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[FRESH VIDEO] JME – JME by wearesme
February 13, 2011, 3:36 pm
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That guy JME is at it again. After seemingly getting bored on Twitter today JME, born Jamie Adenuga, decided to release this video for his tune JME which is taken from his Blam! album.

At midnight last night, JME – History was released, which is a collection of all his music previous to the Blam album and is available from iTunes HERE. Seeing as JME is one of our favourite MCs for his clever and witty bars, so we would highly recommend that you download it and support Team UK.


[LISTEN] The Streets – Computers and Blues (Full Album) by wearesme

And so, this album marks the end of an era. The end of Mike Skinner’s creation that we grew up listening to. The end of ‘The Streets’.

It started almost a decade ago, when, in the year of the second millennium (note: the world has yet to end), Mike Skinner released ‘Has It Come To This’ under the name The Streets. It was a breakthrough track charting immediately in the Top 20.

Mike went on to release the ground-breaking and now legendary album ‘Original Pirate Material’, which originally charted at #12 but incredibly surpassed this position 2 years later when re-charting at #10, following the release of his second album ‘A Grand Don’t Come For Free’.

The album was nominated for the Mercury Prize and was everyone’s favourite to win, but it lost out to Ms. Dynamite.

A Grand Don’t Come For Free, another classic, is a concept album about a short period in a fictitious characters life. This included the priceless story of said character somehow losing £1000 down the back of a T.V set! The album initially charted at #2 but went on to claim that elusive #1 spot.

‘Dry Your Eyes Mate’ was the stand out track on the album, reaching 1st spot in the chart; Skinner’s only number 1 single to date.

The next album was ‘The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living’ which debuted at number one on the album chart. It saw a change in style from Skinner with him moving away from stories about working class Britain and instead focusing on the ups and downs of the fame that he had acquired. Despite the success of the album, it was a change that wasn’t received with widespread approval.

The penultimate album of Mike’s 5 album record deal was the somewhat overlooked ‘Everything Is Borrowed’ which achieved quiet success charting at #7, but for reasons unknown, it never really made an impact.

And this, the 5th record, will be the last. Computers and Blues has been in production for over 2 years after it was announced back in 2008 will be released on February 7th 2011. Mike said the album will be “one more banger” and will be “dancing music to drink tea to”.

Here’s your chance to listen to the album in full before its release on Monday, and have your say on whether it does The Streets’ legacy justice and if it is in fact “dancing music to drink tea to”.

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SME RELOAD: [FREE DOWNLOAD] The Streets – Cyberspace and Reds (Mixtape)
SME RELOAD: [VIDEO] The Streets – Cramming For The Exam

[NEWS] Adele writes history in this weeks UK Chart by wearesme

This weeks UK chart has just been announced and it’s an incredible week for Adele and her label XL Recordings.

She has stormed to the top of the album charts with her second album 21 achieving record sales of over 208,000 in just one week; a figure that is only bettered by Take That’s ‘Patience’ last year. 21 is now the highest selling January album for five years.

Incredibly she her debut album 19 has made its way back into the chart securing a number 4 slot over 2 years after its release! Adele is the first artist for almost twelve years to score two Official Albums Chart Top 5 hits, including the number one, simultaneously.

And as if that wasn’t enough, Adele also has 3 singles in the Top 40 with Rolling In The Deep (3), Make You Feel My Love (15) and Someone Like You (36).

Incredible. And Deserved.

For the full album and single charts, head over to The Official Charts.


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