Mikill Pane-You Guest It EP

The ever clever Mikill Pane is back with an excellently-titled EP, drawing inspiration from the project that launched him to national fame, Ed Sheeran’s Collaborations EP, for a guest-packed effort of his own.

Mikill’s stock has risen considerably over the last 6 months, and that increase in stature is represented by the feature list reading like a who’s who of the UK music scene (and Katie Price, for some reason), as artists from a wide gamut of genres come together to help Mikill produce another reputation-boosting project, with Paloma Faith, Yasmin, Ed Sheeran, P Money and more making appearances. I’ve yet to dive into the music, but being the hugely consistent rapper that he is I’m sure the content will match the co-signs. Free grab courtesy of SB.TV below.

Mikill Pane-You Guest It EP

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OTU Exclusive Interview with Ed Sheeran

From folk to grime, Ed Sheeran’s experienced and performed it all, emerging as one of the most well-rounded artists in the UK scene at a young age.

When a rare and homegrown talent of this quality arises, there’s an air of inevitability that he’s going to be one of the UK’s better artists in the coming years. Hence, for us here at OTU it’s best to get on the bandwagon now, as it’s going to be pretty hard to find room on it very soon: welcome to an Overrating the Underrated exclusive interview with the wonderfully-gifted Ed Sheeran.

Indi caught up with Ed to discuss a range of topics, including his thoughts on the No. 5 Collaborations EP, his upcoming album, and much more in a very in-depth interview. Huge thanks to Ed for being so friendly, and to Gully and Sian for putting this together.

You can read the script of the interview below (including a bonus question not on the video!), and of course the video interview is available up here. If, for whatever reason, you’d prefer to view the video (in 2 parts) on Youtube, you can do that here and here.

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P Money To Support Skepta On Tour

“Off the back of his third studio album ‘Doin’ It Again’ release and performing with Diddy – Dirty Money this year, grime veteran Skepta is set to complete a nationwide tour this March coinciding with his single release ‘Amnesia’ with support from P Money and Logan Sama. With his great on-stage energy and a dedicated following that sees him reaching astonishing YouTube views it is sure to be a jam-packed memorable show not to be missed!”

This announcement follows on from P Money’s successes in 2010, notably Slang Like This, collaborating with Ed Sheeran to make an excellent track in Family and performing a Maida Vale Session which aired yesterday on MistaJam’s 1Xtra Show. 2011 should be an even bigger one for P Money. Tour dates are below.

Monday 14th March – Glasgow – ABC2
Tuesday 15th March – Leeds – Mine Uni
Wednesday 16th March – Birmingham – Institute
Thursday 17th March – Sheffield – Academy 2
Monday 21st March – Cardiff – Millenum Music Hall
Tuesday 22nd March – London – XOYO

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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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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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P Money-Slang Like This Remix ft. D Double E, Footsie & Blacks

The original to this track came out earlier in the year and apparently got some decent hype, which P Money was unfortunately unable to capitalise on for some reason. He’s re-releasing it though with some big names alongside for this remix in D Double E & Footsie, and here is the official video for that. I still haven’t heard the original, but I can’t imagine it sounding as good as this!

The beat is one of a dub-step nature which sounds so natural as a backdrop to the sounds of Grime, even more peculiar: Indian vocals are used to assist the beat. With a superb chorus involving these guys speaking a little London slang – I have no doubts this will be stuck in your head for days (it’s been in mine all day!).

Great remix, and I look forward to copping the audio when it’s released in December.

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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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UK Blast: Blacks & P Money

These boys are running the grime scene at the moment and with bars like this it’s understandable why.

P Money looks like he’s really enjoying himself out there!

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P Money - Hot Ones (OGz) [Video + Audio]

Just got my hands on P Money’s second mix CD Money Over Everyone and really enjoying the heavily rated grime MC’s effort.

Managed to find the video for this fierce track which sees Blacks, Little Dee and P himself trade seriously hyped bars over a ferocious backdrop.

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