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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"...

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...

WATCH – Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry live performance at Fred Perry’s Sub-Sonic Live

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Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry is a recording pioneer of the reggae world and one of the most influencial artist/producers to have stepped into a recording studio. Building an experimental studio in his back yard, in Jamaica, "Scratch" was the producer on early recordings for such seminal musicians as Bob Marley & the Wailers, Junior Byles, The Heptones, and Max Romeo. Now in his seventies, Perry...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Labrinth – Let The Sun Shine

Here is the new music video from Simon Cowell's latest signing Labrinth, for his track "Let The Sun Shine".http://www.youtube.com/v/s7z825KRWlI?fs=1&hl=en_GB&color1=0x2b405b&color2=0x6b8ab6Watch in HD on LabrinthTV

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...

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...

Devlin to headline StreetFest 2012

One of the UK'S most talked about MCs, Devlin, will take to the stage as the headline act at this year's StreetFest. He has enjoyed success with the release of his debut album Bud, Sweat and Beers, which sold over 100,000 copies. He will be joined by Lady Leshurr, who has earned her unanimous reputation as 'The Best Spitter...

The hip hop Shakespeare company

Many children love hip hop but they may not understand Shakespeare but if you combine the two then their knowledge of the English poet and playwright will increase. Taking Hip Hop Shakespeare across England, UK rapper Akala is a true role model for young inner city kids.The idea of the class is to incorporate Shakespeare and Hip Hop together,...

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...

Video: ChetMega Unveils ‘New Sound’

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Out of the Southwest of England comes ChetMega. The rising rapper has created a name for himself with a series of musical projects – including the role of frontman of rap/rock band VTKTM, and let’s not forget an excess of some fiery rhymes. Although he’s been around since Mark B & Blade, ChetMega's time is now to shine. Equipped with...

Artcha – The man behind the art

Sagging jeans, hoodies and over-priced jewellery. These are the trappings typically associated with a UK hip-hop artist. Meet Artcha: stylish spectacles, smart sweater and dress pants. He is quick to inform me that numerous meetings are the reason for his attire. I get a sneaky suspicion that he rocks the smart guy look from time to time and not...

Ciru Maina: Model on a mission

Ciru Maina is not just a pretty face...Kenya's new fashion 'It' girl, Ciru Maina is a top model who uses her visibility with activism to bring attention and raise funds for charities and worthwhile causes.With her edgy and striking looks and an imposing 5'10 in barefoot height, she is the newly appointed global Ambassador to the 'Heart 2 Heart...

Matt Cardle Unveils Video For ‘Loving You’ featuring Melanie C

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The visuals for ‘Loving You’ is a plaintive and pretty piano ballad, which takes a likewise standard approach. Playing the role of lonely balladeer, Cardle squats down on the floor as the camera does that thing where more translucent shots are coated from scene to scene, before slowly cutting over to a sombre Melanie C. The two pour their...

New music: Eve – Diamonds Freestyle

Eve is digging her teeth back into music. First up she adds a verse to Rihanna’s current hit 'Diamonds' and we feel that she has not lost her talent.What do you think?http://youtu.be/x2NNOlPq7tc 

Kissing Frogs part 3

Every fortnight I’ll be regaling Flavour readers with my dating tales from the Urban Jungle.It’s safe to say my last date was not the romance rollercoaster I hoped it might be. It takes me about 48 hours to recover from my monster hangover, during which time I keep getting hideous flashbacks of less-than-tactful things I said in my drunken...

Alexandra Burke disses Jermaine Defoe in new song!

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Sounds like Alexandra Burke’s doing a Taylor Swift by singing about her ex-boyfriend in track Day Dreams.  We at Flavourmag had a great time at Alexandra's 25th Birthday party last Thursday at RISE Superclub.  Alexandra looked stunning with long honey blond hair, dancing all night on the dance floor with her family and closest friends but we wonder who...