Thursday, 27 November 2008
It's free guestlist entry but you'll need to go pick up a ticket from the store so GO GET!
Wednesday, 26 November 2008
If you haven't had a chance to catch YolanDa live yet, you got absolutely no excuse now!
Wouldn't have been our third single choice from the album but the tracks nice enough...the video is on it's A game. Pretty powerful stuff...has a story to tell...put's life's 'petty feuds' into perspective!
The Simmon's Sisters have descended upon the LDN to launch their Pastry line! Pastry was branded right before our very eyes on a 2007 edition of 'Run's House'. The girls felt that a fun, funky, fresh female line was needed with candy-coated colourways good enough to eat - 'Pastry'...geddit? The Pastry brand includes clothing and trainers and is in a Foot Locker near you now!
Tuesday, 25 November 2008
'In My Lifetime' is the 1st official single from debut album Lowkey's Album 'Dear Listener'. With a prodution team which includes Scram Jones (Mariah Carey/G-Unit), Stylaz Fuego (Chamillionaire/Busta Rhymes) and Q Tones (Lil Wayne), this LP is a force to be reckoned with and a collection must-have! Lowkey's versatility is present and correct throughout this album and he isn't afraid to push the boundaries (check out the beatbox instrumental by Faith SFX and guest vocals from Jon McClure from Reverend and the Makers).
and now someone's gone and leaked the BNP members list (tut tut tut), Roll Deep are on the case! The video for upcoming single 'Club 7' see's Roll Deep confronting the BNP list situation (even going as far as exposing some of the names along the bottom of the screen for the duration of the video) in a tongue in cheek manner but you know the saying 'many a true thing said in jest!'. Hopefully the severity of the situation will be taken on board also.
ps...no reason! I just had to throw this one in there! Badman! Roll Deep are always on point when it comes to repping current issues, a lie?
...that after such a long absence, Jamie Foxx's new album is going to be a banger! What a slick-ass album cover! That's hot! The production team is on point too! Timberland, Tricky Stewart, The Dream, Sean Garrett! Bwoy, that's serious!
Monday, 24 November 2008
N-Dubz! Where do we start? The album, 'Uncle B' - chart postition 11 in the first week of it's release! This is despite album releases from serious 'heavyweight' contenders such as Bey Bey, Dido and Leona's 'poor' re-release. 'Papa' - the single - in at 30 on the singles charts! It seems everybody wants a slice of the N-Dubz pie including BBC Sound who have invited N-Dubz to perform on Thursday 27th November. Wanna be part of the audience? Yeh, thought you'd say that!
As long as you're aged between 16-21yrs then email:
...stating your name, age and number of tickets needed and make sure you put N-Dubz in the email subject header.
Here are the all important dates!
|THE PRODIGY WITH DIZZEE RASCAL||Cardiff International Arena||Cardiff||SUN||05/04/2009||19:30||order|
|THE PRODIGY WITH DIZZEE RASCAL||Newcastle Metro Radio Arena||Newcastle||MON||06/04/2009||19:30||order|
|THE PRODIGY WITH DIZZEE RASCAL||S.E.C.C.||Glasgow||TUE||07/04/2009||19:30||order|
|THE PRODIGY WITH DIZZEE RASCAL||National Indoor Arena||Birmingham||THU||09/04/2009||19:30||order|
|THE PRODIGY WITH DIZZEE RASCAL||Manchester Evening News Arena||Manchester||FRI||10/04/2009||19:30||order|
|THE PRODIGY WITH DIZZEE RASCAL||Trent FM Arena||Nottingham||SAT||11/04/2009||19:30||call venue for tickets|
|THE PRODIGY WITH DIZZEE RASCAL||Sheffield Arena||Sheffield||MON||13/04/2009||19:30||order|
|THE PRODIGY WITH DIZZEE RASCAL||Brighton Centre||Brighton||TUE||14/04/2009||19:30||order|
|THE PRODIGY WITH DIZZEE RASCAL||Wembley Arena||London||THU||16/04/2009||19:30||order|
|THE PRODIGY WITH DIZZEE RASCAL||Wembley Arena||London||FRI||17/04/2009||19:30||order|
Make it happen!
Go have a wonder at the collection in the beautiful boutique atmosphere of designer shoes and exclusive accessories.
