What is a 'Neon Kool Nerd'???

NEON- Bright, shines, stands out! KOOL- That's just me! NERD- A person who avidly pursues intellectual activities, technical or scientific endeavors, esoteric knowledge, or other obscure interests... NEVER EVADE REACHING (your) DREAMS!!

Friday, 31 December 2010


As 2010 comes to an end, it's only right that we reflect on everything that was good in music, TV and media and hand out a few NERDies...

The following awards have been given to the people I personally feel deserve to get them! I understand my views will not be shared by everyone, but... I DON'T CARE!!! I mean no disrespect to your favourite/MC/Singer, feel free to comment, it's all in good fun!

With that said, LET US BEGIN>>>

Above are four acts I think will make BIGG noise in 2011!

Clockwise from left to right-

Big Sean- Signed to Kanye's G.O.O.D. Music imprint. The LA born MC is sick with the word play, delivery and story telling! Gonna be massive trust me.

AKS- The South East London MC has been on my radar for over a year now, after winning the Cordless Shows 'People's Vote' he has been putting the finishing touches on his material which, will hopefully be released in 2011. For those who know about the 'Bus Stop', the wait will soon be over.

Scorcher- North London's very own prince has been around for a while, but after signing a major label deal earlier this year, expect bigg things from Skywalker in 2011.

J Cole- Do I even need to give you a biog of this guy? Signed to Jay-Z's RocNation imprint the multi-talented MC has moved more mixtapes than some of your favourite artists mainstream albums! Saviour of hip hop? I'd say so!

Special Shout

Katy B

I'm looking forward to hearing more from Katy B in 2011. I've liked her singles so far and she has a nice vibe about her!


Top 5 Hip Hop Albums

Rick Ross- Teflon Don
Kanye West- My BEautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Kano- Method To The Maadness
Tinie Tempah- Disc-Overy
Drake- Thank Me Later

Top 5 RnB Albums

Trey Songz- Passion, Pleasure, Pain
RAheem DeVaughn- The Love And War Masterpiece
Dwele- W.oman W.orld W.ants 
Miguel- All I Want Is You
R. Kelly- Love Letter

Top 4 Mixtapes (couldn't find a 5th)

J Cole- Friday Night Lights
Rick Ross- Albert Anastasia EP
Big SEan- Finally Famous 3
Rick Ross- Ashes To Ashes

Top 5 Singles

Trey Songz- Can't Be Friends
Jay Electronica- Exhibit C
Alicia Keys Ft. Drake- Unthinkable
Rick Ross Ft. Gucci MAne- MC Hammer
Diddy-Dirty Money Ft. Drake- Loving You No More

Top 5 Blogs

Soul Culture
Blazing Swarm/Whatifeelishot
Social Writers
Mad News
ThatNeonKoolNerd (OBVIOUSLY)

Top 4 TV Shows

The Family (Adesina's)

No.1 Social Networking Site

Twitter #Thatisall

Outstanding Achievement Award

Tinie Tempah

What a year it has been for Tinie Tempah and Disturing London. After two number one singles (should've been three with 'Frisky'), a number one album and various collaborations all of his hard work has paid off!

Expect even more from him and his camp in 2011!

Here's a toast to more success... Shout out to D!

Images Via rizeoftherobots.com, pocketfullofpaper.com, flylifestlye.com, parismortonmusic.com

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Nicki Minaj Covers King Magazine

Just as I was starting to lose interest in her, Nicki Minaj pops up on the cover of King Magazine's January edition.

I just gave up on buying magazines as well! This might suck me back in...

Image via: mypinkfriday.com

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Guardian.co.uk Best And Worst Team Of The Season So Far

The Guardian newspaper has published their Best and Worst team of the season (so far...), the teams are below.



Johnson              Squillaci             Stearman            Ilunga

Ireland             Cattermole           J Cole

Balotelli            Torres             Saha


Richard Kingson

Baines         Vidic        R. Ferdinand       Sagna

Nasri            Holden            Modric           Van Der Vaart

Elmander         Carroll

Agree or disagree???

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Monday, 20 December 2010

All I Want For Christmas: Play.com Vouchers

This is probably one of the best vouchers you can give to someone this Christmas! Play.com has one of the best sales off of the high street.

