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B.o.B on coping with fame, being compared to Outkast and his top three beautiful girls

He has enough energy to power a big city during a summer blackout. Atlanta born rapper B.o.B (Bobby Ray Simmons Jr) rhymes in a way that pulls you in, makes your head spin, but still holds your attention with his forceful sounds.  It’s this energy that has made him the 13th male solo artist to have a debut album ‘B.o.B....

Eliza Doolittle on her new single and singing from the age of 12

We love a real life story about a genuine music lover getting the chance to make her dream come true, which is why Eliza Doolittle’s success is such a groovy tale. Although she's been around for a while, not only as a musician, but also as a songwriter, the last few months for Eliza have been little short of...

Genesis Elijah on UK Hip Hop

As a generic term UK rap encompasses many genres. UK grime at present seems to be the noticeable face of that generic term and indeed many rappers gravitate towards that genre...but not everyone.Genesis Elijah is part of that group of UK rappers that were inspired by such figures as Rodney P and Roots Manuva. Genesis has been plying his...

Peter Jackson bringing Canadian Rap to the fore

Canada doesn't produce many rap artists that can count support roles for global hip-hop artists like Naughty by Nature and (the king of double time) Busta Rhymes.  Jackson however is looking to write a new Canadian rap history.After spending time trying to build the infa-structure for brand Jackson, he steps out with his catchy single Miss Right featuring the...

BBC Radio 1 Festive Festival 2010

On Monday 20 December 2010, the BBC Radio 1 Festive Festival took place in the BBC's legendary Maida Vale studios, starring Katy B, Wretch 32, Bullet for my Valentine and more.The night included live performances from some of the brightest acts of 2010, and to get in the festive mood for Christmas and the New Year the show...

Flavour at American InterContinental University London Fashion Show

Watching a fashion show is a bit like falling in love. There’s a mixture of curiosity, anticipation, butterflies and lust when beautiful clothes sail down the catwalk. And the thrill is all the more intense when watching graduate fashion shows.Fledgling designers are taking their first steps towards fashion greatness! Flavour headed down to the American InterContinental University Fashion Show...

Win Death Race 2 on DVD

Get ready for the drive of your life when Death Race 2 comes to DVD this December - as we are giving it away to 3 lucky Flavour readers.Death Race 2 is a must-see adrenaline pumping, car crunching, action packed prequel to Death Race (2008), starring Luke Goss (Tekken, Hell Boy II: The Golden Army), Sean Bean (Lord of...

Mistajam on Music, Touring and TV Shows

Mistajam pioneers whole music scenes with his BBC Radio and 1Xtra shows. From Dubstep and Grime to Hip Hop and R&B this is one DJ that’s got the music scene on lock. In this interview he reveals all about his Speakerboxx Tour, his BBC Switch show No Hats No Trainers, starring in the soap Crossroads, sneaking into raves underage...

Digga returns with a new album, new vigour and a new independence

From the Outsiderz to the high energy and bars galore Flipmode Squad, Rah Digga has always been about straight spitting. In truth whilst she stood out for being a female emcee who not only held her own but turned many a male rapper into her ‘bitches’ she still (one can argue) was over shadowed by the ‘click’.Her departure from...

Lemar: On reality TV, fatherhood and leaving a legacy

Not many artists can be recognized from their first name alone. It’s an iconic status usually reserved for the greats such as Madonna, Beyoncé and the like. However, award-winning singer and songwriter Lemar is fast becoming an iconic star in his own right. The multi-platinum-selling artist is one of the most successful artists to have appeared on a reality...

The Marvell Boys: Meet grime’s new superheroes

The Marvell Boys are the latest sensation to come out of a wave of crossover talent arising from the grime scene. But what sets them apart from other grime artists and why are they being called the future of grime? Mary Bello talks to the North London-based collective to get the low-down on their master plan.Vertex, Double S and...

Gyptian: We talk life and loves with the Jamaican superstar

In a telling indication of how big Jamaican superstar Gyptian has become, my interview slot dramatically eroded like the world economy as twenty minutes swiftly turned to ten because of demands on his schedule by other journos. However, I was still immensely grateful to get a little bit of time with the talented man. Looking every inch the global...

JLS: The boys tell Flavour all about their new album

Currently the biggest boy band in the UK and on the brink of cracking America, the JLS success story just goes from strength to strength.Two Brit Awards, two MOBO Awards, three UK number ones; hoards of die hard fans who’ll tear down anything (or anyone) that gets in the way of them and their beloved ‘boys’ and not forgetting...

Asher Roth talks about his new album, babysitting Justin Bieber and Googling himself…

After achieving a Top 5 album on the Billboard 200 Charts and selling over 1.5 million units of his hit single ‘I Love College’, Asher Roth certainly has a lot to be happy about.The American rapper first appeared on the scene in 2009 with his debut album ‘Asleep In The Bread Aisle’, which instantly gained him comparisons to Eminem....

Henca Maduro: founder of New Skool Rules

Henca Maduro is the founder of New Skool Rules the world’s largest international Hip Hop and RnB conference with 3 days worth of panels, showcases, workshops and master classes, parties, auditions, speed date sessions and much more. She states: ‘New Skool Rules is the platform for music industry professionals, but also for talent to exchange knowledge, create new networks...

