17 years after the release of Soul II Soul's ground-breaking 'Club Classics Vol. 1' album, group leader Jazzie B regaled an audience of music industry personnel and fans with stories about his career and the making of the chart-topping album. 'Club Classics Vol. 1' was the subject of the Black Music Congress (BMC) organised Trailblazing British Black Music Album Anatomy, which took place on Thursday at the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) office in London.
Rhymefest’s recent visit to the UK has caused quite a stir. His ‘tea’ meeting with Tory Party Leader David Cameron made headlines; the Grammy award winning rapper had challenged the politician to a sit down to discuss his controversial comments made about Hip Hop and its’ link to gun crime.
The Foreign Beggars have added another live date to their tour. They will be celebrating the release of their album 'Stray Point Agenda' with an album launch event at London's Scala on Wednesday 15th November featuring themselves live, with guests: OhNo (Stones Throw), Scratch Perverts, Roc C and many more!
The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) has extended its submission deadline, so if you haven't already entered, you still have a chance. If you already have entered and wish to submit additional songs, you can still enter. All entries must be posted on or before November 17, 2006. ISC will continue to take online entries, as well as entries through the mail; the online submission platform will be open until 11:59 p.m. EST, November 17. There will be no further extensions of the deadline after this date.
What do you get if you cross You Tube with TV = Fame TV the UK's first TV channel to broadcast 100% user created vidoe clips and original music tracks. UK based media company Fame TV Ltd (http://www.fametv.com) is launching the UK's first user generated TV channel on 6 November, 2006. The channel will be fully interactive and rely entirely on members of the public for its programming content.
A unique fusion of HipHop and RnB is the best way to describe I Love You, the forthcoming single from Africa’s hottest urban act De Indispensables. Since they burst onto the scene in 2004, the group has enjoyed phenomenal chart success in Africa, and performed alongside stars such as Wayne Wonder, Akon, Beenie Man, Mobo award winning rapper/ DJ Phoebe One and Pyrelli.
What do you know about Sacramento, California? You might think it's a city of overall-wearing, cow-tipping, country bumpkins that ride around on tractors all day. Wrong. Although Sacramento lacks the glitz of its southern hemisphere, Los Angeles, it still has its share of sunshine, beautiful people and good vibrations. It even has an emerging hip-hop scene.
Mayday! Mayday! Mayday! Everybody take cover because the next big thing is about to hit. Hailing from Miami Beach, comes ¡Mayday! the alt-rap duo and brainchild of Plex, a Miami DJ / producer, and MC Bernbiz, a local MC hero, among the Miami club circuit. Plex and Bernbiz who have shared the stage with The Roots, Method Man, Red Man, Mos Def, and too many others to name… are finally here to bring us ¡Mayday! and raise some hell.