Wednesday, 30 March 2011

"Verbal Intercourse II" - Elzhi

New Elzhi - your welcome

"Verbal Intercourse II" - Elzhi by theproprietor

Lady Gaga and Foo's for BBC Radio1's Big Weekend

A bit of a coup for the BBC crew.

The free event will take place over the weekend of 14th and 15th May 2011 in Carlisle.

The following have already confirmed:

May 14
Foo Fighters
The Black Eyed Peas
Tinie Tempah
Chase & Status
Plan B
Ellie Goulding
Jessie J
Nicole Scherzinger

May 15

Lady Gaga
My Chemical Romance
Bruno Mars
The Script
Katy B
Professor Green
The Wombats
Taio Cruz
Olly Murs

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Bon Iver album set for June release

Justin Vernon has been speaking to Rolling Stone Magazine to discuss the forthcoming album from Bon Iver. Vernon confirmed the album has been completed, consists of ten songs and that it will be released in June.

So... a summery treat awaits.

Grafh goes on Romans Revenge

Killed it, killed it, killed it

Open funeral for Nate Dogg

Just a quick one...

The general public are invited to a viewing of Nate Dogg before his funeral (subject to tight security and a complete ban on cameras).

If you are in the area and would like to attend, the viewing will take place between 10am and 4pm at New Hope Baptist Church in Long Beach.

Weezy and another Carter III lawsuit

Lil Wayne is the subject of another lawsuit relating to "Tha Carter III"

This time it's "Lollipop" co-writer - Dezzle who has alleged that the rapper has still not paid him for the work he did for the lead single from the platinum selling album. The co-writer is seeking a reported $20,000,000 in damages. This news come mere months after Weezy and producer Bangladesh settled the issues surrounding the "A Milli" beat.

PAY YOUR WRITERS/PRODUCERS/ARTISTS WEEZY!

Monday, 21 March 2011

Wyclef shot

Wyclef Jean has been shot in his native Haiti.

The ex-Fugee was shot in the hand when a gunman unloaded on the vehicle Clef was riding in. Thankfully, Clef was not injured too badly and was discharged from hospital later that day.

Between earthquakes and shootings... Haiti's tourism has taken a bashing to say the least.

Saturday, 19 March 2011

MF Doom and Thom Yorke working on an album

Radiohead frontman - Thom Yorke and rapper - MF Doom are currently in the studio working on an album. The two met when Yorke remixed Doom's "Gazillion Ear" back in 2009 and have been working on a few sessions together.

Doom said that the sessions were "preliminary shit" but that they would probably be doing an album.

Any news of Doom coming back is fine with me!

"Tha Carter IV" gets a release date

It's official.

"Tha Carter IV" is set for an official release date of 16th May. Lil Wayne is currently on the I Am Music II Tour with Nicki Minaj and admitted that the album is ready but that his manager is stalling on the release.

Weezy said "stop sitting on Tha Carter IV and put the album out"

Friday, 18 March 2011

Klaxons cancel their entire Spring tour schedule

Klaxons have cancelled their entire Spring tour which includes all North American dates. The band's facebook page made the announcement citing "unforeseen circumstances".

In a bid to try and make up for the disappointment of these cancellations, the band will offer a free download of a previously unreleased song. So... a song that wasn't good enough to make the album to make up for not getting to see them live.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

The Fugees have NOT reunited

Contrary to what you may have been reading today, The Fugees have not reunited.

Rumours started to fly around when Pras and Wyclef were together in support of a Haitian presidential candidate.

For future reference, until Lauryn sorts her head out and is back with Clef and Pras - the Fugees are not reunited!

Rant over

Picture Moment #36

L.A Reid confirmed for US X Factor

Now I really don't want to get in the habit of discussing X Factor (regardless of how addictive it can be) but I really couldn't pass this up.

Former Def Jam head - L.A Reid has been the first name to be confirmed as a judge alongside Simon Cowell.

