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Skepta + JME Freestyle – DJ Swerve on KISS

Posted in Freestyle, Grime, Live Music with tags , , , , on May 29, 2009 by Spiko

This is sick no lie, pure fire

Wiley Ft. Donaeo & Breeze – People Don’t Know [EXCLUSIVE]

Posted in Exclusives, Singles, Videos with tags , , , , on May 24, 2009 by Spiko

Such a tune! Not heard much from Breeze in a while or his brother Brazen (Bring back the other Roll Deep MC’s), Wiley also hooks up with Donaeo on this one, it”s got grimey elements to it but more commercial.

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Boy Better Know – Too Many Live [Live at Radio 1’s Big Weekend]

Posted in Live Music, Videos with tags , , , , , on May 16, 2009 by Lee

Courtesy of WestwoodTV.

Big live.. Why wern’t JME there? His bits shit anyways.  8/10

Wiley and Skepta – Where’s My Brother [Live]

Posted in Videos with tags , on April 13, 2009 by Lee

Good quality video, class stuff on tour in Singapore. I’m guessing Skeptas gunna be on a remix maybe. Anyways, 10/10

Does Crazy Titch Still Hold Relevance In 2009? [Blog]

Posted in Blog with tags , , , , , , on February 23, 2009 by Lee

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It’s like the good old days. Grime’s steady march towards sanitised professionalism and a grinning, marketable face  (enter electro-grime) has taken a conk on the head through the recent war between Wiley and Durrty Goodz. It’s provided me with ample entertainment, and sly, shameless smirks at revelations of ‘paedos’, cross-dressers and ‘baby mums’.

But that’s just the trimmings. Goodz’s latest reply has brought to the forefront the war’s main focus; an MC conspicuous by his absence, regarded by die-hards as a ‘legend’, and a figure already shrouded in nostalgia, having currently served just over two years behind bars. Crazy Titch is still remembered, yet is he an impotent figure as grime moves forwards, or one that still holds relevance in 2009?

His energy and relatively precocious song-writing skills, married together on the underground hit I Can C U, the boisterous character that clashed with Dizzee Rascal on the Conflict DVD, and his uncompromising, lyrical delivery paradoxically marked him out as an individual, while simultaneously epitomising the grime sound in its prime. Yet his style has been left behind with grime’s natural evolution, hastened by the empty pockets of its Flag-bearers. Dizzee Rascal was still around during grime’s golden era; he took his chance with Boy In Da Corner. He hasn’t looked back. Wiley has rued lost opportunities, but a number two single and a current tour of Australia makes the pill easier to swallow. Titch’s hype on the streets could well have led to larger success; the rise of South London rapper Giggs proves the point.

However, the chance wasn’t seized and, while the success of contemporaries makes a stark contrast to his situation, Titch underscores it himself on the Goodz dub; his uneasy references to funky house, the newest form of UK underground music to make a stir, and ‘rolex sweeping’, are in a present he has been sequestered from. Boy Better Know’s Too Many Man highlights the conscious move of grime acts to more dance-orientated music, alienating Titch’s lyrics of almost comic violence.

As MCs have gradually established ways of operating, and past guinea pigs now regarded as precedent, the paths have been defined for future artists. Optimism doesn’t look over its shoulder, and Titch is in the rear-view.
His direct relevance may become more tenuous by the day, but his mere, former presence has guaranteed a legacy that won’t be forgotten. Ghetts has proclaimed that the scene ‘ain’t been the same since Titch has been away’, and another rising East London talent, Griminal, has stated a desire to take up his mantle. With a stark flow, blunt rhyme schemes, and a philosophy of attacking beats, he has the ingredients.

The need to move forward has been embraced, yet to do that successfully, the past needs acknowledgement. Titch forms an indelible part of grime’s history and, if the music is to credibly reach out to a wider audience in 2009, it could do worse than remember its original traits; those which Titch exemplified to perfection.

– Written by Fullygrown Grime.

Wiley ft. Kano and Ghetts – She Glows (Remix) [Video]

Posted in Videos with tags , , , on February 17, 2009 by Lee

A very bad quality version of this video leaked, and now we have been graced with the final good quality version. It’s a very very good song (10/10), and even though the video is simple, it’s somehow very good. Lol.

Durrty Goodz – Pantys, Bras, Coke and Camera feat. Crazy Titch [Wiley Diss Round 2]

Posted in Singles with tags , , , on January 13, 2009 by Lee

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This is a rip from Logan Sama’s Radio show, and the next ‘episode’ in Wiley vs Durrty Goodz. 2-0 to Goodz, simply for the hilarious factor.Goodz gets Crazy Titch on the intro and outro (in response to Wiley saying “P.S Titch said go suck yourself” on the end of Wileys last diss). Goodz takes the best beat of last year (Nocturnal – Don’t Phone Me)… and comes up with a hilarious chrous and some really funny bars again (“How can he swing when hes in a gstring” LOOOOL). Wiley can’t match Goodz in any way. Don’t get it wrong though, I am a BIG Wiley fan still! Lol. Oh yeah, 10/10!

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