Thursday, 30 September 2010

VIDEO: Wayne Brady, Mike Tyson And Bobby Brown 'Every Little Step' (Comedy Spoof Video)

Funny man, Wayne Brady has made a hilarious remake of Bobby Brown's 80's classic 'Every Little Step'. Enlisting the help of his unlikely partner in crime, Mike Tyson.

The spoof takes funny to extreme heights and with Bobby Brown himself dropping a few hot bars in the rap department, the video will definitely leave you with a slightly twisted 80's nostalgia.

Check out the video below


Mike Tyson in suspenders, attempting to do the 'running man' is just genius!

What do you think of the spoof?

VIDEO: Justin Timberlake & Jimmy Fallon's Hip Hop Medley x Interview



Justin Timberlake was a guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon yesterday, and what an interesting interview it turned out to be!

After the conventional interview, where Justin and Jimmy spoke about Hip-Hop, then pair, along with the in-house band The Roots, then proceeded to perform a Hip-Hop medley together showing the history of Hip Hop. They performed songs old and new such as Sugar Hill Gang's 'Rappers Delight', 'California Love' by Tupac and Dr Dre, Juicy by B.I.G, 'Work It' by Missy Elliot and Soulja Boy's 'Crank That, plus loads more'. They ended the medley with Jay-Z's fitting 'Empire State Of Mind'.


A great performance!


Check out the interview below

SNEAK PEAK: Eminem x Lil Wayne: 'No Love' [VIDEO]



A teaser of what to expect from Eminem's music video for 'No Love' featuring Lil Wayne has been released.

The video seems to be based on victims of school bullies - no doubt the victim will come out as the stronger person in the video will be premiered in full tonight 8PM EST in the States on VEVO.

NEWS: Kanye Says No G.O.O.D Music Fridays This Week!


Kanye announced on Twitter that this week there will be no G.O.O.D Music Fridays due to a track being leaked on blogs. The said track 'Lost In The World' is a track from his upcoming album, and the leak is an un-finished version.

Hopefully G.O.O.D Music Fridays will resume next week!

Thanks Semtex

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

PICTURE THIS: Diddy In A Kilt Performing With Dirty Money In Glasgow


Diddy/Dirty Money were in Glasgow today performing for MTV Crashes Glasgow. Keeping with Scottish tradition, Diddy donned a kilt during his performance - apparently with no underwear underneath - it's the Scottish way!

Watch all the action from the gig on Friday 8th October at 9pm on MTV!


Go under the jump for more images from the show.

NEW MUSIC: Gucci Mane ft Estelle - 'Grown Man'



Gucci Mane teams up with the UK's Estelle on this Wyclef produced track 'Grown Man'.
This track will feature on Gucci's new album 'The Appeal: Georgia’s Most Wanted' which is released SeptemBURR 28th.

What do you think of the track?

CONCERT ALERT: Janelle Monae At O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire






Janelle Monae, one of our favourite music acts will be back in the UK before the year is out - it seems as though the UK just cant get enough of this Archandroid!

Seeing Janelle live is just one of the things you must do - you'll regret it if you don't!

Janelle plays the O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire on December 5th. She'll also play Manchester's the Academy2 on December 6th. Tickets cost £17.50 and go on sale this Friday, October 1st. This will be a sold out event no doubt, just like all of her previous London shows this year!

Janelle will also be performing at Alexandra Palace on December 3rd with Vampire Weekend.

We'll see you there!

Thanks Pinboard

VIDEO: N*E*R*D Perform New Track 'Hypnotize' On David Letterman

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N*E*R*D performed their brand new single 'Hypnotize', which is produced by Daft Punk, last night on the Late Show with David Letterman.

'Hypnotize' is lifted off of the trio's new album 'Nothing' that will be released in November.

ALBUM INFO & ARTWORK - Rihanna - 'Loud'






Rihanna's artwork for her forthcoming album 'Loud' has been revealed. The album will be released in the US on November 16th.

Absolutely loving the red lips from Miss Fenty - as always she bang on trend!

Expect the music video for the first single from the album 'Only Girl In The World' to be released very soon!

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Shakira x Dizzee Rascal - 'Loca'



The full music video for Shakira's new single 'Loca' has premiered.

The fun-filled video was shot in sunny Spain and features Dizzee Rascal.

Not too sure why it looks like Dizzee is holding the camera during his verse and Shakira's dread-like hair does look a bit 'loca' - but a good video nonetheless.

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Kelis - 'Scream'



Check out Kelis's video for her new single 'Scream' which was shot in London.

This track ain't that bad.....

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Jeremih x 50 Cent - 'Down On Me'



Mr 'Birthday Sex' Jeremih has teamed up with 50 Cent for his new single 'Down On Me'.

The music video is in 3D - so get those 3D glasses out to get the real effect of the video.

