March 2009 issue 03 www.grimetime.com
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Watch Out For... TINNIE TEMPAH, LOADED WITH PASS OUT THE NEW SINGLE
Thought He Was Gone? BACK ON ROAD AND READY FOR A NEW START, KANO
ROAD TO MAINSTREAM... • EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW FROM THE UP AND COMING ARTIST LIL SMASHA...
KANO | TINNIE TEMPAH | VECTRA MAN | GHETTO
Features 12. - EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH LIL SMASHA, HE TELLS US WHAT HE’S CAME FROM AND WHERE HE IS NOW! 17 - LATEST FROM KANO, HE’S BACK WITH A NEW STRATEGY! 21 - TINNIE TEMPAH JUST STARTED, BUSTIN’ THE CHARTS WITH THE NO1 PASS OUT. 30 - FROM THE STREETS TO YOU, WE HEAR ABOUT THE WORD ON ROAD ON THE GRIME SCENE 32 - TOP TEN GRIME ARTIST NOW
News 14 - SOUNDS OF THE NEW SKOOL FUNKYHOUSE 20 - AN INSIGHT OF SOME STREET ARTISTS
13 - HOW TO GET YOUR SELF A NAME ON THE STREETZ? 28 - WHAT HAPPEND TO GRIME?
Regulars 36 - TOP 10 DOWNLOADS 39 - GRIME BAR COMPETITION 41 - WATCH OUT FOR... 45 - RAVE DATES
...FROM ‘ DA ’ STREETZ.
L il Smasha finally reveals his journey to mainstre Exclusively
rom the slums to stardom, Lil Smasha came into the game from an early age, he was up against some toug petitiors as there were so many grime artists around, but what made Lil Smasha so special? “ I had the ﬂow they wanted” After 4 long years of hard graffting and constant pen to paper writting lyrics he shone through and before he k was his time.
“ Yeah it was hard and took some time but i knew i had what i took to make it, so why stop?”
Lil Smasha was a individual artist coming from grime which now the hardest genre to make it big from. He had no proffesional h him and his budget home made studio recording tracks all da day. He said “ Long hours payed off, I’ve came this far by m with only using my own skills.”
” Road to mainstream
So what now?
said. He was ready to change his background genre thing not so different, making tracks suitable for th audience. We asked him of his plans “ New style new ﬂow equals success, ive got sum bi for this year, i have spoken to some made artists and planned some collaborations with them.”
“Everyone has their time, and it’s mine. I Ain’t lookin to be n hit wonder i’m here for good”
What makes you different from previous up and coming artists? and a here to stay? “ I know what the streetz need and thats what their gonna get. I’v on this for too long to let it go now and now that my name ha me this far i’m not dissapointing the people and the streetz Smasha claims that his talents are what the ‘streetz’ need attitude is surely positive and appealing to this type of which could just be the difference between a one hit w and a Star.
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Lil Smasha’s road to mainstream is his dream, he has the talent and the will now it’s just up to him to do it, This grime artists has came from so ‘Lil’ and has done it all on his own. Lil Smasha has plans to sign a contract with paradox records, now surely signing with them will give him all he needs to make it BIG! his ﬂows, their skills will deﬁnetly be a great combination. Lil smasha is here and is staying so get ready to welcome this artist for 2010 and be prepared for him to storm through the charts and on his way to mainstream! Determination is the key and this is what Lil Smasha has plenty of, we’ve heard his music and lisnted to his voice of the streetz, he has what it takes to be the next star so keep you earsto the ‘streetz’ and listen to what this Kid has to offer. You’ve been given a name on the ‘streetz’ ‘Alphabetic Assassin’ Why is this? (Laughs) “I made an underground track called Alphabetic Assasin which i use rymes for each letter of the alphabet and use my low to buss the track” You know his name, you know his aim watch out for this kid his talent is dangerous and may come to a suprise of what Lil Smasha brings!.
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Published on Apr 22, 2010