The lucky recipient can purchase DVDs, CDs, console games, books, gadgets, electronics and a lil' bit more...

Sunday, 19 December 2010


Girls hair catches fire during Diddy's Diddy-Dirty Money Lat Train To Paris album launch party AND Kevin Hart starts bussin' up!!!

Lil Wayne Performs 6' 7" On SNL (Saturday Night Live)

Rick Ross To Release 'Ashes To Ashes' Mixtape On Christmas Eve

Ricky Rozay will be dropping a new mixtape sometime on Christmas eve titled 'Ashes To Ashes'

A track from ATA has already surfaced on the net called '9 Piece' ft. T.I. . The track is a bit reminiscant of B.M.F. (beat wise), and is a nice prelude to the mixtape.

I'm looking forward to it, are you???

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

All I Want For Christmas: Ray Bans

No matter what time of year it is, you can never have enough sunnies! Especially if they are Ray Bans

iTunes Apps Of The Year

iTunes has released their list of 2010's most downloaded applications for the iPhone.


Top paid-for apps

Angry Birds
Doodle Jump
WhatsApp Messenger
TuneIn Radio
Cut the Rope
Talking Carl
Fruit Ninja
Bejeweled 2 + Blitz

Top free apps

Angry Birds Lite
eBay Mobile
Paper Toss
Sky Sports Live Football
Met Office weather application
Windows Live Messenger

Highest-grossing apps

TomTom UK and Ireland 
TomTom Western Europe
Angry Birds
CoPilot Live UK and Ireland
TuneIn Radio
Doodle Jump
Bejewled 2 + Blitz
Call of Duty: Zombies

Jay-Z And Kanye To Release @WAtch The Throne@ In 2011

Jay-Z and Kanye West will relase a joint album next year titled 'Watch The Throne'.

What originally started out as an EP which, was supposed to include 'So Appalled' and 'Monster' (both featured on Kanye's MBTF album) has now turned in to a long player due to the fact that the pair have so much material.

Hopefully this one materialises because we were promised the same a few years ago from Jay and Nas.

Fingers crossed!

Samir Nasri Named French Footballer Of The Year

Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri has been named french Footballer Of The Year.

The pint-sized 23 year old Arsenal star saw of tough competition from chelseas Flornet Malouda and Lyon 'keeper Hugo Lloris.

The star has so far had a very good season with Arsenal after the disappointment of not getting a call up to the French national squad for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. This actually turned out to be a blessing in disguise as the team, lead by Manchester United blabber mouth Patrice Evra disgraced themselves.

The star attributes a few months of complete rest to his fantastic form in the premiership thus far. The award was voted for by the media and former French footballing stars including Laurent Blanc, Raymond Kopa, marius Tresor, Alain Giresse and Jean Tigana.

Well done Sami' 

Image via Telegraph.co.uk

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Vidz iLike: Fabolous Starring Amber Rose: You Be Killin' Em

Pharrell Shows The World His $14,000,000 Penthouse

Super producer Pharrell Williams (or just P to me..) opened up his $14,000,000 (that's right FOURTEEN MILLION) penthouse home in Miami to cameras for the first time, and what a home it is!

Roof top swimming pool

Balcony view

(Don't ask the price...) Piano

Spiral staircase 

KAWS ornaments

KAWS inspired Family Guy artwork


As expected, the decor is very calm, but with a lot of P's personal touches with the KAWS and BAPE ornaments as well as Family Guy artwork.

I guess hard work truly does pay off!

Take note...

Ja Rule Is Heading To Jail

Rapper Ja Rule was yesterday sentenced to two years in jail after pleading guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon. The gun-possession case stems from a July 2007 stop and search of his car.

Police found a loaded semiautomatic gun in a rear door of the $250,000-plus car after it was stopped for speeding. The rapper who's real name is Jeffery Atkins, will be sentenced in February 2011 and begin his stint in the big house!

For those of you on Twitter, you can check out how @50Cent responded to the news. he never nisses a chance to cause some controversy!

Monday, 13 December 2010

Weekend Round-Up

Christmas is only thirteen days away and slowly, but surely, people are starting to hit the stores! I was up Oxford Street on Saturday, and it was a MADD TING!!

