VIDEO: STORMZY – BIG FOR YOUR BOOTS

AFTER 9 MONTHS OF SILENCE STORMZY IS BACK GASSING UP THE SCENE FIRST WITH CRYPTIC BILLBOARDS THEN HE POPS UP ON MISTAJAMS BBC RADIO 1 SHOW AND THEN DROPS HIS VIDEO, ALBUM PREORDER LINK AND THE STREAMING/ PURCHASE LINKS FOR THE LEAD SINGLE BIG FOR YOUR BOOTS

BIG FOR YOU BOOTS IS PRODUCED BY SPYRO AND FRASER T SMITH,  THE VIDEO IS DIRECTED BY  DAPS AND FEATURES FEMALE GRIME POWERHOUSES! WITH NO BOOTY SHAKES OR ANY MISOGYNISTIC REFERENCES IN SIGHT [BIG UP STORMZY]

AND WELCOME BACK

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Grime-The Genre that never stops evolving

In the 18 months that I’ve been away the genre has exploded beyond anything I thought possible. Konicchwa was released, there was grime at the Brits, Stormzy announced a football signing and Wiley and Dizzee shared a stage on the same day. 


Big Narstie, Lady Leshurr, AJ from the Lane are all played on R1 day time and ModeFM/ NTS/ Radar have established themselves as the places to be heard with shows from Boy Better Know, Spooky (even squeezing in a weekly breakfast show) Argue, Slimzee, and AG has moved from Mode to NTS. 

The female presence has grown massively too, there’s more MCs, more DJ’s, more bloggers, more photographers. 

Grime has taken over the festivals.  I don’t mean early slots in little tents I mean Skepta on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury, I mean JMEs Tropical having tents up and down the country, Stormzy and Big Narstie on the main stage at Detonate plus many many more. 

Every week I see MCs and DJs in NewYork, New Zealand, Russia, Croatia, Japan, Berlin, Barcelona, Ibiza, Toronto. Grime is truly international. 

The unstoppable Lord Of The Mics team have released clothing, held a live show and collaborated with high end brand phirewire and are looking at their 8th release if they go ahead this year. 

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The Den has become the place to perform and it’s DJ clashes legendary! 

There has been album releases, tours and the quality of the music just keeps getting better. 

I think people have finally stopped dismissing Grime and I haven’t heard anyone declare “Grime is dead!” For about three years now, the genre has finally envolved and established itself and its many artists as an unstoppable force that no one can dismiss any longer. 

photo courtesy of the den

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RADIO: SHELLS AUGUST 3RD RADAR RADIO HOSTED BY P MONEY

THERE’S A NEW CONCEPT IN RADIO HITTING GRIME, BROUGHT TO YOU BY ONE OF THE NEW MCS ON THE BLOCK (WELL HES NOT NEW, BUT HES FINALLY GETTING THE RECOGNITION HE DESERVES) RD. 

OFFERING MCS 6 MINUTES TO SHELL BOTH ON SHELL TV AND ONE OF THE HOTTEST STATIONS AROUND RADAR RADIO WITH DJ JACK DAT ON DECK

MAKE SURE YOU DONT MISS THE FIRST EDITION ON Radar 3/08/2015 

  

NEXT IN LINE [FREE DOWNLOAD INSTRUMENTAL PROJECT]

SO AS I HAVE A LITTLE ONE ON THE WAY, I HAVE DECIDED TO PUT A NEW PROJECT TOGETHER ON MY ROYAL SOUND OF GRIME LABEL

I NEED UNRELEASED INSTRUMENTALS TO BE SUBMITTED YOU CAN TAG THEM UP AS MUCH AS YOU WANT, BUT I WOULD PREFER IT IF THEY WERE EXCLUSIVE IF POSSIBLE.

SO IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO GET INVOLVED PLEASE SUBMT YOUR TUNE TO THEROYALSOUNDOFGRIME@GMAIL.COM

WAR SEASON ITS ON!

GPTV with backgroundITS THAT TIME AGAIN, WHEN ITS NOT QUITE SUMMER ITS NOT FESTIVAL SEASON BUT ITS NOT COLD THE DAYS ARE GETTING LONGER AND THE BLOOD IS STIRRING ALL THIS EQUALS TO WAR SEASON.

