Thursday, June 26

JD's TAG Records Launch Party

If you didn't already know Jermaine Dupri & Island Def Jam have joined forces to bring out a new record label called TAG Records. Jermaine Dupri explains that this label will give any new artist a massive amount of marketing and promotion, for example just like Usher had for his new album.

Sounds quite interesting, lets see how this turns out in the near future.

Tuesday, June 24

Trey Songz Cuts His Hair

I have to say he's a bit late on this but its better late then never! Braids are such a thing of the past, some one needs to tell R Kelly & Lemar to let them go!

Monday, June 23

Jay Sean Ft Boy Better Know - Stay (Remix)

I'm proud to say Jay Sean has gone from strength to strength over the years, his new album 'My Own Way' reached number 6 in the UK charts and the two single released from the album so far have both been in the top 20 UK singles. This is a big look for a UK RnB artist, so a big well done to Jay! Check out the Boy Better Know remix video of 'Stay' featuring Frisco, Chipmunk, Jammer & Skepta.

Sunday, June 22

Tyra Banks Wins An Emmy Award!

Congratulations to Tyra on picking up an Emmy award for her wicked chat show.

Check out her acceptance speech below.

Vintage Sunday's!

I'm a bit late uploading todays video, getting on the net has been hard. Anyway better late then never. This one is sure to bring back some good memories, sure does for me! OK now sit back and imagine yourself in the year 1990, your in a club and the vibes are electric and then the DJ drops this....

Mantronix - Got To Have Your Love

Saturday, June 21

NEW MUSIC: Ne Yo - A Milli (Freestyle)

Ne-Yo's the next artist to jump on the ever popular 'A Milli' beat. Apparently this is aimed at R Kelly!

The 1Xtra RnB Show With G Child

Every Friday from Midnight its all about the 1Xtra RnB show, this is where you get to hear the hottest new tunes and exclusive Refixes! Here's what was played on last nights show.

Missy Elliot – Best Best – (Atlantic)
Young Steff – Body That (Remix) – (Richcraft)
T Pain – Silver & Gold – (Sony/BMG)
Sophie Fresh – Super Bad – (Nappy Boy)
Slim ft Young Joc – So Fly – (Atlantic)
Ne-Yo – Nobody – (Def Jam)
Chante Moore – Can’t Do It - (Sony/BMG)
Donnie J – Dr Strange Love – (Bad Boy)
PCD – When I Grow Up – (Interscope)
Chris Brown ft. Bow Wow & Hurricane C – Picture Perfect Rmx - (Sony/ BMG)
Lloyd ft Ludacris – How We Do In The A – (G Child Refix)
Elephant Man ft Mario Winans – Back That Thing On Me – (Bad Boy)
Charlie Wilson ft T Pain – Supersexy – (G Child Refix) – (Jive)
John Legend ft Andre 3000 – Green Light – (Sony/BMG)
The Dream – Fast Car – (Def Jam)
The Dream – Falsetto - Uptempo Rmx – (Def Jam)
Mya – Give It Up - (Interscope)
LL Cool J ft The Dream – Baby - (Def Jam)
Musiq – Radio – (Atlantic)
Letoya ft Bun B – Swagger – (Capitol)
Ciara – Click – (Sony/BMG)
Ashanti - Good Good – (Universal)
Lloyd ft Lil Wayne – All Around The World – (Universal)
Cheri Dennis – Act Like You Know - (Bad Boy)
Day 26 Ft P Diddy – In My Bed - (Bad Boy)
DJ Felli Fel, Kanye West, Neyo, JD, Fabulous – Finer Things – (Def Jam)
Robin Thicke - Magic – (Universal)
Lloyd – Love Spaceship – (Universal)
Usher – This Ain’t Sex – (Sony/BMG)
Jayms Madison – Room Service - (By Friday Ents)
Keri Hilson – Get It Girl – (Interscope)
Mary J Blige ft Lil Wayne – Just Fine - Rmx - (Universal)
Ludacris – Saturday – G Child Refix – (Def Jam)
Nicole Wray – If I Was Your Girlfriend G Child – Refix – (Def Jam)
Timbaland – Give It To Me – G Child Refix – (Interscope)
Christina Milian – Dip It Low – (Def Jam)

You can listen to the show HERE

Thursday, June 19

G Child In Ayia Napa 2008 Pictures

Of course you have to eat a good meal before a night of madness!

