Tuesday, 30 November 2010

VIDEO: Digital Life Scarifice Campaign Starring Alicia Keys, Kim Kardashian & More



Tomorrow December 1st is World AIDS Day and the day Hollywood Dies Digitally!

Stars such as Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys and her husband Swizz Beatz, Ryan Seacrest, Usher, Kim and Khloe Kardashian and more will stop using Twitter and Facebook until $1m has been raised for Alicia Key's charity, Keep A Child Alive.

Donations are accepted through text messages and bar-code technology which is featured in the charity's Buy Life campaign. For more details head on to KeepAChildAlive.org.

VIDEO: T.I. On BETs 'Food For Thought'



Yesterday we showed you a snippet of BETs Food For Thought where T.I. talks about his last spell in prison for firearms charges.

Here's the full show where the recently incarcerated rapper talks about family life, his past troubles and much more with Angie Martinez and others.

PICTURE THIS: Rick Ross And Wiz Khalifa Cover The Latest Issue Of The Source


Rick Ross a.k.a Ricky Rozay and "Rookie Of The Year", Wiz Khalifa grace the latest cover of The Source Magazine. The issue goes on sale next month.

What do you think of the front cover?

RVB

CONCERT ALERT: Marsha Ambrosius Live At Dingwalls London, December 27th.


The songstress Marsha Ambrosius is gracing London with her presence and beautiful voice on December 27th at Dingwalls, London. It's about time!

Get your tickets here

Thanks PinBoard

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Diddy Dirty Money - 'Coming Home'



Here's the official music video from Diddy Dirty Money 'Coming Home' taken off of the trio's upcoming album 'Last Train To Paris'.

ALBUM INFO: Diddy-Dirty Money's 'Last Train To Paris' Given A UK Release Date


Diddy-Dirty Money's upcoming album 'Last Train To Paris' has been given a UK release date of January 24th 2011, after the US release date of December 14th.

The album’s latest single  ‘Coming Home’, will be released on 17th January, followed by the hotly anticipated Usher collaboration track ‘Looking For Love’. In addition, ‘Loving You No More’ featuring Drake has hit the U.S Top 25 at urban radio.

Will you be buying 'Last Train To Paris'?

NEWS: Cheryl Cole Asked To Be A Judge On American Idol!


The 'nations sweetheart' has been offered the position of a judge on American Idol by Simon Cowell! This will help Cheryl crack America like she's been wanting to do - with Will.i.am and Simon on Cheryl's team the only way is up for the Geordie lass.

She's yet to sign on the dotted lined of her £3m contract.....Let's just hope the American's can understand her accent!

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Robyn - 'Dancehall Queen'



Robyn is back with a new music video for her new track 'Dancehall Queen'.

Monday, 29 November 2010

VIDEO: T.I. Talks About Prison Life For BET's 'Food For Thought'



T.I. talks about prison life with BET's Food For Thought, which airs tonight in the States.

To be candid with you, I learned, man, prison ain’t for gangsters, prison is for losers,”

T.I. sure did a lot of TV interviews once he came out of prison.....it's shame to hear him talk about prison but yet hes back there again!

NEWS: Jay-Z's 'Decoded' Hits New York Times Best Sellers List


He's used to topping the music charts, now Jay-Z's managed to get himself onto another chart, the New York Times best sellers list with his new book 'Decoded'.

'Decoded' is the third best seller for New York Times' Hardcover Non-fictions.

Have you got your copy of 'Decoded' yet?

NEW MUSIC: T.I. ft Christina Aguilera - 'Castle Walls'



'Castle Walls' is next single from rapper T.I. featuring Christina Aguilera.

Wat are your thoughts on the track?

SNEAK PEAK: T.I.'s VH1 Storytellers [VIDEO]



Before T.I. took a trip back to prison he recorded VH1's Storytellers where he got to perform a few of his hits as well as recall moments in his career.

The full show will air in the US December 10th.

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Shy FX x Kano x Roses Gabor x Donae'o - 'Raver'



Shy FX's new single 'Raver' featuring Kano, Donae'o & Roses Gabor is the first single from Shy's forthcoming album 'Larger Than Life' due out in 2011.

'Raver' will be released as a FREE download on Mon 6th Dec alongside remixes from Breakage, MJ Cole, Skream, B.Traits, Attacca Pesante, Benny Page and Shy FX himself.

VIDEO: Nicki Minaj Performs 'Right Thru Me' On Regis & Kelly



Nicki Minaj made her way to Las Vegas to perform her new single 'Right Thru Me' on LIVE! with Regis & Kelly.

NEWS: Soul Train Awards 2010 Winners


Even though the event took place November 10th, last night the Soul Train Awards 2010 was finally aired on BET with Usher and Alicia Keys both taking home two awards each.

