This Boy - who shall remain nameless - took odd socks to a new level today.. A white stinky sock and a grey/ blue combo!!! Come on
Thursday, November 30, 2006
I've been a bit busy lately - hence the lack of blogging - here is a picture of what I've been working on. It may be released NEXT WEEK but... You know how I do. PlayStation 3, what's that?
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
In related news, I Googled Jesus and I found him…
I’ve set myself a mini-mission to be freelancing for Watchtower by the end of 2007. Just imagine a regular grime column, in the UKs Most Thrown Away Publication… bar TOUCH obviously. (Only joking, TOUCH magazine is NOT the UKs most thrown away publication. You’ve got to buy a magazine before you have the ability to throw it away. You guys aren’t in the running for that award either).
If the Editor of Watchtower is reading, I wrote this on the fly (in my limited lunchtime)…
How Gracious is Grime?
Hello my fellow bible bashers welcome to your new and regular fill of what can only be described as beloved UK grime. With the media portraying it as an unholy, no-Godly, hoodie-packed sub-genre, I decided to look into the graciousness of such grimmige.
Believe me, lovers of grime are much like lovers of our Lord. They worship this music as if it were their saviour. They flock to anywhere grime is being broadcasted/ talked about as if it were their church and they read a magazine called RWD as if it were their bible.
The music itself isn’t EXACTLY the Lord’s Prayer but if does have a sociability about it. Big baselines and electronic (computer game-influenced) inserts, underneath earthly lyrics and ‘prayers’ (of somekind), leave the listener complete and warm within.
Followers of this grime music are very relaxed and humble (when NOT listening to their music of choice). This is probably the ONLY side to grime that isn’t gracious. They often perform a dance, known to only them as ‘skanking’ or ‘skanking out’ which is FAR from graceful. Legs move in the opposite direction to arms and visa-versa… head nods, finger movements and jumping are often thrown in to, and I quote, “mix it up.” You may politely clap and sing along to hymns but this simply WON’T do in a grime rave.
So why is grime being persecuted like a certain carpenter millions of years ago? It’s simple; it’s not fully understood yet. And when something’s not understood… it’s nailed to a cross and continually pummelled with rotten fruit. I leave you with words from Peter…
“Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.” 2 Peter 3:13
CDs to get you into the genre:
Dizzee Rascal – Boy In Da Corner (the genesis of grime: “On the eighth day, he made grime”.)
Wiley – Tunnel Vision Vol.1-3 (with 4-10 commeth)
JME – Editions 1-4 (Shh Hut Yuh Muh is sacred)
True Tiger - Eye of the Tiger Volume 1 (diverse and grimy)
RinseSessions (everyone is on there, pray un to them)
Come on Watchtower you know it makes sense…
Ps – Yes, I get more and more random every week
Monday, November 13, 2006
I was pissed (drunk) on Friday as you do and I got a call from BoyWonder [pictured] telling me how we won a UMA. I didn't want to go due to prior arrangements but I should have just to see the look on a certain WASTE EDITORS face.
BoyWonder had this to say... "After receiving the award from Aisleyne from Big Brother and deliverin' my freestyle speech...it was all a daze from there... With everyone from Michelle Gayle to pr agents breadin me... It was a good night."
Friday, November 10, 2006
I know he said this a while ago but December 11 see the release of Plan B's The Remixes, included is two crazy mixes of 'No More Eatin', I bet you thought the original was hard. "Hit the road jack... YOU'VE GOT TO HIT 'EM BACK!!!"
You can now buy the 320kbps mp3 of the Hadouken mix and the benni g brookes brothers drum n bass mix from the 679/Bleep.com digital store 679 Bleep Store.
Above is a stalker-style pic of Ben Drew, when he was editor of RWD. Check http://myspace.com/time4planb to hear the Hadouken mix.
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
With their Rules & Regulations mixtape released at the end of the month, Roll Deep are back, and this time it’s on a more conscious level…
Not content with top 20 chart hits, touring with 50 Cent, Juelz Santana and Snoop Dogg and gathering a fanbase that would make a Premiership football team jealous, the East London grime collective are about to drop their follow up to In At the Deep End. The first track to be taken from Rules & Regulations is Badman, a tale of street life and consequences. A confident Flow Dan tells RWD, “I think its not necessary one message that we tell [on Badman] but we look at the options. We let you know what possibly could happen.”
