Hottest UK Tunes Out This Week – #GRMFreshestOut [008]

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This week we bring you the 8th instalment of #GRMFreshestOut. Each week our team of experts, headed up by Dwayne Gordon-Harris (BANG Radio’s Head of Music) and DJ Sarah Harrison, deliver to you the biggest hiphop, urban and rap bangers in UK and US music.


BBC 1 Xtra Fire In The Booth Cypher

If you haven’t already seen this then shame on you! This week the internet has been going mad with opinions about this cypher. A lot of praise for the concept and artists, opinions on who stole the show but also some criticism about the lineup/ how it was conducted (most of all from So Solid’s Swiss). All of the artists showed up and delivered, representing the UK scene well, from artists that have been around since the beginning to newcomers- bottom line is we need more things like this including more of our talent.

Potter Payper – TBH/ Cocky

Potter Payper has been exciting the UK scene for a good while, with freestyles here and there but no real visuals- until now! The wait definitely hasn’t been in vain, this track is solid with Potter showing all the characteristics as an artist that have gained him so much attention. The main tracks a banger, and the snippet of “Cocky” at the end sounds like there’s still some elements of Potter that we’re yet to hear.

YJ – Saxaphone Cry Freestyle

YJ has been releasing material for a while now, showing that he’s a force to be reckoned with. This freestyle displays what we’ve been consistently seeing- he can really spit. A short, fun freestyle with a refreshing angle.

Kyze & Youngs Teflon – Rap Giants

This tracks title is pretty accurate as far as the UK Rap scene goes. Tef and Kyze are among the few who have stood the test of time and are still keeping our attention. Both show why they’re still relevant maybe now more than ever.

Scrufizzer – Do Me Something

The Dancehall/Rap combination rarely fails and we’ve seen some of the best music as a result over the years. Scrufizzer’s versatility has always been one of the things that made people pay attention and this latest instalment is no different. Scru handles the rhythm properly and much like Kyze and Giggs’ recent collaboration “Punani”, this is the kind of track that can translate to the club scene with ease.

Make sure you check out DJ Sarah Harrison’s Top 5 Hottest US Tracks Out This Week!

Meet The Writer – Dwayne Gordon-Harris

The real musical journey started for Dwayne as a kid trying to mix cassette tapes with radio recordings on his dads dual cassette deck. In his early teens, after a year or so dabbling with grime and emceeing, he reverted to his first real interest within music – DJ’ing.

Dwayne began collecting music, studying pirate radio and old Jamaican video footage and familiarising himself with any music software he could find. By the age of 15 his collective ‘Strictly Music’ (with partner G-Star) was on pirate radio stations and within the first year, being booked for house parties and clubs throughout London.

Strictly Music grew in experience and skill and successfully played at and put on events in London, Kent, Nigeria and Ayia Napa up until 2011. After many years in clubs, he turned his attention to not just playing music but exploring the artists behind it. Starting as a contributor at The Cut Magazine before taking the position of Music Editor up until 2013- interviewing artists in all musical genres from Miguel to Flirta D to Tarrus Riley.

Today, Dwayne is the Head of Music at one of the leading urban radio stations in London as well as managing talent and providing audio production services for a number of organisations.

Follow: @dstrictlymusic


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LOL: Troll Station – Hot N*gga Remix ‘Had a W*nk About A Week Ago’

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With Bobby Shmurda’s “Hot N*gga” gaining weekly remixes from some of the biggest names in the game, Troll Stations Killer Man Shankwon, alongside the TS Gang, have brought out their own version repping for the UK pranksters.

Watch as they make a mockery of the current trend, the Shmoney Dance.


He Strikes Again! F**k Her Right In The P*ssy – Part 5

Posted by: Rene

A man who goes by the name of Fred and is referred to by many as ‘The F*ck Her Right In Her P***y Guy’ has striked again with vengeance. Looks like there is no stopping the retired Kentucky based hero.

For those of you who are unaware how this so called ‘trend’ started, this video will give you insight into the recent hype across the globe.

It’s looking like live broadcastings face huge risks of being video bombed as we saw on Transfer Deadline Day earlier this month and during the summer throughout the World Cup.

