Jojo is hard at work on his new project entitled All I Want Is Everything. Here's a new track Jojo posted on her Myspace player, unfortunately it won't be featured on her new album because she said it doesn't fit the direction of the rest of the album... This is great!
Friday, 26 February 2010
The spread was photographed by Josh Olins and is set to hit newsstands everywhere March 2, 2010.
“I want to wear a d**k strapped to my vagina. We all know that one of the biggest talking points of the year was that I have a d**k, so why not give them what they want?
When a guy says, ‘Oh I f*cked all these chicks this week’, there’s a high-five and giggling. But when a woman does it and its publicized or she’s open about her sexuality or she’s free or liberated, it’s ‘Oh, she must have a d*ck’. There’s a threat.
Funny thing is, a few media outlets are still questioning if she’s really a man. If she is, bish is definitely packin’…LMBAO
Tuesday, 23 February 2010
Monday, 22 February 2010
Nneka’s come a long way since performing as the opening act for Sean Paul. In fact, we can’t sense even a hint of empty lyrics about booty-shaking and windin’ up in her songs. There is a bit of reggae in the backdrop, though. Along with hip-hop, rock, soul, and Afro-beats, all working together to create one hell of an eargasm.
Singing mostly in English, with occasional riffs in her traditional Nigerian language of Igbo, Nneka delivers rich vocals and tons of emotion — all while looking tough as hell, but still approachable. Compare her to Lauryn Hill and Erykah Badu if you must, but labeling her the leader of the 2010 pack won’t hurt either. And it wouldn’t go without reason.
She recently toured across the country, finishing up in Chicago on Valentine’s Day, in support of her first U.S. release, “Concrete Jungle,” which is actually a compilation of her first two critically acclaimed European albums. (Much of her music heard in the U.S. has already been released in Europe and Africa, where Nneka is already a star, so it’s time the rest of us caught up.)“Concrete Jungle” showcases Nneka as unafraid of bearing witness to hypocrisy and social and political injustice...The 2009 MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Award winner says,
“Nigeria is a tough place to grow up. Tribal wars, oil company exploitation, corrupt political leaders … I never really thought about becoming somebody; it was more about waking up with no pressure in a peaceful surrounding. But growing up like that has made me who I am.”
Nneka’s music is raw and sensual, as evidenced on lead single “The Uncomfortable Truth” (an iTunes Single of the Week).
“She brings a sociopolitical awareness rarely heard these days,” says air personality Garth Trinidad, of noncommercial KCRW Los Angeles. Trinidad made Nneka a featured performer at his January 30 Grammy Brunch in L.A. “People are starving for what she brings.”
Friday, 12 February 2010
Last night Reggi3 and I were just discussing how 2010 has so far, been a great year for music – this just reaffirms that fact...Here`s a track off Janelle’s upcoming album The ArchAndroid.The track is co-written by Monáe and produced by the Wondaland Arts Society, consisting of Nate “Rocket” Wonder and Chuck Lightning, featuring Big Boi of OutKast The single will be available on February 12th, officially via her website, JanelleMonae.com..
This simplistic, piano driven track puts Rahel’s stunning vocals on full display. I j’dore this –Ya’ll need to keep you eyes and ears firmly locked on this lady – she’s the future.
Brand spanking new Brittany Bosco track called “Ragdoll”
The first things that rushed through my mind upon hearing this. “Ragdoll” is clearly, a very, very big departure to what Bosco has previously put out. With a heavy rock influence, Brittany sounds like she’s the lead singer of a band as opposed to the forward thinking soul singer we’ve all come to know.
If I’m being truthful, I don’t know. I think I’d need to hear the entire song before I can really make a judgement. My initial reactions are quite simply: uncertainty. I do agree that it is essential to switch things up, remain interesting and as an artist, to push boundaries – but this, for me, may be a little far out there.
Brittany is one of the those rare artists who actually excite me. I look forward to hearing new material from her – that fact remains true. I need to hear this track fully and I need to hear more music from her upcoming project. Excited!
UK SONGSTRESS CORINNE BAILEY RAE HAS PREMIERED HER NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR HER SECOND SINGLE " “PARIS NIGHTS / NEW YORK MORNINGS" OFF HER SECOND ALBUM "THE SEA" WHICH DEBUT IN BOTH IN THE US/UK CHARTS (NUMBER 5 IN UK CHARTS & NUMBER 7 ON BILLBOARD`S CHART)
"In the fall season of 2000, McQueen moved his collection from London to Paris with a collection titled Eshu, dedicated to the religious philosophy and iconography of the pre-colonial Yoruba people of West Africa..."
The 40-year-old committed suicide just three years after his close friend, Isabella Blow - who plucked him from obscurity and helped him become a star - killed herself.
A source at McQueen’s office this afternoon confirmed his death, saying: ‘It is a tragic loss. We are not making a comment at this time out of respect for the McQueen family.’
His death comes just days before the start of London Fashion Week and weeks before he was due to unveil his new collection at Paris Fashion Week on March 9.
Born in the East End and the son of a taxi driver, McQueen got his training in tailoring in Savile Row, eventually making suits for Prince Charles, and won the distinction of being named British designer of the year four times between 1996 and 2003.
