This week's quote...
"Listen…. I’m so disrespectful that if I couldn’t find you and I’d look for you/ I’ll turn into mental dude… and do something mental to……….. you….. like, let me think……. TEEEE." - Terminator
Last week's quote...
"There's traffic on the roads right now asif bin laden was found on the A406" - JME via @JMEBBK
Monday, November 30, 2009
This week's quote...
Ok, I was just going to say Rihanna as I've actually been battering her album (ok, wrong choice of words, DAMN you Chris). Stupid In Love is one of the stand out tracks from Rated R. Or Certificate 18, as it should be called over here.
But I couldn't deny
Scorcher, Terminator and his insane nonsense bars. Too funny. Raj was on this tune time ago BTW. Behold the lyrical nonsense that is Spartan Gang...
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Ghetts returns with Maxsta and Doller Da Dustman on this grimed-out grower. The third time you hear it you'll be hooked. Tight flow from Maxsta, cameos from Devlin and Griminal. I hope they cleaned up after all of that fire.
Friday, November 27, 2009
The closing artist for last night’s first vinspired National Awards was No.1 grabbing Tinchy Stryder. Performing after Bashy and Lady Sovereign the Prince of Grime stepped up for the volunteers…
Take Me Back
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
After playing a gig in Chase (Cannock), Staffordshire, the band were confronted by a team of armed police, dogs and a helicopter. "We had a good gig. I left the venue and we had to try and jump start the old range rover that we were using, I opened the bonnet and as soon as I did about six police cars came around the corner,” Mensah explains of the incident.
The four piece band – who previously appeared in RWD’s prestigious About To Blow, their manager and their sound engineer had guns held to their heads, were thrown to the ground and later taken to the local police station. All throughout the torment the only explanation was given on Sunday afternoon – when they were released without charge – was that they were being held on suspicion of possessing firearms.
“I looked to my friend and thought that they'd just want to check our insurance documents,” The Thirst frontman added. ”The next thing all chaos erupted, I had red lasers pointed at my chest and on my head. There was a helicopter above us with a spotlight on us. All we could here was shouting. I had a gun being forced on my neck. ‘Get down, get on the ground’, ‘Turn around, put your hands up,’ we were getting all different directions shouted at us, it didn't seem like any of them knew what they were doing. The fact alone that I could feel the policeman shaking through the end of the gun he had to my neck was enough to make me feel very nervous. He had my life in his hands and they were shaking.”
The group’s manager Kingsley Slater just told me, that he “couldn’t believe it, it’s a joke,” and Mensah finished with, “They were apparently waiting outside for two hours for us to finish the gig. Is it reasonable to believe that they thought that our guitar cases and coats were concealing shotguns? We were headlining a gig in Staffordshire! It was like walking into a movie set but it was too real. It's hard to believe that this can still happen today. We were treated like animals, we had no human rights."
Their Twitter, twitter.com/thethirst, sums it up perfectly, "100+Thirst fans 5 machine guns 1shotgun 2fed Dogs 1helicopter 10cop cars 6police cells! What a fukin night!"
Surely the police have better things to do with their time?
Saturday, November 21, 2009
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Tuesday, November 17, 2009
It lets people make music. It's that simple. Even if you've never touched a synth or an MPC or Pro Tools, you can be up making beats in minutes. It looks like a game but works like serious studio equipment. And you can take it anywhere in your pocket. If you already make beats, it's like the perfect sketchpad. If you've never done it before, it removes all the things that make getting started intimidating. You?re up and running making songs, with a little help from me.
Making music today is much easier than 10 or 15 years ago, thanks to the advent of things like Beaterator. How do you see this benefitting budding musicians and the industry itself?
There will be kids out there who become successful musicians and producers who get their start using Beaterator. That's guaranteed right now. The music world is constantly changing, and Beaterator is like a head-start into the future. It will get people hooked and encourage them to explore music, whether they're House and club music DJ's or rappers or singers and producers. And they can carry it and share it.
You mentioned once that you were on tour with Timberlake while also working on the beats for Beaterator. How has feedback been from friends and family on the title?
It's been great, they are surprised that Ive shared so much with these sounds and loops. Everyone who gets their hands on it wants to make a beat of their own.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Great interview Luke, the end is like a cool car crash, but it makes for good TV.
Well he’s not winning another Oscar here for his role as District Attorney Nick Rice, but once again Jamie Foxx commands respect as the lead role in this revenge fuelled caper. Acting the hardest alongside King Leonidas himself, Gerald Butler, the two brutally bounce off each other as though Nick Rice was the one to kill Butler’s family. This is a very smart and enjoyable film which is only let down by its ending.
This week's Riddim of the Week is taken from the Crazy Cousinz EP...
Crazy Cousinz & MC Versatile - "It's That Funky" (Candy refix)
Crazy Cousinz - "I See You" (feat Kimona)
Crazy Cousinz - "Always Be My" (instrumental)
Crazy Cousinz - "Money" (instrumental)
Crazy Cousinz - "Salute To The Funky" (feat MC Versatile Funky Allstars)
Crazy Cousinz - "Sonar"
Hannah Liston - "Embrace Me" (Crazy Cousinz remix)
Kodi Starr - "Extortion" (Crazy Cousinz)
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Friday, November 13, 2009
You've heard the Chase & Status theme tune, End Credits, you've seen the trailer (Shittas, RWDmag.com is you) and you know it features one of the greatest actors of all time. But enough about Ben Drew aka Plan B, Harry Brown also stars Sir Michael Caine and packs a numbing 9mm punch. The ultimate vigilante is one who the police are even scared of and that comes in the form of an elderly "I'll do what I have to do" ex-serviceman, Brown. Not his most memorable role but a solid one nonetheless.
dannywalker1.blogspot.com (as featured in the Guardian Guide) or www.myspace.com/dannywalker1 (as featured on... the Internet)
Many times before, I've said that Google runs my life. Well now I'm currently using Google Wave. I think Google should give me shares or something cos I'm forever blabbing about their products and do they thank me? No.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Calling all BBoys...
After reading The Sun this morning – follow the full updates here – all eyes are on Chipmunk’s Twitter page as concerns continue to grow for the 18 year-old artist.
After recently bagging a No.1 with Oopsy Daisy a couple of weeks ago, with a No.2 album (I AM CHIPMUNK) to match, it seems a lot of pressure has been on the star.
Moments ago we spoke to long time friend and fellow MC, Wretch 32, about Chipmunk’s current mental state and his worrying tweets. “I’m not sure what happened man,” a concerned Wretch tells RWD, “when I see him I’ll talk to him.”
Unaware of how big the story is getting Wretch – who featured alongside Chipmunk on a remix of Beast – told us he’ll find out as much as he could. “Yeah, it’s probably a bit of stress. I think he’s got a bit on. He’s got a bit on.” And what shall we tell the thousands of Chipmunk devotees? “Just tell them that I spoke to him yesterday and everything is cool. It’s been a bit of a rollercoaster but I think he’ll be ok."
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Monday, November 09, 2009
But can he transform? Punk.