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I CAUGHT UP WITH SLEWDEM’S CHRONIK ON TUESDAY TO TALK RADIO SETS, CAMERA MEN, WAITING FOR SINGLES TO COME OUT
AND WHY HE LIKES MAKING MUSIC VIDEOS [ NOT JUST STRADDLING CROCODILES]
Hi how was radio Monday?
Spooky asked me in the week to come, I went and there was supposed to be a few of us, but it was just me by myself, lean! trying to remember my bars coz I’m rubbish at remembering my bars I’ll have the wickedest lyric and I can’t remember it. People make me remember my bars if im on sets with the crew and I get gassed.
So when people drop their bars, you think ahh yeah ??
Yeah but they was just me in a room and I’m not gassed but I like it when someone else is there get a vibe and make me gass my voice.
So the single ‘Deepest Darkest’ dropped yesterday ?
Obviously you weren’t locked in yesterday ?
Yes I was, I was just wondering how you felt it went, I’d never heard you do a solo set ?
Any time I can exercise my bars I’m there. I try not to go every week, and I don’t like having a camera in my face at radio. Every radio station you got to now has some guy sticking a camera in your face. When i go radio its not about that I don’t wanna perform i wanna exercise my bars.
So u wanna tell me a bit more about the single? Tell me about the video !! Who produced the single ?
Keyboard kid produced it, I laid the track in December late last year.
Was it always gonna be a single that was part of this Rise of the LengMan project ?
No, it was a thing where I got a load of beats and I’d just done ‘Man in the Boot’, and it will go quiet then hot and I was just grabbing beats from everywhere,
Keyboard Kid sent the beat. I initially sprayed out the track back to back, no chorus, we was listening to it back and decided to slap a chorus in to it and make it a problem. We did the chorus then re arranged the tune and decided to do a video.
Now the video !! The best I have ever seen, I need to talk to about this video, How did you keep it quiet how did it end up in Ghana ?
I didn’t really think about it that much, I had lots of ideas then we thought we will go and do it. Plus its good to look back n go rar look what we did and plus any time I get to jump on a plane and go anywhere I’m in it for the experience.
How long ago did you shoot the video?
I shot the video in February!
How have you kept it quiet ?
How has a video like that not been leaked? or spoken about!
You did you just didn’t know!! If you look I came out wearing the suit at a rave in Cable! What it is yeah I can do a tune today when that tune surfaces I don’t know so it will be new to you but its soooo old . I’ve been watching it for months. and I just want it out now
Do you find that quite frustrating as an artist, the wait between wrapping and release?
Yeah I’m like that should have been out doing that damage from early, I don’t know why it takes so long but it does to do it properly, so I have to patient then enjoy it when its out. Even when the video drops its still not out I have to wait for it to come out I wanna hear my people in jail wanna hear it and they cant hear it yet, its not about the ££ its about going through the motion. I’ve got so much stuff to bring out.
Lets talk about Soundcloud you’ve dropped so many tunes and links in the last few days!
Yeah I thought I can get my stuff out, by the way which was your favourite track ?
For me it was the JME Tempa T track.
Ahh yeah, that was the first track I recorded when I got out of jail, I got a lot of things just siting there.
Yeah but don’t give everything a way for free either !!
I’ve been sitting on some stuff for so long and I know I shouldn’t give stuff out for free but if I didn’t you’d never hear you wouldn’t have heard ‘Free Chronik’ or Ring. I’m pissed I can’t give you the new thing for free so I give some other stuff away.
Whats happening with ‘Rise of the Lengman’ do you know when that’s dropping?
It’s not dropping now, everyone started saying coming soon off ’Rise of the Lengman’ but it wasn’t and you gotta keep everyone sweet. Its all done and wrapped now I gotta make it into something people want rather than what is was. Its more hip hop, but my biggest fan base is grime so I gotta cater to them.
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Coming back with a bright and catchy video is former Nationality member RD, Gunpowder is his first single from his new project ‘Hear Me Out Now’.
Gunpowder is produced by GTank and is a heavy grime tune with some big bars.
The video is directed by up n coming Director True Mobster, who is a young guy from Eastbourne.
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Skeptas debut on Birmingham based P110 has been a bit of a sensation, getting massive views in a few hours. Straight up has some big bars and yet again shows Skepta’s skill at working both the underground and commercial scenes.
January saw the launch of one of my favourite new clothing brands IdyllicYouth new collection of hats, customisation and sweats. Leaving studs behind and introducing gems and sequins, this collection has a much softer and indulgent side.
After opening instagram and squealing in delight at the sight of pastel gems on customised Converse and deep rich coloured jewels adorning beanies, sweats, denim both shorts and jackets its another fantastic seasom from the team.
Prices start from £15.00
Available from IG: Idyllicyouth
This free download is Tuggyfresh’s first EP released through ReadytaBlow Records with ^ stand out tracks and an instrumental this is an accomplished piece of work from a very talented young rapper.
UK hiphop has a new and very talented young voice.
Use the link below to download it.
Idyllic Youth are a fast paced young fashion company i stumbled upon on a friends Instagram [@idyllicyouth]
There was this pic of a purple beanie with gold studs and skulls,i fell in love……. i love finding these little independent companies, they are normally run by creative individuals london in particular is full of them.
