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[NEW MUSIC] Wretch 32 feat. Alex Mills – Unorthodox by wearesme
February 10, 2011, 5:30 pm
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Here’s a beautiful new track from Wretch 32. Yes; we just used the words beautiful and Wretch in the same sentence. This really is a well written and produced tune, and it’s full of soul.

“Something soulful…. Grown…. Sexy…. I love music…. I love this record… hope you do to. My album’s coming soon… Wretch 32”

Wretch summed it up perfectly when announcing the release of this track via his YouTube account yesterday. We can’t wait to hear this live tomorrow at the Jazz Cafe where Wretch is performing for HMV’s Next Big Thing.

Enjoy.

SME x



[VIDEO] White Lies – Ritual (Full Short Film) by wearesme

The short film from the White Lies premiered on Channel 4 at quarter past midnight last night. Now if like SME you missed it because you were out on the town and somewhat worse for wear come the stroke of midnight; here is the full video for you to watch while nursing your hangover.

The 12 minute short film sees White Lies provide the soundtrack with songs from their new album ‘Ritual’. The band perform as ghosts amid a raid by gangsters on a vacant nuclear power station.

To celebrate the release of the album the band will be holding a free show and signing session at HMV’s flagship Oxford Street store in London’s West End on Monday 17th January 2011 from 6pm.

SME x



[VIDEO] J.Cole Interview with Grime Daily after supporing Drake @ HMV Hammersmith Apollo by wearesme
January 11, 2011, 8:16 pm
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Fresh off stage from supporting Drake on his first ever London gig at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo on Friday night (SME were there!), J.Cole joined Grime Daily for a quick interview to talk about his thoughts on the London crowd, his humble beginnings and signing to Roc Nation.

SME x

SME RELOAD: [GIG REVIEW] DRAKE & J.COLE @ HMV HAMMERSMITH APOLLO 07/01/11



[VIDEO] Drake brings out Florence Welch @ HMV Hammersmith Apollo gig (08/01/11) by wearesme

Those in London; if you look out of your nearest window you will see a green tint in the sky, beamed from our envious eyes after seeing this footage!

On Saturday night, Drake brought out none other than SME favourite Florence Welch to perform the massive track ‘Fireworks’. Check out footage from the performance below.

SME x

SME RELOAD: [GIG REVIEW] DRAKE @ HMV HAMMERSMITH APOLLO 07/01/11



[GIG REVIEW] Drake & J.Cole @ HMV Hammersmith Apollo 07/01/11 by wearesme

SME had been eagerly awaiting this date for quite some time. Friday 07th January 2011; Drake would perform his first ever show on U.K soil. It was Drizzy time.

The queue was, for lack of a better word, HENCH! Roughly 45 minutes later, we got through the doors and were greeted by the oh so welcoming and in no way irritating voice of Tim Westwood. The Big Dawg dropped a few big hip-hop beats to get the crowd in the mood.

Drake’s good friend J.Cole came along for moral support and it has to be said; he stole the show.

Appropriately opening the show with the track ‘Welcome’, taken from ‘The Warm Up’ mixtape; Cole brought real energy to the stage and went on to give an inspired ‘real hip-hop’ performance.

We felt his enthusiasm and energy; the crowd we’re loving every minute. And it was great to see an abundance of J.Cole fans in the crowd who sang along to every song. Quite the contrary to what he said when he took to the stage; ‘”most of you are probably thinking who the f**k is this guy”. Give yourself some more credit son!

In his 30 minute set, J.Cole performed a few older tracks along with fan favourites from the brilliant ‘Friday Night Lights’ mixtape. The 2 stand out tracks from the performance and those which had the crowd buzzing were inevitably ‘In The Morning’ (for which sadly Drake didn’t appear to perform his verse) and ‘Higher’. You can see footage of both below.


J.Cole gained a lot of new fans after this polished performance. And for those who are already big fans like SME; he only further reaffirmed the opinion that he may well justify the title that some have given him as ‘The saviour of Hip-Hop’. Now he’s signed to Roc Nation, there is no limit to what he can achieve. Here’s to real Hip-Hop!

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[BANGER OF THE WEEK] J.Cole feat. Drake – In The Morning / Adele – Rolling In The Deep (Jamie XX Remix) by wearesme


J.COLE FEAT. DRAKE – IN THE MORNING

In the lead up to seeing Drizzy and J.Cole last night at the HMV Hammersmith Apoloo, naturally, we had this BIG track on repeat throughout the week. Listen and enjoy these 2 extremely talented guys on one track.


ADELE – ROLLING IN THE DEEP (JAMIE XX REMIX)

Drake and J.Cole gig aside, this incredible remix from Jamie XX is our ‘real’ banger of the week! Jamie works his magic once more on this already beautiful track from Adele, giving it a few steel drums and percussions.

SME x



[VIDEO] Rick Ross performing in London @ Hammersmith Apollo by wearesme


Wow, it looks like The Bawse commands a serious crowd in London. The atmosphere looks electric.

So much so, that it erupted and got out of hand with the gig being locked off 45 minutes earlier due to a mass brawl. Hardly surprising!

Ricky Rozay, warmed up by a set from Tim Westwood, took to the stage in a huge fur coat and wearing more Jesus pieces than can be seen on a pilgrimage to Lourdes.

SME x




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