Club DJ & Host
VIP has been Djing since 2000 and started off on the airwaves of pirate radio station Silk City fm, coming from a UK Garage MC background VIP utilised his contacts to get himself a slot on the highly popular underground station. He made the decision to play R&B & Hip-Hop as it was a genre being over-looked over by the station.
After the popularity of VIP's radio show he managed to secure his first night club residency in 2001 at RB's (Solihull). The night quickly became one of the regions hottest spots and more club bookings resulted.
Since 2001 VIP has managed to establish himself as one of the most sought after DJs in the Midlands and currently holds residencies at some of the regions hottest night spots and events. He has also been lucky enough to play in various resorts in Greece including the popular resorts Kavos, Malia and Sidari. VIP was also asked to fly out to Hurghada (Egypt) to play at Ministry Of Sound and represent the prestigious 'Smoove' brand.
All the experience VIP has gained over the past 12 years have enabled VIP to become a truly versatile DJ and equipped him with the skills needed to rock the most demanding of crowds.
DJ for Solange Knowles @ Beyonce 'I am' Tour afterparty (2009)
Member of the Def Jam UK street team
Interviewed various artists for radio including Ryan Leslie, Joe, Trey Songz
DJ For Ministry Of Sound (Red Sea) Smoove party (2010)
Street Cred Magazine centre-fold feature
Silk City fm (2002-2009)
Aston fm (2009-2010)
Big City Radio (2010-2011)
Music styles covered
We Love Saturdays
The Game *** Live ***
We Love Saturdays
Fresh Comedy Jam Afterparty
We Love Saturdays
We Love Saturdays
Lush - Oldskool Special
Base Defence League
February,13,2014Vip Talks To Kid Ink
February,13,2014New Street Heat Mixtape Release
Ready just in time for the Valentines lovers, in this this episode of the Street Heat Mixtape series DJ VIP has carefully selected some of the biggest and sexiest slow jams post 2000 right up to 2014. Expect smooth grooves from some of the R&B greats including R.Kelly, Usher, Trey Songz along with some of the lesser known artists.
The mixtape will be available first via itunes to all street heat podcast subscribers and available on soundcloud & mixcloud from midnight
Kid Ink Ft. Chris Brown "Show Me" [Official Video]
Rising Los Angeles based rapper/producer Kid Ink is set to release the track Show Me on November 24th. This single features global superstar Chris Brown, and is taken from Kid Ink’s soon-to-be-announced debut album through Tha Alumni Music Group/88 Classic/Epic Records.
Show me is a track i have been heavily rotating both on air and in the club aswell as radio support from Semtex, Tim Westwood, CJ Beatz, Target, and Charlie Sloth. Show Me has also achieved the #1 spot on 1Xtra's R&B Chart (CJ Beatz) and has now been added to the Kiss Fresh playlist.
As he prepares to release his major label debut and follow-up to his spring Almost Home EP, the tatted Kid Ink will be taking center stage and closing out the year on a headline 14-date “Roll Up European Tour”. Kid Ink’s European Tour kicks off on November 27th at the Scala in London.
Rymez Discusses How He Produced Wiley's 'Heatwave' | Behind The Beat
UK-based producer Rymez discusses how he got into making music and explains how he produced Wiley's UK radio hit "Heatwave" feat. Ms D
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February,25,2013Street Heat 1.4 - The Trap Edition Released On Itunes
Hot Off the press is the newest edition of streetheat mixed by yours truly. 1.4 contains pure trap music with a little bit of something for both the ladies and the gents. it is currently only available for download and stream via my podcast on itunes however will be available publicly later this week.
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February,25,2013Audio: Vip Meets Iggy Azalea
We caught up with The Queen of Trap whilst she was supporting Rita Ora on the Birmingham leg of her Radioactive tour. See what Iggy had to say about the tour, Trap Gold, her new album, Diplo And fashion.
Listen - VIP meets iggy azalea
Apologies for the poor sound quality on this but we were backstage during a live concert so there is quite a bit of background noise.
Video: Drake – Started From The Bottom
Drake stars in the video for his new single “Started From the Bottom.” The visual shows the Canadian MC riding in a white convertible in a blizzard, kicking back in a private jet, and working with friends at a retail store.
Drake is currently recording his new album ‘Nothing Was the Same’ in Toronto and Los Angeles with producer Noah “40″ Shebib. The album is due this summer
February,11,2013The 55Th Annual Grammy Awards Winners List
It’s over–the nominations, the performances, & the suspense; check out the shortlist of the winners after the smoke cleared at the 55th Grammy Awards.
By the end of the night Jay-Z and Kanye West picked up three trophies, Frank Ocean took home two awards, Beyoncé earned her 17th Grammy, Drake and landed his first win for Best Rap Album (Take Care), and Miguel added a Grammy to his mantle for Best R&B Song (“Adorn”).
See a list of winners in some of the major categories below.
Album of the Year
Babel – Mumford & Sons
Record of the Year
“Somebody That I Used to Know” – Gotye featuring Kimbra
Song of the Year
“We Are Young” – fun. featuring Janelle Monáe
Best New Artist
Best R&B Performance
“Climax” – Usher
Best Traditional R&B Performance
“Love On Top” – Beyoncé
Best R&B Song
“Adorn” – Miguel
Best Urban Contemporary Album
Channel Orange – Frank Ocean
Best R&B Album
Black Radio – Robert Glasper Experiment
Best Rap Performance
“N****s In Paris” – Jay-Z & Kanye West
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
“No Church In The Wild” – Jay-Z & Kanye West featuring Frank Ocean & The-Dream
Best Rap Song
“N****s In Paris” – Jay-Z & Kanye West
Best Rap Album
Take Care – Drake
Best Pop Solo Performance
“Set Fire To The Rain [Live]” – Adele
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
“Somebody That I Used To Know” – Gotye featuring Kimbra
Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
Best Short Form Music Video
“We Found Love” – Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris
For the rest of the winners, visit GRAMMY.com.
