Thursday, March 31, 2011

Naughty Naughty!!!

Very funny though.

The Dayton Family outa Detroit.
This is the video for the newest single off the new Psycho EP released on Psychopathic’s sub label Hatchet House entitled - er... “Cocaine.”

MiSHKA Spring 2011

Little drop of Mishka goes a long way.
Check it here or click the pics...

Mishka Spring 2011Lookbook

Friday, March 25, 2011

smiley culture slam bam

My favorite tune from The Man.
Also it's worth checking the comments on youtube- NUFF RESPEC!

R.I.P. Smiley Culture

Smiley Culture, who died on March 15 aged 48, allegedly from self-inflicted stab wounds during a police drugs raid, produced two of the most influential reggae singles of the 1980s, notably Police Officer, a song about police harassment.

The supposedly autobiographical song ("Everytime me drive me car police a stop me superstar"), reached number 12 in the charts in 1984 and told of his being caught in possession of cannabis but being let off with a request for an autograph when the officer concerned recognised him as a reggae star.

It earned Smiley Culture an invitation to meet the Queen who, he claimed, said she listened to his records at Buckingham Palace. He also appeared twice on Top of the Pops, the BBC apparently failing to understand the meaning of the term "ganja". The refrain, "Police officer no give me producer", a reference to a notice to produce driving documents at a police station, became a catchphrase on south London streets.
Smiley Culture was one of the first artists to produce a home-grown version of reggae that expressed a British identity and bore comparison with the original Jamaican style. His other hit, Cockney Translation (1984), was a typically humorous guide to Cockney slang delivered in Jamaican patois ("Cockney say scarper. We say scatter/Cockney say rabbit. We chatter/We say bleach. Cockney knackered/Cockney say triffic. We say waaacked!"). The song has become a tool for English teachers wanting to illustrate the influence of immigration on the English language.
Though Smiley Culture's chart success was short-lived, his fast-paced, comical blend of London street talk, stand-up entertainment and reggae rhythms paved the way for such performers as The Streets and Dizzee Rascal.
He was born David Emmanuel in 1962 to a Jamaican father and a Grenadian mother and grew up in Stockwell, south London. He attended Tulse Hill School where he acquired the nickname "Smiley" due to his method of chatting up girls – he would ask them for a smile. As reggae became popular he and his friends would practise "chatting" – rapping staccato lyrics over rhythm tracks.
After leaving school Smiley Culture became a DJ with the reggae sound system Saxon Studio International and worked with artists such as Maxi Priest, Papa Levi and Tippa Irie, popularising the "fast chat" style of talking over records. This was inspired by Jamaican acts such as Ranking Joe, but taken to new levels by Saxon MCs (deejays). Eventually Smiley Culture was signed by the London-based reggae label Fashion Records.

The police raid on his home at Warlingham, Surrey, came after two kilos of cocaine were recovered from a drugs mule who had been apprehended trying to enter Britain – allegedly as part of a separate plot in which Smiley Culture was implicated.
A police source claimed that the singer asked to be allowed to make a cup of tea and killed himself with a carving knife while he was in the kitchen. The Independent Police Complaints Commission is to investigate his death.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Interesting site from statesides.... if you like that sort of thing.

Check 'em out, these guys are properly onit!
Bike smut Blog

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

L.L. Cool J - I Can't Live Without My Radio

Ghettoblast From The Past - The BOOM Box


Boom boxes were introduced commercially by various companies in the late 1970’s, when stereo capabilities were added to existing designs of the radio-cassette recorder, which had appeared earlier that decade. More powerful and sophisticated models were subsequently introduced. They are often associated with 1980s phenomena such as breakdancing and hip hop culture, having been introduced into the mainstream consciousness through music videos, movies, television and documentaries. It was during this time that the major manufacturers competed as to who could produce the biggest, loudest, clearest-sounding, bassiest, flashiest and/or most novel boomboxes. As the decade progressed, manufacturers tended to compete more on price (often at the expense of quality), and smaller designs (often designed for simple background listening) became more popular. This era was prior to the introduction and cultural entrenchment of the Walkman style, personal stereos with headphones which would later displace boom boxes in popularity.


Technically a Boombox is, at its simplest, two or more loudspeakers, an amplifier, a radio tuner, and a cassette and/or CD player component, all housed in a single plastic or metal case, often with a handle for portability. Most units can be powered by AC or DC cables, as well as batteries.
Various boombox designs differ greatly in size. Larger, more powerful units may require 10 or more size-D batteries, may measure more than thirty inches in width, and can weigh more than 20 pounds.
Audio quality and feature sets vary widely, with high-end models providing features and sound comparable to some home stereo systems. Most models offer volume, tone and balance (Left/Right) controls.
More sophisticated models may feature dual cassette decks (often featuring high-speed dubbing), separate bass level control, five- or 10-band graphic equalizers, Dolby noise reduction, analog or LED sound level (VU) meters, larger speakers, ’soft-touch’ tape deck controls, multiple shortwave (SW) band reception, auto song search functions for cassettes, Line and/or Phono inputs and outputs, microphone inputs, loudness switches and detachable speakers. A handful of models even featured an integrated vinyl record player or a (typically black and white) television screen, although the basic radio/cassette models have historically been by far the most popular.
A few of the most modern boomboxes have integrated (or removable) satellite radio tuners. Also in many cases with newer versions of the boombox, iPod docks have been put in place of cassette players, creating a fusion of new technology and old personality.








Artwork by SOLO RM

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Spring Snap backs...

The Hundreds have dropped some Spring snap back caps for ya...
On-line Here or click the pic

The Hundreds

Monday, March 07, 2011

Shy fx Feat. Donaeo - Raver (Shys Guiness Punch Mix)

Heavy HEAVY Tuneage.
Shy FX laying down some dubsound.