VIDEO: Drake's Interview With 'The Seven' & Surprise Phone Call From Lil Wayne



 Check out Drake stuttering whilst talking about old flame Rihanna on The Seven. Drake also speaks about his fake marriage to Nicki Minaj, wanting to work with Sade and Justin Bieber and his high school life.

Whilst being interviewed, Lil Wayne gives a surprise call live from jail on his 28th birthday to speak to Drake.

DOWNLOAD: Tinchy Stryder - 'III EP'


Pint-sized artist Tinchy Stryder has released seven free tracks on an EP entitled 'III EP'.

BEHIND THE SCENES: Nicki Minaj x Will.i.am - 'Check It Out' [VIDEO]




MTV talk to Nicki Minaj and Will.i.am on the set of Nicki's music video for her next single 'Check It Out'. The pair talk about what to expect from the track and the music video which will have lots of animation.

Nicki describes the track as an "autotune Japanese culture" so expect a lot of her Harajuku Barbie persona to be present on this track and in this video!

NEW MUSIC: Bruno Mars - 'Marry You'




A new day, a new leak....

'Marry You' is taken from Bruno Mars' debut forthcoming album 'Doo-Wops & Hooligans'.

What do you think of the track?

Thanks Pinboard

Monday, 27 September 2010

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Marvell - 'We Know'



Vertex, Shocka and Double S make up the trio Marvell. The boys have released the video for their next single 'We Know', which has been the #1 video of the MTV Base Chart.

What do you think of Marvell and their music video?

The boys will also be on the MOBOs tour - keep a look out for them!


NEWS: Bruno Mars Goes Straight To #1 In The UK Charts With 'Just The Way You Are'


He may not be in the good books with the law at the moment, but Bruno's got something to celebrate. After scoring a #1 hit with his new single 'Just The Way You Are' in the US charts, Bruno has also smashed the UK charts with the same track hitting the #1 spot this week!

We wonder if Tinie Tempah's newly released single 'Written In The Stars' will be able to knock Bruno off the top spot next week.....

Here's this week's official UK Top Ten singles chart
  1. Bruno Mars - 'Just The Way You Are'
  2. Taio Cruz - 'Dynamite'
  3. Katy Perry - 'Teenage Dream'
  4. The Script - 'For The First Time'
  5. Alexandra Burke ft Laza Morgan - 'Start Without You'
  6. Eminem ft Rihanna - 'Love The Way You Lie'
  7. Emma's Imagination - 'Focus'
  8. Katy B - 'Katy On A Mission'
  9. Shontelle - 'Impossible'
  10. Alex Gaudino - 'I'm In Love'

BEEF: Calvin Harris & Chris Brown's Fans Have It Out On Twitter!

Yesterday Calvin Harris took to Twitter to announce his discovery of Chris Brown's new track 'Yeah 3x' which he claims similar beats to his own song, 'I'm Not Alone'.



Chris Brown stans came out to defend the singer and attacked Harris for his comments on Twitter. Click here to read their replies.


Do you think Chris has sampled Calvin's 'I'm Not Alone'?

Have a listen to the 2 tracks below and tell us your thoughts!


Chris Brown |  'Yeah '3x'
 

Calvin Harris | 'I'm Not Alone'

Sunday, 26 September 2010

VIDEO: David Beckham Snaps At Fan Shouting About His Alleged Infidelity With A Prostitute



A fan of LA Galaxy thought he would taunt David Beckham when he was coming off pitch by shouting out about the claim that he cheated on wife Victoria Beckham with a prostitute.

Beckham, who is currently trying to sue said prostitute, didn't take likely to what the football reveler said and decided to ask him to "say it to [his] face".......

Go David!

VIDEO: Mariah Carey Takes A Tumble On Stage



Mariah took a little tumble on stage in her stilettos whilst performing at a show in Singapore.

Mariah being the diva that she is asked members of her team to come on stage and take of her shoes for her whilst she was performing. Only Mariah could do that!

Her 'baby bump' seems to have disappeared a bit......

Thanks PunchBowl

CONCERT REVIEW: Trey Songz At Beacon Theatre, NYC


Social Writers were in the house for Trey Songz's 'Passion, Pain & Pleasure' concert at the Beacon Theatre in NYC last week.

As soon as you walked into the theatre you could feel the buzz of Trey's fans - the screaming of females (and a few males) of all ages, the 'I Love You Trey' posters and t-shirts - patiently waiting for their 'love' to grace the stage.

Getting his grown and sexy on, Trey graced the stage in a shirt, waistcoat and trousers looking very suave, and he kicked off his show with 'I Invented Sex' preparing the crowd for the sexual show that was about to commence.