Castle Club owner Tasos & Foxy

This is where I'm playing tonight!

Now I'm hard at work

Wednesday, June 18

G Child in Ayia Napa 2008

Right now I'm in Ayia Napa for the start of my summer residency at the Castle Club, so if your coming out here CHECK ME OUT!!!

Here's the rest of the dates i'll be out here.

Thursday July 3rd
Thursday July 17th
Thursday July 31st
Thursday August 14th
Thursday August 28th

Im going out and about tonight, so don't forget to come back and check out the pictures!!!


Tuesday, June 17

RiRi At The Gucci Dinner Party

Here's a couple of pics from the recent Gucci dinner party at the Thompson Beverly Hill Hotel, what do you think of Rihanna's outfit?

Hot or not?

Dwele Speaks On His New Album

Next week Dwele drops his forth studio album 'Sketches Of A Man', check the video below to hear the man himself talk about the album and what you can expect from it.

NEW MUSIC: Musiq Soulchild - Radio

Musiq's back with a brand new track 'Radio' but if your a Musiq fan then you might not want to hear this... Its by far the Musiq you are used too, its more like a Chris Brown track. Personally I don't really mind it but I can imagine a lot of people turning their nose up at it.

What do you think? Do you like the reinvention of Musiq or should he stick to his Neo Soul roots?

New MUSIC: John Legend Ft Andre 3000 - Green Light

Wow!!! John Legend sure is back with a bang with something different that we're not used to from John. As soon as I heard 'Green Light' I was like yep, this is fire! John is currently in the studio working on his 3rd album which is set for release in September 08, a new single is set to drop in May.

So what do you think of the track?

Sunday, June 15

Vintage Sunday's!

Its time once again for Vintage Sunday's which is where we take that trip down memory lane and check out a classic video from back in the day, which this week comes from the one and only Bobby Brown - Every Little Step! What a tune... Poor guy, how and where did he go wrong? I idolised him when I was younger.

Saturday, June 14

Almost 10 Years On Since The Release Of 'The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill'

I swear I can't believe the time has gone so quick, I can remember when I was the first DJ in Birmingham to have a full copy of the album because I was working with the Sony Street Team at the time (Big up all the old crew) I was so excited about this album and literally played it every day for months. What a classic! I just hope that one day Lauryn can bless us with some more timeless music...

As a special treat check out this Lauryn Hill themed mix from DJ OhSoKool.

Lauryn Hill - Soul (interlude)
Lauryn Hill - Cant Take My Eyes Off Of You
Lauryn Hill ft Mary J Blige - I Used To Love Him
Lauryn Hill - Mary (interlude)
Lauryn Hill - Everything Is Everything
The Fugees - Killing Me Softly
Lauryn Hill - Colors
Lauryn Hill ft Carlos Santana - To Zion
Lauryn Hill - The Sweetest Thing
Lauryn Hill - The Sweetest Thing (Mahogany remix)
Lauryn Hill - D'angelo (interlude)
Lauryn Hill ft D'angelo - Nothing Even Matters
Lauryn Hill - What Is Love (interlude)
Lauryn Hill - When It Hurts So Bad
Lauryn Hill - Ex Factor
Lauryn Hill - Music (interlude)

You can download the mix HERE

So does this classic album bring back any memories for you?

Before Or After!!!

OK so what are your thoughts on Keyshia's new hair style?

Ashanti Performing 'Good Good' Live On Jay Leno's Show

Can't front, I really like this track even though its quite a simple tune.

Ashanti's new album 'The Declaration' is in stores now, are you still interested in Ashanti - will you be picking it up?

Pussy Cat Dolls - When I Grow Up Video

This track is growing on me fast, and the video has sold it to me even more. Wow even Darkchild has done good with the beats on this track.

The new Nicole, oops sorry I meant to say Pussy Cat Dolls album 'Doll Domination' features production from Timbo, Cee Lo Green, Sean Garrett, Scott Storch plus others and is slated for release in September 08.

Im just wondering if its public knowledge to know all of the members names or is it just me that only knows Nicole and Melody?

You feeling this?

