As part of Year 6 topic links with Black History and Literacy, a collection of biographies have been uploaded to the Kindles featuring people from Rosa parks to Barack Obama to Tinie Tempah! Here are just a few of the brilliant examples that everyone can now enjoy…
Timothy McKenzie was born on the 21st of March 1989 in Hackney, London and chose the stage name ‘Labrinth’ – why did he choose that name? Labyrinth went to Stoke Newington School and became interested in a musical career during his school years – was this because he wanted to be famous? Labrinth was signed for Simon Cowell’s record label ‘SyCo’. Many record labels wanted McKenzie, but Simon just grabbed him – he was the first non-talent show singer in six years at ‘SyCo’.
Labrinth is a rapper who works with Tinie Tempah and features on Professor Green’s song ‘Oh My God’ taken from the album ‘Alive Til I’m Dead’. He is writing songs for Professor Green, N-Dubz, Pixie Lott, Preeya Kalidas, Loick Essien and remixing songs from JLS. McKenzie produced for Master Shortie in his album ‘A.D.H.D.’ Labrinth made his debut appearance on the UK chart in March 2010, when his appearance with Tinie Tempah on ‘Pass Out’ (which he co-wrote) reached number-one. This was followed by the number two single ‘Frisky’.
His first solo single entitled ‘Let The Sun Shine’ was released in September 2010 and reached number three in the charts. His second single ‘Earthquake’ was released in October 2011 and reached number 2 in the UK charts. Labrinth continues to record and produce music – will he ever get that solo number 1?
Usain Bolt was born on the 21st August 1986 to Jennifer and Wellesley Bolt, Trelawny, Jamaica. At the age of 15 Bolt won gold on his first 200m race in the World Junior Championships. What must he have been thinking? The schools he went to were WM Knibb & The University of Technology Jamaica, He is 6 foot 5 and is supported by Puma but why not any others.
Usain bolt is a Jamaican sprinter who is reigning Olympic champion of over 100m races and holds both world records in a time of 9.58 seconds and Olympic 100m record in a time of 9.69. Bolt is also the world junior record holder in the 200m 19.93 seconds and Jamaican national record holder in 200m he broke the record of Don Quarrie by 0.11 seconds. His name & achievements in sprinting have earned him the media nickname ‘LIGHTNING BOLT’.
He is the first person after Carl Lewis to get the gold medal in both the 100m & 200m in the same Olympics. He was disqualified in 2012 Olympics because of a false start.
He is honoured as the ‘fastest man in the world’.
They started making music together when Jordan was attending Dorothy Stringer High School and Sylvester was at school in Sussex. They both moved to Brighton and were apart for about 6 years, but reunited by facing each other in a Sunday league football match. Four years later they ended up in in the same college and started making music again.
They founded the band in 1996 and are now one of the most successful male acts to come from BRIT School, but are they really that talented?
Now in 2011 they have two singles out, ‘Down With The Trumpets’ and ‘When I Was A Youngster’. They also have an album out called ‘Stereo Typical’ that was released on October 31st 2011.