Tyrese confirms TGT (R&B supergroup w/ Ginuwine + Tank) recording album | Music News


For quite some time there's been talk of the new R&B supergroup consisting of singers Tyrese, Ginuwine and Tank to be called TGT and recently, Tyrese took to his twitter to confirm the wheels of the project are in fact in motion. Read more


50 Cent talks new mixtape, Lloyd Banks, appreciation for 2 Chainz + more [Video]

After scratching the planned release date and deciding to drop his new Gangsta Grillz mixtape The Lost Tape on May 22, rapper and actor Curtis Jackson aka 50 Cent started the promo run for the project and sat down with his own website, ThisIs50.com, and chatted with comedian and presenter Jack Thriller. Read more


Prodigy f/ Esther - "Gangsta Love" | Music Video


Mobb Deep's Prodigy gives us his ghetto love story on his latest visual. Keeping it moving following twitter-hack-gate the New York native rapper has released a hood video for "Gangsta Love" with singer Esther on the vocals.
Shot in his home town we see a softer side of P woo-ing his boo played by the featured artist in the video, despite her friends protesting, assuring her "I ain't never gonna leave you, or mislead you". With cameos from Lloyd Banks in Club Phuket in NYC, this video serves as an interesting choice as the first single to set the tone for long awaited H.N.I.C.3 album due for release July 3rd. Watch below.

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"Gangsta Love" is out now on iTunes.


Mother of Stephen Lawrence and family of Trayvon Martin meet in London | News

The family of slain American teen Travyon Martin has come to the UK to thank the British public for their support and to meet with Doreen Lawrence, the mother of Stephen Lawrence, the British teen killed nearly two decades ago. Read more


Spectator magazine charged over Stephen Lawrence article | News

Spectator magazine is to be prosecuted for breaching court restrictions over an article written by journalist Rod Liddle during the trial of Stephen Lawrence's killers that claimed the two defendants would not get a fair trial. Under section 83 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003, the author of an article written is not liable for an offence, rather the newspaper/periodical, the proprietor, editor or publisher.Read more


Inside Edition goes undercover to expose illegal bum injection business [Video] | Health


Following the recent and ever increasing fad of back room bottom enlargement procedures US news program Inside Edition has gone undercover to expose the illegal business of bum injections. Read more


Prodigy - "Rhyme or Reason" (prod. by The Alchemist) | New Music


Regardless of what went down between the Mobb Deep duo last month, Prodigy's work ethic has not slowed down and he's on to the next one with a new track entitled "Rhyme or Reason," produced by long time collaborator NY producer The Alchemist. Read more


BBC and Arts Council merge for digital culture venture 'The Space' | Arts

A new online venture between the BBC and the Arts Council called The Space will offer unlimited access to arts programming online, on digital TV and via mobile. Read more


Uprising: Hip-Hop & The L.A. Riots | TV Catch-Up

To mark 20 years since the citywide, six-day riot that ensued as a result of the brutal beating of Rodney King and the acquittal of the police officers involved, VH1 premiered their powerful documentary entitled Uprising: Hip Hop & the LA Riots last night as part of their Rock Docs series. Read more


Raekwon – 'A Pinebox Story' (Prod. by 9th Wonder) | Music Video

Delivering the latest video from his most recent mixtape Unexpected Victory, Wu-Tang Clan capo Raekwon aka The Chef gives the gully treatment to the track "A Pinebox Story." Directed collaboratively by Cartel Films and his own IceWater TV, the gritty visual for the typically Wu-sounding 9th Wonder-produced track tells the story of a street hustler becoming a resident of a pine box.

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The Chef's Unexpected Victory boasts a list of heavy hitters including Busta Rhymes, C.L. Smooth, Mobb Deep, Styles P and more. If you're feeling "A Pinebox Story," download the complete mixtape here.


Cleo Sol kicks off 'Fro Back Friday' acoustic sessions w/ Bob Marley cover [Video]

Kicking off her new, cheekily-coined acoustic performance series "Fro Back Friday," west London singer Cleo Sol performed a cover of the legendary Bob Marley's "Is This Love."Read more


Sammie f/ Lloyd - 'She Ain't The One' | New Music

Can I get a hell yes for some good old R&B? In this duet, R&B singers Sammie and Lloyd go back and forth in conversation about a female Sammie is willing to put his player ways behind him for, with Lloyd warning him to not act in haste. This track is a well-needed injection of straight rhythm and blues which I instantly likened to "Same Girl" by R. Kelly and Usher in its set up. Read more


Nneka - 'My Home' [Acoustic Video]

The very talented singer/songwriter Nneka recently hit up the UK for a few live shows following the release of her third studio album Soul Is Heavy. During her time, she linked up with SB and delivered an intimate acoustic version of her current single "My Home." Nneka's voice and passion are unique, and like the song itself this performance is full of heart and soul. She sings with pure emotion from the very beginning and as the video progresses she really showcases the range in her vocal ability, strumming the acoustic guitar at the same time. Press play after the jump and get lost in the music. Read more


KOF + friends at The Paradise, London | Live Review + Photos


Liverpool hailing rising singer and songwriter KOF recently celebrated the release of his debut EP by throwing a small thank you gig at The Paradise in West London, for an intimate crowd of friends and supporters. Read more


Russell Brand tells MPs to treat drug addiction as health issue, not criminal | News


Comedian, actor and ex drug user Russell Brand recently spoke in Parliament and suggested to MPs that addiction to drugs should be treated as a "health matter" and not a "criminal or judicial matter". Read more


Brian McKnight - 'Live Without You' | New Music


On the heels of the controversial viral video for the premiere of Brian McKnight's adults-only mixtape -- which, frankly, had us baffled -- the veteran R&B singer and 16-time Grammy nominee now releases a "safe love song" (his words, not mine) via his YouTube account. Read more