LOTM6 LIVE: A ROUND UP OF THE DAYS EVENTS

Bn_HTDVCIAIFE-X

WITH MY ALARM RINGING IN MY EARS I WOKE YESTERDAY AT 5AM TO BLARING SUN, A THRILL RAN THROUGH MY BODY AT THE THOUGHTS OF WHAT THE DAY MAY BRING AND BELIEVE ME IT WASN’T TO DISAPPOINT……

I HIT THE ROAD AT 8 AM TO HOPEFULLY HIT DALSTON NICE AND EARLY, THIS PLAN WAS SCEWED SLIGHTLY BY THE ARSENAL PARADE, AFTER A SLIGHT 15 MIN DELAY WE WERE HEADED TOWARDS BIRTHDAYS OUR VENUE FOR THE DAY TO ACTUALLY WATCH LIVE LOTM CLASH’S.

NEVER BEFORE HAVE THE PUBLIC BEEN INVITED INTO WITNESS LOTM CLASH’S, NEVER HAS A CLASH BEEN SO HYPED OR SO ANTICIPATED. THE LOTM PUBLICITY MACHINE HAS BEEN IN FULL FLOW HITTING UP 1 XTRA, RECORDING MINI DOCUMENTARIES AND TONIGHT IT IS CROWNED WITH A LOTM BOILER ROOM.

AS WE ARRIVED THERE WAS A LOT OF BLEARY EYED GUYS AND A FEW GIRLS 🙂 STOOD OUTSIDE BIRTHDAYS LOOKING NERVOUS AND TOO BE HONEST A BIT SHIFTY, LOTS OF LOCAL DALSTON RESIDENTS WERE WITNESSING THE GROWING CROWD I WAS ASKED SEVERAL TIMES ‘WHATS HAPPENING?, IS IT AN AFTER PARTY?’ AS WE HAD ALL BEEN THREATENED WITH BEING LOCKED IN THE TOWER OF LONDON IF WE LEAKED THE DETAILS OF THE CLASHES LOCATION, MOST PEOPLE WERE UNDERSTANDABLY RELUCTANT TO ANSWER PEOPLE OR IF THEY SAID LOTM THEY WERE MET WITH QUIZZICAL LOOKS.

AFTER THE QUEUE BEING MOVED SEVERAL TIMES AND IN THE SWELTERING HEAT PEOPLE WERE GETTING QUIET AND DRINKING LOTS OF NICE COLD BEER FROM THE SHOP, THERE WAS ALOT OF JOKES TOO AND BANTER I SPOKE TO TICKET HOLDERS FROM BRISTOL, KENT, NOTTINGHAM, MANCHESTER AND MANY MORE.

Bn_HZXRIIAAythF

ONE OF THE FIRST FACES I SAW WAS JAMMIN WHO ARRIVED WITH THE LOTM GIRLS FOLLOWED BY BLIZZARD, STORMIN, NASTY JACK AND THE HEAVY TRACKERZ AS WE ENTERED FOLLOWING SWIFT AND STRICT ID CHECKS AND SEVERAL MULTI COLOURED STAMPS LATER WE RECEIVED OUR GOODY BAGS [TEES, CDS KEY RINGS LOTM BANDANA AND  THE LATEST COPY OF RWD] THE ATMOSPHERE HEIGHTENED JAMMER TURNED UP ALL OF A SUDDEN EVERYWHERE YOU LOOKED THERE WAS PRODUCERS AND MC’S

BoAUCqwCUAAykq6

PHOTO COURTESY  OF LOTM 

IT WAS A FAB MIX OF OLD AND NEW EVERY CREW WAS THERE THE INVASION CREW TURNED UP [SOX WAS WEARING THE MOST AMAZING OUTFIT I’VE EVER SEEN] TO BE STOOD AMONG THE GREAT AND THE GOOD OF GRIME AS A FAN WAS FANTASTIC EVERY ONE WAS HAPPY AND IT WAS NEARLY TIME FOR THINGS TO START.

AS WE WERE ALL HERDED DOWNSTAIRS FOR MORE SEARCHES AND INTO THE BASEMENT FOR THE DAY  THERE WAS LOTS OF SHAKING OF HANDS AND NODDING OF HEADS AS OPIUM AND DIALECT TOOK THE STAGE FOR THE FIRST CLASH.

