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2016 Is A Great Year For Grime As Skepta And Kano Dominate Mobo Awards Nominations

The recent ascendency of grime to the British mainstream has once again been confirmed with the nominations for the 2016 MOBO Awards, with Kano and recent Mercury Prize winner Skepta both receiving multiple nominations.Skepta, whose...

Laura Mvula, Kano And Skepta Lead Mobo Nominations

Laura earned nods for Best Female Act, Best R&B/Soul Act, Best Video for Phenomenal Woman, and Best Album for The Dreaming Room, although she will face tough competition from rapper Kano, who is...

Laura Mvula Wants Michael Kiwanuka To Win The Mercury Prize

Laura Mvula would love fellow Mercury Prize nominee Michael Kiwanuka to win the award if she doesn't. The 30-year-old singer has been nominated for the prestigious accolade for the second time for her LP, 'The...

David Bowie, Radiohead And Skepta Included On 2016 Mercury Music Prize Shortlist

Radiohead, Skepta, The 1975 and the late David Bowie are the big names to have been shortlisted for the 2016 Hyundai Mercury Music Prize, with Adele and previous winner James Blake the notable absences.The 12-strong...

David Bowie's Blackstar Nominated For 2016 Mercury Prize

David Bowie's 'Blackstar' has been shortlisted for the 2016 Hyundai Mercury Prize posthumously.The 'Space Oddity' hitmaker - who tragically died in January at the age of 69 from cancer - has been nominated for a...

Russell Brand Manages Team For Charity Soccer Match

Brand helped his hero Harry Redknapp, former boss of the star's beloved West Ham United, manage the Men United team for the game, which was held at the ground of London club Leyton...

Paul Mccartney Joins Damon Albarn On Stage

Sir Paul McCartney joined Damon Albarn at his Africa Express show in London this weekend.The Beatles legend was a surprise special guest at the concert on Saturday (08.09.12) playing Wings tracks 'Coming Up' and 'Goodnight...

Plan B And Paul Weller To Play Free Shows

Plan B, Paul Weller and Nas are to headline free gigs in London.The trio are among a number of acts who will perform at the city's 100 Club as part of Converse's Represent series.The nine...

Craig David Inspired By Young Talent

Craig David is planning a huge comeback, inspired by the new crop of young R 'n' B artists. The 'What's Your Flavour?' singer said he was inspired to reinvent himself for his forthcoming fifth album...

Kano To Duet With Albarn

British rapper KANO has enlisted the help of BLUR frontman DAMON ALBARN to produce his upcoming single. The hip-hop star's next track, Feel Free, will feature guest vocals from the Gorillaz creator. And Kano insists...

Kano Beats Dizzee For Top Award

British rapper KANO has beat stiff competition from rival star DIZZEE RASCAL to scoop the top gong at the BET Hip-Hop Awards in the U.S. The London Town hitmaker was crowned the Best U.K. Hip-Hop...

Dizzee And Winehouse Lead Mobo Hunt

Dizzee Rascal and Amy Winehouse will be leading the hunt for Mobo awards tonight after both being nominated in four categories.East London rapper Dizzee has been put up for best UK male, best song, best...

By on 19 September 2007

Kanye Outsells Fiddy To Number One

Kanye West's Graduation has pipped 50 Cent's Curtis to the top spot in this week's album chart.In a top 20 awash with eight new entries, it was the generally less commercially successful West who emerged...

By on 17 September 2007

Winehouse, Dizzee Rascal Lead Mobo's List

Troubled star Amy Winehouse has been nominated for four awards at the Music of Black Origin (Mobo) Awards.The Rehab Singer will compete with rapper Dizzee Rascal, also nominated in four categories, for the best song...

By on 23 August 2007

Beyonce Leads Mobo Awards Nominations

R+B superstar BEYONCE KNOWLES leads the nominations for the UK's Music Of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards with mentions in four categories. The former DESTINY'S CHILD beauty faces strong competition from MARY J BLIGE and NELLY...

British Musicians Unite To Fight Fascism

A host of emerging British musicians have signed up to perform in London's Trafalgar Square on Saturday (29APR06) as part of a campaign against fascism. Rappers LETHAL BIZZLE and KANO, urban collective ROLL DEEP, and...

Rapper Kano Blasts Police 'Victimisation'

UK rapper KANO has blasted police for forcing him to spend a staggering $12,600 (GBP7,000) on extra security at a London gig, claiming he is being victimised. The TYPICAL ME hitmaker, nominated for Best...

Kano Gig Cancelled Over Police Fears

UK rapper KANO will miss playing his sold out London show after police axed the concert amid security fears. Following a series of tip offs, the British capital's Metropolitan Police decided there is a...

Lemar Scoops Double Mobo Win

British soul sensation LEMAR was the big winner at last night's (22SEP05) Music Of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards in London. The IF THERE'S ANY JUSTICE singer won the Best Album prize and was named...

Skinner Takes Part In Rap Battle

THE STREETS star MIKE SKINNER wowed a London nightclub last Friday (22OCT04) night, when he engaged in an onstage MC battle. The DRY YOUR EYES singer joined fellow British stars THE MITCHELL BROTHERS and...

Skinner Rejects Money For Unknown Talent

THE STREETS star MIKE SKINNER is shunning big money opportunities to concentrate on managing young British urban talent. The DRY YOUR EYES rapper has chosen to step out of the limelight to build his...


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