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N-Dubz – Na Na ft. Skepta

The UK’s favourite Trio celebrate their platinum success with what can only be described as another ‘anthem’.

From Camden to California, amidst news of Ndubz signing to a major label to be launched stateside (another step in their plans for Global dominance), this track comes a treat for new and old fans alike, featuring Boy Better Know’s Skepta, who recently celebrated a top 20 chart position (as an independant artist) with his single ‘Bad Boy’.

‘Na Na’, is a up-tempo record blending the raw street sound and commercial glitter that Ndubz have been so successful at creating thus far, with the added feature of the BBK General, this UK combo has found itself on heavy rotation on TV.

For me, the record justifies many statements which I have made in the past, for example, highlighting Dappy as more than just a ‘rapper’, his self belief, enthusiasm and attitude itself forms his character which he so easily yet smartly converts into his music, many take it as a gimmick, however, his success silences any notion, along with Tulisa who like Dappy is creating her own presence within the industry as well as Fazer, who i believe is holding back and many are yet to see what he is capable of.

Skepta has been delivering some exciting music of late with his take on commercial music, offering the classic underground delivery we as an audience are accustomed to fused with a more polished sounding production, his feature therefore adds depth and even an extra excitement to the track itself as the self proclaimed ‘Microphone Champion’ is let loose to do damage on the beat.

Having seen the rise from humble begginnings and watching the consistency and dedication both Ndubz & BBK have put in, one can only feel proud and wish them even more success.

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Mobo Awards controversy


The Mobo Awards appeared to be a successful event, it was a proud moment for the UK, watching the opening performance by Tinchy Stryder (with a feature from Ndubz’s Dappy), another by Chipmunk and DJ Ironik, JLS and Ndubz, you could sense the atmosphere, the british acts were claiming their position, however, even though JLS won (two), Chipmunk returned to win another, Ndubz won two awards, I was dissapointed that Sean Paul won best Reggae Artist when there were more deserving acts nominated, Bashy and Master Shortie were the two unsigned acts and I felt it would be a big acheivement for them if they won, especially Bashy as he has come a long way since his early grime mixtape days. The biggest controversy however, was the fact that Tinchy Stryder and Dizzee Rascal did not win, based on a voting system it was strange and surprising that despite the success of the UK artists, two time Number 1 charting, Tinchy Stryder who also had the Number 2 album in the country did not win, nor did three time Number 1 charting (in a row) Dizzee Rascal.

Keri Hilson who was co-presenting won as well as Beyonce, I wish I was there, I would have done a ‘Kanye’ and made my point clear, maybe next time.

I think we have taken a big step, we expected or felt that we deserved more for the clear domination that we have had on the charts this year, I was even more so annoyed that Taio Cruz came on to support Keri Hilson and sung Ne-Yo’s part for her single Knock Me Down (when he is a talented writer himself), again, maybe this is a smaller step than we thought and as long as we continue making good music and remaining consistent with our chart domination then we will scale further heights, still you cannot help but to feel for Tinchy Stryder who really deserved some recognition for his acheivements.

Until next years awards..

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Mz Bratt – I Like You ft. Sadie Ama

The highly anticipated video for her second release is finally here:

Mz Bratt returns to our screen with another good track and video to go with it.

I Like You, featuring Sadie Ama (who proves that looks and talent run in the family), is another anthem for the ladies, so many songs about the ‘girl next door’ have been made, by women too, so here is a fresh new twist with this ‘boy next door’ number, the boy being played by everyone’s favourite bad boy (no not Diddy) rising emcee (or I should say artist) Griminal. This song has a lot of substance, Mz Bratt is being herself and it shows through her music, many female emcees feel the need to approach their music similar to the men and that leads them away from their real audience, this is not the case with Mz Bratt, this is one of the reasons (out of the long list of many) why she is so likeable. With Sadie on the feature, plus cameos by Tulisa (Ndubz) and Lady Ny, there is a strong sense of female unity, not to mention that they all are highly talented, as a whole this video has such a good vibe, it is surprisingly not just for the girls, I reckon the guys (who are not afraid) can watch and enjoy this too, plus the song is catchy and most of all, clean and light-hearted (Unlike many female emcees in the past).

Mz Bratt has impressed me so much in such a short space of time, more so because I know that she is capable of lyrically stepping up to the male emcees, however she is more about the music and fans and has been real and honest with her music, her mixtape was a good insight and I am looking forward to the album.

A truly Special woman and artist.

I Like Her..I mean, I Like You ..out soon!!

I Like Her..I mean, 'I Like You' ..out soon!!

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