Sunday, February 28, 2010

I stand out in a crowd yo rah that guys loud I said that's not allowed 16 bars make my peoples proud


Tinie Tempah, that wifey guy who used to sound ever so much like Dizzee, is back so hard you might just Pass Out. That was so corny wasn't it!? well least I didn't say a bait remark like oh I just wonder how tiny his temper is? queue all the mainstream media. I was invited down to 1Xtra's Max presents Tinie Tempah's Live Lounge at the BBC Maida Vale Studios. He performed Pass Out and his version of Al city's Fireflies with a live band. Got my interview out the way and I was thinking, it's funny how things have changed he's set to hit the number 1 spot and just over 3 and half years ago he was keeping an arms length away from chicks. - Catch all the footage and audio from the show here and while you're in the tinie mood go BUY Pass Out.

Gigg's UK tour got cancelled thanks to Trident, apparently their new agenda is to make ex drug dealers go back on the streets with guns and take up their old profession. They have no concept of anything realistic in their minds. Giggs seemed to not seemed fuss with the 'I'm gaining promotion off of you' quotes, but you must be pissed! I would be. Trident need to take a break and chew some gum... hope they choke on it *innocent smile*. To say thank you to his fans he's given a new track of his away for free, just because you're all amazing - Giggs - Whippin All Day


Logan Sama hosted one of the best sets I've heard in such a damn long time - 2hour special for Kiss 100 - Chosen Ones. Newham Generals started it off with a 30min set and then in comes Ghetto, Devlin, Dogzilla, Griminal and then came OG's (P Money, Blacks, Little Dee and Mega Montana). Then Bloodline came in and finished the set off. Was immense. Seriously. D Double and Foots murked it as usual, it was nice hearing them over some up to date grime instrumentals. Ghetts slipped in a few nice little P Money bars that we haven't heard YET and Dogzilla told us how much he fancied Tulisa from Ndubz (apparently she's not happy). OG's tore it up and showcased some great bars b2b, they're getting stronger as a team. Bloodline - Big H, Bossman and 9Milli Major tore it up. That authentic meridian sound from Big H and Bossman. You can listen back to the set for till next friday and hopefully after Logan uploads the sets fully rather than ripping them old school style. LISTEN HERE (If you don't listen to this you're NOT a grime fan) (Tracklist here)

opium


I never knew Opium was from Turkey, the drug that is, here's another talent from E3. Opium brings us a free E.P, I've been listening to a lot of music recently, this guy really stood out, his flow really reminds me of Eskiboy - which of course is never a bad thing. My favorite tracks are Real Talk and Up There Featuring Cookie. Sadly these tracks weren't on youtube so make sure to download and get a feel for his music.

Opium - Out Of This World E.P [DOWNLOAD]

Drugs are bad.
Sometimes.


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Mc's like me style upon style, mc's like P couple of flows// Mc's like me performing on tours, mc's like P couple of shows...



Ghetto replies to P Money's DUB and in the process sends for blue borough and Blacks. (Previous dubs). He comes quite hard on this reply much better than I had expected - What do you think? His flow is crazy and killer bars include: Asking where the artillery is, the silly prick won't know till I kill him with it, where was I when the beef kicked off? right in the middle of it! replying straight back from the direct personals P threw at him. As well as that there I delivery the hits, like sing badder badder, I made more more off of a song that flopped than P Money has in his whole career so sing badder badder. Referring to the send about Ghetto going from his mixtape Freedom of Speech and then jumping on a girl vibe with Sing For Me.

Then Ghetto takes it back to when P first came in the game: I came in the game a year before you, yeah, risky roads 2, yeah I saw you. That was 05 now its 010 and your still in the new comer category swear P Money wouldn't win this clash if he made everyone in Blue Borough battle me. That's going to get a lot of people angry along with the 'blacks in the oven bar', as well as bringing up Little Dee's name again into the equation. P ain't got no doe in the bank, that's why he looks like a tramp, I'd rather wear no bling than gold ring sovereigns on every finger I told him you can head to cash converters hoping, it's a doh ting.

Ghetto came hard and the hard hitting skippy comedic chorus along with lines like Killed him already but his fans went to the cemetery and dug that mug up - Brought Ghett's back into the game and fired some decent shots at P. Let's not get too excited though, this however hype it is has brought a lot of interest to the scene, which can be only a good thing (especially with the artists/crews involved's high work rate, they have something to buy if they like what they hear). I caught up with P Money before this track was released and I'll make sure to put the interview up tomorrow.



