Are they taking the piss? Yo.... someone should tell!!!
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
This week sees the release of Jamie Adenuga’s 15 track album, Famous?. Following on from where his brother left off last year with Greatest Hits; this album is a collection of tracks JME has been made famous for. We all know about the likes of car perfect AWOH, Shh Hut Yuh Muh (which gets a Maniac refix this time around) and undeniable anthem Serious but with the inclusion of radio heat makers Punch In The Face and Standard this should be in instant purchase for any
grime music fan. Recently he told RWD’s Rajveer Kathwadia all about Famous?, explaining it’s “all grime tempo music, but it’s not so grimy, but it’s what I want everyone to have. It’s something I’m really proud of… It’s a CD which is a stamp, so that when I’m 68 I can still show it to people.”
As the inlay says “Famous? I don’t know. I don’t care.”
And the tracklisting…
1. - AWOH
2. - 123
3. - Standard
4. - Show
5. - P
6. - Go On My Own
7. - Punch In The Face
8. - Road Runner
9. - Ghetto Superstar
10. - Famous
11. - Power
12. - Boogiedown Bass
13. - Sun, Sea & Sand
14. - Shh Hut Yuh Muh
15. – Serious
For more check myspace.com/jmeserious.
Monday, July 14, 2008
JME's new album, Famous?, has a few treats, I'd thought I'd post some up...
Also ROLL DEEP are BACK!!!
RWD's resident Gooner Danny Walker, sits down with England and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, Jermaine Jenas, at the launch of PSP Go!Messenger. The meeting of minds drifts from iPod (rammed with everything from grime to The Kooks), to his new baby girl (who’s made him a changed man), and why the digital version of him on Pro Evo looks ‘a bit funny’...
Hey Jermaine... how's it going?
Yeah, I'm good.
On behalf of the Spurs fans in the office, well done winning the Carling Cup. How would you rate your season?
[Smiles] There have been a lot of highs and a few lows. It's hard to look at it as a bad season cos you know, we won a trophy, but we have underachieved in the league.
And on a personal level?
It's been good. I got back into the England team; I scored in my first game under Fabio Capello, so I'd say it's been a good year.
Was scoring for England one of your biggest achievements?
It's definitely up there. Just getting the shirt was a great feeling and to do it at Wembley as well was great.
So, what were the lows?
We had a bad start to the season and unfortunately lost our manager Martin Jol, but our new manager [Juande Ramos] came in and he has done fantastic for us. So it’s been mixed.
You mentioned winning a trophy was obviously a high - sorry I'm an Arsenal fan by the way...
I thought you might be [laughs].
What was that actually like?
[Smiles] It was phenomenal. It was massive. You have to remember last year Arsenal... you lot [gives me stare], knocked us out. It wasn't nice. That stuck in our minds so we went out and just attacked both games and got what we deserved.
What made you want to play football?
For me it was Italia 90. When I saw England vs. Germany I think that was the day when I fell in love with football.
What’s your iPod saying? What is on there, now?
All sorts mate, all sorts. I've got hip hop - Jay-Z and Nas who I love - to things like The Kooks, Athlete, some Dizzee, some Wiley, some Skepta is on there too, trust me.
So you’re aware of the whole grime scene?
I've touched on it a little bit, at one stage nearly all of us in the England team and at club level were watching all the battles.
Apparently Shaun Wright-Phillips was hooking everyone up?
Yeah, him and Bentley. Bentley is deep on it to be fair. He used to bring in all the mad videos with the people battling and that...
Everyone hears footballers get a load of girls...
To be honest I've been with my girl now since school. I met her when she was a fifth year in college and I was a fourth year. So I have been with her since day really. She has helped me stay focused and do what I do. We've got a little girl now so...
So how do you relax? Do you play computer games?
Everyone is on Pro Evo. We have tournaments and stuff.
Who’s the best?
[Modestly] I can't help but put myself up there. To be fair when we were at the World Cup, Azza (Aaron Lennon) gave me an absolute hiding. He's never ever let me forget either. But yeah, me and him are probably top boys.
Who do you stick up front?
Henry goes on the right and then I put Sammy Eto up front. He's causes havoc up there, raw power and pace.
What do you think of the digital Jermaine Jenas?
He looks a bit funny; I'm not going to lie. The lads were telling me my lips were maybe a little bit too big, but it's all good. I just edit it quick.
Thanks Jermaine and good luck. But not with Tottenham...
Jermaine took part in the first ever virtual dinner party for the launch of PSP Go!Messenger, which allows users to voice, video and text chat via the Internet. Check gopspgo.com
Who would you go Head2Head with?
Probably Nelson Mandela. We went to his house with England and we all got to meet him. He was amazing. If you think about what he has done in his life, you couldn't even touch it in a Messenger conversation. It would be amazing.
