they performed a new track off their forthcoming album, 'Help Me', for the very first time.

Are you feeling N*E*R*D's new material?

Thanks Ya Heard

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: J. Cole - 'Who Dat'



The official music video for J. Cole's new single 'Who Dat' has been released.

Are you liking the track and video?

DIVA ALERT: Leona Lewis' Diva Antics Have Started!


Well it's seems as if the angelic Leona Lewis is slightly turning into a bit of a diva when it comes to her staff.

The singer who is currently on tour in the UK at the moment has demanded that all food prepared for her staff must be vegetarian, as she herself is a vegetarian that totally disapproves of meat.

Apparently her staff cannot even bring food in from outside to eat, because her views on not eating meat are that strong.

SMH at this diva demand!

Source

Monday, 21 June 2010

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Diddy/Dirty Money- 'Hello, Good Morning' (Remix) Ft. Rick Ross And Nicki Minaj



Diddy is back with the remix of his latest single 'Hello Good Morning', with Rick Ross and Nicki Minaj.

I love Nicki's verse on this remix...

NEWS: Diddy Launches Inspirational Blog


Today Mr "Can't Stop, Won't Stop" Diddy launched an inspirational blog, www.diddyblog.com. The blog will not promote any of Diddy's projects - it's purely about inspiration and motivation.

He said about the blog:

"The blog is an all 100 percent positive blog. It's about inspiring you, motivating you, empowering your dreams. It's not about any news about who's dating who, who's not doing good, who got exposed today, who's this, who's that, you can go to the other sites for that. It's about motivation and inspiration and love, the love movement has begun. Even haters are allowed to come to DiddyBlog.com. It makes your teeth whiter."

"It makes your teeth whiter." - welcome to the new catchphrase that everyone will be saying.

Sunday, 20 June 2010

VIDEO: Behind The Scenes Of Beyonce's New L'Oreal Ad




"I'm not infallible but my lip colour issssss, and I'm, and I'm, eh eh eh, worth it!" *classic*

This L'Oreal commerical looks like it's going to be a good one! Go Beyonce!

NEW MUSIC: Tinie Tempah ft Snoop Dogg - Pass Out (Remix)


We thought the remixes/refixes of 'Pass Out' were over...how wrong were we.



The Snoop Dogg remix of Tinie Tempah's 'Pass Out' has surfaced on the net, ahead of Snoop's WirelessFestival and Glastonbury perfromances in the next two weeks.


What do you think of Snoop's verse?

Spotted on Digital Pirate Material

TWITTER BEEF: N-Dubz's Tulisa vs NOTW's Dan Wootton

So celebrity journalist Dan Wootton has apparently exposed the secret relationship between N-Dubz stars Tulisa and Fazer. The pair ended up exchanging words via Twitter:


Tulisa then took to Twitter to deny all rumours of the alleged relationship, names the person who sold the story and has said that although the story is untrue, Dan Wooton was just doing his job; reporting gossip:

"Wooow I've heard random stories about us but this...this takes the biscuit! I would get angry but I know where they got it from! Its that slut georgia that dappy banged on tour! Tut tut, she ran out of stories so she stooped 2 this! If it wouldn't get all over the papers I'd smash her face in, but instead I'm guna take her 2 court! what a load of bull! Me n faze? U takin the absolute piss...I can't stop flippin laughin"

hun u gotta ur job, but all u know is what 2 hungry scum have told u! Ofcourse ur goin 2 run that!but it Doesn't make it true, sorry babe but its all crap, and the 2 scum r goin down"

As a journalist, Dan swears the story is true, and from reliable sources, otherwise he wouldn't have let the story run:


The plot thickens.......

NEWS: N-Dubz Members Tulisa & Fazer In A Relationship?

 
In today's News Of The World Celeb XS, celebrity journalist Dan Wootton supposedly exposes the secret relationship that has been going on between N-Dubz members Tulisa and Fazer!

According to the article, the pair used to be an item years ago, and recently rekindled their romance at the beginning of their Against All Odds tour this April.

