31 October 2011

Video: What's your sneaker thing??

We all know how well Hip hop and trainers go hand in hand... there are only two problems to making this marriage happen... which of the many brands and designs to choose from, and where to buy them! I'm not an online purchaser when it comes to trainers cos I NEED to try them on before I buy!! Sometimes I look like this when I slip em on... sometimes I don't! via Footlocker! [sponsored post]

Video:Lady Leshurr - LEGO

Even tho she's been around for a few years, here's the debut single from arguably the best female MC in the UK right now! I rate her very highly based on the fact she's got a great presence on the mic, can sing, and isn't afraid to try something different. The Guardian agrees too!

Video: Miski ft P Money - On My Throne

Miski is a female singer and MC that you're bound to be hearing a lot more about in the future. She's just dropped this video featuring P Money - created by the good folk at Nik Squared.

28 October 2011

Audio: Nelly ft. T.I. & 2 Chainz - Country Ass Nigga


The fact that two of some of the best in the south right now are on this track made it one I couldn't ignore, despite Nelly's presence which wouldn't be a name you'd normally see on this site!!

The St Louis rapper/singer does his thing, tho hasn't been around for a while so let's see what happens.
It looks like the south is having it's comeback season at the moment, as if it went anywhere! TI's return from jail is coming into full effect.

Produced by the legendary Drumma Boy.

Play: Nelly ft. T.I. & 2 Chainz - Country Ass Nigga

Video: INC + Hypeman Sage - Very Peak (Prod. Madman Speakz)

Sick new video here on a grime and dubstep flex, with a few screws loose. Sage, who recently featured on Rob Da Bank's bbc radio 1 show joins ex Jumpoff champion INC .. digusting bars over a hard dubstep/grime cross over beat. Flake Mignon is the movement!

@incstar
@hypemansage


26 October 2011

Audio/download: DJ Whiteowl Drop That 184 [mixtape]

One of the best mixtapes I've heard in a loooong time here, as White Owl continues his marathon length series of 'drop that'. All freshly cooked street hits mainly out of NYC but the rest of the US also - covering mainstream, underground and obscure rappers alike. Highlights on this include new ones from Immortal Technique, Vado, Jadakiss, Saigon and more...


Audio/download: Yung Joc feat. 2 Chainz & Ebony love - SO GOOD


Two quintessentially igna'nt dirty south MCs join forces here on a dope track built both for the streets and the strip club... listen out for the section of the chorus that sounds just like The Isley Brothers' legendary classic 'Summer Breeze'!

Two Chainz is an Atlanta rapper that has, like Pusha T, raised his status as a solo artist, going solo from his pairing as one half of Playaz Circle (you may remember one of their hits 'Duffle Bag Boyz' with Lil Wayne) and is steadily rising..
He's also made a fairly wise move by changing his name from Tity Boi.. who knows, it may have just been to potentially be stocked by Wal Mart...

Play: Yung Joc feat. 2 Chainz & Ebony love - SO GOOD


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Video: TR Fernandez - Respect My Aura (R.M.A)

In 'Respect My Aura' TR Fernandez doesn't hold back with his gritty lyrics over a smooth punchy beat by U.S Producer Jehf Slaps. Reminding us that life isn't handed to you and it's the hard work that makes anything possible. However.... people will still talk.

Competition: Defenders Ent presents “This Is UK Grime Vol 2”

As far as grime compilation CDs go, there aren't many, so it's great to see 'THIS IS UK GRIME VOL 2' coming out. It features a varied selection of both chart topping acts such as TINIE TEMPAH, WRETCH 32, TINCHY STRYDER, WILEY, LETHAL BIZZLE, SKEPTA and CHIPMUNK, alongside the core of the hottest names currently making waves on the underground in 2011/12 such as SCORCHER, D DOUBLE E, MARGER, and SCRUFIZZER to name just a few.


To win yourself a physical copy of the CD, just answer the following question:

Which part of London did grime music originate in?

a) North
b) East
c) South
d) West
e) It did not originate in London!

send your answers to blatantlyblunt@gmail.com

The CD is out 7 November


25 October 2011

Video: Sway - Still Speedin'

The video for Derek Safo's first official track from 'The Deliverance' album drops, which coming out soon on 3Beat. Look out for versions with Kano & an undisclosed major US feature dropping soon!