February,11,2013Australian Pop Star Kylie Minogue Signs On With Jay-Z’S Roc Nation
THE RUMORS ARE TRUE! MORE BIG MOVES BEING MADE BY THE ROC. IT WAS OFICIALLY ANNOUNCED ON FRIDAY that Aussie pop star Kylie Minogue has joined the ranks of Jay-Z’s Roc Nation management firm. The news was broken via a blog post on Jay’s Life + Times blog.
Prior to Minogue, Jay-Z has signed acts ranging from Rihanna and J. Cole to Wale and Meek Mill. Just last week, Roc Nation signed legendary producer Timbaland to its roster.
“Roc Nation would like to welcome Aussie singer, recording artist, songwriter, actress and designer Kylie Minogue to the family. In a career now spanning 25 years, Kylie has released 11 studio albums, two live CDs, eight live concert DVDs, a greatest hits double album, and multiple video packages. She has released over 50 hit singles worldwide, including the Grammy-winning Come Into My World, and has sold more than 68 million albums worldwide. Needless to say, we’re excited to have Kylie join the Roc fam.”
Video: Dj Kay Slay Ft. Fabolous, Rick Ross, French Montana, Nelly & T-Pain – About That Life
KAY SLAY PUTS ON FOR HIS CITY IN HIS START-STUDDED VIDEO FOR HIS LATEST RELEASE "ABOUT THAT LIFE" FT. FABOLOUS, T-PAIN, RICK ROSS, NELLY & FRENCH MONTANA
This track will be featured on DJ Kay Slay’s upcoming album Rhyme or Die, due to be released later this year.
February,11,2013Whitney Houston Immortalized In Wax By Madam Tussauds
On the anniversary of her death, Madame Tussauds remembers the late legend Whitney Houston by immortalizing her in wax. Houston’s family including brothers Gary and Michael, sister-in-law/manager Pat, and mother Cissy Houston were on hand to unveil four wax figures at Madame Tussauds.
“We were extremely honored when Madame Tussauds approached us about doing four figures of Whitney from different points in her 30-year career,” Pat Houston told People. “This is something we are excited to do for the fans.”
Four iconic images of the diva were showcased including one of a young Whitney from 1988′s “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)” video, her performance of the National Anthem at the 1991 Super Bowl, her “Queen of the Night” outfit from The Bodyguard, and most recently from a photo shoot for her 2009 album I Look to You. The unveiling marks the first time in 200 years that the museum has simultaneously created this many figures of the same subject. While they were made in London, they will be displayed IN THE U.S. in different cities including Washington, D.C., Hollywood, Las Vegas, and New York.
February,7,2013A$Ap Rocky: Now Officially Certified Platinum
Sitting comfortably at #10 on Billboard Hot 100, A$AP Rocky’s ‘F***in Problems’ is expected it to rise a couple of spots, but the song has already reached another milestone–1,000,000 sales; platinum certification.
After going gold with ‘F***in Problems’ a few weeks ago and then earning a number 1 album with his debut Long.Live.A$AP, A$AP Rocky has another reason to celebrate today. The Harlem emcee’s hit single featuring Drake, Kendrick Lamar and 2 Chainz has topped the 1 million mark in digital sales this week. Congrats.
Video: Joe Budden Ft. Lil Wayne, Fabolous & Tank – She Don’t Put It Down
Joe Budden, Fabolous, Lil Wayne & Tank cater to the ladies in the video for Budden’s new single “She Don’t Put It Down.”
Joe Budden’s new album ‘No Love Lost’ THE LP IS THE FIRST SINCE 2009'S "PADDED ROOM" AND IS AVAILABLE TO LISTEN (FOR FREE) AND PURCHASE HERE: JOE BUDDEN - NO LOVE LOST
Video: New 2Pac Documentary In The Works?? (Film Preview)
A new 2Pac documentary is in the works. Filmmaker, Gobi M. Rahimi, spent some of 2Pac’s last days with him, and captured many of those moments on film. Check out clip ABOVE
February,4,2013Drake To Release New Single At The 55Th Annual Grammys
Young Money superstar Drake is up for three awards at the Grammys this year. Billboard also reports that Drake is planning to release a new song the same night as the award show. The track, “Started From the Bottom” IS ALREADY GETTING CRAZY SUPPORT FROM DJ'S WORLDWIDE INCLUDING MYSELF. IT'S produced by Noah “40″ Shebib and Mike Zombie, and Drake will debut the single on Feb. 10. The song is expected to be the first official single from Drake’s upcoming third album. YMCMB head Bryan “Birdman” Williams had previously hinted that something major was happening for the label on Grammy night. “This year we got something in store,” he told Billboard. “We got a new record coming out this year. It’s just one of those nights that, after seeing each other together, that’ll be like the highlight of our night, the highlight of our life, the highlight of our year.”
February,4,2013Roc Nation Sign Legendry Producer Timbaland
Roc Nation, home to artists like J.Cole and Rita Ora, is welcoming super producer Timbaland to the family. Jay-Z revealed his company’s new addition on his “Life & Times” blog with a photo of them two hanging in the studio. For the past two decades, Timbaland has worked with some of the biggest names in the game including: Janet Jackson, Usher, Nas, Eminem, No Doubt, and M.I.A. to name a few. In his early years, Tim’s work helped to launch the careers of Jodeci and Aaliyah. He’s also collaborated with Jay on some of his biggest hits including “Big Pimpin’,” from Vol. 3 (1999), “Dirt Off Your Shoulder” from The Black Album (2003) and “Off That” featuring Drake from The Blueprint 3 (2009). With their history of success it’s no wonder the rapper decided to bring Tim into the fold. Earlier this month, Timbaland released “The Party Anthem” which features his longtime collaborator Missy Eilliot as well as Lil Wayne and T-Pain. So far, the Virginia-born producer is making his mark on the New Year.