Both Usher and Trey Songz won Best Male R&B/Soul Artist - can you imagine?!


Legend Awards: Anita Baker and Ron Isley
Best New Artist: Melanie Fiona
Best Female R&B/Soul Artist: Alicia Keys
Best Male R&B/Soul Artist: Trey Songz and Usher (tie)
Song of the year: 'Nothin' On You' - B.o.B ft. Bruno Mars
Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year: Love the Way You Lie' - Eminem ft. Rihanna
Album of the Year: Raymond vs. Raymond' - Usher
Record of the Year: 'Un-thinkable (I'm Ready)' - Alicia Keys, Aubrey Graham (Drake), Kerry Brothers Jr., and Noah "40" Shebib
Best Reggae Artist: Gyptian
Centric Award: Janelle Monae
Best Gospel Performance: Marvin Sapp
Best Dance Performance: Ciara - 'Ride'

VIDEO: Soul Train Awards 2010 Performances


The Soul Train Awards 2010 were aired last night on BET in the US with performances from Bruno Mars, Ne-Yo, Cee-Lo, Erykah Badu, a tribute to Anita Baker and more.

Go under the cut for the performances

NEWS: Alicia Keys, Kim Kardashian, Lady Gaga & More To Quit Twitter & Facebook For Charity


Alicia Keys has urged her fellow celeb pals to quit social media sites Facebook and Twitter (for a period of time) to help raise money for Alicia's charity Keep A Child Alive for their Digital Life Sacrifice campaign.

So far Kim Kardashian, Usher, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia's husband Swizz Beatz, Khloe Kardashian, Ryan Seacrest, Serena Williams and Janelle Monåe have signed up for the campaign. These celebs will quit the social media sites from Deceber 1st, World AIDS Day, and they wont return until they raise $1m for the charity.

Donations are accepted through text messages and bar-code technology which is featured in the charity's Buy Life campaign. For more details head on to KeepAChildAlive.org.

Check out Kim Kardashian's promo ad for the Digital Life Sacrifice campaign 


VIDEO: Jessie J's Interview With PunchBowl Blog



The lady of the moment in the UK, Jessie J, recently sat down with PunchBowl Blog to talk about all things Jessie J.

The singer/songwriter discusses how she got started in the music industry, singing with Cyndi Lauper hr debut album and Chris Brown.

ALBUM REVIEW: Black Eyed Peas- 'The Beginning'



The BEPs return with The Beginning which follows their last album, E.N.D.

The one word I'll use to describe the new album is FUNK. As much as you may not like to admit it,  BEPs make feel good, party music.

Their lead single 'The Time (Dirty Bit)' which samples Dirty Dancings' 'Time Of my Life' by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes, sounds very corny on paper, but works perfectly on the techno remixed beat.

Will.I.am and Fergie handle a majority of the vocal work as usual, and with the samples of Slick Rick's 'Children's Story', Barrinton Levy's 'Here I Come' and Luther Vandross' 'Shine' thrown in it just adds to the good vibes.

Stand out songs- The Time (Dirty Bit), Light Up The Night, XOXOXO (Hugs And Kisses), Don't Stop The Party, and Fashion Beats (make sure you listen to Fergie's sexy French verse).

It's only towards the end of the album where the tempo gets a bit slower that you may begin to slightly lose interest, but by then the Peas have done enough to prove why there will always be room for them in the industry.

I give The Beginning 3.5 out of 5.


Definitely worth a listen...

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Mr Hudson ft Kanye West - 'Anyone But Him'



Mr Hudson teams up with Mr West once again for the video for his new single 'Anyone But Him'.

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Maria Carey ft Patricia Carey - 'O Come All Ye Faithful / Hallelujah Chorus'



Mariah Carey shows where she got her voice from by featuring her Opera singing mother Patricia on her latest single 'O Come All Ye Faithful / Hallelujah Chorus', taken from her festive album 'Merry Christmas II You'.

WATCH: Nicki Minaj 'My Time Now' Documentary


Yesterday Nicki Minaj's documentary My Time Now premiered on MTV. The documentary shows you the build up to the rapper's debut album 'Pink Friday'.





Sunday, 28 November 2010

VIDEO: Justin Bieber Performs On X Factor

 

Justin Bieber is currently in the UK doing some promo and he performed a mash up of  'Somebody To Love' and 'Baby' on X Factor.

VIDEO: Nicole Scherzinger Performs 'Poison' On X Factor

 

X Factor guest judge Nicole Scherzinger gave a world exclusive performance of her new single 'Poison' on tonight's X Factor.

Boyfriend Lewis Hamilton was in the crowd cheering his partner on.

