Posts tagged ‘Professor Green’

November 26, 2012

Chip – Londoner feat Wretch 32, Professor Green & Loick Essien [Music Video]

Chip has kept us all anticipating for his London Boy mixtape which is set to drop on Christmas Day. He drops his first visual from the mixtape Londoner keeping with the London theme which features Wretch 32, Professor Green and Loick Essien.

September 21, 2012

Naughty Boy – Hotel Cabana [Trailer]

Producer and writer Naughty Boy presents us with the trailer to Hotel Cabana, his debut album expected out in early 2013. The video includes Emeli Sande who is on the first single to be released from the album, Tinie Tempah, Professor Green, Gabrielle and George the Poet who will all feature on the album.

August 15, 2012

MTV Wrap Up – The UK Rap Rundown [News]

To kick this week’s Rap Rundown off, lets talk gossip. Professor Green went on a bit of a Twitter rant last week, lashing out at his label, writing: “Why would your own record label hinder you? Answers on a postcard.” He then went on to say “Dignified silence is pointless. A rushed second single, the ‘Remedy’ video a month late and now similar problems with the ‘Avalon’ video unfold…”

Answering some people’s tweets, he added: “Just to reiterate something for the stupid, my problem isn’t that they take that money, it’s that there are people not working for it.” Obviously he was frustrated, but he did point out that “there are a lot of people who are amazing at their jobs @ EMI.” I think Pro G was just about to quit smoking and was rather stressed at the time, so maybe his label won’t take it to heart!

London has been buzzing with energy and major events since the Olympics began. On Saturday I went down to Puma Yard in Brick Lane to catch one of my favourite bands, Clement Marfo + The Frontline. They wowed the crowd yet again, bursting with energy and getting us all moshing. Professor Green headlined the gig; but we got a surprise as Usain Bolt turned up to DJ with Manny Norte. I also attended the RWD x Adidas party, which was at a secret location in Shoreditch. Performances there came from Wretch 32ScorcherBashy and more…

The USG team have kept the tracks coming strong, with Squingy releasing a track featuring Preecha entitled ‘Everyday’. Their youngest member Geko also released a net video for the track ‘Life Ain’t Easy’. It’s safe to say that the team are definitely putting in the work.

 With the Olympics closing ceremony taking place and the Paralympics due to start, Calibar showed some love for his hometown, giving us ‘It’s A London Thing’ featuring Splurgeboys. We also saw an SB.TV Warm Up Session from him over the ‘Stay Schemin’ beat, where he spat: “Excuse me for being late on this beat, I’ve been away for half a year, meeting after meeting just planning my career.”Squeeks talked about the developments in his music career when he dropped the visuals to ‘Changes’. Political Peak had a similar theme in mind as he talked progress and perseverance on his new track ‘Tables Turned’, which is the first track from his forthcoming mixtape ‘Dreams 2 Reality’ which will be available on September 1.The rapper everyone has been talking about, J Spades, has been in the studio with Tinchy Stryder and they have already shot the video to their new track titled ‘Lead Role’ – make sure you watch out for that one coming soon!

July 11, 2012

Smiler | Top of the World (feat. Professor Green & Tawiah)

Top Of The World balances Smiler’s effortlessly charismatic lyrical flow which resonates with cultural references (who else could mention Amir KhanRihanna’s Umbrella and favela flick ‘City of God’ in a single song?) with a huge pop hook courtesy of guest vocalist and label mate Tawiah, as well as an typically imaginative closing verse from Professor Green. The track recently received its exclusive world premiere on Mistajam’s 1Xtra show.

April 27, 2012

Professor Green ft. Ruth Ann – Remedy

Pro Green releases the visuals to Remedy featuring Ruth Ann, taken from the album At Your Inconvenience.

January 24, 2012

MTV Best Of The Best: UK MCs 2011

The 10-6 best UK MC’s were announced a few days ago for 2011. Last night on MTV Base the last 5 were revealed by Joseph JP Patterson, Charlie Sloth, Posty, Morgan Keyz, Nardene Scott and Hyper Frank. Here is the full list…

10. DVS & Blade
9. Krept & Konan
8. Skepta
7. Lowkey
6. Ghetts
5. Giggs
4. Chip (Chipmunk)
3. Professor Green
2. K. Koke                                                                                                                                       1.Wretch 32

Well done to Wretch who fully deserves the No.1 spot, and K Koke who is one of my favourite artists who made the No.2 spot. The other 8 were also well deserved and all of them have worked incredibly hard. In my opinion I would have put Joe Black, Mic Righteous, Benny Banks and P Money in there, but this is always a hard one to think of only ten top MC’s so big up to the panel for making the hard decisions.

