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Nas signs with Def Jam...

Published by Warren Dell under on Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Jay-Z has finally made his first major Hip-Hop move since taking the Def Jam throne by signing old foe Nas to a deal. Rumours were abound for months that Nas may sign for Def Jam and his public making up with Jay last October further fueled the possible link up. Escobar still had two albums left of his Sony deal and they will be released through both labels with a split share of the profits. All marketing and production costs will be coming from Def Jam. As expected there should be a collaboration between the two artists and production may just come from one man - DJ Premier. In their recent issue Scratch magazine got both Nas and DJ Premier together with both revealing details of a forthcoming album from the pair. Premier said "I'm getting excited just thinking about it, because I know what he's gonna do and he knows what I'm gonna do. We already hear it, before it's done. When he gets a bangin' beat, he jumps right into the pocket...I really hope we can get it crackin'."

The latest issue of Scratch is out now.

This Is My Tour...

Published by Warren Dell under on Tuesday, January 24, 2006

One of the most exciting UK acts of recent time embarks on his first tour to celebrate the release of his debut long player This Is My Demo. Performing tracks form the album and previous mixtape series This Is My Promo the shows promise to be a not to be missed night. Support act is to follow…
9th - UK Uncovered @ Destiny, Watford
10th - Brunel Rooms, Swindon
12th - Urbanscot, Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh
16th - Rawganics, Cambridge
17th - Lock Up, Hereford
18th - Covern II, Oxford
19th - Level 2 @ University of Essex, Colchester
23rd - No Fakin’ @ Academy 2, Liverpool
24th - Media & Arts Centre, Barrow-In-Furness
25th - Haymarket Theatre [under 18’s], Leicester
27th - Assembly Rooms, Derby
28th - Theatre Royal Centre [under 18’s], Nottingham
2nd - The Pad, Bedford
8th - Academy 3, Manchester
10th - Islington Academy, London
17th - Camouflage @ Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
23rd - Shoestring @ Fez Club, Bristol
24th - The Consortium, Bournemouth
29th - Fibbers, York

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Kano hits the road...

Published by Warren Dell under on Tuesday, January 24, 2006
After playing a few dates late last year Kano embarks on more touring duties including a chance to play in his home capital after his previous show at the Scala was cancelled on police intelligence. The new show is scheduled to be held at the Astoria and there will also be support too.

4th – Astoria, London
16th – Dresden, Germany
17th – Munich, Germany
18th – Berlin, Germany
8th – Leadmill, Sheffield
9th – Venue, Edinburgh
11th – Academy, Liverpool
12th – Zodiac, Oxford
14th – University, Leicester
16th – Junction, Cambridge
17th – Vibraphonic Festival @ Lemon Groove Exeter
18th – Old Firestation, Bournemouth

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The Game vs 50 Cent Incident No.693...

Published by Warren Dell under on Thursday, January 19, 2006
A DVD featuring one of The Game’s protégés Teh Ghey trespassing on 50 Cent’s properties has been stopped by a lawsuit. Teh Ghey was filmed jumping over the wall of Fiddy’s Connecticut home and onto his basketball court where he proceeded to stealing the rim off of one hoop after he accidentally broke it while carrying out a slam dunk. The Game would later boast on Sirus Satellites West Hype Radio Show "We broke... 50's basketball court," and according to the show's DJ the rapper wore the rim around his neck at the studio, joking: "This is 50 Cent's rim from his backyard. This is my new bling-bling!" An injunction was served by 50 Cent and for the time being the DVD won’t see the light of day, although a search on various message boards will reveal links to various vendors taking orders and some with footage from the DVD.

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