VIDEO: Snoop Lion’s ‘Reincarnated’ Documentary (Trailer)
WE WILL ALL FINALLY BE GETTING THE ANSWERS ABOUT SNOOP’S SWITCH UP AND HIS RELIGIOUS ENLIGHTENMENT WITH THE RELEASE OF HIS DOCUMENTARY, REINCARNATED.
Reincarnated, which is being produced by VICE films and Snoopadelic Films, is set for limited release in six cities beginning on March 1. The film chronicles the once violent rapper’s decision to change his tune and join the Rastafarian movement. The film has also been selected to be shown at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Although many question Snoop’s religious sincerity, he does have a blessing from Bob Marley’s family and an official welcome to the movement from Marley’s son Rohan. Snoop is set to release an upcoming reggae album under the same name as his documentary.
February,4,2013Frank Ocean & Alicia Keys To Perform Live At The 2013 Grammys
Despite his injuries, Frank Ocean has been added to the roster of Grammy performers. The singer, who claimed he injured one of his hands in a weekend studio fight with Chris Brown, will take the stage for the first time at the awards show along with newly added performers Maroon 5 and 14-time Grammy winner Alicia Keys. The 55th annual show is already slated to feature sets from Justin Timberlake, Fun., Taylor Swift, Jack White, the Black Keys, Lumineers, Mumford & Sons, Elton John with Ed Sheeran, Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert. The first roster of presenters has also been announced, and it includes Katy Perry, Neil Patrick Harris, Kaley Cuoco, Faith Hill, Carly Rae Jepsen, Tim McGraw and Keith Urban.
One of the leading nominees this year, Ocean is up for six awards, including Record Of The Year for “Thinkin Bout You,” Album Of The Year and Best Urban Contemporary Album for Channel Orange, Best New Artist and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (with Jay-Z, Kanye West and The-Dream) for “No Church In The Wild.” Three-time winners Maroon 5 are vying for two Grammys this year, for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Payphone” and Best Pop Vocal Album for Overexposed.
February,4,201350 Cent Creates New Television Series; A Cartoon To Be Televised On Fox
50 Cent is set for a new business venture…cartoons. 50 will head a new animated series loosely based on his life story. The show will be picked up by Fox.
The network is currently in negotiations with 50, producer Randall Emmett, and Imagine TV.
The untitled project, loosely based on Jackson’s childhood, is expected to receive a pilot or presentation order. Written by Carl Jones, it follows a mischievous but well-meaning boy who often tangles with his eccentric family and neighborhood. Jackson, his producing partner Andrew Jameson, Jones, Emmett and Imagine TV’s Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo executive produce. His latest business venture is the second TV program he’s been cooking up. As Hip-Hop Wired previously reported, the 37-year-old is executive producing Power, an hour-long drama for the STARZ network. The series is based around a nightclub owner trying to turn his life around. These days 50 keeps his hands in several different money-making pots, but his music appears to be the project that continues to meet delays. His long-awaited Street Kings Immortal release has been pushed back yet again and will now come out sometime this spring.
No word yet on when viewers can expect to see the animated series.
February,4,2013French Montana Releases Album Art For “Excuse My French”
French Montana has just release the cover art for his new album. The cover of his Bad Boy debut “Excuse My French” shows a young boy, depicting the Moroccan-born, New York-bred rapper, walking across the desert. Check out the art.
“It is about the journey of an artist that has come from Morocco to New York and worked his way to becoming one of hip hop’s hottest movements,” Bad Boy President Harve Pierre tells Rolling Stone.
The album, executive produced by Diddy and Rick Ross, features the strip club anthem “Pop That,” with appearances from Drake, Lil Wayne, M.I.A., and Nicki Minaj, who appears on the next single “Freaks.”
French Montana’s “Excuse My French” due in stores April 16th.
Video: Ryan Leslie – Carnival Of Venice
Ryan Leslie makes his way down the Strip in a Lamborghini, passing by the famous hotels and designer shops in the new video for ‘Carnival of Venice.’
January,28,2013Eminem To Headline New Summer Concert Series In UK
Eminem has been tapped to headline a massive outdoor festival in GlasGow, Scotland called the GlasGow Summer Sessions. Em will be taking the stage in the city’s on August 20 at a park that previously held an open-air Mass of Pope Benedict XVI with a congregation of over 71,000 people.
“We’re delighted to announce Eminem as the first major act for Glasgow Summer Sessions,” said the show’s organizer Geoff Ellis in a press release. “His performance at T In The Park and his previous stadium show at Hampden were spectacular, so this gig will be one of the events of the year. As it’s one of the most important music destinations in the world, we’re also excited about what else we have to announce for Summer Sessions – more news soon!”
Eminem had also previously announced plans to release a new studio album in 2013 and he’s also been tapped to headline this year’s Reading and Leeds Festivals, which take place between 23 and 25 August along with a gig in Ireland’s Slane Castle on August 17.
January,28,2013Rick Ross Involved In Shooting & Rolls Royce Crash?!
After a shooting led to a Rolls Royce crashing into an apartment building, Fort Lauderdale Police are investigating the case reportedly involving Miami’s own Rick Ross of Maybach Music Group.
According to Police, gun shots were fired around 5 a.m. in the Southeast 15th Avenue and E. Las Olas Boulevard area at a Rolls Royce by another vehicle which led to it crashing into an apartment building at 311 Southeast 15th Avenue.
