Thursday, 28 January 2010

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Why does racism intrigue me so?

This story about a white guy from Brixton who was racist and tried to kill a black man in Mitcham is pretty scary. Mainly because the black guy could very easily have been me, very easily. Racism intrigues me so much, I don't know why! Racism from anybody, I like it. The humourous elements, the dangerous elements, the evil elements, I want to understand it all.

To be a racist with an intent to kill in Brixton? That's crazy. Not because you wouldn't expect it to happen here, but because it could so easily happen here. When you think about the route causes of racism in our society, they're as easy to see in Brixton as anywhere else in the world. If people find themselves facing enough instability and have access to weaponry like Jamie Bunter did (20 years old for fuck sake) you have a very unstable and unpredictable environment on your hands. Brixton is unstable and unpredictable at the best of times. I feel like a voyeur saying it, but Columbine style rampages are not too far in the future if this kind of behaviour is in any way consistent.

I think the escalating gun culture and the increasing levels of frustration and miscommunication between the communities in this country could lead to some fairly dark times.

EDIT: Reading this back it kinda seems like I'm blowing this out of proportion and trying to scare people. I'm not. Racism is just one potential catalyst in my opinion for something as horrific as a shooting spree. When writing this I was taken down a very visual path, one which ended in a very dark place, but I feel like my point is apt. It's very easy to feel trapped in London and it's very easy for your frustrations and your fears to become hate, at that point anything can happen. With gun culture in Britain becoming more and more the norm the fusion of those things, unfortunately, I think is inevitable. Maybe not on that scale, but the potential is very real.

Things keeping me occupied...

Example and DJ Wire have got a new mixtape up on


Dirtyphonics - Teleportation (Audioporn)
Don Diablo & Example - Hooligans (Spor Remix) (Data)
Chase and Status - Ruffest Gun Ark (Ram Records)
Miike Snow - Black and Blue (Netsky Remix) (Sony)
Noisia - Deception (Ram Records)
Deadmau5 - I Remember (J Majik and Wikaman Remix) (Virgin)
Example - Watch the Sun Come Up (Blame Remix) (Data)
Example - Girl Can't Dance (Chase and Status Remix) (Data)
Sydney Samson - Riverside (TC Remix) (Data)
Example - Won't Go Quietly (DC Breaks vs Vent Remix) (Data)
Animal Collective - Daily Routine (Domino)
Fake Blood - Mars (Jack Beats Remix) (Cheap Thrills)
Wiley - Take That (Island)
Dizzee Rascal - Bonkers (Dirtee Stank)
Example - Pink Notes (White)
Don Diablo & Example - Hooligans (Data)
Example - So Many Roads (Herve Remix) (The Beats)
Example - Instant Replay (White)
Example - Won't Go Quietly (E..P.I.C Remix) (Data)
Don Diablo & Example - Loud (Data)
Example - I Don't Want To (Jack Beats Remix) (The Beats)
Little Boots - New In Town (Semethy and Sheldrake Remix) (679)
Florence and the Machine - Drumming Song (Jack Beats remix) (Island)
Dubfire - Roadkill (Science & Technology)
Project Bassline - Drop The Pressure (Jack Beats Rave Rinse Remix) (Cheap Thrills)
La Roux - I'm Not Your Toy (Jack Beats Remix) (Polydor)
Jack Beats - U.F.O (Cheap Thrills)
Count & Sinden - Strange Things (High Rankin Remix) (Domino)
Faithless - Sun To Me (Emalkay Remix)
Skream & Instra:mental - No Future (Nonplus Records)
Example - Won't Go Quietly (Wire Remix) (Data)
Breakage ft. Newham Generals & David Rodigan - Hard (Digital Sound Boy)
Rusko - Cockney Thug (Caspa Remix) (Sub Soldiers)
Troller Snatcher - The Future (Dub Police)
Rusko - Woo Boost (White)
Wire & Sylo - Raise the Finger (Dub)
Redlight - MDMA (MTA Records)
Don Diablo & Wire - Hooligans (Wire Remix) (Data)
Wire - Tales From The Crypt (MTA Records)
Cotti ft. Doctor - Rise The Temperature (MTA Records)
Emalkay - When I Look At You (Dub Police)
Redlight - Robot Chopsticks (MTA Records)
Prodigy - Take Me To The Hospital (Rusko Remix) (Take Me To The Hospital)
Example - Watch The Sun Come Up (Joker & Ginz Remix) (Data)
Example - What We Made (The Bipolar Men Remix) (The Beats)
Liquid - Liquid is Liquid (Wire Remix) (Televizion)
Rogues - Not So Pretty (Example and Wire Remix) (50 Bones)
Your Twenties - Billionaires (The Bipolar Men Remix)

Download Link

This is the Tinie Tempah record I mentioned. I don't like Auto-Tune as you know, but it works on this song and the beat, the flow, the murkage. Shit is so hard.


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Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Good to be back

I appreciate all the comments, messages and emails you've been sending me. I also appreciate those who have posted the song, especially Akira who has a mixtape/T-Shirt coming out in 2 days. I now have to decide what song to give away next...I've got some "Songs" but I also have a thing I produced pretty much. That will be on the mixtape definitely. I wouldn't say I produced it but Jack says I did and I guess I did. It's my first original production. I did all the production and arrangements on 'Beware of the Voices' on my last tape which is where I got the bug for controlling the record front-to-back but that was Ice Cube's beat originally, he got jacked. How do you like that Cube? You got Cube'd!

