Wednesday, 28 September 2005
Saturday, 24 September 2005
Elijah Wood, Charlie Hunman, Claire Forlani
This is basically a footie film that explores the issues of hooliganism; its gritty but is a fairly accurate documentation. This is probably due to the fact that the director was once part of a firm. It’s based on the Green Street Elite from the Westham side of town, and shows the story of Elijah wood a student who gets caught up in the scene. Its got an anti violence message and gets the backing of West Ham FC. Verdict… ave some of that! Get me…
Another footie film just opened up this week as well. I wonder where the inspiration for the title "Goal!" came from? hmmm. But apart from that its getting rave reviews from everyone. Ashley Walters has a cameo, watch out for his forthcoming role in the fiddy cent movie. B ut more on that later, This films seems to have pulled no punches as it includes teams such as Man U, Brayne Munich, and of course Newcastle. its the story of Santiago Munez aka Kuno Becker, a Mexican from LA who ends up playing forNewcastle United . without spoiling it too muc, the second goal will be set in Mardrid and the third at the World cup. Some say this is just mass marketing, but thats not gona stop the fottie heads reaching. Verdict, Serious!
Friday, 23 September 2005
Soul singer Lemar was a double winner at the Mobo Awards
The former Fame Academy star beat Joss Stone and Estelle to UK Act of the Year. He also won best album for Time To Grow.The awards, which honour music of black origin, are now in their 10th year.
Lauryn Hill opened the show at London's Royal Albert Hall. Public Enemy were honoured with an award for Outstanding Contribution to Black Music. US singer-songwriter John Legend won Best R&B Act, beating Lemar and Mariah Carey.Best Reggae Act went to Damian Marley, who also accepted a Posthumous Achievement Award for his father Bob Marley.He closed the show with a performance of Could You Be Loved, accompanied by brothers Julian and Stephen.
Best Video was Drop It Like It's Hot by Snoop Dogg ft Pharrell.Other winners included Youssou N'Dour for Best African Act, Kano for Best UK Newcomer and Tim Westwood for Best UK Radio DJ.The awards featured a tribute to Luther Vandross, who died in July. The ceremony will be broadcast on BBC1 at 11.35pm on Friday.
Last year's awards were dogged by protests about nominations for the artists Elephant Man and Vybz Kartel, known for their homophobic lyrics. Organisers withdrew their nominations after an outcry from gay rights campaigners. This year the focus was on celebrating British talent.
FIP SAYs...i did not actually write the above but this is what i have to say on the subject. Even though Roll Deep, Kano, Mitchell Bros, The Streets, and Lethal wid da Bizzle are all doing the mainstream thing the scene gets no real love at the mobos. Come on mate work it out!
Sam White at the Spitz
It’s not often that the grime scene gets a platform to work off like this one so we need to support this thing plus its at a place called the Spitz so its def one for all the emcees, get it? Yeah right come one you love my jokes.
Its only on till Saturday/Sunday!!!!!
Sam white has a exhibition documenting the “east london grime scene”. Although it’s a bit biased and only represents one ends it is huge. It’s showing at the Spitz Bristro. Grime seems to be flowing freely in these arty ends and like Dizzie said “sipping on the dry white wine” and that’s exactly what you can do down here as the bristro offers a selection of fine wines for the connoisseurs. We are trying to get an interview with Sam White so hold tight for that.
The Spitz Bristro
109 commercial street
Old Spitalfields market
0207 392 9032
Wednesday, 21 September 2005
If you have seen the video for Unorthodox's No help no handouts then you know where shepherds Bush is. If you have not please get up on that. Shepherds bush is also famous for the crazy baromoeter that stands in the middle of the roundabout. It also has an amazing 24 hour shop called bagel bite. But this whole article is mainly on Global Sports
We first made contact with Global sports in July of 2004, and since then they have gone on to build a reputation so much so that they have been recognised by New Era as one of the official stockists of caps. Apart from this they do their own brand of customisation and garments and also crepes.
