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[NEW MUSIC] Wale feat. J. Cole – Bad Girls Club (Full Version)
July 14, 2011, 7:41 pm
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We saw snaps of the 2 on set a few weeks back and then we were teased with the preview snippet.

Now oments ago, Wale took to his Twitter account to finally release the full mastered version of his new single “Bad Girls Club” featuring J. Cole. And it’s a banger! Check out the track, released 19th July, below.

SME x



[FRESH VIDEO] Drake – Marvins Room (Official)
June 28, 2011, 1:49 pm
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Out of the blue, the official video for Drake’s slow jam smash “Marvins Room” were released this afternoon.

The video is in keeping with the theme of the song with blurred images and spinning rooms, giving that drunk impression. “I’ve been drinking so much that ima call her anyway and say…”. Watch the video, below.

Take Care coming September.

SME x



[NEW MUSIC] D Double E feat. Dizzee Rascal – Bluku Bluku
June 26, 2011, 3:02 am
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Oh my goshhhhhh! D Double E, Dizzee Rascal and Footsie all flooded out Twitter timelines with #BLUKUBLUKU for the last 24 hours in anticipation for the premiere of the lead track from D Double’s new EP also named ‘Bluku Bluku’.

As advised in the 1,000,000 tweets, we locked into Westwood on Radio 1 at 9pm and boy were we in for a treat! The track dropped, and on it, was a verse from none other than Dizzee Diz! It came as a complete surprise and it was so refreshing to hear Dizzee on a grime beat again.

Shout to S-X on productions, who is slowly establishing himself as the best producer on the scene right now.

Listen to D Double E and Dizzee shout “Bluku Bluku!” below, and head over to iTunes to download it NOW!

SME x



[VIDEO] SXSW FILM FESTIVAL ACCEPTED FILM: DIPLO (DOCUMENTARY)
March 23, 2011, 9:52 am
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"This is diplo; also Wesley Pentz..."

Here at SME, we’re rather partial to moving documentation; especially when it gives us an insight into the people who cause us to skank. Diplo, the man behind record label Mad Decent and his avatar Major Lazer, has been featuring this short documentary at this years SXSW.

Whilst preparing for his annual Philadelphia Mad Decent Block Party, Diplo – unsurprisingly – reveals himself to be a salt of the earth kind-of-guy, talking about the influences he takes from studying both film and anthropology.

Shot mesmerizingly by director Wing-Yee Wu, this is one not to miss. Enjoy.

SME x

Via AYMEN.tv



[NEW MUSIC] DJ Khaled feat. Ludacris, T-Pain, Busta Rhymes, Mavado, Twista, Birdman, Ace Hood, Fat Joe, Jadakiss, Bun B, Game & Waka Flocka – Welcome To My Hood (Remix)

Coming to a Sunday league near you; self appointed manager and chairman DJ Khaled, has drawn up a 13 strong team which he will play under the name of Welcome To My Hood. Ok that might not be entirely true, but it does allow for humorous mental images!

He has however called upon 12 Hip-Hop heavy weights for the official remix of Welcome To My Hood. The pulling power this man has is unquestionable; the line-up is ridiculos! And it will come as no surprise when we tell you it lives up to expectations. WOW.

SME RELOAD: [FRESH VIDEO] DJ Khaled ft.Rick Ross, Lil Wayne & T-Pain – Welcome To My Hood

CLICK HERE FOR DOWNLOAD LINK



[NEW MUSIC] Durrty Goodz – Battle Hype
March 15, 2011, 1:22 am
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An 11 minute grime track from 1 artist has got the whole scene up in raptures tonight, after it was aired for the first time by Logan on his Kiss 100 show. The name on every one’s lips is Durrty Goodz.

Has he called for the whole scene? Who cares? This track is a madness! He switches the flow up so many times it will have you questioning if this really is a battle as the title would suggest; Battle Hype. Listen out for some of the familiar flows he mimics.


Props to HypeFrank

SME x



[LISTEN] The Strokes – Angles (Full Album Stream)

Ladies and Gentlemen, the wait is over; The Strokes are back and here we have their latest record in all it’s glory.

Angles is the New York bands first album for almost 5 years; an incredible wait for a group with so many plaudits and a massive following.

They kicked off all the hype with the release of Under Cover Of Darkness as a free download via their website and this was followed by leaks of Machu Pichu and You’re So Right and a performance on SNL.

Listen to the album in full below and let us know if it was worth the wait!

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SME x

SME RELOAD: [VIDEO] The Strokes perform on Saturday Night Live
SME RELOAD: [FRESH VIDEO] The Strokes – Under Cover Of Darkness



[FASHION] JOHNNY CUPCAKES FLAGSHIP STORE – CARNABY STREET, LONDON

After dossing around (culturally) in Boston during the festive period, SME realized there was more to the historic city than Marky Mark and epic St Paddy’s day celebrations. Whilst on one of our daily back-seat-of-the-car city tours we were introduced to a fella by the name of Johnny Cupcakes.

Anyone whose surname is related to a baked desert is a legend in our books* – SME were hooked from there. Johnny Cupcakes is a clothing brand, which began as a t-shirt line and was founded in 2001 in Massachusetts.

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The brand’s logo is skull and crossbones, with a cupcake silhouette replacing the skull; the cupcake being a recurring theme within the graphics on the clothing, often replacing recognizable images from pop culture.

Johnny’s boutique stores are known for recreating classic bakery themes, so when SME heard a flagship was opening on London’s Carnaby Street, we were on a next hype – and by the look of the photo’s from it’s opening event on the weekend , so were most of London!

In the 10 years since its inception, Johnny has amassed a world-wide cult following due to his mantra of inclusiveness of customers, ethics on social responsibility and quite simply, the bad-man garms he creates – many of the designs being exclusive one-offs.

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SME are now Johnny disciples and we’re pretty sure the entourage will be too.

*His real surname is in fact, Earle; though SME think he should legally change it to ‘Cupcakes’.

London flagship: 10 Fouberts Place , Carnaby Street, London http://www.johnnycupcakes.com/blog/

SME  x



[VIDEO] Cyhi The Prynce – XXL 2011 Freshmen Class Freestyle
March 14, 2011, 7:33 pm
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It’s fast turning into G.O.O.D. Music day here at SME with the number of related posts. For once, however, it isn’t all about Kanye.

Having received the honour of being selected as a member of the XXL 2011 Freshmen Class, Cyhi The Prynce’s celebrates by releasing the customary freestyle. Watch the video and see what he had to say on being selected below.

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“It means a lot to me to just be known as one of the up-and-coming artists. I always like to say I got kept back twice from the Freshmen cover, but it’s a privilege just being amongst some of the best up-and-coming artists out right now and being publicized by the biggest hip-hop magazine. It’s a dream come true. It’s what every artist wanted to be. You know they want to see themselves on the cover of a magazine, or heavily publicized, so it’s an honor to me. It’s a blessing and a half. Right before I linked with Kanye, my car got repossessed. Everything wasn’t all peachy, peachy for me. I have a lot of plays this year due to me and this Kanye situation.

Freshman is like a stepping-stone. Most artists think this is the biggest point of their career. This is a stepping-stone to bigger and better things, especially with XXL. I want to have one with just my face on it, that’s the cool thing. I just need to stay working and capitalize off of every opportunity I get.”

SME x

SME RELOAD: [VIDEO] Diggy Simmons – XXL Freshman 2011 Freestyle



[VIDEO] Kanye West to perform at Vevo SXSW PoweStation concert 19/03/11
March 14, 2011, 6:38 pm
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As promo video’s go, SME have seen few edited better than this. The video in question promotes the recently announced news that Kanye West is set to perform at the Vevo SXSW PowerStation concert on March 19th.

Ye songs, videos and interview footage, both old and new, have been cut up, mixed and edited seamlessly into a promo video that has got us excited and we’re not even going!

SME x




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