Desperado has also just released a dub, just after Ghetto's was aired exclusively on KISS, sending for Ghetts & Griminal.

Desperado Sends for Ghetto and Griminal - Download

Monday, February 22, 2010

BBC Homegrown



Great interview with Chase & Status who are taking over at the moment. I think the voting has just finished - I've been long but on 1Xtra over the last couple of weeks they have been saluting the icons who help set up the foundations for UK black music in a HOMEGROWN HERO VOTE. I chose:

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Who did you vote for?


I take the P like Bingo call me mecca don't try clash me you wont win bro I am the microphone wrecker



Imagine a video where you hear Jammer's latest material while at the same time you can analyse the skin follicles on his neck. It's a great thought isn't it, if only my imagination had youtube.

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Giggs has surprised me, that's all I can say. I remember the random hype of that freestyle. Every Hiphop or trendy DJ, every school kid at the back of the bus, everyone was playing it. Hell my nan might as well of got her and little church friends over to butter up their scones and snort his charlie. Giggs was the new in thing. Everyone either loved him or, not hated because most people were too scared to hate but more, had an issue with his husky slow paced punchlines - yet he was on the tip of everyones lips. Some, which included myself, thought he was just a won hit wonder who would most likely fade away as quickly as he appeared. I hate using the cliche phrase street heat, but that's exactly what he had after dropping 08's Hollowman and Dubz Ard Bodied mixtape. The Giggs blood trail grew wider with the release of Walk In The Park, his official album. However, the track that really made me see Giggs in a new light was his Slow Songs, no not because Mike Skinner featured but because, he showed himself to be heading into a new direction. It was a fully structured song that had me in deep meditation after every bar. Fast Forward to 2010 and he's getting hit listed on BBC Short List as one of the main hiphop acts to watch in the UK and a deal with, Dizzee's old boy's, XL Recordings.

Don't Go There is officially out now so don't go here or here go THERE to get your copy. While you're here check out a great interview (with talks about difficulties crossing over, the police and prison) with The Guardian's Paul Morley. Although funny at times it's quite insightful especially as Giggs talks more in this interview than I've ever heard him talk. It's like Giggs getting interviewed by white scared middle England at one point. My favorite quote from the video is easily:


Paul Morley: "People like Dizzee, Tinchy and Chipmunk they're almost household names, coming out of a world that's known like your world. Some how to get to that stage they've had to become like cartoon figures in a way. They've had to become really blanded out , it seems to be that's the only way they can cross over..."

Giggs: "- Fuck that! cos that's not the life I'm living, I'm not living in some happy place. I'm living in a fucked up place so I talk about that, when I start doing well in the music and then I start living in fucking Disney World 24 hours a day, then I'll start talking about Mickey Mouse. I'm not innit, I'm still in this world trying to get out..."



Man's saying grime is dead and that's true cos I don't think grime's been fed, I breath life on tracks no hyping fam

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Maveric - Lights Out


Maveric - Black Clouds EP (Download NOW)

Maveric, who you may know from Faith SFX's Passionfruit or even from the track that exhibited the best of the top youngers in grime: Chipmunk - Who Are You Remix. Recently though the E3 born Mav is the newest and first signing to Tinchy Stryder's, newly established, home grown label Star In The Hood. I could look in the thesaurus for some amazing words to describe his music but lets leave it out. His music talks for itself. Track's to definitely take notice of are Lights Out, Smash Your Face (Featuring Dolla Da Dustman & Double S) and No Limit (Featuring Rapid & Tinchy Stryder).

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Little Nasty Featuring Yunga - Badder Dan Dem

Part of the Nasty dynasty, Little Nasty is back to bring us that distinctive Ramsay twist. Leaving where his younger brother left off, he's working on his Nasty Effect E.P as well as the Nasty By Nature which I'm not sure as of yet if it's an Album or Mixtape but this will feature collabs with his brother most definitely. Just imagine though a Nasty Mixtape which features collabs with the current members and the previous long hall of past members like Kano, Jammer and Ghetts etc... mixed by Mak 10. Now I'm not saying this is in the wood work but just imagine what kind of music would come out. I booked Little Nars at my Pigeon Face night in early January, he completely merked it, along with Griminal and Yunga. I still haven't put the pictures up. I'm waste you don't have to tell me - I'm fully aware.