What do you think of the list, and was there anyone crucial you think was missing?

January 13, 2012

The Brit Award Nominations 2012

Last night was the Brit Awards nominations, so here they are for 2012

 

British Male Solo Artist
Ed Sheeran
James Blake
James Morrison
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
Professor Green

British Female Solo Artist
Adele
Florence & the Machine
Jessie J
Kate Bush
Laura Marling

British Breakthrough Act
Anna Calvi
Ed Sheeran
Emeli Sandé
Jessie J
The Vaccines

British Group
Arctic Monkeys
Chase & Status
Coldplay
Elbow
Kasabian

British Single
Adele – Someone Like You
Ed Sheeran – The A Team
Example – Changed The Way You Kissed Me
Jessie J ft Bob – Price Tag
JLS ft Dev – She Makes Me Wanna
Military Wives/Gareth Malone – Wherever You Are
Olly Murs ft Rizzle Kicks – Heart Skips A Beat
One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
Pixie Lott – All About Tonight
The Wanted – Glad You Came

International Female Solo Artist
Beyoncé
Bjork
Feist
Lady Gaga
Rihanna

International Group
Fleet Foxes
Foo Fighters
Jay Z/ Kanye West
Lady Antebellum
Maroon 5

International Breakthrough Act
Aloe Blacc
Bon Iver
Foster The People
Lana Del Rey
Nicki Minaj

Outstanding Contribution to Music
WINNER:
Blur

Critics Choice
1st – Emeli Sandé
2nd – Maverick Sabre
3rd – Michael Kiwanuka

British Producer
Paul Epworth
Flood
Ethan Johes

December 6, 2011

True Tiger @ Barfly Camden Live Review

True Tiger’s first ever live, intimate gig was at Barfly in Camden last night. A few people were wondering how a dubstep group could perform a live show. Bringing in a bassist, drummer, and sitar and with Chunky their host banging away on a tambourine, proved that it can be done, and it can be done well.

Mikill Pane supported the group with his DJ first, he told me why he was here today, ‘True Tiger are going to be on my album, we’ve got a tune called ‘Roll On.’ We were on the roof of his (Stanza’s) studio and he was like, “We’d love to get you to support us at our show,” obviously I said yes because they’re my good mates.’

‘It was f****** cool tonight. I’m going through my iphone when I get home and picking out my favourite photos.’

‘I love live bands. If you look at a lot of the photos that I took, they’ll be focused on the drummer, it’s all about the beat for me. True Tiger’s forte is the fact they produce stuff with amazing beats. The melodies are cool, the beats are amazing, so it enhanced it.’

True Tiger performed some of their memorable tracks including ‘Jungle,’ without Professor Green who was on tour so couldn’t join them. Their remix of Ed Sheeran’s ‘A Team,’ really got the crowd going, it was just a shame he couldn’t be there, with Stanza telling me after, ‘Ed was meant to be here, we had it planned out, but last minute he had to go to Manchester to promote the album.’

Chunky introduced another support act asking the audience who they thought it was, hinting he was from the same area as him. It had to be Daley a singer/songwriter from Manchester. Stanza told me about the new track that he performed tonight, ‘we’ve got a new tune with him which is one of the singles from our album called ‘Love Lost,’ he’s got an amazing voice and we had to get him here to do the single. It was wicked to have him here, he’s going to have a bright year next year.’

Everyone got hyped up when D Double blessed the stage for ‘Be Like Me,’ which was one of the highlights of the night, along with ‘Slang Like This,’ with P Money’s appearance of the night. It proved how fantastically well MC’s can work with a live band, enhancing the performance.

They played some of their dirtier bass tracks including ‘Show Me Your Bass Face,’ and Sukh Knight’s ‘Ganja Dub,’ and ‘Orange Powder.’ The show ended with their most recently released single, which features Maverick Sabre and Professor Green, ‘In The Air.’

Stanza told me how he thought the show went about the build up to it, ‘It’s out first live show; we’ve been working on it for the past few months. We wanted to keep it intimate. Normally we just DJ so mixing tunes, or doing PA’s with artists just playing the backing track which is really boring for us. This time we got to play our tunes live, and play all the parts. We’re all playing different parts of it and added different intros and outros, so yeah it was good.’

‘It’s been tough we’ve been rehearsing long hours, just taking a lot of trial and error, there were a couple of things we weren’t happy with but hopefully no one noticed.’

I asked him how nervous they were, ‘A couple of our lot had a sneaky lot, it’s our first show so everyone was anxious to see how many people were there, and if anyone was actually going to come. Everyone was a bit nervous, and we were relying on new equipment and stuff we’ve never run through before. The maschine and the novation kit, that’s all new, we were a bit worried about how it was going to run.’