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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 ā€˜JPā€™ 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!


[NEW MUSIC] Katy Perry feat. Kanye West – E.T by wearesme
February 16, 2011, 3:26 pm
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The news leaked this week that Kanye West and Katy Perry were shooting the video for her next single ‘E.T’ (see them ob set below), which made for interesting reading, as the album track doesn’t feature Kanye and back in December we heard Tinie Tempah on the official remix.

We shant complain however, as this means we get to hear and see more of the genius that is Kanye West. Listen to the track below and expect the video to drop very soon!

SME RELOAD:[NEW MUSIC] Katy Perry feat. Tinie Tempah – E.T (Remix)



[VIDEOS] Brit Awards 2011 Performances by wearesme

Adele – Someone LIke You

Rihanna – Medley

Tinie Tempah, Alex Turner and Labrinth – Medley


[NEWS] Brit Awards 2011 Winners List by wearesme

The winners have been announced and the awards presented at the 2011 Brit Awards. Front runners on the night were Tinie Tempah and Arcade fire who picked up 2 awards each.

There were performances on the night from the likes of Rihanna, Plan B, Tinie Tempah and Mumford & Sons which we will be posting videos of shortly.

Check out the full winners list below.

Best British Male Solo Artist: Plan B

Best British Breakthrough Artist: Tinie Tempah

Best International Album: Arcade Fire ā€“ The Suburbs

Critics Choice: Jessie J

Best International Male Solo Artist: Cee Lo Green

Best British Single: Tinie Tempah

Best International Group: Arcade Fire

Best International Breakthrough Act: Justin Beiber

Best British Solo Female Artist: Laura Marling

Best International Female Artist: Rihanna

Best British Group: Take That

Best British Album: Mumford and Sons ā€“ Sigh No More


[VIDEO] Jessie J sings on the streets of New York by wearesme
February 13, 2011, 11:48 pm
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The incredible Jessie J retained her spot at the top of the chart today with her single ‘Price Tag’; an incredible achievement considering she held off both the queen of pop Lady Gaga, and the tag team of Chris Brown and Chipmunk.

In the latest video from her ‘Dare Jessie J’ series, she takes on a dare from Tinie Tempah to give an impromptu performance in public. Watch her open up those powerful lungs and see what else she got up to in New York below.


SME RELOAD: [FRESH VIDEO] Jessie J feat. B.O.B. – Price Tag

[FREE DOWNLOAD] Giggs – Take Your Hats Off (DJ Whoo Kid Mixtape) by wearesme
February 11, 2011, 1:01 pm
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DJ Whoo Kid has teamed up with another of the UK’s finest, this time hosting a mixtape with he who talks the hardest; Giggs.

The Tinie Tempah mixtape was a massive hit and we’ve been patiently waiting for this release; which will be followed by a Skepta mixtape.

Check out the tracklist and download link below. JEEZ!



[FRESH VIDEO] Tinie Tempah feat. Ellie Goulding – Wonderman by wearesme
January 22, 2011, 1:37 pm
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The video for Tinies next single ‘Wonderman’ featuring Ellie Goulding is heres.

It’s shot cleverly, in the form of a 1980’s T.V drama, with Tinie playing the part of an injured pilot, while Ellie plays the role of his nurse as he makes his recovery and transformation to ‘Wonderman’.


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