NEW MUSIC: Jasmine Sullivan Ft Missy Elliott - Need You Bad

Look out for Jasmine in 2008, I think she's going to be huge! I can't stop listening to her new track 'Need You Bad', which is also firm favorite on BBC Radio 1Xtra. Jasmine is still in the studio working on her debut album slated for release in 2008 on J Records . She is also featured on some tracks from the new Missy Elliott album 'Block Party'.

What do you think of 'Need You Bad'? Summer anthem or summer flop?

R Kelly Walks Free!

So there you go the end off a very long drawn out court case finally with the verdict that R Kelly is not guilty of child pornography.

Well I have a feeling R Kelly will making some serious music in the near future, hopefully not the kind that involve him making noises like a Gorilla! But some good classic music like we know he capable of making. I just hope the right decision was made...

Read more about the verdict HERE

What do you think?

NEW MUSIC: Sophia Fresh Ft T Pain & Cee lo - Super Bad

Oh my gosh this tune is hotttttttt! Played it twice on my 1Xtra RnB Show last night. Sophia Fresh consists of 3 ladies(Cole Rose, Skye & Crystal) all from ATL and have been signed by T Pain to his label "Nappy Boy".

Take listen to the track, what do you think - hot or not?

Tracklistings For My RnB Show On BBC Radio 1Xtra

Once again its all about the 1Xtra RnB Show every Friday from Midnight till 2am.

On tonight's show I blazed brand new music from -

R Kelly
Missy Elliott plus loads more...

Listen to the show HERE

The Dream – Fast Car (Def Jam)
Cheri Dennis ft Young Joc – Portrait (Atlantic)
Chris Brown ft Bow Wow – Picture Perfect (Remix)
Charlie Wilson Feat T Pain - Super Sexy (G Child Refix)
Elephant Man ft Mario Winans – Back That Thing on Me (Bad Boy)
Razah ft Elephant Man – Girlfriend (Def Jam)
Ciara ft 50 Cent – Can’t Leave Me Alone (Reavers Remix)
Janet Jackson ft Red Rat – This Can’t Be Good (Virgin)
Jasmine Sullivan ft Missy Elliott – I Need You Bad (J Records)
Ashanti – Good Good (Atlantic)
Day 26 - In My Bed (Bad Boy)
Chante Moore – Can’t Do It (Sony BMG)
Usher – This Ain’t Sex (Sony BMG)
Donnie Klang - Dr. Strangelove (Bad Boy)
Ne-Yo – Trouble (Def Jam)
Ne-Yo – Nobody (Def Jam)
Sophia Fresh ft T-Pain – Superbad (White)
Young Steff – Body That (Atlantic
Chris Brown ft T Pain- Kiss Kiss (Sony BMG)
T-Pain – Silver & Gold (Sony BMG)
R Kelly – Body Body (Jive)
Slim ft Young Joc – So Fly (Atlantic)
Missy Elliot – Beat Beat (Elektra)
Lloyd ft Lil Wayne – Girls All Around The World (The Inc/Universal)
Jayms Madison – Room Service (By Friday Entertainment)
Robin Thicke – Magic (Interscope)
LL Cool J ft Trey Songz – Girl If I (Def Jam)
Ashanti – So Over You (Atlantic)
Lloyd Feat Ludacris - How We Do in The A (G Child Refix)
Keri Hilson – Get it Girl (Interscope)
Sabrina Washington – Take it to the Top (White)
Usher ft Young Jeezy - Love In The Club (Reavers Remix)
Pussycat Dolls – When I Grow Up (Interscope)
Sophia Fresh ft T-Pain – Superbad (White)

Friday, June 13

Chrisette MIchele - Love Is You Video

I love Chrisette Michele, I really do! Such a shame her debut album 'I Am' wasn't promoted to its full potential. I'm really feeling her songwriting ability too.

Check out the video for 'Love Is You' produced by John Legend.

Thursday, June 12

Ciara Performs 'Thats Right' Live

This is one of my favorite tracks from Ciara's current album 'The Evolution'.

Look out for Ciara's new album 'Fantasy Ride' due out in September!

Wednesday, June 11

Chris Brown On Relationship With Rihanna

Chris Brown talks to Ed Lover on New York based radio station - Power 105.1 and discusses -

* The new re-packaged album
* Which part of his body he likes being kissed
* His situation with Rihanna

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

This Is What Bow Wow Thinks About Haters

OK OK, I'm confused again! Bow Wow has just made a 5 min video blog directed at all the people that hate on him, but through past experiences I've always thought that hate is good and from the time you don't feel hated thats when you have problem! Isn't that common knowledge? Also isn't the key never to the let the haters know they are getting to you, don't that just add wood to the fire - feel free to correct me if I'm wrong!