He went on to be awarded the CBE, as well as being named International Designer of the Year at the Council of Fashion Designer Awards.
McQueen became the 'enfant terrible' of the fashion world after he was famously discovered by Isabella Blow, who was fashion director of Tatler.
She bought all the clothes he made for his graduate show for £5,000 and they were delivered to her in black binliners.
Miss Blow killed herself in May 2007 after taking an overdose of weed killer after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She had attempted suicide several times by then.
McQueen was forced to deny rumours of a rift between the pair at the time of her death, saying: ‘It’s so much b******s. These people just don’t know what they’re talking about. They don’t know me. They don’t know my relationship with Isabella. It’s complete bull****.
'People can talk; you can ask her sisters.… That part of the industry, they should stay away from my life, or mine and Isabella’s life. What I had with Isabella was completely disassociated from fashion, beyond fashion.’
Thursday, 11 February 2010
Mr Mandela, now a frail 91-year-old, was driven in a black limousine direct to a basement entrance of the country’s historic parliament building in Cape Town, avoiding the obligatory red carpet walk of President Jacob Zuma and his entourage.
Delighted members of parliament, from opposition parties and the ruling African National Congress (ANC), cheered and sang: “Nelson Mandela, there is none like you” as a cheerful former president, accompanied by his wife Graca Machel, was slowly ushered to his seat in the chamber.
Mr Mandela, who beamed and waved at legislators, earlier missed a symbolic commemorative march at Victor Verster prison from where the world’s most famous political prisoner took his first steps of freedom after 27 years of incarceration on February 11, 1990 - the day which signalled the end of apartheid.
Thousands of people hoping to catch a glimpse of the world icon lined the streets to parliament, but had to make do with images of him taking his seat beamed by state television to large screens in several public places across the country.
Parliament’s theme for this year’s sitting is “Celebrating Mandela’s Legacy - Contribute to Nation Building” and the embattled ruling ANC, facing mounting street protests over failing to provide basic services, is clearly hoping some Mr Mandela’s magic would rub off on the current incumbent.
Mr Zuma, who is at the centre of a public storm triggered by his sexual adventures, and fellow senior politicians stood after arrival on the red carpet at the main entrance to parliament and took a 12-gun salute and military flypast before moving into the chamber.
Delivering his state of the nation address a few moments later, Mr Zuma hailed Mr Mandela’s legacy of a non-racial, unified South Africa.
“As we celebrate Madiba’s release today, let us recommit ourselves to building a better future for all South Africans, black and white,” Mr Zuma said, referring to my Mr Mandela by the clan name which all South Africans affectionately use. “President Mandela was central in assisting the country to win the rights to host this great event. We therefore have to make the World Cup a huge success in his honour.”
Rumours over Mr Mandela’s health, which reportedly deteriorated sharply last December, are now frequent. Many South Africans openly question whether he will last until the kick off next June 11 although, officially, all discussion of his final departure is discouraged and considered disrespectful.
However, the 20th anniversary of his release has become a semi-official way for the nation to openly pay its last respects and for the ANC to try and renew its battered image after 16 years of power which has made little difference to the lives of millions of impoverished blacks, but created a new elite seen as benefiting from party connections.
“Let us pursue the ideal for which Madiba has fought his entire life - the ideal of a democratic and free society, in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities,” Mr Zuma added.
The President then quoted from Mr Mandela’s speech when he was expecting to be sentenced to death after his trial for treason in 1963. Mr Mandela repeated the words when he addressed his first public rally in Cape Town after his release from prison 27 years later.
They are: “I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.”
President Zuma’s quotation of what are possibly Mr Mandela’s most famous words was greeted by applause. As he delivered his address, a stern-faced Mr Mandela followed the speech from a copy in his hand. He left the chamber accompanied by a beaming Archbishop Desmond Tutu, in whose house he spent his first night of freedom 20 years ago.
Mr Zuma, a polygamist with three wives, who admitted last week fathering his 20th child from another out of wedlock relationship, cannot avoid unflattering comparisons with the much-loved almost saintly figure of Mr Mandela, who married three times, but never simultaneously.
Earlier, dozens of leading figures from the ANC and renowned stalwarts from the liberation struggle marched out of the gates of Victor Verster prison, since renamed the Drakenstein Correctional Centre, in an emotional re-enactment of Mr Mandela’s march, which signalled the end of apartheid.
Many among the crowd of several thousand voiced disappointment at the non-appearance of the two most senior figures expected - President Jacob Zuma and Winnie Madikizela Mandela, now a vocal critic of the current government.
Trevor Manuel, now head of the Presidential Planning Unit, and Cyril Ramaphosa, then a fiery ANC activist, spoke outside the gates of their roles as part of Mr Mandela’s “reception committee”.
“It was all a bit chaotic and I must tell you we were unprepared,” said Mr Ramaphosa, now one of the wealthiest of a new breed of black entrepreneurs, but then the leader of the powerful miners’ union.
“De Klerk [the former president] did not free Mandela, you did. De Klerk did not end apartheid, you the people - the ANC - did,” he said to roars of approval and chants of “Viva Mandela” and “Amandlha” (power), the battle cries of the “struggle” years.