Skip to main content

iBlog Daily

That's correct folks. I've managed to update my blog everyday for a whoooooooole week. Haven't done this since this time last year.

Moving on

How NOT to interview

I go on Grime Daily (erm, daily) and every day I go on there... actually I'll change what I was about to say. The internet is a great thing; it has given a lot of people an opportunity to be heard where they wouldn't have been. The same for bloggers (I'm not a blogger, I just blog a lot), traditional journalists and presenters both in front and behind the cam, myself included. However I see loads and loads of interviews yet the amount that are actually of any quality is still rare. How does that work? I can sense from a mile off those who have Google searched the night before. While that isn't totally bad thing, when you're conducting an interview with someone that most of the viewers will already have reasonable knowledge of, you have to be on your A-game. Grime Angels are a perfect example of CRINGE but one of them, (Mula?) needs to holla at me



The interview that inspired this is the one below. This is an example of some any bird-I'd-bone (ladies I love you. I just coined that as I wrote it so thought I'd share for sake of a chuckle. My intentions are not to degrade) asking basic run-of-the-mill questions. Not only that, she's interrupting him, clearly showing little interest.



And this is how you use research to make a good interview. I'm making an educated guess by the lead up to questions that this was researched the night before. If it wasn't apologies. Both birds are fit by the way



"I stay underground... Chile miner"

That's my grime #DrakeBar, if you copy it, name-check me (in a nice way). In all seriousness, I can't even begin to imagine the jubilation everyone involved must feel right now. 9 weeks underground, not knowing what was going on down there, whether the operation to rescue them would actually work, if the ceilings would fall and crush everyone... I feel happy for them and I'm not involved. Good to see good news as a headline. Imagine if every day was like this? I'm sure we'd be happier people you know.



Interview with miner. I wonder if his request to be treated normally and not a celebrity or journalist will happen. I really can't wait for a special interview asking them about their survival techniques, what they did down there, how they stayed positive and little things like how they went toilet.



Quote of the Day: Shyne: LA Reid doesn't care about hip hop from SOHH

"I’ve been fixing to get up out of there for a while now because [Island Def Jam CEO] L.A. Reid doesn’t care about hip-hop." First Nas' outburst, now Shyne? What's going on in the Mecca of hip hop? Saying that, I'm not totally surprised by this. LA Reid is first and foremost and r&b man. You would think he'd have a duty to push hip hop though. But weren't these same things leveled at Jay-Z? Wonder how much power he really had back then. Or is it as simple as Nas himself famously proclaimed "Hip Hop is Dead"?

Robbo Ranx interviews Vybz Kartel

Kartel speaks on his popularity, social responsibility and when he'll be in England. Props to Robbo on keeping in 10minutes. I'm telling you now, mine will be 30mins minimum. Know this. Big up di don Kartel, I can talk like we're friends because we follow each other on Twitter :D I was the 6th/7th person he followed.



Mission get taken for friggin Tina Turner (by @bangsandabun)

May remember this post from yesterday, this is the update here. Kinda reminds me of one of my infamous posts. Ha!

Real Badman Never Afraid: Take That 'Back For Good'

This song came up in conversation today. We were speaking about Cee-Lo beating Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow to number 1 in the singles chart last week. Great innit!? That would have been a sure-shot number 1 back in the days. Newspaper and TV coverage would have been damn-near unbearable (did I say damn-near? It would have been unbearable), the sheep would have been out in their herds. But anyway, this tune is a classic. 1995 UK #1 by the boyband. 2nd to last before Robbie kicked out. p.s. RIP TOTP



I say real badman never afraid but I know everyone liked it really. I remember everyone know the words when I heard the reggae version played out at some family function for the first time. Funny that

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

So, Jamaican Music Is Currently Dominating UK Pop Chart

Based on official UK top 100 singles chart week commencing 15th April 1. Drake featuring Wizkid & Kyla Don't listen to the afrobeats or UK funky claims, Drake made a dancehall song with elements of the aforementioned. But I addressed that in the ' Mis-Appreciation of Jamaican Culture ' post. 2. Sia feat. Sean Paul - Cheap Thrills Sidenote: Song declined by Rihanna 5. Zara Larrson - Lush Life Sidenote: Allegedly a song declined by Rihanna. Not sure how true that is. 10. Rihanna feating Drake - Work (peak chart position 2) 13. Major Lazer feat. Nyla & Fuse ODG- Light It Up (peak chart position 7) Sidenote: Nyla is part of Brick & Lace fame. They dropped one of the best written dancehall pop crossover songs ever in Love is Wicked . I believe she's the singer although she singjay's on this. 26. Justin Bieber - Sorry (peak chart position 1) 39. AlunaGeorge feat. Popcaan - I'm In Control 43. Kygo - Stay (peak chart

About Chronixx Somerset House show: this is NOT a review

So basically, I went to Chronixx's show at the prestigious Somerset House on Sunday. Had the time of my life again. Decided I'm not gonna write a review on Monday because what else is there to say? I've seen him five times (six if you include the time babylon locked off proceedings cos of curfew in Jamaica. Seven if you include his appearance at Rebel Salute) and been impressed every time. How do I keep retelling the same story? "You have to see this guy. It is one of the best shows you will experience in these times," will forever be the moral. If you wanna read a review of this show  go here . You can take in my reviews of Chronixx in 2014 and 2013 . If you wanna do that and wanna hear what I've got to say, stay here.

Remember When Riddims Were King

Before you read, thank you for your interest and hope you enjoy. I actually fleshed it out into a book. You can get your copy from www.nolongstories.com   Now for what you came here for... When Riddims Were King 23rd May 2020 will be remembered in history for one of the most epic events in one of our universe's darkest times. We will never forget the night dancehall kings and former extremely heated rivals, Beenie Man and Bounty Killer, battled on the Verzuz platform built by hall-of-fame producers, Timbaland and Swizz Beatz. An unfiltered, 360-degree view on Jamaican dancehall events was showcased; DJ’s and dancing (Beenie Man’s daughter Desha Ravers) to deejay’s clashing on the same riddims. The latter elements provided the jewels in the night’s highlight reel, and undoubtedly the best thing to happen on the Verzuz series. Word spread like guava jelly within the dancehall community and Jamaican diaspora upon announcement. Not only was it a clash between the longest and fier