Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Video: Dot Rotten - Keep It On A Low

Very proud... keep smashing it Dot! - BUY IT NOW

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Disorder Magazine - NOV 2011

DISORDER Nov 2011 A piece I was asked to do for Disorder Magazine, it was bloody strange having to write about my journey. I attempted to not make it waffle and utterly boring - but I most likely achieved both! Woiiii Click the image to read it in full or cop the magazine which is out now ,so you can throw darts at my face or whatever you guys like to get up to these days. INSIDE.

Monday, October 17, 2011

The best comedy video of 2011

I don't know if the English Frank or Giggs one made me laugh more. Which one did it for you? haha

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Karizma - Bad Boy (Produced by Starkey)

Etta Bond - A License to Thrill

I've said it before, and I'll say it again, Etta Bond is a star! Wake up or jog on! Check out her full version of Wretch 32's single Forgiveness (which she features) from Wired and also a great set at Tim & Barry's Just Jam.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Kano & Mikey J - "E.T." ft. Wiley, Wretch 32 x Scorcher

This is the third track to be released from the Mikey J X Kano collaboration series and boy is it a mad one. Featuring Wiley, Wretch 32 and Scorcher, it definitely embodies the essence of what should be being made. I'm definitely not a fan of anything released by Kano after 2006/07 - but this has definitely made me pay attention. I just hope it's not another K.A re-invention back to a rawer sound only to end up using the underground and hop back on some mainstream hype - a sort of snakes and ladders situation. However that aside, it's beautiful to see all five talents grouping together and putting something out there that's strong with great visuals. Make sure to check out the Maxsta X Kano Alien track as well!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011


Friday, September 02, 2011

Notion Magazine - Hyperfrank: The Warning! [AUGUST]

Appeared on Notion Magazine Online - Check here.

etta bond

Signed to Labrinth’s new label, Odd Child, Etta Bond is ready to put her soulful twist on the world of popular music. Let’s get it out there, first and foremost, this is an auto-tune free zone! Miss Bond has a great voice, it’s genuinely beautiful, so there’s no need for that manmade piece of machinery. What really sets’ her apart from the rest, though, is her honest words of knowledge – which when layered down on top of her smooth delivery is truly bedazzling.

While singers, especially, these days are trying to push units and stick to happy-go-lucky formats, Henrietta is part of an honest wave of new breed talent ready to bare their soul, as she explains: “Everyone is different, but I suppose some are afraid to show it. I’m not scared!” With a taster mixtape in production and a formal album release set for next year, I’m putting my money on this bubbly young lady to not only steal your hearts, but also kidnap the charts.

The listening booth:

Ask Me To Stay by Etta Bond

faze miyake
Photography by Liam Ricketts

Faze Miyake is definitely at the front of the pack of producers re-enforcing that firm code of dark militant war music, controlled by a simple but powerful force of bass. With his recent remix for Magnetic Man’s Anthemic (featuring P Money) and his Take Off instrumental – which was recently announced as the official anthem to the legendary Lord Of The Mics 3 – his name has firmly been put on the map. It’s exciting to see a young producer gain attention for their raw talent.

A humble yet quiet character sits in front of his simple homemade set-up, which makes me wonder just where all this crazy musical energy comes from? “I drink a lot of energy drinks when I’m making music. It kind of gives me energy to get stuff done.” With a keenness to work with some of the scene’s pioneers on his hit-list – Skepta, Wiley, and a bunch of gripping new vocal collaborations to be announced – it’s just another 360 degree fly-kick in the mouth to the yearly ‘grime is dead’ bellowers.

The listening booth:

View article here

Thursday, September 01, 2011


Run on over and see the interview footage of when we caught up with up and coming new wave MC Scrufizzer and MC female Mz Bratt.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

RWD About To Blow: Kreayshawn Feature

Kreayshawn Hyperfrank and Davey

My feature for RWD Magazine About To Blow - Click image to enlarge and read.

kreayshawn rwd about to blow small

Check out the full article by clicking HERE and also check out the full magazine right here.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Lil B - Gonzo

Big up Casey for showing me this! Woop Woop swag! His show in London was crazy - check out all the gonzo episodes!

Dot Rotten in i-D Magazine

I-D 314 Dot Rotten

Click the image or here to enlarge so you can read.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Hyperfrank in I-D Magazine

i-D 314 Laura Brosnan2

I featured in a piece along with 4 other girls in I-D Magazine's The Pick Up issue. Click on the image to read and enlarge. Big shout out to Milly for getting me involved.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

i-D Wretch 32


Original piece can be seen along with video interview here.

Earlier this year i-D online caught-up with a fresh-faced young chap going by the name of Wretch 32, who was eager to make his mark on the mainstream just like he did with the underground.

Within a few months Wretch put his foot to the pedal and shot full steam ahead, leading the charts with his own brand of authentic music. His first official single ‘Traktor’ took him straight into the top five, and his ‘Unorthodox’ collaboration proved he wasn’t just a flash in the pan. As the pace quickened, with his third single ‘Don’t Go’ – a love letter to his one and only, music – he showed the world how gifted he really is, bagging his first number one. The Tottenham born artist’s smooth, relaxed approach has attracted many new fans but his venom lies in his word play – which has seen him sustain as well as gain vigorous support from the two united scenes that birthed him; UK hip-hop and grime. His new album Black and White features a host of raw homegrown musical magic including Daley and Etta Bond as well as some better known talent such as Ed Sheeran and Chipmunk, all up in the mix. With the introduction done it’s time to take a ride with the man of the moment – Mr Wretch 32…


Black and White is out now.

