AAARRDD! Nike x Pigalle Air Force Ones! #CrepCheck

Posted by: Jewels

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

Posted by: Jewels

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.

Posted by: Tobi

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

Posted by: Tobi

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”.

Posted by: Tobi

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

Posted by: Tobi

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)

Posted by: Tobi

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!

Mike Delinquent – Rollers #1 EP – (Out Now)

Posted by: Tobi

Mike Delinquent drops his first instrumental EP in over 4 years – Rollers #1, containing a trio of banging instrumentals.

Three rolling instrumentals to support the release of MDP’s latest single ‘Tension’ featuring Terri Walker, out on Champion Records. The 3 track EP comes with the tracks “I Am 808″ (my personal favourite), “Anything” and the grimey “Van Damme Riddim”.

Listen to Rollers #1 here

Buy Tension Ft Terri Walker here

Kano Ft Ghetts – The Kings Speech [Free Download]

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The two Grime kingpins team up and deliver the venom in this madness!

Artists: Kano , Ghetts

No Messing Around: 14-year-old arrested for tweeting a terror threat to American Airlines

Posted by: Tobi

A 14-year-old Dutch girl who sent a terror threat to American Airlines as a Twitter “joke” has been arrested by police in Rotterdam, reports have emerged.

The girl, whose profile says she is called Sarah, wrote: “Hello, my name is Ibrahim and I am from Afghanistan. “I am part of Al Qaeda and on June 1 I am gonna do something really big bye.”

The airline stated:

“The safety of our passengers and crew is our number one priority.  We take security matters very seriously and work with authorities on a case by case basis.”

 

According to local media reports, police in the Dutch city confirmed that she has been arrested in relation to the threat. There’s a valuable lesson to be learned here, guys!

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FIRE! Supreme x The North Face partner for Spring/Summer 2014 Collection

Posted by: Tobi

Another day, another big fashion collab and this one looks like it was all worth the wait. Supreme x The North Face partner up on some new items for their 2014 Spring/Summer Expedition Collection.

The range comes offered in teal, yellow, globalmap print, or black and are priced between $148 for the backpacks and $338 for the jackets.

The Supreme x The North Face Expedition Collection will be available online and in-store in New York, Los Angeles, London on April 17th, and in Japan on April 19th.

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New Trend?! Twitter reacts to Kid Cudi wearing a crop top at Coachella!

Posted by: Tobi

Kid Cudi rocked a set at Coachella over the weekend but it wasn’t his music that got people talking, nope. Cudi sported a red crop top which alerted the fashion police. Here’s some of the best tweets on the situation. What’s your opinion on Cudi’s fashion choice here?

 

 

 

 

 

The Dandadda @ Brixton Jamm (26th April)

Posted by: Tobi

The Dandadda momentum, a new musical movement founded by Dan Vinci, is a blend of Electronic Drum ‘n’ Bass, Dubstep, Hip Hop, Rock, Blues and Reggae sounds. Having worked with the likes of Basement Jaxx, Example and Misha B, there is a growing anticipation about his new debut EP,’The DANDADDA’. To celebrate the launch of it, he is putting on an intimate night at Brixton Jamm on 26th April.

Special guests Ragga Twins are set to perform an hour long set before the main event and guest DJ’s will be playing throughout the evening.

Words – @ReminaNair

The Escalator Fund is BACK!

Posted by: Bernie Mac

We’re launching The Escalator Fund with Bigga Business again and we’re looking for those who have got early stage businesses or advanced business ideas!

The Escalator Fund is a low-cost funding initiative designed by GRM Daily and Bigga Business to fuel new businesses and give 18-30 year old entrepreneurs a chance to bring their business ideas to life along with hands on mentoring and expert advice.

This is a real chance to get up and do something with guidance from those who have done so.

pic1The Escalator Fund is our way of giving back to the Urban community and helping bring success for all. We had an amazing first time round, investing nearly £100,000 worth of business funding into the community. The second time round, we want to invest even more! 


We support all kinds of businesses from fashion, music, digital, food, PR, sport, we’ve even had an electrician and a plumber!

Businesses that have succeeded with the help of The Escalator Fund are:

Rucksack Society
- a street wear store based in Basingstoke, they deal with skate wear and urban wear.

Bubble Boys
- competitions provider where the players wear big inflated bubbles playing football.

DOF 413 Productions
- video production company that specialises in high budget music videos and short films

Zing Zing Zoom Apparel
- fashion clothes design selling Bloodline merchandise for a record label. Part of the bloodline family.

Space Boy Fly
- street wear clothing line based in Hornchurch.

OCD Clothing London
- new artistic urban culture clothing brand. London’s urban brand alternative to the so called College brands.

OTB Regime 

- Bespoke urban t-shirts design company.

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If you’re struggling in your 9-5 or seriously want to get your ideas off the ground then this is for you.

