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 05-25-2007, 05:39 AM         #51
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 play107 said
isn't this why we have the jukebox????
The jukebox is where you download music, this is more a thread to give people information on the UK scene.

I'm sure if this thread was and introduction to Oz hip hop you wouldn't be making such a stupid fu*king post

 05-26-2007, 06:16 AM         #52
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I'm new here come from London thought I would add kano to your thread - he is arguably Grime and not Hip Hop but feel he deserves a mention, ripped this off the web - general info and history on him -

Kane Brett Robinson (born 21 May 1985 in East Ham, London), better known as Kano, is a British rapper. His grandparents came to the United Kingdom as immigrants from Jamaica. He is signed to 679 Recordings and is a stablemate of The Streets. He was also a key member in East London’s N.A.S.T.Y. Crew. However, since being signed to 679 recordings he has left N.A.S.T.Y Crew.

In his early teens Kano attended Langdon Comprehensive School in East Ham, where his mother still works. Kano was a promising footballer, representing Chelsea F.C., Junior Hammers and Norwich City by the age of thirteen, but in the end he abandoned his sporting ambitions in favour of a musical career.

His first track was "Boys love Girls". Kano first became known on the UK grime scene for his work with his original group, N.A.S.T.Y Crew. From this springboard he was signed as a solo artist and began work on his debut solo album.


Home Sweet Home
In 2004, Kano was approached by Hugo Boss to model for their Spring/Summer collection, but declined due to recording and touring commitments. Shortly afterwards Kano released his debut solo single, "P's & Q's", as a 12" vinyl only release, which was a massive underground hit, marking Kano out as a rising star.


Kano released his second single, "Typical Me", his first full single release. "Typical Me" became a considerable hit, reaching #22 in the UK Singles Charts. It remains Kano's highest charting single to date. The third single, "Remember Me", fared less well in the charts, only reaching #71. Two weeks later, on June 27, 2005, Kano's highly anticipated debut album Home Sweet Home was released. The week his album was released, it was the highest new entry, debuting inside the UK top 40 at #36. In September 2005, the fourth single "Nite Nite" was released, featuring Leo the Lion and The Streets. "Nite Nite" hit #25 in the UK charts, spending six weeks altogether on the top 75. Shortly after the release of "Nite Nite", a promotional video for "Reload It", which featured live performance clips and backstage footage, was released to UK video station, Channel U to promote the album further. In December 2005, Kano released a remixed version of album track "Nobody Don't Dance No More" featuring new artist Katie Pearl, as a download-only single. The track was also featured as a b-side on CD: 2 of "Nite Nite". On March 13 2006 Kano released the fifth and final single from the album, a double A-side of "Brown Eyes" and "Signs In Life". The single was released on a vinyl format only, and included a free sticker, which made it ineligible for chart inclusion.

Home Sweet Home was a great critical success, from across the British press, most notably The Independent and The Observer, two of the UK's major newspapers. Many artists in the UK and in America have expressed positive views of the album, including Busta Rhymes, Nas, RZA, Jay-Z, Andre 3000 and Chuck D of Public Enemy.


Towards the end of 2005, Kano released a mixtape, Beats & Bars, which is currently only available at his concerts. On The 23rd of March Kano performed at the Anson Rooms in Bristol for the MTV2 Spanking New Music along with JME, N-Dubz and Unklejam. He performed various tracks such as "London Town", "P's & Q's", "Brown Eyes", "Me & My Mic" and various tracks from the new mixtape. The show will be brodcasted on MTV from 27-29th April. Kano confirmed on the show that he has begun work on his new album entitled "London Town", which is earmarked for release in July of 2007. It has been confirmed on the The Album Chart Show that Kano is working with Gorillaz member Damon Albarn, formerly of Blur & Kate Nash for his new album.[citation needed] Kano recently released his new mixtape named Kano's Mixtape it consists of 17 tracks and is going to be released on the 14th of April 2007

In 2005, Kano was nominated for 4 MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Awards, winning the award for Best Newcomer. He also won an award at the first Channel U "Best of British" Awards. On New Years Eve 2005, Kano was announced as one of "London's Heroes of 2005" by Mayor of London Ken Livingstone. He was also nominated for a BRIT Award for Best Urban Act in January 2006. Kano made a small cameo appearance in the new British film, Rolling With The Nines.