Text: Laura Brosnan

Film and Photography: Liam Ricketts

This was posted on i-D online

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Lady Leshurr - Volume Control Edition 5


The time has finally arrived to release the last Volume Control, which I started to try and take online freestyles to a new dimension. Throughout the series have seen a range of exciting talent through many spectrums of the finest UK underground sounds. We now, however, have reached the finale and it certainly ends with a bang, in the form of flow goddess, Lady Leshurr. The winning production was Ipswich's Neon Beats who delivered a massive hard hitting Attack, which when teamed up with Leshurr's fire could only be explained with its title 'Too Much'.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

i-N session Fem Fel


Fem Fel might look like your everyday rapper but he's a certified roadside lyricist, stepping up to tell his story of life before and after prison in England’s hectic capital. Check out the full piece and exclusive for i-D Magazine.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Notion Magazine - Hyperfrank: The Warning! [JULY]

I have a monthly column over on Planet Notion which gives you the insight to some of the best underground talent we have in the UK - across every spectrum!

dream mclean

July we have Safari and Dream Mclean - Take a look over here for the write up.

Sunday, July 10, 2011


Dean Atta

One of the UK's finest poets, Dean Atta, is about to meet one of the toughest challenges of his career and discover the gritty truth about hip hop's last taboo: the gay rapper! The openly gay poet, who has traveled across Europe and won notable awards for his work, takes on the role in an hour-long documentary to discover whether the world of hip hop is honestly ready to accept homosexuality. Check out my interview with Dean for Time Out - Here.

Thank you to Georgia Anderson for getting me involved in this project. I was asked some simple yet really tricky questions which I tried to answer as honestly as possible. Taking part really brought up some strong as well as fair opinions that made me definitely think about the issue in a different light. Enough about that though you'll hear what I have to say on there, so TUNE IN!

Will be aired tonight at 9pm on BBC 1Xtra.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011


Joseph 'JP' Patterson and Laura 'Hyperfrank' Brosnan recently got in front of the camera to speak with the legendary Ms Dynamite, exclusively for The Wrap Up! In the interview, the 'Neva Soft' singer talks about her favourite female MCs, working with with Labrinth and more...

Monday, June 27, 2011

Niki gets f*cked from the back screaming la la la I know a lot of man that wouldn't even dagger yah

"The only Niki I rate is Minaj, you ain't young money you're young broke and parred"

If you're out of the loop or just stay away from twitter because you have a life, then you've missed out on the hype of the year - Lord Of The Mics 3. With the last 2 delivering us some of the best clashes so far - Wiley Vs Kano - Crazy Titch Vs Bruza - Devilman Vs Skepta, this series is about to take the gas meter up a notch. Embracing the great advantages of the internet they've created pre-hype sessions where those involved will be interviewed, confirm who they want to clash and even lay some lyrics down. For me personally the only one so far that has literally got me waking up at 3am, to see if they've uploaded it to youtube/ try to bribe Cameraman Sketch with a mars bar to just see the hype sessions - No Lay Vs OG Niki.

Yeah I'm white but don't watch that.

Just imagine if Cher Lloyd and Giggs had a child... well maybe we don't have to. I think I may ghost write her bars : "I'm a bitch yeah I'm a f*cking sensation, I never get it wrong, only the shade of my foundation"

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Understand I'm not talking French - Bluku Bluku


D Double E Ft Dizzee Rascal - Bluku! Bluku!

With his soon to drop EP Bluku Bluku about to drop ever so soon this new S-X produced banger has been given to us as a sneak peak of what's in store. Double as always is a general on the mic but for him to get Diz to get that rawness back and dive right back in again (like his collab with Chase & Status) he deserves a 21-gun salute.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Monday, June 20, 2011

Video: Fireworkz - Bounty Killa, Ghetts, Shystie, Trilla, 3.2.1 & English Frank - Limb By Limb

English Frank completely rips this apart especially with this - "I had the keys to the bimmer and the keys to the yard so having the keys to your girls pum pum ain't hard". Also 321? Marcie Phonix and Hypa Fenn you guys still about yeah? now just back with a Midlands flow? It's always good to see Shystie back on the music vibe, more and more!!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

It's not about the friends you got it's more about the friends you keep. This sh*ts deep. It's not about the talent you have it's more about the people you know.

Dot Rotten - People You Know

There's been some good music floating about, just like there always has, but for a while now nothing has made me this excited about music, as a whole or even one individual, since well, lets just say for a while. I've been lucky to see Dot work in the studio a few times now and every single time I leave wanting to scream. It's very hard especially in this underground world to find talent that can genuinely be versatile. Go from making a hype tune and then in the same breath make a song that really makes you feel something. When I say that, I don't mean oh yeah 'I've been through a struggle, I've lost my friend to the gun' type of tune that is as common as a rusty penny. This FREE EP - Above The Waves - is seriously some amazing work that literally sets the theme for Dot as a person now (even though I hear a lot was recorded as far back as early 2009). I recommend you delete all the crappy free EP's/mixtapes you've wasted disk space on this year and just put this on repeat. You'll thank me for it. I caught up with dot last year for Artrocker & Super Super - GO HERE.

