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Music business advice from Kevin Reynolds Part1

Sound music biz advice from musician and artist manager Kevin ReynoldsKevin Reynolds is musician and CEO of KRMB Management. In a career spanning over 25 years, he's worked with the likes of Usher, Take That, Lionel Richie and Phil Collins amongst many others. His management company boasts artists from across Europe. In November 2008, Kevin was selected from over...

The Life of Serius Jones – Exclusive short movie

After gaining international fame from his charasmatic and legendary freestyle battles (MTV, BET) the "Fight Klub King" Serius Jones went on to build one of the largest street and interenet buzzes in recent years and eventually signed a multi-million dollar record deal with DTP/DEFJAM records. However due to label complications he left the label in 2007 and took to...

Michael Jackson set to thrill at The O2

Michael Jackson announced that he will perform 10 concerts at The 02 arena this summer. This will be the pop singers first live tour in over a decade but the question is at 50 does he have the stamina to recapture the performances of the past?Many fans still regard him as the King of Pop and tickets for the...

Johnny Mad Dog the child soldier

Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire, former assistant of Cyril Collard, Karim Dridi and Laetita Masson got his turn in 2003 to have his own directors' seat. For the Images of Black Women Film Festival he proudly presents his first fictitious feature.and film Johnny Mad Dog, the winner of Best Film for Children Rights 2004.The feature is about Johnny, 15, a child-soldier, armed...

Kid Cudi – The new kid on the block talks to Flavour

As this is the trendsetters issue, Flavour had to introduce you to Cleveland rapper Kid Cudi, who is setting the pace for a whole new sound. His music fuses dance, rock, rnb and hip hop and he is currently the hottest new hip-hop artist in the US, and has signed to Kanye West’s label after catching the Love Lockdown...

Sasha “Miss Flavour 2008” Bennett Gallery

Miss Flavour 2008 talks stage nerves, making an entrance and shares her career aspirations of becoming a journalist Sasha Shantel Bennett, the recently crowned Miss Flavour 2008, exudes class, confidence – and a bit of comedy too. As well as having beauty, brains, and a body any woman would be envious of and any man would find difficulty...

Crazy Sexy Cool Production

Crazy Couzins are two of the brightest young diamonds on the UK dance scene. With a string of successes on the Baseline scene they’ve fast turned their hand to the soulful sound of Funky House and delivered us two of the biggest dance floor fillers of 2008. Just as we we’re starting to get their catchy hit Bongo Jam...

N-Dubz

// http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.jsTheir debut album Uncle B released in November has gone platinum in the UK. Is their anything N-Dubz can’t do?When you think of Dappy, Tulisa and Fazer, the Camden Town collective known as N-Dubz, you really can’t help but to say ‘Na na nai!’ Already armed with an identifiable sound that has helped catapult artists such as Busta...

Sway – Flavour exclusive photo’s

Rapper Sway isn’t just an artist, he’s also an entrepreneur. At 25 he’s achieved more than people twice his age but he’s not satisfied yet. He tells Flavour that the hard work is far from over and he’s worked with the Kaiser Chiefs To read the full article click hereWords by Andrea Tola Ilaka, Photography by Jordan Roach

Rudy Huxtable – All Grown Up

Arguably the cutest kid on TV since she her debut in Sesame Street back in 1982, ever wondered what became of little Rudy Huxtable, daughter of Bill and Clair Huxtable and member of one of the best loved families on screen? Flavour caught up with the actress responsible for Rudy, Keisha Knight Pulliam to talk about being a part...

Shay ‘Buckeey’ Johnson – Model Focus

From her successful modelling career to being a reality TV star and MTV favourite, Shay ‘Buckeey’ Johnson has lived the high life. Now with a film and book in development, entrepreneur Shay explains why her ambition won’t ever ease off. When I was asked to carry out an interview with urban model, actress and entrepreneur Shay ‘Buckeey’ Johnson I wasn’t sure...

Patrice Naiambana in Shakespeare’s Othello

Every artist needs to meet Patrice Naiambana. His inspiring views on an artist’s responsibility to help society are seriously enlightening and he could talk about the African Diaspora until the cows come home. His passionate personality commands your attention and his knowledge and intellect makes you sit up and listen. The actor (or African performing artist as he...

The Jamaican Jazz & Blues festival

The Jamaican Jazz & Blues festival, which was held along the elegant corridor in Rose Hall, was a flurry of activity on the 22-24 January with revellers from across the world descending the languid sunshine island of Jamaica.Three nights of musical pleasure combined the eclectic, contemporary and the popular which saw a premier list of artists come together for...

Lewisham celebrates President Barack Obama’s inauguration

I have just returned from a fantastic evening at The Broadway Theatre in Catford, celebrating the inauguration of the 44th President of the United States, President Barack Obama. I thought I would share my thoughts of the evening with you.As I arrived at the theatre, the area was buzzing, people were excited at the day's events and were looking...

Laura Izibor

The Dublin diva talks to Flavour about her debut album Let the Truth Be Told. Laura Izibor is, no doubt, a diva in the making. The songstress boasts an impressive CV that makes other newcomers look lame. Not only has Laura already supported the legendary Al Green and James Brown, but in 2006 she made Irish music history by...