DOWNLOAD: Trey Songz - '#Lemmeholdatbeat' [MIXTAPE]


                       
Trey Songz aka Trigga has released his new mixtape '#Lemmeholdatbeat' today on his birthday. Use the widget to download the mixtape


1. Gone Too Long -produced by @miles777 & @romayo09
2. Runaway – Triggamix
3. Fuck Wit You No More – Triggamix feat @misskeribaby
4. Aston Martin – Triggamix
5. Just Not Fair – produced by @markthemogul
6. Don’t Forget Ya Ring – Produced by @_Phenom_
7. Right Above It – Triggamix feat. @myfabolouslife
8. SK Shit – Produced by @skmusic
9. Whatever You Want – feat @sashagomez produced by @markthemogul
10. For Y’all – produced by @troytaylorttu @romayo09 & @darealrichez (skit by @kevinhart4real)
11. Hate Me Now – Triggamix
12. May I – produced by @_Phenom_
13. Monster – Triggamix
14. Maybe – Triggamix
15. Another One – Triggamix
16. Ten 4 – produced by @_Phenom_

NEWS: Rolling Stone Magazine Crowns Nicki Minaj "New Queen of Hip-Hop"


Rolling Stone Magazine have crowned Nicki Minaj the 'New Queen of Hip-Hop'

Do you agree with this title? We know Lil' Kim wont!


PICTURE THIS: Rihanna Covers British GQ Magazine


Rihanna covers the latest issue of British GQ Magazine and talks about her new red-hot sexy image, leaving Chris Brown and her new album 'Loud'

Sometimes when you’re on the inside of a relationship like that, you can’t see it clearly for what it is. I left – it was the best feeling. It was so freeing...I witnessed it happening to my mum and I said I would never let that happen to me – and then it was happening. Now, when I look back, it bugs me out that I couldn’t see it for what it was."

**UPDATE**

Rihanna took to Twitter to say she is fed up with journalists asking her questions about Chris Brown

"AGREED! People won't stop askin abt it! Its fuckin annoying! Nobody wants to relive that, but some ppl can't respect that!"
"I get it, they wanna raise awareness to young girls! But it ends up just makin me look bitter, pitiful, spiteful and angry!"


NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Bugatti Boyz (Diddy x Rick Ross) - 'Another One'



The Bugatti Boyz aka Diddy and Rick Ross have released their first music video for their track 'Another One'.

Are you liking this musical partnership?

NEW MUSIC: 'Game Over' Female Takeover [REMIX]



Tinchy Stryder and his boys created 'Game Over' so some of the females of the UK 'Urban' scene decided to do a female takeover of the track, and this is what was created.

Cherri V, Mz Bratt, Lioness, Baby Blue, Lady Leshurr, A Dot, RoxXxan, Envy and Ruff Diamondz - these ladies are ready to take over.

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Keri Hilson Ft Rick Ross 'The Way You Love Me' (Starring Dawn Of Dirty Money And Faith Evans)

Keri Hilson teams up with Rick Ross in a very provocative video for her new single 'The Way You Love Me'.

Faith Evans, Dawn Richards and Jojo also make a few appearances in the video and as for Keri's new image, I'm actually speechless-but not in a good way.


Check out the video below.


What do think of Keri's latest offering?

RVB

Saturday, 27 November 2010

DOWNLOAD: Chris Brown - 'In My Zone 2' [MIXTAPE]








'In My Zone 2' is the follow up to Chris Brown's February mixtape 'In My Zone' which was released yesterday. Hosted by DJ Drama and DJ Babey Drew, the mixtape features Kevin McCall, Gucci Mane, Big Sean and more.

Another Thanksgiving present for the fans!

NEW MUSIC: Lil Kim - 'Black Friday' (Nicki Minaj Diss Track) [FULL TRACK]




After Nicki Minaj's interview with Angie Martinez on Hot 97 where she addresses Lil Kim's 'beef' with her, Lil Kim has retaliated with the release of 'Black Friday', a diss track to Nicki, Young Money and Diddy!

Will Lil Kim erase Nicki social security number with this track? *well that's what she threatened to do*

The track will debut in full tomorrow so a better quality version of the track will be up then

Friday, 26 November 2010

ALBUM REVIEW: Kanye West- My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy


Just before the end of the year Kanye West returns with an album that could bully it’s way in to the top 3 hip hop albums of 2010. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is far from dark, a bit twisted in an evil genius sense and full of fantasy in the form of perfectly complimented lyrics/beats and production.

With all that Mr West has been through since 808’s And Heartbreak, there was no telling what kind of album we would receive, but through the G.O.O.D. Fridays’ releases the signs were G.O.O.D. (pardon the pun).

Through his confidence, talent, conceitedness and to the left thinking Kanye has put out a near flawless 13 track opus which will prove all the naysayers wrong whilst boosting his ever growing ego.