Above The Waves: FREE EP [DOWNLOAD]

Must Listen: Normal Human Being, Signature Sound, People You Know, Microphone & Earthquake. (yes THE WHOLE THING)

Clement Marfo & The Frontline vs Smasher - Take A Look (Rude Kid RMX)[Download]

How did you go from being my number 1 enemy? When we first met there was nothing but good chemistry, I remember every single word you said to me. They said some things in life are meant to be!

I've been a big fan of Clement Marfo for so damn long now, I remember blogging some of his stuff years back. Great to see him with his team, signed and sealed and ready to unleash some bangers into the world. This was premiered the other night on Mista Jam's 1Xtra show and I have to say this Rude Kid remix is a smash! like smash up my room in my bathroom towel while receiving some dramatic complaints from my neighbours after banging this out at 8am. Oh well ey, it's my own personal revenge after the old folks have been cutting their grass/drilling from 7am in the morning for the last year. Enough about my life, go and listen and tell me what you think - boom bam.



For the Final edition of series 1 we have an exciting treat for you, in the form of Lady Leshurr. Female actress, dancer and performer, Lady Leshurr, has built up a strong following through her acting in the musical film 1Day and touring with Wiley. Even in a male dominated music scene, she has the hottest buzz throughout the whole of the Midlands. With her unique and explosive energy throughout her vast collection of mixtapes it's not wonder she's one of the main woman in the underground right now. She's even been called the "the female version of Busta Rhymes" just for her vicious double-time flow that she regularly switches into.

Production wise we have Ipswich's Neon Beats delivering a massive hard hitting Attack with his submission for Edition 5. Blizzard a 17 year old MC and Producer gives us Set Me Free, a mellow but still very hard hitting beat, which mixes the elements of many sub genres. Lastly the final option we have is CD Spinz, with his creepy but still very Gritty production that would give space for Leshurr to work her magic over.

The choice is yours: Vote on the right hand sidebar!!!

Neon Beats - Attack

Blizzard - Set Me Free

CD Spinz - Gritty

Monday, June 13, 2011

Roxxxan - Tear

Lets go straight in with a smash from R O triple X with Tear, 'Love me now or learn how to be my hater'. With one finger off my hand shouting back pack gang, I remember watching her win the 2006 female battle competition, Phuture Hype and although we've had several teasers of music, from her feature on the Female Takeover of Tinchy Stryder's Gameover and the gritty raw Boxing ting, Tear introduces us to something more together and packaged. It's definitely more of a statement than just a hard feature. She's entered the boxing ring and now we're going to start seeing some hits, either get your boxing gloves on or support in the crowd.

Hyper Meets Bun B

Hyper meets Bun B

I caught up with legendary rapper and one half of the Southern hip-hop duo UGK, Bun B, at New York’s Sneakerpedia launch party, where he talked about his love for sneakers, how he had to save up for his first pair, and how important it is for the UK music scene to stand up tall…

With a whole host of collaborations under his 'OG' belt, which includes Drake, Jay-Z, Rick Ross and our very own Dizzee Rascal – to name but a few, it’s no surprise that Bun B takes a fond interest in keeping some special footwear to cover his toes, making sure that he keeps his feet stuck firmly to the ground. Reminiscing back to his humble begins and growing up in the Southern part of the States, having the freshest trainers wasn’t exactly the easiest thing to get.

"I’m old enough to remember the first release of the Jordan, and how insane the concept was to ask your mother to buy you a new shoe," says Bun B. But now that he’s in a position to buy as many pairs of sneakers as his heart desires, the rapper has now accumulated quite a collection. With the new launch of sneaker-dedicated website, Sneakerpedia, fellow sneakerheads are now able to also share their stories.

For the Full Interview Go over the MTV here.

Hyper Meets Kreayshawn

Hyper Meets Kreayshawn

America’s latest export, Kreayshawn, has had the online world going crazy for her recently. With her dubstep-influenced hip-hop sound and catchy hooks, this Oakland-born rapper has become everyone’s secret guilty pleasure overnight. In her first UK interview, Kreayshawn talks to The Wrap Up’s Laura Brosnan about her love for music, fashion, tattoos and, erm, weed...

You’ve been called 'the white Gucci Mane', 'the American Lady Sovereign' and 'the rap Lady GaGa.' What other comparisons have you had and what would you say is the most random/weirdest?

Kreayshawn: The most random has to be a white version of Gucci Mane, but people are always, and I mean always, saying that I’m the female Lil B. When it comes to comparisons, I don’t really care. Comparing me to anything or anyone isn’t really much of a compliment; it’s just trying to make sense of something you don’t know what to call or where to place, just yet.

For the Full Interview go over to MTV here.

Kreayshawn also randomly dropped me a big up on another interview which you can see here.

