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[VIDEO] Chipmunk – Moment 4 Life (Freestyle) by wearesme
March 6, 2011, 3:51 pm
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“I’m loving the game / It’s good to know a Lambo isn’t out of my Range / So if I buy both just to rub it in your face; the haters will hate”

Chip jumps on Nicki Minaj’s Moment 4 Life which is proving to be a popular instrumental amongst rappers and MC’s. Not sure about the goons in the background throwing money around; if there was an audio version we’d have posted that!


SME RELOAD: [LISTEN] Lupe Fiasco – Moment 4 Life (Freestyle)

[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

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!


[NEW MUSIC] Chipmunk feat. Chris Brown & J Cole – Champion (Remix) by wearesme
February 6, 2011, 2:40 pm
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Premiered by Westwood earlier today; here is the remix of Chipmunk’s latest single ‘Champion’ featuring Chris Brown and a verse from Roc Nations new diamond J Cole.

The ROC is in the building. Cole World.


The original version of Champion was released today and can be downloaded here: iTunes Download Link

Team UK x


[VIDEO] Diddy feat. Tinchy Stryder – Hello Good Morning (Remix) by wearesme

More footage has surfaced from the Diddy Dirty Money listening party at Le Pigelle last night and once again Team UK kill it.

This time, the footage shows Tinchy Stryder taking to the stage with Diddy to spit a few verses over ‘Hello Good Morning’. And after the performance, Chipmunk takes to the mic and announces that Kalenna Harper, one of the Dirty Money girls, will feature on his forthcoming album; Transition. The track will be titled ‘White Lies’.

Shout to SC for the footage!

Team UK x


[VIDEO] P Diddy on stage with Skepta, Chipmunk, Wretch 32, Tinchy Stryder @ Diddy Dirty Money – Last Train To Paris listening party by wearesme

Last night was a MASSIVE night for the music scene in London. Not only was Nicki Minaj in town causing havoc at Oceana and Runway but P Diddy was hosting parties left right and centre as only he knows how.

At Le Pigalle club Diddy hosted a listening party for his upcoming Diddy Dirty Money album titled ‘Last Train To Paris’. Some of UK Grimes biggest artists were in attendance, all of which joined him on stage to skank out and perform some of their tracks.

Watch Diddy on stage joined by Skepta, Chipmunk, Wretch 32 & Tinchy Stryder below.

This is a massive look for UK music. The more exposure the better and who better to help them than the daddy, Diddy.


[New Music] PW – Winner feat. Caspian by wearesme
January 15, 2011, 1:12 pm
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Upcoming North London spitter PW dropped his first single Winner featuring Caspian and things look bright for the youngster – Chipmunk has already been bigging him up. Watch out for this guy, he’s one to watch in 2011.


[VIDEO] Skepta & Chipmunk do Miami by wearesme
January 5, 2011, 2:28 pm
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Skeppy joined Chip on the ride to Miami for the shoot for his latest video for ‘Champion’ and here’s some behind the scenes footage of the pair jammin in their hotel room while Skepta spits a few ‘Mike Lowery’ bars.


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