Video: Scrufizzer - Hoody

New fire from one of the best grime MCs in the game right now. Visuals from DJ Cameo TV and Camera Man Sketch!

Video: Labrinth previews behind the scenes of 'Earthquake' video

Earthquake by North London's super producer Labrinth is undoubtedly one of my favourite cross over tracks of the year - and is his biggest hit since he came in the game back in 2009 with Tinie on 'Pass Out'. With all the budget that Simon Cowell's 'Syco' label has, you know this video was bound to be huuuuuge!



Sponsored by Reebok

24 October 2011

Video: MC Vapour, Stormin, Swifta & Dirty Smirkz/Smk - 'One Milli 'Freestyle [S-Star TV]

Vapour, the pioneering garage MC joins drum & bass and grime legend Stormin' alongside two of his boys to spit some absolute flames over this beat by underated grime producer Teeza.

Audio: TOP BOY MIXTAPE (HOSTED BY CHARLIE SLOTH)

Check out this mixtape for the forthcoming Channel 4 show 'Top Boy' which is set amidst East London's drug gang underworld and stars a host of music talent including Giggs, Scorcher and Sway. It was compiled by top grime journo Chantelle Fiddy and hosted by 1xtra's Charlie Sloth!

Catch Top Boy on Channel 4 from 31st October, 10pm.

www.channel4.com/TopBoy

Top Boy - The Mixtape by LivityUK

Track Listing:
G Frsh feat. Tania & Bluey Robinson - Do It
Pepstar - Out The Dark
Mic Righteous - Breverin
Squeeks feat. Benny Banks & Hipman Junky - I'll Be The Man
Cerose - Ready Anytime
Blade Brown feat. Taymah - Fed Up
Young Mad B feat. Squeeks, Joe Black, Benny Banks & Don Strapzy - Watchin' Me
Lioness feat. J Warner - Make It Through
Z Dot feat.eat. Scrufizzer, RIO, Warlock & Shifty - Gangster
Ghetts - Artillery
Mic Righteous - Don't Leave Me
Russo feat. Dot Rotten - Bad Tonight
Samson, Strapzy, Ghetts, English Frank, DVS - The Handsome Hustler
Benny Banks - Don't Bank On It
Giggs feat. Kano (prod by FARHOT for KabulFire) - Dem Man
Dru Blue - Get Up
Squeeks feat. Chany - How We Do
Calibar - Calibunga
Bartoven - Above The Law
Oh My! Vs OGZ - Run This Town (Dream Remix)

Grime producer Mr Mitch to launch Beatfighter.co.uk

Underground grime producer Mr Mitch is launching a new site http://beatfighter.co.uk which will see producers going head to head in a battle of the beats. It will be a monthly battle with two producers putting up a beat each and the public votes for the winner and at the end of each month the winning beat will go up for sale, so the public can get hold of it straight away.


The website will be launching on the 1st of November with Darq E Freaker (Tempa T - Next Hype) and Spooky (Spartan) going up against each other.. this going to be a guaranteed madness as these are two of some of the most exciting producers in grime right now!
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21 October 2011

Audio: The Four Owls - Lights Off

Led by the merciless BIG OWL (FLIPTRIX), guided by the teachings of BIRD T (VERB T), entertained by the do-or-die spirit of RUSTY TAKE-OFF (BVA MC) & inspired by the inventions of DEFORMED WING (LEAF DOG), The Owls are representing High Focus records as what many would call a 'supergroup'. Check out this track of theirs, produced by Leaf Dog.

VIDEO: IRON SOLOMON- 44 FOURS

Solomon provides us with his take on the Jay-Z classic, 22 Twos, in this video presented by the End of the Week Open Mic and shot by Kevin Chung. Look out for the free RedRum radio mixtape dropping this Halloween!

Preview: Asher D, Kano & Scorcher in C4 Drama 'Top Boy'



Pulling their acting socks up, certified grime MCs Ashley Walters (formerly Asher D), Kane Robinson (Kano) and Scorcher star in Channel 4’s upcoming four-part drama Top Boy alongside Kierston Wareing (It’s A Free World) and Geoff Bell.