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Russo feat Dot Rotten - Bad Tonight

Loving this track, Russo is definitely someone to look out for and of course Dot Rotten smashes it as per usual.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Monday, May 23, 2011

Don't Call Me Urban - The Time Of Grime [FREE EVENT]


Date Thursday 2nd June
Time 8 - 12
Price FREE
Location Richmix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA

Sunday, May 22, 2011

No boy is on a level believe me, well actually Royal T is.

Katy B - Easy Please Me (Royal T Remix)

I'm a big supporter of Katy B, not just because she's repping it for the ladies (how corny did that sound? Please forgive me I grew up on the Spice Girls) and the UK but she's also just doing her and she's come up in a very authentic way. Authentic in the sense that, she hasn't been signed for years and artificially bringing out songs that she knows will make her go straight to number 1. She's got her formula and she's sticking with it, I love that. Royal T has really been delivering consistently over the last year, if it's not his garage vibe remixes, it's his original formations of grime and dubstep instrumental and vocal releases. Check out Durrty Goodz Volume Control over Royal T's Orangeade VIP.

Saturday, May 21, 2011


OH NO SHE DIDN'T! A Dot's levels just went up!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Dizzee Rascal X Bing - Photography

Just came across this great feature and footage of Dizzee Rascal's Your Britain photography. Where you see the world through his eyes and around different places that capture his character and journey. Check out the footage of him taking photo's of Stratford Rex and feeding ducks in York.


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Kreayshawn (White Girl Mob) - Gucci Gucci

I just got back from the America on a visit to interview a few people and when we mentioned we loved grime all they did was talk about Kreayshawn! That Dubstep, Grimestep & Grime influence - expect an interview VERY soon! I'm so interested about this international love for our sound.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Hyperfrank presents 367

I brought my girls A Dot, Lady Leshurr and Lioness down to Kids Of Grime's launch party to show us just how 367 get it down. INSIDEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Video: Chipmunk Feat Movado - Every Gyal

This is literally all I've been listening to for the last fortnight. The other night at Chipmunk's launch party this blew up the dance and ever since I haven't been able to take it off repeat, it's actually becoming a rather addictive problem. While this will obviously come under comparisons with Kano's several collaborations with Vybz Kartel, Buss It Up and Jenga, I feel it's important to just enjoy for what it is, a great club track.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Video: Lethal B - Mind Spinning

I know it's very cheesy bait dubstep but I just love the fact that Wiley drives up with Lethal's girl at the end - definitely worth a watch.

Bust-A-Nut - Tonight!!


From 9pm till 2am
Venue name: Apples and Pears
Venue address: 26 Osborn St, Brick Lane, London, E1 6TD
Selection: House, Garage, Grime, Dubstep, Dancehall, RnB, Funky

How Much: Free before 10.30pm, £5 on guestlist £6 ig not

Artists: JJ, Dun Da Dance, Deejay SLM, Cops vs Ballistik, Dj Danos,

What you need to know:
Bust-A-Nut your new favorite jizztastic monthly event. In the heart of Shoreditch, Brick Lane. We play the best in House, Garage, RnB, Grime, Dancehall. Free before 10.30 on guestlist, £5 thereafter. £6 if not!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Video: English Frank - Musics My Sister

This is emotional, Frank has done it again.

Video: Tempa T - Work Out

So last week when I told you Tempa T was the new Jet Lie, I actually met... erm I don't know ... ermmm NEXXXXXXXT HYPE. If only I had thought of doing a work out video, I would of called it Hyperfrank - How to get a fat belly but still have skinny legs and arms routine (without sperm). He's come along way from standing in the middle of a room of 20 gassed fans (I'm in there as well) flashing our 'cameras' at him. Salute! This is just the trailer to the soon to be released Tempa T Gonzo Work Out.




We’ve all heard of Next Hype’s Tempa T, with his energetic skanks and hard hitting slogans but we’re about to take it right back to the start, right back to his East London crew Slew Dem. Chronik was, and still is one of the pioneering members of the crew and with his, similar but still even more, vicious realistic street life stories we're about to see just how much we've been missing. He has a talent for making the most violent incident into a singalong frenzy. Recently released from HMP he’s back to bring back the hardcore grease into grime that’s been missing for so many years.

I caught up with him for Super Super a few months ago to talk about how the scene has changed, fake road guys and pop boys. It's on your shelves now!! Grab that beauty.

Last Summer he blazed down Just Jam, I'm looking forward to seeing this more regularly. Make sure to check out Ring and Swear Down, bangers and we should be happy that these would given out for free. SLEWWWWWW DEMMMMMMMMM - Watch out for the beast that is Merky Ace featuring Chronik produced by Skitz Beatz. 

Logan Sama Ft. Chronik & Tempa T (19/04/2011)


Monday, April 18, 2011

Video: OG's - Were OG'S

Produced by Spooky, vocals feature: Blacks, P Money, Jendor, Little Dee and Ruger. A 2010/11 update version from the 2007/08 version.

I does this on my jack jones you see my tunes are my backbone MC's wanna jump on a tune but like Gamu I'm ah send a man back home

Brotherhood Feat. Dot Rotten - On Our Own

The Brotherhood duo, Blaze (24) and Menace, was shown to me by Dot himself earlier on last year. Both from Ipswich, these two brothers have seriously got something that stands out from the rest. Menace, the youngest, seriously reminds me of a young Ice Kid. I'm really excited to see what their I'm Real Like Dat EP sounds like, which drops on the 1st May, hard melodies and sharp skippy flows I hope.