Maxsta - Back to grime

Now the 'youngers'of 07/08 like Chipmunk, Griminal and Devlin have moved up the scale it's down to the new, and even younger, generation to move forward and give us the new grime sound inspired by the 03/04 days. Maxsta is one of the best of the bunch if not one of the best up and coming mc's of them all. He's got some exciting stuff in the pipeline (No Iraq) like his new Maxtape which features a whole load of grime grime and more grime. Wiley, Dot Rotten, Mercston and Ghett's take the position on the feature front while there is only the best producing: Terror Danjah, Bless Beats, Swindle and Target. Out on March 29th. If you're fed up of hearing the usual take a listen to Terror Danjah bang out on the buttons to Max's I Promise, a letter to his mum, the troubles of a young mc while juggling school, road life and having your family on your back.



Sunday, February 21, 2010

Devlin signs to Island Records

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Devlin - Dagenham


Island Records have just made Devlin their newest signing. London City boy Devlin was also at the beginning of the year tipped to be one of the main artists to watch in 2010 by the highly rated BBC Sound of List. It's been a great couple of years for Devlin, especially music wise with Tales of the Crypt, which Community Outcast originally featured. This mixtape fully edge him into the respected grime crowd with his memorable vigorous descriptions of a world so far away from the glamorized dramatics of Eastenders, all folded up and packaged in a skippy flow with all the punchlines and vocab we needed . We've seen him war with Wiley, well who haven't we seen go against him? in the finest war reports grime has had. 2009 had to be a year though for Devlin who released videos Community Outcast, London City and Giant under Channel AKA's development label 360. Although apparently the sudden injection of motivation was more down to him quitting smoking weed than anything else. It's great news for D.E.V and if he keeps on giving us the magic we love then really, it's great news for us. Bud, Sweat and Beers under Island/Universal is going to be an epic album, I wonder how the mainstream will take to him!?


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

DON'T JUMP IN A CLASH



It's all everyone is talking about, I hear we have a new Ghetto dub ready to drop in the next day or two. As well as that a LIVE clash has been apparently confirmed for 5th March at Rhythm Factory, East London. Also playing on the night is Westwood, Murkage Cartel and Spyro. Stay tuned for more information. You never know if the money's really on the table it could all go down.

P Money Vs Ghetto

Like a bungee jump, but with no rope, but I ain't tryna see the bottom cause that's where I come from, I ain't forgotten

Dizzee Rascal at the Brits 2010

I remember hearing, when I was growing up, that award shows especially for music were just pure self ego sucking parties. Where people who don't even write their own music or lyrics gets thrown in rented clothes and sit on their arse praying that the winner, who most likely has just beaten them in the same catagory, falls head first on the way up to collect their award. Well obviously there's no exceptions, The Brits are just like the rest of them, generally it's the same people who have had a successful year/labels dug deep in their purses. who end up winning. However this year, there was a bit of washed down fairy liquid grime slotted in there! Tinchy Stryder and N Dubz were Nominated for Best British Single for Number 1 and Dizzee Rascal was, at last after all his graft, nominated for Best Solo Male and Best Album. Sadly Tinchy never won but Diz not only had the chance to perform with Florence & The Machine but also, won Best Solo Male. Let's be honest if he had lost we would of said "Oh well it's the Brits, some any award show" but since he won it does show just how far Dizzee has come from that boy in the corner shouting "I'm not a mook..." He's achieved all his chart success independently. Catch his Performance below and also his acceptance speech over here.




Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Every Mc's got a gun bar but not every mc's got a gun but me I'm strapped like your mums bra so every mc's gotta run (GHETTO VS P MONEY the real war)

The Full War Report Breakdown 2010: - Part 1

P Money Vs Ghetto

For the last 2 years, two of my favourite emcee's have been on the edge of battling, P Money and Ghetto. To put it more bluntly P's been sending directly for G.H but he has never fully responded with a direct response. Possibly because when it started P was rated but hadn't necessarily put in the ground work that G thought was needed to care. He did however pin point a few times with the odd indirect send or play on words directed at P. For Example check HERE (for the set that STARTED IT ALL - audio download inside) , HERE (for the catch up with Ghetto in 08 about the Westwood sets) and HERE (Movement & OG's on Westwood sets - audio inside) for all the sets of the sending catalogue which would usually take you your lifetime to clock through on the net.

With the turn of the year however it seems the amount of work and credibility OG's, especially P Money, had stacked up - had Ghetto, and his lack of frontline action over the main course of 09, feeling he needed to respond. Most likely to show that he still has what it takes to stay at the top end of the spectrum in the eyes of his fans and critics. That's what clashing is about right!?