Kano is the cousin of Charlton Athletic footballer Jonathan Fortune.
Kano has confirmed that he is a playable character in the upcoming Def Jam: Icon.


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 05-27-2007, 07:15 PM         #53
play107  OP
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 r a n c i d said
The jukebox is where you download music, this is more a thread to give people information on the UK scene.

I'm sure if this thread was and introduction to Oz hip hop you wouldn't be making such a stupid fu*king post
no, just us ozzies are smart enuff to do this in the jukebox , if u had clicked my link in2 the oz hip-hop thread u wouldn't be making such a fu*king stupid post

 05-28-2007, 03:58 AM         #54
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 play107 said
no, just us ozzies are smart enuff to do this in the jukebox , if u had clicked my link in2 the oz hip-hop thread u wouldn't be making such a fu*king stupid post
Firstly, putting this in the jukebox isn't smart because it doesn't belong there.

Secondly, smart enough? Your countries average IQ says otherwise.

Now carry on whining and being mad, wah wah wah, wan't your fu*king bottle?

 06-05-2007, 12:09 AM         #55
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 r a n c i d said
Firstly, putting this in the jukebox isn't smart because it doesn't belong there.

Secondly, smart enough? Your countries average IQ says otherwise.

Now carry on whining and being mad, wah wah wah, wan't your fu*king bottle?
yet your f*g**t arse comes over to MY thread and uses it that way , the fu*k??? you are RETARDED!!!!!!

 06-05-2007, 08:57 AM         #56
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 play107 said
yet your f*g**t arse comes over to MY thread and uses it that way , the fu*k??? you are RETARDED!!!!!!
Are you mentally ill? There's a difference between a thread introducing you to the UK scene and artists, and a thread for requesting AUS music.

One is for requesting music, one is for explanation on a certain countries music scene... Get it? Or can't you see the vast difference between the 2 threads with your feeble mind?

 06-05-2007, 10:18 AM         #57
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fu*k The Aussies And Ure Aussie Hip Hop, Play107 Seems 2 Be Hating Alot On The UK, fu*kin Idiot

 06-24-2007, 07:41 PM         #58
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figured to add this:

Plan B


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Plan B both currently lives and was raised in Forest Gate East London. From the age of 11 Plan B attended Anglo European School in Ingatestone, Ess3x, before transferring to Tom Hood School in Leyton, London. He is signed to 679 Recordings, home to fellow UK rapper The Streets. His unique sound is characterised by his use of acoustic beats and lyrics involving drugs, r*pe, murder and underage s3x. He was placed fourth in the BBC's "Sound of 2006" competition.

His controversial lyrical content delivered against melodic guitar strumming has seen him dubbed "The British Eminem", or "Eminem meets Louisa Lawrie Damien Rice", but he says he is "just telling a story" and that he is "just trying to portray something that's real that happens in everyday life". These stories are largely semi-fictional but include personal content as well. Inspired by the murder of 10-year-old Damilola Taylor, Plan B tells the story of a 14-year-old who k!lls, r*pes and orders people to "hand over your money, your phone and your Pokémon cards". Drew points out, in a possibly subtle jibe at American rappers, that his life growing up is not interesting enough to write songs about, so he takes on characters in his songs to make interesting and, hopefully, thought-provoking music.

LPs
Who Needs Actions When You Got Words

EPs
2006 - Live At The Pet Cemetary (EP)

Mixtapes
2006 - It's Time 4 Plan B
2007 - Paint It Blacker

Plan B - Mama (Loves A Crackhead) (Video)


Example


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Born 20 June 1982 at West London hospital in Hammersmith, Example attended All Saints Primary School in Fulham High Street. He later went on to attend ADT College, Wandsworth. Aged 15, Example entered a rap battle at a house party in Shepherds Bush and in his own words "completely destroyed a useless wanker and a f!ght broke out so [he] sprinted home".

In 2000, Example attended Royal Holloway University, London to study film directing. While at University, Example started garage MCing to make some money. It was during this period that Example met Rusher, the producer with whom he would later go on to work with. Example and Rusher made a concept album in the audio booth of the University film department.