This compilation video will show you exactly how much of a impact this man is having.

Met Police Apologise & Pay Out £120K For Unlawful Arrest, Damages, Assault & Racism Claims Towards A Black Male

Posted by: Rene

Last night Channel 4 reported on a story which will come as no surprise to some. Yet again the Metropolitan Police have showed that racism in the force is still alive and kicking.

In January of 2011, Nordell Edmondson now age 34, made his way to his local shop to buy his daughter some nappies only to be pulled over by the police claiming he was driving 35mph in 30 zone.

However what happened next can only be described as complete and utter unprofessionalism by the Metropolitan Police.

Speaking with Channel 4 News, Mr Edmondson describes his ordeal in detail.

Wrongly accused, beaten, roughed up, racially profiled and unlawfully arrested, Mr Edmondson, like most, feel The Met evidently have contradicted themselves. Even though the police have apologised for their actions and paid out for the damages caused, the errors in their ways still appear to be a major problem for most to swallow.

Granted some justice has taken place, but the 7 officers who have committed these offences have not yet been reprimanded for their actions, despite the case being reviewed twice these officers are still allowed to participate in their daily duties.

Who’s to say that similar unfair situations haven’t taken place since by the same individuals working for the Met? Earlier this month the Police paid out £37,000 for more racial claims towards a black female fire arms officer.

Now bare in mind that tax payers pay for the Police to uphold the law of the land and to be treated fairly, although this is rarely the case. In the past The Met Commissioner, Bernard Hogan Howe claimed there is no room for racism in the force but with Court Proceedings finding other wise and history showing us that this is an on going problem, the question remains when will someone in power actually take a stance and take action?

One MP who had something to say about the situation was Labour representative for Hackney North & Stoke Newington, Diane Abbott.

If the Police continue to show ignorance over the mistakes they have made, how do they expect the public to gain trust in the work they claim they do fairly?

Let us know your thoughts on this story.

She Still Got It! Jennifer Lopez – “Booty” Remix Ft. Iggy Azalea [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

Posted by: Rene

At the age of 45, Jennifer Lopez is still showing the world a real definition of what “Booty” really is. Looking stunning as usual the Latin Empress is joined by blonde Aussie bombshell Iggy Azalea.

Directed by the legendary Hype Williams the video for the remix of “Booty” has finally arrived.

Is “Jenny From The Block” letting these young ladies know who really is Queen of this “Twerk Game”?

WATCH: Lil Wayne Ft. Drake – Grindin

Posted by: Rene

With the Lil Wayne Vs Drake tour still in action, the visuals for Weezy’s latest single “Grindin” have been released. First forthcoming album, the ‘Carter V’ is expected to drop on October 28th and with proceedings of the tour ending this month, fans across the world will get a glimpse into what they have been missing.

There are only 4 shows left and from the footage it looks like the finale is going to pop right off!

T.I Paperwork: The Motion Picture – Art Work & Tracklisting

Posted by: Rene

As we learned a while ago T.I has been working with Pharrell on his ninth studio album. With tracks like “No Mediocre” feat the Australian beauty Iggy Azalea along with “About The Money” in heavy rotation, T.I.P has decided to give the fans a preview of what to expect on his ‘Paperwork:The Motion Picture’ project.

Executive produced by Pharrell Williams, the album is set for release on October 21st just 7 days before Lil Wayne ‘Carter V’.

You can expect to hear the likes of DJ Mustard, Jeezy, Chris Brown, Rick Ross, The-Dream, Nipsey Hu$$le plus more. As we know bonus tracks could appear at the last minute but for now the line is looking very impressive.

