Urban World x Example x Interview

21 11 2011

Example talks to Urbanworld & SK Vibemaker about writing rhymes & songs for 18 years, learning to write records. Not knowing what he was doin when he was signed to Mike Skinners label, asking advice from Dizzee Rascal, Mike Skinner spotting star quality in both him & Professor Green, comparing the scene now to the dark era before 2008, transition from rapper to rapper-singer & more…

LinkUpTV x Behind Barz x Mike GLC

9 11 2011

Mike GLC Ft. Antione Stone – Hear My Heart Cry

25 02 2011


Skepta Mike Lowery (Live performance)

4 02 2011


Skepta performs Mike Lowery live at the launch of his new album Doin It Again! Crazy!!

What is this… Mike Lowery is like the UK B.M.F…

Mike Hough – Hero (PROMO VID)

1 02 2011

Mike Hough’s music video promo for Hero premieres exclusively on SBTV.

Potential HIT… This is dope!!!

The Streets x Kano – UKG Odyssey

21 01 2011

I like this…

Skepta On Mike Lowery Track, New Album & His Legacy

18 01 2011

Skepta speaks on his new album and why he is keeping to the essence of Grime. He also speaks on why he’s taking the responsibilty of getting Grime respect on a mainstream level and speak on more…

Props to HHC

JME – Mike Lowery Freestyle

16 01 2011

[Previously | Skepta Ft. Chipmunk]

[Previously | Skepta – Mike Lowery]

Read on for lyrics…

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:: BRIT Awards 2011

13 01 2011

When I saw Pro Greens mention of the Brit Awards; it got curious, so I looked at the nominees…

Full List Of the 2011 Brit Awards Nominations:

British Male Solo Artist:
Mark Ronson
Paul Weller
Plan B
Robert Plant
Tinie Tempah

British Female Solo Artist:
Cheryl Cole
Ellie Goulding
Laura Marling
Paloma Faith

British Breakthrough Act:
Ellie Goulding
Mumford & Sons
Tinie Tempah

British Group:
Biffy Clyro
Mumford & Sons
Take That
The XX

British Single:

Alexandra Burke ft Pitbull – All Night Long
Cheryl Cole – Parachute
Florence & The Machine – You’ve Got The Love
Matt Cardle – When We Collide
Olly Murs Please – Don’t Let Me Go
Plan B – She Said
Scouting For Girls – This Ain’t A Love Song
Taio Cruz – Dynamite
Tinie Tempah – Pass Out
The Wanted – All Time Low

MasterCard British Album of the Year:
Mumford & Sons – Sigh No More
Plan B – The Defamation of Strickland Banks
Take That – Progress
Tinie Tempah – Disc-Overy
The XX – XX

International Male Solo Artist:
Bruce Springsteen
Cee Lo Green
David Guetta
Kanye West

International Female Solo Artist:
Alicia Keys
Katy Perry
Kylie Minogue

International Breakthrough Act:
Bruno Mars
Glee Cast
Justin Bieber
The National
The Temper Trap

International Group:
Arcade Fire
Black Eyed Peas
Kings of Leon
The Script
Vampire Weekend

International Album:
Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
Cee Lo Green – The Lady Killer
Eminem – Recovery
Katy Perry – Teenage Dream
Kings Of Leon – Come Around Sundown

Critics’ Choice:
Jessie J (Winner)
James Blake
The Vaccines

British Producer:

Ethan Johns
John Leckie
Markus Dravs
Mike Pela Stuart Price

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Mike Skinner X Killing off the Streets

12 01 2011

Written by Caspar Llewellyn Smith, The Observer, Sunday 2 January 2011

Mike Skinner: ‘I’ve been doing it for 10 years and I’ve always tried to do something different with each album. I’ve run out of avenues.’ Photograph: Phil Fisk for the Observer

It’s usual when interviewing a pop star to expect their enthusiastic endorsement of their new record or at least an attempt to spin their own myth. Mike Skinner has never been the most typical of performers but it’s still surprising that he is quite so tough not only on his forthcoming album, Computers and Blues, but also on the Streets itself, the vehicle for his muse for most of the past decade of his life.

In fact, it’s nigh-on certain that Computers and Blues will be the last Streets record, the fifth in a run that bears comparison with any in the British pop canon. If his first, Original Pirate Material, cast this “45th generation Roman” as a bit of a geezer – while also being hailed as the best album of the 00s in a poll in this newspaper – its successor,A Grand Don’t Come for Free, turned him into public property, with a No 1 single in “Dry Your Eyes” that was quickly used to soundtrack serial English sporting defeats.

The experience of fame and its bloody aftermath then produced two albums that traced Skinner’s own moral – even spiritual – development. The cost he paid was a tailing off in commercial as well as critical acclaim but there is little disputing that, without the Streets, the charts today would look skew-whiffedly different – his influence on the confessional pop of the likes of Lily Allen as considerable as it is obvious on a new breed of UK rappers such as Plan B. Read the rest of this entry »