61-63 Monmouth Street,
Covent Garden, London,
Tel: 020 7379 4040
Nearest tube: Covent Garden / Leicester Square
No disrespect, coz we hear that Gigg's is a bit of an 'ardnut and will clap us in the neck like Amanda in Saw 3 and all that but does this vid not look exactly like a bait college video production? We understand the whole, 'keeping it real' and 'catering for the streets' nonsense but SURELY he can come better than this? BET winner - as you keep reminding us must have SOME budget?
Friday, 21 November 2008
Came across this lil gem whist perusing on Semtex and Bashy's blogs!
Go here to see a positive piece on up and coming music pioneers in The Guardian online and here to see an equally positive piece on the grime scene from The Independent Online!
Let's keep it moving!
Thursday, 20 November 2008
The 48 Bar series
Leading up to the release of his album 140 GRIME ST on the 29th Sept 2008
and for the 1st time YOU (YES YOUUUUUU!!!)
Can download the Hi-quality audio
If you missed the videos..
(you must have been hiding with Bin Laden to miss them)
Check them out below
48 BARS PART 5- Forum Nonsense
48 BARS PART 4- THE ONE
48 BARS PART 3- I Hit The Roads
48 BARS PART 2- A Lot
48 BARS PART 1- 2 Much Bars
You're in your car, you're pumping your favourite track...hard!, you're singing at the top of your voice, WORD FOR WORD...or so you thought...Just when you thought you couldn't be more right, you actually couldn't be more wrong!
Don't worry! You're not the only one!!!! Here's a few of the most common lyrical blunders!
Song: La Isla Bonita
Real lyric: Last night I dreamt of San Pedro
Misheard as: Last night I spent all my pesos
Song: Careless Whisper
Real lyric: I'm never gonna dance again, Guilty feet have got no rhythm.
Misheard as: I'm never gonna dance again, gimped-up feet 'aint got no rhythm.
Song: Hey Ya!
Real lyric: Shake it like a polaroid picture
Misheard as: Shake it like a polar bear ninja (Bare jokes, give me a break!)
Artist: Macy Gray
Song: I Try
Real lyric: Though I try to hide it, it's clear, my world crumbles when you are not near
Misheard as: Though I try to hide it, it's clear, I wear goggles when you're not here
Artist: Dionne Warwick
Real lyric: Why do you have to be a heart-breaker
Misheard as: Why do you have to be a park ranger?(Jheeze! Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse!)
Artist: Michael Jackson
Song: Smooth Criminal
Real lyric: Annie Are You OK?
Misheard as: Eddie get your house key
Artist: Tina Turner
Song: Private Dancer
Real lyric: I'm your private dancer, dancer for money...
Misheard as: I'm your primate dancer, dancer for monkeys...
Artist: Robert Palmer
Song: Addicted To Love
Real lyric: Might as well face it, you're addicted to love
Misheard as: Might as well face it, you're a dick with a glove
Also misheard as: Miner's little faces, you're addicted to love
This design will also be released in stores as a special christmas packaging edition!
NB - Project Pat aint got no right to be calling anyone anything considering his face looks like he been slapped up bare times with said 'heads of chickens!'.
Anyway, he's bac.....k *snooze*
Check out the vid for 'Keep It Hood'
Comeback or Dash-back?
Obama's Presidential term doesn't even begin until January '09 and already 'he's got mail' -
“a heavy legacy of failure and crimes awaits you.”
“in you and in Colin Powell, (Condoleezza) Rice and your likes, the words of Malcolm X (may Allah have mercy on him) concerning ‘House Negroes’ are confirmed.”
The above statements were thought to be posted by Al Queda's deputy on an Islamist website!
This is not a good look!
Wednesday, 19 November 2008
LxEnts mourned over the loss of all the heavy garage raves of yesteryear and I don't think the LxEnts team have ever really fully gotten over it...UNTIL
(2 mins walk from Picca
MAIN ROOM (OLD SCHOO
BAD BOY BROWN
£8 B4 10.30
Tuesday, 18 November 2008
Monday, 17 November 2008
"WHO'S WINNING, ME OR THE MEDIA?