Anyway, I doubt that's the song I'm going to be giving you next week. I've got a load of options. I should probably ask you guys but I don't want to spoil anything. It's going to be a banger though. Something with a more traditional arrangement than 'Loose Change' which was amount of bars formed into one huge long verse while Jack brought in crazy synths, guitars, drums and what-not, building into a crescendo, an explosion, a cliff...which of course manifested itself in the word "Bitch". That's my style. Writers love to take their words and throw them off a cliff like that. Into the lake, after hitting a few rocks on the way down. "Bitch".

So it's my birthday tomorrow. I'm, years old. I'll tell you next year. To celebrate I am going to take Thursday off and spend time with my family. Woo. Then on Friday I'm going to see Avatar with Jack. I hear it's great. I'm not so into lanky blue guys talking for 3 hours but I can't ignore everybody who comes up to me and slaps me for not having seen it any longer. If I hate it I'm never trusting people ever again. I'm going to make an album about how Avatar made me stop trusting. Then I'm going to kick James Cameron in the nuts for stealing another 3 hours of my life. I'm, years old now. I can't waste that shit. Then on Saturday I'm going to get drunk with my niggas. I don't know where yet. But drunk is the important thing. Then on Sunday I'm doing straight, non-stop, unadulterated recording. Oh yeah. I've got many songs ready to go, Jack had to pick up some new studio elements this week and we're going to bang out some hits.

That's about it. I was given Hadouken's new album on Sunday, I haven't given it a proper listen but James is my boy from Leeds '06. God damn '06. That's 4 years ago now. Crazy.

Example is number 6 in the charts everybody. Number flipping 6. He'll be number 1 in the summer. He works so hard. We're all so proud of him. It's only when you look at the chart and see who he's ahead of that you realise just what an incredible job he's done. Keep going Ell.

Okay. That's me for now. I've run out of things to say. BE GONE!

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

MP3: Marvin The Martian/ Loose Change

I said I was giving away a song today and here it is. I'm giving you another next Monday and then the mixtape. Spread it around, tell your mother and her mother that I went in, then Bluetooth her the joint on the bus. I'm going in and I'm staying in.

Marvin The Martian/ Loose Change [ZSHARE]

Monday, 25 January 2010

You've got 24 hours to get ready

I'm dropping a pace setter tomorrow. I'm officially back Tuesday January 26th 2010. Two days before my birthday, I had a meeting yesterday to go through my new shit and what I want to do, we decided to give you something hard this week. I've decided tomorrow. I'm shitting into the abyss like fuck it. Kill the buffalo, leave his carcass and watch the vultures circle.

'Loose Change' will hurt feelings.

The best in the country. Sick of the games. Be ready.

Friday, 22 January 2010

Also buy Example's new single 'Won't Go Quietly'

Because he's my boy and he's as real as they get. He's going to chart top 10 with this single because he worked his arse off and he fucking deserves it.

Like I said

Blog claart!

I've neglected you. So sporadic, so busy, so exceptional.

I want to blog like I used to blog because a) it meant I kept up with all the B-S in the world and b) it was good for the Google Ads. But alas I am too busy and I just don't feel like it. I've noticed a lot of people have sacrificed that blogging boom of 2008 for pretty empty webspace. I'm not going to do that completely. I'm going to do some proper blogging over the next few months. What's going on Marvin? You okay? How's things? Excellent? Excellent I hope? Yes. Things are excellent. Thanks for asking. You're a scholar and a gentleman.

I wish I had some crazy depression story to tell, or an IV drip coming out of my thumb to explain my disappearance but I really don't. I've been in the studio, writing and recording, waiting for a reason to hurt feelings with my amazing rap skills again but nothing really came up. A whole gang of schoopidness. British rap is successful for the first time ever but it has come at a cost. Clearly. That new Tinie Tempah record goes extra hardness though. Everybody go and buy that when it comes out, I don't know when it does but I will find out because joints is bangin.

Instead of waiting for the climate I've decided I'll set the climate. Like fuel emissions, or government agenda, whatever. I'm going to drop 100+ songs in 2010 starting with a new mixtape which I'll be giving you in the next 31 days. I wanted it for the start of Jan, then the end of Jan, now I want it when it's ready. I'm sick of people asking me for a new mixtape for the whip, for school, for the ipod, for the journey to work, for the crew, for the block, for the blogs. So I'm just gonna fucking give you all one. Not just one, the best one yet. I've been listening to my last two recently and think they're pretty good, I know where I need to fine tune though.

After my first mixtape I'll have another pretty quickly following. Then another, then who knows? You will decide. I can't be fucked playing chess with these duck, duck, goose playing pricks. Waste of my fucking time. I know you feel me. Which one of those tramps comes near me? Not a one. Seriously. So I'm just gonna hurt the skreets with new shit.

That's my word for today. Tomorrow I'll fill you in on what I've been listening to/watching/eating or whatever.



What the blog claart?