Jay Z has accomplished a lot with his career. He’s on track to beat the Beatles record for most No.1 albums, but maybe he thought there was something slowing down his progress. That dang hyphen! It’s messin’ with Hov’s flow! So that’s why Jay Z is dropping that pesky punctuation from his name.
The news broke via Twitter (where else?) alleging that Jay Z’s label was not too keen on his hyphenated namesake.
Jay Z himself has yet to confirm this news, though we have reason to believe it’s true. Hov’s website Life+Times is currently stylizing his name as ‘JAY Z.’ Maybe his wifey will pick up his leftover hyphen and change her name to Bey-once.
We’re guessing it just makes things like autographing and typing his namesake easier. The time it takes to write and type those hypens is really cramping his style. Time is money gosh darnit! You can take your punctuation and shove it!
Breaking: Jay Z has dropped the hyphen from his name, according to his label. I am not kidding. (Wish I was.) Copy editors: take note.
— Joe Levy (@RealJoeLevy) July 18, 2013
Herbert Skillz gives remarks on his joint album with Jethron (Alonestar) ft Ed Sheeran
Herbertskillz of Sound Makers Music said he met Ed Sheeran’s rap star cousin Jethro Sheeran (Alonestar) who is also an extremely successful musician and who shared many of Ed’s early experiences within the music industry with him, After Jade his wife and manager arranged for them to meet in a studio in London a few months ago.
Since then they have been working hard in various studios in Bristol and London and from Sound Makers studio on a new Album to be released early next year and which features many fantastic talents including Jethro and Ed Sheeran. The album, Sunshine and Rain uses many of HerbertSkillz Beats and Herbert is responsible for much of the production, Jethro wrote many of the lyrics for the songs including a song Jethro wrote and made with Ed and in which Ed sings the chorus.Jethro said “Its going to be a massive album, I love it and Im sure everyone else will too”
When I heard Herbertskillz music and production I knew it was right for the song and many more on my album, he has a very special touch which makes the music unique, and many top artists, labels and film companies agree.
Regarding his connection with Ed Sheeran, Jethro, who sings under the name Alonestar, said: We are cousins and have always got on really well and out of all of the family we’re the ones who are musical and we used to sing and perform together at local gigs and to the rest of the family at Christmas, and family gatherings.”
“Eventually we started recording our own songs and I took Ed to his first recording studio at Lime House and we made our first song together .”
Jethro and HerbertSkillz said they have been invited to perform a song they have collaborated on and which has Ed Sheeran in the Chorus, in a blockbuster film scheduled to come out next year made by Millennium Films, who in 2019 had the biggest box office movie of the year “Angel has Fallen” starring Gerard Butler.
The song is going to be released next year as a single and will feature on Jethro Alonestar’s new album, and Herbertskillz said the song the film company want to use features Ed Sheeran, however, I love most of the songs on the Album and we are hopeful that many more will become international and festival hits next summer.
Jethro Sheeran has been talking with Millennium Films, who love one of the songs and they want us to perform it in one of the movies in a club scene, which we are very excited about.
In the mean time we have done radio interviews about the album on Ujima Radio station in Bristol with Tom Page, a photo shoot, and are now looking forward to performing at a Charity Boat Party on the River Thames next week in London, Alonestar is headlining the event with Sound Makers Herbertskillz, and many more celebrities and top DJ’s. The event is to raise money for a Cancer Charity and is hosted by some popular British TV stars.
The event is called the “Monster After Launch Boat Party” and is on the river Thames Westminster London and tickets are available online costing £20 approx 100,000 ugx.After the show there will be interviews on British TV and Radio to do and more studio sessions, going full steam ahead on the album, the flim deal and hopefully a video for one of the tracks being made here in Uganda next year with Jethro Sheeran and some of the other international artists that are involved in it coming over to Uganda.
When asked about what the future holds , Herbertskillz said mine and Jades focus since starting Sound Makers, has always been to make high quality music which is enjoyed by people and flies the flag for Africa in the music industry around the world. He continued our focus as always is on our family life and career, helping others, creating great music, with superb talents, moving forward with good heart and positive vibes, of course my new singles and album with Jethro Alonestar Sheeran , shooting an amazing video in Uganda, and performing with Jethro Sheeran next year. Things are moving in the right way and with hard work and a bit of luck I think we can make it and so I’m happy.he Smiles
Mafikizolo entertain guests as Absa celebrates Uganda launch
By Our Reporter
South Africa’s Mafikizolo were the highlight of the evening on Friday as Absa Bank Uganda Limited hosted their customers and partners to a mega party in celebration of their launch at the Kampala Serena hotel.
The duo, NhlanhlaSibongile Mafu and Theo Kgosinkwe, who were the surprise act for the evening did not disappoint, delivering an energetic performance.
They had guests up on their feet and dancing with their popular songs like Ndihamba Nawe, Udakwa Njalo, Tchelete, and Khona among others.
Mafikizolo’s showcase was preceded by performances from Ugandan musicians, Irene Ntale and Fik Fameica. Ntale, strumming her guitar, entertained guests with some of her hit songs like Stay With Me, He Go Down, Kyolowoza, Gukubba, and Stamina Daddy among others that had the crowd singing along. On his part, Fameica had the crowd swaying along to his hit songs that included Property, Am different, Tubikole, and Omu Bwati among others.
The ceremony comes after Absa Bank Uganda, a subsidiary of Absa Group Limited received a license to operate and trade under its new name from Bank of Uganda.
Formerly known as Barclays Bank Uganda, the name change marks the start of a new era for the bank’s operations, one that sees the realisation of an ambition to become an independent African bank.
The license was officially handed over to the bank’s Managing Director, Nazim Mahmood by Prof. Emmanuel Mutebile, Governor, Bank of Uganda at the Central Bank head office on Monday last week.
Revelers enjoy all-night party in Mabira forest
By Our Reporter
Saturday night at the Frosty Forest Party was indeed a fun-filled 30 hours of nonstop partying, dancing and merrymaking as thrill seekers and party animals gathered at the Najjembe Campsite for a wild and exciting night at the heart of Mabira forest.
Revelers were treated to a jam-packed glow-fest powered by Tusker Lite with Mun*G as the headlining act who blew the already excited crowd away singing favourites like; Oli Wamanyi, Atakutya Gwentya, Big Bumpa and more.
The Mith later joined the stage and put up a thrilling performance serenading crowds to samples of his hit songs that roared through the leafy location and had fans on their feet in sing-along.
The show was coupled with mixes from the Almost Famous Deejays crew which included celebrity DJ’s like Deejay Jo, DJ Aludah, DJ Emma and DJ Mary Jo who turned up the heat throughout the night with different dance tunes for revelers.
The party went on till the break of dawn with nonstop music, nonstop drinks and nonstop partying.
The Frosty Forest Party is organised by the Almost Famous DJ’s, a group of new generation DJs changing the Ugandan entertainment scene through creating mind blowing event concepts with a twist of Tourism and Travel.
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