Gonna be a short wrap up this week...

Matt Cardle won the 2010 X Factor final, with Rebecca Ferguson and One Direction coming 2nd and 3rd respectively.

On Saturday night we saw Cher Lloyd leave (apparently she tweeted "stuff your show, I didn't want to win anyway"), Robbie Williams joined One Direction, a thick looking Christina Aguilera joined Rebecca and an uber sexy Rihanna killed her duet with Matt.

Can we have a moment of silence for Rihanna's outfits and her 'What's My Name' performance...................

Thank you very much!

MASSSSSSSSIVE game tonight for my boys at Old Trafford. A win would take us 4 points clear of Man U and Chelsea and guarentee us top spot for Christmas!

I'm quietly confident about this one, but we shall see...

Next week I will be announcing the "2010 NERD AWARDS" winners! Make sure you check in for that...

Have a good week!

Keep it NERDish...

Rising Starr: Ionna

In her own words-

My name is Ionna, which means God's Gift.

I truly believe it's what my voice is (a gift from God...), and with a little bit more practice it will reach it's perfect point. I'm currently 18 years young, I've been looking at taking singing seriously since I was about 16, but I've been singing in church for as long as I can remember.

I truly love music, but I'm trying to stay away from the RnB scene as it's not really for me, and I have a more Neo Soul/Jazz/Electro-Pop/Techno/Dub/Indie/Contemporary and Rock sound/kind of vibe to my style.

At the moment I'm just working on getting my voice heard and developing my range. My plans for 2011 are to keep writing and release my first EP!

 To be honest, if my music entertains or helps one person, then I've made it. That's all I really want.

"Without music this place isn't home".

Get at me on twitter @OnlyIonna or e-mail me @ ionna@live.co.uk


Thursday, 9 December 2010

All I Want For Christmas: Vivienne Westwood Silver And Gold Plated Ord Earrings

Vivienne Westwood's vintage-finished gold-plated earrings. Available from various outlets...

Uni Fees Increase From £3,290 To a Maximum Of £9,000

Everyone knew it was coming, but this is KRAZY!!!

Main points-

  • Many universities are expected to charge between £6,000 and £7,000 annually, but they will have the option to charge more.

  • Other recommendations in Lord Browne's report include increasing the salary at which graduates in England start to repay their tuition fees from £15,000 to £21,000.

  • Universities would be able to keep all of tuition fees up to about £6,000 or £7,000, but beyond that point they would only be able to keep a diminishing proportion of the fee paid by students.

Read the full story here

Image via Dailymail.co.uk

All I Want For Christmas: YSL Parisienne (Part 2 of 2, HERS)

This prefume is definitely for the more grown and sexy female. Is your lady worth it fellas?

All I Want For Christmas: Marc Jacob BANG (Part 1 of 2, HIS)

THIS IS SICK!! And so is the price, go smell it...

Simply Beyonce...

Came across this picture of Beyonce, lets stare for a hott minute!


Lil Wayne To Release New Single From 'Carter IV'

Fresh out of jail, Lil Wayne will be releasing the first sinlge from The Carter IV before the end of the year.

Young Money Member, Mack Maine spoke to MTV (US) and said that the single titled '6'7"' will definitely be released before the end of December.

"We definitely dropping it before the end of the year," Mack revealed to MTV News. "We ready to go now; we getting it mixed."

Lil Wayne insider DJ Scoob Doo compared the track to frenetic fan favorite "A Milli": "Just Think A 2010 Version Of A Milli...But On [Steroids]," he tweeted.

Read the full article here

I'm looking forward to hearing the single, let's see what affect Weezy's jail time had on his lyrical skills.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010


Today is the birthday of  Onika Maraj, better known to us as Nicki Minaj. The Trinidad beauty turns 26 today!

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday Ms Minaj xXx

All I Want For Christmas (Grown And Sexy Edition): Lake And Star Bottomless Leggings

From trendhunter.com-

'The Lake & Stars Fall/Winter 2010 collection features bottomless leggings which come in an interestingly funky design.

The ‘Moon Landing’ pieces are also tie-dyed and cut-out to fit perfectly around your rear end. Undeniably creative in style, these revealing bottoms will undoubtedly get plenty of stares.'