Mixtape
2007 - We Didn't Invent The Remix

Example - Vile (Video)


Shameless


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‘It’s not directed at smokers, it’s about how we live our lives. I know people that are in jail for the paths they‘ve chosen, but they knew the risks all along.’ As he speaks, Shameless waves an unlit ciggie around as if to emphasise the title of his debut album is less one-man health warning, more a reminder to get the most out of life.

Indeed, Smokers Die Younger is crammed full of life, from celebrating the good times on No Hats No Trainers, to Live Fast’s call to get out and do something. Moreover, he is just as happy with guitars as beats, as on his near-duet with Rod Stewart on Everyday. Live, Shameless performs with his own four-piece group – The PaddyRagga Band.

‘I love hip hop, but I’ve always listened to bands like Nirvana, The Clash and The Specials, too’ Shameless explains. ‘All those things I’ve grown up with, I’ve driven into my music. It’s sad that you only have rock bands on the front of the NME, while urban music is being demonised.’

He acquired his varied inspirations in Leytonstone, East London, where a young Shameless was born and raised by his Irish mum, giving him a taste for the craic - and his stage name.

‘My Irish relations are outspoken, open minded and very funny, so I feel lucky to know that side of my family. In Irish, James is Seamus so that’s what they would call me and where the inspiration for my stage name came from. All my antics and behaviour have been very much shameless and I‘ve never regretted anything.’

It wasn’t the pipes that called Shameless, though, but New York & L.A. Hip Hop’s rugged beats and the frantic rhythms of drum and bass. He got into rap when he was nine years old, yet only when jungle came along did he decide to have a go himself.

‘I used to hang out with a lot of older guys and they gave me a tape of NWA, that spoke to me. I quickly got into the likes of Tupac and Talib Kweli from there. I started to emulate MCs on pirate radio, though I felt I had a lot more to say than you can manage over a drum and bass beat.’

Before he was picked up by All City Music (home to Sway, no less), Shameless hooked up with his childhood friends to make tunes, forging a loose brotherhood of vocalists, musicians and producers that grew into the Dat Sound collective. Also guesting on his album is none other than potty-mouthed solo star Plan B.

‘East London's a hot part of town, with a lot of people tapping into music,’ Shameless enthuses. ‘It means I have access to a much wider variety of talent for what I want to do. Plan B went to school with a mate of mine and I just met him in the manor, so it was a natural progression to work together. His music‘s aggressive, but we do have a laugh.’

His own bootleg of the Arctic Monkeys’ When The Sun Goes Down, meanwhile, was given Noel Gallagher’s seal of approval when he raved to it at the Sheffield band’s end of tour party. Really, though, Shameless is only going back to his roots, for as a teenager he played in punk bands himself. If he does offer any kind of prescription, it is live life to the full.

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2007 - Smokers Die Younger

Shameless - No Hats, No Trainers (Video)

 10-04-2007, 05:13 AM         #59
Sonny  OP
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oi! Shameless and Plan B is the same person! look! great thread boys, might up some S.A.S when I have the time. U.K. Been on fire for many years now, we over here in Norway started listening to your chaps when Gunshot got large, much love.

 01-12-2008, 07:44 PM         #60
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fu*k ALL THOSE GUYS THEY AINT sh*t BUT SAINSBURY CHECKOUT BOYS. OUR BEST EXPORT IS S.A.S. BAR FOR BARS AINT KNOWONE IN ENGLAND ON THEIR LEVEL

 01-13-2008, 05:54 AM         #61
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 mR ReZiW said
fu*k ALL THOSE GUYS THEY AINT sh*t BUT SAINSBURY CHECKOUT BOYS. OUR BEST EXPORT IS S.A.S. BAR FOR BARS AINT KNOWONE IN ENGLAND ON THEIR LEVEL
Your mother stacks shelves in Aldi.

 01-13-2008, 11:36 AM         #62
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 mR ReZiW said
fu*k ALL THOSE GUYS THEY AINT sh*t BUT SAINSBURY CHECKOUT BOYS. OUR BEST EXPORT IS S.A.S. BAR FOR BARS AINT KNOWONE IN ENGLAND ON THEIR LEVEL
fu*k aldi, in south lnd we got NETTO'S

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 01-28-2008, 06:21 AM         #63
tha sasquatch  OP
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lmfao @ what this thread has turned into

& @ the guy who says sas are the best get the fu*k & outta here spring to mind u must still be at school to think that or gay or just a twat

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