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[FRESH VIDEO] Ghetts – I Told Ya Feat. Rapid by wearesme
February 25, 2011, 4:40 pm
Filed under: Music | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Ghetts ain’t rampin’! In the wake of his response video to not making it onto MTVs controversial list of top 10 UK MCs, he has now released the official video to his latest tune I Told Ya. This is a man on a mission.

SME x

SME RELOAD: [VIDEO] Ghetts – Who’s On The Panel
SME RELOAD: [NEWS] MTV Top 10 Best Of The Best British MC’s 2010



[VIDEO] Ghetts – Who’s On The Panel by wearesme

Following MTV’s announcement of the ‘Best Of The Best Top 10 UK MC’s 2010’ list, SME immediately expressed our annoyance at the outcome and it looks like we weren’t the only ones who weren’t impressed…

Ghetts is one of the MC’s who controversially didn’t make the cut and it’s safe to say he wasn’t best pleased. So, he took it upon himself to make a quick new track on which he could air his dirty laundry. He even got a video shot; this guy means business!

Check out what Ghetts had to say on the matter below.

SME x

SME RELOAD: [NEWS] MTV Announce Top 10 Best UK MC’s of 2010 List



[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
10.Maxsta

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!

SME x



[SME MEETS] Freddie Cowan from The Vaccines *Exclusive Interview* by wearesme

If you haven’t heard about The Vaccines, you must reside under a rock. Coming third in the recently announced BBC Sound Of 2011 Poll, with their single ‘Post Break Up Sex’ released this week and a debut album on the way; The Vaccines are the band on everyone’s lips right now. An incredible achievement from a band who only formed officially in June 2010. Their rise to fame has been a rapid one to say the least.

The London based band was initially formed by Justin Young (vocals) and Freddie Cowan (guitar) with a third member who soon left. They were soon joined by Árni Hjörvar (bass) and Pete Robertson (drums) and named themselves The Vaccines in June 2010.

They released their demo “If You Wanna” in the Summer of 2010 and were immediately championed by Zane Lowe, who awarded it his ‘Hottest Record In The World’ on 18 August 2010.

After playing their first gig in Leicester they embarked on their first UK tour. Their popularity continued to rise and they sold out their first London show, having to turn away 200+ people at the door after reaching capacity at The Flowerpot in October 2010. The likes of Alex Kapranos, Marcus Mumford, and members of White Lies and The Maccabees were all in the audience.

The band then released their debut single “Wreckin’ Bar (Ra Ra Ra)” (only one minute and 24 seconds long) on 29 November 2010 which reached number 157 in the UK Singles Chart.

After securing a contract with Columbia Records, they were signed to play on the 2011 NME Awards Tour, joining the likes of Magnetic Man, Crystal Castles and Everything Everything.

The band released their second single “Post Break-Up Sex” this week which was sat at #19 in the mid week chart.

When presented with the opportunity to speak to Freddie Cowan from the band, naturally we jumped at the chance. We couldn’t wait to hear what he had to say about the bands incredible rise from obscurity and everything that has come with their newfound popularity.

Fresh from a week long trip to America where the band caused a massive stir selling out venues in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Toronto, we spoke to a jet lagged Freddie and here’s what he had to say:

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW



[VIDEO] Jersey Shore Season 3 Trailer by wearesme

OH YEAH! TRAILERS HERE YEAH!

Everyone’s favourite Guido’s will be back on our T.V’s next year with Season 3 coming in January! The first episode will premier on 6th January for US audiences and Europe wont be too far behind (so they say) with dates yet to be confirmed.

The trailer was released today and it looks like its going to be the most feisty season yet. Trouble has been brewing between the girls all through season 2 and it looks like it’s all going to erupt in season 3 with fist’s flying everywhere.

And it would also appear Snooki has become an alcoholic since bringing her friend Tina with her to the shore!?

SME can’t wait!

GTL baby x



[VIDEO] Nicki Minaj – My Time Now (Full Documentary) by wearesme
November 29, 2010, 4:48 pm
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MTV documents Nicki Minaj’s rise to stardom in My Time Now. Cameras follows Nicki n the months and weeks leading up to the release of her highly anticipated debut album Pink Friday.

See her performing at the VMA’s and returning to her home of Trinidad while offering an insight into her life and who the real Nicki Minaj really is.

Sadly it’s no longer available anywhere for UK fans with all the video’s having been taken down but our US fam can check it out by heading over to www.mtv.com.

SME x



Lil Wayne celebrates release in Miami and thanks fans in first interview by wearesme

Lil Wayne’s was welcomed home by friends and family last night as they held a party at King of Diamonds strip club in Miami, to celebrate the rappers release from prison.

Weezy is a popular chap and was welcomed back by the lieks of Baby, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Jay Sean, Busta Rhymes, Rick Ross, T Pain, Cool & Dre, Fat Joe and more who were all in attendance.

Before going into the club Wayne stopped to give a quick interview with MTV’s Sway.

“I just wanna thank everybody,” Mr. Carter told MTV News . “Not only MTV fans, but the fans across the whole world. Most of all, my family. I couldn’t do it without them and I would never do it without them.”

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL INTERVIEW, INSIDE FOOTAGE FROM THE NIGHT & PICS




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