Ghetts - Momentum [Mixtape Hosted by DJ Whoo Kid]

Ghetts becomes the latest UK artist to get the DJ Whoo Kid mixtape treatment and brings us 19 tracks of new material. One worth checking out, including features from Giggs and Devlin. Download below.

Ghetts – Momentum (DJ Whoo Kid Mixtape)

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Ghetts - On A Level Remix ft. Scorcher, Kano & Wretch 32 [Video]

Some UK goodness to brighten up your week, Scorcher, Kano and Wretch 32 jump on the remix for Ghetts’ successful On a Level track. Like the original, this song’s production is unbelievably disjointed, but it works. Drum & Bass elements as well as some garage and dance along with a more traditional sound, it’s actually quite hard to describe how the production flows on this one, it’s certainly not linear.

In these four artists though the beat’s eclectic nature is tailor-made for each of their flows and that’s why it works. Scorcher impresses and Kano continues the excellent return to form he’s brought in 2011. Accompanied by Wretch 32 who has surely got the most chilled and best feel-good flow in the game. Go buy the track from iTunes by clicking the link below.

Ghetts – On A Level Remix ft. Scorcher, Kano & Wretch 32

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BET UK Ciphers

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Re:Definition 2011 @ The Hackney Empire - Thursday 7th July

Year after year, RE:DEFINITION successfully aims to tell the tale of an area that lies at the crossroads where old values meet new ideals. Last summer’s presentation was a genre-blurring live concept album which brought together some of the biggest names in urban music, as part of the Create11. This year, Urban Development have teamed up with the Barbican and Create11 to present you with a collective of musicians, emcees, vocalists, actors and dancers on July 7th at The Hackney Empire.

Fusing live performance, multi-media and theatre on a journey that encompasses love, conflict, tradition and aspirations in east London, performers are KANO, GHETTS, TALAY RILEY, ROXXXAN, DONAEO, JAY NORTON, SELAH, SCRUFIZZER, MIKE HOUGH, MPHO, LOVELLE, MIKILL PANE, LADY CHANN and ABEL MILLER. Each artist’s tracks and lyrics will form the story that is RE:Definition.

With visuals coming from music video director and producer JAK FRSH, who’s worked with Wiley and Tinie Tempah amongst others, it’s back over to MATTHEW ‘EXCALIBAH’ XIA to direct the show. Visit or for tickets.

Be smart and support not only UK music, but the depth of creativity and originality on show here. If you’re down in the London area, don’t insult your own intelligence-get involved (no, I’m not making a commission!).

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Ghetts-Who’s On The Panel [Official Video]

As promised yesterday; here’s Ghetts response to the MTV top emcees list. Click here to refer to my previous post on this, which explains Ghetts’ feelings towards the list.

This is a song that, as expected, is full of a lot of passion. Full respect to Ghetts, he’s simply speaking the truth on this matter, rather than coming across with a lot of bitterness (although I disagree with his problems with P Money being on the list). He shouts out the emcees he agrees with being on the list and shouts out some names (other than his own!) he believes should have made it too.

I wonder what the reaction to this will be, I’m certain this isn’t the last we’ll hear about it.

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Ghetts-Who's On The Panel [Preview]

After last night’s controversial MTV top ten list for the best UK MCs of 2010, there was much talk and outrage on Twitter. In particular one of the notoriously best emcees across these shores, Ghetts, took exception to being excluded and ‘kicked off’ massively. Many an angry tweet were tweeted and he decided to channel that anger towards making a track, so off he went to the studio. We’re yet to hear what he’s come up with, but we know he’s going to address the situation. Basically he feels let down by the esteemed people (most of whom he knows personally) who were on the panel who decided the list. Check out the video on the left for a preview of the track, and also Ghetts gives us some insight to why he feels this way.

For those who didn’t watch the show on MTV last night, their top ten list was as follows: 1. Tinie Tempah, 2. Dizzee Rascal, 3. Skepta, 4. Professor Green, 5. Wiley, 6. Giggs, 7. Devlin, 8. P Money, 9. D Double E, 10. Chipmunk & Lowkey (not sure how you can have two emcees at #10!).

For what it’s worth I agree with Ghetts that Devlin should have been placed higher than 7th! Expect to hear the track here on OTU when it should finally première tonight. Edit: official video is up! Click here.

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Ed Sheeran-No. 5 Collaborations Project [Review]

I received a press copy of this about a month ago, and it’s a testament to how good the EP is that I’m still listening to it now. The quality of the EP and the incredible hard work Ed Sheeran and his team have put in have paid off, as this has bolted up to #2 in the iTunes download chart! I’m told it even had top spot for a brief time last night too (and when competing with Rihanna, this is no mean feat).

So who is Ed Sheeran? And how did someone whose main influences include the likes of Bob Dylan & Damien Rice come to collaborate with some of grime’s best artists? The 19-year old hails from East Anglia, first picking up his guitar and making songs in 2002. He got his big break appearing on SBTV, exposing Ed’s music to a whole new scene, resulting in contact with the artists who feature on the EP, amongst others (like Example, who enlisted Ed as tour support). Click on below to read our review of this EP.

