Wednesday, 27 January 2010

A Good Article In 'Knowledge' Magazine About Grime

Well worth a read:

New Skepta Mixtape

Skepta has dropped a new mixtape for 2010 called 'Been There Done That'. The CD features old tunes and bars that never swa the light of day. Ordered mine today so ill put up a little review when i can. Here is the tracklist:

01 - Two Plus Two
02 - Spit Big Bars
03 - Blow My Own Trumpet
04 - All Over The House Feat Majestic & Shorty
05 - Over The Top 2 Feat Bloodline
06 - English Breakfast
07 - We Don't Give A F*ck Feat Juelz Santana
08 - B O Double S Feat Fem Fel
09 - Solo's Back Feat Boy Better Know
10 - Stupid Feat Wiley
11 - Nokia Charger Wire
12 - No Love For The Other Side


13 - Private Caller 2
14 - UFO
15 - Autopsy
16 - Red Bull Academy

New JME feat Wiley

Bit of a different one from JME and im still making up my mind on this one. I do like it tho im just not sure how much. Anyway this is the new video for the new JME track called 'Sidetracked' feat Wiley. Wiley has previously put out a vocal of this but JMe filled it out and made a video. Actually Staple House (Scorchers Video Team) made the video. They are responsible for most of the latest grime vids.

JME is quickly becoming my favourite MC. I admire the way he has been such a prminent fiugure in the scene without having to talk a load of nonsense. Definatly someone who tells it how it is. Watch this video below for proof. Very inspirational.

Friday, 22 January 2010


Tone aka Tbone had his newest tune 'Working class Feeling' played on BBC Suffolk last night. It on the link below at about 47.48. The presenter makes me laugh implying that working class is to be poor. They talk about Thetford a bit too so buzzing bout that. Anyway the tune is about making money and feeling guilt for it. Its a nice concept. The tune is big so have a listen.

Tone has been working hard in the studio and has got an album worth of bangers ready to go. I really do feel like Tone has got a sound that radio should eat up. I recon 2010 could be a massive year for him.

Also Truth feat Kashmere 'Do You Understand' gets played at about 36.20. Truth is a massive rapper and the track is large. Its taken form the forthcoming Rapsploitation Sessions compilation CD Three Years High And Rising. This is availible in the physical format from the next Rapsploitation Sessions. Details here:

Have a listen to 'Working Class Feeling' and 'Do you Understand' on the link below:

Wednesday, 20 January 2010


We back tonight with the 140 Show. Myself alongside DJ IC. Tune in and tell ya friends to tune in

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Monday, 18 January 2010

UK RUNNINGS Presents PARKSIDE 'The Parkside Project' (Mixed & Hosted by TRICKSTA)

Tricksta & UK Runnings have passed me onto this little beauty. Another massive FREE mixtape. This time we go over to South West London to Parkside where we get a fourteen track collection from rappers Manny Moscow, Blazin, Hicks and Spectral.

Production comes with four tracks from Wolftown’s Tricksta, as well as Downtown Soul’s Beat Thief, the well-respected Miss Tofelees, as well as iYun Fist. The mixtape also sees one of the UK’s best scratch DJ’s Jabba Tha Kut contribute on the superb ‘Deep Vibes’ track.

01 - Tricksta Intro (Produced by Tricksta)
02 - Manny Moscow & Blazin - Hurt It (Produced by Tricksta)
03 - Manny Moscow, Spectral & Blazin - A New Day (Produced by Beat Thief)
04 - Blazin & Manny Moscow - Vibes By Da ParkSide (Produced by Miss Tofelees)
05 - Hicks, Manny Moscow & Blazin - Love 4 The Music
06 - Manny Moscow & Blazin Feat Jabba Tha Kut - Deep Vibes (Produced by Tricksta)
07 - Manny Moscow & Blazin - Fired Up (Produced by Tricksta)
08 - Hicks, Manny Moscow & Blazin - South-West Soldiers
09 - Blazin & Manny Moscow - Str8 Shots
10 - Hicks, Manny Moscow & Blazin - Back 2 Da Grind (Produced by Tricksta)
11 - Blazin & Manny Moscow - Friday Night
12 - Blazin & Manny Moscow - Your Love... (Wonderful) (Produced By iYun Fist)
13 - Tricksta Outro




Grime Daily TV Launches Today

Today sees the launch of Grime Daily TV. Its a TV show dedicated to the website that is 'Grime Daily'. For those who dont know Grime Daily is a good resource for UK Grime/Rap videos. Its uploaded daily and is the first place to find the bangers. If you never been there here is the link

The TV show launches tonight on Sky Channel 367 (FLAVA). I think this could be a massive look for the scene cos its going to give good exposure on mainstream TV to a scene that is still fairly underground (in regards to mainstream radio).