Akosua Annobil-Dodoo, editor of overgroundonline.com

Having made her name as a music and entertainment journalist captivating people with her weekly column The Gist in New Nation newspaper, Akosua Annobil-Dodoo has now moved on and become the editor of overgroundonline.com – an online newspaper for British African-Caribbeans. Here she tells Flavour about her new venture.Why did you decide to study Journalism at university? It runs in...

Deliquent – The remixers du jour

With a career spanning over nine years, the north London production outfit consisting of 26-year-old Michael Pantelli and Philip Omo, have a list of clubland hits spanning far wider than their top 20 UK Chart smash My Destiny. Remixing for artists such as Jamelia, Timbaland and Magoo, Usher, Mis-teeq and more recently Taio Cruz, it wasn’t long before the...

Sasha Shantell Bennett – Miss Flavour 2008

Miss Flavour 2008 talks stage nerves, making an entrance and shares her career aspirations of becoming a journalistSasha Shantel Bennett, the recently crowned Miss Flavour 2008, exudes class, confidence – and a bit of comedy too. As well as having beauty, brains, and a body any woman would be envious of and any man would find difficulty to look...

Biggy is immortalised on the big screen in Notorious

Celebrating the hip hop legend Notorious B.I.G, later known as Biggie, the biopic tells the rags to riches story of a music icon whose life and death forever changed the landscape of music. Embodying the American dream Biggie rose from the streets using the power of his music to speak to an entire generation.The film captures the larger than...

BET’s Hell Date cast comes to the UK

BET’s Hell Date is a quirky dating show with a difference. This fresh and contemporary programme sees actors with fantastic improvisation skills go on a date with unsuspecting men or women who unbeknown to them are on a date from hell. Four members of the cast – Simone, Kiah, Donnivin and Zainab - touched down in England and hooked...

Danielle Senior taking it to the dancefloor

Rising singing sensation Danielle Senior has collaborated with elite producers and artists like Colin C-Swing Emmanuel producer of chart toppers Jamelia and Beverley Knight, Don E, Skillz, Baby J, 2B3 Productions, mobo award winner Dexplicit and Shystie to name but a few. The talented singer/songwriter currently has a an exclusive publishing deal with Notting Hill Music Publishing submitting tracks...

Jamelia – Cover Girl Issue 8

Stunning singer and model Jamelia has had a whirlwind of a year. The gossip columns have been full of stories about her break-up, make-up and engagement to Bristol City footballer Darren Byfield. She signed a £100,000 contract to launch a new Tony and Guy hair care range Model.Me and released a greatest hits album. To see the full article...

Lisa Maffia – Cover Girl Issue 7

Lisa Maffia cover girl issue 7 Flavour Magazine walks into the studio with a bounce in her step and a big smile on her face as she gears up to release her sophomore album shot exclusively for Flavour Magazine by Jan Masny, Make-up by Chantelle Bernard, Styling by Annika Allen, EIO and Simone Williams clothing. To see the full...

Angellica Bell – Issue 12 cover girl

From Children’s BBC to reality TV presenter, Angellica Bell speaks candidly about her amazing life off-camera.Dressed in black tights, Ugg boots and a knee-length dark-green T-shirt dress, TV presenter Angellica Bell hops out of a silver Mercedes taxi and enters the south London studio where her Flavour cover shoot is taking place. In the flesh she is extremely slim and...

RnB duo Rich Musik signed to Akon’s label

There hasn't been a duo on the urban music scene for a while and so RichMusik (RM) have emerged to fill that gap. Ray and Renny Richardson are two brothers originally from the Caribbean who produce their own beats and both choreograph their own performances. RM intend to bring something new and fresh to the industry and have already...

Miss Flavour 2008 Review

2008’s annual Miss Flavour Beauty Pageant took place on Wednesday 5th November in the heart of London’s Leicester Square at Sound nightclub. Hosted by comedy duo JCX ‘n’ Slick and Pretty Polly model Sasha Parker, the night kicked off with laughs all around and an upbeat performance from urban rock act Kaya who set the scene for the night...

Jordin Sparks

Where's her head at? Thankfully, not in the clouds! In fact, for 19 year old Jordin Sparks, life is all about being as close to the ground as possible, despite joining the league of successful American Idol winners and having recorded a killer duet of the year with a certain young man who has the ladies coming from wall...

Sasha Shantel Bennett talks about winning Miss Flavour 2008

I’m Miss Flavour 2008!! I’m still in shock and my family and friends are hounding me like the paparazzi!! (Laughs) I knew that this competition would be big, but to be truly honest, I didn’t really acknowledge all of the emotions it would bring to the surface for me. It seems for many that I just came in from no-where and...

Sasha Parker – The star of Coleen’s Real Women talks

The recent winner of Wayne Rooney’s wife’s ITV show Coleen’s Real Women, Sasha Parker is to front the campaign for Pretty Polly swimwear. The 24-year-old model talks exclusively to Flavour about Mrs Rooney, juggling motherhood and following in the footsteps of Jamelia and Eva Herzigova.Tell me about your experience on Coleen’s Real Women? My experience on Coleen’s Real Women, was amazing....

Robin Thicke the blue-eyed soul man

It’s a sweaty Saturday night in Tampa, Florida, almost providing a sensual backdrop to Robin Thicke’s warm-up slot before he leaves it to Mary J Blige to do her part on the latest stop of their Love Soul US tour. He runs onto stage, a sultry figure in black, hair perfectly quiffed, to a boisterous reception before he winks: “How...