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

[NEWS] Wiz Khalifa Covers Rolling Stone by wearesme
March 3, 2011, 6:27 pm
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The guy is everywhere at the moment. What more can be said!?

Although, we are pretty sure a certain SME member was rocking this hairstyle about 5 years ago – keep up Wiz!


SME Reload: [NEWS] Wiz Khalifa – Rolling Papers (Tracklist)

[FREE DOWNLOAD] Pusha T – Lost In The World (Kanye West Cover) by wearesme
March 2, 2011, 1:09 am
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G.O.O.D Music member Pusha T jumps on his mentors beautiful track ‘Lost In The World’; taken from Kanye’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album.

Although only dropping one verse; such is the genius lyrical content that it is more than sufficient. SME can’t wait for Pusha’s Fear Of God mixtape to drop soon.



[NEW MUSIC] The Strokes – You’re So Right by wearesme

With every track that we hear, SME are getting more and more excited about the upcoming The Strokes album Angles. This is the second track which we have been treated to, and although a complete contrast to the upbeat Under Cover Of Darkness; Your’re So Right is equally as brilliant, with is dark punk rock vibe.

You’re So Right will be the B-Side to Under Cover Of Darkness; the lead single of the album Angles which is released on March 22nd.


SME RELOAD: [NEW MUSIC] The Strokes – Under Cover Of Darkness

[NEW MUSIC] J. Cole – Nothing Like It & Can I Get Wit Ya feat. Notorious B.I.G by wearesme

J. Cole jumped on UStream on Friday night and rewarded his fans who tuned in with a rendition of Beanie Sigel and Kanye West’s Nothing Like It. The second you hit play you know it’s a Kanye joint, but Cole goes on to make it his own with some fire; “just know the shit that I’m dropping take you a lot higher / these niggas bitches on the low, they Mrs. Doubtfire, how can you doubt fire”.

Cole also switches his flow up and jumps on Biggie’s classic Can I Get Wit Ya which you can also check out below:

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[LISTEN] Jamie xx & Yasmin at the Boiler Room (Live Set + ‘Touch Me’ Cover) by wearesme

This time last week love was in the air on Valentines day and we’ve certainly got love for Jamie xx’s live set at The Corsica Studio’s for the Boiler Room Valentines Session.

And as if having Jamie on the decks wasn’t a sufficient Valentines surprise, he brought along Yasmin to go b2b and perform a new track that they have been working on; a cover of Rui Da Silva’s classic house song ‘Touch Me’.
It is unclear if this brilliant re-work is set to feature on Yasmin’s debut album on which Jamie has been producing, but either way SME hope it gets a release.

Listen to the full set below and check out the video footage of Yasmin’s performance.

Jamie xx 2b2 Yasmin – Valentine’s Special Tracklist

St. Etienne – Only Love Can Break Your Heart (MAW Remix) – Heavenly
Frank Ski – Whores In This House – Deco
Yasmin vs Jamie xx – Rui Da Silva’s Touch Me (Cover)
Nightcrawlers – Push The Feeling On – Great Jones
Everything But The Girl – Missing (Todd Terry Remix) – Sony
Fulls Swing – Choices – Strictly Rhythm
Kings Of Tomorrow feat. Julie McKnight – Finally – Distance
Gil Scott Heron x Jamie xx – I’ll Take Care Of You – XL
Rosie Gaines – Closer Than Close – Big Bang
Destiny’s Child – Get On The Bus – Elektra
Oxide & Neutrino – No Good For Me – Eastwest
Unknown – Unknown Track
Crystal Waters – Gypsy Woman (Remix) – Mercury
Lovestation – Teardrops (Wideboys 2-Step Mix) – White
The Streets – Weak Become Heroes – Locked On


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[NEW MUSIC & ARTWORK] Yasmin – Finish Line by wearesme
February 13, 2011, 6:07 pm
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Yasmin has today released the artwork for her next single titled ‘Finish Line’, the follow up to her debut Top 40 single ‘On My Own’.

A preview of the single has also been released and SME we’re lucky enough to hear her perform it live at Jazz Cafe in Camden on Friday night for HMV’s Next Big Thing. You can listen to the preview and check out our footage of Yasmin performing the song live below.

Also, keep an eye out for our exclusive interview with Yasmin which will be posted early next week!


[SNAPS] The Strokes – Angles (Album Artwork) by wearesme
February 12, 2011, 2:43 pm
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Yes, this is the real deal. The image above is the artwork for the upcoming The Strokes album ‘Angles’. A bizarre choice but as the old saying goes; don’t judge a book by it’s cover. And even more so when said ‘book’ is by The Strokes.

The highly anticipated, 5 years in the waiting album ‘Angles’ will be released on March 22nd 2011. If you missed the brilliant lead single ‘Under Cover Of Darkness’ which was released on Thursday; you can still grab it HERE.


SME RELOAD: [FREE DOWNLOAD] The Strokes – Under Cover Of Darkness

[SNAPS] Kanye poses for V Man magazine shot by Karl Lagerfield by wearesme

Kanye West features on the cover of this months V Man magazine, shot by the world famous photographer Karl Lagerfeld.

On the cover, Kanye poses in a slick black suit with a $100 bill in his mouth and in an incredible promotion; 10 issues of the magazine will feature a genuine bill!

Check out the rest of the shoot below.


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