Produced by industry acclaimed Jake Nava Badman’s another good addition to his impressive CV – which includes work with the likes of Usher, Béyonce, Kelis, Shola Ama, Blue, Jamelia, Tina Turner and Ms Dynamite. With the vid backed by Trident (Stoptheguns.org), it’s good to see lyrical content and positive messages being sent directly to the streets.
Click here to watch Badman on RWD TV
For more info on Jake Nava one of the hottest music video directors, or to find out what Roll Deep are up to next check MySpace.com/Rolldeepofficial
After the Cold Blooded MC sprang onto the scene, with he’s quirky antics and liveliness that would make a cat on a hot tin roof jealous, he hasn’t stopped in his bid to get his green Stan Smith-clad foot in the door. We’ve got our hands on 10 copies of the second coming, I Ain’t Come To Beg Friend… Volume 2.
All you have to do is answer this simple question:
Doller is notorious for saying a certain phrase. In fact it’s written on BOTH of his mixtape covers… Please finish that phrase.
“I ain’t come to beg friend, I’ve come to cause a whole heap of…”
A – Problems
B – Issues
C – Zoop Zoop’s
For a chance to win one of 10 copies send your answer and your full contact details via email (Subject: Doller Comp) to email@example.com. Competition closes November 13 2006. For clues and more info check MySpace.com/dollerdadustman
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
I was just watching Lord of the Mics 2 [I know, I'm long but it's been in my bag for the last month or so... very busy] Anyway, with Mercston in jail and Ghetto rolling with The M.O.V.E.M.E.N.T. What is Demon up to? After Bashy deaded him on their clash (well as much as sounded kinda better) where will he go? Demon's World Volume 2?!?!?
In all honesty, I don't really care, I just wanted to post this big pic... taken by yours truly. Look at Demon brushing his hair lol.
Monday, November 06, 2006
Junk emails have had enough of pussy-footing around, they have started to come with a more hardcore/ direct approach.
Subject: Hurry Up And Become A Man
Sick of banging chicks with your small d***?
I bet they are.
If we can't help, no one can.
[The links to the DEADOUT websites have been removed]
Can you believe the attitude on these guys?!?!? Someone should take them of the special bus, pull them to one side and tell them that this is not the correct approach. lol at their attempt though.
Ok, I only have about 12 seconds so let's do this...
Saw III is sick, its not quite as gorry as the original (obviously) or Saw II. But it has its moments. If you don't throw up, scream or at least put your hands in front of yours eyes, you didn't watch the film I saw (see what I did there?).
When your busy fingers are free and have stopped updating your MySpace page, we might need them and you…
It’s that time of year again when the industry looks upon, Record of the Day to tell them who’s the best of the best in publishing. Naturally we’re up again as Best Magazine, website (RWDmag.com) AND Editor… the amazing Hattie Collins. Here’s what the Sunday Times’s Dan Carins had to say about Record of the Day… "I'm probably a bit biased as I won one, but I thought it was a really fun evening, amazingly harmonious given the rivalry and fragile egos in the room (mine included!), a long overdue beanfest in recognition of the work everyone involved does, plus a nice and healthy note of competition. I'd definitely go again, award or not, it was a really good chance to meet up with people and have a gossip. Thanks for all your work in organising it, and for your invaluable daily and weekly feeds throughout the year."
Remember you’re not obliged to vote in EVERY category… just the one’s that we’re in (for Hattie Collins and RWD of course). http://www.recordoftheday.com/awards.
Friday, November 03, 2006
For those that didn't read the RWDmag Breaking news...
Part One (the day before the verdict)
Since November 14, Carl Dobson (Crazy Titch), Dwayne J. Mahorn (Durrty Goodz previously Doogz) and Anthony Green (step-father) have been on remand and charged with the murder of Richard Holmes. When the court case started on September 11, the Central Criminal Court in London’s Old Bailey has seen protected witnesses, analysing of lyrics and numerous evidence such as mobile phone records presented in front of a 12 person jury.