Features on the album include- Nicki Minaj, a much welcomed cameo by Rick Ross on the extended version of 'Devil In A New Dress', Kid Cudi, John Legend, Jay-Z, Pusha T, Bon Iver, Rza, Swizz Beats, Raekwon, and a hilarious Chris Rock on ‘Blame Game’, but they in no way outshine Kanye on his own songs.

The only song I originally had reservations about was ‘All Of The Lights’ with Rihanna, but it has grown on me. I’ll limit my stand out tracks to- ‘Devil In A New Dress’, ‘Hell Of A Life’, ‘Blame Game’ and ‘Lost In The World’.

I didn’t really care for the ‘Runaway’ mini-film/video, but I love the extended album version which, is the same as the one he performed on the MTV VMAs.

If you TRULY love music go and purchase this album.

5 out 5 from me!


***For a bonus point, see if you can spot Alicia Keys, Amber Rose, La Roux, Drake, Charlie Wilson and Teyana Taylor on the album also.***

VIDEO: Nicki Minaj's Thanksgiving Day Concert in NYC



 



Queen of the week Nicki Minaj put on one hell of a show for her hometown of New York yesterday at the Hammerstein Ballroom for Thanksgiving. The Harajuku Barbie performed tracks off of her new album 'Pink Friday' as well as verses from her features on other tracks.

Nicki didn't come empty handed...she brought along Keyshia Cole (who flew in especially for the show), Drake, Rihanna, Busta Rhymes and Kanye West to perform with her!





NEWS: Kanye West On His Way To Scoring Fourth #1 Album!


Seems like Kanye will have another #1 album on his hands with his latest release 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy'.

The album will definitely be certified gold and will rocket to the top of the charts after selling over 500,00 units from its release date on Monday (November 22nd).

CONCERT ALERT: J.Cole Live In London At Koko, January 9th 2011


Whilst supporting Drake on his UK tour in January, Roc Nation's J.Cole will have his own show at London's Koko on January 9th 2011, with special guests.

The event was meant to take place at Cargo, but due to popular demand, Koko is now the new venue.

Tickets for the show have now gone on sale and are only £15 so get them before they sell out.

Buy tickets here

VIDEO: Kanye West Performs 'Lost In The World' At Macy's Thanksgiving Parade

                                               

Kanye performed 'Lost In The World' taken from his new album 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy' yesterday in NYC for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

WTH is he wearing?

Thursday, 25 November 2010

VIDEO: X Factor USA Teaser Promo



This extremely short promo video for the X Factor's US version has been released by Fox to build anticipation and momemtum.

Let's hope the US don't think of it as 'Fix Factor' like we're starting to here in the UK!

VIDEO: Drake Performing At Radio City Hall [FULL SHOW]

         

Last night in the US, FUSE broadcasted Drake's September Radio City Hall concert with special guests Trey Songz, Fabolous and more.

UK I guess this is what we should be expecting from Drake in Janauary, minus all the special guests.

NEW MUSIC: T.I. x Pharrell - 'Amazing'



T.I. teams up with Skateboard P for the track 'Amazing' taken from T.I.'s forthcoming album 'No Mercy'.

Is this track amazing you?

ALBUM COVER X TRACKLIST: Jamie Foxx - 'Best Night Of My Life'


Here's the artwork and tracklist for Jamie Foxx's fourth studio album 'Best Night Of My Life' which is due out December 21st...just in time for Christmas!

The album features collaborations with Rick Ross, Ludacris, Soulja Boy and Drake.

Tracklist

1. This Will Be (Intro)
2. Best Night Of My Life (Ft Wiz Khalifa)
3. Living Better Now (Ft Rick Ross)
4. Winner (Ft. Justin Timberlake & T.I.)
5. Freak (Ft Rico Love)
6. Hit It Like This
7. Yep Dat’s Me (Ft Ludacris & Soulja Boy)
8. Fall For Your Type (Ft. Drake)
9. Gorgeous
10. Let Me Get You On Your Toes
11. 15 Minutes
12. Sleeping Pill
13. Rejoice
14. All Said And Done

Will you be putting this album in someone's Christmas stocking?

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: 2010 X Factor Finalists - 'Heroes'

 

This year, the X Factor Finalists who made it to the live show have come together to record their cover of David Bowie's 'Heroes' which will raise money for the Help For Heroes charity.

Here's the official video for the single, which can be downloaded from iTunes here:

DOWNLOAD: Estelle x John Legend - 'The Duets'


John Legend and his Homeschool Records signing Estelle are spreading the season of giving by giving us a free EP entitled 'The Duets' for Thanksgiving.

'The Duets' features 7 tracks, 6 which have been previously released by the pair such as 'Fall In Love' and 'Hey Girl', and a remix to Jay Electronica's 'Shiny Suit Theory'.

