Saturday, 27 October 2012

It's A Demo... 


I really, really thought I'd take this blogging thing more seriously. I had dreams of detailing my whole hip hop life online in words, pictures and sound.


I lied to myself! Well not exactly lied, but I definitely convinced myself I'd be posting way more stuff than I actually have. 

The comments and feedback so far has been positive and for that I'm thankful. I guess it means there are a few folks out there that give a sheeeet about what a hip hop head like me is rambling on about!!!  So a big Thank You to y'all that have stopped by and blessed me with a comment or two.

Well, I'm back on it for a minute now. Why? I'll tell you why. The other day while I was giving my music room a bit of reorganisation, a cassette tape hit me right in my forehead!

I flung it into the cassette deck and what did I hear coming back at me in full Dolby noise reduced quality?
'Break The Connection', a 1990 bedroom demo recording I did of a verse that I ended up using on PD3's 'Breaking The Silence'. 
I put it together with a pause button loop of the outro from K-Solo's 'Fugitive' (I didn't have the Grover Washington original back then!) and rhymed my ass off for 60 odd seconds! Listening to it now, I still marvel at my wordplay and flow. If only Rakim knew how close he came to getting dethroned by me!!
Basically, it was a diss aimed at Hip Hop Connection magazine. I'd won the 1990 DMC UK Rap Competition in March of that year and didn't get featured in the mag until 4 months later. I had no idea about 'lead times' and all that other publishing nonsense. I won a national rapping competition so interview me and print it! They didn't! So I was mad and did what any self respecting rapper does and dissed them. It's full of subliminal shots and sly metaphors. I'm pretty proud of it. My crew at the time was Black Gold and we were gonna do a full track dissing the hell outta the magazine but alas, that never made it to the 4 track recorder!

Grab it and have a listen...

'Break The Connection' 1990 Bedroom Demo

Friday, 22 June 2012



Yo! It's been more than a little while since I was a 'Chubby Kid' thanks to diabetes and my 2 kids, but never mind all that real life stuff, I'm about to go back in time for '1 NIGHT ONLY' with my man, the Super Rockin' Shortee Blitz!

SUPA DUPA FLY has pulled out al the stops to make hip hop's biggest reunion happen!
We are going to get busy at Plan B in Brixton on Saturday July 7th.

If you ever listened to our show on Kiss 100 from 99 - 08 then you know how the Chubby Kids used to get down...


Holla with your requests for free entry on the guestlist...


 This is a brand new night that I'm involved in, launching on June 29th at the Jazz Cafe in Camden. It's gonna be a dope night of music with some friggin' GOOD dj's and live acts...
Dixon Brothers...Motive...Emily Rawson...Bakery Boys...Banditsu..

Get involved and hit me up for guestlists. I want to see you there!!!!!!!!


It's going down with Kane and Biz! I hope you all got your tickets already because it's gonna be a BIG night for hip hop in the capital.

Peace party people, haha see ya later.......

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

"We're Comin' Correct Nowwwwwww.....!"

This is the legendary Mc Mell 'O' with my humble self on the 1's & 2's. We put it down in the Swiss city of Zug over the weekend and I think they were feeling us!!!

EXTRA EXTRA shout out to the fellow big men in the game Dj Marga & HuntKillBuryFinn aka Katch 22! They stormed the stage and set it off with some CLASSIC London flava. Mad respect!!!

None of it would have been possible without the massive Hip Hop love from Positive Pressure aka Dino & Adee & Roger (I think) who showed us nothing but respect and it was a pleasure to come out there and rock for heads that deep into the original London sound!
I was even signing copies of MY records...and those are RARE!!!!


Wednesday, 11 January 2012

"Rip The Damn Stage Like I'm On A Rampage!"

It's 2012 and I'm ready to hit the road, the decks and the stage! 1st stop is with hip hop's live show legend Ty. Come check me out keeping the beats tight and the adlibs tighter on the 27th January at Hootananny, Brixton. Don't say I did'nt tell you!

I'm trying to get a whole lot busier on the decks this year so keep an ear and an eye out for me!

Watch this space...