Anyway here's what Bow Wow thinks about his haters.

Get To Know Keri Hilson

Finally Keri Hilson is coming out the wood work and into the spotlight, I've been routing for Keri since I heard her track 'Hands & Feet'. As she explains in the video below, Keri has worked with some of the biggest artists in the game and hopefully, she might become as big as the some of the artists she has written for.

Her debut album 'In A Perfect World' is due out September 2008

Tuesday, June 10

Missy On The Cover Of Billboard Mag

The big question for me is do people still care about Missy Elliott? Her track 'Ching Ching' from the 'Step Up 2 the Streets' soundtrack had very little heat, think about the times when Missy dominated club land with Classics like 'She's A Bitch', 'Work it' & 'Pass That Dutch' just to name a few. I wonder if she re-build that hype she once had? I hope so, Missy has been one of the most creative artists over the past 10 years. Her seventh studio album 'Block Party' is due for release this August.

Independent Artist Spotlight.

This is something you can get used to on my blog - Independent Artist Spotlight is where you'll get to discover new artists signed to independent record labels worldwide.

To start off here's a 21 year old lady by the name of Jayms Madison, born in the Bronx, raised in Jamaica but now lives in New York. Jayms is now signed to By Friday Entertainment and will release her debut album later in this year. The track that got my attention is the catchy 'Room Service' which kind of sounds like the kind of tune I could imagine Cassie making.

Check out the track below.

Check Jayms's MySpace page HERE

Monday, June 9

Ryan Leslie Show's Off His Talent

Ryan Leslie demonstrates his talents once again.

NeYo Meets Tyra Banks

I love Tyra not just because she's so damn sexy but because of her personality, she's bubbly, charismatic and she's up for a laugh, big up Tyra! Recently NeYo passed through her show and spoke to about his for forthcoming album 'Year Of The Gentleman'

Check the interview here.

Sunday, June 8

Vintage Sunday's!

OK, I've had the idea of bringing a weekly feature to the blog which I'm calling Vintage Sunday's and this will basically be a video from back in the day thats nice to reminisce too, after all Sunday is the perfect day for taking a trip down memory lane!

Right, to kick off this feature I'm going for a track that I've loved to death since the first time I ever heard it... TRUE CLASSIC!

Lisa Lisa & The Cult Jam - Let The Beat Hit Em (1991)

Saturday, June 7

Introducing Jarvis

Its all about bringing through new artists to your attention which what Im going to do now with this man - Jarvis has signed a deal with Ludacris's label DTP and has a single called 'Pretty Girl' which is building some momentum in the States at the moment. I caught up with him on the phone to find out what's popping with his forthcoming album.

Check the interview here.

DJ Greg Street On Jermaine Dupri's Shocking Statement!

I knew this would cause a stir, its doubtful that JD can make such a statement with out any major comebacks! I think he's just opened a can of worms. The saga continues - are DJ's dead?

Check one of ATL's biggest DJ's Greg Street hitting back at JD's comment.

Ayia Napa 08

So the summer season has started - maybe not in the UK but it definitely in Ayia Napa. Once again I'll be there through out the season fortnightly starting from June 19th at biggest club on the island - Castle Club! So if your about come join me for some summer madness!

Rest of the dates are as follows -

Thursday July 3rd
Thursday July 17th
Thursday July 31st
Thursday August 14th
Thursday August 28th

You can check the official Castle Club website for other listings through out the season HERE

The 1Xtra RnB Show With G Child

Every Friday night from Midnight on 1Xtra its all about the best in Upfront RnB, Check out what was played on last nights show.