The drama is set to be on your screens this 31st October exploring young lives lived on the edge as Dushane (Ashley Walters) gets the attention of ex-convict and drug dealer Bobby Raikes (Geoff Bell) and uses his charming ways as an opportunity to become more than just a gang leader, but a top boy in the Summerhouse Estate. Looks big!!!

20 October 2011

Video: Bill Daggs Freestyle [OUAG-TV |

One of the first people I knew that rapped, over 10 years ago grabs the second installment of Once Upon a Grime TV. These are the kind of bars you gotta listen close to! Strong Rhymin'! Big up the OnceUponAGrime team.


Video: Marger Freestyle [OUAG-TV]

Who better to open the channel for the new video channel for Once Upon A Grime than Marger, who's one of the artists that's been killing it grime in 2011.




Video: P Money - Originator

P drops his latest video, this time duppying this dubstep banger, which he's creating his own niche for. Visuals by Camera Man Sketch.

Video: UK BET Hip Hop Awards Cyphers 2011

This is the type of thing that shouldn't be left to the likes of BET to do, but massive respect to them for shining some light on the scene. The line up is definitely varied and inclusive of the different factions within the UK. Of course, you can't please ALL the people ALL the time, so there are bound to be criticisms but I wouldn't say any of them don't deserve to be there. Full line up is:

Wretch 32​, Ghetts, Chipmunk, Smiler, G FrSH, Bigz, Mic Righteous, Mz Bratt, Roxxxan, Lady Leshurr and Akala with DJ Manny Norte spinning the records.



19 October 2011

Event: HIP HOP FIREWORKS NIGHT - YUNGUN & MR THING [LIVE SHOW]


REMEMBER, REMEMBER THE 5TH OF NOVEMBER.....
HOOCHINOO LIVE presents...

HIP HOP FIREWORKS NIGHT>>>> YUNGUN & MR THING >> DEF D FIRES >> TOBIAS BLOW

SATURDAY 5TH NOVEMBER //
@ VIBE BAR
Brick Lane, London E1
8PM - 1am - £5 entry
http://vibe-bar.co.uk

For over eight years Hoochinoo has been showcasing, supporting and promoting new acts from the UK’s underground alternative hip hop and urban music scene. Friday 5th November sees the brave’s bring you the finest in organic hip hop and dubstep sounds, visuals and live performance at the Vibe Bar in London’s Brick Lane.

The night features the legendary YUNGUN & MR THING, the highly eccentric and energetic DEF D FIRES and the hip hop electronica collective TOBIAS BLOW, we top this off with a huge dubstep session featuring SKINDAD and CURLY from DUPSTEP FM. It's gonna be one hell of a fireworks night so make sure you don't miss it!


hERE'S ONE OF THE BEST YUNGUN TRACKS IN CASE YOU'RE NOT FAMILIAR WITH THE GUY...





18 October 2011

Video: 55 year old Casino host/rapper A. Samuels is "Livin De Life"

What more can be said except, this guy IS hip hop! And his 84 year old homie is dripping in SWAG-juice!

Video: Skepta, Krept & Konan - Tour Bus Massacre

Good to hear Skepta back on his street s#!t, and also bringing a different flow which has always been one of his biggest assets... Krept and Konan go in also, and altho I've not heard much from them - they're definitely rising up the UK scene rapidly. Big up to Despa Cam on the visuals.

Video: Cyclonius - Get Them Hands High [ + mixtape download]

Cyclonious is back and harder than ever with his latest track 'Get them hands High', bringing a lyrically organic 'boom bap' style sound to this feel good banger, which is definitely more 'UK Hip Hop' than 'Road Rap'...

DOWNLOAD THE MIXTAPE HERE


Props to whoever did the artwork on this mixtape cover, it's dope!


Video: Travis Barker - Just Chill ft. Beanie Sigel, Bun B, Kobe

Two of the best lyrical street rappers join hip hop's favourite drummer on this melancholic track... Rating the video too.

17 October 2011

Audio: DJ Premier Said No To Justin Bieber Wanting To Be On The BET Cyphers [+ best cypher videos]


"Don’t get it wrong, DJ Premier doesn’t have anything against Justin Bieber. The story goes like this, Justin Bieber asked if he could join the BET Cyphers ’11 which was cool for Premo and the staff. DJ Premier doesn’t care who joins the cyphers as long as you can spit dope verses everybody is allowed. But then Justin Bieber wanted Ludacris to write his rhymes and that wasn’t allowed by DJ Premier. Thanks to DJ Premier the BET Cyphers are still spitting ryhmes on dope breaks like they used to do it on the streets… Word!"

