I've always suspected that Kanye is probably a really miserable git in real life.

Watching his new offering, Love Lockdown for the first time (although I really enjoy the song and his vocals), I cant help but think - I've always know that you're self-righteous and probably like the rest of the world, completely unappreciative of whom you are despite the brava-li-cious persona.

The video on the other hand is very interesting. I must say increasingly, I'm liking the creative directions which artists are willing to take their visuals these days - it adds real authenticity to their respective produce.

The 'Love Lockdown' video is really impactful and really brings a song which might ordinarily drown without a worthy visual into prominence. The African drums are so well supported by the visual theatrics in contrast to the white backdrop.

This is the second African-inspired theme music video that has really impressed this year, the other was Gnarls Barkley's very stylist, Going On!

Again, Kan-yi-zee delivers!


Just saw the new Beyonce single "Single Ladies"

2 words - MY WORD!

10 years of consistency - too impressive!


We've been saying Common and Serena Williams are an item for yonks now. Here they are holidaying in Hawaii.

Pairings don't get more interesting than this, I tell ya!

16 @ WAR

Yep......I'm about to utter my favourite line whenever something exciting jumps out of the machine that is the American Music Industry.

"Here's possibly one of the most exciting young talents..." since Alicia Keys jumped out with 'Fallin' many many years ago.

Karina is the 16-year old Brooklyn native who has been generating a lot of attention amongst her peers with her honest approach to song-writing and her infinite capacity to paint vivid pictures of life as a teenager in East Coast, America.

Her debut single really hit a home run with us a few nights ago. The message of the anthemic '16 @ War' is so vivid and hard-hitting that you almost feel like a teenager again - susceptible to all its pressures and uncertainties.

It's a refreshing change from the usual record company teenager artist formula of songs about love and 'boys', it's no surprise chat rooms across the web are raging with teenagers donning '16 @ War' the soundtrack to their young lives.

This is very encouraging indeed.


Errrrrrrrrrrrrrh.....Why is Katy Perry presenting the upcoming MTV Europe Music awards?

Since when did you qualify to host a prestigious award off-the-back of a single?

When will the world stop falling for this drivel called A & R ploy used to create half-talented artists with gimmicks which are to be brutally honest, crap.

If a male artist, say imaginary 'Kurt Perry' released a single titled 'I kissed a boy and I liked it' and can bet our last dollar that song will not get a single radio airplay except on Gay radio stations that is.

We need to stop this double-standard bollocks which we so readily adapt as it suits us.