1xtra Loves Summer 2008 Leeds and Notting Hill Carnival 25 August 2008

BBC Radio 1xtra

Carnival After Party

It was one of the biggest jams of the year. Check the performances, interviews, pictures and more.

Watch highlights of the 1Xtra Carnival After Party

Peep the gallery

Carnival Party gallery



In addition to releasing tracks on The Inc./Def Jam Records and working with Lil Wayne Lloyd has also made guest appearances on television shows most notably are his frequent appearances on the hit show One on One, an episode of Wild 'n Out and on a show called Gotts Way on VH1.

Notting Hill interview

Lloyd on Myspace

Busy Signal

Busy Signal

Jamaican dancehall artist Busy Signal is still in his early twenties yet he's been a professional artist for little over four years.

Busy's eagerly second album Loaded (released 9th September) contains hits like 'These Are The Days', 'Real Jamaican' and 'Unknown Number'. All have been taking dancehall charts by storm.

Leeds Carnival interview

Busy Signal on Myspace

Ray J

Ray J

William Ray Norwood, Jr. (born January 17, 1981), better known by his stage name Ray J, is an American actor, songwriter, record producer and singer. He is the son of gospel singer Willie Norwood and the younger brother of R&B star Brandy.

Notting Hill interview

Ray J on Myspace

Jazmine Sullivan

Jazmine Sullivan

Jazmine Sullivan is an R&B singer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Jazmine was signed to Jive Records but was later released. She recently released her new single, Need U Bad, under her new label, J Records.

She's worked with Missy Elliott who produced the first single, Need U Bad on the album Fearless.

Notting Hill interview

Jazmine Sullivan on Myspace



Londoner Steve Bredren is rapidly becoming one of the most talked about artists on the UK garage and grime scenes with his alter-ego Donaeo.

Donaeo has released a remix of The Streets Fit But You Know It with Kano, Lady Sovereign and Tinchy Stryder plus grime star Wiley has also made a guest appearance on single Change.

After Party performance

Donaeo on Myspace

The 1Xtra DJs


Here's the DJ line up: Ronnie Herel, Rampage, Target, Robbo Ranx, Seani B, DJ B

Ronnie Herel on 1Xtra

Target on 1Xtra

Rampage on 1Xtra

Robbo Ranx

Seani B on 1Xtra

DJ B on 1Xtra

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