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Event – KINGS OF RNB TOUR 2015 ft JOE / TANK / 112 / GINUWINE in London

Event – KINGS OF RNB TOUR 2015 ft JOE / TANK / 112 / GINUWINE in London

Main Concert

ONLY 2 weeks to go before the KINGS OF RNB tour returns to the UK with 4 of our favourite RNB legends

Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith

at 7:00pm – 11:00pm
45 Queen Caroline Street, W6 9QH London, United Kingdom

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THE OFFICIAL KINGS OF RNB CONCERT AFTER PARTY @ MODE in London

Friday January 30th, 2015 from 10:00pm to 4:00am

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RNB superstars JOE & 112 host the OFFICIAL KINGS OF RNB CONCERT AFTER PARTY on Friday 30th January straight at Mode nightclub in Ladbroke Grove (15 min / 3 mile drive or Nearest stations to the venue is Ladbroke Grove which is 3 mins walk to Mode, and only 7 minutes on the tube from Hammersmith on the Hammersmith & City line) after the sell out concert at Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith London.

DJs on the night playing the best in 90s and 00s RNB & Hip Hop will be Frisky DJ, New Winner Roadshow, Mr Play, Big Business and Celebrity Supa.

This is an exclusive night in an exclusive venue with a limited amount of tickets and with 5000 people going to the concert this will sell out soon so get your tickets now!

Nicki Minaj announces The Pinkprint Tour 2015 with nine UK dates

Nicki Minaj announces The Pinkprint Tour 2015 with nine UK dates

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Nicki Minaj is promising fans the “biggest and best tour yet” when she heads to Europe next year.

The rapper’s announced a 17-date tour starting in Sweden in March and ending in Glasgow a month later.

She said: “It’s been way too long since I’ve seen my European Barbz! We have more than a few surprises in store.”

The 32-year-old will perform nine dates in the UK in cities including London and Birmingham, with special guest, Grammy-nominated R&B star, Trey Songz.

He said he’s thrilled to be heading to Europe, adding: “The love I feel overseas is overwhelming and I can’t wait to get the tour started to bring fans the best TRIGGA show possible.”

Last month, Minaj apologised after the lyric video for the track Only was accused of containing Nazi imagery.

The European leg of The Pinkprint Tour is announced days after Nicki Minaj found out she was nominated for two 2015 Grammy awards – best rap song for Anaconda and best pop duo/group performance for Bang Bang with Ariana Grande and Jessie J.

Her album – also called The Pinkprint – is released next Monday.

Tickets for the UK shows go on sale at 9am on Friday 12 December.

Tuggawar – Freestyle (Bobby Shmurda) (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

Tuggawar – Freestyle (Bobby Shmurda) (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

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DJ Sin interviews Pharoahe Monch at London Hott Radio Cafe Live

DJ Sin interviews Pharoahe Monch at London Hott Radio Cafe Live

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DJ Sin interviews Pharoahe Monch at London Hott Radio Cafe Live in front of a studio audience on 21 November 2014.

A British teenager has been murdered abroad – why is David Cameron so quiet?

A British teenager has been murdered abroad – why is David Cameron so quiet?

A British teenager has been murdered abroad – why is David Cameron so quiet?

Cameron has intervened over the killing of David Miller and Hannah Witheridge in Thailand, but for Tyrell Matthews-Burton he does nothing. There is no consistency

“I want people to know Tyrell’s life was important and that his death was senseless, unnecessary and brutal.” Not my words, but those of Tyrell Matthews-Burton’s mother, Sharon Matthews. At present she is sat in a Greek court trying to piece together what action has been taken since her only son was stabbed to death on his 19th birthday in Malia last year. Two other young British men sit accused of this crime, and a further 14 other UK nationals are also connected to the incident or charged with offences.

Despite the overwhelming British interests in ensuring a fair trial and active investigation, our government continues to sit on the sidelines and this incident remains stubbornly outside the public eye.

