This year’s Vodafone Live Music Awards shortlist announcement sees Duffy go head to head with Kate Nash, Estelle and last year’s winner, Amy Winehouse, in the coveted Best Live Female category. Elsewhere, Mark Ronson, Dizzee Rascal, Paul Weller and Morrissey will battle it out for Best Live Male whilst Arctic Monkeys will have to hand over their crown of Best Live Act to one of this year’s nominees; Kaiser Chiefs, Muse, The Verve and Primal Scream.
For the first time last night, running and music collided as top Olympic sprinters, Dizzee Rascal and 1000 of the UK’s fastest young runners took part in the Nike+ Supersonic Final in Battersea Park, London.
UK Hip Hop is beginning to grow at a rapid pace because of the genres unique mix of sounds that everyone can adapt to. Overall, Hip Hop is beginning to embrace people to the point where everyone now wants to become the ‘next big rapper’ to hit the scene. Crossing over to the UK shores, it seems as though UK Hip Hop has its own big conservatoire for everyone to go and learn the art form.
Vauxhall Tribes 2007 offers UK’s finest urban talent the chance to perform with Dizzee Rascal. This year’s Vauxhall Tribes event sees the final competitors battling it out at the Grand Final ‘showdown’ and those that lead in style and design will win the once in a lifetime opportunity to perform live on stage with Nationwide Mercury Music Prize nominee, Dizzee Rascal who will be judging at the London final.
As well as hooking up with The Arctic Monkeys for their new album, Dizzee Rascal has teamed up with Lily Allen and Joss Stone for his long-awaited new LP Maths & English. Lily sings the hook on the track So You Want To Be A Gangsta and Joss Stone cornered Dizzee at the recent Brit Awards and begged him to let her sing a hook on the album.