Monday, November 30, 2009

Quote of the Week - Terminator

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

Riddim(s) of the Week - Rihanna (Stupid In Love) & Scorcher (Spartan Gang Ft. Terminator)

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 - Skadoosh Ft. Maxsta and Doller Da Dustman

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

Westwood Crib Sessions - Lethal Bizzle and crew

Ozzie B always has the deadest leather jackets. Sick instrumentals (and a few big bars) inside.

Oh shit Knowledge, remember him.

Tinchy Stryder Performs Number 1 For vinspired National Awards

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

Number 1

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Walkers Jamacian Jerk Chicken

Walkers Jamacian Jerk Chicken...? Mmmm on Twitpic

Anyone tried there yet? I think they're ok/ nice/ edible.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thanks Greg :-(

Thanks Greg :-(, originally uploaded by Danny Walker 1.

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Monday, November 23, 2009

The Thirst Arrested at Gun Point!?!?!

Late on Saturday night, after playing what is described by lead singer Mensah Cofi-Agyeman as a ‘good’ gig in the humble shires of Stafford, the band were treated to a horrific ordeal in the hands of the police.

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,, 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?

Riddim of the Week - N-Dubz - Na Na Ft. Wiley

Big track from what is proving to be an overly decent album...

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What Next For Jedward?

So last night the famous Grimes twins, John and Edward, were ousted from the Big Brother house (sorry wrong show) and followed Jamie Archer, Lucie Jones, Miss Frank, Rikki Loney, Kandy Rain and Lloyd Daniels (what? Lloyd is still in it? Maybe we’re looking a week into the future) on the X Factor finalist's loser’s bench. But as the 17 year-old brothers start their post X Factor whirlwind, what will become of them?

Presenters? Chart success? Or a brand of gel?

Speaking this morning to Ben Shephard and Kate Garraway on GMTV, they revealed they’re up for any challenge…

How are you feeling emotionally?
John: We know we have the support of our fans, every time we go out people scream at us and we’re really happy that we have the support of our friends and all of our family.
It’s been quite a torrid time though, how did you cope with all that?
Edward: I don’t think we focus on the negativity that much, we just focus on the positive things that go on in the show and focus on what you have to do. We’re always focussing on people that are kind to us. Everyone in the whole show is so helpful along the whole entire process. Everyone has helped us in different ways.
John: Everyone who we work with has been top… like Brian Friedman, Louis Walsh and our musical director Nigel Wright; they’ve all been great… we’re not just representing ourselves we’re representing them too.
Did you feel yesterday that after your performance, you deserved to go?
John: I feel that every single week…
Every single week you should have gone?
John and Edward [laugh]. John: No… I felt like every single week we try really hard. Like, we stay up so late practicing and rehearsing; this week it was just our time.
Whose idea was it to enter the show?
Edward: We always had a general interest in music and we felt that this would be a good way of going about getting up there and doing something cool.
So you felt that you were always good singers?
John: No, we always have the drive and determination to do something.
So what next?
John: The X Factor tour is starting soon so we’re really excited about that. Every night we’re gonna get ready for it. But right now we’re just going to be doing loads of performing.
There is a Facebook group that want you to go and do Dancing on Ice, would you go and do Dancing on Ice?
John: Dancing on Ice? I think we’ve done ice skating once but we’ve actually done a lot of rollerblading so…
Edward: I think we’d be really really bad at it.
Would you go into the jungle to replace Katie Price?
John: Can you do that?
Edward: I’m a Celebrity get me out of here… do we have that title?
Of course you do…
Edward: We’re up for any challenge.
Maybe the duo will have a fashion label? Or a brand of gel? What do you think…?

Saturday, November 21, 2009

N-Dubz Ft. Mr Hudson - Playing With Fire

New video from the crew, once again putting Camden on the map... well someone's got two.

This is like a Camden collabo too, as Ben Hudson reps, Kentish Town.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Wiley - Take That - Video

Completely sick!!!!!

Jason Derulo - Whatcha Say - Interview

Jason DerĂ¼lo talks to me about a whole bunch of stuff including the umlaut in his name...

Thursday, November 19, 2009


Jokes... Bars over piano business... LOL

Twilight/ New Moon Download Torrent Rapidshare

Now I've got your attention... I hate this saga. Only joking I haven't actually watched a single minute, can anyone prove to me why I should? Come on...

Confessions of a Traffic Warden

Tonight on Channel 4, 9pm.

