Friday, 22 July 2016
Easily one of the biggest highlights of this year's RedBull Culture Clash for those of us who attended live, was to see the appearance of Grime's lyrical Unicorn (you lost that crown Wiley as you now show up haha) Ice Kid. When he touched down on the stage and people who knew about Ice recognised him on the big screen, the O2 went bonkers.
Thankfully that wasn't a one and done appearance from the kid, and we now have a new video featuring the ying to his yang Chip and also a new 9 track EP Ice Kid-11. You wait for one piece of new music and he bless us with all this, I cannot wait to check the EP out.
Friday, 1 July 2016
Everyone who plays Football at the company was counting down until we got to play at QPR's famous Loftus Road myself included, against a team compiled of lucky competition winners, media folks and an ex-England international and QPR club ambassador Andy Sinton. Unfortunately two months before the match took place I dislocated the patella in my right knee playing Basketball trying to be Steph Curry, but in reality ended up being Steph Korma.
This injury denied me being able to play in the match, which I won't lie mentally made me depressed at times as I did everything the Doc told me then got the bad news two weeks before we played. Anyway I opted to do the next best thing and not miss out on the occasion and become the coach for the team. I took that role seriously, I went to see the boys get an early morning practice match in two days before kick-off. It made sense as a few new players have joined the company to join those I played league Football with last year, so I had to get my selection right for the big day.
Shit I even made sure they had the classic staple diet before kick-off and half-time with a box of Jaffa Cakes. The trip to QPR's ground was hilarious, unlike the professional Footballers we travelled via London's trusty and much loved underground. This caused many people too look at us like they're all going somewhere to do something but who are these randoms?
When we got there the helpful QPR staff made us feel very welcome and like professionals for the hours we were present. Entering the changing room I ran out my instructions, again I confirmed the team that was sent out via email during the week and just asked them to go out there and enjoy the occasion (of course said I wanted a win).
I opted for the 4-3-3 formation as I thought this suited the team better, with the option to switch to a 4-4-2 without disrupting too much of the team's tempo. Made the decision confirming Roberto as our captain and gave him the armband, as my belief is it should be given to a goalkeeper, defender or holding midfielder. As I've played alongside Roberto I know he can be vocal and reads danger. It got surreal when walking down the tunnel and just thinking this is how these guys do it week in week out. So it was time to see all the preparation put in place come to play and see if we got it right.
We started off slow but once everything settled the movement created space and chances came rolling in. My guy Gary got us the early goals with support from some smooth midfield play. Were pulled back by a very well deceived set piece but we remained in control of the game. As promised to the team I made sure everyone got game time, I ran a tight ship with the subs to make it happen and keep everyone happy and involved. Some were chirping in my ear more than others did, but happy with how I managed to rotate the team. Gave a braveheart type half-time team talk which lead to some more goals in the second half, which saw us win the match 6-4. Fair to say the most exciting attack match (or maybe due to poor defending) of the season took place at Loftus Road.
I'm now accepting any offers for teams that need someone to fill the hot seat at their club. There was whispers I'd be getting a call from Big Ed but I let my boy Jose get the job instead, as I wasn't ready for all that glitz and glamour. My strengths are team selection, team and one to one talks and preparation, oh and I give a pretty cool post match interview.
Tuesday, 28 June 2016
Quick freestyle from my boy Doom Man featuring his protégé Morgzy. Shout out to Doom Man we all share those Footlocker impulses. Check out the latest project from Doom S.H.I.A available now on iTunes.
Monday, 27 June 2016
Here he calls on his manager and the big homie Jay Z and the FreeBandz general Future to give us..... ANOTHER ONE!!! With the current single For Free with Drake killing it on the airwaves, this song here will continue Khaled's ownership of summer 2016. Hov says alot on this song like he did on Pusha T's Drug Dealers Anonymous the lines:
N*ggas always asking me the key
'Til you on your own you can't be free
'Til you're on your own you can't be me
How we still slaves in 2016?
Major Key the album is available for pre-order now and drops July 29th.