Trey sang his heart out singing tracks old and new such as 'Black Roses', 'Love Faces' from his brand new album, 'Can't help But Wait' and 'Bottoms Up' sans Nicki Minaj. Ludacris surprisingly joined "Mr Steal Your Girl" on stage for 'Sex Room' which was an extra treat for the the women melting from all the heat and sexual prowess from Trey.

Trey practically turned Beacon Theatre into his own 'Sex Room' when he decided to show the audience exactly what he would do to a woman in bed......I'll let the video below do the talking....actions speak louder than words.



To end the X-rated show, Fabolous joined Trey on stage for 'Say Ahh' which had the crowd on their feet! A perfect song choice to end the show.

Apart from the break when Trey ran off stage to change his clothes, which could have been a much better produced segment of the show both visually and audibly, the show was pretty good and the atmosphere was fantastic!

Trey definitely showed that he has grown tremendously as a performer and as a man....if only he would perform like that for all of his performances on TV.........


Reviewed by Kaydine Biscette

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Tinchy Stryder x Taio Cruz - 'Second Chance'



Taio Cruz and Tinchy Stryder have teamed up again for Tinchy's new single 'Second Chance' and here's the video.

The single will feature on Tinchy's soon-to-be-released album 'Third Strike'.

Do you think these two label mates should team up again in the future?

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Nelly - 'Just A Dream'



Nelly is back with a brand new music video for his new single 'Just A Dream'. He's been quiet for a while now so I guess we'll see if this track will be a chart comeback for the St. Louis rapper.

Do you like it?

Friday, 24 September 2010

SNEAK PEAK: Shakira ft Dizzee Rascal - 'Loco' [VIDEO]



Here's a snippet for Shakira's new single, 'Loco' featuring London's very own Dizzee Rascal, who doesn't feature in this snippet but is said to feature in the full video.

I still find this collaboration odd

VIDEO: Janelle Monåe Performs 'Cold War' On Last Call With Carson Daily



Janelle Monåe performed her latest single 'Cold War' live at Viper Room for Carson Daly's 'Last Call'.

Janelle Monåe........her performance speaks for itself!

PICTURE THIS: Rev Run's 'Run NYC' Party At Aqua Kyoto, London


Run DMC's Rev Run threw a LFW party on Wednesday to celebrate the launch of his new clothing line, 'Run NYC' which is being exclusively sold at Footlocker in the UK.



DJ Tim Westwood was the DJ for the night, spinning the hottest club tracks, he even had Paloma Faith dutty whinning! Guest DJ for the night was silver-headed Mark Ronson, who arrived with an entourage of people. With drinks on tap and food flowing it was a great night!


Other celeb guests in attendance were Kanye West's ex girlfriend Amber Rose who's been enjoying LFW to the fullest, Keisha Buchanan, Jamelia, Bashy, Shingai from The Noisettes, Sinnita, Talay Riley and of course the main man himself, Rev Run!

Go under the jump for more photos

VIDEO: MTV Extended News Play: Drake



Drake speaks to MTV's Sway in depth about his current US tour, why the video for 'Fancy' hasn't been released yet and Lil' Wayne and 'The Carter IV', plus loads more.

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Souljah Boy x 50 Cent - 'Mean Mug'

 


Yesterday 50 Cent announced on Twitter that he had recorded a track with his Violator Management mate, Souljah Boy. Subsequently the music was placed on the net hours later.

Now the video for 'Mean Mug' has dropped....

Now we're going to have some foolish people wrapping t-shirts around their faces like balaclavas - thanks 50!

Thursday, 23 September 2010

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Cherri V - 'The Show'



Check out the brand new video from the red-head Cherri V fr her new single 'The Show'.
The club-tastic and radio-friendly track is produced by T2.

Do you like it?

VIDEO: MTV News Extended Play: Ne-Yo



Ne-Y takes a seat with MTV's Tim Kash and talks about his forthcoming new album 'Libra Scale', wanting to work with Lady Gaga, working with Beyoncé on new material for her new album and Michael Jackson.

SINGLE COVER: JLS - 'Love You More'


The JLS HQ have just released the artwork for the group's next single 'Love You More', which is released on November 15th.

NEWS: New Music By Beyoncé May Be Revealed In 3 Weeks!


You all know that the Queen Bey couldn't stay away from the music game for too long! Over the past weeks we've heard that Beyoncé has been in the studio recording new music for a brand new album.

Now it seems that we're just weeks away from hearing some of Bey's new material!

Producer Los Da Mystro posted on his Twitter page:


"Listening to New B record Dream wrote...F**KINg INSANE! WOw!! She About to Kill the game again! Had to Listen again!! Yall C in 3 weeks!" he tweeted. "Thats what they sayn now.. But it is the music Business. could b sooner r lata.."

So much for the break Bey, but we're definitely anticipating your return!

