Energy in the underground has always been BIG but I dont think the energy ever reached the levels like when the P-MONEY Vs GHETTS battle commenced !!! that fully kicked off 2010 with a BANG!! i think even my grandma had an opinion on that one!!! whether you liked the music or you didnt you were definitely reppin #TEAM-GH or #TEAM-P!! each week people were eagerly waitin for the come-backs including myself gettin all excited to hear the new track and then came the 'oooooooooo' s & the 'woooooooooiiii' s & the ' f****************** in 'ell 's the scene came aaaaliiiive!!
I gotta admit before this battle i was a HUGE Ghetts fan & my exact words were " P-moneys gonna get murked!!" but after the second round i was like... hmmmmmmm..... I started listening to more P-money & OGz tracks and i gotta say.. I think i fell in ♥ #nogroupy
Personally I think there both amazingly talented artists with incredible flows its such a shame they dont do a collaboration, the levels would be something else!! But this battle took the energy to some new wave and if there was a door on the underground scene these two bust it open and all the energy came spillin out into the streets!!! Even if you d never heard about Grime before!!! NOW YOU KNEW!!! & you wanted to know more...
Then came the F64s on SBTV. Artists would rap 64 bars on camera & these were the talk of the town giving even more of an insight into the underground scene and giving artists exposure to new fan-bases. Again everyone got involved in who was there favorite F64 and as the hype of Ghetts Vs P-money had died down everyone wanted to have there say on the new hot topic!! It ended with a countdown on BBC 1EXTRA on the ACE & VIS show with Black the Ripper being voted as number 1. It was a great idea, as were the A64s that followed (acoustic 64 bars) as it gave people who were not from London and who maybe didnt know some of these artists a chance to get a little bit deeper involved. It was great publicity for the scene but I dont think it should have ever turned into a competition. Great way to show off the many talents though!! Heres some of my personal favs!!!
Im not gonna lie I didnt really listen to any of the A64s BUT this one i did 100% and so should you!! Jake Hall absolutely amazing singer with Urban Gypsies very own Sammi on the percussion & backing vocals!! Check him out doin his thaaaaaaang!!!
and NUMBER 1 on the F64s chart & one of my top ones as well!!