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Thursday, 30 June 2011

Spit Present - Envy and Bellatrix @ South Bank Centre 15.07.11





Intelligent Movement, spit. presents an event showcasing some of the most exciting women on the hip-hop, grime and dub scenes. The line up features Manchester MC Envy who has gained a reputation for being one of the fastest, most formidable live MCs on the circuit. And Bellatrix UK's leading female beatbox artist and founder of the UK's first all-girl beatbox crew The Boxettes, who have caused quite a stir on the London scene.

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Kat's Got Your Tongue - 10-11.07.11





Kat Francois presents two nights of an improved version of "KAT'S GOT YOUR TONGUE." (loving the play of words/name). The show features a Grenadian Granny 999 who will be showing off her holiday snaps and giving you her opinon on children, men, white people and anything else she feels like.

The show is written and performed by Kat Francois, who is very funny and some times very shocking..this should be worth watching so go grab your tickets.
Main Stage, Theatre Royal Stratford East Gerry Raffles Square, Stratford, London, E15 1BN

7.30pm on Sunday 10th July or Monday 11th July 2011Box Office 020 8534 0310


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Lady Fest Paris - 02-03.07.11

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Lady Fest hits Paris on the 2 2nd-3rd July 2011 check out the flyer and website for full line up and event programme.  Get your tickets here

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Illustrator: Leigh Viner


Denver Colorado born illustrator, photographer, designer and much more Leigh Viner  does some amazing illustration work which we are loving right now.  

Monday, 27 June 2011

Sites We LOVE: Inspirelifestyles

Really liking this inspirational website: http://inspirelifestyles.tumblr.com
In-SpireLS Magazine is a magazine that promotes a positive lifestyle showcasing amazing Wonder Women.

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Kreayshawn (White Girl Mob) - Gucci Gucci [Video]



One of our passions are multi-talented and functional individuals and Kreayshawn fits nicely into this. Not only is this chick from Northern California a Director, Cinematographer, Editor, DJ, Pixel Artist, but she also raps. Coming from a musical household where her mom was in a girl punk-surf fusion band and also a step dad who was a rapper/DJ. It only seemed the natural progression for Kreayshawn to end up in the music business.

Rapsody - Thank H.E.R Now Mixtape 21.06.11 [DOWNLOAD]

FREE DOWNLOAD


To many times I read on twitter there are no real female rappers and I think are you serious?..These people must be listening to commercial shit. They probably haven't heard of 9th Wonder's protege Rapsody, we know that with Rapsody working with 9th Wonder the production would be on point but would she be! 


We think so, her flow and lyrics are sick. So we were excited to hear of her latest release. Her sophomore solo release, the Thank H.E.R. Now street album which dropped on Tuesday 21st June and follows up her 2010 album Return of the B-Girl. Check out Rapsody for yourself download the mix for FREE


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Monday, 20 June 2011

Amy Winehouse!!! What's the Solution?


It saddens me that this situation is still continuing with Amy Winehouse. it beggars believe why she is still on tour, she is not ready to be an artist on tour and hasn't been for a long time. I wander why the label and her team continue to let this continue whether the reason's are money orientated we may never know.



In recent years we have had to watch the like's of Whitney Houston, Amy Winehouse and Britney Spears break down in front of us due to drug abuse.



So what's the solution??

VladTV's Top 40 Female Rappers


VladTV's caught up with Pete Rock and Camp Lo to discuss their top 40 Female Rappers list . Apparently this list caused a lot of heated discussions and comments. It's a touchy subject expecially with the recent female rappers beefs that has been going around!

I am suprised to see Fergie (Black Eyed Peas) on the list. And what about the likes of Eternia, Psalm One, Amanda Diva, and Invincible to name just a few...could go on lets not forget the Mc's in Europe, Australia and Asia.

What are you options on their comments and the actual list.

Would have been nice to have some women on the panal!

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Jean Grae - Cookies & Comas Mixtape - 23.06.11



You can't help but get excited when Jean Grae drop's new material and this Thursday we see the release of a FREE mix-CD (yeap I said FREE) titled Cookies and Comas. The mixtape is hosted by DJ Drama and feature's collaborations from the likes of Talib Kweli, Styles P, Pharoahe Monch, and Royce Da 5’9”.

