It’s Snoop Lion weekend in SA

snoop-lion-allstars-281x211You’ll know by now that Snoop Lion is jetting into Durban in the next day or so. This is ahead of Saturday’s MTV Africa All Stars concert, which is taking place at the People’s Park, Moses Mabhida Stadium. I’m heading down on Saturday to hopefully catch Snoop on camera, as well as some of the other acts. Side note, I’m happy the Durbanites are getting a concert for once.. I know y’all often feel left out, so here’s to making you happy*

And with that, I can let those of you in Cape Town and in Jozi know that Snoop will be in your hood too. He’ll be out at the Ellis Park Arena on Sunday evening, followed by a concern at the Grand Area GrandWest on the 21st. AKA and Jack Parow will be the support acts for ‘the Lion’.

Tickets Available at: www.computicket.com:

Johannesburg 19 May –Ellis Park Arena:

·         Golden Circle R650

·         Regular seated and standing R350

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Loving Snoop Lion’s new album

Firstly, welcome to May 2013. Man oh man, this year is flying. I’ve got a lot of things I need to do before we wrap up the first half of the year… I’m sure you do too, so get it going.

Right, back to the post. I’ve been listening to Snoop Lion‘s new material, Reincarnated. It’s not a typical Snoop album, you know the hip-hop vibe. Instead Snoop has taken it to Jamaica, explored his spiritual Rastafarian side and his reggae side. Let me tell you, it’s good. I’m downloaded a few of the tracks from the album off iTunes and I’m getting ready to complete the album. Check out the interview above. It’s great and will give you a better understanding about where Snoop is in his life and what’s next for Snoop.

Snoop is heading out to SA later this month to take back in the MTV Base Africa All Stars. He’ll be headlining the show, but there are a whole host of other massive names sharing the stage with Snoop including Fally Ipupa, Professor, 2Face, Zakes Bantwini and many many more. They’ll be in KwaZulu-Natal, so be sure to get your tickets from computicket.com

Snoop Lion heads to South Africa

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Lighters up peops, Snoop Lion is on his way to South Africa this May. He’ll be heading out to the sunny shores of Durban to headline the MTV Africa All Stars Concert on the 18th of May. The former Dogg now Lion said he was excited about heading out to SA again. “I’m honoured to bring this important message of peace and love to South Africa,” said Snoop Lion. “This is the motherland and a place of so much history and strife. I hope that this concert reminds us it is also a place of joy, love, celebration and peace – which is very much in line with where I am as an artist right now. I want to thank all the incredible artists joining me and props to MTV for sharing this important moment with the world.”

While on stage at the iconic Moses Mabhida Stadium, the star is without a shadow of a doubt, going to share experience of his putting together his latest release, REINCARNATED. In case you don’t know, it’s his multi-media project capturing Snoop’s exploration of reggae music and spiritual growth.

More details on this and the MTV Africa All Stars event coming soon, but in the mean time check out www.mtvbase.com, join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MTVBaseVerified, or follow us on Twitter @MTVBaseAfrica, using the hashtag #AfricaAllStars.

Is David Guetta coming to SA?

David Guetta is one of the biggest names in music. His last album One Love sold millions of copies worldwide and now he’s back with a brand new offering (a double-disc) called Nothing But The Beat. I’ve heard a couple of tracks, which feature the likes of Jennifer Hudson, Snoop Dogg and Usher to name a few and I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy to hear the rest. Once I do the review will follow shortly.

 

The purpose of this post one of a speculative nature. The good people from glaceau_vitaminwater posted a Tweet earlier saying “david guetta is… ?”

Here’s how the conversation went:

You’ll see they say they “cannot confirm nor deny the rumours”… So can we say it’s safe to assume a tour to SA from one of the world’s leading DJs is on the cards? FOR SURE!

I’m waiting for feedback from his label. Let’s see.

 

2011 Channel O Music Video Award nominee

Here are the nominees for this year’s Channel O Music Video Awards.