Lil Nasty - Fireworks

This beat is a BEAST, who produced it? Nasty completely goes in on this, I'm definitely starting to appreciate Lil Nasty as an individual rather than just being apart of a collective. Rock and Rolla 2 is about to drop very soon but for now download the first EP for free HERE.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Video: Goldielocks feat Frisco - Fuckabout

JEEEEEEEEEZ Goldielocks is a beast on the buttons. This is released on Itunes 18th April.

Saturday, April 16, 2011


fem fel promo

Series 1 is nearly finished (got one more episode left after this) and to deliver something different from what we've given you before ROUNDHOUSE & F2D Clothing have come together with myself to give you Edition 4 with FEM FEL.

Rules: Every edition we choose 1 artist, #4 is Fem Fel, we give you three different productions, you vote which one you would prefer Fem to vocal and we take them into Roundhouse studios.

The voting poll is officially opened until Thursday 21th April - Midnight. This is a chance for you to get involved and tell us, from the selection, what you'd like to hear Fem put in a bag. The fourth edition we have some new Hip Hop producers that all bring different elements to the table. Chesterfield producer VeeDai gives us a mellow vibe with space for Fem to reveal on. East London War Dubz (previously known as Warnz) drops in with a fast pasted build up, while Beat Life flows in with a sharp 4AM.

As always it's in YOUR hands which production you'd like to hear Fem Fel on. So stop reading and get voting.

VeeDai - 4 ZULU

War Dubz - JUMPER

Beat Life - 4 AM

Voting Ends: 21.4.11

Don't Slut Me

I haven't laughed like this in months, Salute!!

Video: Jammer - MC Jammer

Wiley - Tour (all on stage)

In order of who took the mic from start to finish: Ghetts, Jammer, Badness, Wiley, Badness, Jammer, Kozzie, Ghetts, Wiley, Skepta, JME, Jammer, JME, Ghetts, Kozzie, Rival, Ghetts, Marger, Rival, Kozzie, Marger. (Notice the small exchanges between Rival and Marger)

Friday, April 15, 2011

Video: Wiley - Numbers in Action

After witnessing a great finale to his UK Tour last night, with a mini Eskimo Dance also making an appearance (thanks to Skepta, JME, Jammer, J2K, Bushkin, Kozzie, Marger and Rival), this video and song is definitely something great to follow it all up with. He's literally killed his whole 'Will Stereotype' in the space of a week. Not only did he turn up to EVERY tour date, even after some drama with their tour manager leaving everyone in the middle of Cardiff, after years of will he won't hes. Then he turns up to make a sick video, which looks like it took a day or two to film, and the tunes pretty good as well. Good on you Wiley! Good on yah!


Regular Reload - Statik


Statik - Charge Remix - Ft. J2K, Crazy Titch, Lethal B, Tinchy, Bushkin, Mighty Mo, God's Gift, Strike 38, D Double E, JME, Frisco & Jamakabi [2005]


Thursday, April 14, 2011

See Saw

Just a little post about a few things that I've been quoted from or included in over the last week. This happens quite regularly so I thought I'd keep track of it by

Ten Grime tracks that helped Grime evolve:
The Huffington Post

New Band Of The Day: Dot Rotten (No 1001)
The Guardian

OG Niki
RWD Magazine Online

Verse two, What's new? not much but the air force shoe


M.I.K - Rebecca Black (Prod. by Splurt)

Family Tree's MIK has been giving us 100% grime for so damn long, I love his ruthless attitude and the way he flows so tightly to his chosen productions. Splurt is definitely someone we should keep an eye on, producer wise, I've been hearing his work ever since Merky Ace done his Your Time freestyle. I've never met him though, I wonder who he is (hahaha). Family Tree, especially MIK & Merky Ace, have been putting in crazy amounts of work so make sure you keep up to date with the whole camp.

Sneakbo feat OG Niki - Freak

So we've all heard and seen THAT freestyle from OG Niki and in all honesty, her new track with Sneakbo is actually good. I could hear this mashing up a club (pun intended) all over the UK, it has a Talking The Hardest vibe to it! I would like to hear how she comes (no not like that) on a solo track with just her on it though.

In a way I do feel sorry for the female mcs who have been hustling for years building up their buzz and Niki just swiped in, dropped a few whorish rhymes and woke everyone up. It's important that they don't get distracted by this. It should be a small wake up call though that there's always newer talent out that, that will do ANYTHING to be someone. You have to come with something different and stay relevant, not that I'm saying being a whore is a good thing, but then again like I've said before, if she can talk from experience who am I to tell her what to say or do.

I've seen a lot of people moan about how they're worried about young girls picking up on this (I even brought this up) and copying her, Urban Development brought up a good point, for years we have allowed the glamorization of guns, knifes, drug dealing and men sleeping around. Yet we're so ashamed and judgmental of a young girl having sex with loads of men? We suddenly all have morals, but they/we would be the first to throw gun fingers at a Giggs or K Koke gun/drug lyric. Whatever excuse you have to explain your hate or judgement, that's a very good point to think about. Just the fact WE have all talked about her so much makes us accountable for making her message go as far as it has.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Easy with it, kill a popstar with a cheesy lyric, see if you act like your sh*t don't stink when you ain't got a paddle and you're knee deep in it.

