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Yesterday was MOBO day over here at Marvin Sparks dot blog spot dot com. Today we resume normal posting. To read the MeView x TweetView (Mine + Twitter reaction) click here. Hilarious post. My timeline was jokes. That's the cyber world. In real life I interviewed one of my idols but that's to land here in the near future.

Throwback Tune of the Day: NorthStar 'On a Rise'

This tune was ahead of its time. Now road rap is doing a lot, this would fit in nicely. I feel it's criminally underrated (get it, criminally underrated? What they are talking about in the song obviously...). Spray goes in on the first verse with real emotive rhymes, Chyna's goes hard with the vocals, Para was on fire them times and the video was good too. Para needs to make a comeback.



Sorry? Pardon?

I'mma set the scene, they're on the set, behind the scenes of a movie that obviously hasn't finished and asked "So for the people who haven't seen the film yet tell us about your character?" What do you mean? Of course we haven't seen it. You're there while they're creating it.

And how's the producer calling films like Kidulthood and Adulthood "Hoodie" like that's a genre. Man on road ain't no hoodie fam. Leave that to them ASBO kids, g. Real tugs roun' 'ere fam



X-Factor's Cher Lloyd pulls a Rick Ross

I know what you're thinking; no she isn't fat, black, male, American or hairy, but she's a damn liar!



Whoever made this video is a bit dim for the second song where she used Professor Green's lyrics. Professor Green's song samples S.O.S. Band 'Just Be Good To Me' for 'Just Be Good to Green'. It makes sense to get Cher to spit them bars.

Giggs @ the MOBOs

Not sure if you watched the MOBO Awards last night. If you don't know what they are it's Music of Bl**k Origin (I don't think they feel they prefer urban over black now).

Giggs is so real,

Max: "So is the MOBO's something you've always wanted to come to?
Giggs: "Not really"

Max is a lovely chica. Just thought I'd put that out there.



Red Bull Music Academy Culture Soundclash

Taken from PinBoard blog, I really wish I went. As a reggae man, soundclash is my thing. A culture soundclash would have been interesting to experience. I read the tweets on the night with considerable envy.

"Culture Clash sees 4 sound system crews go head to head in the Roundhouse, each trying to out-sound, out-smart and out-do each other. This time round it the contestants going at it were Metalheadz (former champions), Skream & Benja, Soul Jazz & Channel One."

Metalheadz = Jungle/D&B
Skream & Benga = Dubstep
Channel One = Dub and Reggae
Soul Jazz = I guess are soul and jazz? Not sure though

Listen to it here



ThatGrapeJuice vs. Omarion

I haven't watched this yet but ThatGrapeJuice are one of few you know are guaranteed to get a great interview. I say vs. 'cos they aren't like other interview where its similar to a Billboard advertising feature. They ask real stuff

ThatGrapeJuice caught up with Omarion on his pimpin' UK trip avoiding $110k taxes he owes in America.

"The former B2K front-man, who was in town for a string of live dates, spoke candidly with us about many a topic including Raz-B’s recent abuse allegations, the poor performance of his last LP ‘Ollusion’, his forthcoming album, the real reason B2K disbanded, his friendship with Bow Wow, and much more."

Omarion: That Grape Juice Interview from Sam A on Vimeo.



Chris Brown to fighting for top spot (lifted from ThatGrapeJuice)

Chris Brown released video for Yeah 3x (it's called Yeah, Yeah,Yeah). Dance number, cheesy, perhaps they're doing this because the ballad Crawl never worked. Should have done. I think they found the same alley they shot Crawl in too



Finally, congrats to SoulCulture.co.uk on their invitation to link up with Jay-Z in Miami!

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