Reading & Leeds festival set to announce second headliner

Festival Republic yesterday announced that the Reading and Leeds Festival will be announcing their second headline act on Monday 4th February.

So far legendary rapper Eminem has been announced to headline, with acts such as Deftones, Boy Better Know, Alt-J and Sub Focus also playing. Festival organiser Melvin Benn recently announced that there will be a Dance stage and Radio 1Xtra stage for the first time ever, with the arenas expanding by 25%.

2012 saw Foo Fighters, Kasabian and The Cure headline alongside acts such as Paramore, Florence and The Machine.

Check back here on Monday to see who the second headliner is!

Dr Dre vs Grange Hill

Still G.R.A.nge Hill

If you were born after 1990 then it’s more than likely that you will not have a clue about Grange Hill. It was an amazing daily dose of top acting and kid dramas aired on the BBC in the 1980’s and had more characters than a libel-provoking tweet.

Regardless of your age and your knowledge of Tucker and co in the hit TV show, press play on this solid mash-up of the classic Grange Hill theme tune vs Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg and Eminem. This will have Roland reaching out for a creme puff and hitting the dancefloor without a doubt. Addictive.

Ice-T Announces UK Premier for Rap Documentary

Rapper Ice-T is set to premier his directional debut later this month. Ice-T’s documentary entitled “Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap” is to be screened at BFI Southbank in London on 20th July 2012 with Ice-T hosting a questions & answers session at the event.

The documentary revolves around Ice-T interviewing several influential rap icons including Chuck D, KRS-One, Nas, Eminem, Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg & Kayne West. The documentary will also feature these key figures having their skills put to the test by Ice-T. A trailer for the highly anticipated documentary is available to view below.

Eminem signs Yelawolf and Slaughterhouse

Yelawolf has signed to Eminem’s Shady Records.

The Alabama rapper, championed on Crossfire since 2009 [commence trumpet blowing now], has inked the deal which will see him go through the Shady imprint whilst still carrying the Interscope and his own Ghet-O-Vision stamps.

Slaughterhouse, the supergroup containing Joell Ortiz, Joe Budden, Crooked I and Royce Da 5’9, were also signed by Eminem with Royce saying “It’s very exciting for me to reunite with Eminem years after our Bad Meets Evil project together. Slaughterhouse on Shady Records will be a force to reckon with.”