Wednesday, 27 May 2009

TOP 100 I need your help!!!

I need to put together the TOP 100 rising entrepreneurs/individuals from BIRMINGHAM for a special bumper INDUSTRY edition of Tru Life Magazine. I need your help in finding them. Please add names of individuals or business you believe fit the top 100 on the status on my page or email the details to

...they could be Promoters//DJs//Models//Artists//Fashion Designers//Bloggers//Media folk//work in the community//ENTREPRENEURS//Sportspeople//creatives...

The only criteria is that they need to be 18-30, reside in Birmingham for at east the past 12 months, they can be Male or Female. Nominations close in 7 days.

YOU CAN NOMINATE yourself...

The individuals MUST be TALENTED in their chosen field. At the moment it seems everyone is struggling to name 100 people...If this was London we would not struggle....THERE IS over 100 people who could go on this list there must be LOL!!!

You can get some ideas as to who is already on the list...

Is there someone who you admire who you think is going places?

Then let us know!!!

I will let you all in on the NEW structure of Tru Life on Friday x

Sunday, 24 May 2009

Lloyd & Marques Houston (MH) Concert

MH, Zahra (Music Editor), Lloyd and Moi (Editor in Chief)

MH and Moi

So Thursday evening we took a trip down the motorway to see Lloyd and MH in concert at Indigo @ the O2 arena in London.

I have never been an avid fan of these 2 artists but have got MH's old album and thought hey why not lol.

So, courtesy of a hook up from my mate Tyson of The Leon Group, we went backstage to meet the guys and take some pics. On Wednesday we got an interview with MH which you can read in the forthcoming edition of Tru life Magazine.

Usually most US artists I have met have been a bit arrogant in the past but these 2 guys were absolutely nice and lovely.

So sweet, polite and courteous and I even got a little hand squeeze from MH :-)

Wednesday, 20 May 2009


SO I DECIDED TO JOIN BACK THE PROMOTER RANKS AND TONITE IS THE NITE!!! Live music and real talent is coming back to Brum TONITE!!!

Are you going to be there???

Friday, 15 May 2009

Dottz2Dottz Clothing

As a business mentor, one of my prodigy mentee's is Dottz Williamson owner of Dottz2Dottz clothing.

A fan myself please support Birmingham talent and this upcoming fashion designer who will also be featuring in our Industry edition out in July!

New Tee's out this summer!

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Diddy on CNBC's The Big Idea

Popular Dirt!

Super talented and soooo Tru!!!
"Popular Dirt" Ise Lyfe (Def Poetry) Season 5, Episode 6 (S05 E06) Air Date: 2005


Rock City aka R.City have won the artist of the award year issued by me. I met these talented guys at New Skool Rules in Rotterdam in April. I am in awe of their talent, having written songs for Leon Lewis, Akon and Pussy Cat Dolls and Usher to name a few....

We are campaigning to get their debut album released and here is a remix as part of the campaign LOL ...


Omega feat. Rick Ross

ATL rising star Omega will be soon releasing his debut single 'Make love to this music' and is in the process of shooting a video. I got the casting call but being stuck in the UK hampered my cameo appearance lol.

I love this guy and look forward to him coming to visit me in July in Birmingham, we r gonna have a blast. As soon as I get more info on the release I will let you all know!

Thursday, 7 May 2009

European Collaboration

UK Artist Claire Angel will be working with some producers from the Netherlands who will be flying in to the UK to record with Ms Angel. They will stay for a week in Birmingham from 18th - 25th May courtesy of Moi and I look forward to making some hits!!!

We met Fabian at New Skool Rules in rotterdam in April and after listening to some of his track we thought they were a production team we would like to work with!

Organisation is the key

It just seems that when I clear my desk, by the end of the week it looks like a bomb site. My efficiency decreases and I start doodling on Facebook when I kNOW I have work to do lol!

Today Im in a DO NOT DISTURB zone. I need to get all these piles of paperwork sorted! Respond these 650 emails. Finish off these pieces of outstanding work. I can't wait to move back into an office environment because working from home is not the one for me anymore!

I don't get to sleep, my house has become a hotel and I have too much visitors lol. Organisation is definitely been the key to a lot of my success. Now its time to get organised!!!

Monday, 4 May 2009

Torn between 2 worlds

Sunshine and rain,

happiness and pain.

A luv that is old and 1 that is new,

know that I am me but wishin I was U.

Dying to go out and then wishing I stayed in,

living life in faith but forever tempted by sin.

Always trying to be kind when I know I should be cruel,

abiding by the law whilst breaking all the rules,

looking for a soulmate but searching for a friend,

Im torn between 2 worlds, when is it gonna end?

The time has come

The time has come for a radical change and I am about to enter a new era t see clearer I need to disappear off of these streets for 6 weeks and then I will be back

....and thats a matter of fact


Saturday, 2 May 2009

Tulisa has been tested for swine flu

THE lead singer of chart-topping British band N-Dubz lies motionless in a hospital bed, her face covered by a mask, after being diagnosed with suspected swine flu.

Tulisa Contostavlos, 20, flew to Athens on Thursday night for a break with family and friends after finishing a 23-date UK tour, when the band performed for thousands of teenage fans.

Chart-topper ... Tulisa

Chart-topper ... Tulisa

But she fainted and needed medical attention during the flight — then had to be rushed to hospital yesterday after a doctor noted all the symptoms connected with the potentially deadly virus.

Tulisa was last night under observation on an isolation ward in Pendeli, Greece, as doctors awaited the results of tests.

A source close to the band, currently top of the UK singles chart with Number One, said: “Tulisa is very poorly indeed. She has gone from a huge high of chart success and the tour to panicking about her health.

“Tulisa’s family have been forced to wear masks and have only been allowed minimal contact. It is a terrifying time.”

The band’s spokesman said: “We are hopeful Tulisa will be given the all-clear and will be well enough to leave hospital in the next couple of days.”

Band members Richard “Fazer” Rawson, 22, and Tulisa’s cousin Dino “Dappy” Contostavlos, 21, are in Britain and have been told about her illness

Copyright Jess Rogers @ The Sun

Sugababes have become the first UK pop act to sign to Jay-Z's Roc-A-Fella Records.

The trio finalised the deal with the famous label at a meeting in London last month.

Roc-A-Fella is known for releasing work by high profile hip-hop artists, including its CEO Jay-Z, Kanye West, Beanie Sigel and Jadakiss.

The trio are currently working on their seventh album, which they described as "a biggie" on their website.

They claim they've already booked recording sessions in Los Angeles and Miami, and are planning to team up with producers who have worked with Rihanna and Beyonce.

Only last week they revealed, via their official Twitter account, that they will be collaborating with producer RedOne, best known for his work with Lady GaGa.

The group released their last album, Catfights And Spotlights, in October 2008 through Island Records.

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