Here is the trailer:

Saturday, 16 January 2010

A Good Interview With Reds

Hee is a real good interview with a good mate of mine 'Redeye'. Please go read it. He speaks bout his new mixtape, his love of reggae and whats coming soon for him:


New Tune - Franko Fraize feat Kid Dot T

Shouts to Happy for the production. The track is called 'Ahead Of These' an feaures a fellow HOODLEM MC called Kid Dot T.


Friday, 15 January 2010

Goodbye Mr Hart

Im shocked. After just 5 games in charge QPR have sacked ANOTHER manager. Goodbye Paul Hart.

New Hip Hop Blog Im Supporting

This blog has got real potential. Keep ya eye on it

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Much Maligned

Just a bit of self promotion. Please go listen to my newest track 'Much Maligned'. Its doing fairly well for me so far so just pushing it out there

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Logan Sama Group Got 5,000

Yes people. The 'Bring Logan shows Back To 2 Hours' Logan Sama group on facebook has now got over 5,000 members. Thats a massive amount. If you dont know the group is dedicated to giving Logan a 2 hour slot again (cos kiss cut it to an hour). Anyway if you aint already then please join and support


Loving this tune

I know i posted this before but i had to re-post it cos im feeling it so much right now. The only thing that lets it down is the over use of the 'F' word. No need to keep swearing. But anyway this is a banger and i can see it doing well commercially seeing as its getting radio 1 play.

Interview I Done With KB Da Kidnappa

This is an Interview i did with Texas Rapper 'KB Da Kidnappa'. Notice how he says he wants to work with Dre. I think most artists I have interviewed say the same person. Big up Dre. Anyway have a look at the interview:

What’s your name and where you from?

My name is KB da kidnappa and im from Houston Texas

What releases have you had out to date?

My first and last release is a album called Spitting Venom. I have a mixtape too that dropped on wolftown recordings called street Military soldier.

What’s your favourite part of being a rapper/MC?

My favorite part of being a rapper is the chance to travel around the world.I like seeing new places and new faces.

What do you think you bring to the table as an MC?

I bring the real raw and grittiness to the table.

If you was not involved in music what do you think you would be doing?

I would be doing something in film,I would probably be a movie producer.

Let’s talk about your current project. When’s it out? Can you tell who is involved?

my current project is called black mamba I don’t have a release date yet but it might drop sometime in march.i have features from k rino,e rock,lil flea,and big lou.

So what type of music do you listen to mostly?

Rap and RnB

Where would you like to see yourself 5 years from now?

I would like to see myself as a successful ceo of my own record label(spitting venom recordz).

What have you been most proud of in your career so far?

My disire to get better and better.Im proud of the fact I never give up on what I want to accomplish.

If you could pick one producer to work with in the world who would it be and why?

It would be Dre Dre because to me he’s the best and he got that gangsta shit.

What’s your opinion on the current state of the charts?

I really don’t get into the charts But one day I hope to be a chart topper

How do you view Hip-Hop right about now?

I think hip hop is more commercially drivin now but I choose to do the type of music I want to do without being influenced by what people think .

Would you like to see yourself in the top ten?

yes I would very much like to see myself In the top ten.

What is your opinion on the current UK music scene?

Right now honestly I only recognize wolftown recording artists. I havent got a chance to meet a lot of other uk mc’s so I don’t got a feel of the music scene down there but hopefully I will get a chance to visit and get a real feel of what the UK has to offer.

What’s next for you as an artist?

Alot more work .Proving to the world that I deserve to be one of the greatest.

Okay before you go please tell us how we can get your music and how people can get in touch with you. or email me at To
Order by palpal my address is my email.

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

New Fumin

New Fumin Track Called 'You You You'. The track is big.

New OT Set

My favourite Essex crew OT are back on a massive set with other personal Favourites Lewi White and Ghetto.