Enjoy!

VIDEO: N*E*R*D Perform 'Sacred Temple' On Jimmy Fallon Live



N*E*R*D performed 'Sacred Temple' live on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon yesterday.


We're loving this track...are you?

VIDEO: Beyonce's Vizio Commerical



Watch Beyonce battle herself dancing in this commercial for Vizio.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

NEW MUSIC: Trey Songz - 'Don't Forget Ya Ring'



Some more music from Trey Songz entitled 'Don't Forget Ya Ring'

Only a few more days till Trey's mixtape #Letmeholdatbeat is released

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Cheryl Cole - 'The Flood'



Cheryl Cole, the 'nation's sweetheart' has just premiered her new music video for 'The Flood'.

The second single from her #1 album 'Messy Little Raindrops' will be released January 3rd.

VIDEO: Kanye West's 9 Minute Speech At Bowery Ballroom Show



To end his lastminute.com show at the Bowery Ballroom yesterday in NYC, Kanye gave a nine minute long speech about his album sales, George Bush, Taylor Swift and more.


Needless to say Kanye went in!!

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Black Eyed Peas - 'Dirty Bit (Time Of My Life)'



Here's the brand new video for the Black Eyed Peas' new single 'Dirty Bit' which features avatars of the group members which features on the cover if their new album 'The Beginning'.

PICTURE THIS: Nicki Minaj Launches M·A·C 'Pink Friday' Lipstick In NYC



Yesterday the black Barbie, Nicki Minaj launched her new lipstick shade 'Pink Friday' at the M·A·C store in Times Square, NYC.


Apparently in was fandemonium down there!

Check out more images after the cut


VIDEO: Kanye West Performs At The Bowery Ballroom, NYC



Some of you may have seen some tweets on Twitter that Kanye was to perform at what seemed like a lastminute.com announced show at The Bowery Ballroom in NYC yesterday.

Here's some footage from the show of Kanye Performing 'Dark Fantasy' with Teyana Taylor- Enjoy!

Thanks Semtex

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

ALBUM REVIEW: Nicki Minaj- 'Pink Friday'


The wait is finally over, the highly anticipated album from the artist labeled by some as the soon to be 'biggest female rap star ever' has arrived, but does 'Pink Friday' live up to the hype?

I'm not entirely sure what I was expecting, but it wasn't what I listened to. On first impression the album is a lot calmer than I thought it would be. I was looking forward to the witty flows and crazy English accent but, what I actually got was a very reflective and honest 14 track LP.

'I'm The Best' sets the scene nicely as Nicki talks about her humble start and her musical journey to the present day. Other songs that filled me with hope were; 'Romans Revenge' with Eminem, 'Did It On 'Em', 'Save Me' with its drum & bass sample, 'Moment For Life' w/ Drake, 'Check It Out' with Will.i.am and 'Blazin'' with Kanye West. After that, I pretty much lost interest.

I guess one of the things I could say is that Nicki does prove those who said she was one dimensional wrong with some very open songs about herself and the feelings and emotions she's goes through as a women in the industry.

The other thing I noticed was 'Your Love' is the only single she released to make it on to the album so, where's 'Massive Attack'?

Although it is a good album I don't think I'll be picking it up too often. Hopefully a few remixes surface on a re-release in the coming months. Although she will remain my favourite female MC (for the moment) this one just isn't for me!


I'm gonna have to give this one 2.5 out of 5.

NEWS: Nicki Minaj Collaborates With M·A·C To Release Limited Edition 'Pink Friday' Lipstick


To add further promotion to her debut album 'Pink Friday', Nicki Minaj has teamed up with uber-make-up brand M·A·C to produce her very own lipstick shade aptly named 'Pink Friday'.



The Harajuku Barbie who has been a fan of M·A·C for years has put her own twist on the pink shade which will only be available for four consecquitive Fridays, starting this Friday 26th November, whilst stock lasts.

You can buy the lipstick online from www.maccosmetics.co.uk and exclusively at www.selfridges.com

Go under the cut to read some of Nicki Minaj's interview with M·A·C about her new lipstick

NEWS: Prince William & Kate Middleton Wedding Date Anounced



The event of 2011 has been announced!

Prince William will wed Kate Middleton on April 29th 2011 at Westminster Cathedral. This day will also be a bank holiday - which means a long weekend for those in the UK!

No say yet on who the designer of Kate's dress will be or who will entertain the happy couple, (although JLS and Westlife are both vying to do so).

VIDEO: Jessie J's A64 - 'Casualty Of Love'



Here's Jessie J's second A64 for SBTV, where the lady of the moment sings 'Casualty Of Love'.


