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Anna Wintours ‘Justification’ Letter to outraged Fashion Critics

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http://cdn04.cdn.justjared.com/wp-content/uploads/headlines/2014/03/kim-kardashian-kanye-west-cover-vogue-april-2014.jpg Power couple “Kimye” have graced April’s issue of Vogue magazine which has caused an uproar in the fashion world. There had been speculation about if she would ever cover the front page of Vogue. Also including a link to the cover, she tweeted:” 

Vogue editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour wrote a letter justifying her actions which to critics, was a wrong move. Explaining why she chose “Kimye” for Aprils edition, she wrote: “Part of the pleasure of editing Vogue, one that lies in a long tradition of this magazine, is being able to feature those who define the culture at any given moment, who stir things up, whose presence in the world shapes the way it looks and influences the way we see it. I think we can all agree on the fact that that role is currently being played by Kim and Kanye to a T. (Or perhaps that should be to a K?).” Dismissing claims that Kanye had begged her to put Kim on the front cover, she also added:  “As for the cover, my opinion is that it is both charming and touching, and it was, I should add, entirely our idea to do it; you may have read that Kanye begged me to put his fiancée on Vogue‘s cover,” Anna added. “He did nothing of the sort. The gossip might make better reading, but the simple fact of the matter is that it isn’t true.”

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March 21, 2014 at 8:48 pm

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Logan Sama Finally Pulls Out

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So yesterday, renowned Grime DJ Logan Sama took to Twitter to annouce his departure with Kiss FM. In a rather hearty statement he said “

“It is with regret, but also surety, that I have made the choice to end my 10 year strong relationship with the Kiss family. I have chosen to accept a new challenge in my DJ career and forge a new path for myself and for others.”

As a Grime fan who listened to some of Logans shows, I see it as sad that his legendary show which helped push the careers of many, will no longer be airing but I don’t see it as a bad thing because Logan has left his mark in the scene and will be remembered for his work and enviable achievements. Outside of Grime, there is a big world out there full of other musical opportunities and projects that Logan can work on and continuing a show based on a music genre with a declining fan base was pointless. With the watering down of solid raw Grime music and less interest in the sound, it was only right for Logan to scrap the show anyway. Many DJs (Marcus Nasty being one of them) have since left the Grime scene to explore other sounds and to be honest, they are doing well in their field. I see Logans departure from Kiss as another stakeholder withdrawing from the business.

Written by Anne Arts

March 12, 2014 at 1:58 pm

Logan Finally Pulls Out

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So yesterday, renowned Grime DJ Logan Sama took to Twitter to annouce his departure with Kiss FM. In a rather hearty statement he said “

“It is with regret, but also surety, that I have made the choice to end my 10 year strong relationship with the Kiss family. I have chosen to accept a new challenge in my DJ career and forge a new path for myself and for others.”

As a Grime fan who listened to some of Logans shows, I see it as sad that his legendary show which helped push the careers of many, will no longer be airing but I don’t see it as a bad thing because Logan has left his mark in the scene and will be remembered for his work and enviable achievements. Outside of Grime, there is a big world out there full of other musical opportunities and projects that Logan can work on and continuing a show based on a music genre with a declining fan base was pointless. With the watering down of solid raw Grime music and less interest in the sound, it was only right for Logan to scrap the show anyway. Many DJs (Marcus Nasty being one of them) have since left the Grime scene to explore other sounds and to be honest, they are doing well in their field. I see Logans departure from Kiss as another stakeholder withdrawing from the business.

Written by Anne Arts

March 12, 2014 at 1:56 pm

Giggs’ Friendly Response to the Police

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So the police have yet again shut down another Hip Hop artists show (just a few days before its start date) due to doubts and fears that there might be trouble at the event. UK Hip Hop artist Giggs, who was due to perform at his ‘When Will it Stop’ show on the 15th of October, a few days before the release of his album, had informed his fans in a three minute YouTube Video apologizing to fans. This has come as a major disappointment for several fans who have not only long been anticipating this show but booked tickets,hotel reservations and made preparations for the night.

This isn’t the first time that an event has been cancelled by the police in the world of UK Hip Hop and the Urban Grime scene.