So many names have been floating about on this one but Reid was seemingly never in the frame! Despite what you may think of him... You can't argue with his track record.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Tasty Treat #14

Moments such as these will be no more...

Picture Moment #35

Faithless announce split

Iconic dance act - Faithless have announced their split after 15 years and 12 million in album sales. Maxi Jazz, Rollo Armstrong and Sister Bliss have been at the forefront of UK dance music and have now decided that the time was right for the good times to end.

Maxi Jazz posted the following on the website:

“After 15 years(!) and six albums(!!) I think we've probably made our collective point by now and that it's time to close the book and return to the library...

We've had, with you, the most unbelievable, epic and moving experience, stretching over years and tens of thousands of miles... joyful, exhilarating and empowering, we never for a moment thought an affair could last this long. Or be this powerful. Never thought for a moment that the end of this journey would be left to us either...

Quite naturally people grow, change and leave the things of youth behind them. You've not only brought us with you, but introduced us to y'children too! What're you like..?

The album 'The Dance Never Ends' was written and produced for you, as a thank you, but also as a goodbye.. the tour schedule has been particularly hectic as we attempt to visit as many territories as there are people who wanna see us.. And say thank you.

If I devoted the rest of my life to the task, I could NEVER thank you enough. I have memories that will still be with me in my next life. But, like when writing a song, you always just 'know' when it's finished... this is and was the "Thank YOU And Goodbye' tour and to be truthful, I really hope you just pick up the ball of your life.. And RUN WITH IT!!

Once again, whether you bought or downloaded a cd, came to a show or told your mates about us... Whether from the beginning or just last week..

Thank you.

You'll be in my heart forever. Listen for my voice in future lifetimes, I only grow in your shadow, you're the sun to me.

One Love.

Maxi”

Tasty Treat #13

Simply because I assume you've played "Regulate" out today.

Nate Dogg passes away

Smiley C yesterday and Nate today...

Veteran chorus killer Nate Dogg has died, according to sources.

At this time, details of his death are emerging but the 41-year-old had been partially paralyzed by a stroke he suffered a while back.

Nate Dogg's vocals have helped create sales of more than 20 million records.

Snoop Dogg has been tweeting today about the death of his best friend

RIP Nate

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Tasty Treat #12

RIP Smiley

Smiley Culture dies from stab wound

Reggae singer/MC - Smiley Culture passed away today as a result of a stab wound that was suffered as police visited his house to make an arrest.

How the injury occurred is not known but police are said to be looking into whether it was self-inflicted. Smiley had been charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine and police officers went to his house in Surrey to make the arrest when the incident occured.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said that the planning of the arrest is set to be investigated.

Stabbed himself to avoid an arrest he clearly was anticipating... curious

RIP Smiley

Monday, 14 March 2011

And If You Don't Know, Now You Know #2

#2... Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All

Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All. Not the catchiest of names but a hip-hop collective that have been tearing up the internet for the past two years. OFWGKTA have been spraying free hip-hop from their blog for 24 months and they have recently hit the mainstream. Hodgy Beats and Tyler the Creator's performance on the Jimmy Fallon show has shown that this collective are ready to make the step up. This performance on Jimmy Fallon has set the internet alight; linked everywhere and just in time with Tyler's single, Yonkers, hitting iTunes.

The crew consists of Tyler the Creator, Hodgy Beats, Earl Sweatshirt, Domo Genesis, Mike G, Frank Ocean, Left Brain, The Jet Age of Tomorrow (also known as The Super 3), Syd tha Kyd, Jasper Dolphin, and Taco Bennett. Their website has seen them release three mixtapes and seven albums of free material, hustling pretty hard for no financial gain. What hip-hop is about, right?

Tyler the Creator's six minute long single, Bastard, perhaps sums up what their about. A dark, simple beat is laced with arsenic-raps from Tyler who rides the beat with such ease. The latest single from Tyler, Yonkers, is really dark.

