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[FRESH VIDEO] Cee-Lo Green feat. Wiz Khalifa – Bright Lights, Bigger City by wearesme

Wiz Khalifa has been added to the original version of Cee-Lo Green’s Bright Lights, Bigger City and with it comes a brand new video that would appear to have been inspired by Kanye West’s All Of The Lights, although sadly with considerably less Rihanna flesh.

Neither Cee-Lo or Wiz feature in the visuals, which are made up of footage from city nightlife, street lights and signs.

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SME RELOAD: [FRESH VIDEO] Cee-Lo Green – Bright Lights And Bigger City



[NEW MUSIC] Tyler, The Creator – French (Toro Y Moi Remix) by wearesme

Tyler, The Creator is a man that fascinates SME. A bizarre and compelling character that can only be summed up by this priceless interview with NME.

French, taken from Tyler’s self-produced album Bastards, has been remixed by Toro Y Moi following the release of their new album Underneath the Pine. You can check out the dark remix below, courtesy of Gorilllas vs Bear, along with Tyler’s original video.

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[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!

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[NEW MUSIC] Pusha T – My God (Mastered) by wearesme
February 12, 2011, 1:32 pm
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Fresh from featuring heavily on Kanye’s G.O.O.D Music project, Pusha T seems to be building up a head of steam and has released this track from his upcoming album Fear Of God.

SME think it’s a banger. My God.

**UPDATE** Artwork & Mastered Version download link added!

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CLICK HERE FOR DOWNLOAD LINK



[NEW MUSIC] Skylar Grey – Love The Way You Lie (Original Demo) by wearesme

On the back of the success of Rihannas ‘Love The Way You Lie’ which she both wrote and performed piano on; it has been a huge year for Skylar Grey so far. She has featured on Diddy Dirty Money’s ‘Coming Home’, Dr Dre & Eminem’s ‘I Need A Doctor’ and most recently Lupe Fiasco’s brand new single ‘Words I Never Said’.

Speaking to PopEater she spoke about ‘Love The Way You Lie’ and revealed that she wanted to let her fans hear the original demo which she sang.

“I wrote the demo initially for myself because I thought, ‘Oh, I have this big song, and now I have a little bit of a launching pad to put out my own stuff.’ As soon as Rihanna and her team heard my demo, they were like, ‘Oh we want it for Rihanna’s album,’ so I had to make the decision if I was going to let them have it or not. But I did and so it was on Rihanna’s album, too. I still felt like it would be cool to let people hear my version of it, too.”

Vodpod videos no longer available.

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SME RELOAD: [NEW MUSIC] Lupe Fiasco feat. Skylar Grey – Words I Never Said




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