Afcar The Game
Afcar the Game is celebrating, sports. music & culture in style by playing a game, not just any game football, bringing
together a whole band of people together to raise money for charity. Afcar was founded by Sodje Brothers & Roberts
The Game will raise money, for charities such as The Jason Roberts Foundation, which provides opportunities for
young people in sports & culture activities. The Sodje Sports Foundation which donates sports equipment to deprived
areas of the UK and Nigeria.
Kicking off the Match will be Team Africa vs Team Caribbean, key players include: Ashley Banjo (Diversity), Chucky
Veen (Eastenders), the Sodje Brother themselves and many more.
If you would like to come down and support the Afcar the Game here is the Information you need:
Match Day is Bank Holiday Monday 27th May 2013.
Check out the official website here: http://www.afcarthegame.com/
Words by Shaziya Ramji
AFRICA OYE 2013 - Sefton Park, Liverpool, 22nd/23rd June 2013 - FREE ENTRY
Africa Oyé is the UK’s largest festival of African and Caribbean music and culture. Each June, our
event draws audiences from near and far to take in some of the best music the world has to offer in
the picturesque surroundings of Liverpool's Sefton Park.
Having grown from humble beginnings as a series of gigs across Liverpool's city centre in 1992,
Africa Oyé is now not only the largest celebration of African and Caribbean culture in the UK, but
also one of the biggest in Europe. In both 2010 and 2011, the festival brought an estimated £1.3
million to the region's economy and attracted over 50,000 people from all around the UK and abroad.
We expect as many if not more to attend in this, our 21st anniversary year.
Africa Oyé is a registered charity partially funded by the Arts Council of England North West and
Liverpool City Council as well as through sponsorship, advertising, in kind support, and the
revenue generated from pitched traders, merchandise and The Oyé Inn.
Check out performances from Mokoomba (Zimbabwe) / Osibisa (Ghana) / Atongo Zimba (Ghana)/
Son Yambu (Cuba) / Black Prophet (Ghana) / Zong Zing Allstars (DR Congo) / Dele Sosimi Afrobeat
Orchestra (Nigeria) / Yaaba Funk (UK/Ghana)
by Mark Johnstone
Event: Musicalize at Indigo2 Saturday 4th May 2013 with Live Pa's from Kano, K Koke, Tyler James, Sway, Ghetts, Scorcher, Lunar C and Reese Robertson
Lloyd Banks performs at his B day Party Sat 13th April. Also reveals the fate of his mixtape
Lloyd Banks performed to a sold-out crowd at Addiction Nightclub in Waterbury, CT, on April 13th, 2013. Besides performing some of his classic hits -- including "When The Chips Are Down," "I'm So Fly," and the "Victory" freestyle -- as well as some new classics ("Shock the World" and "Fly in the Wind"), Banks reveals the fate of one of his mixtapes. Though he didn't say which tape, particularly, was scrapped, Banks revealed that he did, indeed, scrap one of his greatly-anticipated mixtapes. "I'm my own worst critic," he told the crowd. "I'd rather you all hear this $h!t at 100%."
Words and video by Bernadette Giacomazzo
Maidstone Kents Source Bar was the setting for the Pure Science 16th Birthday Bash on Friday March 29. With four different stages which included an outdoor stage, this was set to be the most talked about rave for years to come after completely selling out with still two weeks to go. With a line up including Goldie, MBE David Rodigan, Mampi Swift, Dj Brockie, Ed Rush & Optical, SPY & SP MC, Andy C and many more. This had the feel of a festival with every Drum N Bass DJ and MC you would want to see all under one roof. Original Pure Science residents DJ Ollie and Richie Weaver got the party started for all the old school junglists in town with MC Foxy supplying the crowd with the first MC set of the night. Following this was the legendary radio DJ and MBE David Rodigan who supplied the crowd with a selection of Dub, Drum n Bass and Dubstep and also included a live P.A from Dirtee Stank group Newham Generals performing Breakage produced Hard and there new single Darren and Dan.