NEW MUSIC: Bruno Mars - 'Grenade'



Check out the brand new track from Bruno Mars which has just leaked called 'Grenade'. This track will feature on Bruno's forthcoming debut album 'Doo-Wops & Hooligans', which is released October 5th.

We've said it before, and we'll say it again, this guy is going to be huge - if he can stay out of trouble with the law that is!

NEW MUSIC: Rihanna - 'A Child Is Born' [SNIPPET]



It seems Rihanna is definitely in the Christmas spirit this year! The Bajan beauty has recorded the somewhat watered-down reggae Christmas song 'A Child Is Born' for the compilation album 'NOW Christmas Vol 4'. The compilation also features efforts from Lady Gaga and Kelly Rowland, and also features Mariah Carey's classic 'All I Want For Christmas'.

The compilation is to be released in the US, but can be bought from Amazon.

FILM TRAILER: 'Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part I'



The highly anticipated trailer for part one of 'Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows' has been released.

'Deathly Hallows: Part I' will hit U.S. and U.K. cinemas on November 19th, followed by 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II' which is due July 15th, 2011.

Both films will be in 3-D!

NEW MUSIC: Nicki Minaj - 'Right Through Me'



A Nicki Minaj leaks hit the net yesterday in the form of the track 'Right Through Me', which see the rapper tackling a bit of singing in the chorus. Well Nicki did say that her forthcoming debut album 'Pink Friday' would include a lot of singing from her.

This seems to be the only track so far where Nicki's voice is not so animated by her several alter-egos.

What do you think of the track?

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

WATCH: Estelle's BET 'Rising Icons'














In BET's next installment of 'Rising Icons' Estelle shares with us her upbringing in West London, signing her first record deal, meeting John Legend, her foundation 'All Of Me' and her forthcoming album , also entitled 'All Of Me'.

           

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Rockcorp Allstars - 'Give A Little Love'



Bashy, Roll Deep's Manga, Breeze and Brazen, Bluey Robinson, Cleo Sol, Wretch 32, Aggro Santos and Davinche have teamed up to create the Rockcorp Allstars, and their first track is 'Give A Little Love'.

For those of you that are out of the loop, Rockcorps is part of the mobile network Orange. Rockcorps put on some of the biggest music events in the UK each year. To get a ticket you have to do some 'community service' to make a community better and this will earn you entry into the music event.

SINGLE COVER: KanYe West - 'Runaway'


KanYe West revealed the artwork for his new single 'Runaway' yesterday via Twitter.

As you know, KanYe is all about art these days, hence the artistic artwork. The image is actually taken from a scene in the short movie that Kanye has made for the track.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

NEW MUSIC: Gucci Mane x Nicki Minaj x Pharrell Williams - 'Haterade'



Gucci Mane has teamed up with Pharrell and Nicki Minaj for the track 'Haterade' which will feature on his forthcoming album 'The Appeal: Georgia's Most Wanted'.

Are you hating on this track, or do you like it?

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: M.I.A - 'Story To Be Told'



M.I.A seems to be liking viral promotion. The singer has released her new music video for 'Story To be Told' which features lyrics to the song using CAPTCHA letters. There is no story being told as such in the music video.

She has also bought the domain yesthelittlepeoplewillneverwinbuttheycanfuckshitup.com, to help promote the single.

NEW MUSIC: Roll Deep ft Alesha Dixon - 'Take Control'



In an unlikely collaboration, the Roll Deep guys have teamed up with Alesha Dixon for their next single 'Take Control', which will be released on October 31st.

Do the boys have another Top 10 hit on their hands with this?

SNEAK PEAK: Willow Smith - 'Whip My Hair' [VIDEO]



Here's a teaser of what to expect from 9 year-old Willow Smith first ever music video, for her debut single, 'Whip My Hair'.

We're loving this little girl!

SPOTTED: Michelle Williams x Amber Rose x Jimmy Choo

Michelle William's, who's currently in London as a contestant on the show 'Strictly Come Dancing', has become BFF with Kanye West's ex-girlfriend Amber Rose. The pair have been sitting front row a loads of shows during LFW.

Legendary shoe designer Jimmy Choo invited Michelle to his Malaysian restaurant in Mayfair this week and pal Amber tagged along too!


Monday, 20 September 2010

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Kelly Rowland ' Forever And A Day'


Miss Kelly has been quite the busy lady lately, what with her non stop album promotion-which is now scheduled for release next year and the new video for her second UK single 'Forever And A Day'. Rowland looks stunning in her latest video( no surprises there) and her sublime vocal ability just won't quit. Check out the video below and let us know your thoughts.



RVB

NEWS: Bridget Kelly Covers Honey Magazine


Roc Nation's latest signee,  Bridget Kelly, covered the September 2010 issue of Honey Magazine. The singer/songwriter is best known for her stand in performance of 'Empire State Of Mind' at Jay Z's 2009 9/11 benefit concert at Madison Square Garden in replacement of Alicia Keys and in the interview she speaks on the comparison to Keys and her big break into the music industry. We can't wait to hear what Bridget has to offer the world of R and B as we eagerly await her official first single. 

