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[VIDEO] Cyhi The Prynce – XXL 2011 Freshmen Class Freestyle by wearesme
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



[FREE DOWNLOAD] Mac Miller – Best Day Ever (Mixtape) by wearesme

It’s finally here; 19-year-old Mac Miller’s Best Day Ever mixtape featuring Wiz Khalifa and Phonte.

Having recently been appointed in XXL’s Freshman year for 2011 alongside the likes of CyHi The Prynce, Diggy Simmons and Yelawolf amongst others; big things are predicted for Mac Miller.

SME x

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[VIDEO] Diggy Simmons XXL Freshman 2011 (Freestyle) by wearesme
March 4, 2011, 6:11 pm
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Diggy Simmons has been named as one of XXL’s Freshman of 2011 (11 of the hottest prospects in HipHop/Rap right now) and rightfully so. Granted; he has the best mentor any aspiring rapper could ask for in the form of Run DMC founder Rev Run – his father, but he hasn’t rested on his laurels.

He has the witty lyrics of someone twice his age and as you can see from the freestyle below, he flows effortlessly.

Here’s what Diggy had to say on being selected for the Freshman Cover; “Being here means a lot. It’s always been something I thought was real cool, as a new artist to be on, and it was something that I wanted to be on this year. When I heard [I made it], I was like, ‘What?’ You know, that’s something I was freaking out over, because I was putting in all this hard work, and to see it, you know, actually see the things come to past my ways, it’s just crazy. There are certain goals that people wanna reach, and being a new artist, I’m sure—well, hip-hop artist—I’m sure being on the Freshmen [cover] is one of them. And that was something that I definitely wanted to do. I mean, being here is crazy.”

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For more on Diggy in XXL mag click HERE.

SME x

SME RELOAD: [FREE DOWNLOAD] Diggy Simmons – Part Presents Future (Mixtape)



[VIDEO] Rihanna brings out Drake & Kanye West during NBA All-Star Game performance by wearesme

Rihanna performed during the half time show of the NBA All-Star game at the Staples Centre in LA just moments ago. During her performance of ‘Whats My Name’ she brought out surprise guest Drake and this was followed by an epic entrance from Kanye to perform ‘All Of The Lights’.

Watch both performances below:

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SME x

SME RELOAD: [FRESH VIDEO] Kanye West feat.Rihanna & Kid Cudi – All Of The Lights



[VIDEOS] Brit Awards 2011 Performances by wearesme

Adele – Someone LIke You

Rihanna – Medley

Tinie Tempah, Alex Turner and Labrinth – Medley

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[NEWS] Brit Awards 2011 Winners List by wearesme

The winners have been announced and the awards presented at the 2011 Brit Awards. Front runners on the night were Tinie Tempah and Arcade fire who picked up 2 awards each.

There were performances on the night from the likes of Rihanna, Plan B, Tinie Tempah and Mumford & Sons which we will be posting videos of shortly.

Check out the full winners list below.

Best British Male Solo Artist: Plan B

Best British Breakthrough Artist: Tinie Tempah

Best International Album: Arcade Fire – The Suburbs

Critics Choice: Jessie J

Best International Male Solo Artist: Cee Lo Green

Best British Single: Tinie Tempah

Best International Group: Arcade Fire

Best International Breakthrough Act: Justin Beiber

Best British Solo Female Artist: Laura Marling

Best International Female Artist: Rihanna

Best British Group: Take That

Best British Album: Mumford and Sons – Sigh No More

SME x



[VIDEO] Snoop Dogg & Dr. Dre perform old tracks at Interscope Grammy party by wearesme

Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre rolled back the years on Sunday night, when they took to the stage to perform a series of their old school West Coast bangers at the Interscope Grammy after party.

Dre, who has visibly spent much of his 10 year hiatus from music in the gym, and Snoop performed Next Episode, Nothin But A G Thang, Still Dre and the 2 were later joined on stage by Akon for a performance of Kush. Check out footage below.

Earlier in the evening, Dr. Dre took to the Grammy stage with Eminem and Skylar Grey to perform his latest single ‘I Need A Doctor’. You can watch this along with the rest of the performances on the night HERE.

SME x

SME RELOAD: [VIDEO] Grammy Awards 2011 Performances




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