FOR THE LAST FEW YEARS THIS TENDS TO HAPPEN JUST BEFORE  LOTM WITH SHOTS BEING FIRED EVERYHERE, BUT THIS YEAR IT WAS CHIP THAT STARTED IT ALL OFF AND NOW THERE IS SENDS LEFT RIGHT AND CENTRE BIG NARSTIE RELEASED AND R&B DISS AND LOTM7 AND ALSO ITS 10TH ANNIVERSARY IS IN SIGHT.

SO INSTEAD OF MY EARS RINGING WITH PEOPLE TRYING TO TELL ME GRIME IS DEAD, WHICH HAPPENS EVERY 4 MONTHS OR SO ITS WELL AND TRULY ALIVE AND LOOKS LIKE IT MAY NEVER GO AWAY.

THIS SUMMER LOOKS TO BE A FUN ONE

BLOG: MATERNITY LEAVE

JUST A QUICK POST TO SAY I AM ON MATERNITY LEAVE UNTIL OCTOBER 2015

SO THE BLOG WILL STILL BE OPEN BUT I MAY POST MORE INTERVIEWS AND ARTICLES THAN CONSTANT UPDATES ON VIDEOS, TRACKS ETC.

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT SO FAR AND HOPEFULLY THINGS WILL GO BACK TO  SOME SORT OF NORMALITY ONCE THE BABY IS HERE

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ALBUM: WILEY ‘SNAKES AND LADDERS’

So here it is Wileys final album, 17 massive tracks from grimes great and good, new and old. After a few teasers and clips on Instagram the album finally drops on Monday the 3rd of November.

The album has a really good mix of features and absolute top quality production.

A few of the tracks have been around for a while and show you Wiley is absolutely not messing with this his last solo album.

Appearing on the album are Flirta D, Chip, Stormzy, Novelist, Footsie also Cam’Ron and more.

The production credits also include some of the top grime producers Masro, Teddy, Skepta and Zdot to name just a few.

Buy the album here you won’t be disappointed.

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RADIO: ROYAL SOUND OF GRIME, MODE FM 23/6 RD & VILLZ

Listen back to the debut Royal Sound Of Grime Show

Download/stream here http://soundcloud.com/royalsoundofgrime/royal-grime-sound-takeover-w-villian-rd

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INTERVIEW: DJ KARNAGE

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  GrimePrincess How did you become part of RollDeep? Have you always been a DJ? How did you get started?
DJ Karnage, I always have been apart of roll deep since it was founded. I started playing jungle when I was 15, and I started on rinse in my last year of school playing jungle with MC Dream. Then Rinse parted ways and went from being jungle and garage to just garage, I then started a show as a garage DJ and then started a show with Flowdan, then Wiley joined us then Breeze, Scratchy, then Dizzee came through but this is before 2001. Wiley decided he wanted to form a crew and as I’ve known everyone from school, you could say I was in Roll Deep cause we all went to school together or just because I was a sick DJ. I got started DJing like most people in East London, in a youth club. rinse started again in 1998 and they were looking for DJS, I’d go to my local youth club in Bow, then my uncle and Geenus got Rinse up again and I got a show playing Drum n Bass and Jungle at like 7-9 on a Saturday. eventually I bought my own decks with my own money and my mums help, and from then on all my money just went on records, I used to go up west on a Saturday at Black Market Records, all my weeks money just used to go on records.

GP, You were a big part of the early Rinse FM, do you think we will ever see a rise in pirate radio like ten years ago again?? What would you say was your biggest set on Rinse?
K, Its hard to say due to the rise of internet radio and stations such as 1xtra and Capital Xtra and the internet and social networking such as you tube Facebook and Twitter, where as years ago there was no social media, only pirate radio to showcase your talents and a buzz would be created from the underground to overground, where as today you can make a beat on your laptop , vocal it, shoot a hood video, upload it to YouTube and make a twitter and Facebook account all in one day if you get what I mean ………… So it’s moved on from just pirate radio now I think.

GP, As a foundation member of the grime scene, how do you feel about Grime now and its perception by the media?
K, The media has always perceived grime scene in the past as a dark troublesome scene, but over the last 5 years I feel they have softened their view and are more encouraging to the urban scene in all types of music and embrace it much more.