"Write Your Own Rhymes Honey”

Audio:


via DJ Premier blog

Here's a few of my favourite cyphers from the event:

Big KRIT, Tech N9ne, Machine Gun Kelly, Kendrick Lamar, B.O.B


Ace Hood, Kevin McCall, Tyga, Chris Brown


Shady 2.0 [Yelawolf + Slaughterhouse + Eminem]

Video: Juicy J ft. Project Pat and Alley Boy - I Don't Play With Guns

Disclaimer: We at BlatantlyBlunt don't necessarily support the message behind this, but the track's straight dope!
Three 6 Mafia do what they do best and drop some live bars over their unique sounding beats. They make the type of tunes you either love or hate - and by the fact I blogged this, you know where I stand! I'll never tire of Project Pat's flow!

Download: Stylah - Crash Course vol. 2 [mixtape]


The ex Poisonous Poets member, repping South London is back with the long awaited sequel to the classic 'Crash Course' mixtape. Over soulful blends neatly selected by UKs finest DJ Snips, Stylah delivers intelligent and gritty narrative with the help of his boys Lowkey, Smiler, Propane, Haze, Kidderachi, Exo and Mikill Pane.If you've not heard much of Stylah before, now's the time to get familiar!

Download for free here

Tracklist
1. Crash Course Intro
2. Special Delivery
3. Heart of the City
4. London ft. Propane + Chloe
5. On the Streets (Produced by Snips)
6. Fancy
7. The Light ft Lowkey
8. Mr Cool
9. Im Sick
10. Hold You Down ft Kidderachi
11. Tick Tock ft Haze
12. Hustle
13. Ms Fat Booty
14. 6 years strong
15. Broken Language ft Smiler
16. Yonkers ft Mikill Pane
17. Devil in a Dress
18. Feelin It ft Exo
19. Good Old Days
20. Used to love HER
21. After Laughter Comes Tears
22. Dear Summer

Follow on Twitter @Stylah

Here's one of the videos for the track, alongside Lowkey

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15 October 2011

Video: Labrinth - Earthquake ft. Tinie Tempah (+ sick remix)

Whether it's commercial or underground music you're into, this covers both - yet again a great cross over collab by this duo and a strong video to do it justice. Rated Lab's shoutout to his boss, Simon Cowell, who's label SyCo he's signed to!



Got sent this great remix via email from a producer called Suki Bedeaux

Interview: Berner [U.S. rapper/serial enterpreneur, worked with Chris Brown, Wiz Khalifa etc]

Berner's a California based rapper who's been causing a storm recently with his recent hit 'Yoko Ono', which features three huge names in hip hop right now - Wiz Khalifa, Chris Brown and Big K.R.I.T (which were featured on the latter two's respective mixtapes). Toby Kay caught up with him exclusively for Blatantly Blunt.


Firstly, what’s good with you today?
I’m smoked out and enjoying this San Francisco weather today, what’s up with you man?

Yea doing good thanks! For those that aren't yet aware, who is Berner and how did he get into the game?

You know what? I actually learned how to rap while living in Arizona. This kid named Wicked Wizard approached me in continuation school asking me if I could rap because he was trying to sell me some bull shit karaoke type machine and he challenged me to rap. 


At first I didn't really know what I was doing. So I said my rap and he said “yeah you can do it, you’re good.” I bought the machine and that was pretty much where my rap career began on the playground. I still have the microphone stand that came with it to this day. Wow you brought back memories.



The single “Yoko” has been clocking up the views, it’s doing well only after a few weeks! Could you tell us how that track came about? There are some huge names on that record!

I first hooked up with Big K.R.I.T. and got the beat from him, the beat was crazy and I knew with the right artist on the track this song was going to be a hit. I’ve known Wiz Khalifa and been friends with him for a few years and I knew it would be a great record to get him on because it sounded different than any track he’s ever been on. 


How I met Chris Brown was completely on some being at the right place at the right time type of thing I ran into Chris at the Record Plant in LA. I knew it would be historic if I got him on the record so I just made it happen. Four artist, with four different fan bases, it’s a movie.