Video: Justin Timberlake Releases “Suit & Tie” Video Teaser
To keep the fans craving more, pop superstar Justin Timberlake gets dressed up in a tailored suit as he heads to the set in a black-and-white preview for his new single “Suit & Tie.” Watch the teaser ABOVE
Video: Tyga Debuts New Reebok Shoe Commercial
Tyga debuts new commercial showing off his new signature line of Reebok Classic shoes called T-Raww which will be hitting stores soon. Check it out.
Video: 50 Cent Ft. Young Jeezy & Snoop Dogg – Major Distribution
G-Unit mogul 50 Cent joins forces with Snoop Dogg & Young Jeezy drops the video for his hustler’s anthem “Major Distribution.” Watch.
VIDEO: ALICIA KEYS & OTHERS PERFORM AT PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURAL BALL
The second Presidential Inauguration proved to be a star studded affair once again. Beyonce opened with the national anthem, and Jennifer Hudson, Jamie Foxx & Alicia Keys performed live at the Inaugural Ball.
Alicia Keys’s performed for the President and First Lady–she gave they crowd of onlookers a modified version of her single RECENT SINGLE “Girl on Fire” WHICH CAN BE SEEN IN THE VIDEO ABOVE.
rumors have since been flying around that Beyonce knowles lip-synced her performance of the national anthem. what do you think? YOU CAN VIEW THE beyonce performance and the OTHER PERFORMANCES HERE:
January,21,201350 Cent Sues Sleek Audio Over Headphone Deal
50 CENT HAS STEPPED INTO ANOTHER LEGAL BATTLE–THIS TIME WITH HIS ONETIME HEADPHONES PARTNER SLEEK AUDIO. HE RECENTLY FILED SUIT SEEKING $261,000 FROM THE HEADPHONE MANUFACTURER.
G-UNIT’S FRONT MAN CLAIMS THAT SLEEK AUDIO NEVER LIVED UP TO THE TERMS OF THEIR CONTRACT FOR THE “SLEEK BY 50” WIRELESS HEADPHONES HE WAS TO INTRODUCE AND PROMOTE. HE ATTESTS THAT G-UNIT LLC AND SLEEK ENTERED INTO AN AGREEMENT IN EARLY 2011 BUT BY MAY, THEY SPLIT.
ADDITIONALLY, SLEEK CLAIMS THAT 50 WAS THE ONE WHO ENDED THE BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP. 50 ALLEGES THAT SLEEK SIGNED A PROMISSORY NOTE TO PAY $285,000 PLUS INTEREST BEFORE JULY 31, 2011, BUT FAILED TO DO SO. SLEEK HAD ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO PAY 50 AFTER NABBING OVER $750,000 VIA PRIVATE OFFERINGS, AND STILL DID NOT SETTLE THE DEBT. THE DISAGREEMENT WENT INTO ARBITRATION FOLLOWING THE FIRST FILING OF THE SUIT LAST AUGUST, IN WHICH HE WAS AWARDED THE MONEY, BUT THE RAPPER HAS NOW TURNED HIS FOCUS TO A COURT FOR CONFIRMATION OF THE DECISION.
SLEEK CONTENDS THAT THE DISPUTE SHOULD HAVE GONE INTO MEDIATION PRIOR TO THE FILING OF THE LAWSUIT.
January,21,2013Rihanna’s Fashion Collection To Debut During London Fashion Week
Rihanna’s collection for British brand River Island is slated for its debut next month during London Fashion Week.
The 24-year-old’s first collection of clothing and accessories will be shown Feb. 16. Items will be available in River Island stores in Great Britain, and in the United States and Japan at Opening Ceremony starting on March 5.
Fashion week organizers listed the pop star on its official calendar of fall previews as they sent out registration materials on Thursday to the editors, stylists and retailers who cover designer collections.
Rihanna said in a statement that an appearance at fashion week is “a dream come true.”
Rihanna already has another fashion commitment: She signed on to executive produce and star in the Style network reality series “Styled to Rock.”
January,21,2013Lupe Fiasco Cancels His Latest Album?!
Lupe took to Twitter to announce that his upcoming album has been cancelled (as far as 2013 is concerned).
Lupe also mentioned that the title of a different 2013 album will be revealed later this year and the tweets have since been deleted.
Video: T.I. Interviews With Al Lindstrom; Speaks On Possible Grand Hustle Album
T.I. RECENTLY SAT DOWN WITH AL LINDSTROM TO TALK ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF A NEW GRAND HUSTLE PROJECT & THE POSSIBILITY OF UNITING THE GRAND HUSTLE CREW FOR A NEW ALBUM.
CHECK OUT THE FULL INTERVIEW ABOVE:
January,18,2013Chief Keef Arrested
CHI TOWN RAPPER CHIEF KEEF WAS ARRESTED ON TUESDAY AFTER JUDGE CARL ANTHONY WALKER RULED THAT HE HAD VIOLATED HIS PROBATION SENTENCE FOR GUN CONVICTION.
CHIEF KEEF, REAL NAME, KETH COZART WAS REPORTEDLY SENTENCED TO 18 MONTHS PROBATION IN JANUARY LAST YEAR FOR POINTING A GUN AT A CHICAGO POLICE OFFICER. JUDGE WALKER RULED THAT COZART HAD VIOLATED HIS PROBATION, WHICH BARRED HIM FROM COMING INTO CONTACT WITH ANY FIREARMS, BY VISITING A GUN RANGE LAST JUNE IN NEW YORK. THE VISIT WAS PART OF A PROMO VIDEO FOR PITCHFORK.COM WHICH HAS SINCE BEEN REMOVED.