Following this in the Pure Science room was the legendary Mampi Swift and Randall, meanwhile on the outdoor stage SPY and SP:MC warmed the crowd up for Andy C and IC 3, supplying the crowd with some hard drum n bass making the cold air outside seem more like a sauna with the amount of heat from the highly energetic crowd. Midnight Andy C, Dizzee Rascal and Roots Manuva's DJ DJ MK took to the decks in the VIP room supplying the VIP guests to an old school hip hop mix.
The VIP room featured two outside smoking areas where you could enjoy the best of three stages at any time as it overlooked both the Hardsoul stage and the Outdoor stage which meant you could never miss any of the action. If the line up so far wasn't enough there was still Goldie and GQ who had a 20 year of Metalheadz set planned playing every classic you could imagine and managed to fit all of this in one hour. With the outdoor stage now closing attention was now on the Pure Science stage were old school Drum n Bass legends Ed Rsh and Optical gave the crowd a taste of 15 years of classic material with the bass being that heavy from the set it almost blew the speakers. Four o'clock in the morning and the energy was still incredible,tiredness was not an option as there was still a set from DJ Brockie and MC Skibadee. With only two hours to go you would think that the night had only just begun as nobody wanted to leave and the atmosphere was still incredible and as DJ Ruffstuff was set to play the last song of the evening the crowd still wanted to hear more. This had everything you could want to see as a raver all under one roof and for the price you would usually pay to see just one of the acts. The festival feel of the outdoor stage mixed with the intimate setting of the Pure Science room and the chilled and calm VIP area you had the best of all worlds. An incredible evening and what better way to celebrate your 16th year of being one of the best Promoters UK has seen than to have all these icons under one roof. Possibly the biggest and best rave of recent years and can guarantee this event will win an award of somekind.
Words by Mark Johnstone
Win 2X tickets to English Franks Live Show "HipHop Isnt Dead" with Live PA's from English Frank, Skinnyman, Klashnekoff, Durrty Goodz, Black The Ripper, Mic Righteous, Logic, Mystro, Jaja Soze +
We are giving away 2x tickets to see English Frank, Skinnyman, Klashnekoff, Durrty Goodz, Black The Ripper, Mic, Righteous, Logic, Big Cakes, Mystro, Genisis Elijah, Jaja Soze, Star9z, Leddie and Smoggy. Your hosts will be Charlie Sloth, A Squeezy and Big Cakes. From the success from the last 2 events they have had to move to The Garage in Islington. Make sure you have the 20th April 2013 open for this monumental showcase.
Name 1 of the acts performing on the night.
Send answers into firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date will be Friday 19th April and you must be 18+ to enter the competition.
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Dwele live at Jazz Cafe 17th, 18th &19th April 2013
Neo-soul heavyweight, Dwele embarks on a European tour this month performing at London’s Jazz Cafe on the 17th, 18th and 19th of April. Famed for his tender romantic ballads, the singer has steadily built up a solid fan base in the UK who will no doubt be out in full force to support the cool, charismatic singer. Tickets are priced from £25.75, visit <http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/event/1F004A48C7F485AA?camefrom=CFC_UK_MAMA_DWELE_APR17_JAZZCAFE&brand=jazz_cafe> www.ticketmaster.co.uk for details.
Express Yourself - Open Mic Sunday 7th April 2013 at Camden Rock
Kix Mag & Snipes Beatz presents
A Live Music, Open Mic and Networking Event.
In association with Dejavu FM, The All Out Show and Media 2 Radio
This time we have teamed up with Snipes Beatz to bring to you "Express Yourself" another platform to expose artists talent, comedians and the like.
We will have A&R's, managers, and media mogals in the building for you to network with and gain valuable contacts within the music industry.
We have live PA's from:
Yung Qunicy (Choice FM DJ & Artist)
Saskilla & Jamkay
Host: DJ Col J
DJs: DJ Snipes & DJ Danny B
This is also an open mic night, where artists can sign up in advance or on the night for free and perform 2 or their tracks.
