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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

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!


[LISTEN] P Money Live in Session with Mistajam on Radio 1Xtra by wearesme

P Money is hot property right now. He continues to show he is one of the biggest upcoming talents on the UK scene right now (despite being around for a while) and 2011 promises big things for him; helped by the incredible underground success of ‘Ho Riddim’ last year and his sick track ‘Family’ on the recently released Ed Sheeran EP ‘No.5 Collaboration Project’.

Mistajam is a big fan of P Money and invited him down to his show for a chat and a sick live performance in the Maida Vale studio. Listen to the show below (P Money comes in from 1:00):

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[NEWS] Ed Sheeran signs to Atlantic Records by wearesme

SME were delighted when everyone’s favourite ginger; Ed Sheeran took to Twitter to announce that he has signed a deal with Atlantic Records.

Following the massive success of his recent independently released ‘No.5 Collaborations Project’ which made it’s way up to #2 in the iTunes album chart, the previously unsigned London boy finally got the call he deserved. The album was reportedly the fastest selling album on iTunes since The XX; an achievement in itself!

The album is brilliant and unique and if you havent already downloaded it we strongly recommend it. Ed collaborates with some of the best MC’s around, merging 2 contrasting styles of music; his effortless guitar skills and vocals harmonising with the rawness of some of the UK’s finest grime acts such as JME, P Money, Ghetts, Wiley and Devlin.

Congratulations to Ed and we can’t wait to see what new material this record deal brings.

Download ‘No.5 Colabborations Project’ from iTunes.


[FRESH VIDEO] Lethal Bizzle feat. JME, Wiley, Chipmunk, Face, P Money, Ghetts & Kano – POW 2011 by wearesme
December 25, 2010, 7:39 pm
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Hardly a festive song but Lethal B finally dropped the video for Pow 2011 today!

The video features JME, Wiley, Chipmunk, Face, P Money, Ghetts & Kano teaming up on a bank heist; stopping to spray there 8 bars in the process, of course!


[FRESH VIDEO] P Money feat. Newham Generals & Blacks – Slang Like This (Remix) by wearesme
December 1, 2010, 1:09 am
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Bluku Bluku! The Generals and Blacks have jumped on the remix of P Money’s Slang Like This and the video dropped on YouTube tonight.

Oh my goshhhh.


November 17, 2010, 7:31 pm
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A week later than planned, POW 2011 is here! It premiered earlier on Westwood and needs no introduction.

Who’s verse do you like most? We’re going for Kano, he kills it!

POW! x

SME RELOAD: POW 2011 announced

‘This is UK Grime’ Album Launch 25/10/10 by wearesme

On Monday (25th) the ‘This is UK Grime’ album was launched at Fenchurch store in Covent Garden with appearances from a host of grime acts.

Check out performances from P.Money Frisco and Jammer below.

The album consists of 40, yes 40, tracks so you really get your moneys worth.

‘This is UK Grime Vol.1’ is out NOW

Support UK music!


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