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[VIDEO] Sway freestyles at Lupe Fiasco ‘Lasers’ release show by wearesme
March 10, 2011, 11:30 pm
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“Life a movie, I’m Lucas / I war with any star; can’t put me in a box like new kicks”

Sway came with FIRE at the Lupe Fiasco Lasers release show in New York and had the crowd in the palm of his hand, with this captivating freestyle.

Despite lack of any ‘overground’ recognition in the UK, Sway continues to come with consistent material and his feature on Lupe Fiasco’s new album is a massive achievement for the boy from our neck of the woods; North London. Could 2011 finally be his year? SME hope so.

SME x

SME RELOAD: [NEW MUSIC] Lupe Fiasco feat. Sway & Eric Turner – Break The Chain



[SME INTRODUCING] Run Jack Run by wearesme

Left to Right: Maz, Skip, Scout

Who? Run Jack Run is a 3 man band made up of two brothers: Skip & Scout (Singers & Professional Actors) and Maz (Producer/DJ). All music is written, produced, performed, mixed & mastered by RJR.

Yard? North London

Signed? It’s only a matter of time

Sounds Like? Grindie

Big Tune? Howl

Not only are SME proud to call these talented chaps our friends, but we also have the pleasure of hearing the amazing results of their new project Run Jack Run and bringing it to the entourage first.

We’ve been waiting patiently for some time as the boys worked hard on this project; desperate to hear the fruits of their labour. But being the perfectionists that they are, we knew it was going to be worth the wait and they certainly didn’t disappoint, going live today with their new website and material.

Below is their debut music video titled Howl, shot and directed by Rohan Blair-Mangat. Atmospheric, artistic, inspirational. And that’s just the video. The song draws on different emotions through Skip & Scout’s contrasting styles over Maz’s productions.

And as if that wasn’t enough, below are some more snippets of what’s to come from the band:

More Run Jack Run:
Official Website
Twitter
Facebook
Who Is Scout Blog

SME x



[SME MEETS] Ghostpoet *Exclusive Interview* by wearesme

Born Obaro Ejimiwe, and bred in South London; Ghostpoet is a name you will be hearing a great deal more of in 2011.

Living up to his stage name, Obaro is poetic with his words and hypnotic with his flow. It’s difficult to put his music in a genre as it’s filled with diversity; as can be heard on the upcoming album which you can preview here. People would naturally file it under ‘Hip-Hop’, but there is a lot more to Ghostpoet; “I didn’t want to be seen as a rapper” he told us, regarding his choice of stage name.

After completing his degree in Media Production at Coventry University, Obaro moved back to London to further persue his passion for music. His hard work and talent aligned, when he was approached and signed by Giles Peterson’s label; Brownswood.

A brilliant debut single ‘Cash And Carry Me Home’ soon followed. It was released this week and has been championed by the likes of Zane Lowe at Radio 1.

As big fans of his unique and captivating music, SME were chuffed to be offered the opportunity to sit down with Ghostpoet and talk about the success of his single as well as the release of his album ‘Peanut Butter Blues & Meloncholy Jam’ (7th February 2011). Read on to see what Ghostpoet had to say on everything from his love for grime, to touring with Jamie Woon.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL INTERVIEW



[REVIEW] Rock The Belles @ East Village with Yasmin and DJ Steffie 28/01/11 by wearesme

On Friday night (28/01/11) SME made our way to our second home East Village (home to our blog parties) for the launch of a cool new night called Rock The Belles. Rock the Belles aims to bring together the hottest female DJs, bands, designers and creatives for a genre-defying monthly celebration of the girls who are making their mark on the music industry.

On the night, 2 of those females making movements in the music industry were the incredible singer Yasmin, who was launching her debut single ‘On My Own’ on the night and SME’s very own Steffie, who was taking part in the all female DJ battle.

The night started off on the best note possible; bumping into A-Trak before his set at XOYO on our way to East Village.

We got to the venue and soon after it was ramo in the main room, with the queue outside making its way down Great Eastern Street. You had to feel for the guys waiting outside in subzero temperatures, but this reflected how big a night was on the cards.

Steffie on the decks - twitter.com/steffiemusic

The Work It Girls warmed everyone up with some old school RnB gems early on in the night. then later on in the evening, the vibe was turned up a notch. Steffie was spinning yet another big set upstairs, going head to head with the other 2 girls and Yasmin was tearing it up with a crazy cool Hip-Hop downstairs, which SME were definitely not expecting. The room erupted as she dropped banger after BANGER.
Good looking, the voice of an angel and a master on the decks…is there anything this girl can’t do!?

Check out some snaps from the evening below. And don’t miss Rock The Belles round 2 featuring Little Boots. Same venue on 25/02/11 and every last Friday of the month onwards.

And you can download Yasmin’s debut single/EP from iTunes HERE.

SME x



[WAGWAN] Rock The Belles @ East Village 28/01/11 – Yasmin single release & DJ battle with SME’s Steffie by wearesme


‘Wagwan’
– Bastardization of “What’s going on?”
e.g: “Wagwan my brotha” – Courtesy of Urbandictionary.com


Rock the Belles brings together the hottest female DJs, bands, designers and creatives for a genre-defying monthly celebration of the girls who are making their mark on the music industry.

What? Rock The Belles launch night on Friday 28th January including Yasmin’s official single launch with live show and dj set. Aaaand more importantly, come and support SME’s very own belle Steffie in a DJ battle on the night!

There will also be live performances from other artists, a free nail boutique, pop up photoshoot and giveaways throughout the night.

Who? Yasmin, Steffie, Kayper, Nikki Beatnik, Work It Girls, Emily Rawson, Chasing Pluto, Defunkto, Kazabon

When? Friday 28th January 2011

Time? 9:00pm – 03:30 am

Where? East Village, 89 Great Eastern Street, London, EC21 3HX

Tickets? £6 Concession & flyer b4 10pm, £8 on the door, £5 after 1:30am.

Come join us for a sick night and to support out girl Steffie smash it on the decks!

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] Smokin’ chick at Diddy’s ‘Last Train To Paris’ UStream Party by wearesme
December 16, 2010, 2:07 pm
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AHAHAHAHAH! This is hilarious!

During the party Diddy threw to celebrate Diddy Dirty Money’s new album ‘Last Train To Paris’, a scantily clad female was enjoying a soak in the hot tub until her hair caught fire! Check out the priceless footage below.

SME x




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