Check out her interview with Honeymag.com

RVB

NEWS: Mariah Carey Reveals Christmas Album Cover Deux


Here's a sneak peak at Mariah Carey's new Christmas album cover, entitled 'Merry Christmas II'.

The album will include a revamped version of her classic 'All I Want For Christmas Is You',  plus Mariah tinged remakes of traditional Christmas songs such as 'Little Drummer Boy, 'The First Noel', 'O Little Bethlehem' and the new single 'Oh Santa'. And you thought Christmas was just  for the kids....

What do you think of Mariah's new album cover?
RVB

NEWS: Bruno Mars Arrested On Suspicion Of Drugs Possession

Up and coming singer/song writer, Bruno Mars, was arrested on suspicion of narcotics possession on Sunday in Las Vegas. The 'Billionaire' singer was taken into police custody by the Las Vegas police department where he was questioned on the unidentified narcotics found in the bathroom of a Hard Rock venue where he was performing. Mars recently shot to fame with  chart topping hits like B.O.B's 'Nothing On You',  Travie Mc Coy's 'Billionaire' and his latest single, 'Just The Way You Are'. It still hasn't been confirmed as to what drugs were found, however, one things for sure, this doesn't look too good for Bruno.

RVB

Friday, 17 September 2010

GIG REVIEW: Janelle Monae Performs At Gap In Oxford Street

Janelle Monae joined the Fashion Rock festivities last week Wednesday by performing an impeccable set at the Gap in Oxford Street. Let me just start by saying, Janelle is in a league of her own. What's more; the fact that her free performance was just as exquisite as her ticket only event at KOKO later that evening, just goes to show how truly talented Monae really is.

With free food and drinks on tap and an audience ready to shake a leg after strolling in from work, the scene not to mention the excitement was set in place ready for Janelle to put on a show worth talking about. Along with her three piece band, including a guitarist with a startling resemblance to Andrea 3000, it wasn't long until Monae had everyone dancing and hypnotised by her enduring energy.

Not one to waste time, the pint size singer delved straight into her debut album’ The ArchAndroid’ with a ferocious spectacle of ‘Faster’, a fast tempo track with a pulsating kick that was an instant winner amongst the crowd.

The show continued with several more tracks from her latest release, including the funk/ electro pop tinged ‘Lost Inside’ and ‘Dance or Die’, that along with the flashing lights and the heightened euphoria; made us feel we were all apart of some kind of out of space disco party. In a slight change in pace, the popular leading single ‘Tight rope’ was welcomed with a rapturous seal of approval by a sea of excitable androids and ‘Cold War’, which would soon follow, was undoubtedly the climax of the early evening interval.

Janelle never fails to deliver a memorable performance and last week was no exception, we can't wait until she returns to London to perform at Alexandra Palace on the 3rd December.

RVB

NEWS: Lady Gaga, Jay-Z and Michael Jackson Make The 2011 Guiness Book Of Records



The Guiness Book of World Records is the official book of world records published annually around the globe. The book acknowledges those big record breakers of the year and it seems as though some of the world's favourite celebrities have got a look in this year.

Lindsey Lohan, Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga are just some of the record holders in this years 'celeb-packed' edition. Gaga broke the record for the 'Most Searched-For Female' on Google and for having the 'Most Weeks on UK Chart In Any Year'.

Jay-Z and wife Beyonce also made it into the book, gaining the title of the 'Years Biggest Power Couple' after they earned an astonishing $122 million throughout June of 2009.

There is also a dedication in the book to Michael Jackson following his untimely death which made him the 'Most Searched-For Male' on the internet. This won't be MJ's first entry in the book; the star holds 8 records earned over his lifetime.

Other celebrities included in the book are the Kardashians, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, and Tiger Woods who, despite his ordeal with the tabloids, still managed to earn the record of 'Most Powerful Sports Star'.

The 2011 Guiness Book of World Records will be available as of September 15th.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

PICTURE THIS: T.I. And Trey Songz At Trey's Album Release Party, Atlanta






Last night saw a whole host of celebrities come out to Trey Songz album release party for his latest studio effort, 'Passion, Pain & Pleasure'. The event, which was hosted by Target, took place at Ventanas in Atlanta and saw stars such as Bobby V, Jazze Pha and even T.I. coming out to show support.

'Passion, Pain & Pleasure' was released in the US yesterday and should be hitting UK stores in the next few weeks.

Check out the Social Writers review of the album below.