But the success and spotlight hasn't been all good news. Earl Sweatshirt, a key member of the group, has been conspicuous in his absence since they have blown up. A Free Earl campaign has begun with rumours rife that he's been sent to boarding school by his mother after she heard her lyrics.

This goes to show just how young they are. Tyler isn't even twenty whilst the oldest member of the group is 23. They have built themselves a rep they can build on for many years. They show a great sense of humour in what they do to; a recent clip of them on Funny or Die showed they don't take themselves too seriously; interviews with them show they are, essentially, kids just messing around.

But the difference is they are hugely talented. With Tyler preparing to release Goblin on a one-album deal on XL recordings, could 2011 be the year of Wolf Gang?

@BenjaminJames27 once again offering the education


"Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2" out in May

The new Beastie Boy album has now got an official release date. The album will get a US release date of 2nd May 2011 with it hitting stores in the UK on the 3rd.

The Nas collaboration gets a place on the new LP with Santigold also featuring on "Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win".

The tracklisting is as follows:

'Tadlock's Glasses'
'B-Boys In The Cut'
'Make Some Noise'
'Nonstop Disco Powerpack'
'OK'
'Too Many Rappers' (feat. Nas)'
'Say It'
'The Bill Harper Collection'
'Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win' feat. Santigold
'Long Burn The Fire'
'Funky Donkey'
'Lee Majors Come Again'
'Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament'
'Pop Your Balloon'
'Crazy Ass Shit'
'Here's a Little Something For Ya'

Santigold joins Roc Nation

It's finally official.

The song writer/singer has been linked with the move for a while now following her collaboration with Jay Z in 2009 on "Brooklyn Go Hard"

Santi went to twitter to announce the news:

"It's official! Made the change to Roc Nation Management!!!"

"All of the Lights" (Remix) - Kanye, Weezy, Big Sean and Drake

All beef rumours on this front as eliminated.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

"How You Love Me" - Talib Kweli - Official Video

Off the new album...

And If You Don't Know, Now You Know - update

Evening all,

Just a quick one to say that "If You Don't Know, Now You Know" will be making a return this week with #2 - so keep posted for that one.

Also, LGB has some other artists that you need education on; hopefully, these will be covered at some point this week/weekend.

A tribute to the greatest...

R.I.P Biggie...another year passes

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Tasty Treat #11

Picture Moment #34

"Tha Carter IV" Update

Cash Money CEO - Ronald 'Slim' Williams has been speaking to allhiphop about the upcoming release from Weezy. Slim told the website that the album is great and that "Wayne is going to be Wayne...He know what he need to do".

According to sources, the album is set for production by: Bangladesh, Swizz Beatz, Boi-1da, T-Minus and with guests such as: Drake, Nicki Minaj and Rick Ross.

"Boom" - Snoop Dogg and T Pain - Official Video

A Snoop Dogg and T Pain song produced by Scott Storch... I know, I know - I thought I had time travelled too; no worries, it really is 2011.

Saturday, 5 March 2011

The Chemical Brothers to headline Creamfields

The iconic dance duo have been confirmed as headliners for 2011's Creamfields festival.

The event will take place in Daresbury, Cheshire between the 27th and 28th August 2011. Also confirmed for the event are:

Magnetic Man
Katy B
Tiesto
Annie Mac
Erol Alkan
Pete Tong

Tickets are on sale now so go on...give in to temptation:

http://www.creamfields.com/tickets/

"Brick by Brick" - Arctic Monkeys - NEW

An exclusive little release from the new Arctic Monkeys album.

Here's "Brick by Brick"

Robyn cancels again

The shite news of Bristol has inevitably moved on to Manchester.

Robyn has unfortunately had to cancel her show in Manchester this evening (5th March). Keep checking her twitter for details.

Friday, 4 March 2011

Jamie T cleared of GBH

Jamie T has been cleared of a charge of grievous bodily harm after an incident that occurred last year in a pub in Brixton.