REGARDLESS OF HOW MUCH LIGHT I PUT OUT, THERE ARE PEOPLE WORKING JUST AS HARD TO ONLY DELIVER DARKNESS. IF YOU LISTEN TO MY MUSIC, HOW COULD I DELIVER SO MANY POSITIVE UPLIFTING MESSAGES AND BE THE MONSTER THAT THE MEDIA PAINTS. PAPARAZZI GIVE REAL PHOTOGRAPHERS A BAD NAME. A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS, THEIRS ARE WORTH A THOUSAND DOLLARS…
LET US NOT FORGET THE PAPS KILLED PRINCESS DIANA. WHEN WILL THERE BE A LAW PASSED THAT SIMPLY ENFORCES THAT SOMEONE HAS TO ASK TO TAKE A PHOTOGRAPH OF YOU. THAT WOULD SEEM LIKE COMMON COURTESY. RIGHT NOW THE PAPS ARE ABOVE THE LAW AND THE PEOPLE THEY SHOOT ARE BELOW IT. WHAT SHOULD BE ILLEGAL IS PICTURES TAKEN WITH THE INTENT TO SELL….LIKE DRUGS WITH THE INTENT TO SELL… OR CROSSING CUSTOMS WITH ENOUGH MERCHANDISE TO HAVE THE INTENT TO SELL. THE EXPLOITATION OF MY IMAGE IS THE PROBLEM. IT PRODUCES A "BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY" BEHAVIOR THAT CAUSE THE PAPS TO DRIVE RECKLESSLY ON FREEWAYS, JUMP OVER FENCES AND INVADE PRIVACY ALL IN AN EFFORT TO GET THAT "MONEY SHOT." YOU SHOULDN'T BE ABLE TO SELL A PICTURE OF ME WITHOUT MY PERMISSION. AFTER THIS LAW IS PASSED, WHEN YOU ENTER A PUBLIC PLACE LIKE A BASKETBALL ARENA ETC., THERE WILL BE A SIGN THAT READS…"ALL PHOTOS TAKEN HERE ARE PUBLIC DOMAIN AND CAN BE USED AT THE PHOTOGRAPHERS DISCRETION." OBVIOUSLY RED CARPET EVENTS WHERE PEOPLE SHOW UP TO BE PHOTOGRAPHED WILL ALSO APPLY. THE PERSONAL PROBLEM I HAVE WITH THE PAPS IS WHEN THEY TRY TO CATCH YOU BEING A REGULAR PERSON. I AM NOT A CELEBRITY. I'M A NORMAL PERSON THAT'S JUST FAMOUS. I REFUSE TO SNEAK IN AND OUT OF BACK DOORS AND KITCHENS OF HOTELS ETC….
I AM PROTECTING MY PERSONAL SPACE SINCE THERE ARE NO LAWS TO PROTECT THAT FOR ME.
I PUT MY HAND UP TO THE CAMERA IN SELF DEFENSE!
HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED…WHEN I LEFT THE CLUB, I WAS ENCOUNTERED BY A THIRSTY PAPARAZZI AS USUAL. HE FELT HE HAD MORE RIGHTS TO MY SPACE THAN ME, SO I PUT MY HAND UP TO PREVENT HIM FROM TAKING MY IMAGE. I DIDN'T ASSAULT HIM BUT MERELY PUTTING MY HAND UP TO COVER HIS LENS. MY SECURITY YELLED, "GET THE CAMERA OFF HIM." I GUESS IN ALL THE COMMOTION THE CAMERA SCRAPED HIS NOSE.
THREE HOURS LATER I GET A KNOCK AT MY HOTEL DOOR. THERE WERE FIVE POLICE OFFICERS IN FRONT OF MY ROOM AND I HAD NO IDEA WHY. I HAD MY SECURITY GO SPEAK WITH THEM. THE COPS WERE VERY CORDIAL BUT TOLD ME THEY HAD TO ARREST ME BECAUSE A COMPLAINT WAS FILED. THAT WAS THE BOGUS PART. THEY PLACED ME IN HANDCUFFS AND DROVE ME TO THE STATION. THEY SPOKE ABOUT HOW THIS WAS OBVIOUSLY A PUBLICITY STUNT BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER BUT THEY STILL HAD TO GO THOUGH THE MOTIONS. WHEN I GOT BACK TO THE HOTEL THERE WERE PAPARAZZI HANGING OVER THE BRIDGE ABOVE THE HOTEL TRYING TO GET A SHOT OF ME GETTING OUT THE POLICE VAN. EVEN THOUGH I WASN'T CHARGED, THE DAMAGE WAS DONE. SURE ENOUGH THE NEXT MORNING, PLASTERED ACROSS EVERY MEDIA OUTLET… KANYE GETS ARRESTED. IT DIDN'T MATTER THAT I WASN'T CHARGED OR THE FACT THAT I HADN'T ASSAULTED ANYONE. ALL THAT MATTERED WAS THAT I WAS ARRESTED.