Thanks Jump Off

CONCERT ALERT: Ne-Yo's 2011 UK Tour


Ne-Yo and his cast of 'Libra Scale', Pretti Sinclair and The Gentleman, will be making their way to a city near you in the UK early next year.


If his latest music videos are anything to go by, his tour shows will be entertaining and ones not to be missed!

Here are the dates - no doubt more London dates will be announced nearer the time

Tuesday 22nd February - Glasgow SECC
Wednesday 23rd February - Liverpool Arena
Friday 25th February - Manchester MEN
Saturday 26th February - London O2
Wednesday 2nd March - Birmingham NIA
Thursday 3rd March - Newcastle Arena

VIDEO: Nicki Minaj Performs 'Roman's Revenge' & 'Right Thru Me' On 106 & Park





To celebrate her debut album dropping yesterday, Nicki Minaj treated 106 & Park to a performance of her new single 'Right Thru Me' and 'Roman's Revenge'.

Thanks TGJ

VIDEO: Nicki Minaj's Yahoo Music Interview



You'll be seeing Nicki Minaj everywhere you look for the next week or so due to her debut album 'Pink Friday' dropping yesterday.

Here's her exclusive interview with Yahoo Music where she speaks about her album and working with Jay-Z, Eminem and Kanye.

Monday, 22 November 2010

NEW MUSIC: Chipmunk x Chris Brown - 'Champion'



We bet you're surprised to hear this collaboration! 

Well Chipmunk did ask his fans on Twitter who they'd like to see him work with the Chris Brown was a popular act....Chip didn't disappoint!

'Champion', which leaked moments ago, isn't a bad track.....let's see if Chipmunk has any more surprises up his sleeve for 2011.

What are your thoughts on the track?

Source 

UPDATE

Both Chimpunk and Chris Brown have tweeted that this version is the unfinished version, and Chris has added that he has a very heartfelt verse on the finished track.

The track wasn't scheduled to be released until February 2011, but no doubt that release date has been scrapped and moved forward.

MONSTER MONDAYS: Swizz Beatz x Busta Rhymes - 'Bad One' [NEW MUSIC]



In his fourth installment of his Monster Mondays Swizz Beatz teams up with Busta Rhymes again for the track 'Bad One'.

NEWS: T.I., Speaks To Vibe Magazine About Drug Addiction


Before T.I. headed off prison he sat down with Vibe Magazine for his last interview before starting his sentence for violating his parole. Check out an excerpt from his cover story where he speaks about his drug habit.

I’ve heard you mention how the good that you’ve done is easily forgotten. Do you feel that you’ve been treated unfairly?

If I place my value in the way humans treat me, then maybe. But they’re human, man―they can’t help themselves. They do that to people they know personally. So how can I expect them to treat me, only knowing me through television? They did that to Jesus. They did that to Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali. They did it to every great person you could possibly think of. When it was all good, they was with them. When things got bad, then they was against them.




But in this case things didn’t “get bad.” It’s something you did.

Let me just say this: [he sits up on the couch] If you look at a guy who came up, no pops in the house, moms on welfare, food stamps; started selling dope when he was 12, 13 years old, came up handling guns, being in shoot-outs; started going to jail when he was 15. In all of this chaos and this mischief and lawlessness, the person who was just in jail for machine guns and silencers turns his life around. And now you want to crucify him ―for what? Three pills. I mean, of course it’s wrong and unacceptable and inexcusable. No problem. But in the grand scheme of things, it’s rather petty. It’s rather petty to hold someone’s feet to the fire for something so small when they have overcame things that were so big. All that could have been going wrong―if I was riding with more guns, or if I had gotten into a shoot-out and killed somebody, then I could see that. But just think about it. I’ve gotten it down to this much.




How did you get a drug habit?

I had a lot of work done to my teeth. Oral surgery, extractions, six, seven, eight root canals. Between January to February. As soon as I got out, I had a lot of stuff done. In the joint, you eat shit that is unhealthy for you. I had fillings that fell out and stuff that had to get dealt with. Of course for the pain they gave me oxycontin and hydrocodone. And, mind you, on October 13, 2007, I had cut off everything―weed, alcohol. Then I get these pills and I start taking them for the pain at first. And then I’m like, Wait―this shit makes me feel good. And it’s legal. After the pain went away, I kept taking it. I had like five, six prescriptions. So I had, like 80 pills. Everybody else might have a drink or smoke a blunt, I took a pain pill. Times when I had 18-, 20-hour days, I’d take a pain pill. And eventually I developed―I guess―the beginning stages of dependence.




Have you talked to Eminem about addiction?