Jamie T appeared at the Old Bailey yesterday to answer the charges after the Claimant said that the singer had punched him after after taking the singer's drink. The jury decided that Jamie T had acted in self defence as he feared that the Claimant was about to headbutt him before he landed the punch.

Hopefully, Jamie T will knuckle down on the follow up to two great albums.

V Festival sells out

V Festival has sold out in record time following their release this morning.

The festival, which will be held at both Chelmsford and Staffordshire between the 20th and 21st August, sold out completely within one hour and twenty minutes.

If you hadn't heard... Arctic Monkeys and Eminem are headlining this year.

Robyn pulls out of Bristol gig tonight

Some bad news for those of your who had bought tickets to see Robyn in Bristol tonight - Sadly the pop queen has had to cancel her gig due to illness.

Keep checking her twitter page for more updates.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

"6'7" - Lil Wayne and Corey Gunz - Official Video

An Inception theme with Corey Gunz put in at the end.

Thanks Hype Williams...

Eminem songs leak

9 previously unreleased songs have been leaked online. MTV have reported that the songs were leaked on hiphopkings.com and that they came "Straight From The Vault".

The tracks include collaborations with D12 and Obie Trice and are believed to be songs from the scrapped "Relapse 2"

The tracks that leaked were:

'The People's Champ (Intro)'
'Get Money'
'Emulate' Feat. Obie Trice
'Ballin' Uncontrollably'
'Going Crazy' Feat. D12
'Wee Wee'
'G.O.A.T'
'The Apple'
'It's Been Real (Outro)'

Liam Gallagher admits "reality check" after poor album sales

Liam Gallagher has been speaking to Spinner regarding the reality check he has had from the sales of the debut single - "The Roller".

The single which was released in January, charted at 31 but dropped to 68 in just one week; Gallagher said "It was a reality check. But that's the way it is". He went on defend the new album, which is currently sitting at number 3 in the midweek chart, saying that Beady Eye could be as big as Oasis.

For chart history fans, Beady Eye's debut single achieved the same chart position as Oasis' debut single "Supersonic"... That puts it all in perspective doesn't it?

"Black Hand Side" - Pharoahe Monch, Styles P and Phonte

This one will appear on Monch's forthcoming album - "W.A.R (We Are Renegades)" which is due out on the 22nd March.

Pharoahe Monch "Black Hand Side" feat. Styles P & Phonte' by duckdown

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Chemical Brothers and Primal Scream confirmed for Glastonbury

This news is inevitably not welcome if you do not have a ticket for the festival but The Chemical Brothers and Primal Scream have been formally confirmed for the 2011 festival.

Primal Scream will headline The Other Stage on the Friday evening after Mumford and Sons have warmed the crowd up.

Liam Gallagher being Liam Gallagher

Liam on Radiohead:

"I heard that fucking Radiohead record and I just go, 'What?!'... Them writing a song about a fucking tree? Give me a fucking break! A thousand year old tree? Go fuck yourself! You'd have thought he'd have written a song about a modern tree or one that was planted last week. You know what I mean?"

That is all.

Desert Island discs to be available online

The long-running radio show where guests are invited to discuss special songs and a luxury item that they would take with them if they were cast away is set to made available online for the first time.

500 editions of the show have been recorded and with the dispute with founder Roy Plomley now in the past... you will soon by able to listen to the whole back catalogue.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Arctic Monkeys and Eminem headline V Festival

The Sheffield band and the Detroit rapper are set headline V Festival 2011.

The festival will take place on the 20th and 21st August on two separate sites in Chelmsford and Staffordshire. Tickets go on general sale at 9am on 4th March and can be purchased from the link below:

http://www2.seetickets.com/nme/event.asp?artist=V+Festival&filler1=see&filler3=id1nmestory

"6'7" - Papoose - Freestyle

Pap really should be bigger than he is... He goes over the still wonderful "6'7" beat.