GP, You’ve just been to Vienna with Flowdan, its not the most obvious grime venue, what was thecrowd like?? Whats the biggest crowd youve played too?
K, The crowd was great , they know there stuff in Vienna you would b surprised, it was more of a underground type event but crowd were great sing alongs all night……. And biggest crowd mite have been wireless festival , or one festival in hull 90,000 people.

GP, Do you prefer the days of vinyl decks to the modern serato??
K, I prefer vinyl because I’m old skool, I feel CDJ’s are slowly taking the art of DJing away, but the modern serato is good because I love tech, but for the art of DJing it’s got to be vinyl.

GP. Have you ever been bitten by the production bug?
K, hmmmmmm a lil but never followed through with projects which is a shame.

GP, Do you have any projects coming up?
K, Yeah I have with Flowdan and Solo and starting to look into putting on events, with a few other DJ’s, but that’s in the pipe line.   Find DJ Karnage on twitter as @KarnageRolldeep on Insta as @ DJKarnage

LOTM6 LIVE: A ROUND UP OF THE DAYS EVENTS

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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.

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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

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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.

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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!!

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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
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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.”

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FEATURE: STORMIN INTERVIEW

I CAUGHT UP WITH STORMIN  JUST BEFORE HIS NEW SINGLE ‘BERLIN’ DROPPED WE TALKED DNB, RAVES, FASHION AND I LEARNT ITS ESSENTIAL TO HAVE YOUR SUNGLASSES ON INSIDEEEEEEEEEEE
From Sidewinder with nasty crew to dnb boat parties in amsterdam, how did the transition happen?
I’ve always been a multi genre artist since the nasty crew days. So at the end of our sets mak 10 would play jungle Dnb for the last ten mins and me and d double would ride mic. So years on I felt it was only right I followed my Dnb passion.
Is jungle a big influence on your MC style?
 Yes massive it comes from my dad being a sound man. And I find it a way to merge my reggae style with drum and bass because I’m most known for my catchy hooks with reggae Dnb twists to it.
Was it hard moving from one scene to the other ?
I haven’t left or moved. Music is music. One love
Do the crowds react better in DnB , they seem alot more outgoing and ready to dance?
 No but Dnb have raves every week so people are hype every week with grime it’s like one every 3 to 4 months.
You’ve recently worked with Spyder, is it a big deal working with these legends of the UK scene?
Yes ofcourse.
Do you think the DnB scene is just getting bigger and bigger ? there seems to be so many DnB raves all week every week ?
Yep because the more the fans want the more they get. It’s all about the ravers and supporters they help the scene grow.
Do you work closely with any particular DJ? Is there a dream DJ whose set you haven’t shelled down yet ?
 No I like to work with everyone so never hold myself to one Dj and the only people I ain’t worked with would be Chase and Status or Sub Focus.
Do you prefer performing at these big arenas or do you prefer smaller intimate gigs?
The bigger the better!
Who would be on your dream gig line up?
I’d love to have a multi genre rave
When you were in Nasty crew, which was your favourite dance?
Sidewinder and Eskimo dance and La Cosa Nostra
Out of all your videos you’ve done which is your favourite?
I can’t say I have one but Adventure with Spyda and Berlin with Bushkin were fun filming.
Who is your biggest musical influence?
It has to be BoB marley and he’s sons.
I am dying to know how your long running support of BlueCheese came about?
Me and mr cheese have been friends for many years an he knows in a lover of the Herb cheese and love cloths and I see he started a label so I said I’d help promote.
Who is keeping you on your toes musically? Which younger artists are getting you hyped?
 I can’t give a name but the whole scene at the moment has got me on my toes.
 