So with the end of 09 we heard Shark Attack Remix which saw P & G.H sending on the same track then on the clip above Ghett's took a few shots at P Money while on Logan Sama's Kiss slot on the 28th December 09. It was a great set and one that I haven't stopped listening to for the last 2months so make sure to take a look at the full set uploaded and non just the sends that I highlight. His flow is madness. So come we go in...

The sending isn't exactly a dub but it follows suit to what we hear an odd month/2 later. (2.28mins:) When another mc says my name they always say ghett's is the same as kane, I ain't never heard anyone come with another one.... (2.40:) If my name was money I'd talk about cash.... (4.33:) Stop all the bad boy posses none of you're bad boys bad boys knows this . This is apparently more of a send for Scorcher with his swift move from making Gangsta to Lipstin Ting. I mean when was the last time you saw Ghetto feature in any of Scorcher's barrel of videos over the last year? or ever? (5.22:) back with another match heard man say my name I'm G.H and I can't have none ay dat... clearly talking about the last year or so P always mentioning his name. (6.50:) Mc's want to send but OI you should of bought ID why should I recognize you you're just another number in 25 youts. Sending for money about his age and OG's.




Then came the Plaistow Takeover with Grimedaily on 4th Feb where the audio is not exactly top notch but is still good enough to hear the sends when G comes in (4.18:) cos in war I'm burying heads and it might be you that I'm burying next....Everyone had their money on P but everyone who had their money on P's in debt... P ain't in the elite yeah that's right I said it he ain't an all star and then in at (5.03:) I'm like Errol the body builder I'll tell an mc nobody feels ya.



Then on the 6th Feb P Money went in with a Daily Duppy through Grimedaily and let off with all guns blazing. (1.40:) Before you made the bar I wrote this reply on point with lines so word spell can't check it any metaphor line I'll get it...I use the mac like its photoshop bare faces getting chopped off when I edit don't believe me tell me its beef and ill dead it... then literally he just went in and gave us an insight to his soon to drop dubs. (1.58:) Never ever would you stab me don't beg it, you could be in the ends with 25 guys, I would jump out the car and watch everybody leg it 2 days later watch everybody beg it... You'll do this and that to anybody who says your name but you know I said it, you don't want to swing on Lord Of The Mics 3 cos there won't be a referee or a paramedic... I got deep metaphors that you won't understand, 20 years later you're like 'OH I GET IT!' but now you ain't sure you should nothing if it ain't war cos you ain't raw Kano got dropped i'll drop you with a 32 now you two can dance on the same floor.

Then without a breather he continues (2.36:) I'll cut you a deal I'll stop thinking I'm sick when you stop shouting thinking you're Titch... don't let the little bad boy act fool you if he could he'd sing at the Brits you went from ghetto gospel to sing bada badada and you think that's sick!? If I was the engineer I would of unplugged your headphones locked of the g5 and the mixer and said I ain't recording this shit! (3.03:) When I'm on stage the crowd go ballistic, you missed the drop got air turned around and blamed the dj that mixed it (3.12:) You're marrying the game, but I'm beating it everyday and I haven't even lipsed it.



8th Feb came and Ghett's dropped the All Black Winter Dub and goes in straight from the get go and while doing so he sends for Little Dee who apparantly keeps talking Devlin's name and says he'll back it for DEV. Which didn't exactly make Lil's a happy chappy from his angry responses on the dreaded indirect war zone network or Twitter as it was formerly known.

- Don't tell me prepare I'm the one who gave P a career none of you'z cared before he said my name I'm not gonna lie this guys evolved his come along way from coins and notes.... When I let off I'll lick p money's head off I'm a serial killer it's kelloggs... His fan's say I fell off I wanna know what boat they're fresh off. Don't say P's goin in he's just a guy you expect less off. then in at (0.52:) P spent 09 sending for me and the fans wanna know why nobody's spoken. (1:18:) They all compare me to someone else but I'm the only one you hear again. You're obsessed with fruit & Veg what the fuck could you do to Ghetts? bad move, you can't sleep like I removed your bed HEAD GONE but I ain't gonna lose my head YOU'RE DEAD WRONG I'd rather shoot instead I TAKE N*GGA'S OUT TAKE N*GGA'S OUT...

(1.52:) HAHAHA It's all fun I suppose until I get someone's stomach involved I'll make him stop eating I don't care if a n*gga's got a heart I'll make IT STOP BEATING. Then he goes for the play on money bar ...