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DJ Cameo Feat All Stars - Who's Dat

An old school style all star track produced by DJ Cameo and Paperbwoy, before I tell you who really stood out, let me tell who they're. Ramzee (on chorus), Big Shiz, Lady Leshurr, Konan, Mz Bratt, Scrufizzer, Krept, Baby Blue, Lioness, Dream Mclean, Kozzie, Marger, A Dot, Lil Nasty, Menace, Young Ads and Deekay.

It's got a strong amount of talent on there, I feel on the track though Lady Leshurr, Konan, Dream Mcclean, Marger, Scrufizzer and Menace really stood out for me. Menace from Brotherhood reminds more of a northern Ice Kid, along with Blaze, they're definitely a strong team and you'll be seeing more of them on here soon. Is it just me or does Deekay sound like P Money!? A Dot's a problem, I heard her new song with Kano a few weeks ago and it's a beast to say the least. Probably could of kicked Baby blue off and put Merky Ace? just a thought. Look out for the video in the next few weeks.

Being in Newham Generals, alongside D Double E, must be a tough job as D is seen as a legend. As the years go by though, Footsie really does stand out in his own right. For me it was hearing him on Skepta's Stage Show Riddim (from 3.33) that made him stand out further than 'bare right hooks'. Then obviously we've had Modern Warfare remix, High Grade No Bush and the Skitz & Newham Generals EP Bag Of Grease to name a few projects (not forgetting the bangers Newham Gens dropped all of 09/10) that have made me respect Footsie, not only as a producer, but as an MC as well. I caught up with Footsie for Super Super Magazine a few weeks back (see my full 3 page Chronik & Footsie Interview in the newest edition).

"I definitely have changed in a positive way, as I’ve been putting in more work developing myself in that field. Before I was putting a lot of time into my production side. It’s hard to do both at a decent level and I feel like the balance is coming, looking at it it’s understandable why someone like Dr Dre has only done two albums because he’s busy making world class beats. Before it was just about having bars for radio etc but now I’m working on it I’m leaving you with a bit more, my message."

Ghost Train, produced by Frisco, has been vocalled by several others including Frisco and Jammer. Which one's your favourite? My would have to be from Frisco or Footsie. Which one toasted your crumpet?

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I see a man trying to catch his breath, I see man holding his chest, KICK stop till they got that breath, LICK don't wanna smell my breath


Tempa T - Fletcher

Slew Dem's hypest has returned with a Balistiq Beats feast. With the crazy success that he has had with Next Hype, everything he releases will immediately be put up alongside it and compared rather than just appreciated. It does sound very similar, especially with the same creeping footstep beat and familiar Tempz lyric format. However, the energy that he delivers and brings out in people,you could just imagine the excitement he creates while performing this, is the most important issue when judging a new track from sir hype a lot. Does this make you want to slap your own brother with a chain saw? Yes, yes it does.

Get f*cked from the back screaming LALALA, I f*cked 6 man on the camera, don't give fuck, my mum knows so why you telling her?

At first my reaction was 'Why is this girl exposing her whole disgusting life to the world through basic flow and rhymes?', then I saw the reactions of everyone else. Most men were surprisingly excited like they were a geeky school kid, getting his first sneaky peak of a nipple, while most woman seemed shocked. Thinking about it, what is so shocking about a young girl talking like this? As 85% of Hip hop rappers and Grime MC's describe woman, as well as their own sex lives, in pretty much the same explicit detail. So is it acceptable for most men to talk about this, and take part in, but not for woman?

The other issue is, OG Niki is 17 years old, there's just a few things wrong with hearing them lyrics and then associating them with someone so young. Then again, saying them and then seeing these extremely revealing 'sex tape' like videos, that are going around of her all over the net, makes it all a bit too real. Surely if she does want to spit and she is just a dirty little sket, then she is just reflecting who she really is in her music. Before hearing this I thought she was probably trying a smart little hype move, but after, she just seemed like a lyrical Kat Stacks who just wants her 15mins in the spot light. She's extremely brave but has she thought about the long time effects this could have?

Is this just a reflection of how eager young people are to get known? Or how gullible we're for a young girl to drop a few insightful explicit lyrics, then for us to be dropping at her knees to talk about her and make her blow?

Over in the states they have had a lot of woman make their break with this whole 'suck it, f*ck it, I'm a rap bitch' angle, but we've yet (apart from Shimmer), till today, to have a female lyricist step up and drop it like that. If I'm honest I preferred how it was before, where woman who rapped had respect for themselves and didn't use their private shenanigans to get a little hype.

Whatever your view of the subject matter, there's one thing you can not deny, she's literally went from nobody to somebody in the space of 24hours. She's the 2011 Shardinay. I'm a bit worried, that even though I'm fully aware that this young promiscuous culture has been thriving for decades now, this might trigger more young female MC's to think it's acceptable to expose themselves in this manner just to get a quick hype (Remember Rochelle Sket Diaries). Let's be honest, if she wasn't talking about sex would anyone care? Will we care in a few weeks time when the gimmick shock has worn off?

