Friday, March 30, 2007
Monday, March 12, 2007
I ran past Shystie a month or two ago in my local Tescos, she was really nice.
She saw I was struggling with all my shopping so she asked if I needed a hand
or a basket. I grabbed that basket quick, grabbed a newspaper (I think the
Beano is one!?) and at the till I ran back into Shystie. She was proper asking me
questions like "Do you have a Clubcard!?", "Do you want cash back?" and
"Do you need help with packing?". Tesco's shop assistants are so inner.
Next they'll be asking me if my nan enjoyed her bath after her dinner.
Mind your business, *twitchs* I said.. I said Mind YOUR BUSINESS.
This is what Groupie Love looks like.
Shaking your breasts up and down WON'T
make you a star, hunny. Page 3 is you.
Apart from the bait Groupies in there
(Don't tell me to stop moaning, I know
the reputations of half them girls in there
and it's HOE LANE, Although I hear Vanessa is
a good little girl,apparently) I like the video.
It's nice, It's nice.
Thursday, March 08, 2007
Photography for this image wasn't credited but was
by: Sugacane D
I met all three of the above when I went along to Scotland to support,
and to be honest I'd heard music from Cookie but never from Black the
Ripper and Chipmunk. From just hearing them freestyle out side one
Mc Donalds (Yes they have them in Scotland) I was damn shocked to be
surrounded by so much talent. Crumbs, (I mean Cookie) &
Black the Ripper, (who is actually a murderer, he murks off every beat)
both let me know about this fabulous project they had going. Basically
Motivation Music is a Free download, a new Volume will be available
at the beginning of every month. Apparently every new volume will feature
a new artist along with the original Black the Ripper, Chipmunk and Cookie.
Download it for FREE, FREE, FREE here
Tuesday 13th March - 7pm till Midnight
The Old Blue Last - £3
Raw music UK - Not sure exactly what members of
Roll Deep are coming but lets hope it isn't just Target.
Should be a nice night. Come along its only £3!
Thursday 22nd March
Bristol - £13 including fees
Spanking New Music - Kano & JME at one event,
what bloody more could you want. Get your tickets
because from what I hear they won't be around for long.
Friday 23rd March - 10pm till 3am
Rhythm Factory (Not at the ICA for just this week) - £10
Dirty Canvas - If you've never been to DC before then
come along, if you have been then you'll blatenly be already
getting your outfit ready for this one. If Grime is a bit too much
for your ears Room 2 have a further selection of Hiphop, Crunk
and Ghetto Tech.
Friday 23 March
Skepta & JME
Vaartkapoen Club - Brussels
Saturday 24 March
Chalk at Kingcross's Scala, London
For more info on the times and
line up press here
Monday 26th March
11 Market Place - £5
I Luv Live - Apparently this could be the very last
I Luv Live, so If you have never experienced the
laid back sounds from the Live bank and artists
Get your bottom down there ASAP.
D Double E, Sincere and Scorcher never bothered
to turn up last I LUV LIVE so i'm guessing they
will be chaining them up the night before so they arrive
and ON TIME.
Wednesday 28 March
Demonfort University, Leicester
Friday 30 March
Skepta & JME
16 Tons - Moscow
Saturday 31st March - 7pm till 1am
93 Feet East - Free before 9, £5 after (Bargain)
Urban Nerd - A new edition to our monthly nights,
from the Hooker Hat himself. If you need a Grime fix
UN will set you off on a high with Purple and Frisco.
Although it also has a full music range from Electro
to Dubstep/Grime to Reggae. A creative battle
between 2 of the biggest Graffiti groups in the
LDN and a tasty BBQ Look out for the glow in the
dark Urban Nerd T-Shirts. Buy them here.
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
In 10days its Red nose day, I have contributed a wonderful amount with my
£1 pin. I was thinking to do a little more. I had a couple of ideas to raise
some funds in the Grime world for the cause but overall we all know the
Grime scene. Fans can even afford to support the scene let alone give
Comic Relief any p's. So I thought let me just see what feedback I get.
Im putting to you that at the next DIRTY CANVAS, I will dress up as ANYTHING.
A peanut? Dot cotton? In a ball gown?
I thought maybe I could dress up like... a popular emcee. Jme? Megaman?
I dunno I was even thinking I would shave my head into a high top if £1500
went to charity but I doubt people would donate £1. GIVE ME YOUR IDEAS.
ZOOOOOP!! If people are on making me look like a muppet
I would set up a paypal. Maybe I'm just wasting my time.
Either way, COMIC RELIEF IS ALOT!
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
Back when JME first dropped onto the scene with his SERIOUS words,
over 3 years ago now, many and I mean MANYYY thought he was terrible.
Most heard his bars over Mr Wong's Orchestra Boroughs and on D Double E's
Serious Thugs. NO single person (my opinion) took him seriously and most
Grime lovers, including myself, thought he was ANY hype emcee
and would disappear quicker than he came around.
Although 3 long years have past and if you were to ask anyone who has
any knowledge of the Grime/UK underground scenes and everyone would
mention JME as one of the best talents. No matter if you love his
music or think its average, you all secretly shout BOY BETTER KNOW
at your little brother when he stills your favourite PS2 game. Either
way through love or hate, most Grime supporters who want to see our scene
pushed into a positive limelight, have genuine respect for Mr Adenuga.
His work ethic, his management of going to University while also being more
consistent than anyone else in the Grime genre. Having his own mini clothing
line, which although are basic T-shirts, (I hear bum bags are next on his list, maybe)
STILL promote his label/music without saying a whisper.
Me beg friending some random boy. Photography by James the Hooker
He is definitely the best role model we as a music scene have as
an establishing artist. Some may argue that he isn't the best
Lyricist or the most gifted Producer we have, but overall an Artist
needs to have talent throughout and take his work & music with
JME could be our saviour, although I'm thinking that could be the
wrong word. More of someone that shows how we can push ourselves
independently without the hassle of money scroungers aka MAJOR
Labels. He's also plain proof that someone who gets NO LOVE
can up their levels and gradually work on their flaws, although
this does take some real dedication. Seeing as most Emcee's that
come to me asking for feedback think after 3months of writing bars
they can automatically be HUGE, and get good money for mixtapes that
take them 2hours to make. They are usually exactly the same as the last
150 other emcees who have ask me to do the same. Be original.
There is already a Wiley, a Skepta, a Logan, a Tempa T and a JME. Why
would anyone want to hear another person who begs to be them apart from
the obvious excuse to laugh at them.
Thanks to Stop Begging and his beautiful high top.
Anyway... big up JME I'm REALLY proud with how far he's come and the
amount of people that are taking notice of his work. BRAPPP! Although
he has come far, he still has further steps to fill. If you enjoy his
music, or want to shout I WEAR MY OWN GARMS (well not mine but JME's)
then look out for more sexy T-shirts with colours ranging from
girly Pink to white on black. Show some love.
PEOPLE WHO ARE READING THIS THAT DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT
GRIME! THERES MORE WHERE JME COMES FROM... DON'T YOU WORRY
YOUR LITTLE SOCKS.
Monday, March 05, 2007
Skepta has announced his present for Mrs Adenuga on Mothers day in the
form of his latest single "Sweet Mother". The song is sampled from an
African party favourite originally performed by Prince Nico Mbarga and
apparently there will be a video and maybe an official single release
(Whatever that means!?)
Listen to a snippet of it over at www.myspace.com/skepta