We also had Black Twang and Akala( Who is most intelligent Rapper in the UK iv come across) listen to our 1xtra show last week to find out why. Click the pictures to listen
Amongst all the madness, I managed to find time to pass through Reggae Roast with a good friend of mine last night. She’s been telling me about the monthly event for a while now and I thought it was time I went down to see what all the fuss was about. It was a wicked vibe down there, with my boy Louis Slipperz from Task Force and the legendary David Rodigan blessing the decks – one to definitely check out www.myspace.com/reggaeroast.
The legend Louie Slipperz from Task Force
The Red Wine mashed me up big time!
What i saw before i almost passed out!
Later we popped over The Foundry to check out some of it’s latest exhibitions. There was a sick exhibition of music photography by Gaelle Beri http://www.gaelleberi.com/ , some conceptual art in the basement that I TRIED to get my head round but it just seemed like a couple of old burnt plates to me. The graff in the stairwell, however, totally killed it!
MY ALBUM OF THE WEEK
Since the glory days of Low Life Records and Big Dadda when independent urban labels were at their peak, I’ve found it hard to find many rappers from the UK that have the potential to make a big impact. But having listened to Wretch 32’s Debut album "Wretchrospective" all weekend, I think he's definitely on his way. This 16 track album is SICK to say the least. On this album wretch shows he has the talent to rap about deep dark subjects in a creative thought provoking way. If your not into the deep stuff check out tracks like " Be Cool" and " Me and You" for the clubs and the ladies. The grime fans will be pleased to know the likes of Scorcher, Chipmunk and Ghetto also feature on this album and lay down some hot verses. My favourite thing about this album is how Wretch demonstrates that he has the art of story telling on lock, and my opinion is you can’t be a great mc if you don't possess that skill. I will end this by saying I think most of Wretch's fans knew he could put together an album like this, and expected it, but can Wretch now do the unexpected on his next album and take the game somewhere else.
Watch this space for the backstage, AAA rundown of the MOBOs and BET awards from your boys Ace and Vis this week. We Love you. No Homo.