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Saturday, Saturday, Saa-tur-day

But I'm still blogging.

1. I-Octane 'Bloodshed' inspired by yesterday's daily bread post Maikal X 'Bear With Me'

I-Octane's delivered a strong cut on Don Corleon's Changes riddim. I feel the riddim is underrated. A lot of big tunes on that. Bloodshed contains some powerful lyrics in regards to murder and garrison living: sets the mood of the tune with "Battlefields and borderlines let me lose 5 friends. But I ah gwaan like a reverend, I nah lose I meds" (translates as gang warfare has killed friends but I will stay against that and hold the faith); potent first line: "I see friends ah kill friends, weh share outta one plate and chat through zinc fence" (pretty self-explanatory); borrows from Jah Vinci, "Watch your friends weh you smoke with... them same ones will take you weh. Them claim say them with you, they're not with you they will make you dead. So be careful how you spread your bed." Now do you understand why I listen to reggae? Real emotive music. Poverty driven music > plastic ballers



2. Eye candy of the day (coughMonthcough) = Pia Brown inspired by her Facebook page

This Dele youth stole my idea. I told Pia couple years ago I'm gonna make an r&b tune to have her star as the main lady. She looks like a convincing actress too, and my gawd does she look great! Good video overall, but Pia *salutes*



3. Jungle > D&B inspired by song on 1Xtra

I don't listen to it enough for me to give the greatest opinion HOWEVER from what I do know, Jungle is better than (one bagga) Drums & (not that much) Bass. I like both songs I've posted so you can't accuse me of bias.

Listen to this:



Now compare that with this:



You hear the bass in that, innit? That's me keeping it vocal as well. I didn't even draw for a tune with a bassline sampled fromm reggae. If there is stuff similiar to Sweet Love, holla at me.

4. HGM grime remix and still get pushed back random thought inspired by MTV Diddy x Skepta MTV performance

To think Skepta's about to embark on a nationwide tour with MOBO awards, been on tour with Chipmunk, featured on NDubz single, remix with Diddy courtesy of public demand on Twitter yet his album has been pushed back from its October 24th release date. Music industry is crazy. He would have put up some strong numbers. Hope he manages to maintain until the new date next year. p.s. Chipmunk is a smart dude



5. Welcome to black history month inspired by WoldStar

Well, I don't think it is over there. 90 year-old American wants to ask a question to "colored" people. Classic.



Also, WorldStar? Whu's it called World Star when it's mainly US content? I'm sure Yanks account for majority of its views. That's a bit like World Series in Baseball when no one else plays it, innit?

Anyway, that's all folks. Short and sweet cos I have a life to live on a Saturday. Looking forward to XFactor tonight. Hopefully they'll provide me with some material for tomorrow

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  1. aww marv ive just seen your post on me :). I'm flatterd, thankyou. I like the rest of your blog too.
    Pia

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