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This is why Grime > UK Funky

Shamelessly jacked this idea from UGK (UnderGround King) journo JP.

We all remember this Channel U (channel 467?) classic

I'm even from them ends but I recognise this to be a classic. Was better than the south equivalent and I'm from south

(Just for the sake of it)

This is the UK Funky remix of North Weezee

What the hell is that all about? No vibes whatsoever. Don't get me wrong the beat isn't bad but it's the sorta song I'd rather smoke weed to and "I don't smoke the reefa!" The intro was nice, went on a bit too long but nice. Just clocked the girl singing is the girl spitting on the original! Sign of the times.

My main gripe is this: a vital element to any anthem is a call-and-response hook. Was powerful on the original song - ok, I'll admit I'd sing it in my head when at a club. "Where do we come from?" - check, but what's the singing response about? They don't think people will sing it back do they?

They were scraping the bottom of the barrel for artists too. I swear the Quincy guy is a DJ a.k.a. the "bashment DJ" who got cussed after UK Funky Live? I'm not really a "top 40 urban club" guy (they play rubbish music that makes me feel like Marty from Back To The Future), but I know who 2 of the other people are and they are both DJs. The rest are anonymous to me. Not a bad thing, as most of the original dudes were anyone to me, but the original dudes were better than these.

And I think I've seen CCTV images on Crimewatch slightly worse than this video. Original video must have had the same budget, but was million miles better.

Last thing though, I ask all Funky MCs; "What would you be without Coldsteps?"


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