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The Met is investigating the deaths of Hannah Witheridge and David Miller in Thailand. Photograph: PA/PA

Those whose stories do capture the attention of news editors seem to have a very different experience. To great fanfare, this week the prime minister personally sent the Met to intervene in the investigation of the murder of two British citizens in Thailand. This disparity in attention and action in such cases should sit uneasily on our national conscience.

It is every parent’s nightmare for their child to go on holiday for the first time unsupervised and not return home. Tyrell and his friends were celebrating university places and birthdays. They did not know the young men now accused of his murder prior to that fateful evening, despite being falsely accused in the Greek press as gang members. Since Tyrell’s death, concerns about the nature of the investigation have grown. The Greek authorities returned the clothes Tyrell was wearing when he was killed to his mother via the post. Questioning of ministers has uncovered that one of the accused of affray with connection to the fight was convicted in London of carrying a knife just five days before Tyrell’s death, yet allowed by the judge to suspend his sentence to go on holiday. UK-based witnesses were initially told they would have to pay their own costs to travel to give evidence in Greece. Requests to ensure the safety and security of those doing so have been left unanswered, meaning several have refused to participate.

A memorandum exists between the police, Foreign Office and UK coroners that states where a British national is killed and a British national charged with this crime overseas, the case can be tried in the UK. To date, requests for this to happen have been dismissed without consideration.

Tyrell’s family and friends have been tireless in seeking assistance from our government to address these concerns. As Sharon’s MP, I took her to look David Cameron in the eye and ask for his personal help, only to be told that the government cannot intervene in the investigative processes of other countries if their input is not requested. Except, the cases of Madeleine McCann, and David Miller and Hannah Witheridge in Thailand, highlight that the government is in fact willing to break its own rules when it sees fit. To ask why these cases receive such attention isn’t to suggest that they should not, but to call for consistency in the concern shown from our consulates and officials. The amount of coverage a trial is given by the mainstream media should not be our guide in whether our citizens are fairly treated.

Lawyers this week in Greece confirmed that little forensic evidence has been recovered to try to identify who in the frantic nightclub melee wielded the knife that killed Tyrell. When I asked Cameron on Wednesday why he had not asked the police to help but had demanded their involvement in the investigation of the Thailand murders, he made a point of justifying this by saying the matter involved two British citizens. Tyrell was a British citizen. It is still not too late for all of us to ask what happened to this young British man and how do we get justice for his British family as well, Cameron.

THE GAME @ Electric Brixton, London Fri 19th Dec 2014

THE GAME @ Electric Brixton, London Fri 19th Dec 2014

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Event information

SJM Concerts present
The Game
+ Special Guests

Doors 7pm
Curfew 11pm

19 Dec
2014 Fri
19:00

Age restriction 14+

14+, Under 18s with an adult

Aziz Ansari returns to London’s Hammersmith Eventim Apollo on 30th November 2104

Aziz Ansari returns to London’s Hammersmith Eventim Apollo on 30th November 2104

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SUN 30 Nov 2014
AZIZ ANSARI
+ Show Starts 21:45
Doors Open: 20:45
VENUE: Eventim Apollo
45 Queen Caroline Street, London W6 9DZ

All dates for Aziz Ansari

Following his packed-out show last year, American television star and acclaimed comedian Aziz Ansari returns to London’s Hammersmith Eventim Apollo on 30th November. Due to popular demand, Aziz Ansari has announced a second, late show on 30th November.

Having spent the year touring the states, including two shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden, Aziz brings his unique take on modern life to London for a one off comedy event. Named Rolling Stones Magazine’s ‘Funniest Man under 30’, Aziz Ansari’s critically acclaimed stand up special Buried Alivedebuted late last year on Netflix, cementing his position as one of America’s brightest young comedians and earning its way into a number of best stand up lists, including The Onion and AV Club.

