Bamboss – Wannabe

I have always always always ALWAYS supported upcoming talent. I love it live, I love videos, … literally everything, because an artist that hasn’t blown yet is litrally at their vertex. Creativity levels and hard work are on a 110%! Once people start getting fame, the creativity and the energy levels drop and they get stuck behind a “mainstream” box… too scared to step out. So when I see guys like Bamboss enjoying themselves making music, I enjoy listening to it. I love this track, very catchy, easy listening. “Wannabe” is the last release from his “Rose of Bamdiggy” EP.

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Christina Skaar – Critical

Powerful vocalist Christina Skaar has recently released her debut single, Critical. Although this is her first seriously release, she has already worked with artists such as Timbaland and Tiesto. I’ll be honest, when I first listened to this, I thought it would be a perfect winners single for something like Eurovision… something Scandinavia would put forward, so when I found out Christina was from Norway… well it made me smile! I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next! Be sure to catch her at I Luv Live on Monday 17th August (Buy tickets here)!

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R Jay – Time Will Tell Vol. 2 (Free Download)

Time Will Tell Vol.2 is RJay’s 2nd R&B mixtape, with his first (Time Will Tell) being released just over 2 years ago. This tape consists of 11 tracks + 3 skits, and only has one feature (Colz). 
This release from RJay is a very mature one, and showcases his talents as a vocalist and songwriter. He has consistently been improving — although the majority of his improvements have happened behind the scenes as he hasn’t actually released many singles — the progress from the previous project to this one is unbelievable. TWTV.2 almost sounds like an album, I would have definitely paid for this. “Wanderlust.” and “Ride” are probably my favourites on this project.
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P Money – Roll Up ft SafOne, Deadly & Blacks

I’m slightly late with posting this one from P Money, but this is some serious fire from himself, SafOne, Deadly and Blacks that I couldn’t resist sharing. People say grime/rap is dead, but when you listen to something like this, faith is restored once again. We need the original grime fathers to keep it alive and keep the energy going!

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The Bridge – Never Worried ft. Martin Luther King

The Bridge is an extremely hard-working, talented producer who has already worked with the likes of Wiley, Clement Marfo + many more. He caters to all genres and will be able to make you a BANGER easily. “Never Worried” features vocals from Martin Luther King’s most famous speeches, and partnered with The Bridge’s production, this is a match well made, for sure! Support the movement and never forget that a producer is even more important in the process of making a chart topper. You can’t have a hit without a beat!

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Jesse Gamage – Courage EP (Download)

JesseGamage- Courage EP

The extremely talented singer-songwriter Jesse Gamage recently released his “Courage EP“. It is a 5 track long EP comprised of absolutely beautiful soul music. Jesse Gamage will appeal to all audiences and can make anyone that listens to him fall in love with his smooth vocals. I cannot over-sell this, but I’ll do my best to just let the music speak for itself!

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A Post-Apocapitalistic World

I have previously described capitalism like a zombie apocalypse and we all know what happens after a zombie apocalypse… absolutely nothing, just a bunch of zombies searching for the last drop of fresh blood to sip on. But what happens in a post-capitalism world? Who knows. But it is most definitely time to start saying goodbye to capitalism.
From the day you are born, your world revolves around money and the older you get, the greater part it plays in your life. Every rapper is holding a stash of money in their music video, but they might as well be hugging a tree if they love paper so much. 
Now… what is money? A piece of paper/metal? A number on a screen? If you look on a £5 note it says “I promise to pay the bearer on demand the sum of five pounds”. Think about it, your whole life revolves around an exchange of promises. Money is an anthropogenic creation that governs our lives. Think of capitalism like Frankenstein’s monster; an idea that initially had good intentions but went completely wrong and started destroying the world. 

“The average human on earth has about $4,000 to their name” (WaitButWhy)

Before capital, objects of similar worth would be exchanged, for example 5 chickens for an axe or a cow. The trade is agreed by the owners depending on their needs. This means that no one is caught out and thus trade is a means of equality and obtaining necessities. However, since the development of capital and capitalism, it has turned into a means of dividing the human race and exacerbating our worst qualities, i.e. greed, depression, anger etc. So to repeat, money is an idea gone wrong, because it wasn’t controlled during the beginning stages, so a few took advantage of it until it got out of hand to the point that currently, in the present day and age 1% of the global population own over 50% of the total global capital, or the bottom 50% (3.5 BILLION PEOPLE) of the population own just 1% of global money. 

“The combined wealth of the richest 85 people is equal to the combined wealth of the poorest 3.5 billion people”

Right, so I hope that now you understand why money is the worst invention ever. “We’ve always had money, that will never ever change” I hear you say, then what comes after money? Just because money is all we know, does not me it’s all that has ever been and all that will ever be. 

What can we do instead?
Well for starters we should break away from the government and split up into small communities, with a mayor or council in charge of each community. We need to do this because each community has different needs, some require more jobs, some require better education etc. It is impossible for a centralised government to cater for everybody’s needs, especially when the central government is only interested in making the rich, richer and the poor, poorer. Banks should solely store money and nothing else! An initial fee should be payed for the service and that’s it. Money should NOT be allowed to be borrowed from banks – people can learn to save before buying things they don’t need. 
I think food should be rationed (not like during the World Wars) but in the sense that everyone has a limit on the food that they can buy, to stop obesity and stop the wasting of food. Everyone should be on equal terms when it comes to food and water. 
My next idea might confuse or even anger you or you might just find it weird. The idea of money needs to go completely *pretends to slam dunk the idea in the trash*. All money should be burned and all numbers on computers wiped. This instantly puts everyone on equal grounds. Without money, no one person is better than another. If there’s no money, what is there? Well, ideally… nothing. A doctor needs a farmer, a plumber, builder etc to sustain a living. Cleaners, housemaids etc, every job in a community is necessary no matter how small or insignificant. This means that every single person within the community has to rely on each other to sustain a living, so a simple exchange of services between one another is what should drive the community. This would require team work on a large scale, cooperation and trust between every member. Now if everyone is treated as an equal, there is no need for one person to act better than another person. Greed and anger are qualities that should not be tolerated under any circumstances in a small community, so a person who acts out of line would be punished, whether prison, community service (for example picking rubbish, cleaning graffiti) or something worse potentially, depending on the size of the crime. In addition to this, because communities are small, word of mouth is powerful, and “criminals” would be known to all. This means that once their punishment is over, everyone would be cautious of them. This again would act as another deterrent for crime. 

