Friday, October 17, 2008

Eminem Relapses

Eminem has officially announced Relapse as the title of his sixth studio album. He also premiered a freestyle to the his new track, “I’m Having a Relapse,” on October 15th on his Shade 45 channel on the SIRIUS Satellite Radio.
While no release date has been set, the LP is expected to arrive before the end of the year. During an interview on Shade 45, 50 Cent hinted that Relapse may even arrive prior to his own new album, Before I Self Destruct, which is scheduled for December 9th.
Eminem celebrated the release of his new book The Way I Am with a party in New York last night that drew the likes of 50 Cent and LL Cool J.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Zuku Launches Television For Your Computer

A company calling itself Zuku (it’s owned by Wananchi Online) is now offering peeps the opportunity to watch the English Premier League, movies and TV series’ online. What’s more, for an additional cost, you can also have the opportunity to surf the need using a broadband facility they claim is superior to those offered by the competition. In one of their ads they boast, “you'll surf the net at speeds and prices other providers consider illegal….” Hmmm, that remains to be seen. Don’t you just hate it when all these online providers promise Usain Bolt speeds and yet there’s hardly any discernable difference between their services? Quite honestly, all online providers have more or less the same download speeds – hakuna difference kubwa sana. Let’s hope Zuku won’t offer a service that starts to buffer when Cristiano Ronaldo and Rooney are about to…………………. 58%.........................99%.....and the referee blows the final whistle!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

TI New Album Leaves More Than A Paper Trail

Atlanta rap star T.I. has taken his hit making streak to the next level with a historic showing on this week’s Billboard albums and singles charts. The rapper’s latest release, Paper Trail, entered the Billboard 200 at No. 1 with 568,000 copies sold in its first week. The ranking, which was echoed on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, Top Rap Albums and Top Digital Albums charts, marks T.I.’s third consecutive number one album behind his last two platinum-certified albums, 2006's King and 2007's T.I. VS. T.I.P. Paper Trail’s showing was one of two achievements for T.I. In addition to topping the Billboard singles chart, “Live Your Life” had the biggest-ever first-week digital singles sales in history, with downloads of nearly 335,000. A video for the platinum-certified track, currently in post-production, is slated to premiere on music video outlets in the coming weeks.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Naija Rule Channel O Music Vid Awards

The Channel O Music Video Awards were dominated by winners from Namibia – who bagged the awards for Best Dance (Lady May), Best R&B Video (Gal Level) – which was produced by Kenya’s very own Lucas Bikedo of Ogopa DJ’s, Best Kwaito (The Dogg) - and Nigeria for Best Male Video (Ikechukwu), Best Duo or Group and Video of the Year (P Square), Best African West (M-Trill) as well as Best Hip Hop Video (KC Presh) categories.
South African Afro-fusion band Freshlyground represented Mzansi when they scooped the award for Best African Southern for the catchy tune “Pot Belly”, others who were in the running for the same award included Ziqo, Gal Level, HHP and Taygrin.
The event was recorded live and will be broadcast on Channel O on 23 October at 21:00 (DStv Channel 320).

Official 2008 Channel O Music Video Awards Winners

Best Male Video: Ikechukwu (Nigeria) - in the picture above
Best Female Video: Lizha James (Mozambique)
Best Newcomer: Buffalo Souljah (Zimbabwe)
Best Duo or Group: P Square (Nigeria)
Best Dance: Lady May (Namibia)
Best Ragga Dancehall Video: Buffalo Souljah (Zimbabwe)
Best R&B Video: Gal Level (Namibia) - video produced by Ogopa Deejayz
Best Kwaito: The Dogg (Namibia)
Best African Southern: Freshly Ground (South Africa)
Best African West: M-Trill (Nigeria)
Best African East: Witness ft Fid Q (Tanzania)
Best Hip Hop Video: KC Presh (Nigeria)
Video of the Year: P Square (Nigeria)