Mim Shaikh

“During your life, never stop dreaming. No one can take away your dreams”.

Mic Righteous – Fire In The Booth (BBC Radio 1)

I listen to every single Fire In The Booth when it gets uploaded by the People’s Prince Charlie Sloth on BBC Radio 1.

But this has to be the best one I’ve heard to date. Mic Righteous dropped an emotional freestyle and destroyed the Radio 1 booth!

Words can’t describe the talent presented in this week’s Fire In The Booth. Check it:

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Tupac performs LIVE at Coachella

Everyone couldn’t believe it when they saw it. But, Tupac Shakur made his Coachella debut last night as he was resurrected through a hologram and projected LIVE on stage in front of thousands of people at the music festival.

If you haven’t seen the video, catch it below:

There are conspiracists out there who are adamant that Tupac is still alive. They want to know how the engineers got his voice projected onto the hologram? How is he able to say ‘Coachella’ when he’s never actually performed at the festival? How is this all possible?

These are only some of the questions that the fans want answering. But however it was created, one thing is for sure, this is:

Technology at it’s finest!

Who said ‘Grime’ was dead?

“Nah, that tune’s too commercial man”.

I’m sure we’ve all heard or even said this over the past few years when some of our favourite urban artists have decided to go and chase the money and release mainstream music for the charts.

Recently I’ve been reminiscing over the old school grime wave that infiltrated the school playgrounds when I was growing up as a young gun.Recently, I was told to listen to a track which features Lil’ Nasty, Double S, Lady Leshurr, Scrufizzer, Dot Rotten and Tre Mission. 

A follow up to the original with Ruff Sqwad, Ghetts, Roachee and Stutta, the ‘Hoods Up’ remix sees a new barrage of MC’s take to Teddy Music’s unrelenting production for another posse cut.

Grime is still live and kicking and its demonstrated lyrically in the video below:

HOODS UP!

Cashtastic & Wiley – Only Human

Cash has teamed up with Wiley and they bring you their latest video entitled ‘Only Human’.

When I saw the link to this video in my inbox this morning I was expecting another hood grime video. However, the Only Human video encapsulates the struggles some of us go through on a day to day basis. Real engaging!

J.Cole – Sideline Story (Video)

A fitting punctuation to his gold debut album, Cole delivers the video for “Sideline Story” the latest visual from his critically-acclaimed album, Cole World: The Sideline Story, which spawned the platinum hit “Workout.”

Directed by Axel Laramee and Adam Roy, the clip documents Cole’s international 2011 tour, capturing the song’s straightforward production and lyrics, representing the journey Cole has taken with the release of his first album and setting the stage for his follow up.

Check it below and notice the cameo’s from our very own Tinie Tempah

Dot Rotten – Underestimated

Dot Rotten drops a new single entitled Underestimated.

What needs to be noted, is the fact that this video was produced and directed by 13 year old Jamal Woon, an up and coming media & music producer from South-West London.

Listen to the interview with Dot Rotten where he explains recruiting the young 13 year old to Minarmy:

MINARMY MEDIA! 

KONY 2012 Part II: Beyond Famous

The first official video released by Invisible Children in regards to the Kony 2012 campaign went viral on the Internet.

It demonstrated how powerful social media can be in mobilising an entire population.

Invisible Children have recently released the second instalment of Kony 2012 entitled Beyond Famous.

The video offers a closer look at the LRA and explores the solutions put forward by leaders of the currently-affected areas of CAR, DRC, and South Sudan, where local communities continue to live under the constant threat of LRA violence: