Iggy Azalea Doesn’t Crowd Surf Anymore Because Fans “Try to Finger” Her

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Iggy Azalea stopped by New York station Hot 97 to promote the release of her new album yesterday, and revealed to Ebro and Rosenberg why she no longer crowd surfs during her shows anymore.

“I will get lurk tweets for like a week before my show, like ‘I’m about to go to the Iggy Azalea show and I’m going to finger her,’ and I’ll see it and be like, please don’t!,” she said. “That’s a violation. I don’t actually like that stuff…I’m only doing like 2,000-seaters but I still have to have barriers, even if it’s like 200 people, because people try to [assault] me.”

As a precaution, Iggy now wears three layers, two pairs of underwear and skin-colored tights, as a “protective barrier.” Check the full interview below.

 

Iggy Azalea’s new album The New Classic is out now.

Camden Crawl 2014 announces lineup additions (Ghetts, Krept & Konan, Little Simz, DJ Target & More)

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The multi-award winning festival Camden Crawl is back after an extended break, bringing its trademark varied and eclectic roster to Camden on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st June across 25 specially curated stages.

Amongst the acts over the course of CC14 be sure to keep an eye out for the likes of Ghetts, DJ Target, Plastician, Krept and Konan and Little Simz representing the UK scene.  Stay tuned for more announcements in the coming weeks, looks like the CC14 guys have a few more surprises lined up for sure.

1st release tickets are on sale now – For full event details head to www.thecamdencrawl.com

Best news we’ve heard in ages! Trim is Back

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More good news comes in this week and it seems that maybe the reports of a grime scene revival might just be spot on.

One things for sure, the grime scene needs it’s characters, the unique MCs and personalities. The guys that have helped grime to stand out over the years and have ultimately helped to build it into what it is today. Yesterday, in an interview with Noisey/VICE, Trim announced his return after a brief hiatus, revealing his future plans and direction as he preps his long awaited album, “Crisis”.

Concerning his position in the scene, Trim has always been something of an enigma. Comfortable to run in a different direction to the rest of his peers, he’s garnered his acclaim and recognition playing the long game. The accompanying cover shots of Trim sat alone around East London work to illustrate this, expertly. Trim famously stepped away from arguably the most successful crew to emerge from the scene, making it clear he has no issues with standing alone – in the shadows, the darkness, the secluded areas. Its a fitting piece of irony that just when the spotlight shines on grime once more that Trim re-emerges from the shadows once again.

Check out the full interview with Noisey here

Trim’s forthcoming album “Crisis” will be released later this year via his label A Secluded Area of Music.

Artists: Trim

She Can’t Stop Winning: Lupita Nyongo’o Named People Magazine’s Most Beautiful Person 2014

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Born in Mexico and raised in Kenya, Oscar winning actress Lupita Nyongo’o beat off competition from the likes of Jennifer Lawrence and Scarlett Johansson to scoop People Magazine’s Most Beautiful Person 2014.

Lupita revealed in her interview with People that she didn’t always feel beautiful growing up as she first equated beauty with what she saw on television: “Light skin and long, flowing, straight hair,” she says. “Subconsciously you start to appreciate those things more than what you possess.”

Calling all Air Max 1 fans! #CrepCheck

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World cup is nearly here along with it are the upcoming Nike Air Max 1  Breathe  ‘City pack’  London, lets take a closer look…

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Nike sports wear have used new breathe material to construct this summer trainer, this peace is part of the Nike world cup city pack hitting the shelves this summer of 2014.

Nike Air Max 1 fans tell me your thoughts on these.  Will you be copping these bad boys?

Crucial cop for May #CrepCheck

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Fries with your saucony dude??

Saucony have done it again! Introducing  END. x Saucony shadow 5000 ‘Burger’

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This master piece has come to life through the collaboration of END and Saucony, the shoe looks good enough to eat, these will most definitely be a quick strike affair !

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They will be available from End Hunting Co 01/05/14

And online 03/05/14

Will He Flop Or Not: Is Giggsy The Right Man For The Job?

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The biggest football club in the world, the most successful club in England was just too much for David Moyes to handle in the end. As a man that had never won a major trophy in his career, many predicted it.

So after that spectacular fail, Ryan Giggs has now stepped in as interim manager according to reports. The new debate emerging now is, should Ryan Giggs gets the permanent role. The most successful premier league footballer of all time but can he cut it in the dugout away from the pitch?

Below are some of the best tweets from the day on the situation. Do you think Giggs is the right man for the job or should United be looking at the experienced likes of Klopp, Simeone, Martinez?

This Saturday it’s going offff! Livin Proof @ Village Underground

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Easily London’s premier hip-hop night, Livin Proof is back at Village Underground (Shoreditch) this Saturday and it’s set to be another massive one. DJ’s on the night include resident DJ’s Khalil, Budgie, Rags and Snips.

