Monday, 28 February 2011

Jay Z- The Evolution Of My Style

Jigga breaks down his change of pace in rhymes and the reasons for it.

Oi You - Twenty Rainy Minutes Mix

They've been pretty quiet since their crazy Xmas party in December but the OI YOU! gents have put out a noice mix for these rainy afternoons we're currently enduring, featuring Julio Bashmore, Mosca, Tyler The Creator, Gucci Mane, Beenie Man & all sorts! ...bump it!

Nu Brand Flexx - Spellbound

I'm definitely feeling a hint of Wiz on this track but all is jolly good, got me thinking about wrapping one up...taken from the forthcoming 'Rangoose vol 2' mix cd!

Motive Monthly: Feb' 2011

My Feb podcast for DWT, Grime & Funky vibes! Stream above or download HERE, tracklist below!


Sunday, 27 February 2011

Wiz Khalifa Rolling Papers - Art Work

I'm not the biggest Wiz fan, but no denying that he's doing his ting with words, here's the artwork for his major label debut "Rolling Papers."

I wonder what the Track List is going to look like.

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Step Back Sundays...

Step Back Sundays, one for the junglists or those who just fancy a no gloss sunday night leg shake to some different vibes!

Launching this sunday @ Notting Hill Arts Club with DJ SS headlining, REACH!

Thursday, 24 February 2011


Tahya Masr is a party to raise funds for the Egyptian Association working towards repairing the damage of the recent uprising in the country, The R1 Ryders & friends including myself, Alex Nut, Moxie, HardHouse Banton, Mosca, Silkie, MA1 + loads of other big djs are all lending our services to the cause for the night, all you've gotta do to support is come & rave for a fiver.

Get involved!

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Nasty By Nature...

I blogged this video when it leaked a while ago but it had to come down, now up with from Little Nasty who's recently dropped a free EP 'Rock N Rolla' with some bangers on it, get that HERE & look out for more from Narst on No Hats No Hoods in 2011

Shouts to Tan & Magic

XXL - Freshmen Class of 2011 cover

So while everyone else is still going apeshit over MTV's Top 10 UK Mc's list which means fuck to be fair, let me turn some attention back to the states for XXL's 2011 edition of the freshman class...the "who to watch" list for Hip Hop heads, generally...if they're on this list they're bound to make noise in the next 365 & beyond so get familiar if you're not.

Last years list included J.Cole, Wiz Khalifa, Nipsey Hussle & Big Sean...2009's had B.O.B, Kid Cudi, Wale, Asher Roth & Mickey Factz.

BEAT THIS - Episode 2: Noisses

The long awaited second episode of BEAT THIS arrives, Noisses aka Sessions of the ATG family doesn't dissapoint with his stab at beat in 10 minutes.

Watch & Vote in the youtube comments!

G Shock East sessions : Ash Catch 'Em, Nate, Skits & Shadez The Misfit

2 thirds of Ash Catch Em, Nate, Skits & Shadez The Misfit's performance from last weekend's G Shock East Sessions, the boys did well for their first time performing these songs...taken from their upcoming mixtape hosted by myself & Trapstar...more info on that coming soon!

Shouts to Tosh, Chris, Mike & all the G Shock crew.

Sunday, 20 February 2011

FML Moments: PAR.

Watch his face.

Nate X Shaun Savage - Clued Up

New up for free download via Nate's Bandcamp, 'Clued Up' is one of many tracks from the upcoming collab project between Nate & Shaun Savage (of Flesh & Bone) and its a guitar lead uk hip hop banger!

Don't sleep!

Kanye West ft Rihanna & Kid Cudi - All of the lights (official video)

Ill visuals from Hype on this!

Friday, 18 February 2011

Funk Butcher - Ghana Riddim

Ghana Riddim-Ramzee feat CKP,Gracious K, C Don,Mista Silva,MC Ranking,Tribal Man by FunkButcher

Now, Mcs over UK Funky was predicted to be in the coffin rotting by now & I was pretty much over it for the longest while...

