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R.I.P. Oasis

Yes, badman do like Oasis. Think this calls for this calls time for the second installment of "Ain't Afraid To Say I Like..." If I could be a rock star I would be either of them. Liam had nuff swag, I mean look at how he handled the Michelle (some may call it mic commonly pronounced "Mike" - not 'round 'ere mate), Noel was an excellent songwriter and an alright stand-in singer. Aside from a few tunes (ain't gonna front like I've heard any albums) rated them man for sticking fingers up at media training. Evertime they spoke, people took note. Sounds cliché, I'd most probably receive a kick for saying this but they kept it real/true to themselves. Liam even sung songs like a chant from the football stands - obviously a bit better than your local Teryy, Gary and Baz (Barry). Good on 'em. Now to my fave tunes. I feel like a hooligan when I sing them. Come on, let's be avvin ya! Will drop this in a soundclash one day Watch the mo

Biggest Tune for Notting Hill Carnival

I think the most apt song for Notting Hill carnival is this: Wont get played because people don't know it, but 6:30pm lock off is a joke ting. All them people standing out there idle = trouble. Do they really think anyones going home at them times? After parties don't start for at least another 3 hours, but that doesn't even matter. Who goes to a party as it starts?

MOBO Nominations - Full List - My Rant

Italic = who I believe will win. Disclaimer: not neccessarily my opinion of who is best, just guess work BEST UK ACT Alesha Dixon Bashy Beverley Knight Dizzee Rascal DJ Ironik Donae'o Mr. Hudson N-Dubz Tinchy Stryder BEST NEWCOMER Alexandra Burke Jade Ewen JLS Laura Izibor Master Shortie BEST R&B/SOUL Beverley Knight Ciara Jeremih Keri Hilson Lemar BEST HIP HOP Chipmunk Dizzee Rascal Drake Eminem KanYe West BEST VIDEO Dizzee - Bonkers Alesha Dixon - Boy Does Nothing Chipmunk - Diamond Rings Beyonce - Single Ladies Mr Hudson - Supernova BEST SONG JLS - Beat Again Chipmunk - Diamond Rings KIG - Head Shoulders Knees&Toes Tinchy Stryder & N Dubz - #1 N Dubz - Strong Again BEST ALBUM - voted by fans Kanye - 808s & Heartbreaks Tinchy Stryder - Catch 22 Bashy - Catch Me If U Can Beyonce - I Am Sasha Fierce N Dubz - Uncle B BEST REGGAE - if Sean Paul isn't there Serani, if he is Sean Paul Mavado Sean Paul Serani Tarrus Riley Vybz Kartel (The contr

MOBO Nominations 2009 - My prediction

Tonight sees the announcement of the nominations for the annual (what year are we now?) MOBO awards which will take place in Glasgow, Scotland. *vinyl scratches and music stops* Yes, Scotland! Official line is they are taking it on the road until 2012. Yeah right, that doesn't sit right with me. Since when did MOBOs become an ambassador for sports and 2012? Stop the jokes, I didn't even lol behind my screen with a straight face. What you really mean is no embarrassment brought on from booin in a far from capacity crowd by unruly Londoners who probably blagged their way in for discounted prices anyway you bastards!!! In addition to that, the Scots will possibly be much more appreciative of seeing their favourite black artists. It's a bit far though isn't it Well it isn't quite my predictions, mainly because I cannot remember the categories but what I can guarantee is that Tinchy, N-Dubz, Chipmunk, Master Shortie and Bashy will be up for Best UK male (if there is

Bounty Killer vs Vybz Kartel - Father vs. Son

Unlike Ele vs Flippa this war actually has substance. If you don't know here's a brief: After being written a few songs by said artist, Bounty Killer (Killa) introduces and mentors (sons) Vybz Kartel Kartel appeared & performed at Beenie Man (Killer's arch-enemy since 190-long) wedding Kartel declares emancipation from Bounty Killer-led Alliance camp stressing the need to grow his own wings to fly Killer calls Kartel ungrateful Mavado and Kartel war begins, Killer makes a whole heap of subliminal songs directed at Kartel... Kartel has made a few songs directly dissin Killer, but Killer never really outright replied causing many and even Kartel ( Click for Vybz Kartel dissin Alliance "Suck pu**y Killer can't diss me" ) to suspect the once fearless Killer was running scared of the 'War Angel' aka Gaza yout' Vybz Kartel. Killer finally plucked up the courage to send shots at Kartel But most notably with Chatta Box Vybz Kartel allegedly miss

Flippa Mafia vs. Elephant Man

This is most probably the weirdest war ever. Ele is all about the dancing, Flippa all about the money. Granted Flippa was going at Killa earlier this year and Unfinished House is a big tune but both artists success are based on the aforementioned gimmicks. I hope they reveal this was all some big joke meaning neither of them decide to clash at Sting. Flippa dropped a line about Ele in a song called 'Who Me?' on TJ's Unstoppable riddim. TJ is known for 'Beauty' and 'Beast' riddims which featured Vybz Kartel vs. Mavado amongst many other solid cuts. If you aren't familiar with that you will definitely know new riddim dubbed Unfinished Business which laid the foundation for 'So Special' by Mavado. The line: "Not even them yout' them can't maintain/ that's why I'm glad me and Ele not the same" Ele obviously took offence Flippa's response Elephant Man replies Bwoy it look sticky pon Flippa right now. I'