MOST GIFTED MALE VIDEO ARTIST:
1. D’Banj ft. Snoop Dogg– Mr Endowed (Remix)
2. Professor ft. Speedy- Lento
3. Navio- Keep Moving
4. Cabo Snoop- Windeck
5. Zakes Bantwini- Wasting My Time

MOST GIFTED FEMALE VIDEO:
1. Waje ft. Muna- So Inspired
2. Lizha James- Gotta Move On
3. STL- Lookie Lookie
4. Lira- Phakade
5. Tiwa Savage- Kele Kele

MOST GIFTED NEWCOMER VIDEO ARTIST:
1. Wizkid- Holla @ Your Boy
2. Keiko- How We Do
3. AKA- Victory Lap
4. Ice Prince/ Brymo- Oleku
5. Zone Fam- Shaka Zulu On Em
6. Kwesta- Take That

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RIP Nate Dogg


Rapper Nate Dogg has died. According to TMZ, the 41 year old, had been battling with his health for several years. In 2007 the star suffered a stroke and suffered yet another one in 2008. The cause of death is yet to be determined, but as more information becomes available I’ll keep you posted. Here’s one of his famous tracks, which he did with Warren G:

Rest In Peace Nate.

2011 Grammy Nominees Album


The 17th edition of the Grammy Nominees album is here ladies and gents and this album will most certainly be a goodie. The Recording Academy has partnered with Jive Records for the 19-track album, which will be available from the 25th and according to the President of Recording Academy Neil Portnow, it’s one of the best he’s seen, “The exceptional mix of recordings contained on this preeminent compilation provides an incredible playlist from some of this year’s remarkable and talented GRAMMY nominees. With 19 diverse selections, the nominees album offers quality recordings for all music fans.”
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the album will benefit the MusiCares® Foundation and the GRAMMY Foundation® — two charitable organizations established by The Recording Academy.

The track listing is as follows:

2011 GRAMMY Nominees Album Tracklist:

1. CEE LO GREEN
“Forget You”
Record Of The Year
Song Of The Year
2. B.o.B FEAT. BRUNO MARS
“Nothin’ On You”
Record Of The Year
3. KATY PERRY FEAT. SNOOP DOGG
“California Gurls”
Album Of The Year
4. LADY GAGA FEAT. BEYONCÉ
“Telephone”
Album Of The Year
5. EMINEM FEAT. RIHANNA
“Love The Way You Lie”
Record Of The Year
Album Of The Year
Song Of The Year
6. LADY ANTEBELLUM
“Need You Now”
Record Of The Year
Album Of The Year
Song Of The Year
7. ARCADE FIRE
“Ready To Start”
Album Of The Year
8. ADAM LAMBERT
“Whataya Want From Me”
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
9. JOHN MAYER
“Half Of My Heart” (with Taylor Swift)
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
10. MICHAEL BUBLÉ
“Haven’t Met You Yet”
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
11. BRUNO MARS
“Just The Way You Are”
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
12. MICHAEL JACKSON
“This Is It”
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
13. RAY LAMONTAGNE AND THE PARIAH DOGS
“Beg Steal Or Borrow”
Song Of The Year
14. MIRANDA LAMBERT
“The House That Built Me”
Song Of The Year
15. SADE
“Babyfather”
Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
16. PARAMORE
“The Only Exception”
Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
17. TRAIN
“Hey, Soul Sister” (Live)
Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
18. MAROON 5
“Misery”
Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
19. GLEE CAST
“Don’t Stop Believin'” (Regionals Version)
Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

Music’s big night happens on the 13th of Feb at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Cannot wait!!!

Gaga leads MTV MVA nominations with 13


BEST COLLABORATION
B.o.B featuring Hayley Williams- Airplanes
Beyoncé featuring Lady Gaga-Video Phone (Extended Remix)
Lady Gaga featuring Beyoncé- Telephone
3OH!3 featuring Kesha- My First Kiss
Jay-Z & Alicia Keys- Empire State of Mind

BEST FEMALE VIDEO
Lady Gaga- Bad Romance
Ke$ha- Tik Tok
Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg- California Gurls
Beyoncé featuring Lady Gaga- Video Phone (Extended Remix)
Taylor Swift- Fifteen