SHORTLY AFTER THE NEWS OF CHIEF KEEF'S ARREST SPREAD #FREESOSA BECAME A WORLDWIDE TRENDING TOPIC
Video: A$Ap Rocky Performs Hit Singles Live On ‘David Letterman’
A$AP STOPPED BY TO GIVE A LIVE PERFORMANCE OF HIS ALBUM TRACKS "LONG LIVE A$AP" AND "WILD FOR THE NIGHT"
HE WAS ALSO JOINED BY CLARK KENT & A-TRACK ON THE TURNTABLES AND ARAABMUZIK ON THE MPC!! THAT S**T CRAY!
"LONG LIVE A$AP" IS NOW AVAILABLE ON ITUNES - PURCHASE "LONG LIVE A$AP"
January,16,2013Download: Juelz Santana - "God Will'n" Mixtape
THE LONG ANTICIPATED MIXTAPE FROM JUELZ FINALLY DROPPED YESTERDAY.
FEATURES INCLUDE MEEK MILL, JADAKISS, LIL WAYNE, JEREMIH & LIL REESE JUST TO NAME A FEW!!! WITH PRODUCTION FROM SHA MONEY XL, JAHLIL BEATS AND NON STOP
THIS IS NOT TO BE SLEPT ON! DOWNLOAD BELOW...
DOWNLOAD: JUELZ SANTANA - GOD WILL'N
Video: Rick Ross & Mmg Perform Live Las Vegas, Nv
just a lil taster of rick ross & mmg' live show @ The Marquee in las vegas. ross performed some of his biggest hits to the crowd including "Hustlin'" "3 Kings" and many more
Video: Juelz Santana Ft. Lil Reese – Bodies
Juelz and lil' reese filmed the video a few weeks ago for the leaked "Bodies" the video has now dropped as has juelz's mixtape "god will'n"
you can cop his new mix tape right here:
Download: God Will'n
Video: Nicki Minaj Interviews With Jay Leno On ‘The Tonight Show’
YMCMB's front-running lady, Nicki Minaj made an appearence yesterday on the infamous "Tonight Show with jay leno" yesterday in the u.s. to discuss american idol, mariah carey and her early career.
you can watch the interview in its entirety above :-)
January,14,2013Nas Cancels Televised Performance & Hopitalized
39 YEAR OLD NASIR JONES WAS DUE TO APPEAR ON U.S. SHOW "LIVE! WITH KELLY & MICHAEL" ON FRIDAY JUST GONE, HOWEVER HE CANCELED DUE TO A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. IT HAS SICE BEEN CONFIRMED THAT THE ARTIST IS BEING TREATED FOR VERTIGO AFTER FALLING ILL ON BOARD A FLIGHT.
NAS IS NOW OUT OF HOSPITAL AND RECOVERING AND TWEETED THIS MESSAGE TO ALL HIS FOLLOWERS "PEACE Y'ALL. I'M OUT OF ER & DOIN ALRIGHT. I'M ON BED REST FOR A FEW. APOLOGIES TO EVERYONE @ LIVE W/KELLY & MICHEAL. I'LL MAKE IT UP"
VIDEO: Beyoncé - "Life Is But A Dream" Hbo Documentary Trailer
BEYONCE & HBO COME TOGETHER TO BRING A NEW DOCUMENTARY WHICH TAKES YOU BEHIND THE SCENES OF RECENT HAPPENINGS IN THE SINGERS LIFE. THIS IS THE OFFICIAL TRAILER FOR THE SHOW...
Video: B.O.B - We Still In This B**ch Ft. T.I. & Juicy J
B.O.B HITS THE CLUB WITH T.I. AND JUICY J FOR HIS NEW TRACK "WE STILL IN THIS B**CH" PRODUCED MY MIKE WILL TAKEN FROM B.O.B'S LATEST MIXTAPE
December,6,2012Dj Vip Presents Street Heat 1.2 - R&B & Smooth Grooves
November,1,2012Dj Vip Presents Street Heat 1.0 - Hip-Hop & Bass Edition
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October,9,2012Rick Ross - The Black Bar Mitzvah Mixtape
Its here... the next offering from mmg front man rozayyyyyy!
DOwnload - Rick Ross - the black bar mitzvah
a lil something to keep us all going til' Meek mill's debut album "Deams & Nightmares" still set for release on october 30th. features on the mixtape include Drake, rockie fresh, gunplay & more...
Jay-Z To Release "Live In Brooklyn" Audio/Visual Ep
Jay-Z will immortalise his eight-night residency at Brooklyn's new Barclays Centre with a live EP, titled "Live in Brooklyn". The EP will contain eight tracks of audio and visuals, plus eight videos all taped during Hova's final night of the run. Its not known what track will make the EP, but his set lists from the Brooklyn shows have included everything from old classics off "Reasonable Doubt" to Jigga & Kanye's "Watch the Throne" and everything in between.
"Live in Brooklyn" drops this Tuesday, Oct. 9
Chris Brown Speaks On The Love Triangle In "The Real Chris Brown"
Chris released this quick viral in the early hours of this morning. in it he speaks on his highly publicised love triangle between himself, rihanna and his current girlfriend karrueche tran. the official video has already notched up over quarter of a million views!
chris states that he isn't trying to hurt either girl but feels that he is in love with both (if thats possible)
what's your opinion ladies? is he just trying to have his cake and eat it?
Nicki Minaj Vs Mariah Carey (American Idol Blow-Out)
For those who haven't seen it yet, here is the clip of the big blow-out between American Idol judges Nicki Minaj & Mariah Carey. Apparently Nicki has threatened to walk as she thinks producers on the show are stirring up the "beef" as they feel it brings in more viewers. Apparently just before this clip was shot nicki minaj threatened to "Knock out" mariah and also threatened her life saying "If i had a gun i would shoot her"
the sound quality on the clip isn't the best but if you listen you will hear the following...