01. King
02. G’ Shit (feat. Jeezy & WatchTheDuck)
03. About the Money (feat. Young Thug)
04. New National Anthem (feat. Skylar Grey)
05. Oh Yeah (feat. Pharrell)
06. Private Show (feat. Chris Brown)
07. No Mediocre (feat. Iggy Azalea)
08. Jet Fuel (feat. Boosie Badazz)
09. Paperwork (feat. Pharrell)
10. Stay (feat. Victoria Monet)
11. About My Issue (feat. Victoria Monet & Nipsey Hussle)
12. At Ya’ Own Risk (feat. Usher)
13. On Doe, On Phil (feat. Trae Tha Truth)
14. Light Em Up (RIP Doe B) (feat. Pharrell & WatchTheDuck)
15. Let Your Heart Go (Break My Soul) (feat. The-Dream)
16. Sugar Cane
17. I Don’t Know
18. You Can Tell How I Walk (feat. Rick Ross)

Beware: You Cannot Charge Your iPhone 6 In The Microwave

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An on-line hoax is making the rounds claiming you can charge the battery on the new iPhone 6 by putting it in the microwave and incredibly some people are actually believing it.

Users on the message board 4chan (the same people that posted stolen pictures of nude celebrities) created a fake product description of the phone, which included a claim that it could be charged up by putting it in the microwave.

The new feature was dubbed “wave” and the mock graphic looks pretty official.

A few people have fallen for the cruel joke and ruined their iPhones while others continue to bolster it up with misleading tweets.

Unfortunately this user couldn’t wait to try out the new ‘charging’ method for his iPhone 6.


The response of people attempting to try this was so alarming that a fire brigade service posted this tweet:


FAIL! Guy Drops His iPhone 6 Live On Tv

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With the masses of Apple fans queuing up for the latest release of the new iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus, a young man by name of Jack from Australia thought it was his lucky day when a TV report gave him the chance to show off his new purchase.

For those of you who are thinking of getting the newest iPhone, here’s your chance to get to see how strong it really is.

With regards to epic fails this definitely has to be in the top ten for 2014.

#GRMFLASHBACKFRIDAY: Nikki S & Nyke Aka The Milky Mans Delight – Hey Nikki/Southside All Stars

Posted by: Rene

This week we flashback to 2002. Among other big names coming into the music industry via South London back then, there were 2 MC’s who were on the radar and making major waves in the underground, Nikki S & Nyke aka Milky Mans Delight. They had their own radio show on Delight Fm and considered themselves as ‘Two White Boys On A Mission’.


Noticed for their cockney mannerisms, the pair brought something different to the scene. Over the years The Milky Men have built up a catalogue of tracks but one of their biggest hits to date is the classic ‘Hey Nikki’, sampling the chorus from the late 1970 early 80s hit ‘Hey Mickey’ .

Putting a UK soft garage twist and remixing Mickey to Nikki, the Milky Men were on to a winner.
‘Hey Nikki’ exploded on to the underground gaining huge recognition, even getting featured by DJ EZ on the well known compilation CD Pure Garage Platinum in 2002.


When it came to garage raves the chorus would be drowned out by the masses of females singing ‘Hey Nikki’. The video was a rare sighting at the time but if you turned your radio on you were guaranteed to hear the track.

Luckily we found the video although the 1st verse on the tune has been removed:

For all our garage lovers we had to include the original mix for your listening pleasure:

With regards to grime, 2004′s ‘Forward Riddim’ sparked the rise of multiple MC’s featuring on one track, although of course it was happening prior to this in the form of So Solid’s ’21 Seconds’.

For Nikki S & Nyke they felt responsible for showing South London’s unity with regards to the grime scene. In the same year as Lethal’s smash hit, the duo put together ‘The South Side Allstars Riddim’ which was another Channel U classic.

Featuring the likes of So Solid’s Asher D, well known Garage MC Hyperactive and So Solid Youngers Skip and Frost not to mention a ton of others who were on the scene at the time.

Since 2000 The Milky Men have toured up and down the country, performed with the likes of So Solid and Roll Deep, had number of Channel U classics, released a World Cup song in 2006 and even graced Tim Westwood’s show. While the last works from the Milky Men were way back in 2009 with there Pukka Package Mixtape we salute Nikki S & Nyke for their efforts and work in the UK music scene on this week’s #GRMFLASHBACKFRIDAY.

If you missed last weeks instalment be sure to click here.

G-Unit Freestyle Over Nas & DJ Premier’s Classic “New York State Of Mind”

Posted by: Rene

G-Unit members Kidd Kidd, Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo stopped by 92Q Jams in Baltimore to deliver a brand new freestyle.

Speaking more than in past interviews, Lloyd Banks opens up about situations, and the Unit talk about their latest EP ‘The Beauty Of Independence’.

When it comes to Hip Hop the track “New York State Of Mind” is known as an infinite classic, so it was only right Kidd, Banks and Yayo dropped some new bars over it.



What did you make of the freestyle?

BET Announces EPIC Line Up For 2014 Hip Hop Award Show Cypher

Posted by: Rene

Cyphers are not only a hot topic in the UK right now. Across the pond they are getting ready for the annual BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta, Georgia, and with the award show comes some the most epic BET cyphers.

Last year we saw Kendrick Lamar fire alleged shots at Drake and this years line up is set to be just as monumental. Emcees from all spectrums of Hip Hop, battle rappers to veterans to underground artists to new comers on the scene will be joining forces to go head to head in the BET cypher.

The award ceremony will be held at the Atlanta Civic Center on September 20th.

Peep the list below:

Wiz Khalifa
Juicy J
Ty Dolla $ign
Chevy Woods
Lil’ Mama
G. Eazy
Kevin Gates
Loaded Lux
Troy Ave
Detroit Che
DJ Scratch
David Banner
Vic Mensa
Snow Tha Product
Remy Ma
King Los
Corey Charron
Rain 910
Tsu Surf
Dillon Cooper
Andy Mineo
Jarren Benton
Emilio Rojas

The real question is who do you think will go in the hardest? Let us know in the comments below.

WATCH: Introducing Show N Prove [Documentary] Part 2/3

Posted by: Rene

In April Link Up TV brought us a mini documentary about one the industries hottest producers; Show N Prove.

As the Scottish producer sat down with CJ Beatz we saw the likes of Big Narstie, G Frsh, Smiler and Amplify Dot share their views. This was also an insight for young producers to gain knowledge as he spoke on his influences and what music software he prefers.

Now for the second instalment, Show N Prove goes through his catalogue of hits, along with experiences, plus much more.

If you missed the 1st part of the documentary be sure to click here to keep up to date.

New Music! Jessie Ware – “Kind Of…Sometimes…Maybe”

Posted by: Rene

Jessie Ware’s latest album ‘Tough Love’ is expected to drop on October 13th. The home grown talent has decided to give us a sneak peak of what we can expect to hear on the forthcoming project.

The song “Kind…Of…Sometimes…Maybe” was written alongside American R&B superstar Miguel.

You can also expect to hear the likes of Ed Sheeran on her forthcoming album.

Have a listen to her latest single taken from the album ‘Tough Love’:

What do you think of Jessie Ware’s new works?

Grounds Keeper Willie From Simpsons Speaks On Scottish Independence #VOTEWILLIE

Posted by: Rene

The final day has come for Scotland to decide if they’re going to stay in the UK or become Independent.

Someone who feels strongly about the situation is ‘Scots Man’ Grounds Keeper Willie from The Simpsons.

Do you agree with Willie?

Robbery? Londoners To Pay £10 For Watching New Years Eve Fireworks Display

Posted by: Rene

Every year London holds one of the biggest fire works displays to celebrate the New Year, Mayor Boris Johnson has stated there will now be a charge.

Believe it or not what used to be a free enjoyable night for the city of London has now been made into a “scandal” according to some at City Hall.

With nearly half a million people lining the streets for the yearly celebration it is all about to change.

If you want to watch the fireworks you’ll have to be quick as there will only be 100,000 tickets charged at £10. The reason for the charge and the limited amount of tickets is because it will help slash the crowds by huge numbers.

In a statement the mayor said “London’s New Year’s Eve fireworks are phenomenally popular, not just in the capital, but across the world and we want to ensure it continues to be a safe, enjoyable and sustainable event for the long-term.”

“After consulting with our partners, we are introducing ticketing to help manage crowd numbers and create a better experience on the night.”

In 2003 the fireworks display started and it has been a free event since. In a time of recession, families and people on a whole are struggling, instead of thinking about Londoners and the tourists it seems like they haven’t considered the people at all.