SIDEBAR, THEY QUOTED ME AS SAYING…"GET THE CAMERA OFF HIM!" LIKE I WAS TALKING IN THIRD PERSON. HE TRIED TO MAKE ME SOUND LIKE A CRAZY PERSON AND PEOPLE BELIEVED HIM. WHAT MERIT DOES THIS GUY HAVE THAT HE CAN SAY SOMETHING ABOUT ME AND PEOPLE TAKE IT AS LAW? THE FACT THAT HE COULD GET ME ARRESTED OFF A MERE COMPLAINT BUT I CAN'T ASK HIM TO STOP TAKING PICTURES OF ME IS VERY LOPSIDED.
WHO'S WINNING, ME OR THE MEDIA?"
LxEnts are with Kanye, for sheezy!
Friday, 14 November 2008
Black Milk! What can I say? It's WAY past his time to shine. Producing for the likes of Slum Village, Kidz In The Hall, Guilty Simpson, Strange Fruit Project, Genius and Gza, his new album 'Tronic' is about to drop and LxEnts cannot wait! *starts biting nails in anticipation*.
Thursday, 13 November 2008
Mobile phone company, 3, are in the process of releasing the INQ1 (pronounced INC 1), a new handset which will integrate Facebook with all the traditional mobile functions and settings, hopefully in time for Chrimbo. It's targeted at the proportion of society that find 'smartphones' too pricey and just require a simple handset which enables them to access facebook, surf the web and access emails efficently at the touch of a button. For all the 'banned from facebook at work' massive, this is one is most definately for you!
The INQ1 handset will come free with an 18 month contract starting at just £15 a month which will include unlimited facebook access, skype calls, access to Windows MSN Live Messenger, up to 1GB a month web access, unlimited texts, unlimited email, unlimited calls to other 3 users and 75 free minutes to all other networks. £5 extra will take the 75 mins up to 200 mins a month. For all you pay as you go users, the handset comes in at a very reasonably priced £79.99 and you will only be required to top up a minimum of £5 a month to enable internet access. This sounds almost too good to be true, huh?
Just how far will this facebook phenonenon go? Worried much?
Whilst taking in Saw V, LxEnts came across a trailer for a film called Scar-3D and was intrigued. A first of it's kind specially made 3D movie in a conventional cinema had to be seen to be believed as LxEnts were not convinced that this would be a hit! Bwoy! Never underestimate the power of 3D movies shown in places other than the IMAX coz this film was serious and very very deep and oh so appropriately titled as the LxEnts team are now 'scarred' for life! Forever!
With 3D glasses in hand (very kindly provided by Wandsworth Cineworld and rightly so coz where exactly do you go to buy 3D glasses anyways?), we brought some munchies, took our seats, put on our glasses way before necessary just for jokes and waited for the mayhem to begin! By the opening scene, ie the first scene, ie the beginning, ie before the opening credits, LxEnts were uber impressed but very, very shook...who would have thought a scene with a girl running towards camera, ie running towards you, would be so frightening? Trust me, when you ain't got a clue what's gonna happen next, you just hope that you don't embarrass yourself in front of your friends!
Without giving away too much, the plot is based around a girl, mentally and phsyically 'scarred' by a serial killer, her return to where it all happened and the strange going's on that occur as soon as she gets there! It's your typical horror movie synopsis BUT if you had trouble with the gore content in the Saw series then I don't know what to tell you because this film TAKES IT THERE and doesn't hold back, no sirree! One member of the LxEnts team saw more of the inside of her coat then the movie! We never thought we'd see the day!
The effects are amazing and you get a real sense of being 'in the moment' as it feels like you are a part of the environment and LxEnts would recommend that you go see as this is history in the making, baby! Before you know it, 3D films will be standard procedure and we'll look back at this review and wonder what all the hype was about anyway!
Wednesday, 12 November 2008
This is 'Halo'. THIS is the track that Simon Cowell wanted for Leona Lewis but which rightly, in our opinion, went to Bey Bey. Written by Ryan Tedder (One Republic) it suddenly becomes clear why Mr High Trousers was blowing! It is a BIG tune! Not sure if our Lee Lee could do it the justice it so rightly deserves. Don't get me wrong, the girl can sang but Bey Bey tore it up! It would of been interesting to here the Lee Lewis version but let's just say, 'we ain't mad!'