The 3rd batch of tickets have just gone up for sale so just a hint here, get em now before they’re gone!

There’s nothing more to say really, get your tickets here, turn up and turn uppp! We’ll see you Saturday.

RASCALS – SO HIGH

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BRAND NEW FROM THE RASCALS

PGBR – 1996 (TUNE OF THE WEEK) MASSIVE!

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Record of the week

MOYES OUT?! Reports suggest Man United to sack David Moyes within 24 hours

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Manchester United manager David Moyes could be sacked within 24 hours, according to Sky sources. The club are currently refusing to comment.

On Sunday, United slumped to a 2-0 loss away to Everton on Sunday – the club Moyes left to take the United job.

Shares in the club listed on the New York Stock Exchange are currently down more than 2%.

Louis Van Gaal, the manager of the Dutch national team, is the early favourite to take the job if Moyes goes. An outside bet is on Ryan Giggs to step up from Assistant into the role. What do you think should happen?

WE DID IT! Meridian Dan charts at No.13 with “German Whip”

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Ladies and Gentlemen, we made it happen. Grime Music is finally back in the national charts.

We called it here months ago when the single was picked up by PMR Records and its now a reality. After weeks of promo and some fantastic support across the whole scene, “German Whip” featuring JME and Big H came in a new entry at no.13. I’ve got a sneaky feeling its not done there either, it could be a riser as the weeks go by.

This is just the first step for Dan, trust me when I tell you there’s more on the way for sure.

Congrats to Dan, HeavyTrackers, Big H, JME and the PMR team again.

German Whip Season! Mercedes-Benz Concept Coupe SUV

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I’m just gonna go ahead and say what we’re all thinking…this is Mercedes version of the X6 isn’t it?

Lets not get it twisted though, that’s not a criticism at all.byhis beauty here merges the best qualities of an SUV and coupe, making this a sporty drive with enough space for the dog and kids. Its powerednby a 3.0 liter V6 good for 333 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque mated to a nine-speed automatic gerarbox

We haven’t heard confirmation on whether or not this will become a production reality but this should give a good indication of the marque’s possible design direction for any future SUVs. Peep a few more shots below.

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AAARRDD! Nike x Pigalle Air Force Ones! #CrepCheck

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Nike have teamed up with Pigalle to create some bad ass sneaker heat for you Nike Air Force 1 lovers.  Are you ready for the Nike X PPP collection  (Pain O Chockolat, Pigalle, and Pompon)?????

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Stephane Ashpool’s inspiration for these amazing creations  came from his  balling days, when it was ok for your sneakers to get worn down and dirty! It was ok to be seen balling with a ‘hustler’s shoe’

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The Parisian God of  urban street wear reopened my eyes to the beauty of the Nike Air Force 1 model and I can not wait for them to drop which is 26th April !!!!

Look out for these basketball inspired beauties

Huaraches for £50! – The Size sale is here

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Happy Easter everyone !

Not only is the Sun out but so are the Mid-Season bargains courtesy of Size!

 

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Now only £50.00 from £90.00 one of the many great offers at size just a click away >>size.co.uk<<

A sale not to be slept on get involved and bag yourself a bargain today, don’t say I didn’t bring you in.

 

Kanye West & Common combine to create 20,000 jobs for Chicago’s Youth.

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With a recent study by the Chicago Urban League reporting that over 90% of Chicago’s black male teens are unemployed it’s no secret that “Chi-raq” has been nothing but a place of turmoil in recent years. This week it was announced two of the City’s most famous sons, rappers Kanye West (Donda’s House Charity) and Common (Common Ground Foundation) have teamed up with the Chicago Urban League to create thousands of jobs for the youth of Chicago.

This initiative will be partly funded by an annual music festival, the AAHH! Fest, which will be held September 20-21 in Hyde Park, Chicago.

At the press conference yesterday announcing the initiative, Common had the following to say:

“Obviously, one of the biggest reasons our kids are going through what they’re going through is because of poverty. I was doing an event in the neighbourhood and there were some kids from Englewood and I said, ‘Man, what do y’all really need? What’s gonna stop this?’ And they were like, ‘We need money. Man, if we could work.’ They want a chance.”

Round of applause for both of these guys putting their influence and reach to the forefront to create opportunities for those that need it most. We live in an era where any sign of negativity from rappers would be shared and broadcast on blogs, such a shame this move won’t receive half as much coverage.

GRM Daily Going Out Guide: Ready For The Weekend? Easter Special

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Ready for the weekend? Not to worry, we’ve got you! Every week we’ll throw up suggestions on the hot spots to hit in London and around the UK.