It may have started out in court 10 but now the (approaching) two month old trial has been bumped up to the more high-profile court 1. The same court that has seen many a high-status case, more recently seeing So Solid’s Dwayne Vincent aka Megaman cleared of murder in September.
After all the evidence was collected last week the Defence and the Prosecution rested and the jury were sent out to deliberate. Today in court, the defendants awaited their fate. With the jury deliberating since Friday their decision was supposed to be imminent. The first person to take their seat was Titch, minus his ‘Crazy Pimp’ hat he was in a plain grey tracksuit and looked untroubled with proceedings yet nervous. The second was an unrecognisable Goodz, in cream top and grey bottoms. Crazy’s step-brother (previously on Polydor Records) was different to the eye as he was minus his trademark braids as seen in Dubplate Drama and sporting reading glasses. He seemed distant from everyone around him and was followed by Anthony Green their step-father who was in a shirt and tie, his hair was out in an afro style and he sat slumped in his chair.
In the viewing gallery was the victim’s mother, aunt, sister and other family and friends. Sat opposite were the defendant’s family/ friends, including Carl’s mother Catherine Nathanial and football coach, Ray. After the court was adjourned for lunch, Ms Nathanial tells RWD, “I remember the issues Carl was in, I bet you remember Romeo.” She states of Crazy’s dog who NO-ONE can forget. “I’ve been coming back and forth to this court since September 11...” She goes on to tell RWD her views on the case and the way they’ve been treated. [To read more of what Crazy Titch’s mother has to say about him, the case and more inside court news… Stay locked to RWDmag.com or pick up the next issue].
Whilst we wait for the jury to make their decision Ray, tells RWD about Crazy’s footballing ability, “He’s sh*t,” Ray jokes and continues with, “He plays on the right wing. I remember when he scored his first goal, he ran around the pitch… twice.” After more talk of the case, we’re invited back into Court 1. As the judge enters, we rise and then await the jury.
They take a long slow time to get to their seats and tell the judge a decision is still not agreed, they are now going onto their sixth day of looking over evidence. Stay tuned for more updates on this case as and when it happens.
Part Two (The Verdict)... I wrote this moments after leaving the court...
After six days of deliberating, the jury finally came back with their verdict today at 2pm. It was a short wait for proceedings to start as the viewing gallery slowly filled with police and friends/ family of the defendants. Yesterday we told you what has happened so far and when the jury slowly took their seats a hush swarmed Court 1.
In the dock sat Carl Dobson (Crazy Titch) who wore a black blazer and grey patterned t-shirt, he was joined by the second defendant and step-brother Goodz (again in cream top and grey bottoms) and a shirt and tie-clad step father, Anthony Green. Titch was looking round the room and seemed tired, Goodz had his hands in a prayer-like pose, with his head down and Green sat furthest away from the gallery. First the jury were told to stand, then the defendants. The judge turned to the jury and asked the head/ lead juror if they had reached a verdict. She relayed in a semi-confident manor that they had.
23 year-old Carl Dobson and 35 year-old Anthony Green were found guilty of murder. As soon as Titch’s verdict was read out Goodz broke into tears and was rocking back and forth to await his own fate. Dwayne J. Mahorn (Durry Goodz) was found not guilty of murder or the lesser charge of manslaughter. At that point the judge sent Goodz away to be released with immediate effect.
After the verdict (which shocked friends and family in the gallery) - with Titch’s distraught mother leaving only to return moments later, the list of previous convictions were read out for sentencing.
Serving 332 days and 328 days respectively, Crazy Titch and Anthony Green awaited the judge’s summary. Onlookers listened in as he read out a heart-felt statement from the 21 year-old victim Richard Holme’s mother. Finishing his summary he went on to state, “even though we can’t say who fired the fatal shots…”, “Holmes met a chilling and unnecessary death.”, “Holmes was shot in the arm, leg and the back (as he obviously tried to run away.”, “Dobson you played a prominent role in his death.” The trial ended with them both being sentenced to 30 years in prison.
Stay locked to RWDmag.com and the next issue of RWD [out Nov 17] for more information/ details