And some raw video footage to go with. Warning, RWD did not film or edit the following clip...
Sunday, July 13, 2008
[WARNING YOU ARE ABOUT TO SEE PICTURES OF HUMAN FECES/ EXCRETA/ POO/ SHIT/ DOO DOO/ BOTTOM DROPPINGS etc.
Ok… this was the most important part of the festival…
Here are some Tigers…
A lot went on in the Gig Junkie tent… most of it was nonsense. Whilst we were looking for ANY entertainment we came across this madness…
Here are The Mitchell Brothers…
And here… [insert YouTube link]
With NO DIZZEE RASCAL and NO WILEY, I thought the festival was much like the toilets… SHIT…
On the eve of his mixtape drop, I speak to Ruff Sqwad soldier Fuda Guy and find out exactly why he's Head Gone. He tells us he just wants to go head2head with Michael Jackson...
"How's it going RWD. I'd love to go head2head with Michael Jackson. I'd ask him... 'Where did it go wrong?' na, only joking. He was a big inspiration for me, ask my mum. She'll tell you that I would stand in front of the TV, I had the glove, the tight black t-shirt, even the taped fingers. He was a strong inspiration and got me into music. I'd just ask him anything to get more insight on him. That would be a classic, it would be the biggest thing I'd like to do. Him and Rev Run actually. In the meantime, make sure you cop the CD. I've got a few collaborations in the pipeline and I'm working with people you wouldn't think I'd be working with. You'll definitely be hearing a different sound from me."
Ages ago I caught up with OT Recordings' Devlin...
Hey Devlin. How old are you now?
Yeah, it’s been about two years since we last got in touch with you. You cool?
Yeah, I’m just finishing off my new CD.
Obviously, you’ve been repping both OT and The Movement, who are you officially with?
I’m always gonna be OT cos they’re from Dagenham and that’s where I’m from. That’s the manor. But Ghetts, Ghetts is my boy; I’ll always make tunes with them.
What is Devlin about?
I’m about repping my music and pushing myself to the limit. As long as people like what I’m doing and keep buying my music I’m gonna keep making it.
So what do you do in your free time?
I’m in the pub getting out of my nut or I’m chilling writing bars.
What is your favourite drink?
I like a pint of Fosters or maybe a cheeky little JD.
What was the last film you saw?
What would you say was your favourite film?
[Gets all animated] Probably… Chopper
Do you ever get to go to the cinema?
[Laughs] I ain’t the cinema sort of guy. I’m just around the town.
If you did go to your local (cinema). Would you buy stuff there or sneak stuff in?
I’d sneak stuff in. I’m a poor little c*nt [laughs]. I’d be bringing in chocolate bars and everything; even though I’m diabetic.
Are you into games at all?
I’m not really a gamey sort of person.
So you didn’t grow up on PlayStation and Xbox?
Yes and no. I used to play FIFA
Are you good at
[Laughs] I’m alright, I’m alright. I don’t play that often so I’m not saying I’m nothing special.
Who is your team?
Where did you get the name The Art of Rollin'
So why has it been so long for you to drop this mixtape?
It’s just life really. I’ve had a bad little year but that’s nothing I’m gonna jump back on it. Get back to where I should be.
Yeah get back on that…
I’m already writing for the next project, so don’t watch that.
Ghetto, Dog-Z, Deeperman, Smasher, Lewi White on the beats, Gravity on the beats, Ratchet made some beats, Shotz made some beats… There are quite a few people on there. There is one beat on there, I don’t even know who made it but it’s a deep tune. I called it
So what is the best part about
That’s not for me to judge, that is for the people out there!
Friday, July 11, 2008
After hooking up with producer in crime Lewi White to provide beats for Ghetto’s Freedom of Speech and just before dropping his 10 track EP, Smasher (MySpace.com/smasheruk), takes a second to talk about his love for “Back in the Day” watches…
“In the day I always rocked a straight-up old skool Casio. It’s got everything you need; a stopwatch, alarm, its simple, basic things. I remember it didn’t stop there either I may have pushed the boat out with a Spider-man watch or a Turtles watch where it flips up. That was me I just kept it nice and simple. I wouldn’t say I was a fun of watches cos I’m not really into the big bling bling thing. If that’s what you like… everyone to their own, boy. I’m just on a laid back retro thing. Like with my footwear. Right now, I’m rocking some old skool Jordans – I’m a big fan of the Jordans – [RWD can confirm he was wearing a pair of speckled white, yellow and blue boxfresh Jordan IIIs, nice they were].”
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Monday, July 07, 2008
It’s been a big week of music; Dizzee going to No.1, Zoo Thousand and Eight (possibly the shitest festival ever), new ipod… the list goes on. These tunes are a lot…
Alex Mills – Beyond Words
Joker – Gully Brook Lane
Devlin – Paid My Dues