Mr Butcher hit my inbox up with this bubbler produced by himself & featuring a host of Ghanaian UK Funky Mcs making it work nicely.

Expect to hear this on mixes & in the clubs alot over the next few months!

Wiz Khalifa - Cabin Fever (Mixtape)

Wiz just dropped a new tape this morning, no pre hype just blam... I guess you can do that when your buzz is crazy like that!

Download HERE

King Mez - Nightmare

Get to know about this 19 year old from north carolina, he's getting a lot of love too and its rightly so he's got mean raps.


"When I throw bullets dont go for the interception."

Thursday, 17 February 2011

G Shock East sessions...

Big UK lineup at G Shock East this friday for the 1st session of 2011...

Catch G Frsh, Bashy, Scorcher, Rewd Adams + The artists repping the Trapstar movement who you saw in the SBTV cypher (PNB's very own Nate, Shadez The Misfit, Ash Catch Em & Skits) as well as other rising UK talent.

Unit 1, Dray Walk off Brick Lane...reach early!

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Kicks of the day...

Jordan V Premio: Bin 23 Edition

Definitely been slack on the kicks front of late, haven't loved much i've seen for a minute...these however are crispy!

Jhene Aiko - Stranger (Teaser Video)

First time coming across this pyt but I'll definitely be keeping my ears & eyes open for more from her!


Bounty is back with some freeness this thursday @ The Alibi with residents Martelo, Radi Dadi & Kevin Morosky spinning...REACH!

Monday, 14 February 2011

New Trapstar Drop

If you're pockets not too rinsed from Valentines shiz, this is available from Trapstar now!

Visit or visit the flagship store

Hudson Mowhawke - Valentines Slow Jams: Chapter IV

Valentines, Hudmo....SNM

Download / Stream HERE (right click & save as to DL)

DJ Cable - Valentines 2011 Mix

This is actually the best Valentines mix ive heard, from the Grime moistness by Roll Deep, Frisco, Tinie Tempah etc to the brashness of DJ Assualt, Dre, Too Short & loads more!

Perfect if you don't have a date/linkage/partner for this evening!


Saturday, 12 February 2011

Footsie - Highgrade No Bush (Official Video)

Tim & Barry have directed a pothead grime fan's dream with this video for Newham General Footsie's 'Highgrade No Bush' its potent!

Shouts to Chronik + KG & Marston too!

Look out for behind the scenes footage coming soon and check the exclusive Footsie freestyle & interview with myself below...

Friday, 11 February 2011

RIDDIM: Mizz Beats - 2Bit Road

Limit To Your Love - Jesse Boykins III

Peep this, might not be everyone's cup of Tea but JB3 does more than justice covering James Blake's crooner smash.

Groovy as fuck.

Swindle x FACT Mix

Swindle's dropped a FACT mag mix to coincide with the impending release of 'Moodswings' on Butterz, check it out below!
FACT mix 221 - Swindle (Feb '11) by factmag

For The Weekend...

In a very busy weekend for London town (check the events section on your right for alternatives!) catch us at the above spots! Myself spinning alongside Klose One, Khalil, Skillit & more @ The Westbury for Takeover on friday, then at The Bang Bang back at 512 alongside DJ B, Little Man + all the Valentines shennanigans on saturday. Finishing with a solo performance from Nate at Juno for Writer's Block sunday to round off the weekend!

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Rolling In the Deep...

Woooiiiiii, I love how Adele is badding up any skinny songstress with her powerful vocal, and textured music.

You have to respect this girl for doing it her way.

This Spectra Soul mix is a lot.

John Stezaker

I know we're generally about music, parties & general bullshit we like, but we're still partial to a bit of arty stuff now & then...

I came across John Stezaker's work in mondays copy of that 20p indenpendent london paper (i something) & love the simple manipulation of bnw movie stills & portraits.

Catch his work on display at The Whitechapel Gallery until march 18th if its you're kinda steez!