VIDEO: Jay-Z And Eminem Bring Out Special Guests To Conclude Joint Dates At The Yankees Stadium, New York

Last night was the final night in a short run of joint shows performed by Jay-Z and Eminem. The pair performed their final date at the Yankees Stadium in Jay-Z's home town of New York.

In any run of shows, the final night is always the biggest and this was to be no exception as both had special guests join them on stage. 50 Cent, Drake, KanYe, Swizz and Nicki Minaj are just a few of the friends that Em and Jigga called on for the show. Mrs Carter aka Beyonce also made an appearance on stage with her beau.










Continue reading for some photos from the show.


ALBUM REVIEW: Trey Songz- 'Passion, Pain And Pleasure'


Tremaine Aldon Neverson aka Trey Songz has returned to give us some 'Passion, Pain & Pleasure'.


After initially skimming through the award winning singers 4th album, I'd have to say this is his most consistent thus far, and by that I mean in the sense that you don't have to skip any of the 17 tracks.

The first single released off of PPP was the Nicki Minaj assisted 'Bottoms Up', the lyric simple, bass heavy track had heads nodding, but it wasn't until the seductive 'Can't Be friends' surfaced we heard the track everyone was craving for.

It's been said that Songz is the saviour of RnB and after listening to the album in it's entirety I'm inclined to strongly agree. 'Massage', 'Alone', 'Doorbell', 'The Usual' ft. Drake' and 'Unfortunate' work to further cement his new title and allow Songz to cock the crown which is now firmly placed on his head.

Stand out tracks on the album are 'Red Lipstick', 'Please Return My Call' and 'Made To Be Together'.

In the space of a year Songz has released two excellent albums which, is no easy feat. This album gets 5/5 from me.


Go get it!


Looks like R Kelly has some work to do to snatch the crown back...

NEW MUSIC: Kelly Rowland 'Rose tinted Glasses'

Check out Kelly's new video for her new single 'Rose Tinted Glasses'. Kelly looks absolutely beautiful in the video and as usual her vocals are beyond.



Are you feeling Kelly's new single?

Monday, 13 September 2010

SNEAK PEAK: KanYe West - 'Runaway' [VIDEO]



Here's a preview of the video to KanYe West's new track 'Runaway', which he previewed at the MTV Music Awards last night.

NEWS: 2010 MTV MUSIC AWARDS

The 2010 MTV Awards were in fall swing last night and as ever the show was filled with hot performaces. Hosted at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, the most anticipated award ceremony on the music calender welcomed performances from Will.I Am., Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, Eminem, Rihanna, Usher, Ciara, N.E.R.D, Mary J Blidge, Drake and B.O.B.

Check out some of the performance below.

Kanye West ft Pusha T-'Runaway'


 
B.O.B ft Bruno Mars and Hayley Williams- 'Nothing On You'/'Airplanes'


 
Drake, Mary J Blidge and Swizz Beatz- 'Fancy'


 
N.E.R.D ft Ciara- 'Hot And Fun'


 
Usher- 'DJ Got Us Falling In Love'/'OMG'


 
Eminem ft Rihanna- 'Im Not Affraid'/'Love The Way You Lie'


 
Nicki Minaj ft Will.i am.- 'Your Love'/ 'Check it Out'


Who's performance stood out for you?

NEW MUSIC: Delvin - 'Run Away' Ft Yasmin (Official Video)

Introducing Dagenham's 21 year old MC, Delvin and his new single 'Run Away'. Crowned as "one of the best talents to come out of the UK" by BBC 1 Xtra's Tim West Wood, Delvin's lyrical ability has made him 2010 most fancied. An ardent resident in the Grime scene, Delvn's new single is taken from his debut album 'Bud, Sweat and Bears' and he set to make a big impression in the world of music.

Check out Devin's new video.



Are you feeling this track?

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Rian Peters - 'Stereotypes'



Check out the brand new video from South London born Rian Peters, the singer/songwriters, percussionist and dancer, for his single 'Stereotypes'.

Rian has had huge interest from JLS, and they are currently talking to Rian about a support slot on their UK tour at the end of the year.

'Stereotypes' is released on October 25th.

Saturday, 11 September 2010

NEW MUSIC: Melody Thornton - 'Love Gun'





Ex-Pussy Cat Doll Melody Thornton is giving it another shot as a solo artist with this Western-themed tracl 'Love Gun' produced and written by Cee-Lo Green.

What do you think of the track? Is it a hit?

Thanks Rap-Up

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Enrique Iglesias ft Nicole Scherzinger - 'Heartbeat'



The new music video for Enrique Iglesias' new single 'Heartbeat' featuring leading lady of PCD, Nicole Scherzinger, hit the net this week.

We're loving the mirrors and lighting in this video.

Will Nicole ever get her solo career going again?