Ansari is best known for his starring role in Emmy and Golden Globe nominated sitcom Parks and Recreation, a critical favourite amongst both American and UK audiences which is about to enter its sixth season. With credits also stretching to film, having appeared in Funny People(Universal) and This is the End (20th Century Fox) opposite Seth Rogan and James Franco, Ansari’s star continues to grow, having also lent his voice to animated features such as Epic and Ice Age: Continental Drift.

DJ Snoopadelic Snoop Dogg’s Official Birthday 20.10.14 in Leeds UK

DJ Snoopadelic Snoop Dogg’s Official Birthday 20.10.14 in Leeds UK

Control presents Snoop Dogg’s Official Birthday.
Monday 20th October 2014

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    at 11:00pm – 5:00am
    Oct 20 at 11:00pm to Oct 21 at 5:00am
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    Cardigan Fields Kirkstall Road, LS4 2DG Leeds
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After what was his favourite UK club show of his tour back in June, DJ Snoopadelic aka SNOOP DOGG is returning to Control on Monday 20th October. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to not only get up close & personal with one of the biggest names in Hip Hop but also to help celebrate his official Birthday!

Tickets go on sale Monday 15th September at 10am.

MAIN ROOM

DJ Snoopadelic aka SNOOP DOGG
Hucci b2b Ozzie
Daniel Hills
DJ Stoxx

GEODOME

Hosted by Clarks – Dancehall, Bashment & Soca.

Amir Khan’s dream fight with Mayweather threatened by ISIS backlash

Amir Khan’s dream fight with Mayweather threatened by ISIS backlash

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Amir Khan’s long-held dream of fighting Floyd Mayweather could be ruined as a result of “terrorist backlash” following the string of murders carried out by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS).

Khan has long been coveting a huge-money superfight against Mayweather, but the Independent on Sunday reports that US boxing promoters are growing in their reluctance to promote a Muslim boxer.

The 27-year-old Khan has consistently and repeatedly condemned terrorist atrocities linked to his religion, but the paper reports that his career looks set to suffer regardless.

“Any Muslim fighter would be a hard sell to TV audiences in such a high-profile fight, especially should the situation escalate,” a leading promoter told the Independent on Sunday.

”There is so much Islamophobia around here following the hostage killings that it might be considered too great a risk.”

Khan was invited to a White House dinner with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2011, the only British guest among a group of prominent Muslim sports personalities, but he has since reported being subjected to extensive security checks every time he travels to the country because he is Muslim.

Four months before the White House dinner he had been detained by immigration authorities in Los Angeles after a flight from London, and he has constantly suffered issues when attempting to enter the US.

amirHe wrote on Twitter: “Landed in LA safe, but the customs took the **** again because I’m Muslim. Kept me in some holding room for over two hours. They were so arrogant and unprofessional.”

In May 2010, he had to train in Canada after being refused entry to the US because of delays in issuing a work visa.

Even last week, Khan was initially refused clearance at Manchester airport to board a plane to Las Vegas to watch the Mayweather fight.

Asif Vali, Khan’s former business manager, says that the legacy of terrorism is a major factor in causing problems at immigration control.

“His name is Khan; he is a Muslim; between visits to the United States, he visits Pakistan; and goes to another Muslim country, Egypt, on holiday. All these things are taken into account by US Homeland Security.”

Amir’s father hopes that the family’s faith will not damage the prospects of a big-money fight.

”We have heard nothing of this nature and I certainly hope it is not the case. It would be very unfair because Amir has always done his utmost to harmonise relationships between communities,” he said.

“His views as a Muslim are the opposite to any extremist elements. He has always been popular in the United States.”

Iggy Azalea review hip-hops bright blond star defies the haters

Iggy Azalea review hip-hops bright blond star defies the haters

Iggy Azalea had the crowd ‘erupting for every song’ at her one-off London show last week.

Tall, blond and radiating fame-glow by the kilowatt, rapper Iggy Azalea looks every inch the pop star of the moment. She also looks a tiny bit like a lightning rod, another job the 24-year-old Australian is currently working.

