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YolanDa Brown announces a special one-off night

YolanDa Brown performs live at London's Ronnie Scott's to launch her EP ‘A Step Closer' on June 25th.The MOBO Award winning saxophonist will also be opening the Marlborough Jazz Festival and performing at the Glasgow Jazz Festival.Details of the event shown below:Doors: 6pm (Show time 7pm/9pm) 1st House: Doors: 6pm (Show Time 7pm) 2nd...

Fem Fel Felling dem?!

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With that deep resonate voice Fem Fel is a distinctive emcee who is certainly one of the more established names of the UK rap scene having worked with some of the biggest names the scene has produced.Fresh for the end of the year he drops his latest offering with the awkwardly named 5 track ep < o (Left of Center)...

Meleka – Miss Me

Meleka performed at Flavour Live last weekend  and now we have the new hot music video for her track "Miss Me", releasing on 27th September.http://www.youtube.com/v/dUkKu1efnRo?fs=1&hl=en_GB&color1=0x2b405b&color2=0x6b8ab6

Shontelle: The island girl on breaking free, working with Rihanna and Derülo, and how a gamble paid off

Waiting in her dressing room while she’s on stage rehearsing for a later performance, I find myself flicking through the TV channels, nervously waiting for her to join me. When eventually introduced to Shontelle, I steel myself for the interview and extend my hand in a formal greeting... but instead, the Bajan beauty pulls me into an enthusiastic embrace!...

Analyser by Aluna George review

The song Analyser by the hot new duo Aluna George banged through my laptop speakers as I sat down and gave them a taste of their own medicine and analysed them. Their sound was unique and to be honest is not normally my cup of tea, however the lyrics were extremely effective and the repetition was thought provoking and...

Fresh Group 85th Decibel

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85th Decibel are a fresh new trio from London. The talented and illustrious band also known as 85DB are a trio consisting of Wars (Rapper/Songwriter), April Morgan (Vocalist/Songwriter) and Mx Ugoh (Producer/Songwriter).The individual members became a collective shortly after working on their 1st single 'Damage' togetherhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8N-dGvbFL4sSince then the band have been working the live music circuit and building a...

IdeasTap.com launches Ideas Fund for budding creatives

Interactive magazine IdeasTap.com has launched a new nationwide search for the country's top creative entrepreneurs, with the most exciting project to receive the Ideas Fund. The scheme aimed at young creative talent aged from 16-25 is calling for any creative ideas to be submitted from the 1-30 June to win a share of £50K. Winners will receive funding of up...

Eddie Kadi one man show ticket giveaway

Following last year's sell-out at the London's IndigO2, An Audience With Eddie Kadi returns for what promises to be his most explosive show yet! And Flavour has a pair of tickets to giveaway. Email you name and contact number to comps@flavourmag.co.uk by noon on Friday 14 August 2009.The show will feature appearances from critically acclaimed actor, Rudolph Walker, recently...

Drumma Roll Please

The Awards just keep on coming, after peaking at number 2 on the Billboard R&B & hip-hop charts, number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100, charting for 30 weeks on the Hot 100 and 54 weeks on the R&B hip-hop chart, amassing 3 nominationas and awards as well as being the number 1 Rap Song in 2011 the Drumma Boy produced track "No Hands"...

Ragz-CV – Digital Slaves [Music Video]

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Ragz-CV is a lyricist coming straight of South London. Originally from Brixton the rapper is known for his amazing work with his previous E.P‘Paying Homage to the King’ produced by his grandad, which made over £4,000 for charity. The 26 year old's clever wordplay, thought provoken lyrics and relevant subject matter makes him a real prospect for the future, no better example...

Win a free music lesson with Matti Roots

Are you a budding music talent that would enjoy a free music lesson?Singer/songwriter Matti Roots is offering 3 lucky winners the chance to receive a production lesson, studio session or an introductory instrument lesson.The UK singer has worked with artists such as Terri Walker, Justin Timberlake Vula of the Basement Jaxx and Slum Village and graduated from the...

Spend on Trend – Get ready for cold

Cool Cats Hey jersey boys, stay bold and never cold throughout the chilly season, with standout prints and chunky knits. Throw a colourful statement sweater over your favourite pair of jeans and you’re good to go.1. H&M, £34.992. River Island, £163. Bench, £49.994. Topman, £385. Topman, £166. Primark, £127. M&S, £39.508. New Era, £35      Hot Chicks Stay chilled and funky this...

Vote for Ahmed Sirour to win Eric Roberson’s remix comp

At the end of 2009 soul singer and songwriter Eric Roberson set the challenge for his producing and remixing fans to remix yhe song that he was up for a Grammy award for, "A Tale Of Two" featuring Michelle Thompson and Ben Brown.Flavour journalist/musician and producer Ahmed Sirour entered the competition. They received over 250 remix submissions and after...

Mighty Mark making his mark

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A little while back I featured a brilliant retro sounding hip-hop banger called Ping Pong featuring the tongue in cheek lascivious verbals of one T T The Artist. It was a track that you might find a little shocking courtesy of TT’s sexually charged verbals but evidently it was track that you just could not help hear all the...

Guvna B presents new single ‘Free’

Following on from the release of his critically acclaimed ‘Scrapbook’ mixtape in 2011, Guvna B returns with a vibrant summer anthem and a new eclectic sound from his sophomore album, Odd One Out.The familiar chorus featured on ‘Free’ pays homage to R&B artist, Ultra-Nate’s 90’s hit single entitled ‘Free’ and features lead vocals from Ladonna Harley-Peters and produced by GKid. The  infectious track is a certified...