This is a big set so make sure you have a listen

Chronicredeye - Ruffneck Intellect Vol 1

Chronicredeye have treated you to a lovely little CD here. Im gonna say Redeye has actually cos he is the man putting in the work. Reds has put together a pukka little CD here. Its a mixtape that features a load of artists that Reds is feeling and been associated with such as the Wolftown movement, Yaeo, chrome and the very special guests Hell Razah, Timbo King and Dezert Eez. When these Wu affiliates show up they aint doing it on a 'ill send a tune over for ya and you do as you please', they do it proper. Reds has done well here and managed to hook up proper exclusives here. The Dezert Eez tune is the best Dezert Eez tune i have ever heard and lucky for Reds it features as an exclusive on here. Trust me the CD is worth buying for this alone.

Me, Reds and Lyrical feature on a tune with Hell Razah and Timbo King which in my opinion bangs hard.

Another stand out track on the CD is Mood - Drugs, War and Crime. Its a proper little belter.

Reds also showcases the direction he is moving in with the duo 'Soldjasoulz'. It comprises of Reds and DPF. They got a couple tunes on here and are definatly gonna cause a stir in 2010. Some big things coming from them.

Anyway thats enough talking. Go cop the CD. You wont be dissapointed. Especially if your a hip hop head.


Interview I Done With Krystatic

Krystatic is an up comming rapper from Wolverhampton. If ya dont know about him yet then you will probably see his name cropping up in the enar future. Here is a little interview i did with him to give an insight into how things are going for him:

What’s your name and where you from?

I’m Krystatic and I’m from Wolverhampton

What releases have you had out to date?

I’ve had two underground mixtapes called the next big thing volume 1 and luxury life. I have recently released a new album called Stepping out the Box which is getting mailed out now by trickster.

What’s your favourite part of being a rapper/MC?

Being original, creative with my own ideas, being positive and using that positivity to create catchy hooks.

What do you think you bring to the table as an MC?

I think a unique voice with my own style and techniques which fans will love.

If you was not involved in music what do you think you would be doing?

I would be doing bricklaying that’s the fallback should in the unlikely event my music career does not take off.

Let’s talk about your current project. When’s it out? Can you tell who is involved?

My current project would be to promote my new album stepping out the box which will be out on itunes very soon, big shout outs to all the people involved on the album including artists from Tru Fam records, S-X and Marissa.

So what type of music do you listen to mostly?

I listen to a lot of Hip-Hop, R&B/Soul, Baseline, Dubstep and Grime and use inspiration from the UK and USA.

Where would you like to see yourself 5 years from now?

I would like to have gigs, shows and events global with a world tour. Get a lot of airplay on radios, music videos on MTV etc.

What have you been most proud of in your career so far?

The promotional work with trickster, my manager and the quality of my latest album, Shout out to skrilla who did the artwork.

If you could pick one producer to work with in the world who would it be and why?

Dr.Dre, his beats are world class and he is a perfectionist like me.

What’s your opinion on the current state of the charts?

Too much pop music and dance which is too commercial and artists not doing what their best at.

How do you view Hip-Hop right about now?

It’s not really pushing it as much as it used to be back in the day, it’s been all mainstreamed and commercialised, not like the old school hip-hop like Ice Cube, NWA, Jadakiss, Styles.P and LL Cool J Etc.

Would you like to see yourself in the top ten?

Yeah of course I’ve always been inspired to be successful and make a chart topping hit and have belief in my own ability.

What is your opinion on the current UK music scene?

It’s getting more commercial, I mean grime is pushing through, Dubstep is doing it too I hope a lot more UK artists breakthrough doing what they enjoy doing.

What’s next for you as an artist?

Definitely to get a UK tour going and then promote myself globally, making the music videos, getting the girls in the videos and living the luxury life like the second mixtape.

Okay before you go please tell us how we can get your music and how people can get in touch with you.

Yeah sure these are the links to get in touch with me:
Facebook: Chris Harvey or search the email below

New Franko Fraize Interview On

I got a new interview online for a blog called hip hop shizzle ( I think its a fairly good interview to be honest. im happy bout it. Have a read if ya can:

Introduce yourself and tell the world who you are and what you stand for…

My name is Franko Fraize. Im an English MC/Rapper from a town called Thetford and I represent East Anglia. Basically I believe I bring the type of rhymes that everyday people can relate to. I talk about what I see and what inspires me and I seem to get a good reception for it.