You can listen to the show online now by clicking HERE

Lloyd Feat Ludacris - How We Do in The A (G Child Refix)
Chris Brown Feat Bow Wow – Picture Perfect (Remix)
Charlie Wilson Feat T Pain - Super Sexy (G Child Refix)
Usher - Love In The Club (Reavers Remix)
Young Steff - Body That (Atlantic)
R Kelly - Freak Show (Jive)
Slim ft Young Joc – So Fly (Atlantic)
Elephant Man ft Mario Winans – Back That Thing on Me (Bad Boy)
Janet Jackson ft Red Rat – This Can’t Be Good (Virgin)
Jasmine Sullivan ft Missy Elliott – I Need You Bad (J Records)
Tammi Chynn – What Do I Do Now? (Konvict)
Ashanti – So Over You (Atlantic)
Mya – Give it Up (Universal)
Dee-lite ft Q-Tip – Groove is in the Heart (Elektra)
Solange Knowles – Sandcastle Disco
Usher ft T-Pain – Stop Playing Remix (Arista)
Cheri Dennis – Act Like You Know (Atlantic)
Sterling Simms ft Cassie – Stuck in Traffic (Def Jam)
Jarvis ft Ludacris – Pretty Girl (DTP)
T-Pain – Silver & Gold (Sony)
Rick Ross ft T-Pain – Boss (Def Jam)
LL Cool J ft Trey Songz – Girl If I (Def Jam)
Beenie Man ft Alaine – Dreamin on You (VP)
Rich Girl – 24 Inches (Richcraft)
Letoya Luckett ft Bun B – Swagger (Capitol)
Ne-Yo – Trouble (Def Jam)
Ashanti – Good Good (Atlantic)
Cynthia Mare – The Diet Song (White)
Donnie ft P Diddy – Take You There (Bad Boy)
Lloyd ft Lil Wayne – Girls All Around The World (The Inc/Universal)
EC – All I C (White)
DJ Felli Fel ft Kanye West, Ne-Yo, JD and Fabolous – Finer Things (Def Jam)
The Dream ft Sheek Louch – Fast Car (Remix) (Def Jam)

New Ashanti Music

With the release of Ashanti's forth studio album 'The Declaration' due out next week, things are sounding kinda hot! Her last album 'Concrete Rose' was really poor in my opinion, i expected a lot more, but most of the tracks I've heard from this album sound heavy. The album features collaborations from Robin Thicke, Nelly, Akon & Mario Winans and production from Kanye West, Darkchild, Akon & L.T Hutton.

Have a listen to 'Good Good' produced by Jermaine Dupri - Love This Track

Here's a recent interview with Ashanti speaking about the new album.

Jermaine Dupri's new Signee - Phatfffat

I recently wrote a story about JD coming to the conclustion that DJ's are dead, which really aint the case, he also once said that the internet was a waste of time, but he's found his latest signee to So So Def via YouTube - wow, does this mean don't listen to anything he says?! Or is he allowed to change his opinion? Anyway back to the signee, her name is Phatfffat aka Dondria Nicole and she's managed to scoop a deal by sending her YouTube hits through the roof with over a million hits! This once again proves the power on the internet, so if your a singer you can make this happen for you too.

Its worth keeping an eye on Phatfffat which is easy to do, check out her YouTube page HERE

Check her out here with JD receiving that hot So So Def chain.

Def Jam Pull The Plug On Janet's Album

Looks like no more singles will be released from Janet's 'Discipline' album after the first single 'Feedback' failed to generate any heat, Def Jam have decided not to release any more singles. Here's what Janet had to say about the situation "We started off with “Feedback” and the label and myself haven’t quite seen eye to eye since the "Feedback" single so they’ve kind of basically stopped all promotion. I’m trying to figure out a way to say this, but just to say it and to be quite honest, they just stopped all promotion whatsoever on the album so I don’t think you’re going to hear another single off this album." Although I'm not surprised by this news I still would of thought they might release at least 2 singles from album.

Check out this remix of 'This Can't Be Good' Ft Red Rat

Are DJ's Finished?!

Well according to Jermaine Dupri the DJ is dead! Wow what a statement to make. Watch the video to hear what he has to say. Now the thing is there is some truth in what he's saying but then I don't think he's thought about what he's saying properly cos when he needs his new tunes played who's he gonna run too? He cant break the tunes himself. Obviously I think the DJ will be around forever! See for yourself and make your own opinion on what he's saying...

Friday, June 6

New Lloyd Video 'Girls Around the World'

Without a doubt this is one of my favorite tunes this year, love it to bits! This video is hot and its good to see Lil Wayne make an appearance too. Its all about the new album from LLoyd 'Lessons In Love' due out this month. I've heard 50% of it and I think its his best work to date!

Check out the video for 'Girls Around The World' below