April 24, 2012

P A S T,  P R E S E N T  A N D  F U T U R E 

RWD Magazine released their 123rd issue. The special edition has three covers,  The first cover sees Yasmin and Mz Bratt. On the second cover, the legendary Oxide & Neutrino  with Birmingham newcomers, Preditah and C4. And Wretch 32, Skepta and Chip (Chipmunk) represent  what Great Britain has to offer on the final cover.

RWD Magazine’s ‘Legacy’ issue and CD compilation, both out now.

Jessie J x Elle

April 12, 2012

Jessie J works it for Elle magazine

Beyonce Writes To Michelle Obama

April 12, 2012

Check out the letter which Beyonce has penned to Michelle Obama.

T H O U G H T S? 

Adele Top’s Sunday Times Rich list

April 12, 2012

Adele has topped the Sunday Times Rich list after earning a whopping £20m this year

Rihanna New Artwork For “Where Have You Been”

April 12, 2012

 Fourth single from Rihanna, What are your thoughts on the Cover?

Usher x Labrinth in the studio

March 27, 2012

Usher made a trip to London yesterday and played his anticipated new album for select media at the Arts Club. The album, which is tentatively titled “The Shanertance” will feature production from “Swedish House Mafia, Danja, Salaam Remi, Jim Jonsin, Pharrell Williams & UK artist/producer Labrinth.

We Plug Good Music: One Mic

March 4, 2012




Fast-rising Ipswich band, DE’ VIDE will be bringing their innovative music and crisp fusion of Indie, Hip-Hop, Soul, R&B and acoustic Funk to the One Mic UK stage on March 18. After garnering support from the likes of BBC 1XtraBBC 6 Music and BBC Introducing (Suffolk and Norfolk) for their latest single “To & Fro”, the band – led up of Barny on guitar/vocals and Lex on vocals – are currently working on their debut EP and are poised to set the Queen of Hoxton alight with a commanding live performance that is NOT to be missed!


Her name is LOVITA and she likes to sing. Hailing from Texas by way of New York City, the captivating singer/songwriter now draws crowds and audiences in London where she is currently based. Possessing a killer vocal powerful enough to be the next BIG thing in 2012, Lovita has recently been featured on tastemaker blog Yin & Yang as an early sign of things to come for the burgeoning artist. Catch her in only her second gig of 2012 at One Mic UK on Sunday, March 18 at the ever buzzing Queen of Hoxton in Shoreditch.

We also have a special live performance from London-based singer, songwriter and actress AYO-DELE Edwards! Drawing her influences from such music legends as Bob MarleyFela KutiKing Sunny Ade and Ebenezer ObeyAyo-dele has recently graced the stage at famous London showcase ILUVLIVE showcase and now, she brings her delicious blend of R&B, Soul and African Folk music to the Queen of Hoxton and to the One Mic UK stage for what is poised to be a truly captivating and live performance.

Emerging Grime and Hip-Hop artist from North West London, RAZOR will also bless the stage at One Mic UK. Currently nominated in the Best Newcomer category at this year’s UK Official Mixtape Awards (OMA) for his critically acclaimed sophomore mixtape Reinventing, Razor has recently been garnering support from Choice FMChannel AKA and Link UP TV amongst others and having performed alongside G FrsHDotstarEnglish Frank and several more, he now brings his compelling and captivating performance set to One Mic UK on March 18 and will be performing songs from his critical acclaimed Reinventing mixtape backed by a full LIVE band…

Introducing 24-year old R&B/Soul singer and songwriter with Reggae fusions, ELISE NELSON! She “writes songs, then she sings them“. The North West London native whose influences come from artists like Bob MarleyGeorge HarrisonAmy Winehouse and Coldplay has been actively writing and recording music for ten years with her earliest works coming from her collaborations with celebrated producer Nutty P (Stinkabell, The Bakery Studio). Now working on her debut EP which is due for release in the Summer, Elise along with her guitarist and collaborator Frank Clarke will be storming the One Mic UK stage for a special Not to be missed LIVE performance.

Also introducing emerging Senegalese American Hip-Hop artist CHEIKH with a musical styling that can be described as smart and uplifting. Now residing in London, the 19-year old emcee – who draws his influences from the likes of Lauryn HillChaka KhanTupac Shakur and Kanye West – released debut mixtape Pray Until Something Happens (P.U.S.H) last Summer to critical acclaim across both borders and will be performing songs from the stellar debut project as well as work from his forthcoming project.