If you are ever in Shepherds Bush market and you need some fresh garms then you know where to go. I have heard rumours that Wiley and other members of the grime fraternity have been spotted here. Also footballers from certain west London teams have come in for customised soles.
Based in the grittier end of shepherds bush you can find the main shop nearer the Goldhawk Road side of the market. The kiddies store is based closer to the Uxbridge Road side of things.
If you ever need personal help just ask for Marcel and he will give you a helping hand. The FIP crew recommends this shop for the wide selection of hats, and if you are a hat freak like me then you need to check it out.
At the moment they have the new Bathing Ape crepes in, limited and exclusive but go check em.
This shoot went quite well. Watch for the update and the flicks from the shoot. Big up Samantha Cooper for the make up, Samina Hurry and Russel for photography, Kevin and Angel for looking so beautiful in the pictures. And of course the staff at global
Global Sports London
182 Shepherds Bush Market
Its all about making new moves constantly to keep ahead of the game. Like Hyperfen says
if you rather go link a h*e than go studio then you aint on it
So on that note we set up a new site devoted to the fashion art work we create. Watch it closely cos these are the street styles and designers that will be moving. Big up to to all the shops, designers, models make up artists and FIP staff that made this possible.
Firstly big up all the people who attended the event, this is the second year this has run and it is a blessing for the scene. It gives the female branch of the scene a chance to shine bright. And they did.
Bethnal green was the venue of choice, big shout to all the contestants. Especially the winner Shorty D (above bottom). Close runner up was Angel (above top), I feel she has a lot to give to the game in terms of wit and relevance to the now, shes is sort of just like Plan B. Big up you girl, I was especially feeling the accapella.
The judges were on point and made the right decision (the judges are never wrong, just like teachers at school) but what a hard choice it was. Nchyx represented the north of the country (pictured above) , for those of you who know she has been down at deal real. Phoebe One did not turn up, (shame on you!) but Baby Blue was in the crowd, probably checking out the competition. There needs more support from other people of notability especially prominent females within the UK scene. DJ, professionals and emcees stand and be counted.
Apart from the female input we had the pleasure of seeing a dace crew also from the ends, The Familia were very impressive, showing a great degree of personality from different individuals. I would have like to have seen more group performances. Watch out for a website coming soon, you lot will get the update and the links when its there.
As per usual the NW crew were in the house and the Shaolin crew showed us their tiger style, tenchu, shinobi manoeuvres. Watch out fro media productions from this camp. I myself have never understood the NW west divide, seems pointless to me but anywho… this event will be back next year and will just keep getting bigger. God bless Dame Destini.
For the rest of the pictures from the night and a more in depth review please check out the Phuturehype web and other associtated press
Tuesday, 20 September 2005
big brother celebs and S2G drawing gash
Overall an alright rave, but the scene once again was not represented in full, but there were two djs, actually one dj and his emcee, on very late who surprised me by dropping a selection channel u would have been proud of, i think they were called serious and sabre
The last time I went to an old skool event was…. Ok I don’t actually remember at all, but it could not have been as good as this event. Big up the Back to skool team for this instalment of old skool pressure. We arrived quite late but as soon as we walked through the door the vibes were on point. Sharky P was on the mic blazing some old skool sing a long lyrics.
Its always nice to hear tunes that remind you of better times, old skool tunes are just this. The vibes took me right back to exposure at coliseum, the glasshouse, twice as nice and garage fever. I’m not gona go into an old skool vibes are so happy rant but the vibes were live. It’s a shame more people don’t frequent these types of events. The next old skool instalment from this team is on the 29th of this month and is at the red rooms as well. Make sure you get your skin down there, and if you are from west London you have no excuse.
Thursday, 15 September 2005
Monday, 12 September 2005
No its not at Scala or Bagleys which is now known as Canvas, its not even drum and bass, for all you confused jungalists its a new brand flex, you see me.
Channel U sky digital #467 will be launching the inaugural “Best of British” urban music event at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire 15th October 2005.