NICKI: THINK I'M PLAYIN? THINK THIS SH*T IS A F*CKING JOKE? THINK IT’S A JOKE? THINK IT’S A JOKE? THINK IT’S A JOKE? SAY ONE MORE DISRESPECTFUL THING TO ME, IF YOU SAY ONE MORE DISRESPECTFUL THING TO ME -- OFF WITH YOUR HEAD!
MARIAH: I AM NOT BEING DISRESPECTFUL.
NICKI: OFF WITH YOUR HEAD, OFF WITH YOUR HEAD.
NICKI: DON’T TELL ME I'M INSECURE, DON’T TELL ME I'M INADEQUATE ... YOU GONNA GET SENT [INAUDIBLE] JUST FALL BACK; DON’T ... YOU DON’T KNOW [INAUDIBLE] I DON’T FEEL INADEQUATE. YOU’RE THE INSECURE ONE SITTIN' UP THERE RUNNING DOWN HER RESUME EVERY FIVE MINUTES.
NICKI: EVERY TIME YOU TAKE A SHOT AT ME I'MA TAKE IT BACK, AND IF YOU GOTTA F*CKING PROBLEM THEN HANDLE IT. I TOLD THEM, I'M NOT F*CKING PUTTING UP WITH YOUR F*CKING HIGHNESS OVER THERE ... FIGURE IT THE F*CK OUT. FIGURE IT OUT.
MARIAH: WHYYYY, WHHYYYYY ...
NICKI: FIGURE IT OUT
MARIAH: ... DO I HAVE A 3-YEAR-OLD SITTING AROUND ME???
NICKI: I’M NOT SITTING HERE FOR 20 MINUTES AND HAVING YOU RUN DOWN YOUR RESUME EVERYDAY, NO! GOODBYE!
MARIAH: LISTEN ... I CAN’T SEE MY KIDS BECAUSE YOU DECIDED TO MAKE ... TO HAVE ... TO HAVE A LITTLE BABY FIT AND GOING ALL AROUND THE STAGE.
NICKI: GOOD, WELL THEN GO SEE THEM NOW, GO SEE THEM NOW ... YOU’RE BORING AS F*CK, YOU’RE BORING AS F*CK.
The Order "Part 4 : The Ressurection" Video Released
Check out the latest vid from "The order" team, filmed live by Noel Mack films @ Bambu, B'ham.
#Newvideo Rick Ross - Hold Me Back
The official video dropped on the 18th. Ross travelled to nigeria to shoot the video for his latest single off the "GFID" album "Hold Me Back" I think the idea behind the vid is ross showing the struggle that the nigerian people have to go through although alot of of blogs have said the video could be seen as offensive as he is roaming around the streets and slums of lagos screaming "These ni**as wanna hold me back" and "Looking down on these ni**as, they all pu**y ass Ni**as" not the smartest move by rozay!
Kanye West Explains The Concept Behind G.O.O.D Musics "Cruel Summer"
Ye' released this short video yesterday on his youtube channel explaining the concept behind the "Cruel Summer" album
Miguel Performs "Adorn" Live On Power 106, Usa
for those of you who missed him whilst he was over in the uk (( me included :-( )), heres a lil sneaky preview of why he is the man of the moment when it comes to r&b! #fact
#Newmusic Missy Elliot - 9Th Inning Ft. Timbaland
The second single from missy which dropped yesterday entitled 9th inning.
#Newmusic Missy Elliot - Triple Threat Ft. Timbaland
Brand new from the legendary duo missy elliott and timbaland is triple threat! out of the two singles that have dropped so far i think this is the best. however i think the pair are trying to sound a bit too current and should stick to what they know best.
Missy and timbo are currently doing alot of promo for the two new singles triple threat and 9th innings which dropped yesterday. the pair appeared on power 105's "breakfast club" this morning to talk on the singles, missy's illness and the whole aaliyah/drake issue.
in so many words timbaland said that he doesn't even think that the end product of drake n 40's project will even be an album and it could be alot of misconstrued hype! the pair have also publicly stated that whether there is an album to drop or not the will not be a part of it as it stands.
September,12,2012#News Chris Browns Publicist Says Neck Tatt Is A Mac Design
Yesterday Pictures emerged of chris brown with some new, controversial ink. many people believed it was a sly dig at rihanna as the tatt seems to depict a battered womans face but today his publicist cleared up the issues by stating that the tatt depicts a design from mac artist peter koskela. is this just a cover? you decide...
here is the mac design....
#Newvideo Ace Hood - Leggo
Ace drops the video to his most recent club banger "leggo" taken of the "Body Bag Vol.2" mixtape
Download:Ace Hood-Body Bag Vol.2
#Newvideo Dj Drama - My Moment Ft. 2Chainz, Meek Mill & Jeremih
A tune i have been supporting for a while now and still love. finally the video is released. its an mtv rip but will hopefully have the full hd version up this week
August,21,2012#Newmixtape Tyga - Well Done 3
tyga finally dropped The long awaited "well done 3" yesterday. you will definitely hear me spinning a couple tracks off this mixtape, especially "Wish" which features a sample from lil waynes verse on "the motto"
Download: Tyga - Well Done 3
August,21,2012#Newmixtape Ace Hood - Body Bag Vol. 2
Ace hood drops his new mixtape Body bag vol.2 featuring the club banger "Leggo"
Download: Ace Hood - Body Bag Vol.2
Envy @ Nuvo Every Saturday
check out the latest video from my new weekly saturday night residency @ Nuvo
For guestlist/ table bookings contact pin:225a937E // sms:07903480660
#Newmusic Aaliyah-Enough Said Ft. Drake
All i can say to this is woooowwww. what a shame she is gone :( RIP to aaliyah one of the greatest vocalists ever to grace the game
Usain Bolt funny Interview
Had to share this one with you guys. congratulations to the big man Usain bolt for yesterdays race and well done to yohan blake for sealing the 1,2 for jamaica.
also a big big shout out to everyone celebrating Jamaican independence day
#Newmusic Fabolous - Dance Move Ft. French Montana & Wale
New heat from fabolous with a feature from french montana and wale #ClubBanger
#Newmusic Rick Ross - 3 Kings Ft. Dr Dre & Jay-Z (Audio)
alot of hype has been flying around this track since rozay dropped the tracklist to "god forgives, I Don't" we finally get to hear it now courtesy of funkmaster flex. of all three verses Jay-z's is the one that stands out most for me.
he speaks on his dealings with live nation stating he is holding out for at least $275m for his next deal.