JAMMER TOOK TO THE MIC TO ANNOUNCE THE START OF THE CLASHES, THREATEN US ALL WITH DEATH IF WE ATTEMPTED TO FILM AND AFTER CHECKING EVERYONE WAS READY IT ALL KICKED OFF WITH OPIUM OVER A DULLAH BEATZ TUNE. IT WAS A SUPER HARD CLASH OVER 3 ROUNDS AND A BONUS ROUND WITH BOTH GUYS SAYING ALOT!!! YOU COULD TELL BOTH GUYS WERE SEASONED BARRERS, DIALECT BECAUSE OF DON’T FLOP AND OPIUM FROM BEING ABOUT THE LAST FEW YEARS, I WOULD SAY OPIUM’S BARS WERE EASIER TO HEAR AND I’M SURE ONCE THE DVD COMES OUT MAYBE A FEW MINDS WILL BE CHANGED!

THE CROWD BEHAVED IMPECCABLY TO BE HONEST UNTIL THE  MAIN CLASH NO ONE HAD THEIR PHONES OUT, NOR DID THEY SHOUT OVER THE MC’S ETC.

BoAPCpLCAAAlZdT

PHOTO COURTESY OF  JONEZYMC

AS THE FIRST CLASH FINISHED WE SPILLED OUT INTO THE DALSTON SUNSHINE AND MORE AND MORE MCS HAD APPEARED AND EVERYONE WAS GRABBING WELL NEEDED WATER AND CIGARETTE BREAKS BIG H’S MANAGER WAS STARTING TO LOOK NERVOUS AS H HADN’T YET APPEARED AND P MONEY WAS IN THE BUILDING READY.

Congratulations to Dialect on a successful performance! Did Don’t Flop proud! Was a memorable afternoon!”

AS WE ALL HEADED BACK DOWNSTAIRS FOR THE DORRIS V HAZMAN CLASH THERE WAS MORE EXPECTATION AND EXCITEMENT AS THE MC’S MOVED THROUGH THE CROWDS, THE CROWD AGAIN SETTLED DOWN TO WATCH IT ALL GO DOWN. I WAS STOOD WITH CAPO, MAXIMUM, LITTLE DEE AND SPYRO AND TO WATCH THEM AND TO SEE THE CROWD IN FRONT OF ME ENJOYING IT ALL WAS PRICELESS. IT WAS A SUPER HARD CLASH BOTH THE MC’S GIVING IT THEIR ALL, TO BE HONEST THIS WAS A REALLY GOOD ENTERTAINING CLASH AND EVEN IF BEFORE YESTERDAY THE TWO WERE THE LESSEN KNOWN ELEMENT OF THE DAY THEY WONT BE ANY LONGER!! AT ONE POINT I GOT A BIT SQUASHED AND  HAD TO RUN OUTSIDE TO GET MY BREATH BUT ITS THE NATURE OF THE BEAST.

  was liiiiiveee. History in the making.”

AS EVERYONE CAME BACK UPSTAIRS FOR THE SECOND BREAK YOU COULD FEEL THE ANTICIPATION BUILDING, AND THEN BIG H TURNED UP!  THERE WAS SUCH A RIPPLE OF EXCITEMENT THROUGH THE CROWD THAT H WAS HERE AND ITS ON! I FEEL A FEW PEOPLE WERE QUITE WORRIED HE WASN’T GOING TO TURN UP. BY THIS TIME  SKEPTA, SHORTY, BLAY, J2K, MANGA, CHRONIK RAGE AND NAMIX HAD TURNED UP AS WELL AS FEW OTHER FACES, I HONESTLY DON’T THINK I’VE EVER SEEN SO MANY FACES IN ONE PLACE APART FROM AT ESKIMO DANCE AND TO BE STOOD IN THE CROWD NEXT TO LETHAL BIZZLE WAS NOT SOMETHING I EXPECTED. ANOTHER SURPRISE OF THE DAY WAS THE AMOUNT OF LADIES IN THE BUILDING  FROM THE LADIES OF LOTM TO THE LIKES OF SIAN ANDERSON AND JULIE ADENUGA, I SAW AT LEAST 10 LADIES IN THE QUEUE WHICH TO BE HONEST IS NOT SOMETHING I EXPECTED.