Berner feat. Chris Brown, Wiz Khalifa & Big K.R.I.T. - Yoko Ono

Now the single is doing its thing, how are you planning on following it up, what you got planned?

Same way I always have… just continuing to release quality product. I’m working on the follow up track as we speak. We are also launching our Cookies Clothing Company and other things to branch off the success of the record.

Where do you see yourself in the crowded 2011 hip hop scene and what are you bringing to the table?

Umm…well, I looking further down the line like 2013. By then I plan to be where Diddy and Jay-Z are in the business sense, because I have more that the rap game going for me. I’m an entrepreneur in the sense that I have several things going on. I currently have the 'Stoner Girls Gone Wild' [ed: If your boss/parents etc ain't about, check that video out here!! *VERY NSFW*], 'Cookies Clothing Line' and 'Packs' the motion picture, my 'Up in Smoke' DVD series, and a rack of other things going on. 
Music is just a stepping stone to open up doors to everything else I’m doing.


What producers can we look forward to hearing you working with?

I’ve been working with my in house producer Cosmo for years now and that’s never going stop. I don’t know about other producers just yet. Any producers wanting to work with me get at me.



Any last words you want to put out there?


Weed unites people…sex sells, and there’s a lot of bullshit coming out these days. All I want to do is put out good quality music whether it’s through me as the artist or being the A&R for other artist on my label. Just good production, good packaging and over all good music.


Check out Berner online!!





Photography credits: A. Meredith Byrd

Interview by Toby Kay

Download: Morfius - The Story So far


Morfius is a grime producer and engineer who I got to know while filming the video below at his studio with Badness...

He recently put out a collection of tracks which he recorded and produced, and is definitely worth the download, whichever style of grime you're into! 

The mixtape features some REALLY SICK little known and unreleased vocals from the biggest names in grime such as Wiley, Flow Dan, Wretch 32, Badness, Fumin and loads more. 




Review: Black XS - Be A Rockstar!

Since way back in 2005, Black XS has been feeding the world with great musical content and experiences. Paco Rabanne have linked up with one of the industry’s big boys Universal Music to offer you die hard music fans a brand new musical platform - www.be-a-rockstar.com.


The Be A Rockstar site is totally unique in that it offers users not just exclusive musical content but also the opportunity to experience their life long dreams! Universal Music are doing what they do best - providing the sound track, allowing Paco Robanne’s Black XS line to open the doors to the largest catalogue of artists in the world!
Black XS fragrances are sponsoring this series, providing you with a unique chance so many have always dreamt of, which is of course to 'go backstage' and experience first-hand the more intimate live moments with some of the best bands out there! These include the Cold War Kids, Two Door Cinema Club, and Kaiser Chiefs.


Consisting of nine episodes, the ‘Black XS Off Shows’ series will be shown by the end of this year on www.be-a-rockstar.com, as well as on the Black XS YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/BlackXSfragrances) which already has the above mentioned bands on there.
Definitely the best bit about this site though is the where I created my own rock star experience with my webcam and had crowds screaming at me and begging you to sign autographs! This was all via the interactive video application and at the end you can warm up the crowd with your mic… Make sure you also share the fun with your mates and get them to do the same!
Check it out at www.bearockstar.com/uk/experience

For more on the brand and the partnership visit www.pacorabanne.com or the Black XS Facebook page here.
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13 October 2011

Video: Karizma - Bad Boy (Produced by Starkey)

Whenever an MC vocals a Starkey track it's bound to be one that can't be missed - and this is no exception! Straight dope here.

Video: Jammer - On The Ball

Great new track from grime legend Jammer, with a strong hook from C Gritz also... Some good bars about his progression in the game - people can't really test Jammer's dedication.


Here's a vid we did with him last year - check the bars!!!

12 October 2011

Video: Illstarz - Wavey

Some fresh energetic grime here from a crew I'll be looking out for in the future. Their album 'HeadTopz' is out in January.

11 October 2011

Video: Nas - Nasty

The man who's considered arguably the great rapper alive makes a comeback to the game with this Salaam Remi produced banger.

Nas - "Nasty" Music Video (NasirJones.com) from Nasir Jones on Vimeo.