"i ran through that buck fifty live nation fronted me, they workin' on another deal, they talkin' two hundred fifty, i'm holding out for three, two seventy five and i just might agree"
he also says
"you ain't gotta keep this khaled, its just a freestyle"
suggesting that this whole verse is a freestyle!!!! Jay definitely earns his "King" status on this track
11 days to go 'til "GFID" is officially released!!
July,18,2012Kanye & Kim Rumoured To Be Starring In New Reality Show
After making a few cameos on "Keeping Up With the Kardashians", Kanye may now be joining Kim for their own reality show.
ereported that the duo are working on getting their own show surrounding their lives, fashion and music.
“The cameras will follow the couple as they travel around the world, primarily in London, Paris, Italy and New York,” said an inside source to Hollywoodlif
e. “They want to show the plush life of Kim & Kanye. Kris thinks Kim should focus more on fashion and develop a line with Kanye, since he is so heavily involved in that world."
is it a show you would watch? i can't really say im a big fan of "KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS" but would probably watch it just to get an insight into the couple and to see how much of a diva kanye really is.
#Newvideo Bashy Ft. Donae'o & Jme - Grim
check out "the man inside" trailer here
July,10,2012Rick Ross Releases The Official "God Forgives, I Don't" Tracklist
Rozay dropped the official #GFID tracklist today. the album is still scheduled for release on july 31st. as soon as the pre-order link for i-tunes is available i will have it up for you guys.
July,6,201250 Cent Drops Street Lp "5 (Murder By Numbers)" Tracklist & Dl Link
Curtis jackson aka 50 cent celebrates his birthday by dropping a free album with 10 new tracks. the lp includes Features from ScHoolboy Q, Kidd Kidd and production by Havoc, Hit-Boy and more
Download - 50 Cent - murder by numbers
July,4,2012Royalty - The New Childish Gambino Mixtape
Childish Gambino finally releases his much aticipated "Royalty" mixtape with features from Nipsey Hussle, Bun B & Many More
Download: Childish Gambino-Royalty
July,4,2012Frank Ocean Comes Out Of The Closet
the rumors have finally been confirmed by the man himself. after frank ocean made references to "he" instead of "She" on his forthcoming album "Channel orange" the rumors were circulating online until frank addressed the issues himself today.
after a popular blogger outed him frank released this note on his tumblr page
the note was apparently penned in december 2011 and was meant to be in the credits section of "Channel orange"
in it frank writes... "4 Summers ago, I met somebody. I was 19 years old. He was too. We spent that Summer and the Summer after, together. Everyday almost. And on the days we were together, time would glide. Most of the day I’d see him, and his smile. I’d hear his conversation and his silence.. Until it was time to sleep. Sleep I would often share with him. By the time I realized I was in love, it was malignant."
whether or not this was released to build a hype around the album it still sounds good. if prince could do it why cant frank? "channel orange" is set to hit retailers on the 17th july #Supportgoodmusic
June,25,2012Ryan Leslie hops on "Accident Murderers" for the Remix
Ryan Leslie hops on the remix for Rozay & Nas' "accidental murderer"
Click here for the Audio
#Newvideo Rick Ross - So Sophisticated Ft. Meek Mill (Official Video)
Rozay premiered the "so sophisticated" video yesterday afternoon and its already touching 100,000 views!!! MMG are running the scene at the minute
#Newvideo Rick Ross - Touch'n You Ft. Usher (Official Video)
TAKEN off his upcoming album God Forgives, I Don’t (RelEASED JULY 31ST), Rozay teams up with director Chris Robinson for the visuals to ‘Touch’n You'
YOU GOTTA LOVE HIS LIFETIME SUPPLY OF CIROC! i suppose it really pays to be friends with diddy.
#Newvideo Meek Mill - Flexin On Em'
heres the new official video to the massive club smash from meek mill. The album Dreams & Nightmares is scheduled for release on 28th August
Chris Brown, Drake & Meek Mill Altercation (Video)
Finally some video footage has been released of the altercation between the pair. you can clearly see fists flying @ 1:24 and also someone who is believed to be chris browns bodyguard emerging from the fight covered in blood @ 0:36. Is this really over rihanna!!!??? looool
out of all this the one thing that has emerged is the fact that meek mills is hilarious! "holla at me meek we need to party!"
New Donae'o Ft. Squeeks, Joe Black, Dru Blu, Ratlin & Lethal Bizzle - Ydkam
the title YDKAM stands for You Don't About Me and is from Donaeo's new album "Underground King" coming out soon. the track features 16's some of the hottest underground uk rappers including joe black and grime star lethal bizzle.