Looks jokes.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Jammer Unleashes Party Animal Video

Shame, I thought it was gonna be funny. That is Jammer's USP.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Quick Interview: Danny Wallace

Danny Walker vs. Danny Wallace, two great minds collide. (Well one)...

What the hell is Danny Wallace doing in a computer game?
That is what I’ve been asking myself, even now. But no. It’s great. It’s one of those things, I’ve always loved games. I started writing for video games magazines when I was about 13. I was OBSESSED with Sega Megadrive; there were two battles in the 90’s. Blur versus Oasis and Megadrive vs. Super NES. It really defined your friendship really. I was on the Sega side but never did I think games would get to the point where you could have people in them. Acting and stuff. Then one day I was at the awards do and a friendly faced fella came up to me and he said, ‘Hey listen, there is a little project I’m working on and I think you’ll be good for it.’ It turns out it was Assassins Creed II. Huge sort of blockbuster thing. He said, ‘Right, there is a part you’re perfect for, it could have been written for you. You’re perfect for this.’ I go along to this room and there is a little bit of paper which tells me about Shaun Hastings, clearly as he is a man of the world… I read it and he is a nerdy, lonely, intense… is that me is it?
What has been your favourite game over the years?
Well Sonic - I used to love that when I was a kid – and I used to love all those sports games. I like games that you’re really immersed in. Like this. Or ones that you can play with with your mates. Call of Duty, I play a lot of. So November is going to be a good month for me. With that and [Assassins Creed II] coming out. Erm, I went to see some American football games recently and I realised I knew a lot about it. But only through playing games like Madden. I’d be like, ‘That’s a Hail Mary that they’ve just done there,’ basically most of my sport is done on the computer.

What would you say is the worse game?
Well I wasn’t a fan of – actually I better check it wasn’t made by Ubisoft [room laugh] – what was that? I wasn’t a big fan of some of the James Bond games. Like Golden Eye was my favourite game ever. I bought all of the controllers and I spent basically a summer with three mates in a room with cans of beer, playing that nonstop. After that some of the ones haven’t been as good but GoldenEye, we’ll always have GoldenEye.

More in the next RWD...

Wiley - Talks Take That (Behind The Scenes)

Another RWDmag excluuuuusive!!! TAKE THAT!!!

Target on Wiley's Take That!!!

Big tune, big interview...

Quick Interview: Timbaland (on Beaterator)

What is it that makes Beaterator so unique?
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

Marina and the Diamonds talk Brids and the Bees with Luke

Great interview Luke, the end is like a cool car crash, but it makes for good TV.

Master Shortie T4 Freeze Festival Teaser!!!

What is this? LOL

Quick Review: Law Abiding Citizen

Momentum Pictures
Cert 18

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.

Riddim of the Week - MC Versatile/ Crazy Couzinz - It's That Funky

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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Minestrone with Pesto???

Minestrone with Pesto???, originally uploaded by Danny Walker 1.

I'll let you know how this one pans out.
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Chipmunk - Look For Me - The Official Video

Very good look for what ended up being one of my favourite tracks on I AM CHIPMUNK. If you don't like it at first it will only take a couple of plays before it's in your head.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Quick Review: Harry Brown

Harry Brown
Cert 18

You've heard the Chase & Status theme tune, End Credits, you've seen the trailer (Shittas, 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.

I'm waving I'm waving!!!

I'm waving I'm waving!!!, originally uploaded by Danny Walker 1.
Currently trying to get my head around this Google Wave thing...
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Right Now, It's a Google Wave Ting

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

Donae'o - Watching Her Move

Not sure about the video but loving the track!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

UK BBoy Championships World Finals 2009 - With Salah

Calling all BBoys...

Wretch 32 Talks Chipmunk’s Suicide Tweets

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

Sean Kingston is the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man

I was watching X Factor this weekend (as you do) then I suddenly realised...

Sean Kingston is the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man

They could be Twins???

Sorry for the lack of posts...

Working on a ting...

Riddim of the Week: Chris Brown - I Can Transform Ya Ft. Lil Wayne

But can he transform? Punk.

Kosha - Old Skool - Official Video

It's a good look Kosha...

Sunday, November 08, 2009

The Best/ Worst of Jedward

WARNING - John and Edward Grimes videos inside…

Live Audition 1 - Rock DJ

Live Show 2 - Oops I Did It Again

Live Show 4 - Walk This Way

Video Diary

Live Show 5 – Ghostbusters Theme