Taken from the article:
A tour insider revealed: "Tulisa and Fazer both confided separately to a number of people that something romantic had developed between them again.
"Tulisa said they had been seeing each other and sleeping together on and off since they were in their teens but things had become more intense on tour.
"She was petrified about Fazer's girlfriend finding out because she knew how much trouble that would cause." 

Tulisa broke up with her boyfriend in April near the beginning of the tour - some would say that isn't a coincidence.


Read the full article here


Hmmm......do you believe this story?

SNEAK PEAK [VIDEO]: The Saturdays - 'Missing You'



Check out a 30 second preview of the music video for The Saturday's next single, 'Missing You'.

Not quite sure that the dance routine goes with the track, but we're loving how the girls look. Let's hope they keep that stylist!

Friday, 18 June 2010

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Justin Bieber ft Usher - 'Somebody To Love' (Remix)



Usher jumps on the remix his protégé Justin Bieber's track, 'Somebody To Love'. Justin isn't up to par yet with Usher's dance moves, but he does his thing with the winner's of America's Best Dance Crew in tow.

We're liking this video...are you?

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Fugative - 'Bad Girl'



Fugative, a member of the UK's Brrrap Pack, is someone to keep an eye on. The 16 year-old exploded into the pop world last year and has since made quite a few fans.

Check out the video for his brand new single, 'Bad Girl', which  is released July 25th.

POSE FOR THE CAMERA: Sports Stars & Celebs Turn Up For The Annual Pre-Wimbledon Party


 The Sugababes

Last night at the Kensington Roof Gardens celebs and sports stars faced the flashing lights of the paparazzi for Virgin and Sony Ericsson's Annual Pre-Wimbledon party.

Guests included Russell Brand, Venus and Serena Williams, Johnathan Ross, Gavin Henson, Esmee Denters, Sugababes, Danny Cipriani, Maria Sharapova and many more.

Poor Heidi from the Sugababes had a Marilyn Monroe moment when a gust of wind swept her dress up in the air, and Serena Williams was rocking some amazing shoes!

Serena Williams

Go under the cut for more images

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: N*E*R*D ft Nelly Furtado - 'Hot N' Fun'



Here's the official full music video for N*E*R*D's new single, 'Hot N' Fun', featuring Nelly Furtado.

What do you think of the vibrant video?

Thursday, 17 June 2010

POSE FOR THE CAMERA: Amber Rose Does Marilyn Monroe


Amber Rose aka Mrs Kanyeezy has been off the scene for a little bit, but she's back on the radar with yet another magazine spread, this time for YRB magazine.

Amber channels her inner Marilyn Monroe in this shoot and talks about Kanye, being a celebrity, and her plans for the future.

"Honestly, Kanye saved my life, and I don't even think about what I would have been; I just think about what I'm gonna be" - Amber Rose, YRB Magazine 



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VIDEO: Drake Interview With SBTV



SBTV was the only online media platform in the UK to get an exclusive interview with Drake whilst he was doing promo for his debut album, 'Thank Me Later'.

Drake talks about his new album, the transition from acting to rapping, and being a singer/rapper with Alex (Twin B) of Universal Records.

Drake will be back in the UK in 2 weeks for the Wireless Festival and then again for his two live dates in London's Shepherd's Bush Empire.

NEW MUSIC: XO Man - 'Bass Made Her Pussy Wet'


  

2008's Hugo Urban Rules winner XO Man could be onto a great club track with 'Bass Made Her Pussy Wet'. The infectious bass line teamed with the 6ft10's witty lyrics are sure to make you want to dance.

What do you think of the track?

FASHION: World Cup Legends For Louis Vuitton

Have a look at Louis Vuitton's new instalment of their 'Journeys' ad campaign featuring Zidane, Pele & Maradona.


Available online at Louis Vuitton as a micro site, the campaign was shot was by rewnowned photographer Anne Leibovitz and features the three casually playing a game of football.

With the World Cup now in full effect it seems that every company under the sun suddenly embraced the 'beautiful' game.

We've seen England football themed Mars Bars, somebody is now rich beyond his dreams selling Vuvuzela's and of course you can expect your awful supermarket ads plastered all over the TV too.

The beautiful game? Or the Money World Cup...

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

REVIEW: Fash Bash Sound Clash At Shoreditch House

Social Writers were cordially invited to the first summer instalment of the flamboyant Fash Bash Sound Clash. Fash Bash in association with Manhattan Mondays returned with a spirited bang at the plush Shoreditch House on Monday 14th June and fash basher's from every chic corner in London, were there in full effect.

The night itself had a great vibe and the amazing 12 Tone Brass band, made it almost impossible for anyone not to immerse themselves in the incredible live music. XO man also made his present felt with an equally impressive performance and the Don Gargon that is DJ Nikki Beatnik played a dread set on the Beatnik sound system, a definite winner amongst the hand picked crowd.

With food, wine and a swimming pool as the centre piece of the picture esque venue, the night was sure to be a guranteed success and a rather fetching one at that. If Monday is anything to go by, we can't wait until the next Fash Bash dosage!

Thanks DJ Nikki Beatnik and Kaja for the invite.

RVB

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Kelis - '4th Of July (Fireworks)'




'4th Of July (Fireworks)' is the second single taken from Kelis' new Dance album, 'Fleshtone'.

We think Dance is definitely the genre for Kelis. This track is going to get a lot of love in the clubs.

What do you think of the video?

SNEAK PEAK [VIDEO]: N*E*R*D ft Nelly Furtado - 'Hot N' Fun'



'Hot N' Fun' is a track taken from N*E*R*D's forthcoming album, 'Nothing', which is released July 9th.

You can catch N*E*R*D performing in London on Monday June 21st at The Forum, Kentish Town.

NEWS: Labrinth Signs To Simon Cowell's Label Syco


Labrinth the producer/artist/writer behind the beats for Tinie Tempah's two smash hits, 'Pass Out' and 'Frisky', has bagged himself a deal with Syco Records as a solo artist. He will join artists on Syco's roster such as Leona Lewis, Alexandra Burke and Susan Boyle.

As well as being a solo artist signed to the label, Labrinth and his manager Marc Williams have also signed a deal under the guise of Odd Child/ Syco, which allows the pair to discover new talent.

Labrinth is the first artist in six years to be signed to Syco without being connected to any of the reality TV shows that Simon Cowell works on.

Congrats Labrinth!

Thanks Hattie/RWD

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Kelly Rowland ft Africa United - 'Everywhere You Go'



It seems as though everyone and their mum has released a World-Cup related single. The latest artist to do so is Kelly Rowland with the track, 'Everywhere You Go'.

Kelly is working over time with all these tracks she's releasing and promoting...get 'em girl!

WHATEVER NEXT?: Diddy Launches Bedding & Furnishing Collection For Sean John


Clothing, alcohol, reality TV shows, producing, rapping...the list seems to be endless when it come to Diddy and his savvy business empire.

Sean John, Diddy's clothing brand are now branching out to sell bedding and furnishing. The brand new collection will be stocked in Macy's and the Sean Jean flagship store in NYC this September  and will consist of luxe fabrics in a variety of comforters, sheets, pillows and shams.

So now you can sleep in comfort like Diddy with the Sean John home collection!



Is there anything Diddy can't sell?

NEW MUSIC VIDEO : Miguel ft J Cole- 'All I Want Is You'

21st century R'n'B doesn't get any smoother than this. 'All I Want Is You' is the new track from new kid on the block, Miguel. The 23 year old singer, song writer and producer teams up with one of the hottest rappers of this generation, J Cole to give us what can only be described as a budding collaborative classic.

Social Writers can't put into words how much we're loving this track, it is definitely on heavy rotation on the ol' playlist at the moment.



Check out Miguel's new video and tell us what you think of the track?


Thanks Pinboardblog.

RVB

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



We're loving this video for B.o.B's single 'Airplanes'.

Great track, great video, don't you agree?

NEW MUSIC: Miss Tila - 'I Love My DJ'


Reality TV star Tila Tequila, now known as Miss Tila, after opening her own record label, now considers herself to be a music artist.

Check out her new single, 'I Love My DJ' which is out now to buy on iTunes.




What do you think of the track?

We're actually liking the beat!

We'll be interviewing Tila very soon....if you have any questions you'd like us to ask Tila, let us know.