Do you think any of your kids will follow in your footsteps?
 I can’t tell just yet there still young but both lovers of music
 
Few quick fashion questions
 
fave trainers to perform in? Top 5 Nike flights. Airforce. Air max. Jordan’s . Lacoste
 
3 fashion essentials?  Chain  Durag.  Shade
 
Sunglasses on inside or not? Deffo INNNNSIDE
 
Adidas or Nike? And Nike foot wear Adidas tracksuit.
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FASHION: THE ROYAL COLLECTION LAUNCHES

 

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AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE NOW FOR 26.00

THESE ARE  HEAVY WEIGHT BEANIES WITH LETTERING IN THREE COLOURS, WHITE [MATT], BLACK [MATT]  OF GOLD [MIRROR]

THE BEANIES ARE THE START OF LIMITED RUNS OF EXCLUSIVE COLLABORATIONS

WITH VARIOUS FASHION HOUSES, STARTING WITH ONE OF MY LONG TIME FAVOURITES MODU

WATCH OUT FOR SOME OLD SKOOL GRIME AND EXCLUSIVE RELEASES

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FEATURE: TOP TEN MOMENTS IN GRIME 2013

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ABOVE IS A PICTURE OF CHRONIK DESTROYING PULSE WITJ DJ SPOOKY AND DEFINITELY WOULD BE ONE OF MY TOP TEN MOMENTS OF THE YEAR.

IM ASKING YOU TO @GPTVENT OR @_THEGRIMEPRINCESS ON TWITTER WITH YOUR TOP MOMENTS OF GRIME 2013.

THERE HAS BEEN 2 ESKIMOS, LORD OF THE BEATS, THAT DJ CLASH, BBK AT THE REDBULL SOUNDCLASH,  THE MOBOS ENDLESS FESTIVALS, STAND OUT VIDEOS AND MANY MANY MORE

I’D LOVE TO HEAR YOUR THOUGHTS

NEWS: WILEY WINS BEST MALE ACT @MOBOS

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LAST NIGHT WAS RIDICULOUSLY EMOTIONAL FOR ME,

IM A MASSIVE LOVER OF THE UK’S UNDERGROUND MUSIC SCENE AND IT WAS WITH MUCH SKEPTICISM THAT I TUNED INTO LAST NIGHTS MOBO AWARDS.

WILEY THE UNDENIABLE CREATOR AND KING OF GRIME WAS UP FOR A MASSIVE 4 AWARDS WHICH IN THEIR MAIN WHERE VOTED FOR BY THE PUBLIC.

AFTER THE MOBOS COMMITTEE DECIDE TO MERGE THE HIPHOP/GRIME CATERGORY, I WASN’T HOPEFUL TO SAY THE LEAST.

MAYBE IT WAS THE STATUE CAMPAIGN, MAYBE ITS HIS 10TH YEAR IN THE GAME OR MAYBE ITS ABOUT BLOODY TIME

BUT WILEY FINALLY WON  

BEST MALE ACT

THE NOISE IN MY LIVING ROOM WAS UNDENIABLE AND THE OUT POURING OF HAPPINESS AND CONGRATULATIONS ON TWITTER WAS AMAZING TO SEE.

WELL DONE WILEY

MAYBE ITS TIME FOR A BRIT AWARD

OR JUST AN OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO BRITISH MUSIC

NOT MANY PEOPLE CAN SAY THEY INVENTED A GENRE

FREE DOWNLOAD: EXCLUSIVE ROYAL GRIME SOUNDS MIX FROM TRENDS

Exclusive twenty minute mix from Trends, Make sure you check out all his latest releases, follow him on twitter and soundcloud.

1. Deeco – 3233

2. Neon Beats – Dutty Bass VIP

3. Hi5Ghost – Kung Fu Kick ( Kahn and Neek remix)

4. Trends – Death Race 2000

5. Trends – Snakes n Ladders (Mr Mitch Remix)

6. Hi5Ghost and Trends – Duppy Maker

7. Trends – Power Of The Darkside VIP

8. OH91 – AutoTune (Mr Mitch remix)

9. Sorrow – Rate That Tune

10. Darko – GhostMode

11. Splurt – The Return (Mr Mitch Remix)

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LOTB: WAR SEASON DUB COLLECTION

SO TODAY THE GAS HAS HIT THE SCENE AND ONES READY FOR WAR!!

LORD OF THE BEATS IS ALL ANYONE WANTS TO TALK ABOUT

HERE I HAVE COLLECTED AS MANY OF THE DUBS AS I CAN THERE ARE 50+ AT THE MOMENT

GRIME: WAR SEASON HAS STARTED

TODAY  JAMMER &Co. HAVE OPENED THE FLOOD GATES FOR LOTM5 NOMINATIONS AND WOW HAS IT GONE OFF ON TWITTER!