Food is available.
Tickets: £5 in advanced or £7 on the door.
For advanced tickets, table bookings, and open mic enquiries info on this email email@example.com
Or call 07825 128091 or 07506 572246
For guestlist email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For follow @Kixmaguk @kixmagus @snipesbeatz @urbansymph
DJ Cameo Birthday Bash at Scala with many artists
First and foremost I'd like to wish DJ Cameo a very
Happy Birthday as well as congratulate him and Saskilla (Former member of Nu Brand Flexxx), on the success of a very well organised event and the first of it’s kind in the UK to the best of my
After misdirecting us to the wrong location we flicked
on the SatNav and found ourselves cruising straight to our destination. As we rolled past the club (Scala in Kings Cross) we instantly noticed how long and thick the cue was to get in. The first
thing I thought was, "Oh my days, do you know how cold it is? I’m not standing in that cue!" lol. Fortunately what felt like an hour in this intense cold was in reality only just a few minutes due to
the press passes reserved for us.
Even though arriving fashionably late caused us to miss quite a few of the actsthat graced the stage, we were lucky to arrive just as things were heating up. The birthday extravaganza that had scheduled to have 100 of the best UK acts all under one roof was now in full swing. We walked into the main room to find Cameo on the decks dropping hip hop banger after banger before switching things up and bringing Funky Dee to the stage to hype up the crowd which he did no problem. Cameo then proceeded to bring out an array of artists such as Saskilla, Jamkay, Scrufizzer, Kozzie, Gracious K, Egypt, P Money, Little Dee, Big
Narstie, Blacks, Ratlin, the beautiful Ny, Flirta D, Stylo G, Sneakbo, Political Peak, Kele Le Roc, Flirta D, C4, Bloodline, Preditor, Dj Quincy and many more artist who tore the place down.
Throughout the night, artist after artist hit the stage performing freestyles, cyphers, exclusive new singles and classic crowd favourites leaving hardly any time for a dull moment without things actually getting out of hand.
One thing that I did find quite strange though was, the
fact that the crowd at times for no apparent reason seemed some what distant from what was going on in front of them. Almost as if they we’re caught off guard and weren’t aware of what was
actually happening and how lucky they were to be present at such an event.
Over all I give the event a well deserved rating of 9/10 and hope that Cameo, Jessica and Saskilla come back and do something like this very soon! Well done again lads. History was definitely made.
Written by: Perdo Shippuden.
Kix Mag attends Musicalize @ o2 Indigo // 24th March 2013: Dappy, Angel, Tinchy Stryder Ms Dynamite +
Kix Mag, participated in attending the UK's fastest growing live music showcase event Musicalize held at the O2 London Indigo, live music all night performed by
unsigned artists to established artists who are currently making moves in the industry, socializing and networking with fellow music lovers and like minded industry people.
On Sunday 24th March 2013, at the o2 Indigo we had performances from Dappy, Tinchy Stryder, Ms Dynamite, Angel and more… The event first kicked off with showcases from live unsigned bands making waves in the underground music industry coming with a full piece band, showing their grace and skills held on stage, the crowd was just getting warmed up and settling into the mood off listening to some more great music.
Kliq first graced the stage, in showing their MC Skills / Singing by expressing their emotions of rising to the top and thanking the fans, in each of their songs performed live. Amplify Dot came on showing her versatility in rap and singing expressing that you don’t need to be a guy to do well in music.
Angel ‘pops in’ like he always does showing his magic on stage with his raw talent in song writing & singing, with the crowd going wild followed by his UK famous track ‘Wonderful’ which won over the girls instantly and also expressing on stage to all his fans about his new single launching on the 8th April with an exclusive video drop, with his album later releasing so stay tuned.
Ms Dynamite coming on stage as hard as always ‘the best female UK MC’, performing her original track ‘Dy-Na-Mi-Tee’ pleasing the crowd as always following with a UK Hit Single with ‘Lights On’ ft Katy B showing other artists how it should be done at these events.