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March 4, 2012


With over 2 million Youtube hits, Mic Righteous’ growing online presence was noticed by top U.K producer Naughty Boy and in April 2011 Mic securred a publishing deal with Naughty Words/Sony ATV. Mic has been performing tirelessly all over the UK including opening for hip-hop legends The Game, J.Cole, Wretch 32, Devlin, Lowkey, and many others. 2011 has also seen Mic collaborating with acts across the whole spectrum of popular music from Hard-Fi, Natty & Cher Lloyd to Eminem signings Royce da 5’9 and Joell Ortiz. One dimensional this kid is not, and with a mixtape, E.P and debut album expected to drop in 2012, it is set to be a massive year for Mic Righteous.


English Frank is a 25 year old South Londoner that has been rapping since he was six years old and has always had a passion for music.On February 6th 2011 he decided to release his first piece of music and since then hasn’t stopped, shocking the nation with his raw and honest views. In just four months he has acccumulated millions of youtube views and gained a large fan base, make sure you check him out on youtube, it’s something you haven’t heard before.


Kal Lavelle is an Irish born singer songwriter who has already been tipped by the Sunday Mirror’s ‘Hot for 2012 Ones to Watch’. Her single ‘Breakfast At Tiffanys’ was recently chosen as Single Of The Week on iTunes as well as her debut EP ‘Shivers’ reaching #5 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter album chart. The iTunes US charts also featured her in the ‘New & Noteworthy’ section. She was the featured vocalist on Artfuls ‘Could just be the Bassline’, spent summer 2011 touring with Ed Sheeran and is now working on a new collaborations EP due out in Spring. An amazing live performer Channel 4’s Alex Zane has described her voice as “beautiful”,  whilst BBC Switch’s, Aissetou Ngom  says “The way she sings transports you to that exact moment of heart break and despair that can only come from love lost.” Who’s Jack Magazine have said: “Her clever song lyrics along with her effortless sounding vocals are finally getting her noticed by many new fans and industry big wigs alike.”  2012 is looking like a great year for Kal Lavelle.


Charlee Drew is a young singer/songwriter who has built a great platform over the last year, including an impressive online following with over 4500 twitter followers, 8000 facebook fans, 9000 youtube subscribers without releasing a record.2011 saw him writing, producing and featuring on U.K rapper Skepta’s Top 20 album, performing at Glastonbury, MTV’s “The Wrap up” and receiving BBC Radio 1 airplay. Throughout the year Charlee has played live to around 10,000 people and joined Skepta on his sold out UK-wide academy tour on keyboards and vocals. 2012 looks set to be a big year for this incredible young talent who has just begun work on his debut album with a number of established producers and songwriters.


Josh Kumra is a soulful singer songwriter with a guitar on his back and a long road ahead. Hailing from Swindon Josh hit the road, playing his inaugural London show at Camden’s Monkey Chew’s where he was spotted and soon signed a publishing deal with Levels/EMI and started writing the next chapter of his story. Collaborating on a version of his song ‘Don’t Go’ with rapper Wretch 32 led to a # 1 single, and a deal with RCA/Sony.Likened to a young Ray LaMontagne or Ben Harper, Josh is rapidly developing a name for himself as a gutsy and heartfelt young performer.


22-year-old Birmingham born and leader of Back Pack Gang, RoxXxan has been a familiar face on the underground scene over the last 12 months. With a contagious energy and an eccentric character, RoxXxan finally hopes to bring a welcomed middle finger to the pop world. Notable press and radio are already tipping Rox for big things this year (The Daily Mirror and 1Xtra’s Hot 20 for 2012). The Mixtape “Prepare4WhenILand” drops in March (with Mic Righteous, Natty, L Marshall and Benny Banks all featuring) and we can expect her debut album before the years out.



Location – XOYO, Cowper Street EC2A 4AW (exit 4 Old Street tube)

Time – 7:30pm – Midnight (1st act onstage 8.30pm)

Entry – £6 in advance & NUS, £8 on the guestlist, £12 on the door




March 4, 2012

So it seems pop careers are short lived. After the countless line up changes, the orignal sugababes will reform. Siobhan Donaghy  has hinted at when fans can expect the project whilst confirming the reunion.

Thanks for your kind words.There will indeed be another record out in the autumn with a single in summer.”

Beyonce’s Blue Ivy

February 11, 2012

After the long wait, it is finally here. The Carter family turned down a number of magazine deals, instead deciding to share the pictures online.