X Factor: Week 17, The Final!

The X Factor final is here after 16 gruelling weeks of joy, tears, boo’s, and cheers, the highs, the lows, the laughter, and the jokes. This weekend literally everyone will be tuning in to watch The X Factor Final on Saturday followed by the long awaited crucial results show - as one hopeful acts...

Janet Jackson on ‘For Coloured Girls’

Released on 10th December and with a positive reception from Flavour readers about the film, we caught Janet Jackson (character Jo) talking about 'For Coloured Girls' in this interview.Produced and directed by Tyler Perry, Liongate's ‘For Coloured Girls’ explores themes of love, abandonment, rape and abortion. The film's outstanding ensemble cast deliver visceral and intense ...

The Princess Dairies: Princess Nyah

Once upon a time there was a beautiful princess called Nyah, who loved to sing and make pretty clothes. Unlike most other princesses, Nyah has not had the advantage of a Fairy Godmother, nor has she had the privilege of a rich King and Queen as parents. All Nyah’s success so far, has been down to her natural business...

Comedian Kojo: “Missy Elliot came to the side of the stage and was like – who the hell is this guy?”

Kojo's CV is a bit like that superb new high street store you discover while walking down the road – unpredictable, electrifying and full of some fascinating gears. The London-born Ghanaian entertainer first emerged as one of the biggest talents on the UK black comedy circuit after performing his first complete sell out show (The Truth Hurts) in 2005....

Review: Fela

A vivid scene of wooden sculptures, political slogans and Yoruba words all vibrating to the sound of a hypnotic jazz band is the greeting you’ll be confronted with stepping into the National Theatre.It’s not the usual destination for vivid musicals you have now entered the Shrine; concert hall and home of Nigerian political activist and pioneer of afrobeat, Fela...

ODF clothing

ODF Clothing( Ow’du’feel) was founded in 2007 by young entrepreneur Nicholas ‘ Supanova Dex’ Amfo, who launched the diverse clothing line with a variety of styles targeting a wide market.ODF is a label which has a versatile and tasteful look, defining confidence, self-motivation, independence, class and most importantly style. "Ow'du'feel" clothing is a way of expressing views on the...

X Factor: Week 16, Semi-Finals Recap

Reality kicks in as we realise that - a mere 4 months ago, the X Factor semi-finalists entered the competition back in summer, filling out a simple application form, thinking ‘Ahh what have we got to lose...’Now someone has the  chance to win a recording contract, change their families lives forever,  a 2011 tour, and  Christmas...

FeNix in ‘Red Light’ behind-the-scenes exclusive

Girl groups & pop music in the UK go hand in hand, but when it comes to the dance/urban scene there seems to be a shortage - something that leaves plenty of room for the crazy cool girl group Fe-Nix to rise.Hailed as the UK’s answer to the Pussycat Dolls, the London-born Jade, Ayshen, Tanya and new MC addition...

Catch The Beat, Soul Underground – exclusive book giveaway!

Flavour are giving away this musically historic book to one lucky reader!Soul Underground covered the explosion in dance music and club culture of the 1980s and 90s in a way that no other publication was able to. In an era that gave us rare groove, go-go, hip hop and house, the magazine delivered consistently brilliant writing about the artists,...

Top Model of Colour crowns its winners for 2010

On Saturday 27th November the Top Model of Colour (TMC) 2010 Grand Finale event was held at Porchester Hall in West London.Top Model of Colour (TMC) is a modelling competition with a difference. It’s been going strong for 5 years and takes competitors from black, mixed, Hispanic and other ethnic minorities who are typically under represented in the...

Win the chance to fly out to Netherlands by entering a publishing competition

AllHipHop.com, the most widely read Hip Hop entity in the world has joined forces with New Skool Rules, towards an international publishing competition. The winner gets flown out to the Netherlands to attend the New Skool Rules conference in April 2011 - the largest international urban music conference in the world along with a 1500 euro advance!Over the past...

Chatroom: Hannah Murray

Hannah Murray is one of the nation’s most adored young actresses who first shot to fame as Cassie in Channel 4 drama Skins. With a sweet personality and cute smile she has brains to boot (she’s studying English at Queens College), and this actress proves there’s no excuse not to follow both your professional and academic passions.Since the age...

Miss Frank: Sisters are doin’ it for themselves

Graziella Affinita and Shar Alexandra are two of the original Miss Frank members. After performing outstandingly well in 2009’s The X Factor, the girls became what we now know as the core of the titular group.Since leaving The X Factor, the face of Miss Frank has changed to include another show contestant, Cherelle Basquin, who was recruited after the...

Donell Jones: is right where he wants to be…

When it comes to RnB, Donell Jones has impeccable taste. Born in Chicago Illinois in 1973, his musical inspirations are unquestionably some of the best. His hometown alone boasts an array of extremely talented and gifted artists, such as R Kelly, Lupe Fiasco, Common, female rapper Da Brat and rising artist Jeremih. Donell uniquely sets himself apart with his...

The Wanted: A new breed of boyband

Made up of Max, Jay, Tom, Siva and Nathan The Wanted scored a number one with their debut single All Time Low and their second single Heart Vacancy hit the number 3 spot as this issue was going to press. Here they spill the beans on celebrating chart success, their plans for pop world domination and who has been...