Tinchy Stryder jumps on stage as energetic as ever hyping the crowd for his first crowd pleaser song ‘Never Leave You’ shortly followed by ‘Number One’, getting the crowd pumped for the ‘Harlem Shake’ that he MC’d over getting all the crowd to shake their booty when they heard that ‘Raw’, and crowds intensity struck because everyone was waiting for Dappy to jump on stage. Tinchy Stryder showed us all why he belonged on that stage coming from a Local East London background showing everyone can make this far and beyond.
Dappy blew the stage, by an entrance from all the smoke, making the girls cry and the guys following his lead, in performing ‘Tarzan’ showing that he is the king of the jungle. After his intense performance shortly followed by his next song choice 'Yin Yang', straight away followed by 'Spaceship' and jumping on stage with him was Tinchy Stryder as a duo performance. Ending and closing the night with ‘I O U’ but the crowd wanted more, the venue lights switched on but Dappy still remained on stage performing ‘Good Intentions’.
Overall the Night was a great success and Kix Mag & The Team is looking forward to the Next One… So Stay Tuned!
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RnB Superstars The Show Tour - Jodeci fall off!
Jodeci fall off literally speaking.
We we're very amped about this show and couldn't wait for this to happen. It's been a while since Iv'e seen any'90's groups of this calibre come to the UK to perform so had to be there to witness it.We arrived at the venue fighting the biting cold weather. Once we we're checked in at entry we we're escorted to the V.I.Ppre party hosted by Bassbuds (a new fresh design of headphones embedded with Swarovski crystal). As we walked in we wasushered to take a picture on the red carpet by a photographer, then let loose to enduldge in a free bar. We saw thelikes of JLS, Tyson Beckford, Young Spray, Lisa Mafia, Zac from Eskimo Dance, Misha B, Ashleen (Big brother), Bianca Gascoign plus much more.
7:30pm came and we headed to our seats where we we're pleased to see UK's very own Damage going through there old joints"Ghetto Romance" and "Rumours". Our hosts for the evening was Eddie Kadi, DJ Frisky and Jigs how took us through the '90sera of classic tunes.First to hit the stage from the USA was Changing Faces who after a few technical difficuties soon got into most of theirgreat classic hits getting the 11,000 crowd to their feet. Then came SWV with some of there classics such as "You're The One" and "Weak" which gave me goose bumps. Great performance.
Then came Dru Hill, Blackstreet then Jodeci. Dru Hill and Blackstreet put on an absolutley amazing show going throughmuch wanted classics, and the show was going well up until then. But then Jodeci came on, falling off the stageas fast as they came on. Must of been an accident. But then going into some old classics I noticed the singing wasoff key, shortly after that I noticed the crowd started to boo. From here the night went down hill. And was time toleave as it wasn't worth staying to fight for the exit against an 11,000 strong crowd. On leaving all I could hearboos coming from the venue, just confirming that I wasn't missing anything.
Over all the night was a success, it was just a disappointing end to the night with Jodeci's poor performance.Seeing as though they we're supposed to be the headling and last act, it was very upsetting for us fans.
Words by Trevor Small
Kix Mag & Snipes Beats presents "Express Yourself" open mic / networking event /Live Showcase at La La Lounge Hammersmith Wednesday 27th March 2013
Dappy, Ms Dynamite, Tinchy Stryder, Rascals, Angel and more headlining Musicalize at The 02 Sunday 24th March 2013
Sunday 24th March 2013 see's the 02 open up with Musicliaize's 2nd massive showcase for 2013. They have live PA's from chart toppers, Dappy, Ms Dynamite, Tinchy Stryder, Angel, Amplify Dot, Rascals, Kilq plus many more acts. The night will be hosted by Aaron Roach Bridgeman, and DJ sets from DJ Melody Kane from SBTV and Play Ents Mr Play and Jay Knox.
This night is set to be the jump off so make sure you get yourself down and enjoy your night.
See you there!!
