Kanye makes new version of his song, Bed

Yeezy bounces back with a whooping 17 minutes new version of his song Bed.

Kanye West dropped an extended, 17-minute version of his 2007 song, “Bed” on his SoundCloud account Tuesday.

The track features fellow rapper, The-Dream, and made its debut at West’s fashion show during New York Fashion Week earlier this month.
The rappers have a long musical history together — most recently, on West’s “Ultralight Beam” and “Highlights.”
Although West has been featured on several songs from other artists over the past year, this is the first track he’s put out since being hospitalized in November.
https://soundcloud.com/kanyewest
-CNN

Mariah Carey working on a drama about her life

We might soon be seeing two Mimis on the small screen.

ET’s Carly Steel sat down with Mariah Carey’s manager, Stella Bulochnikov, on Wednesday, where she dished all about Mariah’s World — and revealed that she and the singer are working on a “secret” scripted drama about her life.

“We have a secret project,” Bulochnikov revealed. “We do have a scripted drama that we are developing that has not been announced about Mariah’s life that’s going to be incredibly poignant.”

As for who would play the singer, who her manager describes as “one in seven billion,” Bulochnikov says she’s not sure.

“I don’t even know,” she confessed. “We haven’t gotten there.”

A secret biopic isn’t the only project Carey’s got in the works. The mother of two, who starred in and directed Hallmark’s A Christmas Melody last December, has signed a deal with the network to develop, executive produce, direct and co-star in three more original movies, as well as compose an original song for each.

“We’ll hopefully do, you know, holiday movies with them, and the first of which we were supposed to do this February, but of course we have this tour, so we had to push it. But we’ll get a good movie out to the public,” Bulochnikov explained, adding that “we’ll see” if Carey will participate in a second season of her E! docuseries, Mariah’s World. 

Something else we’ll have to wait on? Finding out where that steamy kiss between Carey and her back-up dancer-turned-boyfriend Bryan Tanaka came from on the midseason teaser of the reality series.

“We’ve got a really strong team around us of good people. We support each other and love each other, and it’s going to stay that way in the New Year,” Bulochnikov teased. “We’re like a traveling family.”

It seems Carey is trying to focus on the positive after her disastrous performance on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest on Saturday, where the singer suffered technical difficulties before walking off the stage.

“I’m of the opinion that Dick Clark would not have let an artist go through that and he would have been as mortified as I was in real time,” the songstress told Entertainment Weekly on Wednesday.

“It’s not going to stop me from doing a live event in the future,” she added. “But it will make me less trusting of using anyone outside of my own team.”

-ET online

Madonna confesses love for her Ex husband on stage for the second time this year

Madonna loves her ex-husband Sean Penn, something she has said twice to his face this year.The actor appeared onstage at the pop star’s Raising Malawi charity auction and gala during Art Basel in Miami Friday. He craweled in between her legs and slapped handcuffs on her playfully. She told the audience she would marry him again if he bid $150,000 for a necklace. He did, but was later outbid.

“I’m still in love with you,” Madonna told Penn onstage, as he blushed. “Yes. In fact, I think I love you more now that we’re divorced.”

The two were married for four years before they divorced in 1989. It marked the first marriage for both, who have no children together.

Madonna had also professed her love for Penn at his Help Haiti Home benefit gala this past January, saying, “I want to say, Sean, that I love you from the moment that I laid eyes on you and I still love you just the same. I just wish you’d stop smoking so many cigarettes.”Madonna also performed at the Raising Malawi event, singing some of her hits, such as “Don’t Tell Me” and “Beautiful Stranger,” as well as a cover of Britney Spears‘ “Toxic.”

 

 

 

-E!

Leila Kayondo asks to sing at SK Mbuga’s wedding

Singing diva Leila Kayondo might have given up on her ex-lover tycoon SK Mbuga and moved on since all her efforts to lure him back were fruitless, but truth is that she still misses his dimes.

Leila recently shocked her fans after she begged Mbuga to pay her to be part of the long list of artistes that are expected to entertain guests at his wedding party.

“I want to sing for SK Mbuga and his wife on their wedding day. You know I have a lot of wedding songs like Kankutijise that I would like to sing for them and they pay me some money”, said Leila Kayondo.

This revealed how much Leila misses Mbuga’s dimes and if given chance to date her ex-lover, the Relaxing singer wouldn’t hesitate to take the moneybags back.

 

 

-Bigeye

Netflix brings back Chris Rock to active stand up comedy after 8 years absence

Thanks to a hefty deal with Netflix, Chris Rock is making his return to stand-up after an eight-year absence.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the streaming giant announced the $40 million deal on Thursday (Oct. 13). The deal comprises of two stand-up specials to air in 2017 as part of a soon-to-be-announced world tour. “Chris Rock is a beloved actor and director, and his remarkable stand-up makes him comic royalty,” Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said in a statement. “There is no one like him, and Netflix offers the global platform and creative freedom that will serve as a perfect home for someone with his incredible talent.”

