That's correct folks. I've managed to update my blog everyday for a whoooooooole week. Haven't done this since this time last year.
How NOT to interview
I go on Grime Daily (erm, daily) and every day I go on there... actually I'll change what I was about to say. The internet is a great thing; it has given a lot of people an opportunity to be heard where they wouldn't have been. The same for bloggers (I'm not a blogger, I just blog a lot), traditional journalists and presenters both in front and behind the cam, myself included. However I see loads and loads of interviews yet the amount that are actually of any quality is still rare. How does that work? I can sense from a mile off those who have Google searched the night before. While that isn't totally bad thing, when you're conducting an interview with someone that most of the viewers will already have reasonable knowledge of, you have to be on your A-game. Grime Angels are a perfect example of CRINGE but one of them, (Mula?) needs to holla at me
The interview that inspired this is the one below. This is an example of some any bird-I'd-bone (ladies I love you. I just coined that as I wrote it so thought I'd share for sake of a chuckle. My intentions are not to degrade) asking basic run-of-the-mill questions. Not only that, she's interrupting him, clearly showing little interest.
And this is how you use research to make a good interview. I'm making an educated guess by the lead up to questions that this was researched the night before. If it wasn't apologies. Both birds are fit by the way
"I stay underground... Chile miner"
That's my grime #DrakeBar, if you copy it, name-check me (in a nice way). In all seriousness, I can't even begin to imagine the jubilation everyone involved must feel right now. 9 weeks underground, not knowing what was going on down there, whether the operation to rescue them would actually work, if the ceilings would fall and crush everyone... I feel happy for them and I'm not involved. Good to see good news as a headline. Imagine if every day was like this? I'm sure we'd be happier people you know.
Interview with miner. I wonder if his request to be treated normally and not a celebrity or journalist will happen. I really can't wait for a special interview asking them about their survival techniques, what they did down there, how they stayed positive and little things like how they went toilet.
Quote of the Day: Shyne: LA Reid doesn't care about hip hop from SOHH
"I’ve been fixing to get up out of there for a while now because [Island Def Jam CEO] L.A. Reid doesn’t care about hip-hop." First Nas' outburst, now Shyne? What's going on in the Mecca of hip hop? Saying that, I'm not totally surprised by this. LA Reid is first and foremost and r&b man. You would think he'd have a duty to push hip hop though. But weren't these same things leveled at Jay-Z? Wonder how much power he really had back then. Or is it as simple as Nas himself famously proclaimed "Hip Hop is Dead"?
Robbo Ranx interviews Vybz Kartel
Kartel speaks on his popularity, social responsibility and when he'll be in England. Props to Robbo on keeping in 10minutes. I'm telling you now, mine will be 30mins minimum. Know this. Big up di don Kartel, I can talk like we're friends because we follow each other on Twitter :D I was the 6th/7th person he followed.
Mission get taken for friggin Tina Turner (by @bangsandabun)
May remember this post from yesterday, this is the update here. Kinda reminds me of one of my infamous posts. Ha!
Real Badman Never Afraid: Take That 'Back For Good'
This song came up in conversation today. We were speaking about Cee-Lo beating Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow to number 1 in the singles chart last week. Great innit!? That would have been a sure-shot number 1 back in the days. Newspaper and TV coverage would have been damn-near unbearable (did I say damn-near? It would have been unbearable), the sheep would have been out in their herds. But anyway, this tune is a classic. 1995 UK #1 by the boyband. 2nd to last before Robbie kicked out. p.s. RIP TOTP
I say real badman never afraid but I know everyone liked it really. I remember everyone know the words when I heard the reggae version played out at some family function for the first time. Funny that