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Converse launch search for the next MC talent in London, Glasgow & Manchester


CONVERSE UK AND JD SPORTS PRESENT CONVERSE BLOCK PARTY IN CELEBRATION OF THE SP12 STAR PLAYER COLLECTION

London Event Spotlights Urban Culture through Music Battles, Live Graffiti and Skate Showcases and Invites Emerging MC Talent to Take Part in the Action LONDON, UK (March 13, 2012) – Today Converse UK announces Converse Block Party, a unique urban culture event that will take place at London’s legendary Old Vic Tunnels on Sunday April 29, 2012.

Commemorating the launch of Converse’s Spring 2012 Star Player footwear range, the event champions the urban spirit of the Star Player through live performances by some of the best emerging and established acts in UK street culture.

Built on heritage and crafted for performance, the Converse Star Player was worn by the likes of Dr. J on the basketball courts in the 1970s and has since made its way to the street.

Fusing the urban spirit of basketball with a contemporary street edge, the Spring 2012 Star Player collection will be available nationwide at JD Sports stores from March 19, 2012 and will retail for £42 – £53.

“Converse believes in unleashing the creative spirit; through Block Party we’re celebrating the dynamic UK street culture and giving emerging artists a chance to showcase their talent,” said Cheryl Calegari, Senior Marketing Director, Converse UK.

“Since the basketball courts of the 1970s, the Star Player has been a part of global street and sport culture and Block Party is the perfect platform to commemorate the launch of our new collection.”

Dedicated to celebrating local street culture, Converse Block Party is a global event series that launched in 2011 and has since travelled across Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America, now hitting the UK for the first time.

In partnership with JD Sports, the London Converse Block Party will feature MC battles with leading underground music artists Wiley, Skepta and P Money; live graffiti demonstrations by Neas and Vibes, two of the most well respected spray can artists in the UK; as well as skate performances by Jerome Campbell, Rory Milanes and Harry Lintell from the Converse UK Skateboarding team.

The Converse Block Party takes place at the Old Vic Tunnels, Station Approach, London, SE1 8SW from 2 pm to 9 pm on Sunday April 29, 2012. Tickets are free of charge and available online on a first come, first served basis through http://www.facebook.com/JDSportsOfficial/ConverseBlockParty Leading up to the big event, JD Sports will also host a series of MC Clashes, inviting local MCs to battle it out for a chance to perform alongside their music heroes at the Converse Block Party.

The in-store competitions will take place throughout March 2012 in Glasgow, Manchester and London, generating three finalists who will be invited to compete in London on April 29 to establish the ultimate winner of the Converse Block Party. Alongside winning the opportunity to perform beside their music legends, the MC Clash winner will gain access to recording an exclusive track with No Hats No Hoods, one of the UK’s most iconic underground music labels.

Budding MCs can enter the competition now by uploading their video on the JD Sports Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/JDSportsOfficial/ConverseBlockParty The Converse Block Party JD Sports

MC Clashes Wednesday, March 21 Glasgow The MC Clash takes place at JD, 229-249 Buchanan Street on Wednesday, March 21, 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm. Hosting and performing a live PA is Lady Leshurr

Thursday, March 22 Manchester The MC Clash takes place at JD, 16-18 Barbarolli Mall Arndale Centre, on Thursday, March 22, 9.00 pm – 11.00 pm. Fresh Scrufizzer will perform, hosting alongside the Murkage Cartel

Thursday, March 29 London The MC Clash takes place at JD, 268-269 Oxford Street on Thursday, March 29, 9.00 pm – 11.00 pm. Mic.Rightous is hosting the London clash alongside underground promoters, Urban Nerds

Dazzle @ The Proud2 ‘Musicalize’ Event – [ @Dazzlemusic ]


Killer Opportunity found their way down to the recent Musicalise show  at the Proud 2  where they caught live footage from some of our finest acts including Dazzle who (forgive the pun) managed to Dazzle the audience as he gives a seamless performance.

