My Best Moment of 2015 in UK Music

My best moment of 2015 would have to be when Skepta “Shutdown” Shoreditch with a surprise free gig. This gig took place on 1 May 2015, in case you missed it, which then I have to say, you have clearly been living under a rock. He posted on his Instagram the day before that he would be performing in Holywell Lane car park, starting at 8pm. From there you knew masses of people would gather together in the car park, and yes that is exactly what happened. “It wasn’t safe for the block not even for the cops”, but they still enjoyed too – truss mi daddy.

I mean there is a reason why Skepta said, in his “Back Then” freestyle, “David Cameron on the phone to Obama, Man are shaking and panicking, when they see the shutdown Shoreditch gathering”, because it was a complete Shutdown!

It was a sick idea with an incredible turnout and funny enough it wasn’t something Skepta had thought of that day, it was in fact something he had always wanted to do, as you can see what he tweeted in 2010 below.

Watch the Shoreditch surprise gig below

Long live King Skeppy!

P.S Could you please drop Konnichiwa in 2016, we are really really ready for it thank you ☺


The Den @ The Old Blue Last [22nd November 2015]

On Sunday night, The Den was back again for the month, and with a powerful line up.

The line up included; Frisco, P Money, Newham Generals, Uncle Mez and Dapz on the Map.  WSTRN was also on the line up as well, but they were a no show on the night, so not sure what happened there, but Frisco kept the night following regardless.

The Den is a live Grime night that occurs every month and is created by Frisco and is for up and coming artists, as well as established artists.

It was my first time hearing Dapz on the Map and Uncle Mez on stage, and they both had great sets. They both performed very well and had the crowd bumping the whole way through, which was great to witness.

When P Money graced the stage, I instantly got excited as I haven’t seen OGz in a while, so it was nice seeing him perform. He freestyled dropping some classic bars to get the crowd super hyped. He also performed his new track “10/10”, which is out on my birthday, 11 December 2015, so look out for that. He brought out Blacks and Kozzie to join him on stage, where they dropped bars from the classic OG tracks. Kozzie even had his own bars to spray when he got the mic, as well as Blacks.

Newham Generals always come with fire on stage, so it was good seeing them as always too. They performed a few tracks to get the crowd buzzing, and D Double E even dropped some interesting dance moves whilst he was on stage, as he kept moving his hand very slowly back and forward, whilst bending down here and there. It was an interesting thing to witness.

Frisco performed his latest track with Chase & Status “Funny”, amongst others,  as well as bringing out Shakka to join him on stage. The vibes were great and those two are always great on stage together, keeping each other energetic. They both performed their new track “Different Kind”, which is a banger. Shakka also appeared as part of the line up at The Den a few months ago, so it was nice seeing him back again.

Towards the end, Frisco called everyone on stage that wanted to freestyle and they all went back to back over classic Grime productions. Overall it was a great night as always, and I look forward to the next one. Below are pictures from the night.

P Money, Kozzie & Blacks


P Money


Newham Generals



D Double E & Frisco


P Money


Ghetts & Rudekid’s ‘653’ EP Launch

On Wednesday, it was Ghetts and Rudekid’s EP launch, in association with Relentless Drinks. It was set in a secret location in East London, and only the guests would know where that was. I was amongst the guests who attended and what a night it was.

Ghetts was the first to of course grace the stage and he gave everyone a listen of what to expect with the new release, as he performed some tracks for the first time off the EP. He also performed some of his other tracks, such as “Artillery”, which is always a crowd pleaser. That wasn’t all though, as Ghetts brought out Tinchy Stryder, Kano, Jammer and more to join him on stage, as they all went back to back freestyling, basically just making the event proper Grimey as it should be.

This was possibly the best music event I have attended this year and it even topped Eskimo Dance, as everyone just came on stage and sprayed their bars, and that is exactly how it should be, Grime should not be organised, it should just flow, like it did on this night.

Seeing Kano and Ghetts on stage is always a beautiful moment for Grime, and they both took over the stage with their incredible energy and had the crowd starting one crazy mosh pit. When Tinchy Stryder came out and touched the mic, I was taken back as I have not seen Tinchy on stage for a long time. To make it even more amazing, the instrumental for “Xtra” dropped, and the energy went from 0-100 real quick.

Overall it was a wicked night, and hopefully we’ll see more events coming from the artists. Below are pictures from the night.


Jammer, Kano and Ghetts


Ghetts and Kano











FIFA’s ethics committee suspend Blatter, Platini and Valcke

Fifa’s ethics committee have decided to suspend FIFA president Sepp Blatter, UEFA president Michel Platini and Secretary General of FIFA Jerome Valcke for 90 days, whilst investigations still continue over their conduct. The FIFA committee expressed that the suspensions will take effect immediately and that the three individuals were “banned from all football activities on a national and international level.”

The committee had a meeting earlier in the week after the Swiss Attorney General opened up a criminal case against Blatter over the £1.35 million payment to Platini, then the decision to suspend both individuals was made from here. The payment that is under investigation, was made in February 2011 for Platini being Blatter’s technical advisor between 1999 and 2002.

Last week Blatter described the investigators as “outrageous” and “essentially an attempt to damage my reputation.”

The 90 day ban can also be extended an extra 45 days. The suspension will end February 20, six days before the elections of the new FIFA president. Blatter and Platini are able to appeal against this decision to the FIFA committee, within the two days of being told about the suspension, however they both still will be suspended at least until the appeal.

