Sup my R&B family!
Welcome to my new blog. Finally… i think it’s time to deliver your one stop for R&B news, interviews, reviews, moans and what not in the world of me, Ronnie H and my superliscious R&B correspondent Michelle aka MichelleLicious!
If you don’t know what it is i does, YOU’RE LATE (but better late than never eh.)
I’m the RnB specialist of 1Xtra
I present The 1xtra RnB show Mondays from 10pm, The 1Xtra Chart show Saturdays from 1pm til 4pm and i gets all up in the mix on Sunday from 1pm til 4pm ol skool style!
On my R&B show i’ve interviewed everyone who’s anyone in the world of R&B. From R Kelly, Usher, Lemar, Corrine Bailey Rae, Musiq Soulchild, Dwele, Angie Stone, Jill Scott, Stevie Wonder, Mary J Blige, Justin Timbalake, Jay Sean, Robin Thicke, The Dream, Chris Brown, Beyonce & Neyo.
Infact, i’ma launch this blog with my i/view with one of the biggest superstars in the game right now…12 time Grammy winner…Alicia Keys!!!
Coming soon…i’ll be uploading my past interviews with the aforementioned in my Archive section over there on the right so hold tight!
You can Look forward to all my video interviews with the R&B stars of now also, watchout for a crateful of my R&B mixes coming @ ya real soon 🙂
Now if you’re familiar with my 1xtra RnB show you may have heard MichelleLicious’s news bits on there. You’ll soon get to know that Meesh won’t be pulling any punches (Ouch!).
Go on girl!
HIYA! If you don’t know me and want to get to know follow me on twitter here. I tweet a lot about random things, food, tv, music, I moan and I’m always quoting a lyric. I’m also very opinionated! When I LOVE a song I can listen to it on repeat EASILY over and over again. Right now the tune on repeat is my good mate Tinie Tempah’s, Pass Out (out March 1st)
Anyway, back to it! Here are my 5 to watch in the world of UK RnB for 2010. In no particular order, here we go..
I first heard of this young man when Ronnie played his tune Rainy Day when I was working on the RnB show and instantly fell in love. Daley hails from Manchester and has some serious soul, plus he has a different kinda swag. He did a live session at Maida Vale for BBC Introducing and he can BLOW. I saw him live a couple of week back at Sound where he sang Maxwell’s, Pretty Wings and it was a beauty. Check out his myspace page and follow Daley on twitter.
BLUEEEEEEYYYYY Aka Billy Jackson (Sorry Blue.) Hes been tipped as Ronnie’s one to watch for 2010, along with a lot of people, including Ryan Leslie who remixed I Know which can tear up a dance. He’s busked in NY and braved the London underground, even though the stoosh commuters ignored him! He’s got a beautiful voice, so much so hes been signed to a major which is a big look. And hes from South London, WOY! Follow him on twitter here and have a look at his myspace page.
Selah has been doing her thing since 2006 when Lemar sponsored her as his unsigned artist to perform at the BBC Maida Vale studios for 1Xtra. She featured as the vocalist on DnB producers ‘Blame’ track Because of You that got heavy rotation on the daytime playlist on 1Xtra and was Radio 1’s Zane Lowe’s HOTTEST RECORD IN THE WORLD. Since then Selah’s tune ‘Superstar’ has been getting big love and shes been signed to Sony/RCA records. Not bad eh? She’s got a YouTube page where she sings and stuff, proving her wicked technical ability without a studio. Click here to follow her movements on twitter.
I heard McLean’s (formally known as Digga) tune ‘Broken’ time ago and fell in love with his voice instantly. Last year there was a remix with Tinchy Stryder (although I personally didn’t think the tune needed it..) Now to bring us up to date he’s teamed up with Fraser T Smith (the man behind Tinchy and N Dubz – Number 1, Kano – Typical Me, the list actually goes on, but you get my drift from those 2 tunes alone) for his new song ‘My Name’. The video’s very good and there’s a remix with Sky Walker Scorcher, out 8th March. Mclean is here on twitter.
Hailing from Nottingham Liam has hooked up with the legendary Salaam Remi for his new project. I’ve not heard any of his stuff yet but I’ve seen some videos on youtube and dude can singgg and can play the guitar. Any if Salaam Remi has time for him, you know its gonna be big tings. Peep him at his purest.
Grand Thomas (heard him on Scorchers album, voice is GONE)
Have I missed anyone? Let me know.
Follow me on twitter here! PEACE OUT.