Download Donaeo's "Covers" mixtape here... DOWNLOAD
Trey Songz Drops "2 Reasons" Official Video
Trey has now dropped the video (Directed by Benny boom) to his new single ft. t.i. "2 Reasons" which got a us release on the 12th june. his new album "chapter 5" will be dropping at the end of august
Rick Ross & Diddy Shoot An Un-Official Video For "Touch N' You" In Cannes
Diddy & Ross Ballin' out in cannes
Self Made Vol. 2 drops June 26th. Pre-order now here... Pre-Order Self made vol.2
Rick Ross "God Forgives, I Don't" drops July 31st
Usher "Looking for myself" is available now on i-tunes
Omarion - Let's Talk Ft. Rick Ross: Official Video
The boy is back!!! getting good feedback all around about this one
Bag Of Money: Official Video
Here is the official video to Maybach Music's "Bag Of money" featuring @Wale, @RickyRozay, @meekmill & @Tpain The video is directed by Colin Tilley who has worked with some of the biggest artists in the game including chris brown, lil wayne and david guetta
French Montana Ft. Rick Ross, Lil' Wayne & Drake "Pop That"
Weezy goes in hard on this one!
This is the first single to drop off the forth-coming album from french montana "Excuse My French" released on July 17th. its Definitely going to be getting some support in the club from myself
June,9,2012Azealia Banks Says She No Longer Wants To Be A "Rap Artist" & Deletes Twitter Account
Azealia Banks blasts urban media as she says farewell to the Rap game, but not music
After her successful single "212" and signing on with iconic manager Troy Carter (Lady Gaga's manager), it looked like azealia was on the way to the top, but today she announced that she was no longer managed by Carter and that she doesn't even want to be a rapper anymore. she also deleted her Twitter account and started a Tumblr page stating that it would be the only means of communication between her and her fans.
Azealia released a statement saying:
no longer wishing to be a rapper.i never was…. and as soon as i started paying attention to bullshit urban media, i started getting myself in trouble. From now on i’m a vocalist, and will not be associating myself with the “rap game”… or whatever the f*ck that means…no more twitter for me… it makes me entirely too accessible. Catch me on tumblr… it’ll be more interesting.
These were the last tweets the star put out on her twitter account before de-activating it
The Order "Part 3 : The Sacrifice" Video Released
Check out the new video from the order team. it was a massive night once again!
June,7,2012Nicki Minaj Adresses The Whole "Summer Jam" Issue Live On Hot 97
As you may or may not have heard Nicki minaj was a no show at this years years edition of hot 97's "summer jam."
summer jam is probably one of the biggest events in the hip hop calender world-wide so alot of barbz would have been dissapointed by nicki's no-show. lil wayne announced that no member of ymcmb would be performing at the event after Hot 97 DJ Peter Rosenberg used some choice words about headlining artist Nicki Minaj and her current radio hit "starships"
instead of a nicki minaj performance attendees were instead entertained by the stations front-runner funk master flex who proceeded to diss nicki minaj throughout his set. after the smoke had cleared nicki minaj then rang in to hot 97 live on funk master flex's show to address the issues the audio is below in 3 parts...
Nicki Minaj adresses the whole "Summer Jam" issue LIVE on Hot 97
was she wrong to do what she did? or do you feel she was in the right? hit me up on the twitter!!!
Kanye West Drops Mercy Video
Check out the long awaited vid to kanye's new single "mercy" ft. Big sean & 2 chaaaaainzzz
The Order "Part 2 : The Pledge" Video Released
Check out the latest video from the order filmed live @ Bambu by Noel Mack also look out for the next edition of the order : The Scarifice, 03.06.2012, back at bambu. i will be back in the main room alongside mystery J
Party Promo Video Released
Party returns on bank holiday sunday, 8th april @ review bar, Birmingham to celebrate dj vip, big wes' and dj ad's birthdays
headlining on the night will be the ukg legends dj ez alongside mc psg
with support from birmingham's best dj's on the night this promises to be a party not to forget
for more info contact: 07806762934 or bb pin:27E30C96
Tyga Concert Ends In Gunfire
TYGA’S PERFORMANCE LAST NIGHT AT "SOKOL AUDITORIUM" IN OMAHA, NEBRASKA (USA) ENDED IN GUNFIRE, WITH RAPSTRESS HONEY COCAINE GETTING SHOT IN THE PROCESS.
THE CONCERT, WHICH WAS PART OF THE “CARELESS WORLD” TOUR, ENDED WITH AN ARGUMENT WITH AUDIENCE MEMBERS, WHO THREW GARBAGE ON STAGE. AFTER TYGA RETREATED TO HIS BUS, GUNSHOTS WERE FIRED AT THE VEHICLE AS IT SPED OFF.
TWO PATRONS WERE INJURED DURING THE PROCESS, INCLUDING HONEY COCAINE, WHO LATER TWEETED ABOUT GETTING STRUCK WITH A BULLET.
“WHAT HAPPENED, HAPPENED.. GOD LOVES ME AND HE LOVES YOU,” SHE WROTE. “GOT SHOT AND I’M NOT DEAD. #LOVELIFEANDGOD.”
WATCH FOOTAGE OF THE FIGHT DURING THE CONCERT above
Tempa T To Run For London Mayor
EAST LONDON MC TEMPA T WILL THIS YEAR BE RUNNING FOR THE ROLE OF LONDON MAYOR.
THE ARTIST POPULARLY KNOWN FOR HIS 2009/2010 SMASH "NEXT HYPE" HAS BEGUN HIS CAMPAIGN BY ADDRESSING THE ISSUE OF EXPENSIVE HOUSE PRICES IN THE REGION. IN HIS FIRST CAMPAIGN VIDEO HE HEADS OUT TO NORTH LONDON’S BISHOP’S LANE (AKA BILLIONAIRE’S ROW) ASKING WHY SOME HOUSES ON THE FAMOUS LANE COST MILLIONS OF POUNDS AND ARE VACANT.
WATCH THE VIDEO AND DECIDE WHETHER TEMPA T GETS YOUR VOTE