BEST MALE VIDEO
Eminem- Not Afraid
Usher featuring Will.I.Am- OMG
B.o.B featuring Hayley Williams- Airplanes
Drake- Find Your Love
Jason Derulo- In My Head

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO
B.o.B. featuring Hayley Williams- Airplanes
Eminem- Not Afraid
Drake, Kanye West, Lil Wayne & Eminem- Forever
Jay-Z & Swizz Beats- On To The Next One
Kid Cudi featuring MGMT & Ratatat- Pursuit Of Happiness

BEST NEW ARTIST
Ke$ha- Tik Tok
Jason Derulo- In My Head
Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris- Baby
Nicki Minaj featuring Sean Garrett- Massive Attack
Broken Bells- The Ghost Inside

BEST POP VIDEO
Lady Gaga- Bad Romance
Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dog- California Gurls
Ke$ha- Tik Tok
Beyoncé featuring Lady Gaga- Video Phone (Extended Remix)
B.o.B featuring Bruno Mars- Nothing on You

BEST ROCK VIDEO
30 Seconds To Mars- Kings and Queens
Muse- Uprising
Paramore- Ignorance
Florence + the Machine- Dog Days Are Over
MGMT- Flash Delirium

BEST DANCE MUSIC VIDEO
Lady Gaga- Bad Romance
Enrique Iglesias featuring Pitbull- I Like It
Cascada- Evacuate The Dancefloor
David Guetta featuring Akon- Sexy Chick
Usher featuring Will.I.Am- OMG

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Lady Gaga- Bad Romance
Florence + The Machine- Dog Days Are Over
30 Seconds To Mars- Kings and Queens
Lady Gaga featuring Beyoncé- Telephone
Eminem- Not Afraid
B.o.B featuring Hayley Williams- Airplanes

BEST ART DIRECTION
Lady Gaga- Bad Romance
Florence + The Machine- Dogs Days Are Over
Eminem- Not Afraid
30 Seconds To Mars- Kings and Queens
Beyoncé featuring Lady Gaga- Video Phone (Extended Remix)

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

Lady Gaga- Bad Romance
Lady Gaga featuring Beyoncé- Telephone
Beyoncé featuring Lady Gaga- Video Phone (Extended Remix)
Usher featuring Will.I.Am- OMG
Janelle Monáe featuring Big Boi- Tightrope
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Katy Perry- ‘Teenage Dream’ lyric music video

One of my favourite people in the industy right now is Katy Perry. In just under three weeks she’ll be releasing her new album to us all called ‘Teenage Dream‘, which also happens to be the title of her new single. I love it. Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this album!

Katy is also on the cover of Billboard Magazine this week. In the story she addresses her sophomore album and the challenges attached to the notorious second album syndrome. It seems to be working out really well for her so far, as she’s topped the charts with the first single for over three weeks now. One of the quotes you’ll find in the article, “I’m not saying ‘California Gurls’ is a genius opus. I just know what card this summer needs, and that’s the one I’m playing”

Katy Perry is Maxim's Hottie of the year!

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When editor-in-chief of Maxim magazine, Joe Levy says he thinks singer Katy Perry is “triple – no quadruple – kind of hot,” I completely, 150% agree. This comes to light as the “California Gurls” singer was named the number 1 hottie in the magazine’s hottest 100 list. Levy went on to say, “It’s that feeling you get when you suddenly realize that the smartest, funniest, coolest girl you know also happens to the best looking and a pretty good skateboarder, too.”

I’ve always been a fan of Katy Perry because of her free spirit and fun lyrics, but when I saw her guest judging on American Idol, I found myself not listening to what she had to say, but rather staring aimlessly at how beautiful she is. Those blue eyes… eish, hottie! Perry’s fiance, Russel Brand is one lucky man, that’s for sure!

Also on the list was Sports Illustrated swimwear model, Brooklyn Deckers (2), Gossip Girls’ Blake Lively, Rihanna, Zoe Saldana and more. Check out the full list here.

I feel this is going to be a big big year for Miss Perry, as she’s expected to drop her sophomore album soon. Can’t wait. So for your listening pleasure, here is the first single off that album. It’s called California Gurls and it features Snoop Dogg. Have a listen: