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[VIDEO] Ghetts – Who’s On The Panel by wearesme

Following MTV’s announcement of the ‘Best Of The Best Top 10 UK MC’s 2010’ list, SME immediately expressed our annoyance at the outcome and it looks like we weren’t the only ones who weren’t impressed…

Ghetts is one of the MC’s who controversially didn’t make the cut and it’s safe to say he wasn’t best pleased. So, he took it upon himself to make a quick new track on which he could air his dirty laundry. He even got a video shot; this guy means business!

Check out what Ghetts had to say on the matter below.

SME x

SME RELOAD: [NEWS] MTV Announce Top 10 Best UK MC’s of 2010 List

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[NEWS] MTV announce controversial list of Top 10 ‘Best Of The Best’ British MC’s of 2010 by wearesme

MTV tonight announced the Top 10 UK MC’s of 2010 and it certainly wasn’t short of controversy.

The panel, which included: Joseph ‘JP’ Patterson (MTV), Logan Sama (Kiss 100), Ras Kwame (Broadcaster), Charlie Sloth (BBC 1Xtra/Radio 1) Chantelle Fiddy (RWD & Mixmag), Hattie Collins (RWD), Elijah (Butterz), Stanza (True Tiger), Ara (The Jump Off) and Donatella (Flava) all discussed and voted for their favourites. However, news has leaked that the list was altered at the last minute owing to pressure from industry representatives for leaving out certain individuals; namely Chipmunk and Dizzee Rascal.

The altered list did not affect the number 1 spot, with Tinie Tempah rightfully reigning supreme after an incredible 2010, but the whole premise of the list appears to be unclear.

Does chart success determine the position? What is the definition of an MC? Is Dizzee still classified as one? And obviously, why was the list altered?
If chart position is the main factor that determines the list, it begs the question; why was Wretch 32 removed following the success of ‘Traktor’ in the UK chart?

The inclusions of Maxta on the original list and Lowekey on the revised, is a bizarre choice on both counts; neither have had any success in the charts and if you ask any grime fan they will no doubt bombard you with names of MC’s who are deemed better than the aforementioned.

The first of which would be JME, who unexplainably is nowhere to be seen. And this after having released what SME believe is the best grime album of 2010; BLAM! Any ideas? No neither do we.

None the less; MTV should be given credit for commissioning the show and as a result giving the UK Grime scene the exposure it deserves.
You could argue that it’s irrelevant who made the list as the show has sparked discussions around the country; especially on Twitter where opinions have been rife since the announcement. Artists on the list will be recognised for being there and those who didn’t make it will be the names on everyone’s lips for weeks to come.

Check out the lists below:

Orginal list
1. Tinie Tempah
2. Skepta
3. P Money
4. Wiley
5. D Double E
6. Devlin
7. Wretch 32
8. Professor Green
9. Giggs
10.Maxsta

Revised List
1 Tinie Tempah
2 Dizzee Rascal (added)
3 Skepta
4 Pro Green
5 Wiley
6 Giggs
7 Devlin
8 P Money
9 D Double E
10 Chipmunk and Lowkey (added)

*UPDATE* Click here for Ghetts new track & video in response to not making the list!

SME x



[Fresh Video] Mystro – UK 2010 Rap Up by wearesme
January 18, 2011, 8:57 pm
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Last week we brought you the genius UK 2010 Rap Up, in which Mystro spits about all of the top talking points from last year.

This week we bring you the video.

Enjoy.

SME x



[FREE DOWNLOAD] Mystro – UK 2010 Rap Up by wearesme
January 10, 2011, 1:42 pm
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UK rapper Mystro has followed up last year’s ‘2009 Rap Up’ with the 2010 version. He covers most of, if not, all of last years major talking points and amazingly makes them rather comical. His take on the likes of England’s failed World Cup bid, student riots and the new coalition government are a great reminder of the year gone by and all the goings on.

Have a listen for yourself, it’s pretty much genius.



DOWNLOAD LINK

SME x



[NEWS] SME Highlights of 2010 by wearesme
January 5, 2011, 10:25 am
Filed under: News | Tags: , , , ,

Ok, so it’s a bit late, but 2010 whizzed by and we do still have 360 days to go in 2011 and so far we have welcomed it with style.

Here are some of our blogging highlights of the year gone by:

April

May

June



[VIDEO + SNAPS] Rihanna, Jay-Z, Kanye & co bring in 2011 in style @ Marquee, Las Vegas by wearesme

It was a night unlike any other the Vegas Strip has ever seen at the grand opening of Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on New Years Eve.

Acclaimed global superstar DJ Erick Morillo kicked off the night with a set in the club’s Main Room and led the countdown to 2011, while Interscope’s Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre got the party started in the club’s VIP room with DJ Ross One. After the Jay-Z and Coldplay private concert in the event center at The Cosmopolitan the celebrties decended en masse to the new mega club for a historic opening.

HOVA was joined by the likes of Kanye West, Flloyd Mayweather, P.Diddy and our very own Florence Welch.

Check out footage of Kanye and HOVA on the mic, and pictures from the night below. It looked incredible!

CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTOS FROM THE PARTY



[NEWS] Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg named ‘Person of the Year’ 2010 by wearesme
December 16, 2010, 9:47 pm
Filed under: News, Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been named Time magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’ for 2010 and at 26 becomes the youngest since the first ever ‘Person of the Year’; Charles Lindbergh, who was 25 when he was selected in 1927.

The award is given to the figure Time believe have had the most influence on events in 2010. Time managing editor Richard Stengel said Mr Zuckerberg’s social networking service was “transforming the way we live our lives every day”.

Zuckerberg co-founded Facebook while a student at Harvard University in 2004. The social networking site now has more than 500 million users worldwide, employs more than 1,700 people and as many of you are probably aware, has had been subject of a film charting its rise; The Social Network.

Mr Zuckerberg, estimated to be worth $6.9bn (£4.4bn), is one of the richest people in the US, and earlier this month he became one of the latest billionaires to pledge to give away the majority of his wealth. He is one of 17 new people to support a group, founded by Bill Gates and his wife along with Warren Buffett, which encourages America’s wealthiest to publicly promise to donate to charity.

In a statement, Mr Zuckerberg said the Time award was “a real honour and recognition of how our little team is building something that hundreds of millions of people want to use to make the world more open and connected. I’m happy to be a part of that.”

Congratulations Mr Zuckerberg, but please stop pissing around with the Facebook layout! Thanks.

SME x




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