Just would like to say RIP in regards to Mike Reids passing, literally a day after my birthday. Since Hyper/frank is partly dedicated to his charector in Eastenders I was pretty upset to know that he won't be popping back for a 3minute cameo in any episode soon. RIP.
Just got back from spending a couple days in Paris, I already miss the food, the people and the weather it was too much. The music is very french rap orientated over there with the odd american artist dropped in...
Isit just me or do both these guys look like french football stars, Henry and Zidanne.
Also all this hype about Badness, I'd actually like to state that I did go out my way to write what I did for the added reason of not finding it appropriate in voicing these sort of lyrics let alone at a Love Music Hate Racism Sponsered night (I didn't realise people weren't aware of this). Plus Dirty Canvas is dedicated to bringing music to new audiences without the fear of intimidation for the way you look, your style, your lifestyle you choice , beliefs or skin colour. Every single person is entitled to say what they want and feel thats possibly the reason why I've enjoyed listening to Grime music for so many years (7 years to be precise). Although being an artist is a responsibility and you should gradually learn the skill of when certain lyrics shouldn't be appropriate to perform especially with certain crowds. An artist wouldn't perform sexual/violent lyrics at a girls 8th Birthday party, no one benefits from it.
Another thing is this whole 'Hyperfrank's trying to shut down badness'. I'm voicing what I think... that's all I've ever done on this blog. I have the choice of who and what I listen to and who's music I buy and boycotting if I choice to is mine aswell, anyone that can highlight a point in the quick post I made on the issue, about me saying how EVERYONE should boycott him or shut him down, by all means send it through, I can't see it anywhere. I have known about and pin pointed lyrics which also contain similar content, although Badness didn't just make a track or two, he chose to voice these types of lyrics at an un-appropriate time. I've chose not to buy into this sort of music which contains this type of content and I won't stop doing that. Be aware as an artist that your lyrics & music will come under scrutiny and if you don't like it you can't start threatening every person that has an opinion about it.
If people find gay people so scary and find them so discusting, by all means go and poor your heart out on a track over it. Doing this cuts you down to the same narrow minded people just like you, who proberly won't even bother buying your music anyway... you'll get a reload for a pay cheque.
How can a career end when it hasn't even started? The world is more than blogs, internet, forums and your area, just because its not on your screens in front of you doesn't mean people are just sitting there doing nothing. NO single person in the Grime scene is in any position to say who can and can't listen to the sound, who care's if someone's been listening to Grime for 8 years or 3 months... It's music not some crazy club where you have to of gone to every Sidewinder and every radio show that ever played a Grime track, because if it did come down to that I'm sure Grime would have a fanbase of -455.
Also - If people enjoy going on radio voicing how real they are and how much of an influence they have on people, then talk about leaving people with bullets in their head tops. Then you look in the mirror and you still have your head firmly your shoulders. You have to ask WHERE IS YOUR HEAD AT? and how real is someone when its so obvious that its all talk and no action? This is running into a different argument but this is all I'm going to say on the matter.