Posts tagged ‘Usher’

November 13, 2012

LIVE REVIEW: RED BULL CULTURE CLASH (LONDON)

It was the biggest music battle to hit London this year and only one sound system could win. The rules were simple; four rounds which are 15 minutes long, you have to save the special guests and the dubs until the last round, you can’t play a tune that’s been played already and the winner is crowned from the decibel reading at the end…

Even though the rules were simple, Major Lazer played as if the rules were there to be broken, playing dubs and bringing out special guests before the end round. Round one kicked off with Channel One bringing roots and culture to the clash, moving on to Annie Mac who kicked off with tunes like ‘Clique’ and ‘212’.

Major Lazer played a Bruno Mars dub on the first round and then dropped their hit ‘Pon De Floor’, starting the first round off with electricity. Diplo also got into a massive blow up see-through ball and tumbled across the crowd in it.

Boy Better Know’s first round was so hyped; playing the biggest and best bass instrumentals from Pay As You Cartel’s ‘Know We’, Faze Miyake’s ‘Take Off’ and Breakage’s ‘Hard’. Just from the first round alone, I thought it was going to be Annie Mac or BBK who was going to win.

The second round is where it got tense, with Major Lazer playing more dubs and also bringing out Stylo G. BBK weren’t happy, as Skepta said: ‘You’re not meant to bring out special guests till the end, Major Lazor better turn their lazors off!”

Wiley’s hits ‘Heatwave’ and ‘Can You Hear Me’ were played in round two and the man himself also jumped into the crowd, giving fans a special surprise. P Money also MC’d over some dubstep on Annie Mac’s set. BBK got more upset on round three, with JME warning his competitors, saying ‘I’m gonna slap someone!’ Channel One also stepped in saying, ‘Major Lazer don’t disrespect, have some respect for the artist dem.’ Round three was called ‘Sleeping With The Enemy’, which meant they all had to play the sounds of an opponent’s sound system.

Round four was the time to get serious, where contestants brought the disses, the dubs and the guests. Major Lazer brought out impressive guests Rita Ora and Usher, which saw Rita have a wardrobe malfunction and revealing a boob! Usher performed ‘Climax’ with Diplo remixing it to a reggae version.

Annie Mac presented us with remarkable guests, including Maverick SabreKaty BMs Dynamite and Example. BBK got came with a Giggs dubplate, also bringing out their guests Lethal B and Chip.

BBK were crowned as the winners, but I think Major Lazer’s screams were bigger and Annie Mac played more of a variety – but you can’t win when rules are broken so they had to go home empty handed. Congratulations to BBK who played fair and came with wicked tunes and entertainment.

July 9, 2012

Usher’s Stepson Confirmed Braindead After Jetski Accident

TMZ confirmed the news yesterday that Usher’s stepson Kyle aged 11, from estranged wife Tameka Foster Kyle has been declared braindead after a jetski accident in Georgia.

Kyle is pictured next to Usher

TMZ said…’According to our sources, Kyle Glover (son of Usher’s estranged wife Tameka Foster) has not experienced any brain activity since he was admitted to the hospital. We’re told there has been no decision yet as to whether or not to take him off life support.’

Kyle was riding an innertube when a jetski struck him leaving him unconscious.

June 12, 2012

Capital FM Summertime Ball Review

Capital FM the first national hit music radio station announced their 2012 Capital FM Summertime Ball with some of the biggest artists from the UK and US. Shireen from Flavour was in attendance backstage to catch up with the likes of Usher, Conor Maynard, Cover Drive and Dizzee Rascal and to watch performances from Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber and many more. The shows opening act was the magnificent Coldplay.

I went outside to catch one of my favourite r&b singers Usher. The last time I saw him in concert was when I was about 12 years old. He hasn’t lost his touch, his dance moves were on point, and he hit the high notes when singing ‘Climax’ and ‘Scream’.  My favourite moment was when he performed ‘Let It Burn’, with two big flames behind him, and strangely enough they did burn with one of the flames setting the stage on fire, causing someone to rush out with a fire extinguisher.

The two summer sizzler’s really were sizzling. The first surprise was Dizzee Rascal who performed his latest track ‘Power’, and we were glad to see a grime legend amongst the pop acts. Cheryl Cole was the other surprise guest after Dizzee dressed in a skintight lycra playsuit, she looked pretty amazing. It must be hard work getting into one of those, but later she told us that she goes to the gym saying her favourite workout song was, “Katy Perry, ‘Wide Awake’”.

Ed Sheeran was another highlight of the night; he was overwhelmed as he announced it was the biggest crowd he had performed too. Unlike everyone else, he walked out just him and his guitar. Singing ‘A Team’, ‘Small Bump’, and more everyone was singing along to this incredible talent.

When Justin Bieber came on I had to hold my hands over my ears as the 80,000 strong crowd started to scream all at once. He came out looking very patriotic dressed in a union jack t-shirt and doing some pretty good dance moves.  Serenading a girl for a rendition of ‘One Less Lonely Girl’ he had her in fits of tears. His songs ‘Baby’ and ‘Boyfriend’, sent the crowd insane, with girls holding up signs dotted all over the arena, it was clear to see who a lot of the people were there for.

Katie Perry closed the show dressed in 50’s style polka dots singing ‘Part Of Me’, ‘The One That Got Away’.  It was a good night for pop music, and the atmosphere in Wembley Arena was one of the best I’ve witnessed.

May 22, 2012

Rick Ross Feat. Meek Mill – So Sophisticated

Rick Ross gives us his second single off his forthcoming album  God Forgives, I Don’t, exactly a week after offering his first single featuring Usher Touch’ N You.

May 15, 2012

Rick Ross Feat. Usher – Touch’N You

Usher returns the favour to Maybach Music’s General Rick Ross after he featured on the single Let Me See. Now Usher helps Rozay sound smooth for the ladies on Touch’N You. Rick Ross’ fifth studio album, God Forgives, I Don’t arrives July 31.

May 1, 2012

Usher – Lemme See feat. Rick Ross

After the success of Climax, Usher releases the explicit Lemme See, and pop anthem Scream. All of these will be on his new album Looking For Myself out this June, and will feature Rick Ross, Diplo, Danja, Salaam Remi, Rico Love, Jim Jonsin, Pharrell, Max Martin, and more

April 26, 2012

Usher – Scream

After the success of Climax, Usher releases single Let Me See featuring Rick Ross and Scream. Usher’s dance anthem Scream is what we are more used to from him in recent years. Let Me See will be more urban and is released this weekend. Both singles will be on Looking For Myself, Usher’s new album due June 12 via RCA Records