These leggings are definitely an interesting piece of clothing that will spice up any Christmas. You also call them the gift that keeps giving, for both him and her.

Source: Trendhunter.com

Vidz iLike: T.I. Ft. Rick Ross- Pledge Allegiance To The Swag (BANGER!!!)

Fashion iLike: Benjart HRH Premium Edition Winter Hats

Just in time for the freeeeeeze, the good folks over at Benjart Clothing release the HRH Premium Edition winter hat.

From the pic above you tell the chunky knitted hats will keep you fashionably warm this winter.

Order directly from here

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

All I Want For Christmas: Casio G Shock Watches

One of the koolest accessories to have now is a G Shock, whether you're male or female.

The pic above displays just a few of the styles that are widely available. I've got my eye on the blue one sooooooo, if anyone is feeling generous (or anyone from Casio is reading this...) you could make this NERDs Christmas a very happy one...

Prices range from £180-65, but BEWARE OF IMMITATIONS!!

When Will This Foolishness Stop?

The Daily Mail yesterday reported a story about some black Bournemouth FC players being racially stereotyped in a Pizza Hut restaurant.

Like most restaurants, the men (Anton Robinson, Liam Feeney, Marvin Bartley, Mitchell Nelson, who are black, and Shaun Cooper, who is white) ordered their food and expected to pay once they had finished dining. To their surprise they were asked to pay before they had received their food.

The mail reports that Mr Robinson, 24, said:

‘We ordered the food and the next thing the manager came up with the bill and said, “Would you mind paying first?" ‘We asked if that was the policy and he said no. When we asked why he had asked us, he said, “It’s the way you look”.

I know racism still exists, but this is just petty! I guess the Pizza Hut employees won't be getting any complimentary match tickets this season.

Read the full article here

Source: Dailymail.co.uk

Monday, 6 December 2010

Weekend Round-Up

This weekend the snow continued to wreak havoc with train timetables.Many trains were on revised timetables, if they ran at all.

This however did not stop the masses from getting out to start or finish their Christmas shopping...

On Saturday night I attended Classics at Agenda, and OH BOYYYYYY what a night it was! Although it was cold as hell, fellas turned up swagged out and ladies looked G.O.O.D.!!

It was a proper grown and sexy affair, DJs were spinning the best in everything and everybody came with one thing in mind, TO PARTY HARD!!

If you missed it, you missed out and will have to wait until June 2011 for the next night!

Bigg shout out to Marchi promotions (www.myspace.com/MARCHIPROMOTIONS and Facebook: Mark Marchi) , Leo, Nat, Reemz, Ms ChanKeri, Jodie and my dudes...

Thanks to you guys i've had a busy blogging week! Yours hits have been keeping me on my toes, and this week there was-

  • A very steamy Raheem DeVaughn vid and mixtape
  • H.O.T.T Nicole Scherzinger pics
  • New Converse range
  • The 2011 Grammy nominations list
  • Two All I Want For Christmas posts
  • A letter to the Mayor
  • Perez Hiltons very open interview with Keri Hilson
  • New vidz from- Redman, The Clipse, The Rejects and the Bugatti Boys...

As I predicted (to my friends and family...) Mary and Cher were in the bottom two of the X Factors semi-final show. EVERYBODY and their mum knows vocally, Mary is miles better than Cher, but would inevitably go going back to the tills at Tesco.

Whilst Mary belted out her final song, Cher just about made it through. I honestly thought Dannii would keep it real like she has all series long, but Ms Minogue may be thinking about her judegs spot on X Factor 2011 and decided not to put Cher through.

So the final three are Matt, One Direction and Cheryl, I mean Cher. I'm gonna predict Cher going out first, but it's hard to say who will prosper between Matt and O.D???

Guess we'll have to tune in next week to see! I wonder who the judges will line up for their acts to duet with???


That's right my boys, the MIGHTY ARSENAL FC are top of the league thanks partly to- Chelsea conceding a last minute equaliser at home to Everton and Man U and Blackpools' match being postponed due to the snow.

Hopefully we can kick on from this position as we have three tricky fixtures, away to Man U, home to Stoke and home to Chelsea all coming up before the end of the year!

Have a good week and check checking in!

Keep it NERDish...