Ain't Afraid To Say I Like... Rick Astley 'Never Gonna Give You Up'

I "ain't afraid to say I like..." it is gonna be a new category I'm playing with. Not 100% on the title, may change when I find something catchy. Focus will be placed mainly on songs but I have an idea for at least one other thing I'll put in this category. Conditions for this section: we all have things we like but are afraid to say in fear of what other people will say or are things which may not be cool to like, but I'm raggo telling the whole of the www ends who visit this space "I like it" cah I don't fear no one! Setting off the series is this 80s classic by the ginger Rick Astley. I didn't mind being Rick Roll'd as I enjoyed listening to the song and the subtitles helped me sing-along. Believe it or not, this gets played in Jamaica lol. Bet you didn't know that If you haven't been fortunate enough to have been Rick Roll'd, check this link

Flashback Friday: 110s (Trainers/Sneakers)

Sooooooooooo after a hiatus the Flashback Fridays make a return. I apologise for missing out the previous 3 weeks, had other stuff doing. Today's topic is about popular old skool kicks/creps/boogs/and any other word that I can't remember to call trainers or as the Yanks say "Sneakers" circa 1999-2002 which cost £110. Back in these days, trainers were all about ostentatious designs whereas nowadays its simple designs and if you wanna push the boat out get loads of colours. Back in these days trainers would cost more than your whole outfit. The spoilt kids had them (£75 I think) cos' no one was old enough to work legitamately so them kids were usually envied. Those with more than 2 pairs got attention from the budding gold digger. Back in them days parents bought one pair of trainers and you wouldn't get another until they were written off and then some. You had to prove to your parents that they were old (playing football in them at break time was usually th

Hip Hop legend speak on Gully vs. Gaza

I found this on a popular dancehall forum. Not sure about the validity of it but I'll take it as legitimate. If it isn't erase his name from the text and imagine someone else said it (mi nah tek back no talk!) Mr. Cee Says Squash The Beef Aug 17th, 2009 by robk007. A Hip Hop Legend says “Caribbean Music Can Be A Monster,” However… I got a chance to reason with a Hip Hop Legend last Friday, the one and only Mr. Cee. Depending on the depth of your knowledge of hip hop culture, you may know Cee as Big Daddy Kane’s DJ, or as the man who recorded the demo tape that got Biggie Smalls his deal with Puff Daddy. Or you may just know him as the influential radio personality at New York’s #1 radio station, Hot 97 FM. Besides playing great hip hop and R&B, Cee has been influential in helping break many dancehall records on the international market. Hot 97 plays more reggae than most of the urban format stations in America. So I had to ask him the $64,000 question: You were involve

Earwig selection v. 2

Alright I did the 1st part a very, very long time ago. Wouldn't like you to believe this is a straight follow up but I couldn't find a title which suited the post better. Holiday blue are still lingering and that will be expressed in this post. Not only that but Dancehall and Reggae music is the best in the world if we are honest about it. One of the hottest tunes in Jamaica right now. Mavado on this riddim is locking dances. Can see this working as Erupt - Run Dem Head part 2 in UK Rate this too, another courtesy of Gaza leader Summer tune of 09 One of the realest tunes about! Love these conscious songs in dancehall. Feelin the Bugle on the riddim too Big tune by Laden. Fi di tugs dem yazeet, yazeet, yazeet! I'll throw in some Yank music cos' this guy is just that guy. From I first listened to The Warm Up back in June, this song got repeat treatment Enjoy

Bolt is that damn guy

I really didn't think he was going to buss it true I didn't think he was bothered. Now I know Bolt just wants to break records I will never doubt him ever again! In Bolt we trust Shouts to Bridgette Foster-Hylton who finally got her gold medal in the 100m hurdles yesterday! Well done to Olympic champ Melaine Walker came through today and won 400m gold.

Vybz Kartel's Usain Bolt tribute

In celebration of Usain Bolt's incredible achievements (Gold and WR in a like "Did he just really run that time?" speed) Vybz Kartel decided to make a tribute Bit poor don't? To make up for it watch the race again How does a 6'5 man drive out of the blocks like that? Unbeatable I was going to do a big blog on what I did and still do consider as the most intense sporting rivalry of the year, but I was too busy. I apologise. In brief I was going to comment on the way the two had stayed apart, Gay had ran the faster times but in the better conditions etc. but sadly I'll never get to write it because Gay, although gave a valiant effort which was worthy of gold, was dismantled in absolutely astonishing fashion. Bolt to the world. And for those who don't know which dance he did with Asafa Powell (vid cuts off before), it is called luggo luggo and was featured in this summer 08 chart-topper Go on laugh, but everyone bussin these in the dance is better