Sure. We got a record together, and we talked a lot. I asked him how he knew he was an addict. Basically if you put yourself in harm’s way... if you risk that, you’ve got to assume that there is something fundamentally wrong with your thought process

VIDEO: Beyonce & Tina Knowles On 'The View'



Beyonce and her mum Tina Knowles were guests on The View today to talk about Tina's new fashion line Miss Tina.

Beyonce talks about loving her curves, admits to wearing four pairs of tights whilst performing and speaks on the after 7pm ban that has been imposed in the UK for her advert for 'Heat'....which has actually increased her sales!





Thanks Beyonce World

FASHION: Nicki Minaj Talks To Billboard About Her Most Outrageous Outfits [VIDEO]



The outlandish Barbie Nicki Minaj speaks to Billboard about 10 of her most outrageous outfits.

Trust us, we've seen Nicki in some get-ups that we just shake our heads at!

PICTURE THIS: Rihanna Grabs Nicki Minaj's Bum!


Rihanna decided she wanted to cop a feel of Nicki Minaj's bum last night at the AMAs after accepting her award.

The Bajan beauty has made it no secret that she loves the body of a woman......fellas we know you wish you could do that to Nicki too!

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Keyshia Cole - Long Way Down




After releasing the music video for her lead single featuring Nicki Minaj, 'I Ain't Thru', from her new album 'Calling All Hearts', Keyshia has released another music video for her track 'Long Way Down'.

VIDEO: Anne Hathaway Impersonates Kate Middleton On SNL Sketch



Anne Hathaway impersonated princess-to-be Kate Middleton alongside Andy Samberg, who impersonated Prince William in a sketch for Saturday Night Live.

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NEWS: American Music Awards 2010 Winners







Artist of the Year: Justin Bieber
Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist: Justin Bieber
Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist: Lady GaGa
  Favorite Pop/Rock Band, Duo or Group: Black Eyed Peas
Favorite Pop/Rock Album: Justin Bieber - 'My World 2.0'
Favorite Country Male Artist: Brad Paisley
Favorite Country Female Artist: Taylor Swift
Favorite Country Band - Duo or Group: Lady Antebellum
Favorite Country Album: Carrie Underwood - 'Play On'
Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Male Artist: Eminem
Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album: Eminem - 'Recovery'
Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist: Usher
Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist: Rihanna
Favorite Soul/R&B Album: Usher - 'Raymond vs. Raymond'
T-Mobile Breakthrough Artist: Justin Bieber
Favorite Soundtrack Album: Glee: The Music - Volume 3 Showstoppers
Favorite Alternative Rock Artist: Muse
Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist: Michael Buble
Favorite Latin Artist: Shakira
Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist: MercyMe

VIDEO: American Music Awards 2010 Performances


Rihanna, Usher, Ne-Yo, Diddy/Dirty Money, NKOTB and Backstreet Boys plus loads more all performed at this years' AMAs

Peep the performances under the cut

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Flo Rida - 'Turn Around'



Flo Rida frolics around with some Brazilian beauties in his new music video for 'Turn Around'.

The track is taken from his forthcoming new album 'Only One Flo'.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

NEWS: Janet Jackson Announces World Tour!



Get ready Janet Jackson fans....she'll be coming to a city near you in 2011!

The singer announced that she'll embark upon her largest world tour ever, touring in 35 cities around the world - one city for each of her number one singles.

Thanks PunchBowl

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Kelis - 'Brave'



'Brave' is the new single from Kelis' latest album 'Flesh Tone'.

REVIEW: Rhian Benson's Pre Album Launch And New Single 'Better Without You'


Last week Social Writers were invited to Rhian Benson's pre album launch for her well overdue second album, 'Hands Clean' at the hidden yet intimate Envypost. Rhian can definitely relish in the fact that she has one of the most unique voices the UK Soul scene has ever produced and after witnessing her performance on Wednesday, it's a rare quality that has much life still.

As soon as you walked into the candle lit room, it became apparent that the show was strictly for the grown and sophisticated- the champagne was flowing and the conversations were friendly, but most importantly the atmosphere was perfectly set for Rhian to grace the humble stage and perform. Introducing the guests to her new single 'Better Without You', the elegant Rhian Benson sang the song beautifully with the assistance of her three piece band and the presence of her deep rooted golden Ghanaian charm.

Saturday, 20 November 2010

NEWS: Nicki Minaj Speaks About Lil Kim With Angie Martinez


Ahead of her debut album being released on Monday, Nicki Minaj went to New York's Hot 97 to speak to the one and only Angie Martinez.