“I hope that real love and truth are stronger in the end than any evil or misfortune in the world.” – Charles Dickens

If we don’t act soon, nature will. Nature is much more powerful than the most powerful man on the planet. No money on the earth can overcome Mother Nature. If Mother Nature is angry you will know. Earthquakes, monsoons, hurricanes, volcanic eruptions… all devastating phenomenons that we are trying to fighting a losing battle against. Anthropogenic global warming is not a myth, and these events are increasing in frequency and strength. We are currently too greedy and are exploiting the earth’s resources to benefit ourselves, but sooner or later we will end up paying for it. Money cannot save us when all the trees have been chopped down, all the rivers polluted and everyone is angry at everyone else. 
We are the only specie that is destroying this planet. What makes us so special? What right do we have to take advantage? You wouldn’t go home with a wrecking ball and start knocking it down, so why do that to the Earth? 
Show love and respect, and you will get that in return. Give out hatred and anger, and evil will come back to you. 

“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.”  – Martin Luther King Jr.


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Kadiata – Goodnight

Following his previous release “Madeleine”, Kadiata (formerly Clixx), has released “Goodnight”. It follows in the same style as his previous releases since the rebranding of himself as an artist, quite dark, with lots of autotune. As much as I love the music Clixx made, I’m enjoying this new sound, also.

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Lady Chann – Knowledge ft Flowdan

“Knowledge” is the 2nd single from the forthcoming grime meets bashment EP called “CorrupChann”, due for release on the 26th July. Lady Chann teams up with Roll Deep member, Flowdan to create a hit! A brand new sound I’ve never heard before.

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Jordan King – Unborn Child

I find Jordan King a beautiful mix of raw emotion, power and good looks. His voice and writing capabilities speak for themselves in this track. Absolutely stunning, and something slightly different from Jordan.

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  • [Thought of the Week]

    "Maybe cheating in a relationship isn't the worst thing you could do, maybe it's just human nature?"

    Remember when you were a child, and your parents would tell you you're not allowed to eat sweets, or make a mess in your bedroom, and you'd do the complete opposite and crave it even more just because you're not allowed? Or if you're on a diet, you know you're not allowed cake or carbs, but simply because you know you're not allowed it, you want it even more? Well surely the same applies in relationships?
    Firstly, I want to start by saying we're not perfect, but perfection is something we should strive towards. Honesty is the best policy.
    A friend of mine is genuinely one of the loveliest people I know, with the best heart and the best intentions and I don't want to show him in a negative light whatsoever, simply provide you with an alternative idea. I've known him for a few years, however we only started speaking properly about a year ago. We both found each other attractive, blah blah blah, so we decided to book a hotel room. He ignored me for a few days, so obviously something was wrong, then he told me there's another girl he loves (obviously I didn't know this before), as they weren't together. I didn't think much of it, actually I was extremely envious of this girl, and that she has someone in her life that is so dedicated and faithful. A few months later, conversation escalated, and we once again decided to go hotel, and a few days beforehand he once again cancelled. This time I was pretty angry and upset, because he'd lead me on and then cancelled. Obviously we're not together but I'm my own person too at the end of the day and don't want to be lead on.
    Another few months later we started talking, innocent conversation about gym, films etc (this time via dm on twitter as I deleted his number and vice versa, I assume), and I had calmed down over the previous incident, he was a genuinely lovely person and I admire the faithfulness to his yet to be girlfriend, I hope I find someone like that in the future. But anyway, we decided to have a gym session together, as we live near each other we went to the park, and for the majority of it, it was a really good session, fun, productive (my legs KILLED the following day) but there was sexual tension, especially towards the end. My back was super sore from gym the previous day and he offered a massage, it was rubbish and he didn't get very far unfortunately as he was starting to give in, and couldn't resist the attraction any longer. Not a lot happened as I stopped him, before it escalated too far. I'd hate for my future husband to cheat on me, so I could only give this couple the same respect (they were together a few months at this point). The following day he thanked me, and was grateful for stopping him.
    The point of this example is, I know my friend loves his girlfriend very much but none of us are perfect and we all give in to temptation now and again. Many males/females cheat because they have a craving, and a hoe gets in the way that has no respect for the relationship and only wants his/ her needs fulfilled, few will have a conscience and stop anything

    Alternatively, on a separate occasion I was speaking to another friend about this topic. He told me that he's seen a sidechick/man save many relationships. His reasons were that if you have an argument with your partner, instead of ending the relationship, you go to see a sidechick/man, relax, then go back to your partner happy and proceed as normal. I disagree with his reasoning however I see the point behind it.
    As long as you don't make a habit out of temptation, and are honest... maybe we're too extreme when it comes to cheating? I disagree with cheating, and don't condone it, however this is just a thought. Everyone get's bored of everything eventually if you get too high a dose, it's just a matter of balance.

     

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