Rock’s talents have treated him well. The Emmy award winner has brought significant numbers to HBO as part of a 20-year stint with the network for the iconic specials, Bigger & Blacker and Bring The Pain. The comedian has set a record with his Netflix deal, receiving the biggest pay day of his fellow comedy buds like Louis C.K, Jerry Seinfeld and Amy Schumer.

The comedian has made a few guest appearances at comedy clubs over the years, with stand-up being a unique part of his critically acclaimed 2015 comedy, Top Five. 

“I’m very excited to be working with Ted and Lisa and all the good people at Netflix. I can’t wait to get back on stage,” said Rock. The comedian is working with plenty of material. From the growing social tensions to the current election, Rock isn’t limited on potential material.

 

 

-Vibe

Britney Spears’ breaks silence with New album ‘Glory’

Britney Spears’ ninth studio album Glory dropped late Thursday night.

The 35-year-old pop star wants you to know that the album marks the “beginning of a new era,” and a cursory listen might have you believing her. It’s her first release since 2013’s Britney Jean, a confessional pop record that by most critical accounts failed to hit its mark. Glory doesn’t want to take itself so seriously, which might be a good thing.

Spears announced the album’s release on Twitter; there’s an accompanying hashtag that features a neat little sketch of the singer.

The album comes just a day after the news that Lifetime would be making a biopic about Spears — a project that Spears and her management have actively distanced themselves from. Spears also appeared on James Corden’s latest Carpool Karaoke segment Thursday night.

 

 

 

 

-Time

 

Goodlyf duo awakened Kenzo to compete in BET Awards

Musician Eddy Kenzo has revealed that he derived inspiration to participate in the recent BET awards from Radio and Weasel who he believes are his  fellow stars.

Speaking after winning an award at the Uganda Entertainment Awards, Kenzo said that his eyes were opened to take over the international stage when the dynamic duo was nominated in the awards back in 2013.

Although they didn’t win, Kenzo knew that he had to get nominated  and had to win to make sure that he makes them proud. In his words,


“I was inspired by Radio and Weasel after they were nominated in the BET Awards back in 2013, it opened up my eyes, I knew I can also make it if I work hard and keep on doing good music.” – Kenzo


 

-Bigeye

Uganda opens borders for 12 Kenyan schools in upcoming MDD competition

12 secondary schools from Kenya are to participate in this year’s National Secondary School Music, Dance and Drama Competition at Mbale Senior Secondary school in Mbale district.

They include Kakamega High School, Kaaga Girls High School, and St. Mary’s Lwak High school, Dagoretti High School, Dry’s Girls School, St. Jospeh Junior Seminary Molo and Bungoma High School. Others are St. Joseph’ Nyabondo, Sironga Girls High School, Chavakali Boys, State House Girls and Narok High School.

A total of 63 secondary schools from Uganda have also registered for this year’s festival. Of these only 44 schools had arrived by Sunday morning when the competition kicked off. They include among others Muni Girls SS, Gulu Army SS, Teso College Aloet, Trinity College Nabingo, Luzira Ss, Kinyara SS, Kibubura Girls SS, Namasagali SS, Trinty College Kabale, Tororo Girls, Buddo SS, Nabumali High School, Mbale SS, Westvile High School, St. Catherine Girls SS and Masindi Army SS.

The theme for this year’s competition is Vision 2040, ”Harnessing young people’s potential for Uganda’s Socio-economic transformation”. David Mugisha Bigiira, the coordinator of Secondary Schools Performing Arts, Ministry of Education and Sport explains that the inclusion of Kenya in this year’s festival is aimed at promoting East African Integration as people begin to understand each other’s culture in the region.

He says Ugandan will also participate in the Kenya Music and dance festival due in August 8th -18th 2016 in Nairobi. Focusing on the theme, Bigiira asked the East African governments to invest in teenage girls and empower them to make important decisions and equip them to engage in the affairs of their communities so as to be on equal footing with their male counterparts.

He notes that investments are needed to protect the health of young people on sexual and reproductive health, to enable them to receive quality education and expand economic opportunities. The competition focuses on key areas such as Teenage Pregnancy and early marriages.

Benson Baritazali Kule, the Commissioner Secondary Education who officially opened the festival this morning asked participants and spectators to utilize the messages to create positive change within their communities

The festival is schedule to end on July 27th. This is the first time the competition is being organised outside Uganda National Theater. The 2017 National Festival will be co-hosted by Ntare High School, Mbarara High School, Mary Hill High School and Bweranyagi Girls School in Mbarara.

