Shocka – My Revolution (ft. Russell Brand)

Shocka (1/3 of rap trio Marvell) has released his first solo piece of work and it is full anger, rage and insight on how the human race has diminished to follow a political/economic system that no longer functions to serve the people it’s meant to. My revolution is taken from his forthcoming 10 track EP, “F.I.S.T” which addresses other issues including racism and inequality. It gives me great pleasure to hear an artist using his talent for the greater good, to inspire and educate others. If only we had more people from all backgrounds coming together to inspire and fight what is right, for what has been taken away from us over the past few hundred years. We now live in a system that we know nothing about, where the world is ruled and governed by banks and corporations and politicians still have to do all the dirty work. When FIST is out, I beg you listen and take it in, it is one of the most inspiring pieces of work to come from the London underground scene for a long time. I would love to see Shocka work with the likes of Akala, Mic Righteous and Suli Breaks.

I had the pleasure of filming the clip with Russell Brand at the beginning of the video myself, and what is said is very true. We need to come together and realise how much power we have if we really want to make a difference. Also make sure to be on the lookout for the accapella freestyle Shocks did for YDK, as well as my interview with him!

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Mic Righteous – The Pen (A64)

This is the 1st track from Mic‘s latest EP – “Open Mic” which you can download HERE

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Mic Righteous – Open Mic (Download Link)

Taken from Mic‘s Mixtape/EP which was released TODAYYYYY and is available for download HERE, he’s doing very well in the iTunes charts already, so support the cause!

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Mic Righteous – Ghost Town (Pre-Order)

Born and bred in Margate artist – Mic Righteous‘ latest his is available to pre-order on iTunes now HERE! Make sure you do so. One day there will hopefully be a YDK exclusive from Mic Righteous! Wouldn’t that be great?!

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English Frank – 100 Bars of Truth (3)

You know what, some people laugh at English Frank but I think he’s miles better than K Koke, he has some much emotion, the same thing I find with Mic Righteous, Eminem and Akala

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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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