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Tune of the Day: Mavado 'All Dem A Talk'

Had a big conversation about what makes dancehall great. Came to the ultimate conclusion that is speaks for and to me. This is a great example. I listen to this and get gassed. He's talking for me.

This songs about people watching and talking about/threatening me, but it doesn't mean anything 'cos I'm the baddest. It isn't even something I directly relate to but I feel like it. Dancehall EFX riddim is coming to done the world yeah. Mavado hasn't done a song like this in a while. Probably his best song in this vein since 'I'm So Special' (hate that song now. Overly rinsed). Mandem will get it straight away. Girls probably won't get it 'til it drops in a club and the mandem go mad. Casual fans will say "He's just repeating the same thing" until they hear it in a club. Metro's/hipsters or whatever them emotional hip hop/electro people are may never get it.

Pic of the Day: Some any Harold getting a whine from a Chantel

Jacked from MediaTakeOut (by way of a friend. Badman nuh check MediaTakeOut). He's gettin' it in. I wanna be the black version of him when I grow up

Jamie Woon 'Night Air'

Heard it before but didn't really feel it. Guess it's one of those where there is a lot of hype but it didn't match up to my expectation. I probably stopped a big dancehall tune for it. But yeah man, this tune is a different vibes. I'm rocking right now. His voice is sick, and the beat is some next ting. Some haunting combination. Yeah man. And this has nothing to do with seeing him in the final 5 of BBC Sound of 2011. I stand alone. Not plugged into the matrix at all.

The good people over at Pinboard made a movie. I think this is the first version I heard of it. Didn't think it sounded all that. The real ting does.

Wretch 3-2 feat. L 'Traktor' A64

Not criticising but I'd feel like a prick if I sung in an American accent then went back to London slang afterwards. Like "Why am I singing this way when I don't talk like this". It just occured to me whilst watching this acoustic vid. Don't call me crazy but I can hear the English accent shouting "Oi, you pri*k! Why have I always got to be on the subs bench when you're singing, ol' chap? You giving me the old heave ho? Telling me cheerio?" Ok I'm running the stereotypical UK jokes from the US perspective dry now.

Watch it and tell me I'm wrong.

Donatella gets interviewed

Jacked from her site. Know what, I wish I had it where all you needed to say is my first name and people knew me instantly. That's when you know you've made it. Unfortunately for me, well unless my name is mentioned in certain circles, that won't be me.

But yeah, presenter Donatella gets interviewed. She looks mad exotic innit? Brown and ting with the nice hair and ting. If you read this Donatella, "Sup?"

This Amy K is a good presenter. Sure I've seen her face somewhere before. Problem with these days are it may not necessarily mean from road. Internet = it could be on youtube, tagged in a facebook event, twitter, MySpace...

Check Donatella's website out

Cleo Sol 'Grenade' cover

Paramore 'Only Exception'

B52's 'Love Shack'

Who remembers skanking to this on cable? The Box used to play this a lot. Banging song. Produced and writter by the legend Nile Rodgers. Saw him in concert last year. If you don't know who he is, wiki him then go on YouTube. Loads of his have been sampled, Chic 'Chic Cheer' ('Love Like This' Faith Evans/Fatman Scoop's rubbish song), Diana Ross 'Upside Down' ('Cold Rock A Party' by MC Lyte), David Bowie 'Let's Dance' (Puff Daddy featuring Notorious BIG 'Been Around The World')... Know what I'm gonna do a flashback review. That concert was sick!

Anyway, here's 'Love Shack'


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