Azalea prances on stage for this one-off London show later than advertised, surrounded by half a dozen dancers, backed by her DJ, Wizz Kid, and two backup singers. In the wings are controversy and scandal. She performs for a dazzling hour, working her hips and her hits, as well as material from the mixtapes that first gained her notoriety. But it’s Azalea’s current hit single that really gets the rafters rising.

Midway through, Rita Ora turns up to sing the female revenge fantasy Black Widow alongside her, and the place erupts even more than it has already erupted for nearly every song, with Azalea’s every bum wiggle cranking the screeching louder. Rump-shaking turns into a major theme tonight; too major, perhaps, when a pole-dancing pole appears for the song Pu$$y and Azalea’s dancers take turns on it. Roughly a year ago, Azalea was in a tiny West London club. Now she’s packing glitter cannons, steam eruptions and a clever bubble machine that emits dry ice-filled bubbles during Rolex, a track that pre-dates her debut album The New Classic, released in April. It’s a deft lyric about a watch she gave an ex-lover, which riffs on time, love and timepieces.

Really, though, this date isn’t just a gig in which a new star showcases her wares. It’s also a perfect storm of pop in which a great many forces are swirling. If you don’t already have a stance on the Mullumbimby-born rapper, you haven’t really been paying attention.

Having made her name as an oddity – white female Australians not having previously been known for their flow – Azalea is now properly famous. She recently equalled the Beatles’ record by having her first two US singles place at Nos 1 and 2 in the Billboard Hot 100 charts simultaneously. (“I’d rather be the Rolling Stones,” Azalea quipped recently to Billboard about the Beatles comparison.)

Those singles were Fancy, her co-write with our own Charli XCX, the most-streamed song on Spotify ever, and Problem, with squeaky-clean Ariana Grande. Both sound on point tonight, despite some absenteeism. Problem is truncated, as Grande is not here. But, then, Grande lives in LA. The excellent Fancy is missing the Charli XCX guest appearance that everyone is hoping for.

Azalea’s ascendancy hasn’t come without static. Back in May, Forbes – that well-known music website – actually declared that Azalea was “running” hip-hop. It later changed its headline after outraged hip-hop fans pointed out that she wasn’t exactly runningit.

Ranged against Azalea’s being appointed CEO of hip-hop were rappers like Nicki Minaj, Tyler the Creator and Azealia Banks, plus incalculable numbers of online haters. To them, the woman born Amethyst Kelly in New South Wales is inauthentic, a shameless cultural appropriator and a racist to boot.

In Azalea’s corner, meanwhile, you find an unlikely coalition: her pop pal Charli XCX, august American rock critic Robert Christgau, who recently penned a gutsy appreciation of The New Classic, and, most significantly, Questlove of the Roots, a man who knows something about authenticity in hip-hop. “You know, we as black people have to come to grips that hip-hop is a contagious culture,” he recently told Time’s website. “If you love something, you gotta set it free. I will say that Fancy… is a game-changer; we’re truly going to have to come to grips with the fact that hip-hop has spread its wings.”

Everyone here tonight would probably concur with him. This is a pop show, in that the audience is young, but it’s a hip-hop show too. Azalea’s flow is literate and pacy; her lateness is merely hip-hop timekeeping. She has a sense of humour and a grasp of skits. Pu$$y is introduced by a video clip from Boomerang, the 1992 Eddie Murphy comedy about double standards in which co-star Grace Jones shouts about her pussy in a crowded restaurant.

This week the lightning rod has had to deal with another jolt too. The sex tape Azalea apparently made with her former manager-boyfriend, Hefe Wine, is on the verge of going public; Azalea has unleashed a lawsuit in response. Towards the set’s end, Azalea makes reference to her “awful, awful, terrible” week, and how performing makes it all better.

Many of Azalea’s tracks drum home the message that she is ambitious and independent – “Fuck love, gimme diamonds,” runs Fuck Love, a crass, curt and catchy track, “I’m already in love with myself”– but there is a now also a sense that she is a woman wronged. Whether this endears this star any more to all those haters remains to be seen.

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