Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Inspirational Youth

Wacky found out about a competition which was showing on MTV through one of his mum’s friends....

After submitting his idea onto the website, he won via a voting system to participate within the TV reality competition programme

Finding studio space, sponsorship, funding etc was all down to him to find.

Students are found via networking sites i.e. Facebook so are open to all within the age range and area.

Wacky Rymel, 16, Hackney - Inspirational Youth

Sunday, 25 October 2009

One Day.......

One day some of the kids from the neighbourhood carried my mother's groceries all the way home..... You know why? It was outta RESPECT!!

This film coming straight out of Handsworth, Birmingham digs deep into street-life for the young black male, showing the many sides faced on a daily basis within their repetitive struggle of 24 hours..... Boasting an original cast and soundtrack also produced within Birmingham, this Musical is the first of its kind and is definitely a MUST SEE!!

I had the liberty of meeting the writer/director and some of the cast on Friday, interviews will be in the next issue of Da-Mju:zik Magazine.

1 Day the Movie

Out 6th November 2009

Official Website:

Be What You Wanna Be......

Many know Kyla from her productions with Crazy Cousinz but I'm a big fan of this joint made long before she was asking Do You Mind? or was Daydreaming on a Sunday afternoon.....

Big favourite of mine!!

Thursday, 22 October 2009

So Old School it's PRE-School!!

Old school cartoons, everybody loves them!! "Do you remember .........?" Tends to end up being the common barrage after one is mentioned. Samurai Pizza Cats, Captain Planet, Thundercats, Masters of the Universe and others tend to the most common ones, but what's your favourite?

My favourite is this:

The childhood memories this one brings have me overwhelmed in nostalgia on a major scale...... If you wanna talk to me about old school cartoons, just know that if you're and 80's baby and you never watched this, we're NOT on a level!!


Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Kanye in a Fairytale??

Kanye West may end up being the talk of the town once again..... No he hasn't gatecrashed another musician's special moment or anything like that.... He has a mini movie titled "We Were Once A Fairytale....."

Check it out!!

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Come Back Moments!!!

It's a bizzare time within the music industry at the moment. There seems to be a few faces reappearing on our screens after an intermittent break. This isn't restricted to the UK music scene either, but there have been some comebacks from some big names with the UK......

Like who???

Ok first we have New Brand Flexx. You may remember the Anthem? This was on what was then Channel U on a more than regular basis. If you don't know it where was you?? You'd have to have been living under a rock!! Seriously....... Anyways, they're back!! And it's an EMERGENCY!!!

Next up, we have the original crew of all crews, the crew that made everybody else decide to form their crew. Coming straight out of south London, it's questioned whether any other crew was as Solid as this crew?? Yes of course, you must have guessed it by now!! If not, I'mma say it again...... WHERE WERE YOU!!!??? So Solid Crew, the crew also known for rolling 100 man deep to pick up their awards, however this track features the most recognised members; Megaman, Romeo and Lisa Maffia. They be letting us know what's been going down with 'Since We Went Away'

X-Factor have been treating us to some comebacks to stars on whole different level however. Firstly we were greeted with Robbie Williams, which was followed up the following week with Whitney Houston. Within Robbie's performance he was nothing more than a shadow of his former self. Take a look:

But the biggest shock factor had to be from Whitney Houston with Million Dollar Bill. Her performance on X-Factor is something I do not wish to comment on as I would not want to cloud anyone's judgement. But I have found the footage so if you never saw, you haven't missed out!

Which comeback do you think will be the most successful??

Friday, 9 October 2009

What is YOUR Mental Health?

There has been much attention paid to mental illness in soaps recently with Stacey's battle with bipolar in Eastenders and Newt's Schizophrenia in Hollyoaks but as I've watched in awe the recent months I have wondered how many people are understanding the message that is really being put across to the viewers in these gripping storylines......

I believe that mental illness is something that not enough people are aware of the effects on the community and I also believe that many people are effected (either personally or within the family) and stay silent in fear of the stigma that surrounds the subject. So as tomorrow is World Mental Health Awareness Day I thought I'd share a few facts on the issue:

  • 1 in 4 people will experience some kind of mental health problem in the course of a year

  • Mixed anxiety & depression is the most common mental disorder in Britain

  • Women are more likely to have been treated for a mental health problem than men

  • About 10% of children have a mental health problem at any one time

  • Depression affects 1 in 5 older people living in the community and 2 in 5 living in care homes

  • British men are three times as likely as British women to die by suicide

  • The UK has one of the highest rates of self harm in Europe, at 400 per 100,000 population

  • Only one in 10 prisoners has no mental disorder

I think that in the modern day and age isn't it time when we had a more open way of thinking? We have major campaigns to stamp out racism etc which people easily identify with and find it a subject easy to stand together on, but if we stopped making fun of the mentally ill and took time to understand what it is instead or turning a blind eye, would this not help to reduce the amount of people who are left to suffer??

One thing I feel people fail to realise about mental illness is that another person is usually required to realise when the person suffering from the illness needs help. If you don't understand the depths of that statement, ask yourself one question:

If you're suffering from the symptoms of mental illness, how do you personally identify that illness, seen as the illness is within your own mind? How do you monitor your change in emotions and thoughts? - A mentally ill person has to work towards identifying the problem within themselves before they can even apprehend getting better and the more ill that person gets while making that identification will effect how long it takes for that person to get better. If they get better......

Mental illness effects the old, young, rich and poor in many different ways with many things that can cause the onset. It can effect EVERYBODY at any given time within our lives either personally or someone close to us. While you laugh and joke at the man walking down the street talking to himself, remember that one day that could be your parent, child, brother, sister, cousin, best friend or even YOU!!

If you'd like to know more about Mental Illness you can find out more at the following websites:
Mental Health Foundation
UK Mental Health National Statistics

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Are you credit crunched??

I heard this one quite a while ago on Scratcha's Grimey Breakfast Show on Rinse FM and loved it the moment I heard it..... A few days after Mr Brasco was a guest on the show and they discussed the track with Brasco explaining that in the present economic climate, he wrote this track in mind of how the majority of the nation must be feeling financially.

This track is also featured on Lee Brasco's current mixtape titled "Deep With the Lines" - I haven't had a chance to hear it as yet as I had some weird problems while trying to upload it..... I did tell Mr Brasco but he hasn't figured out a way to get me a copy as yet..... *Cough Cough Mr Brasco!!*

Check out the track....... PS This video has slight nudity at the end so ensure to cover the eyes of any youngsters!!