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The Book of Eli review

When one hears the name Denzel Washinington top the bill on a project, the level of expectation suddenly raises a couple notches. The film that you were going to see with your companion on that good old Orange Wednesday suddenly becomes a priority on a Thursday. Fact is, you feel compelled to watch it, even if you don’t get...

The Frixion, single – Under The Influence is out on Itunes

Under The Influence is the 1st single from the pop/urban trio’s debut album. The catchy track has provedto be a perfect summer anthem, with infectious hook-lines and a chorus that is left stuck in your head for months. FRIXION are a Pop/RnB vocal group that formed four years ago when Neil Painter and David Stanton met at college. They decided...

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...

Slicker than your average

London MC Slickmouth talks to Flavour Magazine about hip-hop culture and the passion behind his sophomore album, ‘Superstar’. You’re from London but you grew up in LA what do you feel are the biggest differences in the hip hop industry in LA and in London? When I was in Cali I wasn’t rapping, I was just a fan of hip hop...

Lashes with attitude

Finishing that all important party look with strip eye lash extensions is on trend for this season Why not follow our top application tips Always make sure the eye lashes and surrounding skin is free from oil, and pick the lashes up with tweezers this will also prevent oil from the fingers from touching the lashes Firstly bend the lashes to mirror...

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...

Three’s a trend: Blue Satin

Every week, Sarah Jane takes on a celebrity trend worn three ways, exclusively for Flavour. Words by Sarah Jane Adams

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...

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...

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"...

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...

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...

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...

Singer Cleo’s new track LoveBass

Former Flavour cover star, singer Cleo is releasing her debut single LoveBass. Produced by DaVinChe, the single blends essential elements of sassy R&B with Cleo’s stunning vocals to produce this fresh adrenaline fuelled track. The catchy chorus and metaphorical verses sees Cleo pledge her undying love for the bass line and the energy it brings: “It's caressing my legs...

An Audience with M.Y.M

M.Y.M (formerly known as Maryam) has fast tracked her way to becoming a crowd favourite. Expect an evening of spontaneity, drama, stand up comedy and music. M.Y.M will be releasing her single 'HOLD ME DOWN' Supporting acts are: Coco Dupree, Child of Zion and Commission - performing their 2011 smash hit GOLD RUSH. SATURDAY 23rd APRIL @ 7pm (doors...

Throwback Thursdays: Bow Wow feat. Ciara – Like You

I have no idea where this dynamic duo is in the world right now, but in 2005, this was a summer sizzler and is still Bow Wow’s biggest chart topper to date. I remember attempting to sing the chorus and becoming frequently frustrated, as I never could without becoming out of breath. Darn you, Ciara. http://www.youtube.com/v/b-EqP0BLy1Q?version=3&hl=en_GB

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...

Pixie Lott: New single “Nasty” set to be released in Jan

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Pixie Lott, this week, announces some eagerly awaited details for her highly anticipated third album, to be released in Spring 2014. The album, self titled Pixie Lott, was recorded in New York and London and is her most personal yet. Inspired by her love of 1960’s fashion and soul music, the young British songstress has stamped her personality all...

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...

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

Lioness, RoxXxan and the ladies rep for the females at Industry Takeover

South London emcee, Lioness grabbed the reigns to head up the all-female special of Industry Takeover. November was all about celebrating female achievement in the entertainment industry and proving that many women are indeed smashing through the infamous glass ceiling. Also on the panel were Chantelle Fiddy, Flavour Magazine's Annika Allen, Charmaine ‘Chams’ Hayden and Sarah Young with...

Jon.B – Back on a Vibe

Long before Justin Timberlake and Robin Thicke, Jon .B was the white boy making waves in the rnb scene. The platinum-selling artist is undoubtedly one of the best rnb stars of the late 90s, and one who was criminally under-rated. But you can’t keep this good man down, as he returns stronger than ever with his fifth album,...

Win tickets to Roundhouse Rising

Roundhouse Rising is a new week-long festival from The Roundhouse presenting the best in new music across a variety of genres. Programmed in partnership with some of the UK’s hottest promoters (including Eat Your Own Ears) as well as Featured Artist Coalition, Rising is a place for cutting edge music, unique performances, international artist collaborations, music industry seminars alongside...

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...

Context Unveils New Vide For ‘Small Town Lad Sentiments’

Context suits up and gets moody in his new video for ‘Small Town Lad Sentiments.’ The rapper is almost unrecognisable as he delivers some witty bars and punch lines, in the brand new video, directed by Mike Skinner. After hearing the original track showcasing his masterful, relaxed and versatile flow, Skinner chose to work with the rising MC, hailed as...

Queen Ifrica: making music with substance

She really is much more than just another reggae artist, and her music does more than simply produce sound waves through your speakers. It touches your heart and stimulates your mind. Queen Ifrica’s songs have covered topics from love to abuse, and the singer simply feels that there are just some topics she really can’t turn her back on....

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