CLUBS

Sat 19th – WAHALA Comedy Clash & After Party @ IndigO2
FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY THE ENTIRE CARIBBEAN JOINS FORCES TO TAKE ON THE ALMIGHTY AFRICAN ALLSTARS
WAHALA Comedy Clash : Caribbean United Vs African Allstars
Tickets here

Sat 19th – South London Soul Train @ The Bussey Building
The South London Soul Train Steams in for another Multi-Level trip to good time central aka the Bussey building/CLF Art Cafe for 3 floors and 4 rooms of wholesome all night goodness! Buy tickets here

Mon 21st – Livin’ Proof x Work It
For your hip-hop fix get on down to the Bussey Building for a night spread between two rooms (Livin’ Proof & Work It).
DJ’s on the night include Budgie, Khalil, Rags, Snips and much much more. Tickets here

 

EVENTS

Cutty Sark Treasure Trail
Designed for kids and adults. The Cutty Sark egg hunt will take you on a quest for chocolatey treasure and the chance to win a family ticket to Camp Bestival. Simply spot where the Cutty Sark chickens have been laying their eggs to be in with a chance. Cracking!
April 18-21, 10am-5pm, free with admission to Cutty Sark. More info here

Berwick Street’s Record Store Day
The area around Berwick Street in Soho is still home to the biggest concentration of indie record shops in London. An outdoor main stage will host live acts all afternoon but unfortunately as of now, the line-up is still under wraps. Special events on the day include a street food market, special Record Store Day discounts on clothes, and art and design sessions.

 

FOOD & DRINK (Easter Special)

Montezuma’s
Montezuma’s provide a fantastic range of award winning chocolate gifts and luxury chocolate bars including handmade chocolates.
Prices start at £4.99 for a pack of chocolate bunnies
51 Brushfield St, E1 6AA. Liverpool Street

Philip Neal Luxury Chocolates
Philip Neal Luxury Chocolates is an original and vibrant chocolatier which lays on beautiful treats which include a ‘graffiti egg’ with abstract squiggles (£22) and an egg covered in gold leaf (£41.50). 43 Turnham Green Terrace, W4 1RG.

 

Be sure to check back here over the weekend as we’ll be adding more and more events over the weekend.

Want your event featured on ‘Ready for the weekend’ – get in touch editor@grimedaily.com

Shots Fired! 50 Cent says Diddy’s new single is “garbage”.

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It’s been a pretty good week for Diddy, after topping the Forbes but you can always count of 50 Cent to bring the drama in. Diddy earned a reported $120 million in 2014 taking his total to $700 mil but 50 Cent, who also made the top 5 had a few opinions to air out on Diddy this week.

In a new interview with Baltimore station 92.3 Jams, Fifty spoke on everything from his relationship with G-Unit to his forthcoming slbum ‘Animal Ambition’. 50 then moved on to Diddy stating:

“If the guy doesn’t have significant savvy with the actual business or with the actual culture he’ll be out of here,” he said. “You’ll see Jay around as long as he’s been around. What he’s on like 11 albums? Puff’s still out there.”

“He don’t even need a record. Cause he don’t got one,” he said. “Like you know Puffy ain’t got no music that you wanna hear. That ‘Big Homie’ shit is garbage. I’mma keep it all the way real with you. Because the guy says ‘Don’t worry about if I write my rhymes, I write checks.’ And then sings to you.

This isn’t the first (and definitely won’t be the last time) fif takes aim at Diddy as back in 2012 he commented that diddy’s Dirty Money album was “trash”.

#ThrowbackThursday Live & Kicking

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It’s been over two decades since Live & Kicking first burst onto our screens. Running from 1993 to 2001, Live & Kicking introduced a whole generation to as list of presenters that would stay on our screens across the 90s and 00s. The likes of Andi Peters, Zoe Ball, Jamie Theakston, Ortis Deley and Trey Farley.

Live & Kicking gave us Mr Blobby, Rugrats, Run The Risk, X-Men, Kenan & Kel, Smart Guy, The Wild Thornberrys.

For the older generation I’m sure you’re more familiar with the show that took over from Live and Kicking over on ITV, another classic UK TV institution – SMTV: Live featuring the legendary duo Ant & Dec with Cat Deeley.

Nowadays with the popularity of Sky, video gaming and the internet there really is no need for these types of programmes anymore I guess but today on Throwback Thursday we remember a vital part of growing up in the 90s.

Crazy! Britain’s Youngest Parents (Mum 12, Dad 13)

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A couple have become Britain’s youngest parents after a girl aged just 12 years and three months gave birth to her 13-year-old boyfriend’s baby.

The girl was at primary school when she conceived last summer and had a daughter last weekend, The Sun has reported. The girl cannot be identified for legal reasons and lives with her 27-year-old mother, one of the UK’s youngest grandmothers, in North London.

The girl, a pupil in year seven, had the baby last Sunday evening with her boyfriend, who is just 13 and a year nine student at another school.

It’s crazy to think we live in a country with 27 year old grandparents!