Audio: A.C & Dead Man Walkn - PROPHECY FOR PROFIT EP


Feeling this collaborative project between the veteran UK hip hop MC and the producer who's been making some great beats since he entered the game not too long ago. Some different content so don't ignore the lyrics! Personally I don't think the first track is the strongest of the 5 tunes, so give it a chance!



Here's my personal favourite off the EP.

Video: Mz Bratt - Tear It All Down

Vibrant new club/radio banger from one of the UK biggest femCees.

10 October 2011

Event: RWD & ADIDAS PRESENT 'DECA10' EXHIBITION OF UNDERGROUND LONDON CULTURE

To celebrate 10 years of Rwd Magazine they have teamed up with loyal supporters Adidas to exhibit ground breaking images that document the rise of UK Garage, Grime and Dubstep on 15-21st October at Shoreditch Underground.

Alongside the exhibition RWD and Adidas have also set up an interactive website www.DECA10.com where there will be snippets of exclusive interviews and a chance for users to share their views/memories on the rise of underground music over the years.


9 October 2011

Video: Lil Wayne reflects on death of Steve Jobs, why he does what he does, how he's the "Barack Obama of Bugattis" + more!

Great insight into Weezy's life - how he lives, thinks, why he drinks syrup and why he does what he does... this is really interesting, whether you're a fan of him or not! He also shows off his new found love for skating, and why he chose to take it up - after watching a 12 year old skater called Alex Midler! This video's mad inspirational!

Video: FEM FEL Feat DUBZ AND SCORCHER - 6 IN THE MORNING

Gotta give a shout-out to Fem on this one he's done his thing and brought two great features to spray over this beat - produced by Dan Dare. His debut album Eyes Closed is out now.

Video: ENGLISH FRANK - In a Minute

Yet another strong track from the artist formerly known as Frantic Frank... don't sleep on these lyrics - definitely substantial.


He was on our radio show a little while back - check it!

8 October 2011

Podcast: The Funky Vault: The UK Music Takeover

With UK urban music steadily taking over the industry, Makeda QoS pays homage to some of the artists who have been significant in the mainstream and also the underground over time. Including new music and interviews from Labrinth and Ms Dynamite, the levels of entertainment are turned all the way up!! Tracklist below...



Show intro
La Musica – Ray Foxx ft Lovelle
On A Mission – Katy B (Skream & Benga)
I Need Air – Magnetic Man
Robot – Shani Cuppcake
Badman Riddim – Foreign Beggars vs Vato Gonzalez
Heaven – Emile Sande
Wine De Best – OHP, Busy Signal, Kano, Fatman Scoop
Be With You – Ny ft Giggs
Bluku Bluku – D Double E ft Dizzee Rascal
In My System – Tinchy Stryder
Finish Line - Yasmin
Smell Of Success – Junior Brat ft Miss Jaie
Stinkin Rich – Gappy Ranks
Sugar Love – Makeida
Runaway – Devlin ft Yasmin
Let The Sunshine – Labrinth
LABRINTH INTERVIEW
Earthquake - Labrinth
Cried – Snakeyman
Woman – Matt Farley
Stronger – Pioneer ft Egypt
Boo – Ms Dynamite
MS DYNAMITE INTERVIEW
Neva Soft – Labrinth ft Ms Dynamite
No Regrets – Dappy
Let Me Go – Maverick Sabre
No Gentleman – Abel Miller
Take It Slow – DJ Mystery ft Sophia

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Video: Grace The Martyr- Times Of A Martyr

Some great lyrics here from the rapper who grew up between Florida and Georgia, kind of on a vibe that's reminiscent of David Banner or Killer Mike but with a more chilled delivery. "Times Of A Martyr" is the first single from his forthcoming album The Southern Odyssey, dropping 2012.

6 October 2011

Audio/download: Mavado Ft Ace Hood – Emergency

This is what happens when two of the hottest names within their scenes come together and make a banger. How Mavado didn't win best reggae act at the sham of award ceremonies that was the MOBO awards last night I don't know. As annoying as the guy can be, DJ Khaled (left) has made another great addition to his roster by signing Mavado to 'We The Best' records.

Play: Mavado Ft Ace Hood – Emergency


Download here


5 October 2011

VIDEO: MARGER FT SCRUFIZZER & NOLAY - GOONZ

Undoubtedly one of the grime tracks of the year here, as Marger brings Scrufizzer and Nolay to make this anthemic tail of street life even more epic!