 

Braindead Just Jam Takeover March 14th + Free Dj Dan Mix


Following on from the recent successful Just Jam takeover shows March 14th sees the Braindead camp take to the stage with a line-up that represents the brand to the fullest, the likes of Footsie, Dj Tubby and more will all feature plus their will be live PAs from Braindeads biggest acts.

As well as this Braindead have also dropped a massive mix from Dj Dan that features unheard tracks from the Newham Generals as well as tracks from Kromestar and many many more grime bangers and all for free download.

Download The Free Dj Dan Mix from: http://www.sendspace.com/file/m8lkyy

 

 

Mix & Blend 2 [29th March @ The Macbeth]


If you missed the first Mix & Blend rave then never fear because 29th March at the Macbeth in London gives you to take in what a grime rave feels like as some of the finest names in the scene take to the stage and do what they do best, all the heavyweights are on show such as Wiley, Jammer, Frisco and many many more plus Djs such as Logan Sama, Sppoky and Vectra all for £7 for males and £5 for females or if the ladies like to attend before 10pm then the whole night will be free for them.

Grime//HipHop//FunkyHouse//Dubstep//Bashment

Ladies free before 10pm. £5 after

Gents- £7 All night

+ Filmed by Alx Sosa for VUTV

 

Catch more info from the facebook below:

http://www.facebook.com/events/245082065581278/

 

LOTM Allstars Tour [Leeds 10th March]


If you were unfortunate enough to miss the London date for the Lord Of The Mics allstars tour then the good news is you have a second opportunity to catch mcs such as Diesel, Wariko, Newham Generals, Merky Ace, Desperado and many many more as well as getting the chance to see Dj Logan Sama doing his thing and even taking in some dubstep as the Lord Of The Mics tour is rolling into Leeds on the 10th March.

If you wanna see live grime at it’s finest then you must hit this tour, remember you will need to provide proof of age before you can gain entry, catch the vibes and make the most of the fully licensed bar and for £40 you can have your entry covered plus your journey to the venue and back from the venue covered.

Check the flyer above for all the relevant information.

Lord Of The Mics 3 Launch Party Videos & Photos


It was a long time coming but monday gone saw it finally happen, im obviously talking about the third installment of the legendary Lord Of The Mics dvd that was put together by Jammer and co and despite many mcs saying ‘no’ to potential clashes, some pull outs and a lot of twitter banter that to be honest was pretty embarassing at times the Dvd lived up to all expectations and is something pretty special.

Now, with massive thanks to Verena Stefanie aka KidsOfGrime and RTDProductionz we can bring you not only footage but also pictures from the recent launch party that was held to celebrate the release and it looks like it was a pretty special evening.

Im sure you have all seen the legendary Scratchy v Footsie clash but if not they took to the stage to go back to back and relive the clash, they were also joined by the likes of Manga, Diesle, Big Narstie, P.Moneym Chronik and many more….check the footage and photos below!!

View More Pics @ http://kidsofgrime.com/2011/12/lord-of-the-mic-3-private-party-london/

 

Eskimo Dance [The Return] News & Info


ESKIMO DANCE IS BACK, words that should bring a crescendo of cheers and simultaneous gun fingers being waved in the air from every grime fan in celebration as we rejoice in the news that one of the greatest events to ever happen in grime is to retur.

If you missed out on Eskimo Dance the first time around (younger grime fans wouldnt have had the chance) then Saturday, January 14th 2012 at Proud 2 is a night you just have to take in as Eskimo Dance finally makes it’s long awaited return and judging by the line-up already on offer it’s a night that cannot be missed.

For just £10 you get to see the likes of Wiley, Skepta, JME, Logan Sama, Ghetts, Little Dee, P.Money, Og’s, Flirta D, BBK, Scratchy, Slix, Roachee Marger, Lil Nasty, Kozzie and many more all being 100% confirmed to be performing on the night and that’s without the line-up for room 2 being announced.

This is simply a must for all grime fans so make sure you head down to proud on Jan 14th 2012 and grab a slice of history!!!

Buy Your Tickets From Today From The Link Below:

http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/user/?region=gb_london&query=detail&event=479467

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