-URN

It is 7 years since the King pop passed on, here are some interesting facts

Micheal Jackson has by far been documented as one of the world’s most successful artists of all time.  And today, the 25th. June it will be 7 years since Micheal died.  Wikipedia site note that at his death,

“Jackson’s death triggered a global outpouring of grief. The news spread quickly online, causing websites to slow down and crash from user overload. Both TMZ and the Los Angeles Times suffered outages. Google initially believed that the millions of search requests meant their search engine was under DDoS attack, and blocked searches related to Michael Jackson for 30 minutes. Twitter reported a crash, as did Wikipedia at 3:15 pm PDT (22:15 UTC). The Wikimedia Foundation reported nearly a million visitors to Jackson’s biography within one hour, probably the most visitors in a one-hour period to any article in Wikipedia’s history.AOL Instant Messenger collapsed for 40 minutes. AOL called it a “seminal moment in internet history … We’ve never seen anything like it in terms of scope or depth.”

Around 15% of Twitter posts (5,000 tweets per minute) reportedly mentioned Jackson after the news broke, compared to the 5% recalled as having mentioned the Iranian elections or the flu pandemic that had made headlines earlier in the year.Overall, web traffic ranged from 11% to at least 20% higher than normal. MTV and BET aired marathons of Jackson’s music videos. Jackson specials aired on television stations around the world. The British soap opera EastEnders added a last-minute scene to the June 26 episode in which one character tells another about the news.”

There is no doubt that the world loved Micheal. Here is a quick through the records he still holds to date:

Most Successful Concert Series – Guiness Book Of World Records
Michael Jackson sold out for seven nights at Wembley Stadium, London, England in the summer of 1988. A total of 504,000 people saw Michael perform July 14-16, 22-23, and August 26-27, 1988.

Biggest Selling Album Of All Time – Guiness Book Of World Records
Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” Album is the biggest selling album of all time, with over 50 million copies sold worldwide. Thriller is also the biggest selling U.S album with sales of 25 million copies.

80’s Most #1 Hits
By The End of the 1980’s MIchael Jackson had more #1 hits than any other artist for the decade.

Awards
Michael has more awards than any other artist.

Entertainer Of The Decade
With the #1 (Thriller)and #2 (Bad) ranked albums in the world Michael was the 1980’s Entertainer Of The Decade.

Most Grammy Awards – Guiness Book Of World Records
Michael won a record breaking 8 Grammy Awards in 1984, more than any other artist in one year.

Largest Contracts – Guiness Book Of World Records
$890 million (Sony Music) Contract, with prospective earnings of $1 billion.

Greatest Audience – Guiness Book Of World Records
The highest-ever viewership was 133.4 million viewers watching the NBC transmission of Super Bowl XXVII on June 31, 1993. Michael was spotlighted during the half-time peformance.

Highest-Paid Commercial Spokesperson – Guiness Book Of World Records
Pepsi Cola paid Michael Jackson $12 million to do 4 TV commercials.

Bad Tour – Guiness Book Of World Records
Michael Jackson’s world tour brought in a record gross revenue of over $124 million during September 1987-December 1988.

100 Million Records
Michael has sold over 100 million singles and albums outside of the U.S.

Billboard Charts
Michael Jackson is the first person in the 37 year history of the chart to enter at # 1, with his single “You Are Not Alone”. Michael broke his previous redord held by his single “Earth Song” which debuted at #5.

Biggest Selling Video
Michael Jackson’s “The Making Of Thriller” is the biggest selling video to be released by an artist.

Billboard “Hot 100” Singles Chart
Most #1 Hits by Male Artist (13)

#1 Debuts
Michael’s “Bad”, “Dangerous”, and “HIStory” albums all debuted at #1.

Consecutive #1 Singles
Jackson 5 were the first group to ever have four consecutive #1 singles.

#1 On Charts
In 1983 Michael became the first artist to simultaneously hold the number one spots on Billboard’s rock albums and rock singles charts, as well as the R&B albums and singles charts.

First Video
Michael Jackson was the first black artist to have a video aired on MTV.

 

 

-All Micheal Jackson

The Sauti sol bus that may change the trend of music tours in Africa

Members of leading Kenyan music group – Sauti Sol – have ditched their sleek cars during their on going Live and Die in Afrika Tour.

However, Sauti Sol settled on an equally cool ride – a luxury bus from Modern Coast Express Limited.

The group is on a countrywide tour that commenced in Nakuru on Saturday, April 16. Their next stop was Eldoret.

The tour is a one of its kind initiative by the band to take music to their fans in a tour that will see a crew of 92 people transverse four major cities in Kenya, discovering talent and spreading the love.


 

“It has not been done in Kenya before, Sauti Sol will be first, we need to take music to the people- Kenyans love Kenyan music. Like comedy, music needs to get to the audience, that’s what this tour is about, live and die in Africa,” they said.


 

The tour has been vouched to be a first in Kenya which will follow in the route set by Kenyan comedians who have been traversing counties spreading love, laughter and discovering talent.

bus

 

 

-Tuko