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Yasmin: Living the dream comes from a passion for music and solid work ethic

One of the hottest names on the underground scene, Yasmin Shahmir has made a name for herself in a short space of time as one of few respected female DJs on the hip-hop circuit. Having toured with mega stars such as Will.i.am, Taio Cruz, Eve and Pharrell Williams, she has proven herself as a no-nonsense...

Jessie J: Standing out from the crowd is no problem when you know who you are

Born Jessica Cornish but nicknamed Jessie for short, the ‘J’ is a random add-on that she says can mean “anything you want it to”. Citing Billy Porter and Terrell Carter among the many greats who have influenced her musical creativity, Jessie says she has never been afraid to experiment with her gift. “I’ve always enjoyed doing creative stuff with...

Diddy Dirty Money: Well, hello, good morning? This train was worth the wait

The debut album from the new supergroup of multi-platinum selling, three-time Grammy-winning Sean Diddy Combs, singer-songwriter Dawn Richard and songwriter Kalenna Harper has finally arrived, after much delay. An electro-hip-hop-soul-funk experience blending elements of UK grime, Mediterranean techno and the 808s of American hip hop, Last Train to Paris...

The Music Class of 2011

Wanna know who the cool, popular and smart kids are on the music scene this year? Let us introduce you to the music class of 2011. Pay attention folks, believe the hype and keep your iPod’s up to date!Waka Flocka Flame- The Bad Boy Waka is exactly how you want your US rappers- thugged out, iced out, tossin’ money in...

Virgin Media Pioneer: Obi Ugochukwu

Obi Ugochukwu is the founder and CEO of the African Caribbean Company, a technology start-up based in Manchester. After studying International Business, Finance and Economics at the University of Manchester he was struck with an idea for a new social media site.Africancaribbeansociety.com is a social networking community for African and Caribbean students at universities across the UK. Launched in...

Virgin Media Pioneer: Hermione Taylor

Hermione is the founder of The DoNation, a charitable-giving website that replaces cash with action. On a gruelling cycle ride from London to Morocco, she came up with the idea. Instead of asking for sponsorship money, she asked friends and family to commit to carbon saving tasks, like going meat-free for a few days a week, or washing their...

World Comedy Clash 2011, March 13

Big Live presents the World Comedy Clash 2011. 9 nations, 3 rounds, 1 winner. Who will be crowned the funniest nation? Taking place on 13th March, at The Camden Centre, Euston Road, WC1H 9JE (Opp St Pancras/ Kings Cross Station). This event is garanteed to make you LAUGH OUT LOUD.http://www.youtube.com/v/NL4d039vZsMOther comedians on the night include:Quincy, Barbados Kane brown, Jamaica Special P,...

J in the A #3

Happy New Year Flavour Mag readers! I hope 2011 has kicked off to a wonderful start. The end of 2010 was quite a whirlwind for me over here in Atlanta, I moved apartments yet again (my fourth in a year - Ugh), the day before Christmas Eve hence my slight delay in getting this blog up but I’m back...

Firm Foundations

That old make-up favourite, foundation, is still a staple product for so many of us...So here is a guide on how to choose the perfect foundation for you and how to apply it so you avoid those hideous tell-tale tidemarks and looking like you've been tangoed.Top tips for your make-up mission Ensure your skin is cleansed so you can get...

Jessie J can’t be bought

The awesome Jessie J is back with her second single ‘Price Tag,’ featuring U.S rapper B.O.B. Again she shows her incredible vocal skills and quirky ‘Katy Perry-esk’ style as she plays up to the camera with her great sense of humour.The message of the song is her anger at the obsession people have with money and material things. A...

MTV’s Brand new for 2011 review

This week MTV announced the nominees for “Brand New 2011” in conjunction with smart phone super giant Blackberry. A mini concert was held at Koko in Camden to showcase some of the talent shortlisted. Female RnB and rap trio Ruff Diamondz opened the show, followed by the much anticipated Jessie J who belted out fan favourites “Who you are”...

Video: David Guetta ft Rhianna

Check out the colourful new song and video by David Guetta featuring Rhianna. The Bajan beauty looks stunning.http://www.youtube.com/v/EAc4zHEDd7o

Interview with DV8 fashion student Tara Harripaul

Stylist to stars Denise Brown (Kanye West, Mr Hudson, Reggie Yates) and talented fashion designer Roweena Clifford are the amazing teacher’s at the helm of DV8’s Introduction to fashion and styling course. Flavour caught up with DV8 fashion student Tara Harripaul, 17, to find out what’s she’s learning on the course and which celebrity who she thinks she has...

Vote Ahmed Sirour to win The Shine competition

http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F8989478&John Legend & The Roots - "SHINE" (VOTE FOR AHMED'S REMIX NOW!!) by Ahmed S.Last year we interviewed John Legend about his album with The Roots so when Flavour journalist/US correspondent Ahmed Sirour informed us that he submitted a remix of their song Shine off their 2010 album Wake Up for the Remix Contest by Indaba Music naturally we had...

Ra’ed Poetical meets Foreign Exchange

It has been almost 5 years since the Grammy nominated duo Foreign Exchange blessed a UK stage with their unique electro-soul sound, Flavour’s Ra’ed Poetical decided to have a little chat with Phonte and Nicolay as they flew in from the States, literally, for their January London shows. Here’s what went down.So guys, a lot of people don’t know...