Blatter’s lawyers have commented of what they expect from the ethics committee; “the ethics committee would want to hear from the president and his counsel, and conduct a thorough review of the evidence, before making any recommendation to take disciplinary actions.”


Rihanna Reveals The Name And Artwork for New Album

In the words of Rihanna the wait is over, as she reveals the artwork and album title for her new album. The album is called ‘Anti’ and the album artwork is very simple yet very creative. She uses a real life picture of herself when she was younger and has a gold crown over her eyes, with the colour red splashed across the picture. Check out the pictures of the album art below.


rihanna 2

She held an intimate gathering at MAMA Gallery in Los Angeles on Wednesday night, where she shared her album artwork with the rest of her guests. Guests were handed red blindfolds when they entered the venue and she had black curtains cover the artwork until she was ready to unveil the images to her guests. Guests included Ice Cube’s son O’Shea Jackson Jr and Nick Jonas.

The artist behind her artwork is Roy Nachum, who Jay Z, Leonardo DiCaprio and Justin Timberlake are fond of. Rihanna met him through a mutual friend and she explained the reason she chose to work with him is because;”He sees things beyond the surface, which is why we even decided to collaborate, I fell in love with him because I felt like there was another spirit, there was another layer to the art. After we met, we talked about what I wanted visually, what would make me the happiest girl in the world.”

Poet Chloe Mitchell also contributed to the artwork as her words punctuate the album cover in braille. Rihanna explained why she wanted Chloe on the project as she said: “She got the spirit of what I wanted embodied in this into words, We just talked and we laughed and we drank, and this is the poem we came up with, which is If They Let Us.”

The poem – If They Let Us:

I sometimes fear that I am misunderstood.
It is simply because what I want to say,
what I need to say, won’t be heard.
Heard in a way I so rightfully deserve.
What I choose to say is of so much substance
That people just won’t understand the depth of my message.
So my voice is not my weakness,
It is the opposite of what others are afraid of.
My voice is my suit and armor,
My shield, and all that I am.
I will comfortably breath [sic] in it, until I find the moment to be silent.
I live loudly in my mind, so many hours of the day.
The world is pin drop sound compared to the boom
That thumps and bumps against the walls of my cranium.
I live it and love it and despise it and I am entrapped in it.
So being misunderstood, I am not offended by the gesture, but honored.
If they let us…

Below are pictures from Wednesday night at MAMA Gallery.



Rihanna with Chloe Mitchell and Roy Nachum below.




The Game’s ‘The Documentary 2’ Features The All Stars

The sequel to Game’s 2005 “The Documentary” will be dropping October 9. The album will feature Kanye West, Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, Fergie, Snoop Dogg, Diddy and

The track listing for ‘The Documentary 2’ is show below.

1. “Intro – Documentary 2″
2. “On Me” (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
3. “Step Up” (ft. Dej Loaf & Sha Sha)
4. “Don’t Trip” (feat. Ice Cube, Dr. Dre &
5. “Standing On Ferraris” (feat. Diddy)
6 .”Dollar and a Dream” (feat. AB Soul)
7. “Made In America” (feat. Marcus Black)
8. “Hashtag” (feat. Jelly Roll)
9. “Circles” (feat. Q-Tip, Eric Bellinger & Sha Sha)
10. “Uncle (Skit)”
11. “Dedicated” (feat. Future & Sonyae)
12. “Bitch You Ain’t S**t”
13. “Summertime” (feat. Jelly Roll)
14. “Mula” (feat. Kanye West)
15. “The Documentary 2”
16. “New York, New York”
17. “100” (feat. Drake)
18. “Just Another Day”
19. “LA” (feat. Snoop Dogg, & Fergie)

WATCH: Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake – History of Rap 6

Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake team up for the History of Rap 6 where they run through a few classic Rap tracks, even including a few of the recent ones.

Jimmy Fallon even takes it as far as “Straight Outta Compton”, but that is where Justin Timberlake sets things straight!

The track listing:

R. Kelly & Jay Z – “Fiesta”
LL Cool J – “Rock the Bells”
Whodini – “Friends”
Slick Rick & Doug E. Fresh – “La Di Da Di”
Public Enemy – “Fight the Power”
NWA – “Straight Outta Compton”
Salt-N-Pepa – “Let’s Talk About Sex”
MC Hammer – “U Can’t Touch This”
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – “Summertime”
Wu-Tang Clan – “C.R.E.A.M.”
Notorious B.I.G. (feat. Puff Daddy & Mase) – “Mo Money Mo Problems”
Snow – “Informer”
Nelly – “Country Grammar”
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony – “Crossroads”
R. Kelly – “Ignition (Remix)”
Chris Brown – Look at Me Now (feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes)
Kendrick Lamar – “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe”
Drake – “Know Yourself”
Big Sean – “I Don’t F*** With You”
Jay Z & Kanye West – “Otis”
Fetty Wap – “My Way”
Ace Hood (feat. Future Rick Ross) – “Bugatti”
Beastie Boys – “Fight For Your Right”

Watch below.

Kanye West Is Running For President… In 2020!

Kanye West announced last night in his speech, whilst receiving his Video Vanguard Award,  that he will be running for President in 2020.

He says; “…And yes as you probably could of guessed from this moment, I have decided in 2020 to run for President”, then he does the classic Kanye drop the mic and walk off stage.

Watch the full speech below.



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