The video definitely does the tune justice - and goes a lot further than the normal at showcasing the passion behind the track - directed By Carly Cussen.



Check our recent interview with Marger here, where he talks about this track and more, alongside his producer Sibling.

Competition: Win £1000 with Duck & Cover clothing!

Duck and Cover (the clothing brand named after the 1950's American government's advice on what to do in the event of a nuclear bomb), are searching for their new model in a different way.

Instead of hiring a po faced professional, these guys are holding a competition called "We Want Your Face". The winner will receive £1000 in cash, £1000 Duck and Cover apparel and will get to see his face all over the internet and a million magazines.

It's not all for boys either! The female winner will be styled and photographed by the VICE Style team and featured in an editorial for VICE magazine.

The competition can be entered here: http://www.wewantyourface.com.

Even if you've more got a face for the radio (or just don't want to model) there are still tons of prizes and gifts to be one including ipod shuffles!
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4 October 2011

Mix: Preditah on Mistajam Show 1xtra


The midlands producer, probably my favourite from grime in 2011 drops this guest mix for the Mistajam show on 1xtra. Not embeddable on the site unfortunately but click the link and take a listen as he goes thru a collection of his vocal and instru tracks. This guy's gonna do way more in 2012 - mark my words!

PREDITAH: GRIME GUEST MIX:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00kvhmf
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Vybz Kartel Charge With Murder + Cop Speaks On Charges


Arguably the most succesful Jamaican dancehall artist of recent years, Vybz Kartel has been charged with murder in the death of a 27-year old business man...
Adidja Palmer was charged Monday (October 3) with murder, conspiracy to murder and illegal possession of firearm.

"The allegation is that on Monday, July 11, 2011, Palmer, along with other men, conspired to murder Barrington Burton o/c 'Bossie', a 27-year-old businessman/promoter of a Gregory Park address in St Catherine. Burton was murdered while he was standing with friends along Walkers Avenue in Gregory Park" The Major Investigation Taskforce (MIT)

3 October 2011

Audio: Sway Ft Kano - Still Speedin' (Remix) [Lyrics Video]

Sway adds even more heat to his already dope track 'Still Speedin' and drops the first official remix, featuring one of the UK's finest MC's Kano

Follow Sway on Twitter @SwayUK

Video: Infinite Marvelous aka R.O.C.C.A. - U Drunk

Something on a mellow underground street vibe here from Red, Hook Brooklyn, NY artist 'Infinite Marvelous'. Definitely some mobb deep/Styles P/Wu Tang sounding influence here..
download the album: http://hulkshare.com/gis7h7ymcczv

Audio: D Double E feat. P Money, Professor Green & Snoop Dogg – Be Like Me (Remix) [prod. by True Tiger]


If my last post, regarding dubstep and hip hop combining didn't prove the point about the UK's dominance, this certainly will.
Two of the biggest veterans/legends/senseis in their respective scenes [west coast hip hop/east london grime] jump on the True Tiger produced track off D Double's recent EP.
P Money and Pro Green  provide some really strong verses also, with each proving their dominance as more recent successes than Snoop and D Double .
However hats off to whoever made this collaboration happen, it's iconic - in the least corny way possible.

Play: : D Double E feat. P Money, Professor Green & Snoop Dogg – Be Like Me (Remix) [prod. by True Tiger]



Audio: Boogz Boogetz ft. Prodigy - Supreme Flow [vocal of Skream - 'Filth']

Another monumental step towards UK music taking over the world, as the legend Prodigy, of Mobb Deep joins fellow New Yorker Boogz Boogetz in vocalling dubstep producer Skream's classic track 'Filth'. You maybe thinking, wait - "this isn't the first time a US rapper's jumped on dubstep!"

The significance here is that they're East Coast rappers, whereas the majority of dubstep beats have been vocalled by West Coasters (Eve, Snoop, Xzibit, Kreayshawn etc). Small error on their half is that they've used Skream's Twitter name on the artwork!

Boogz Boogetz ft. Prodigy - Supreme Flow

Video: Wretch 32 interview with SK Vibemaker

Wretch chats to SK Vibemaker about bag of stuff including telling his mum about doing music as a career, arguments he's overtaken Chipmunks status and some more!