Rodney P talks autism and performing with hip hop pioneers at the Jazz Cafe

2011 is going to be a busy year for Rodney P, the "Godfather of UK hip hop". Not only is he hosting and performing at a charity event for Zain's Autism Network at the Jazz Café alongside Roots Manuva, Blak Twang, Skinnyman, Klashnekoff and many more hip hop pioneers. This spring he is set to release his highly anticipated...

Win tickets to see Wretch 32 and RoxXxan at Underground Unleashed this Saturday

Underground Unleashed is all about celebrating the best breakthrough talent in 2011. Kick off the New Year with this explosive show on Saturday, 29th January 2011 at Stratford Circus, Theatre Square, Stratford, London, E15 1BX.Headlining the night will be grime and UK hip hop don Wretch 32 and young, explosive lyricist Roxxxan. The Eastside Stories team has also auditioned artists...

Slim in Wonderland at Hackney Empire

Britain's funniest comedian the Mad Hatter himself Danny 'Slim' Gray is back for 2 nights only at the Hackney Empire. Come and see Slim perform hilarious new material with a few of your old favourites.Saturday 5th Feb 2011 hosted by Eddie Nestor & Robbie Gee with Felicity Ethnic, Sunday 6th Feb hosted by Kat with Little Miss Jocelyn &...

Win Black Dynamite on DVD and tickets to an exclusive party

Black Dynamite (Michael Jai White – Spawn) gets called back into action to help the CIA track down his brother’s murderer. Along the way Dynamite and his allies including Cream Corn (Tommy Davidson – Woo) and Bullhorn (Byron Minns – Undisputed) encounter a whole host of dangers including drug dealers, Chinese crime syndicates and corrupt government officials all hell-bent...

Twissman featuring Ginny B

Check out the new video for south London rapper Twissman featuring Ginny B.http://www.youtube.com/v/z8-Jn1-yZSI

Flavour TV Scoop

Welcome to week 2 of Flavour's TV Scoop.We’ve got loads of stories to keep you tuned in and switched on.Being Human BBC3 – Sun 23rd JanIt’s Back!!! The third series of the highly acclaimed BBC Three show returns to our screens.Our resident werewolf’s, and vampire have upped sticks and moved to Barry in Wales in order to keep...

Jodie Connor on music, Roll Deep & what it takes to be a successful female artist

First she impressed Simon Cowell as a runner up on Pop Idol, the same talent show which created the likes of Will Young and Gareth Gates. Then she stormed the charts after she co-wrote and featured on Roll Deep’s ‘Good Times’, which spent three weeks at number one. Now, following the release of her first solo single ‘Now...

Presenting – Chris Jasper of The Isley Brothers

Being emailed by Chris Jaspers manager was the most exciting thing that has happened to me this year, next to getting the Faith Evan's interview. Replying straight away, I soon got an email from City Gold Records in America, Chris' record label, and soon was to interview the legendary Chris Jasper keyboardist (solo recording artist) of The Isley Brothers....

Wretch 32: The anomaly realises his potential

As I was sitting writing the interview out, Matrix Revolutions was on the tv in the background and I suddenly realised what the deal is with Wretch: he is an anomaly.I remember Wretch's first album Wretch-trospective (2008) which seamlessly mixed a grimy edge without being grimy and mixed rap without being fully hip-hop or as Wretch puts it: ‘When...

NEYO ENLISTS GRAMMY NOMINATED TREY SONGZ & CHIPMUNK for an all-star line up

RnB superstar Neyo, has added Grammy nominated singer Trey Songz and the UK's very on chart topping champion Chipmunk to the bill for his forthcoming UK arena tour.Kicking off on Tuesday 22 February at the Glasgow SECC, this tour comes hot on the heels of singer-songwriter Ne-Yo's forth studio album, Trey Songz just finishing the OMG tour with Usher...

Win tickets to see unmissable Ne-Yo and Trey Songz in UK Tour

The UK’s hottest rapper makes a long awaited return. Chart topping sensation Chipmunk and Trey Songz will join Ne-Yo on his UK tour this February/March. Fans will get to see the double MOBO Award winner special guest with US R&B sensation Trey Songz making these shows truly unmissable and you could be in with a chance of winning tickets...

Flavour TV Scoop

Welcome to Flavour TV Scoop, If like me, you love to watch TV and always have an opinion this is the spot for you.I’ll let you know what is hot and not in TV land. Keeping you informed with a bit of sass.As always Flavour keeps it real. So stay tuned.EastendersEven if you’re not an Eastender’s devotee everyone must...

Win a pair of tickets to the ultimate r&b show

This Valentine's Flavour Magazine has teamed up with leading club promoter Queen of Soul to offer music lovers the chance to tickets to the Ultimate 90's R&B concert at London's première venue – the indigO2 at the 02.Promising a night of classic R&B from a time when music really mattered, the sizzling-hot show will feature smooth vocal group Silk...

DeLon: Sri Lanka’s biggest export

If I asked you to name one Sri Lankan rapper I guess that you would have a very difficult time. So to that end here is an answer: DeLon. Without being condescending, Delon is in truth probably Sri Lanka’s only international rapper and at four albums deep Delon is in many respects a veteran.Raised in the US, Delon became...

Hanna: New Island Flavour

If you are a fan of Johnny Kemp then you may be familiar with artists from The Bahamas; if not then prepare to be educated. The newest addition to this small island’s artists repertoire is David Hanna. The pioneer of what he calls new island soul; Hanna will set the music scene alight with fresh flavours and a new...