(2.10:) Where's all this money I ask? man have got more money by far in fact p is the only money I par money comes and goes what makes you think this money might last? I get with the money quite fast, put the riddim on, some say p's gonna kill me cos I don't write singalongs fuck them lullaby bars and if this money guys hard then pigs fly and butterfly's bath... then he ends with a killer - Me and this guy ain't bredrins I don't like money I like card.



Still no reply from P after the All Black Winter dub dropped Ghetto releases Ghetto Vs Ghetts (Suicide) on the 13 Feb. Which starts off by playing on the fact P has been sending for him for the last couple years but he has took a good while to respond to the first dub he dropped so he goes on to battle himself with the old Nasty Ghetto and the new mainstream Ghett's. It was a clever angle to take to pre-empt any possible bring ups of bait knowledge about G, 8 mile rabbit type sending for yourself bars... but P Money wasn't so impressed.




P Money dropped this Dub on the 13th Feb with no filler - Killing yourself ain't gonna work you chief look at your skin colour, you ain't Eminem. Everyone said ghetts went in twice but I ain't heard anything to take a defence how can you say that you'll pay studio time when this is my grime scene you owe me rent. (0.45:) This guy thinks he can beat me when he couldn't even beat bashy when he was freestyling (0.52:) You ain't got a deal stop hyping you're lying that's a job seekers form you're signing.

Then goes in even harder talking about the time Ghetto stole Wiley's Laptop, then apparently gave it back and after Will leaked his own Tunnel Vision Vol 1. On the same occasion Wiley kicked down his front door and years before at Sidewinder when Flirta D punched him in the mouth on stage - Now NO one here believes your gun chat, wait , you stole a laptop and then gave it back which kind of gunman does that? where's your ARHHH ARHHH ARTILLERY? when you got man slapping you up like a rugrat? Then P comes to the much NOT talked about incident with Tempa T and Griminal involving a bottle at Eskimo Dance on stage playing on the fact that Ghett's doesn't back his people and he's all talk. (1.50:) So let me ask you this question where was you when the beef kicked off in eskimo dance with tempz and griminal? you was like 'low it'

(2.20) 'me plus 8 on the guestlist' I was there one time when you couldn't get yourself in - twisting his Top 3 Selected bars. (2.28) you tried to be the new crazy titch but nobody rated it so you jumped on a girls ting. Refering to the transformation from Freedom Of Speech to Sing For Me. He finish's with a shock blow in acapella mode = (3.10) If grime flopped ghetts wouldn't be pissed off he'd still have the job as a lookalike chris rock



Then last night P Money exclusively dropped The Warning Dub on Logan Sama: I heard back in the day you was a dancer ready for the cameras studying drama watched a bit of telly and turned into a sama, I thought you was on this gospel blah blah? (0.39) Top 3 selected only if people are comparing it to who can mumble faster (0.47) Now you're a sinner who dresses up as the riddler. (1.38) 'P's the only money you par' that's funny like calling you Ghetto.. how can you say you represent the Ghetto? you got battered on stage your front teeth flew out of your face and you never did jack shit - referring to the Flirta D stage incident.

With Ghetto in the previous dubs touching on Little Dee, Blacks and the rest of the OG's P evaluates The Movement which have never really been a real collective since the days of Tempo Specialists (2.34:) I never rated your movement to tell you the truth one paedophile one cool dude one driving offender the others were the girls in the group, lost your respect with Sing For Me you should of holla'ed if you needed help with a tune.

Then like his dub before he leaves with a haunting last blow (3.35) Your credibilty's nearly all gone now when you're on stage the crowd go sick.. it's because I walked on.

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For now that is it but it's obvious Ghetto is not going to just leave P to have the last word, people keep disputing who's winning but without being bias which is sometimes extremely hard lets looks at all the main hits they both had that I've bolded up. With P releasing 2 and a half dubs (Daily Duppy was practically half of one come onnnn) and Ghetto, if you take away the 8mile, has 1 Dub. P Money is in the lead. Ghetto or P Money fan you can't analyse the tracks and not see that. I've had people say to me but Ghetto is so much better! Clashes in MY eyes are more about flow, word play but also the dirt you have on the other person and how you voice that. The clash ISN'T finished though and I know for a fact, it's pretty obvious who am I kidding, that we haven't heard the best of Ghetto in this dub war at all so i'm excited to see the levels drift higher from both.

Talks of Live Clashes would be sick and in his last dub The Warning P touches on that he'll clash him anywhere rhythm factory or cargo... That is something just like avatar though, couldn't be experienced on your computer or TV screen you have to see it 3D in the flesh.

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