Saturday, 18 June 2011

DJ Premier and Dynasty - Epic Dynasty

Born and raised in Queens, Dynasty (Diana Hardy) is what I call a proper emcee. Dynasty has been on the scene for a number of year's even though it has been some what in the background. She got her big break when she co-signed with DJ Premier who put her last single “Femcee” on his “On Tha Road Again” mixtape.

This was followed up by her next single “Epic Dynasty” which DJ Premier also placed on his compilation album, Get Used to Us.

Tanya Auclair - Origami EP


We are currently listening to so many good albums that have come out in the last few months including that by Tanya Auclair latest EP Origami which is OUT NOW.

Friday, 17 June 2011

B.supreme - present Ladies of Britain - 15.07.11


B Supreme are back with a host of summer events including Ladies of Britain a unique evening of work entirely dedicated to women in hip-hop. In typical b.supreme style, Ladies of Britain showcases exclusive performances and battles featuring the most prestigious female artists Britain has to offer.

Head down to South Bank Centre Belvedere Road London SE1 8XX on Friday 15th July from 19:30. Ticket are available from here

Performance by:
Boadicea
MC Lykez
Unity
Retaliation Ladies
Poetic Pilgrimage
Funkamental

2on2 Throwdown UK Hip Hop Battle sponsored by EastPak

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The Something Girls Club Present - Pandora's Box - 27.07.11

Flyer designed by Joskaude

A night when live music, poetry, and games and cupcakes (yes cupcakes) is brought to you by our lovely mate Janine on her current new project The Something Girls Club. If you were at her last event Seizing the Screen then this is not to be missed. Pandora's Box takes place at Favela Chic 91 Great Eastern Street, EC2A on Wednesday 27th July from 20:00 and it's FREE

Lucy Rose @ Cargo 05.07.11


Goldenvoice presents Lucy Rose live at Cargo London on Tuesday 5th July 2011. Doors open 7.30pm (18+) Tickets - £8.50 from Ticketweb. How apt because this 21 year old singer-sonwriter has a voice I would describe as Golden!


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Thursday, 16 June 2011

Inspirational YOU presents ‘Time to raise the bar’ 25.06.11


If you missed last months event like I did make sure to catch this month full day event. Inspirational YOU presents ‘Time to raise the bar’ on Saturday 25 June 2011 at London South Bank University (London Road).

This is a unique opportunity to attend seminars run by leaders of various industries.  Come and hear about their journeys and learn how to get ahead.  There will also be a charity fashion show in aide of the ACLT.
Inspirational YOU is a not-for-profit organisation that empowers and supports women and young people.    Students are invited to network, discuss their options and learn about the courses available at their local universities.
Inspirational YOU aims:
·         To empower students, leaders and entrepreneurs’
·         To further promote enterprise in women and young people
·         To widen participation in further and higher education
·         To provide a platform for attendees and exhibitors to network
·         To connect with professionals and like-minded individuals
·         To provide information, advice and guidance
The event will also provide small and new businesses with the opportunity to gain exposure, exhibit their products and network at this exciting niche event.  Inspirational YOU will showcase a range of ethical traders and independent designers, accessories, books, jewellery, stationary and homeware.

Rock The Belles @ East Village 23.06.11



Rock The Belles are back again with Miss Dynamite, Jay Brown, Bex and Natalie Ferol at East Village. The monthly all star all female line-up returns with special guest in house giveaways + DJ battles, pop up photoshoot.


East Village, 89 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3HX. Entry: £6 adv / concessions / w flyer: rockthebelles.com // hello@rockthebelles.com // £8 door from 9pm-4am


9pm-3:30am, £7 advance, £10 door, hello@rockthebelles.com
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Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Ledisi - Pieces of Me New Album



Ledisi makes singing look effortless and I am pleased to hear that there are some artists still out there making good music. The latest (6th) album from Ledisi titled Pieces of Me which was released on Tuesday 14th June 2011. Is a 13 track packed album of smooth jazz flows, soulful blends and and RnB fusion. Through each track we learn and discover a piece of Ledisi.