BUMP (Launch Video)

Bump Plan B Launch Party from BUMP Plan B on Vimeo.

Bump kicked off last week @ Plan B in Brixton, it looks set to be THE friday night spot if you're after a nice variety of genres & djs every week!

BUMP mix by MotiveUK

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Nas & Damian Marley - Patience (Video)

Definitely the best track off Nas & Junior Gong's 'Distant Relatives' album from last year!

Dilla Still Shining

A documentary of Dilla's works as a producer and MC, features Erykah Badu, Common, Questlove from the legendary roots crew and a few more. It's touching stuff if your a Jay Dee head and if your one of those that say Dilla just worked with simple loops you'll see why that statement is more than far from the truth.

RIP James Yancey

Monday, 7 February 2011

Team Robbo 1 Banksy 0

You must of heard about the ongoing feud between graffiti writer Robbo and street artist Banksy. Well if you dont heres the long and short of it, they dont like each other. In this latest video Team Robbo get one over.

Drumz of The South X Martelo

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Palace T - Shirt Drop

The boys at PWBC drop a new run of Tee's, they're keeping it simple and its looking good.

Get it at The Hideout

Kanye West Assembly Line

I saw this on twitter a couple days ago, a video showing Kanye's V Man cover coming with a couple dollars stuffed in Yeezy's mouth.

Kanye West shot by Karl Lagerfeld for Vman from KWest on Vimeo.

Now there's this video which shows an assembly line of workers putting the final touches to the magazine, and apparently if your in the States, well New York to be specific you'll be able to stop by the Visonaire Gallery and see the assembly line up close and personal. Thats if your in New York though.

Lupe Fiasco - Lasers (Official Artwork & Tracklist)

01. Letting Go (Feat. Sarah Green)
02. Words I Never Said (Feat. Skylar Grey)
03. Till I Get There
04. I Don’t Wanna Care Right Now (Feat. MDMA)
05. Out Of My Head (Feat. Trey Songz)
06. The Show Goes On
07. Beautiful Lasers, (Two Ways) (Feat. MDMA)
08. Coming up (Feat. MDMA)
09. State Run Radio (Feat. Matt Mahaffey)
10. Break The Chain (Feat. Eric Turner & Sway)
11. All Black Everything
12. Never Forget You (Feat. John Legend)

Eagerly anticipating March 8th, if you missed the audio for 'Words I Never Said' check below...

Friday, 4 February 2011

Footsteps feat A.L , Mercston , Stutta and Ghetts Tell Me [Part 2]

A big remake from @Footstepspro , I think Mercston killed his verse but its anyones guess.

Thursday, 3 February 2011

J Dilla changed my life...

Its that time again this sunday...when London's Hip Hop elite pay homage to the late great J Dilla, if you're rolling, get there early!

I'm gonna be passing through for the 1st time!

Emilio Rojas ft Mickey Factz - Ex Girl (Video)

Mi likey

#FML moments....

Big Narstie X Tim & Barry...

Big Narstie's back in a BIG way! Tim & Barry + yours truly caught up with him for a big freestyle & interview....Enjoy!

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Sinden presents FREE GUCCI 2: The Burrtish Edition

Just over a year since Diplo & co dropped the original FREE GUCCI remix tape Sinden & Mad Decent enlist some of the UK's top underground producers & artists including Sinden himself, Wiley, Rude Kid, Scratcha DVA, Hudmo, Mosca, Mele, Terror Danjah, Dream Mclean & Ghetts to remix Mr Ice Cream cone face's recent bangers


BUMP is the weekly friday night @ Brixton's Plan B brought to you by the brains behind The Bang Bang parties...

The Launch is this fri 4th Feb with myself Motive, Livin Proof's Snips, Cooks, DJ @ War & Rugrat spinning anything from Hip Hop to Dancehall, Garage, Grime, Dubstep, Electro & House.

Fellow BUMP resident CWD has thrown together a tight little mix to mark the occasion, check that out below and make sure you reach!