While some don’t mind paying the high price tag that comes with New Years Eve, others would head to London with their families and friends to enjoy the free spectacle. It’s clear that this is a money making scheme disguised by the issue of “safety”.

A family of 4 will end up paying £40. Tickets will go on sale at 12pm on September 26 on a first-come-first-served basis,  you will only be able to buy 4 tickets a time.

For more info on this bogus change checkout:

Do you think that this is robbery or that we should be paying for such a grand service?

Get To Know Our #AAAKA Winner Elijah Eyez!

Posted by: Rene

Beginning his story in Derby, Eyez made it his mission to create a musical presence across the UK. Moving quickly up the ladder in his home city through a series of infamous rap battles, Elijah Eyez managed to catch the eye of many of his industry peers further south in London – including grime legend Ghetts (who he later collaborated with) and pioneer DJ Cameo (BBC 1Xtra). In 2014 Eyez is on a musical journey of discovery, he is putting the rap battles he became so well known for to the side and convinces us he is nothing short of a one trick pony.

After going up against his #AAAKA finalists Coops and Dora Martin, Eyez’s acoustic session was championed by the public to win a GRM music video for his track “One Day”.

Since we last spoke to you a month ago what’s been happening in terms of material dropping from yourself?

Eyez: Since we last spoke I have been completing my mixtape entitled ‘Taking Control’ which is produced by Zdot. It will be released on the 2nd of November. I have also started a five track EP called ‘Pound, Yen, Euro, Dollar’ (£¥€$).

As we know you’ve worked with a grime veteran in the form of Ghetts, have you had any other well know grime artists approach or complement you on your musical movement? If so is there anything exciting we can expect to hear soon?

Eyez: Since the tune with Ghetts I have been complimented by various artists, one being Wiley after Zdot showed him our project. But I think I still have a bit more work to do.

Congratulations again on winning the #AAAKA competition. What was your first thought when you saw it advertised? As well since your victory, has it helped push your career further?

Eyez: At first when I saw the competition advertised I instantly wanted to be involved. Because KA is my favourite drink and I remember seeing last years ‘get to know artists’ and thinking I would love to do it one day. I am very excited that I won the competition, it has definitely pushed my career. Now people see me as a serious musician instead of your everyday MC/Rapper. The “One Day” music video is at such a high quality that I finally feel proud to show my work to people.

Finally what’s your favourite meal and what flavour KA drink would you have to complement it?

Eyez: My favourite meal is mutton and rice and my drink to wash that down would have to be KA pineapple.

Be sure to follow Elijah Eyez and KA Drinks on Twitter to keep up with their movements.

Will Amir Khan Be Next For Floyd Mayweather?

Posted by: Rene

After his unanimous points victory in the rematch against Marcos Madiana, the number one question is who will be next for the Pound for Pound King, Floyd Mayweather.

In his post fight interview with Jim Grey, Floyd was asked about fighting Manny Pacquiao, the champ responded by saying “I got to go back and talk to my team, I’m not ducking or dodging no opponent. If a Pacquiao fight presents itself, let’s make it happen.”

Well according to his father and trainer Mayweather senior, Amir Khan could be next… although he stated the situation could change.

In a recent interview Mayweather Snr said, “More than likely it won’t be Pacquiao. I would say Amir Khan is No 1 on the list, but that’s still not even permanent.”

“There’s still a few other fighters out there. I can’t say who’s permanent unless they ask for it.”

After Money’s victory, Khan began taunting Floyd by saying:

“After seeing him win I believe I will beat him. Floyd, as we all know, isn’t the biggest puncher. His footwork has slowed down, he only throws single punches and gets hit a lot more. We all know Maidana isn’t the quickest, and he still got through with shots.”

This is big talk from the Bolton fighter who lost his belts two years ago to Danny Garcia, who won by TKO. Khan vowed then he would beat Garcia but failed. Since then he has won his last 3 fights putting him back in the mix with a chance to face off with Money May.

With just 2 fights left on his contract with ShoSports, Khan is hoping to be one of them. If the fight doesn’t happen for Amir he could go toe to toe with Kelly Brook for his IBF Belt.


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