Monday, April 11, 2011

Don't take offence like a thief in the garden, you just can't mimic me, lyrically, I can't be explained scientifically

Devlin - Jim Laden freestyle (Produced by Lewi White)

After the success of his debut album, Devlin is back to deliver a classic haunted grime freestyle just to prove he can give us exactly what we want. Flowing on a Lewi White production he slaughters every bar with pure venom and shows that even though he's had some mainstream love, his hearts in the underground. I love it when Devlin jumps on this type of vibe. More more more please.

No Lay (Ft Ms Dynamite) - Drugs - Produced by A-D

I was completely caught off guard with this, although she may have dropped a few tracks & projects here and there, nothing stood out for me. This new No Lay however, is the right direction I'd love to see her go in, with a UK edge, good production and with a good feature/sample. No Lay is incredibly talented, there is no arguing that, but sometimes I feel she gets caught up with trying to prove herself too much as lyrical strong, when everyone rates her on that level already. Rather than that she should focus on making a great song, this isn't just for her though, this can be said for a lot of people. This is definitely back on the Unorthodox Daughter route that I always loved from her. Can't wait to hear what else she has up her sleeve.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Rainbow Noise Feat Master 'bait' Shortie - IMMA HOMO

So that's what he's being doing since the fake young money hype. It's all clear now. (Play from 0.44min)

Dot Rotten - Normal Human Being

"Even when I'm looking fabulous, I'm rotten and I'm still from the hood" The great thing about Dot is that whatever genre he does, he's still Dot. The beat doesn't define his style, he defines it. When I caught up with him last year for Super Super & Artrocker we spoke about the struggles of being known with no money but also evolving as an artist:

From his evolving stages and countless releases it’s clear to see the mature side of the man behind the lyrics and production. I’ve always wondered why he never dropped into the category of the token hype grime man muttering words for the sake of it; he has the answer “I feel like my lyrics have matured with me, I speak about the things I’ve seen and what I’ve done. I’m a traveller so I’ve seen so much, if I’m spitting all loud and hyped it’s because I’m doing it on purpose but my message is still different from the usual and the journey’s truly only started. My music’s like oxygen, it’s fresh and you can never get tired of oxygen.”


As well as that I also hooked him up with Beat Geeks for my Volume Control series, which enabled me to see how he works in the studio. I've never seen anything like it, he commanded the studio from the booth, from which he made up all his lyrics on the spot, to the recording and mixing deck. So whether you're a hardcore grime head or prefer something a bit more deeper and calm, Dot Rotten is definitely someone that can deliver the balance between the two.

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Durrty Goodz - Volume Control Edition 3


With the excitement around Goodz dropping his Overall album on the first week of May, as well as his controversial Battle Hype, I'm very happy to say we have another exclusive edition of Volume Control and with the grime veteran himself. Red Alert features Durrty Goodz and Scarz, an up and coming MC from East London, going up against Royal T's exclusive Orangeade VIP (Original Buy HERE. Durrty Goodz, previously known as Doogz, has always been one of my favourite MC's not just because of his versatile flows and experimental choice of beats, but because even though he's had some serious set backs he's kept on representing and releasing quality music.

For everyone who wants to be in the know, all of the tracks from VC Series 1 will be released on an EP. Which will be released after Episode 5. If you've come across any youtube rips, that have been floating about, ignore them I used unmixed down version on the videos just so anyone that did rip them would eventually lose their hearing in due course.

If you like the tune, request it to your favourite DJ, Watch it, Spread and Share it. Thanks for supporting.

True Tiger & P Money Feat Peter Slang Like This (Eton Man Dem Remix)

I think it would of been funnier if he would of remade the tune and with the 'bruv, cuz' parts done some 'chaps, aunty hilda' endings. Oh well ey, I guess this will do.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Video: Dream Mclean ft. Siris - Coke and Vodka

Number one this, number one that, number one twit, number one twat.


Dot Rotten - Pop Artist

So the War Report is kicking off fully in 2011, it started with Goodz taking hits on Battle Hype, Wiley then flew a track back at Goodz as well as Ghetts. Who he felt should reply to Goodz. He also brought Dot Rotten's name into it, as they had a few back and forth twitter comments about each other. This also goes back years to when Dot sent for Wiley and he never replied a few years back on the Can't Diss Hoodstars. Will he reply this time around? We will have to wait till Monday night!

Thursday, March 24, 2011



Urban Nerds at XOYO!





NEWHAM GENERALS LIVE (D Double E & Footsie ft. DJ Tubby)
MAK 10 & SPYRO (Rinse FM)
SCOTT GARCIA (It's a London Thing)


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Some people tell me I'm an one hit wonder, they don't like me no wonder, cause I've been apart of two number one's and a number two


Wiley - Therapy Battling [YOUTUBE]

Since Battle Hype, we've had Goodz step back and cause a massive reaction from not only fans but also between artists mentioned. Wiley has gone in on twitter and declared, in a nut shell, that he's battled Goodz too many times and others like Ghetts need to step up. For the whole of yesterday and today, William has been literally egging him on. Imagine there's friction in the school playground and there's always that one individual that will influence one to fight, "you're not hard enough, you're scared". Well instead replace the playground with twitter, one individual with Wiley and you kind of get the picture. Wiley has since taken it upon himself to get involved in the war with this new dub played a few hours ago on JJ's show on Rinse FM.

