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Rhymin' since day... curious is a multi-tasking microphone vandal. Hiphop poetry is the dish of the day. Whether served fresh acapella or over baking hot beats, the elements of this feast are best enjoyed raw. Catch a portion of curious online or on stage, spitting like a pig on a spit roast. Check in to keep updated...peaCe

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Monday, 14 June 2010

Eminem struggles to shine - Westwood 'freestyle'

Is it just me or does Eminem look kinda shook as he hides away in the shadows of the studio? Both Porter and Royce look mad confident and bring it, but Em seems a little 'try hard'. Ain't nobody but Alchemist freestyling though!

Compare it to this clip where Em trades bars with the late, great and easy to under-rate Proof and the demise is evident:

Roots Manuva @ Finsbury Park

Roots Manuva rocking out, supporting Rage Against The Machine at Finsbury Park. Roots were playing at the request of RATM and as the only hiphop act on the bill they brought a tight half hour show for the 40,000 freaks at this free gig. Props.

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Curious sound and visuals

Found this when I was deleting tracks off my ccMixter account. I had no idea it had been made. Hopefully someone's made bare money off it and I can swoop in for my cut (get it, cut - very clever!). The track is one of Ashwan's beats that I took and got my boy Morose to lay that sick guitar over; a quick rearrange and chop up and now it's all mine!!! (and everyone else who contributed, of course). Enjoy

Saturday, 5 June 2010

The Original World Cup - Adidas style.

They say:
Adidas Originals invites you to join David Beckham, Daft Punk, Snoop Dogg, Franz Beckenbauer, Noel Gallagher, Ian Brown, Ciara, Jay Baruchel, DJ Neil Armstrong and some of your dear, old friends for an intergalactic 2010 FIFA World Cup™ viewing party that you'll never forget.

I say:
It's kinda sad but these star-laden Adidas commercials get me every time - da Original - DOPE!

-shout to MK for the heads up.

Friday, 4 June 2010

On that Blackberry hype...

I take a lot of pictures on my phone and about twice a year I upload them to my pc, and then...I never, ever, look at them again - until today. Here are some I felt share-worthy:

1. Studio wall

2. Studio floor

3. Ashwan's elephant

5. Cans

6. Da endz

7. Uptown

8. Brick Lane sides

9. If you love hip-hop, ladies...

10. Exclusive

11. Accidental surrealism

The poet with the golden gun...

Last night's Bang Said The Gun went down with a small crowd of lyrical gun-slingers waging a war of metaphor and a killing spree of simile.

The limelight was shared by some of the capital's hottest emerging stand-up poets. Angry Sam dropped a hot 10 minute set, touching on the hot topics of the moment with a skilful blend of critique and comedy. Anna Le brought some swagger to her performance building towards an epic 'Jimi' piece - very sweet and honest performance from a young, talented lyricist.

Other notables were Kate Modern's sexy diatribes about debauched liaisons and a nameless slammers pop at Facebook abusers. However, the slam could only have one winner, and as you can see from my photo at the top of the page, the trophy came home to North Weezy making it a 2 in 2 average on the slam circuit - BANGBANG indeed.

If you want to see what all the fuss is about, come and see me drop a 10minute set next Thursday, where alongside myself, Chris 'Ventriloquist' Redmond and the sassy Selena Godden will be making the free entry seem very cheap.

Thanks to Dan for hosting a top night and to all the slammer - who got murked - Bbbrrraaappp!

Thursday, 3 June 2010

I feel like slammin' tonight...

Easy people, I'm going down to check my man Angry Sam, out and to try and merk the slam. If you're in town tonight, come look us up...peaCe

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

The Cool Kids - Tacklebox *PAUSE*

The final (spoken) word

Come and see the heavyweights on this final night before the festival madness of an English summer on the spoken word scene commences properly...peaCe

Angry Sam
Steve Larkin
King of the Rants
The Ruby Kid
& all who sail in them...

Curious&Ashwan-Damn Liar *NEW*

After a lengthy gap while we were handling 'bidnezz' and getting our 'kid game' in order; here's some newness from myself and scouse beat vandal ASHWAN. This a technically a mash-up of one of my spoken word pieces; a beat from another Ashwan project and the first verse I ever recorded with Ashwan (and Swindelli). The result is more consistent than the elements suggest.

No more playin', this is front-line, war time...