From today (16th September 2016) young people and their families are encouraged to apply for Supatrax's small grants to help them achieve their educational goals.
The 'Tahlia Banks Award' is a new annual grants award by charity Supatrax, inspired by a strong young lady who passed away in April 2015 after a life long battle with Cystic Fibrosis aged 20. Despite her condition Tahlia inspired many to achieve through her media and radio skills and successfully enrolled on a BA Hons Degree in Media and Communications.
Are you ready for Carnival season? Get yourself prepared with 'Soca Gold 2015', a soca compliation with all the bigegst soca tunes to get you whinning in the summer sun. We are a people of culture and strong spiritual beliefs. We move with music as though it is our birth right and as though we are music itself.
Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie, better known by his stage name 'Patoranking', is a Nigerian reggae-dancehall singer and songwriter, considered as some as the 'Nigerian Beenie Man'. His new release break the adfrobeats mould and throws down a danacehall flavour that sure to buss the place this summer.
The new single from Gypatian, the artist who brought you hits like "Hold Yuh," "Beautiful Lady," and "Non Stop" is scorching hot for the summer and is from the forthcoming album "Nothing To Lose". "All On Me" has been blazing up the core reggae scene since last summer, but is now set for full single release and crossover/mainstream exposure.
Mr Bombastic, the Grammy-Award winning singer-songwriter 'Shaggy' continues to bring his unique blend of pop fusion reggae and dancehall to a world-wide audience with his latest single "I Need Your Love" featuring Mohombi, Fayadee and Costi. The already infectious, feel-good song is on track to become one of the summer 2015's songs of the year.
Hip-Hop is dead, at least the passionate, emboldened social commentary set to music that once wondered the world's radio waves is now long gone. I am not alone in this sentiment. Nas came to the same conclusion in 2006 and even went so far as to name an album and track after this very sentiment.
A brand new radio station launched in Birmingham this week which is set to bring old skool & anthems back to the city. KISSTORY spins Non Stop Old-Skool and Anthems with the biggest tunes across Hip Hop, R'n'B, Dance and Garage 24/7, from artists like Jay-Z, Destiny's Child, Beyonce, Usher, Justin Timberlake, TLC, Eminem, J-Lo, Ne-Yo and Basement Jaxx, and Ms Dynamite . . . but it doesn't stop there - KISSTORY lives on beyond the radio with huge compilation album releases and massive club nights in London and Bristol.
Chris Brown told us "These hoes ain't loyal" but this is a next level of disregard. At a rap concert in London, US rapper YG walks through the crowd and a man pulls him to the side and tells YG his girl wants to dance on him! YG took the gal off him and put her on stage before grindin her out in front of the whole concert!
R&B icon Mary J Blige releases her 13th studio album entitled 'The London Sessions' which features some of the UK's finest. The first track release off the album is called 'Whole Damn Year' which was co-written by Birmingham's Knox Brown, Mary J Blige and UK's Emile Sande.
This ain't the Bob Marley classic, but 'We Jammin' is set to be another BIG reagge hit! The latest track is a mellow reggae vibe and a video that matches with some of the best sights Jamaica has to offer. Vision gives you a mellow insight of the struggles Jamaicans face where ever they are in the world.
Former grime MC Nathan Treleven, turned soulful singer named 'Natrell' has teamed up with 18 year old producer Jordan (SplashOutBaby) Ojo to bring you a UK RnB Banger. The track is also blessed with International Jamaican Reggae Artist 'Fya Skeptic' and watchout for the remix!
- More Black in Band Aid 30 please . . .
- 1xtra bless up Birmingham 1xtra Live
- Putting race back on the agenda - Book NOW!
- OH MY GOSH (OMG) this track is ready to BUSS!
- Rockizm gets a 'HIGH' refix
- Etana rises with her new album 'I Rise'
- MOBO Awards 2014 - Birmingham Grime special
- Jam TV - The new Caribbean TV channel in the UK
- How to talk 'Brum' - Top words in Brum
- Chi Bar - Easter 2006 (14.04.2006)