Friday, 10 September 2010

NEW MUSIC: Nadine Coyle - 'Insatiable' [FULL TRACK]



Ex-Girl's Aloud member Nadine Coyle's debut solo single 'Insatiable' was given it's world premiere today.

I think Nadine could've debuted a better track than this for her first solo single.

Nevertheless, what do you think of the track?

VIDEO: Fantasia Breaks Down Crying During Her Wendy Williams Show Interview



Fanstasia was a guest on Mrs Wendy "How You Doing?" William's show today and when asked about her recent suicide attempt, she broke down crying.

Check out a snippet of the interview

Thanks Necole Bitchie

VIDEO: Jay-Z Named #47 On VH1's Greatest Artists Of All Time



Jay-Z has been named #47 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists Of All Time

"The American Dream" and "The Zion of Hip Hop" are just two phrases used to describe Jay-Z in this video.

You've got to admit, Jay-Z is one of the G.O.A.Ts

SNEAK PEAK: Christiano Ronaldo & Megan Fox's Armani Ad Campaigns [VIDEO]





Footballer Christiano Ronaldo and 'Transformers' star Megan Fox have replaced David and Victoria Beckham as the new faces of Armani.

Two videos have been released to show you a glimpse of what to expect for their new Armani commercials.

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: JoJo - 'In The Dark'



You remember JoJo right? She sang that song 'Baby It's You' with Bow Wow.
Well JoJo is back with her new track 'In The Dark' where she has shed her little good girl image, and emerged as a woman.

What do you think of the track and video?

Thursday, 9 September 2010

VIDEO: JLS Launch The JLS Foundation & 'Just Love Safe' Condoms



Today JLS launched their new charity, JLS Foundation, alongside it's first initiative with Durex, 'Just Love Safe' condoms, where the packaging has the faces of JB, Aston, Marvin and Oritse.

Would you buy these condoms?

VIDEO: Ryan Seacrest Inteviews Willow Smith & Jay-Z On Willow's New Fame



9 year-old Willow Smith is causing a massive buzz right now. Ryan Seacrest got an exclusive interview with Willow and Jay-Z where they spoke about Willow signing to ROC Nation and her future. Jay even likened her to the late Michael Jackson when he first started out in the music industry as a kid.

With successful celebrity parents, a talented brother and one of the biggest music stars in the world backing her, Willow sure will be a star!

VIDEO: Victoria & David Beckham's Promo For New Fragrances 'Intimately Yours'



This steamy 22-second clip for David and Victoria Beckham's new 'Intimately Yours' fragrance will have female fans of Beckham wishing it was them in this promo and not Victoria!

Thanks Mr Paparazzi

NEWS: Jay-Z Signs Willow Smith To ROC Nation


Willow Smith has definitely caught the attention of music mogul Jay-Z as according to Ryan Seacrest, the 9 year-old is now signed to ROC Nation.


It helps that her mother and father are good friends with Jay-Z, but the kid is actually talented, just like the rest of her family. We have a mini Rihanna in the making!

We wonder whether Willow will get to collaborate with her idol Rihanna?

If you haven't heard Willow's new track 'Whip My Hair', listen now - it's hot!


Source: Hip Hop Chronicle

NEWS: Jay-Z Leads BET's Hip Hop Awards Nominations With 10 Nods, Breaking History



Jay-Z has broken BET's Hip Hop Awards history by being nominated a staggering ten times in eight categories!

Young Money's Drake follows behind the Jigga Man with eight nominations alongside Nicki Minaj who's up for seven nominations.

This year's BET Hip Hop Awards will take place on October 2nd at Atlanta's Boisfeuillet Jones Civic Centre and will be hosted by comedian/actor Mike Epps.

Here's the list of nominees for BETs Hip Hop Awards 2010

Best Live Performer
Busta Rhymes
Drake
Jay-Z
Kanye West
Lil Wayne

Lyricist of the Year
Jay-Z
Drake
Eminem 
Lil Wayne
Nicki Minaj

Best Hip Hop Video
B.o.B ft Bruno Mars - 'Nothing On You'
Drake - 'Find Your Love'
Jay-z ft Alicia Keys - 'Empire State Of Mind'
Jay-Z ft Rihanna & Kanye West - 'Run This Town'
Jay-Z ft Swizz Beats - 'On To The Next One'

Hustler Of The Year
T.I.
Diddy
Drake
Nicki Minaj
Jay-Z

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Twista ft Chris Brown - 'Make A Movie'



Twista has crawled out from under the woodworks to team up with Chris Brown on the track 'Make A Movie'.....yes that kinda movie!

Even though the lyrics are quite racy, the video isn't, but we like the track!

'Make A Movie' will be featured on Twista's new LP 'The Perfect Storm'.

SINGLE COVER: Rihanna - 'Only Girl In The World'


Here's the official artwork for Rihanna's brand new single 'Only Girl (In The World)'. The red-headed singer poses partially naked for the cover.

You like?

NEWS: MOBOs Nominees Announced


Last night Social Writers were in attendance for the MOBO Award's nominations launch which were held at the plush Mayfair Hotel in London.

Faces from the music world such as Ironik, N-Dubz, DJ Masterstepz, Tinie Tempah and Tim Westwood were in attendance to hear who has been nominated for this year's awards.

Reggie Yates was host for the night again, and will be at the show itself, and comedian Kojo performed.

Tinie Tempah leads this year's nominations for the 15th MOBO Awards with four nominations for 'Best Newcomer', 'Best UK Act', 'Best Video' and 'Best Song' for his #1 hit, 'Pass Out'.

The MOBO Awards 2010 will take place October 20th in Liverpool.

Here's the full list of the nominees

Best Newcomer
Tinie Tempah
Professor Green
Scorcher
Labrinth
Devlin

Best UK Act in (association with Lebara Mobile)
Tinie Tempah
Jay Sean
Tinchy Stryder
Taio Cruz
Chipmunk
N-Dubz
Giggs
JLS
Roll Deep
M.I.A
Dizzee Rascal
Alexandra Burke
Sade
Plan B
Leona Lewis

Best Song (in association with PRSforMusic)
Taio Cruz ft Ke$ha - 'Dirty Picture'
Tinie Tempah - 'Pass Out'
N-Dubz ft Mr Hudson - 'Playing With Fire'
Mark Ronson & The Business INTL ft Q-Tip & MNDR - 'Bang, Bang, Bang'
Professor Green ft Ed Drewett - 'I Need You Tonight'

Best UK R&B/Soul
Sade
Natalie Williams
Corinne Bailey Rae
McLean 
Plan B

Best UK Hip Hop/Grime
Giggs
Professor Green
Skepta
Akala
Wiley

Best International Act
Drake
Alicia Keys
Jay-Z
Rihanna
Janelle Monae
Black Eyed Peas
Nicki Minaj
Ne-Yo
Usher
Beyoncé
Jason Derulo
Lil' Wayne
Travie McCoy
Trey Songz

NEW MUSIC: Tinchy Stryder ft Taio Cruz - 'Second Chance' [RADIO RIP]



Here's Tinchy's Stryder's brand new single 'Second Chance' featuring his Island Records label mate, Taio Cruz.

What do you think of the pair's second collaboration together?

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

REVIEW: Eddie Kadi At The O2 Arena, London


On Saturday 4th September thousands of people made there way to The O2 Arena to be a part of a truly historical event. That event was An Evening with Eddie Kadi.

There were many a raised eyebrow when people first heard that the animated Congolese born comedian was going from the Indigo to the O2 Arena, but all those reservations and doubts were laid to rest a little after 9pm when Eddie rose from a Adidas covered bed to a roar of applause from his fans and supporters.

The two plus hours show which, was superbly warmed up by brilliant performances from Meleka of funky house dancefloor filler 'Go' fame who, not only sounded, but looked amazing. UK hip hop artist Smiler and the vibrant and recently signed Clement Marfo And The Frontline.

The main show consisted of tales of Kadi's childhood both here and in Africa, the various worldwide cultural differences he has come across and as ever his love of his British passport.

Much like other shows, Kadi lined up a plethora of guests from the music and television world. Nigerian rapper Vocal Splender, Diane Parish (Denise from EastEnders), Tinie Tempah and N Dubz (minus Dappy) all stopped by to show their support and admiration for the history making comedian. Aside from a few technical difficulties the show flowed very well and catered for all those in attendance whether they were Black, White or Asian.

The months of promo and hard work definitely paid off for Mr Kadi.


The only question now is, what will he do next???

VIDEO: Diddy And Jennifer Lopez Star In Macy's Advert



Ex-lovers Diddy and JLo are both featured in a new commercial for Macy's autumnal 'Find Your Magic' campaign. The campaign also features Tommy Hilfiger, Jessica Simpson, Rachel Roy, Donald Trump and Martha Stewart, and they all promote their products within the commercial.

LOL at Diddy's part!

Thanks Rap-Up

VIDEO: ESPN's 'One Night In Vegas' - The Infamous Night Of Tupac's Death



It's been 14 years since rapper Tupac was shot dead after watching his friend Mike Tyson beat Bruce Seldon in a boxing match in Las Vegas.

Last night in the States, ESPN 30 for 30 premiered 'One Night In Vegas' which is a part documentary/part graphic novel, created by Reggie Bythewood. With the help of Mike Tyson Bythewood recaps the story of the infamous night in Vegas and the friendship between the two. Dr Maya Angelou also contributes to the documentary sharing her memories of Tupac and how they first met. Even Suge Knight pops up in to too!

Check out some snippets from the documentary.


R.I.P Tupac



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