Nicki had some choice words for Lil Kim:

She just really jumped out of the window and you got to be careful when you pick fights. That’s what I learned in this business. You just never know. I think people get me mistaken with like a real Barbie, they forget where I’m from. If I have to revert back I can…. and I will. Don’t play with me. It’s one of those moments when you say “Don’t play with me”. I respect you and love you. I’ve said it in every interview, time and time again. And if that’s not good enough for you mama, then it’s something deep rooted in you. Something is bothering you inside, that’s your insecurity bothering you. It’s not Nicki Minaj, it’s any girl that’s popping. She picked a fight with Foxy, then she picked a fight with Eve, then it was Miss Wallace, now it’s Nicki Minaj. Every time you’re in the news, you are getting at somebody. Put your music out and when I see your name on Billboard that’s when I’ll respond to you. Other than that. Goodbye!

No doubt Lil Kim will have something to say about that!

Thanks PunchBowl

TV: Rochelle Wiseman & Harry Judd On Strictly Come Dancing - Children In Need Special [VIDEO]





In support of Children In Need, Strictly Come Dancing held a special which saw the battle of the bands between The Saturday's Rochelle Wiseman against McFly's Harry Judd.

McFly's Harry won the contest!

TV: Children In Need Performances [VIDEO]


Alexandra Burke, JLS, Take That, Cheryl Cole and more all performed for Children In Need.
Check out the performances after the cut


Alexandra Burke | Start Without You

Cheryl Cole | Promise This

Alexandra Burke, JLS, Cheryl Cole, Take That and Kylie Minogue performed for Children In Need last night. Check out their performances.


JLS | Love You More



Take That | Never Forget

Take That | The Flood


Kylie Minogue | Better Than You

Friday, 19 November 2010

VIDEO: Janelle Monåe On Cee-Lo Green's Fuse Show 'Lay It Down'



Our favourite ArchAndroid Janelle Monae joins Cee-Lo Green on his Fuse TV show Lay It Down.


Thanks SoulCulture

NEWS: Alexandra Burke & JLS Launch Their New Clothing Line 2KX





Alexandra Burke just revealed via Twitter that herself and JLS have got a clothing line together called 2KX.

The official launch campaign will be December 1st.

Click here to check out 2KX's website

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Aggro Santos ft Kimberley Walsh - 'Like U Like'



Aggro Santos' music video for his new single 'Like U Like' featuring Girls Aloud's Kimberley Walsh has been released.

Perfect timing as Aggro is currently in the Australian jungle on 'I'm A Celebrity....'

The track is out January 16th.

NEWS: Common To Release Autobiography in 2011


Rapper Common is set to release an autobiography entitled 'One Day It'll Make Sense', which is also the title of his brand new album.

The autobiography will tell all about the rapper's childhood and his rise to fame.

The book will be release June 2011.

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FILM TRAILER: 'The Tourist' Starring Angelina Jolie & Johnny Depp



Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp star in the Drama/Thriller 'The Tourist'.

Jolie's character Elise, an Interpol agent, goes to Venice to find a criminal she once had an affair with and meets Depp's character, Frank, on a train. Frank is on his way to Venice to mend his broken heart.
Elise uses Frank to help her on her mission oblivious to him.

Columbia Pictures have also released a clip from the film - watch below




The Tourist is released in the UK December 10th

NEWS: T.I. Is Sick And Tired Of Jail



Seems like prison life is really getting to T.I. this time round.

The incarcerated rapper has penned a letter to his fans on his website saying he is "sick and motherf*cking tired of going to jail"

"This experience is truly a pain I have never felt before and that's saying a lot for a nigga who's been down locked up as many times as I have. I see this as a real ass whoopin'. The kind you don't just go back outside to play afterwards. You take ya ass to bed and don't come out of your room until it's time to go to school. I don' t know what effect this will have on my life moving forward but I'm certainly sick and mother f*cking tired of going to jail, juve, prison, the pen, correctional facilities or whatever else you want to call it. I'd have been better off doing a 5-10 year bid one time than going in time and time again for days, weeks and months for the last 15 years of my life."

Maybe this time when Tip is released from jail he'll think about his actions more carefully.....


SMH

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Taio Cruz ft Kylie Minogue - 'Higher'



The music video for 'Higher', which features on the International version of Taio Cruz's 'Rokstarr', has been released featuring Kylie Minogue.

Apparently the US release of 'Higher' features rapper Travie McCoy....

Does the Kylie and Taio collabo work?

NEWS: Tony Parker Says He Knew Eva Was Filing For Divorce


Tony Parker has spoken out about his estranged wife Eva Longoria-Parker's intention to divorce him.

The basketball player said:

"Eva and I have been discussing our relationship privately. I was aware that she would be filing for divorce in Los Angeles."


"I did not file for divorce in Texas and did not hire divorce attorneys in either Texas or California. We plan to continue to keep our discussions of this matter private."


Since breaking the news of her divorce, Eva has returned back on set of Desperate Housewives.

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NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Bruno Mars - 'Grenade'



Bruno Mars is left broken-hearted in the music video for his new single 'Grenade'.
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