Link Up TV’s launch party which took place earlier this year, had been shut down due to fears and ‘hoax phone calls’ regarding firearms being present at the event. That event also had to be cancelled and rescheduled for another date.

At the So Solid Crew reunion show, artists such as Wretch 32 and Skepta were refused entry into the iconic O2 Arena due to reasons not fully explained by the police.

Watch the video here

Find out in my next post exactly why the police keep shutting down UK Hip Hop Events.

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October 9, 2013 at 3:35 pm

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My week so far!!!

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- Meeting at Vox Africa discussing what role I would be playing once working for them.

- Yoruba Arts Festival: smelling the suya mixed with freshly chopped onions, fried yam sticks and tomatos. Conversing with market stall owners and collecting their business cards. Watching people have fun in the sun and relax on picnic mats.

- Afrobeats Sundays 2nd year anniversary party: Interviewing Moelogo and Atumpan, taking photos and having conversations with fellow press. I was super shocked to see me media name on the wall in the press room OMG OMG OMG!!!

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July 30, 2013 at 5:56 pm

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We Plug Good Music Presents: One Mic: REVIEW!!!

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The One Mic event presented by We Plug Good Music and sponsored by DLA UK was the first ever Afrobeats live show. Under one roof, was a swarm of concert attendees, budding artists and household names, not to mention a live band.

Zaffi B, the 16 year old sensation who’s song ‘Number 1′ is on the A-List Playlist on Choice FM, showed off her super gripping heartfelt vocals, which was a success as the crowd cheered on and encouraged the confident young artist. She pulled it off an absolutely smashed this performance which is so surprising yet commendable because it was her first ever live show.Image

Dizzy Vocal Chameleon who recently shot to stardom with the scene gave a dazzlingly enthralling performance with his hit single ‘Glue’. Mirroring Fela through his performance, the crowd were enthralled by his commanding voice.Image

Former Brit Student, Honey B also gave a wonderful Fuji-heavy performance. Her sultry vocals captured our attention and the quick but excellent show is just of teaser of what is about to come next.Image

The two-man crew Vibe Squad (Kelvin and Wizzy) performed their long awaited hit single, of which a video has recently just been released for. The video gained over 10,000 views in just one day and the song definitely got the crowd moving.

Moe Logo, Afrobeats most wanted put on a show to remember. The star who DJ Abrantee tipped to be one of the best hit makers charmingly serenaded a fan up on stage and sweetly sung to her, leaving her flattered. He did his own version of Chris Browns ‘Fine China’ hit in which he hit notes I didn’t think he could hit. His performance was very lengthy but most certainly worth it.

Weray ENT were no doubt the fire starters of the whole event. Their hit song ‘Masqurade’ sent the crowd into a frenzy and Vibe Squad later joined the performance for brotherly support.ImageImageImageImageImage

MY VERDICT: Although the show started late and I could not stay till the end to watch Atumpan. I really enjoyed this show and the energetic buzz and atmosphere. I was blown away by Zaffi B’s performance and the sky-high confidence she maintained through out the night. Another star that absolutely smashed it was Dizzy, who’s performance was just phenomenal. It was so much better seeing these artists perform live and you could just see that they had put great effort into rehearsing. One thing I particularly liked about this show was the fact that there was no miming or half-hearted performances. Everything was on point. My favorite performances were most certainly Dizzy, Zaffi B and Moelogo.

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July 15, 2013 at 9:51 am

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Lola Rae ft Iyanya: review.

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This song lacks the creativity that I sort of wasn’t even expecting anyway. I just knew she wouldn’t live up to the hype from her annoyingly catchy previous hit ‘Watch my ting go’. This song if I’m honest is rather bland and the beat sounds exactly like the beat in her old song. More to add, if you were to take the vocals off this new track and sing her old lyrics over it, you would see that the two songs compared together are almost a duplicate of one another.

 

I have to ask myself weather this woman really loves what she does or likes and even listens to the music she makes sometimes. 

 

Let me brace myself while this song goes viral -_-.

 

DISCLAIMER: my view on this song may change. As time goes on her annoying rattle could grow on me.

Written by Anne Arts

July 9, 2013 at 12:43 pm

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