Some said it would never happen, others disagreed, but now there’s no need for the speculation any longer as Ice Kid has finally dropped his debut release, entitled the ‘Jekyll & Hyde EP’.
The difference between Ice Kid and a lot of other MCs in the UK, is that this guy has actually got fans and has done ever since he first appeared on the track ‘My Yout’ by Stylo G, back in 2006. Shortly after this, the Godfather of Grime, Wiley then took him under his wing and introduced him even further to the scene by signing him to his label at the time, Eskibeat. No one’s really to sure what happened after that but Ice Kid seemed to disappear for a while and some years passed without us hearing anything from him.
Now in 2012 he’s back and signed to Amplify Dot’s label AmpedUp Ent, with an EP containing 7 brand new tracks, including ‘Live Once’, ‘Marijuana’ and ‘The Rain’ featuring A.Dot and Cherise as well as productions from The Elite, Ripper and Ice Kid himself.
Purchase here: Ice Kid – Jekyll and Hyde EP (iTunes)
MTV recently caught up with Wiley to find out what he thought of the Top 10 MCs of 2011 list that was recently decided by a board consisting of Posty, Morgan Keyz, Charlie Sloth, Hyperfrank, JP and Nadine Scott. As well as this we also got to hear the views of Stooshe and Katy B.
Young Kye’s first vlog see’s him and Roll Deep’s Manga letting everyone know about their nominations at the Official Mixtape Awards. Young Kye is up for Best Newcomer with his mixtape ‘The Virgo Prelude’, whilst Manga is up for two awards, Best Mixtape and Best Grime Mixtape, with his release ‘Obzokey Wranglings’. Make sure you support them both by clicking the links below to vote.
Young Kye – Best Newcomer Award (OMA)
Manga – Best Grime Mixtape Award (OMA)
Manga – Best Mixtape Award (OMA)
It’s a new month which means there’s two new battles on the Beatfighter website. For February we see a clash of the Dubstep producers with Cotti going up against PSY:AM on the main stage and B Major and Felix battling it out on the New Challengers stage. Make sure to head on over to the site to vote for your favourite and remember whichever instrumental wins will then be released on the Beatfighter Bandcamp page.
Last months winners:
Main Stage: Mr. Mitch – Senior Bass
New Challengers: Darkness – Q49
Last week Grime Daily dropped the ‘Top 10 Sexiest Males In Grime & Rap’ video, which saw a panel of females from the music industry including No Lay, Shimmer, Princess Nyah, Baby Blue, Kele Roc, Chams, Chanelle Roundi and Claira Hermet, sit down to discuss which MCs they thought should be in the top 10.
As you can imagine this list didn’t really go down too well and one person who in particular had something to say was Jammer, who then responded with the list ‘Top 10 UK Butters Female Artists’. Now although Jammer explains all this in the video we thought we’d just reinforce the fact that he did not make this video because he didn’t feature in the original list and these are not his own opinions and have instead been voted for by the public.
The Boy Better Know MC then goes on to explain that the moral behind this video is not to judge people unless you are willing to be judged yourself and not to form an opinion on someone based purely on looks.