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Giggs Backstage At Tinchy Stryder Launch Party

A definitely inebriated Giggs takes over Westwood TV and takes us backstage of Tinchy Stryder’s recent album launch party. A must watch as far as I’m concerned, I had no idea Giggs was so hilarious! I was on the fence about him/his music, but after seeing this I’m now a fully fledged fan.

He may have a rep for being “arrrrrd” (being incarcerated for gun possession suggests it’s not just an image) but it’s great seeing him just having fun. People he interviews in this include: Devlin, Ghetts, JME, Skepta, Griminal, Mr Hudson, Tinchy Stryder and a fair few other artists as well as some randomers.

Click on below to see parts 2 and 3 of this (towards the end of part 3 he kicks some freestyles to some American production, ironically one of them being a Young Jeezy beat!).

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Griminal-Supa Dupa Remix ft. Chipmunk, Ghetts, Nasty, Krept, Wretch 32 & Baby Blue

This premièred on Westwood earlier today with Griminal enlisting a strong line up to take on his recent single, which is one I enjoyed a lot. The talented artist signed to Universal a few months back, so we should hopefully be seeing more and more from him over the next year, as he prepares us a new album.

As I’ve stated before, I’m not too big on Chipmunk, but I’m pleased that he’s not gone too far in what seemed to be a complete transition away from grime to hip hop, it’s good to see him still feature and collaborate with his peers here in this industry. He opens up the song with a very likeable verse too. Baby Blue is probably one of the few female emcees in this country I have time for and she holds her own on this, which is pretty impressive as both Ghetts & Wretch 32 bring to the table of what we expect from the high standards they have set over the last few years.

Given the recent spate of quality UK grime and hip hop that’s flooded the airwaves over the past year – I haven’t been this excited about the UK scene since Kano released Home Sweet Home several years ago.

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Lethal B-Pow 2011 ft. JME, Wiley, Chipmunk, 2-Face, P Money, Ghetts & Kano [Video]

Finally we get the official video to the 2011 version of a grime classic! This track seems to have run of steam as of late, which is why it was a little frustrating waiting for them to get this video out there, but maybe the buzz will build up again now.

As you can see from the behind the scenes video (click here), all these guys had a lot of fun filming this and it’s great to see the genuine rapport they have. One disappointment was that Wiley didn’t come through and make an appearance for whatever reason (I’m going to assume time constraints!). Each artist has their own little role in the video and it’s certainly a vid that enhances the song (which some people were originally underwhelmed with).

Enough talking, go watch the visuals to the left of this post, and if you like what you hear go grab the audio from clicking on this glorious bit of red text.

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Lethal B-Pow 2011 ft. JME, Wiley, Chipmunk, 2-Face, P Money, Ghetts & Kano

Another huge Grime track that dropped last week on the radio which also features a big line-up, with the likes of JME, Wiley, P-Money, Ghetts & Kano being highly rated here at OTU Towers.

The original Pow came out back in 2004 and was an instant classic in the genre. A fair few people have been disappointed with this new version of the track, which is understandable considering how epic the original was. There’s a lot of good quotables on this track though and is certainly one I am enjoying. Hell, I can even respect Chipmunk’s verse on this. Set to be released in December, (Christmas #1 anybody?) expect a video to drop soon. CDQ of this track available below.

Lethal Bizzle – Pow 2011 ft. JME, Wiley, Chipmunk, 2-Face, P Money, Ghetts & Kano

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Tinchy Stryder ft. Ghetts, Slix, Griminal, Fuda Guy, Wretch 32, Dot Rotten, Roachee & Maxsta-Game Over Remix

The remix to the Tinchy Stryder’s huge posse cut was premièred on radio last week, and now we have the video for it. With the likes of Ghetts, Dot Rotten and Maxta, this remix will appeal to the Grime heads a lot more than the one that featured more mainstream acts like Example and Professor Green.

With two artists I’m personally liking a lot lately, Wretch 32 and Griminal (who has recently signed a major label deal), performing on this remix, it’s one that I’m preferring to the original.

No audio for you now folks, but I’ll hook you up as soon as possible.

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Ghetts/Devlin/Griminal - We Control This

This is off Ghetts’ latest mixtape, The Calm Before The Storm, which you can buy from here. This track features two artists who I also happen to rate, so I was excited to see this collaboration – grime fans will like this.

Ghetts – We Control This ft. Devlin & Griminal

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UK Blast: Rival / Ghetts

Really feeling this from Rival, one of the UK’s most promising up and coming grime MC’s.

A retrospective beat with whiny, dark undertones allows Rival and Ghetts to drop some on point bars.

From his expected mixtape H8 Mail which at present has no confirmed release date.

Rival (feat Ghetts) – Tyrant

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Ghetts - Doseinit Now [Video]

Not particularly new but Ghett’s (aka Ghetto) anticipated mixtape The Calm Before The Storm dropped yesterday. I like this video. It’s still shot on the streets, but with a slightly higher budget than most UK grime artists are afforded.

Audio can be gotten at by clicking this red textual link.

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