Was great to see the grime scene out in full force today at the clash Djs Mcs Producers Bloggers everyone”

THERE WAS A CAMERA CREW MILLING ABOUT ASKING PEOPLE THEIR OPINIONS OF THE CLASH, HOW THEY THOUGHT IT WOULD GO ETC, OVERWHELMINGLY THE FAVOUR WAS IN P MONEYS I HEARD LOTS OF ‘HE’S TECHNICALLY BETTER’, ‘HES GOT MORE BARS’, ‘HE’S AN ANIMAL’ WAS ONE ON MY FAVOURITES.

You jus had to be in the building to feel what was going in with wooah looooool ogzzzzzzz”

SO AS WE ENTERED THE LAST CLASH I SWEAR THE AUDIENCE TRIPLED IN SIZE, OR THE VENUE SHRANK! IT’S MY FIRST EXPERIENCE OF ARTISTS BEING AT AN EVENT AND THEY WERE JUST AS HYPED AND EXCITED FOR THE MAIN EVENT AS THE FANS WERE!!

Bn_eQ3yCUAATP2x

PHOTO COURTESY OF BRMG

THE CROWD WAS ASSEMBLED THE NOISE BUILT AND BUILT! THERE WAS GUYS BANGING THE BAR, THE AIRCON DUCTS, THE AIRCON MACHINES, I’VE NEVER WITNESSED SUCH FEROCIOUS ENERGY AND ANTICIPATION IN SUCH A SMALL VENUE. FORGET GROVES AND FROCH FORGET WWE SUMMER SLAM THIS WAS THE BATTLE! THE CLASH! THE LORD OF THE MICS! THE CROWD WAS READY JAMMER WAS READY PMONEY WAS READY! BIG H, WELL BIG H STARTED READY.

THE FIRST ROUND KICKED OFF AND THERE WAS SOME INCREDIBLE BARS FROM H THE CROWD WAS GOING MAD, NO ONE CARED IF THEY WERE FROM NORTH SOUTH EAST WEST OR THE MOON, JUST THEY WERE THERE AND THE SMACK TALK WAS ENPOINT!

AND THEN , WELL, IT ALL GOT A BIT HEATED…

 P Money Vs Big H. I just witnessed the UK equivalent of Canibus pulling out his notepad. I am speechless.

 May 18 I was there!!! All I’m saying is looooooool too much joke shout out to

H WANTED LOGAN TO JACK THE RIDDUM, JAMMER AND P BOTH SHOUTED NO RELOADS!!, THE CROWD STARTED TO TURN THE NOISE WAS JUST GETTING LOUDER. THEN CAME LOTS OF HEATED WORDS BACK AND FORTH FOLLOWED BY H SPITTING SING ALONG BARS TO WHICH P MONEY RETURNED BUT DEMANDED A PROPER SECOND ROUND NOT TUNES !! AT THIS POINT IT ALL GOT VERY HYPED FANS AND ARTISTS ALIKE WERE ALL READY TO SEE THE NEXT ROUND. THEY WANTED BLOOD AND THEY WANTED IT NOW!

 No footage is gonna represent today. NONE. It’s a be there ting.”
 That was a MADTING mad Respect did still enjoy that glad I could be part  “
WHAT HAPPENED NEXT NO ONE COULD PREDICT! AND TO SEE WHAT WENT DOWN YOU’LL HAVE TO GRAB THE DVD WHICH WILL BE OUT FOR RELEASE IN JULY
Bn8p8MuIMAA2KOr
PHOTO COURTESY OF  PMONEY
THE DAY ENDED WITH LOTS OF SOCIALISING AND LOTS OF SPECULATION ON SOCIAL MEDIA, MEMES STARTED POPPING UP AND THEN RUDEKID TWEETED THIS TO TOP OFF A SURREAL DAY

Today in dalston i saw this pic of on the wall… So random but sick.”

Bn8h661IEAIXzV5

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s