Let’s talk about your latest project. Who produced it, who features, where can people grab it and what seem to be the most popular tracks?

2009 saw the release of my first official outing on a CD. It was an EP with another rapper from my town called Lyrical T and the EP was called ‘Something In The Making’. The EP was produced by DJ IC and featured production from Dillijence and Redeye. Redeye also featured on a verse on a track on there. Its getting good praise and the numbers so far have been really.....


Monday, 11 January 2010

A Big 2009 Wrap Up

The mighty Mystro does a UK version of wat US rapper Skillz does. He wrapped up the events of 2009 and Mystro done him proud. This is definatly one to watch. Goes through a lot of events that were in or affected the UK rap scene.


January Sale On Hoodlem Site

To keep up with UK shopping traditions there is a January Sale on the hoodlem shop. this means u can get a copy of the best EP of 2010 'Something In The Making' for only £3.90 including P+P. Thats £3.90!!!

Its only gonna be on thru January and if you miss out on this then you will be dissapointed so go cop it now!!!



This is a new production outfit that Tricksta put me on to. Definatly sounding big and well worth a listen.

Thorotracks Feat Shabaam Sahdeeq & Mic Geronimo
'Deadly Combination'
(Taken from the Thorotracks album ‘The Saga Continues’)

Links to more here:

Chipz Da General Interview

Got an Interview here with New York rapper 'Chipz Da General'. Chipz gives me an insight into whats going on for him in the music game and wats coming up.

Supporting real Hip-Hop!

Thank you for taking your time out to do this exclusive interview.

What’s your name and where you from?

Chipz Da General and I’m From The Bronx, N.Y

What releases have you had out to date?

I have put out 4 projects. Leader Of The New Skool Vol. 1, The Son Of Hip Hip-The Resurrection, Salute The General Vol. 1 Hosted By DJ Bedtyme357, and Recession Proof The Street Album.

What’s your favourite part of being a rapper/MC?

Doing shows and creating the music. I love it!

What do you think you bring to the table as an MC?

Hip Hop back to the essence. What the games been lacking. I’m bringing my story.

If you was not involved in music what do you think you would be doing?

Honestly dead or in jail! Music was my escape route. I needed something else to focus on other than the streets. I was glad I was able to make that transition before it was to late. I needed to better my life and wanted to do it a legal way. I gave up on my hoop dreams. I’m just happy music saved my life.

Let’s talk about your current project. When’s it out? Can you tell who is involved?

I’m working on various projects at the moment. The Leak mixtape Hosted by DJ E Double drops during the Christmas holidays. Salute The General Vol. 2 Hosted By DJ Ames Drops after the new year settles. A untitled mixtape Hosted By DJ Jus And “From The Block To The Radio” My debut album/film dropping in the 1st quarter of 2010. Expect great collab’s and excellent production on every project!

So what type of music do you listen to mostly?

Hip Hop and R&B. I do a little jazz and a little rock here and there.

Where would you like to see yourself 5 years from now?

I definitely would love to see myself on top of the Forbes list.

What have you been most proud of in your career so far?

Everything I have done to get me here today!

If you could pick one producer to work with in the world who would it be and why?

If I had to pick any producer outside the “M.U.P Production Squad” I would have to go with The Neptunes or a Dr. Dre beat..

What’s your opinion on the current state of the charts?

I guess I’m ok with it for now. There are artist still out selling. Now it’s my turn to add my name to the charts!

How do you view Hip-Hop right about now?

I feel like it needs a new boss. It needs some fresh blood put in to it. It’s alright for now but come 2010. Change has come.

Would you like to see yourself in the top ten?

Who wouldn’t? I believe I belong there though!

What is your opinion on the current UK music scene?

I love it. I love the over sea’s market! They appreciate the music much more!

What’s next for you as an artist?

The Leak Hosted By DJ E Double, Salute The General Vol. 2 Hosted by DJ Ames. And a Untitled Mixtape Hosted By DJ Jus followed by “From The Block To The Radio” my debut album/movie. Then we got other M.U.P artist projects dropping! It’s so many things coming out of this M.U.P Camp!