Meet the newest kid on the block…PW

Akheim Allen is making waves in the vast ocean of the urban scene and has managed to get himself noticed as one of the most promising new artists to surface this year. His single ‘Sensible’ is out on September 19th and comes from his forthcoming mix tape ‘NKOTB’. Meet the newest kid on the block…PW. Not only has he secured...

Pick Of The Day: Nicole Scherzinger’s ‘Boomerang’

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After becoming the nation's beloved X-Factor judge, Scherzy returns with her brand new single ‘Boomerang’. The track produced by will.i.am sees the former Pussycat Doll's front lady letting her haters know they can’t keep her down. "You can turn me down, you can throw me now. The harder out, the harder I come back around," she sings with willpower on the...

Setting The Bar High: DJ Drama ‘Quality Street Music’

The album is an amazing collection of Hip-Hop street music. With production talents from Hit-Boy, Boi 1da, Kane Beatz and T-Minus, anything less than the best in instrumentation would be unacceptable.The powerhouse DJ Drama is back in the driving seat with full control of his brand new album, which features a superstar line-up of rap passengers. Fabolous, T-Pain and Yo Gotti join forces...

New Music: Cleo Sol, ‘Never The Right Time’

It looks like now might be the right time for new girl on the block, Cleo Sol. With her debut single having already gained early spins from BBC Radio 1Xtra and Radio 1 as well as being added straight to Choice FM’s playlist. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5Tef1QdVgoThis might be Cleo's own debut single but she's well known amongst the stars having featured on Tinie...

Showerz & Talent Raises A Toast To The Ladies On ‘Perfect’ – Watch

While dance and pop music dominate the mainstream, the underground scene is alive and kicking, providing a real footing to those in need of substance and authenticity. Hailing from East London are 18 year-old up-and comers, Showerz & Talent, who are currently causing a buzz with their latest track, ‘Perfect’. The MC’s showcase their vivid storytelling, merging a tale...

Is Beyonce pregnant?

According to MediaTakeOut, the ‘Crazy in Love’ star is expecting her first child with hubby Jay-Z.The website says: "It's been a long time waiting... but now it's finally happened. MediaTakeOut.com just learned from a rock solid source that legendary singer Beyonce and her hip hop mogul husband Jay-Z are expecting their first child together. According to our source, Beyonce...

Reeps One is crowned UK Beatbox champion

The nationwide search to find the new king of Beatbox came to a head on Friday night (25th June) at London's O2 Islington Academy, where the last rounds of the Vauxhall UK Beatbox Championship 2010 grand final took place.At the most competitive final in Vauxhall UK Beatbox history, more than 500 people flocked to watch, as twelve beatboxers from...

5 Red DVDs and merchandise to giveaway

Frank (Willis) is a former black-ops CIA agent living a quiet life alone… until the day a hit squad shows up to kill him. With his identity compromised, Frank reassembles his old team – Joe (Freeman), Marvin (Malkovich) and Victoria (Mirren) – and sets out to prove that they still have a few tricks up their sleeves. Stand back...

Tulisa Talks Love and Jealousy

X Factor diva Tulisa opened up to Glamour Magazine, revealing how she is a “selfish” and a “jealous” girlfriend when it comes to her N-Dubz bandmate Fazer. The ‘female boss’ explained: “I get jealous. If he’s seeing his girl mates, I want to know them. I say, ‘what friend? You don’t need female friends. Why didn’t I know her before? Introduce...

Ivor Novello nominations released

Lily Allen and Dizzee Rascal are this year's big nominees at the Ivor Novellos. Both are nominated in two categories for the songwriting awards. La Roux, Bat For Lashes, Paolo Nutini, and The Duckworth Lewis Method, aka Neil Hannon and Thomas Walsh, also get nods.This year also sees the introduction of the Best Original Video Game Score category, about...

Chris Brown Flaunts it in mag and denied visa to the UK

Chris Brown will be featured in a six page editorial spread in the latest edition of “Flaunt” magazine. The poster boy showed off his multiple tattoos and switched between a smart and casual look for the shots. This comes on the eve of Chris Brown's UK tour getting cancelled as his visa was denied due to a serious criminal...

Flawless Finish – Laying The Foundations

Flavour's beauty editor Lea James talks about how you can get a flawless finish with you foundation.They Say: Now you can achieve the ultimate flawless finish with VIE at home’s new mousse foundation, Airbrush Perfection, £18. Available in light, medium and dark shades, VIE at home has created a foundation that feels as light as a feather yet offers superior...

Harmony Foundation presents Inspirational YOU

Harmony Foundation presents Inspirational YOU an annual FREE community event being held to celebrate International Women's Month.We aim to highlight and celebrate the achievements of women who have worked hard to achieve their success. In the evening we will have inspirational speeches from leading women who have fought against the odds to achieve their success. You will then...

Sean Paul: The dancehall king returns with a new album

Mr Dutty Rock himself, dancehall artist Sean Paul is back with his new album. Denise Kodia caught up with him to find out where he could never live, how all men are really mama’s boys at heart and why this album is grandly called Imperial Blaze.What have you been up too? It’s been quite a while since we last...

Now you can be a Def Jam Rapstar with this new game

For all of you Hip Hop heads out there Def Jam has released the gaming experience you have been waiting for- Def Jam Rapstar! This game allows you to spit lyrics freestyle or rhyme your favourite tracks by established artists like T.I or 50Cent and record your skills using your console camera. Think you’re as big in the game...