This is for the grafters, the imaginators and the motivators.
Those who see opportunity, those who are making one.
Those who don’t want to do the 9-5 and want to do the 12-12.
Those who have their all to give and have all to gain.

To apply email escalatorfund@biggabusiness.com for more information.

http://biggabusiness.co.uk/the-escalator-fund/

Reports from Jamaica suggest Vybz Kartel is Snitching to lesson his 35 year sentence!?

Posted by: Tobi

Late last week the Jamaica Observer reported that convicted entertainer Vybz Kartel told the police the whereabouts of several wanted men in Portmore, St Catherine in a move to gain his freedom, or at least a vastly reduced prison sentence, the police said.

Kartel along with André St John, Shawn ‘Shawn Storm’ Campbell and Kahira Jones were all found guilty and slapped with life sentences for the murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams, who police say was bludgeoned to death at a house in Havendale, St Andrew, on August 16, 2011

These snitch revelations first aired during a Jamaica Observer interview with a high ranking officer who revealed:

“He wanted to meet with the commissioner who assigned a member of the high command to meet him. During the meeting he offered information on wanted men in Portmore and also coughed up a number of illegal firearms. He was trying to broker a deal to get the charges dropped,” the source said.

The police said several wanted men were subsequently arrested.

As of now, Kartel supporters claim this is dirty police tricks trying to sling mud on the reputation of the “Wurl Boss”. What do you think?

H&M x Alexander Wang announce collection for 2014.

Posted by: Tobi

Swedish fashion retailer H&M have announced the next in their line of high profile design collaborations will be with Alexander Wang.

According to a press release from the brands, Alexander Wang x H&M will be released on November 6 with a whopping 250 stores carrying “accessories and apparel for women and men.” Wang shares his excitement about the collection, noting that H&M provides the perfect creative plane for design:

“I am honored to be a part of H&M’s designer collaborations. The work with their team is an exciting, fun process. They are very open to push boundaries and to set a platform for creativity. This will be a great way for a wider audience to experience elements of the Alexander Wang brand and lifestyle.”

We can’t wait for the look book to drop for this one. H&M are surely onto another winner following collabs with Isabel Marant and Versace in recent years.

Support The Scene! ‘German Whip’ Out NOW!

Posted by: Tobi

With easily the biggest grime hit of the year so far, we’re hoping Meridian Dan will  exceeded all expectations and entered the UK charts with German Whip.

As of the past few days its been doing exceptionally well with the best response to the news came from Wiley as he tweeted:

I been waiting for this day so my manager can finally see that grime can chart …it’s been 6 years trying to prove this to him. #GermanWhip

Shouts to Dan, Big H, JME and the team at PMR Records. Get German Whip here (it’s only 99p) – LET’S GO!

Three white creps you need this summer!

Posted by: Jewels

Summer is just round the corner which cocaine whites will you be rocking this summer?

 

Here are our hot picks for the summer……

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Nike Roshe Run – Available from Offspring  uk7- uk11 (including half sizes)

http://www.offspring.co.uk/view/product/offspring_catalog/5,21/2014711642

 

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Adidas Superstar II Trainer- Available from Schuh uk7- uk13

http://www.schuh.co.uk/

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Nike Air Huaraches have not yet dropped rumour has it they will be dropping on 01/05/14!

You can however pre-order them on Ebay.co.uk.

You may also see a triple black Nike Air Huarache re-stock on 01/05/14

 

Sox’ Debut Album ‘Winning and Chilling’ out Sunday! (13th April)

Posted by: Tobi

Following months of hype, Brum MC Sox is about to drop his debut album entitled Winning & Chilling’ on the 13th of this month via the Lord of the Mics record label.

Peep the track list below and pre-order ‘Winning & Chilling’ here

TRACKS:
Intro
It Won’t Change
Winning & Chilling
Brum to Ibiza
Mumma Mia
Playing Games
Dr Robotnik
Squidwards Tenacles
Anymore
Go Fuck Urself
Higher
Boring
I’m Not Stupid
Horizon
Outro

Wembley Arena to be renamed in June

Posted by: Tobi

The world famous London venue have announced it will will switch names on June 1 after AEG Worldwide signed a 10-year naming rights deal with energy company SSE. Wembley Arena will be known as The SSE Arena from June.

Tom Miserendino, CEO, AEG Europe revealed: “Wembley is one of the world’s most iconic venues, steeped in history with some of the greatest artists having performed under its roof. Over the last few years, however, the venue landscape in the UK and Europe has changed with many more venues for artists and acts to choose from.”

The final event to be staged at the 12,500 capacity Wembley Arena before it is renamed will be a UK garage revival concert featuring performances from Kele Le Roc, Ms Dynamite, Artful Dodger and Sweet Female Attitude on May 31.