Okay before you go please tell us how we can get your music and how people can get in touch with you.

ITunes, Amazon, and Etc other internet outlets.

For Booking, Hosting, and Features Contact:

Logic - Gaberlunzie: The Ancient One

Got a big new FREE release here from a UK rapper called LOGIC. Logic has done things in the past with Lowkey and has a real meaning to his raps. Definatly someone to take note of:

LOGIC ‘Gaberlunzie: The Ancient One'

Labelled as a 'rapper' by society, Logic is an artist that’s main aim is to promote a positive message through his music. Born and raised in Brixton, South London, UK he grew up in a poverty driven environment. He is affiliated with the infamous PDC but his solo career really began when he performed at the well-respected record shop 'Deal Real Records' which used to be located in Carnaby Street. This is where he first performed to a crowd and the response he received was so good it gave him the confidence to continue on his path. Since then he has supported the likes of KRS-ONE, Immortal Technique and Saigon to name a few. As Logic continued to write new tracks and perform he joined forces with well known lyricist and recording artist Lowkey and together formed a duo called 'New World Order'.

This project had a strong concept with the whole idea being based around the feeling of us as a nation and planet need to realise the powers that be and have a plan. Logic is also the general in the 'Peoples Army', a movement of like-minded people making quality lyrical Hip-Hop. Now in 2010, Logic unleashes his latest project 'Gaberlunzie: The Ancient One’ which is absolutely FREE! That’s right people; here is a collection of superb music that actually makes you feel proud to be British!!

01 - The Birth Of A Gaberlunzie (Intro)
02 - My Life
03 - I Love
04 - Just Be You Feat Vally & BlaxNova
05 - The Score
06 - Here Now Feat Lowkey & Spells
07 - A Digital Age (Interlude)
08 - Money
09 - Falling
10 - Earth, Wind & Fire - Fantasy (Interlude)
11 - Making Love
12 - The Way I Look At Life Feat Prodigal Son
13 - Cloudy Day
14 - Plenty More Fish Feat Crow & Sty
15 - Letter To My Girl
16 - All That I Feel
17 - The Way We Live
18 - Tell Me Something
19 - Wanna Be Free Feat Vally
20 - Mum



Thursday, 7 January 2010

Its Been A While

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and all of that. I aint blogged in a while cos i been enjoying the festive period. Then i got struck down with the flu (dont think it was the swine). Anyway im back now and i got bare things to talk about. so many that ill probably end up forgetting a lot of it and blog hardly anything. anyway here goes:

Wiley - Take That

Wiley released his last single of 09 'Take That' on the 29th of December hoping to land the first number 1 of 2010. I bought it. Unfortunatly for Wiley he only managed to land a number 22 spot. Hopefully this will keep climbing and we can get the Godfather of Grime back in the top 10.

OGz - Oh Geezus It's Xmas (Free Christmas Mixtape)

OGz dropped a free download on us over xmas. this was a little present for grime fans. The mixtape is well worth a download, particulaly for the 'Hot Ones' remix by Royal T.


Logan - Cut!

Bad news for grime. The Logan Sama show has been cut to only an hour and now goes out at midnight on tuesday (tuesday morning/monday night). Im not sure why its been cut tho. It aint cos of listener numbers surely cos Logan always boasts about how many listeners he has and about how well the show is doing. this is a blow for grime in General cos this is the only 100% legal grime show and its now been chopped in half. Please feel free to write to kiss and complain. also there is a facebook group you can join HERE

Wiley V Trim

The king of beef is back. this time he sent a little track aiming at big H and Trim and Trim responded. To be fair this is all a bit silly as neither has any real need for it but its always worth a listen.

The first vid is my personal favourite

Free Dogzilla Download

Download this cos its heavy. Dogzilla was supposed to dropping a full length with the same title as this however time contraints and other things ment it couldnt be done. Instead he blessed us with a free promotional thing. Im glad he did too. Mirror Man is the stand out track for me. DOWNLOAD MIXTAPE HERE

New JME Video

JME is class. I got a lot of time for him. Listen to the bars in this tune. JME is an inspiration.

Grimedaily TV

This is gonna be a massive look for the scene. Its gonna be launched on Jan 11th on Flava on SKY. I aint got sky so gonna have to try find another way to watch it.

Im sure i got more to blog so keep ya eye on the site.