Monday, 14 June 2010

ALBUM COVER: T.I - 'King Uncaged'


Check out the album cover for T.I. brand new album 'King Uncaged' which is released August 17th.

Do you like it?

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Travis McCoy ft T-Pain & Young Cash - 'The Manual'



Travis McCoy teams up with Nappy Boy Ent labelmates Young Cash & T-Pain for this insane video for hos new single, 'The Manual', which is off of his newly released solo album 'Lazarus'.

Friday, 11 June 2010

NEWS: Lil Kim Speaks Out On Her Beef With Nikki Minaj




So we can all spot the slight similarites between Lil' Kim and newcomer Nicki Minaj, but Kim is tired of the comparisons and explains exclusively to www.thisis50.com as to why she has beef with Nicki Minaj.

On her beef with Nicki, Kim says:

"It’s obvious I’m who she wants to be like. It’s obvious that she likes me and wants to be like me but she’s not paying this homage”

I guess when Kim's new material drops under Roc Nation we can decide who is the best female MC!

LAST NIGHT IN LONDON: Diddy, Kelly Rowland & Drake Partied The Night Away At Whisky Mist


 Last night Diddy hit the dancefloor of Whisky Mist and partied till the early hours of the morning with guests such as Kelly Rowland in tow with her dancers, Drake and M.I.A, in a private area of the club.

Bottles of Armand De Brignac (Ace Of Spades) and Ciroc were flowing,  groupies and model lookalikes were trying to get into the private party or get a glimpse of Drake and the music was bumping thanks to DJs Manny Norte and Nikki Beatnik. We even got to hear the final version of the UK remix to 'Hello Good Morning' featuring Tinie Tempah, which went down a storm.

Kaleena and Dawn, the two female members of Dirty Money were no where to be seen, but we spotted UK singer Nathan amongst the other party-goers. Jay-Z and Beyoncé were meant to attend the private shindig, but alas they never.

All in all a great time was had at this non-pretentious affair.

Diddy is in the UK promoting his new album with Dirty Money, 'Last Train To Paris' which is out June 28th. Catch the Dirty Money crew performing 'Hello Good Morning' on The Johnathan Ross Show tonight on BBC1 at 10:35pm

VIDEOS: World Cup Opening Performances By Shakira, Alicia Keys, K'Nann & B.E.P


The world cup has finally kicked off today, which means everybody will be glued to football matches for the next six weeks.

Here's some great performances by Shakira, B.E.P, K'Naan and Alicia Keys at the World Cup Opening Concert to get you in the World Cup mood (if you aren't already that is):

Alicia Keys | Empire State Of Mind (Part 2)

Alicia Keys | No One


Shakira | Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)


Black Eyed Peas | I Gotta Feeling


K'Naan | Waving Flag

NEWS: Cheryl Cole Signs To will.i.am's Label


will.i.am has told the Big Issue that Cheryl Cole has been signed to his US label, alongside Kelis and Fergie.

He revealed that they are currently working on her next album which they hope to release in the States.

He told the Big Issue: "[Cheryl's] dope, I like collaborating with her. We've talked about working on her next album, plus we signed her to the label in America.

"We're figuring out how we go about it in the States. It has to be something really incredible done in a different way."


Hmmm.....we wonder wether business and pleasure will be on the cards for these two?

Watch out America, Cheryl's trying to breakthrough!

Source: Digital Spy

SNEAK PEAK [VIDEOS]: Katy Perry ft Snoop Dogg 'California Gurls' & Kelis '4th Of July'

 Have a peek at what to expect for the brand new videos from both Katy Perry and Kelis for their brand new singles, 'California Gurls' and '4th Of July'.

 Katy Perry ft Snoop Dogg | California Gurls



Kelis | 4th Of July



Which video are you more excited about watching?

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Jay-Z Covers Rolling Stones Magazine


Jigga Man covers the new edition of Rolling Stones Magazine and talks about some very private parts of his life, which inclue-
  • His love for the indie scene
  • His relationship with wife Beyonce Knowles
  • Going to therapy
  • His time as Def Jam Records president
If his recent interview on The Jonathan Ross Show is anything to go by, this could be an interesting read as Mr Carter can be quite a character when he wants to be.

Look out for it in your local newsagents soon...
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