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Baby Sol vs Stinkahbell - Always

Filmed and Edited by: Kash / wearekash.com


Loving Baby Sol's first solo video. Great concept and visuals and loving the track too go girl.


Lyrics by: Baby Sol
Music by: Anton 'Nutty P' Flanders and Baby Sol
Remixed by: Stinkahbell (www.stinkahbell.wordpress.com)



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Tuesday, 7 June 2011

SoundCheck @ The Albany w/ ESKA - 11.06.11


The Albany in association with Goldsmiths presents SoundCheck. A thrilling night of live music from artist-composer ESKA and clarinettist-composer Arun Ghosh, featuring collaborations created over three days with rising stars from Goldsmiths, University of London.

A unique night of music and song influenced by jazz, world, popular, electronic and folk. Fresh from the melting pot of South East London.


With rising stars James Beatt (Abimaro & The Free/4 Cornerz), Laura Bettinson (Dimbleby and Capper), James Dee, Samuel Deschamps (La Shark), Hugh Jones (Crewdson), Joe Newman (Maverick Sabre, Parallel), Jasmine Scott-Neale and Donna Thompson.


Curated by Simon Deacon.


Tickets £8-12 / £5 Goldsmiths Students  from 20:00 pm
The Albany. Douglas Way. Deptford. London SE8 4AG



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Sunday, 5 June 2011

Rox treking Mount Kenya for Trekstock - Needs your HELP!!


UK Singer songwriter Rox is doing her bit for charity and she needs your help!. She will be climbing Mount Kenya in September with a group of musicians and other trekkers to help raise money for Trekstock, a charity helping young people with cancer.  Roz is aiming to raise £3,300 and she needs your help to make a donation, the donation can be any amount you can afford and it's simple and quick to do, click here to Donate

Lets wish her good luck as the mountain is 4,985m high, .....boy I feel knackered just thinking about it.

Friday, 3 June 2011

RAPSODY - BLACK GIRL JEDI [Video]


So you should all know who Rapsody is if not get to know. Rapsody is basically B-Girl of 9th Wonder's label and a sic mc. One of a few I really would love to see live. Check out her site for information on releases and tour dates. And look out for her latest mixtape 'Thanks H.E.R Now' due to drop on 21.06.11


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Sarah Weaver Illustrator




I recently came across some great illustration work by US illustrator Sarah Weaver. Especially her Today's Icons' collection which features the likes of Britney Spears, Michael Jackson, Dalai Lama, Paris Hilton and more.

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Jill Scott f. Anthony Hamilton - "So In Love" [Video]



My two fav rnb/soul acts doing a collabo things just can't get better. So In Love is off her latest album The Light of the Sun (Released 21/06/11). This is what I call good music for grown folks.


And imagine someone had the cheek to say they don't like Jill's Scotts voice...I know people are entitled to their opinion but come on. She's looking hot too...go girl.






Shirin Neshat - Art in exile (via TedTalks)

via TEDTalks 

I first came across the work of Iranian-born artist Shirin Neshat during the London Iranian Film Festival 2010, and I have been interested in her work since then. Recently Shirin has continued to push her work and experience as an artist in exile. In her work, she explores Iran pre- and post-Islamic Revolution, tracing political and societal change through powerful images of women.


Her latest project is an independent film titled Women Without Men. The story chronicles the intertwining lives of four Iranian women during the summer of 1953. During a recently TEDTalks session she tells of her life as a female artist, and artist in exile, the link of politics in her work.


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Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Zara Mcfarlane Quartet + friends showcase at Ray's Jazz 01.06.11


Who says nothing happens on a Wednesday ..well why not head down to the West end and catch Zara McFarlane recently signed to Gilles Peterson's Brownswood Records perform live with Quartet + friends at a £Free showcase at Ray's Jazz today from 6- 6.30pm.


Zara Mcfarlane - vocals
Peter Edwards - Piano
Max Luthert - Bass
Andy Chapman - Drums
Camilla George - Alto Sax
Binker Golding - Tenor Sax


Ray's Jazz, First Floor Cafe Foyles Book Store 113-119 Charring Cross Road London


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