Since the channel’s launch in 2003, Channel U has rapidly become synonymous with the raw cutting edge of the UK urban music scene. The plaudits have rained down from industry aficionados and artists alike with the likes of Mercury Music prize winner Dizzee Rascal publicly acknowledging the major contribution the channel has made to kick starting his career and Guy Moot (Head of UK and European publishing for EMI) recognizing the platform we have provided for new UK talent to break through.
Therefore, it is with great pleasure that we announce this new showpiece event which will celebrate the strength of the current UK urban scene and honour its chief ambassador’s.
There will be 30 short listed nominees that have been the most popular played videos during the past year from September 2004 to August 2005. Channel U viewers will have the chance to vote for their favourite artists’ video where the top 15 will perform at the event and receive a Best of British Award in recognition of their talents. With a 100% pure UK line up of fifteen of the most popular artists which have performed for the Channel over the past year plus a guest DJ set from some of the best DJ’s in the country. The event will be more than just big. It will be massive! The whole line up will guarantee a sell out 2000 crowd at one of the most popular gig venues in the capital.
Make no mistake, this event will be the only event showcasing purely British talent and is set to become the hottest ticket in the UK urban music calendar.
Wednesday, 7 September 2005
BUSH Vs GLAZER
Who’s more ignorant?
I think over the last couple of months we have seen two of the most idiotic disregards for humanity, one being a sporting situation the other racial. Now I don’t know what drives some American people to have their heads stuck so far up their rear ends, as to think they can walk all over the rest of the world but it seems to be a loose trait most of them share. Let’s be real people we live in a country in which money runs everything except one thing and that one thing is opinion. If you borrow money from a bank and they’re strict with their payments, you aren’t going to continue banking with them.
Football is a huge part of life in Briton whether you support Old Stationers FC or Arsenal FC. For the last ten years Manchester United has been at the forefront of the global marketing of football alongside Real Madrid. It has put them at the pinnacle of the world football club rich list and has made them even more popular with the marketing and business world for their shrewd and economical business sense… until an American turned up. Some would say it’s Man U’s fault, they should never have become a Plc, but others know the truth. Once again we’ve seen what a couple of pound signs can do to hypnotize a person. Man U was sold to Malcolm Glazer for a sweet sum of approximately 800 million sterling in July 2005. To some people that sounded like a great deal but for anyone in the know? Debt collectors do not play, from the street level up to your own bank. When they want their money they will come and get it. So when I heard that Man U was bought on loans I started to laugh but felt a little sorry for them. You see what everyone now knows is that we “the British public” one way or another are going to pay back this guys money. Whether you watch football matches on sky or go to the stadium your paying his money. Aren’t we just a bunch of suckers for seeing this coming and not stopping it. well I say good luck to Man U. I hope their dynasty isn’t destroyed because some rich guy wanted a new play thing.
If like the rest of the world you watched the devastation caused by nature to New Orleans then you also saw how long it took the “Richest nation on the planet”, “The only SUPER POWER” the world will ever see then you saw how stupid and slowly goliath reacted. As it has been said, had it been loads of white people in New Orleans bush would have been the first person in a helicopter flying out there to save some people. Unfortunately we found out that racism (as we all knew anyway) has not and possibly never will calm down. It took 5 days for the USA to react to this disaster. When 9/11 went down it took 24 hours for then to start the rescue mission. It hurts me a little to watch bush hug black people like he’s our friend but we now know America’s true colors and black has never been placed on the flag….. but white is its background
So we look at these two dumb Americans (bush definitely is and I have video evidence) and as who is more stupid. One for showing us the he and his country (to an extent) is still more than just a little racist or the other for thinking that WE are stupid and would pay back his loan for him remember football is supposed to entertain us not the other way around.
I think Bush wins… don’t you?
note from editor -
meanwhile news reports put the number of people displaced at around 10, 000
unlike the twin towers the US cannot claim they did not see this coming.
big up BIG SEBA, watch out for more from him.