The dub itself addresses Ghetts not wanting to reply to Goodz, then he moves on to Durrty Goodz where he points fun at his new single's video. "Go to war with no money in my pocket, it's not about doe because I'm still a big achiever, they can be Ghetts, Rotten, Goodz or Double (D Double E) - I still know I'm going to defeat ya'. He then takes a hit at Dot Rotten, which was triggered off again on twitter, because Dot said that Will copied his singing on hooks style etc. It also got brought up by fans that Wiley was quick to get on Ghett's back to reply to Goodz, but he (Wiley) never replied to Young Dot (now Dot Rotten) when he sent for him with the classic 'make eskimo dance' bar on F*ck Radio 5.

It always seems to happen, when I lose a bit of faith in Wiley and think he can't go in hard like he used to, he drops something like this. This Dub reminds me of a more up to date version of his Movement War Report. Some one call National Grid, there's been a gas leak.

Still finishing post...

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

You could of been a Grime saviour but all you saw was the paper and become a Grime hater - You was even dissing Grime MC's and now you're back trying to be the Grime MC?


Durrty Goodz - Battle Hype [YOUTUBE]

I've been a bit quiet on the blogging, a load of half hearted free EP's and embarrassing 'sending' if you can even call it that. There have however, been a few really important tracks and releases that I will be blogging about in the next few days, so keep locked in and locked on.

Something that made me completely tare up my wall paper tonight was Durrty Goodz's new tune Battle Hype which you can hear above. Try and understand before you get a little too excited, this is not Goodz sending for anyone it's him playing about with different concepts. The angle this time, although it has been done before (go here) by Trim, is about taking on different MC flow and characteristics while in the middle of a battle. He also plays the opponent, and even throws in a clash with himself and Kano, where he kicks around a few home truths that could possibly come up in a clash against him. Listen carefully and you'll hear Skepta vs Ghetts, Wiley vs Dizzee, Kano vs Goodz and D Double vs Titch. It's got a lot of people talking, even some who most likely haven't even heard it, throwing around suggestions that it's a war report.  Don't get too excited, save that for his Volume Control.

Sunday, March 06, 2011


Goodz VC Promo

We're three editions deep in now and thanks to, ROUNDHOUSE & Money Clothing Volume Control is about to up the levels even more and while we're at it get a little dirty. Let's also not forget we also have a great line up of productions for you to pick from.

Rules: Every edition we choose 1 artist, #3 is Durrty Goodz, we give you three different productions, you vote which one you would prefer Goodz to vocal and we take them into Roundhouse studios.

The voting poll is officially opened till Saturday 12th March - Midnight. This is a chance for you to get involved and tell us, from the selection, what you'd like to hear the legendary Goodz over. The Third edition have some exciting producers from Grime that all have their own unique styles. Mr Mitch gives us a hype refix of his Pimp Shoes , with it's mellow tones and sharp melodies this definitely gives space for an artist to release a lot of emotion. Hailed as a new generation Joker, Numan delivers with a Punch Bag for an MC to batter. Last but not least we have one of grime's hottest producers of the moment - Royal T with his VIP refix of his recently released Orangeade.

As always it's in YOUR hands which production you'd like to hear Durrty Goodz on. So stop reading and get voting.

Mr Mitch - Pimp Shoes (Ending Refix)

Numan - Punch Bag

Royal T - Orangeade VIP

Voting Ends: 13.3.11

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Dot Rotten - Volume Control Edition 1


Dot Rotten X Beat Geeks - Thunder

The first edition went off with a boom bam bang bang and before I get into it, I'd like to thank Dot Rotten and my team at Roundhouse (Dayalan, Rachel and Tom) who have helped me put this project together. You all had a choice of 3 different productions, to vote from, and you chose Nightmare for Dot to go to war on. The results speak for itself DOT ROTTEN - THUNDER.


The track has had support from some of the best DJ's we have here in the UK, from Mistajam to Semtex and Logan Sama. It's been played all over the country from local radio in Manchester and Nottingham to BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra Kiss 100 and Rinse FM. I have to also shout out everyone who blogged, retweeted, shared it on facebook and generally represented.


One of the main reasons for bringing this project together was to create some new exciting music and help talented producers get some credit for their skills. Edition 1 saw Beat Geeks, who have been around for years, bring a haunted but very current vibe to the table. They're definitely a collective that you should watch out for, they've just dropped a great mixtape with Wariko & Z Dot, which you can download here.


It's exciting to see the next few months come together, with some great acts, new producers and some beautiful fresh brands, I hope every edition can make Volume Control grow to become bigger and better. In a world where even when we vote for a government we don't get what we asked for, with VC you've always got the power. Turn up the volume, take control and keep supporting as I appreciate it all. Edition 2 Griminal - GO!!


Listen to me interviewing Dot Rotten for Roundhouse Radio - HERE

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