MTV UK COLUMN: Han’s Hip-Hop Report!

Click to read the first edition of 'Han's Hip-Hop Report!' on MTV UK's The Wrap Up

It is with great pleasure that I would like to announce my regular column Han’s Hip-Hop Report! on MTV UK’s The Wrap Up. From now on you will be able to log onto The Wrap Up and get the latest on the Hip-Hop scene mixed in with some of that so-called ‘Info charm’ every Wednesday and Friday. I will also continue to contribute US scene interviews for them as well.

You can check out the first installment of Han’s Hip-Hop Report on :
http://www.mtv.co.uk/music/urban/199862-hans-hip-hop-report

Ras Kass MTV UK Interview

Read the full Ras Kass Interview on MTV's The Wrap Up

Ras Kass has once again been causing a stir in the hip-hop world with his Kickstarter project and hilarious ‘Save the Ras Kass’ campaign. The Wrap Up caught up with West Coast underground legend to discuss how you can help save an endangered lyricist today…

To read my full interview with Ras Kass just go to MTV UK’s The Wrap Up

NEW Allhiphop.com Interview: Rodney ‘Darkchild’ Jerkins –“R&B is on its Way Back!”

Read 'Rodney Jerkins: R&B is Back!'

The true definition of a super producer, Rodney ‘Darkchild’ Jerkins is the man behind some of the biggest R&B songs of the last decade. Having produced hit singles for the likes of Michael and Janet Jackson, Destiny’s Child, Jennifer Lopez, Mary J. Blige, Brandy and The Pussycat Dolls to name just a few, the industry veteran can boast more production credits and a far more impressive resume than his mere 32 years would suggest. With his latest effort, pop sensation Lady Gaga’s new Beyoncé-assisted single ‘Telephone,’ already climbing up the charts ahead of its official release, he seems to be starting this decade with just as much promise as he did the last.

Having spoken with Darkchild as he was putting the finishing touches on ‘Telephone’ for Gaga, who he praises for her “character” and writing abilities, his incredible knowledge of the music industry and love of creative experimentalism became immediately clear. It really is no wonder why this year seems destined to mark yet another chapter in his already impressive success story. “R&B is on its way back,” proclaims Jerkins passionately, his excitement clearly fueled by the plethora of the pioneering projects that he is currently working on. The genre is certainly taking a new direction and Darkchild’s musically diverse productions will undoubtedly play a major role in its development….

To read the full interview, go to: http://allhiphop.com/stories/alternatives/archive/2010/03/07/22140669.aspx

Drama Pon Di Gaza: Is Vybz Kartel becoming the 50 Cent of the Dancehall World?

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Following the end of the infamous Gully/Gaza conflict between Vybz Kartel and Mavado, once again it’s all drama over at the Portmore Empire, which is steadily diminishing with the recent departure of Blak Ryno. The deejay is the latest to join the mass exodus from the Gaza camp. The situation in Vybz Kartel’s Dancehall powerhouse bears a striking resemblance to the drama that has surrounded 50 Cent’s popular G-Unit crew within the Hip-Hop scene…

Read more at Suite101: Drama Pon di Gaza: Is Vybz Kartel becoming the 50 Cent of the Dancehall World? http://reggae-dub-music.suite101.com/article.cfm/drama-pon-di-gaza#ixzz0hLQovU21