Posts Tagged ‘Hiphop’

DEATH

April 6, 2010

Since MJ’s untimely passing it appears death’s presence has been growing steadily. Barely a week goes by without a new twitter update proclaiming a premature death. Whether we are just ageing, or social networking has brought us closer together, Chima Anya reflects upon death from a doctors perspective.

The new single from his upcoming album “New Day” is accompanied by a video that shows a level of creativity in UK hiphop not seen since “Witness the Fitness” (Roots Manuva) and pioneers a brand of class yet to be seen in the “Urban” market.

New Day out May 10th. Album launch party Friday 9th April at Barfly London. Camden Town.

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My new Mixtape!!! “Higher Ground”

May 1, 2009

higherground-front

And here it is…

Chima Anya “Higher Ground” (Zshare)

or

Chima Anya “Higher Ground” (sendspace)

So the ethos behind the mixtape is while it’s very much undergound music, it has the swagger and is affable enough to be commercially viable. This is highlighted in various parts of the mixtape where the jiggier end of the spectrum is juxtaposed with hardcore straight lop sided future electronic hiphop BANGINGNESS.

Also the next level hiphop producers represented throughout the mixtape are symbolic of the evolution of hiphop. It’s not underground music strictly, it’s not over ground music. It’s on a “higher ground”.

Feedback appreciated, always. Many thanks to all the producers for their inspiration and in some cases kind words of encouragement. Specific thank you’s to

Dizz1, B Bravo, Devon, Samiyam, DJ Spoon, Offkey, Shortee Blitz, Ras Kwame, Mary Anne Hobbes, DJ 279 and AK09.

10 annoying things about Hip Hop Jams in London 2009

April 26, 2009

shoreditch

-You are unlikely to hear a song less than 5 years old. Apart from Q-Tip’s new record of course.

-Conversations such as the following:

Genuinely nice guy: So how you hear about this night?
Pretentious “scene” girl : I booked Benji B
Confused genuinely nice guy: So… you booked him for this night?
Pretentious “scene” girl: No. But I booked him once.
Genuinely nice guy: Well Done.

– Chubby Mixed race girls with big hair. So much potential… yet so unattractive.

– People going mad when Dead Prez “Hip-Hop” is played. We get it. You love Hip-hop. We at a hip-hop night too.

– People squealing all surpised when “Award Tour” or “Electric relaxation” drops. Didn’t you already play it twice in the house before leaving for the club? Did you not just hear the whole Q-tip album being played. TWICE?!??!

– Wankers who don’t dance because they claim the DJ is “anthem Bashing”.

– Beautiful women who rush to the dancefloor when A-cyde drops some 808’s Kanye but quickly disappear when it’s followed up with M.O.P’s “How about some hardcore”.

– Wordy Internet blog/ Facebook “press releases”. (especially those proclaiming non pretentiousness, written by “scene” girl types – see above)

– Dubstep.

– It’s probably in Fucking Shoreditch.

Chima “Fucking” Anya

C

February 6, 2009

Next track off my upcoming mixtape. The beat is by “Trick Platform” – Samiyam