WITH ME BEING A NOTTS LOCAL ALOT OF WHAT I FIRST SAW WAS JAYEYE [NSB] BEING NOMINATED,  LOTS OF TALK ABOUT SPLINTA FROM NEWCAMP, THEN IN AN UNSEEMINGLY UNRELATED SITUATION I SAW BIG H MENTION WORKING WITH CAS THEN SAY F*CK CAS. THIS SEEMED TO SIGNAL A RELEASE THROUGH THE SCENE IT WAS NOW WAR SEASON!

IM NOW SEEING DEMANDS FOR MONEY, LOTS OF SLEWING OF THE FGM MOVEMENT, LOTS OF SENDING AND A LOT OF SMACK TALK NOT ONLY FROM MCS BUT ALSO PRODUCERS TOO.

ALL I CAN SAY IS NO ONE IS SAFE !!

ENTER TWITTER AT YOUR RISK OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS BECAUSE ONE THING FOR CERTAIN IS THE SCENE IS NOT DYING AND SEEMS MORE PASSIONATE THAN EVER!!!

LivingTheDream ‏@jammerbbk3h FMG Vs INVASION !!!!!!!’ #LOTM5

LivingTheDream ‏@jammerbbk3h THIS IS SOOOOOO FUCKING GASSSSSSSSSSED OMFG THE ENRGY AND TESTOSTERONE #LOTM5

LivingTheDream ‏@jammerbbk3h GRIME IS ALIVE

CAS † ‏@casisdead4h ONE LEGEND DISSES ME, WHILE OTHERS EMBRACE ME. LIFE GOES ON
CAS † ‏@casisdead4h @jammerbbk DROP ME OUT MATE. IM NOT INTERESTED IN CLASHING ANYONE. RESPECTFULLY IM DECLINING.
BIG H ‏@bighofficial4h @itsMaxsta Your Not A Natural Born Killer Like Me, Your Wileys Little Project #Boss
BIG H ‏@bighofficial4h Cas is Dead, Trim Got Cheefed, Wileys in Hiding, I Told These Niggaz… #FireAndSmoke #ShootThemDead
Kozzie ‏@OfficialKozzie55mOk ill clash jaykae for 7 bags a chocolate bar and a tropical juice for my victory and he has to stop mcing after ?
JayKae ‏@jaykae_invasion1h If your career is worth 8 bags to you then so be it! @officialkozzie let’s fuckin do this ting

REVIEW: DAN HANCOX ‘STAND UP TALL’ DIZZEE RASCAL AND THE BIRTH OF GRIME

THIS E BOOK AND ITS AUTHOR @DANHANCOX CAME TO MY ATTENTION VIA FACT MAGAZINES TWITTER, IM SO GLAD I FOLLOWED ITS THREAD, WHAT I DISCOVERED WAS A BOOK THAT PUTS GRIME MUSICS BEGINNINGS AND DIZZEE’S RISE TO FAME, TOGETHER IN ONE PLACE.

THE BOOK STARTS IN THE LEGENDARY DEJAVU ROOF TOP STUDIO, WITH THE FIGHT FROM A NOW BARELY WATCHABLE VIDEO OF A FIGHT BETWEEN 2 OF THE SCENES LEADING LIGHTS, CRAZY TITCH AND DIZZEE RASCAL.

THIS BOOK IS INVALUABLE FOR SOMEONE LIKE ME WHO LOVES THE GENRE BUT DOESN’T UNDERSTAND THE LIFE THE GUYS LEAD, IN WHAT WAS THEN A ROUGH NO GO ENDS, BEFORE THE GOVERNMENT DID A MODERN DAY SLUM CLEARANCE TO HOLD THE OLYMPICS, THE BOOK COVERS NOT ONLY THE MUSIC, BUT ALSO THE INFLUENCE OF GROWING UP IN BOW AND THE  DARK SHADOWS OF EAST LONDON’S GLEAMING SKYSCRAPERS WHERE THERE WAS UNIMAGINABLE MONEY, SUCCESS AND INFLUENCE ‘CANARY WHARF’

IF YOU ONLY BUY ONE BOOK THIS YEAR I ADVISE YOU BUY THISONE

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