After doing some research i found their items were worn by the female dance troupe who opened the MOBOS’s and also the Stooshie girls, Ashley McKenzie and many more.
The range is diverse with Denim studded items, beanies, Snapbacks and printed tees and jumpers, with a jewellery collection coming soon through a link up with Cruel Jewel mainly focusing on their skull design.
Find Idyllic Youth on Instagram, Facebook , Twitter and WordPress……
all pictures courtesy and copyright of @idyllicyouth
now and again people recommend videos to me that make me sit up, shut up and pay attention. Tuggy Fresh’s haunting lyrics combined with the ‘Read all about it’ instrumental make for a beautiful touching tune.
The visuals as well really stand out, Filmed & edited by Jay Rainsley this is a very accomplished video.
Find the man himself below
Twitter – @TuggyFresh92
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/TuggyFresh92
Filmed & edited by Jay Rainsley
TM.TV Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/TrueMOBSTER
Bru C Sparx Marvin cypher for TDZ Media
One of Notts most talented youngers comes with this hard freestyle
There has been a lot of hype regards Plan Bs ‘Ill Manors’ single and the accompanying video and as its also the lead single from his new album and the title of the film he has written and directed that’s going away.
PLAN B LIVE ON JOOLS HOLLAND
Last night Plan B made his 3rd return to Later…with Jools Holland to showcase new tracks from forthcoming album ill Manors! He opened the live show with title track and massive current single ‘ill Manors’ and closed the evening with brand new song, ‘Lost My Way’.
The extended show broadcasts this Friday at 23:50 on BBC 2, where you can catch an exclusive third performance of new track, ‘Deepest Shame’.
If you missed the programme last night you can catch up for the next 6 days on the BBC iPlayer!
The film ‘I’ll Manors’ is released on June the 6th.
Below is a statement from the man in response to why he chose to release ‘I’ll Manors’
“The world, and this country especially, is full of contradictions. I’m just highlighting them, I’m not condoning anything. I aired my feelings about the riots very publicly when they happened and I still feel the same way.
What happened in Tottenham in some ways I can understand but what happened everywhere else in the country was opportunism. I won’t justify it because I don’t agree with it. In fact it upset me so much I want to change it, so I wrote this song to bring the issue back to the forefront of public conversation. I feel it has been swept under the carpet and forgotten about, and it still needs to be properly addressed.
Since the riots happened I haven’t heard enough people within the public sector asking the two most important questions; ‘why did it happen and how can we prevent it from happening again?’ I do have a theory as to why and how but first I need to make my point. And I’ve chosen satire to do so.
The point being made in my song ‘ill Manors’ is that society needs to take some responsibility for the cause of these riots. Why are there so many kids in this country that don’t feel they have a future, or care about having a criminal record?
I think one of the reasons is that there is a very public prejudice in this country towards the underclass. These kids are ridiculed in the press as they aren’t as educated as others, because they talk and dress in a certain way… but they’re not as stupid as people think. They are aware of the ill feelings towards them and that makes them feel alienated. I know because I felt it myself growing up. These kids have been beaten into apathy. They don’t care about society because society has made it very clear that it doesn’t care about them.
An example of this is the word ‘chav’ that means council housed and violent, a derogatory phrase that is openly used by certain sectors of middle England to label and define people from poor backgrounds. It’s a derogatory phrase no different in my opinion to the ones concerning race or sex. The difference is that the papers use it publicly. If they did the same with racial or sexist derogatory terms it would be deemed, and rightly so, as offensive and politically incorrect. That in my opinion is hypocrisy.
If you’re born into a family that’s has enough money to educate you properly, you are privileged. You’re not better than anyone else you’re just lucky. Certain sectors of middle England, not all of them, but the ignorant ones need to wake up and realise that …and stop ridiculing the poor and less fortunate. That is what this song is about.”
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After a well received launch, FDT returns on….
FRIDAY 4th MAY 2012
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85th Decibel are a collective of different musical talents, Warlock, April Morgan, Mx Ugoh.
The talented and illustrious band known as 85th Decibel are a trio consisting of Warlock (Rapper/Songwriter), April Morgan (Vocalist/Songwriter) and Mx Ugoh (Drummer/Producer).
The individual members became a collective shortly after working on their 1st project together. The Mx Ugoh produced single coupled with vocals from Warlock and April was the catalyst that resulted in the team permanently working together.
The completed single “Damage” has already created a buzz amongst many who have had the opportunity to catch a sample of the rugged, bassy and ear-hammering track. The video is on the brink of release, directed by Chas Appeti who is known for his brilliant work and this video is no exception.
85th Decibel are also currently working on an EP to showcase their versatility and chemistry in the studio. So far an entire catalogue has been made and they are finalising tracks efficiently (Release date TBA).
All the bands material independently released on our own stable 85DBMusic,
The collective try not to stick to only one genre but their sound is a sort of Grime/Rock/Hip Hop mix
The single release date is June 1st on85DBMusic.
85DB – ‘Originality is what places you in a unique category and creating your own path breeds authenticity’
New video from Striz Kurn and the 1i media group with dark scenes and hard hitting visuals to accompany this new material from his hotly anticipated mixtape ‘Point To Prove’ which is dropping soon.
For more material from Striz check out his Soundcloud page