DJ Cameo Stage Show at Cable London in London Bridge
Saturday 2nd Jan 2013
Saturday 2nd February saw the grime industry and ravers come out in force for the DJ Cameo Stage Show at Cable in London Bridge. After arriving at the venue at gone 2am we we're entertained by Scruffizer and Saskilla (X Nu Bran Flexxx member) & Jamkay with DJ Cameo on the decks. With Scruffizer's fizzy flow and Saskilla's "Oh Ah Cantona" this had the crowd in a frenzy. Next up was P Money, Blacks and Kozzie. Levels we're a madness when P Money dropped his latest lyrics. Walking round the venue we bumped into Jammin, BBK's Jammer, Skepta, Shorty and Big Fris, Sneakbo plus much more. Over all the night was good, no bad behaviour, just revelers out to have a good time and enjoy some of the finest Grime atcs we have on offer. Looking forward to the next DJ Cameo Stage Show. Signing out.
OMA's Nomination Party & Exhibition Mixtape Launch & In It 2 Win It pt5
Monday 28th Jan 2013
Durrty Skanx PA
Monday 28th January saw Kix Mag join forces with the OMA (Official MixtapeAwards) who are the biggest mixtape movement outside the United Sates andfirst of its kind within the UK for their 4th Annual Nomination party inconjunction with the 5th instalment of our "In It 2 Win It" artist showcasecompetition in the magnificent 'Floridita' on Wardour St (Central London).
The OMA's was hosted by Arnold Snakeyman Oceng and In It 2 Win It pt5 was hosted by DJ Col J with DJ Snipes on the decks. We also had live performances by X Factors
Rough Copy, DJ Yung Qunicy, Vex Artist, G-Fire, Razor, Alex Dutty, Kaden Fire, Durtty Skanx & more.
The "In It 2 Win In" rap battle kicked off and the crowd were on their feet cheering the comtestants on and deciding who went through to the next round, the competition was narrowed down to just one person remaining. An aspiring rapper called'Hulk West' who to went through to win and claim the £10K single deal with Souled Records http://www.souledrecords.com.
All in all was a good turn out and event and look forward to 'In It 2 Win In Pt6'.
Vote for your artist, producer, mixtape etc now on http://www.officialmixtapeawards.com to win an OMA 2013.
Musicalize - Professor Green, Chip, Misha B, Krept & Konan Maxsta + more
Kix Magazine was invited down to the Indigo O2 last weekend for a live music event by some of the best talent the UK has to offer. Professor Green, Dru Blu, Krept & Konan, Misha B, Melody Keys and more come down to the O2 to entertain fans of their music. Chipmunk who was also one of the headline acts of the night, has recently released his much anticipated mixtape called "London Boy". Glad to see that the UK urban music scene buzzing and constantly growing. We also had guest artist come out to support by the likes of Misha B bringing out Cashtastic who’s a fast growing artist with a hugh fan base and also DVS who is also making massive waves on the scene.
The crowd thoroughly enjoyed the night and believe the next one is going to be just as good.
Look forward to see who's gona be on the next 'Musicalize' lineup.
Word by Peter Shippunden
HIP-HOP FEST is a live music event celebrating the culture of hip-hop and the different forms in which talent can be expressed. There is an exciting line up consisting of breakthrough artists covering different aspects of the genre. The event will consist of Live performances from various artists of the hip-hop genre, including poetry, spoken word and music tracks.
On the night Timeless DJ will be playing Old & New Skool hip-hop.
Plus the 'HIP-HOP FEST' Line-up:
* FLO’etic Lara *
* FreeKings *
* Antiqu'e *
* Indiana the ballerina *
* K-9 *
* Kc da Rookee *
* A-$tar * + Mini competitions with free small prizes, and some exciting giveaways!!! (ONLY AVAILABLE AT HIP HOP FEST)
Tickets are ONLY £4 (in advance) or £5 on the door. - Students ONLY £3 with ID.
Tickets are available at: http://www.wegottickets.com/bullandgate/event/201909 AND ALSO http://www.seetickets.com/Event/HIP-HOP-FEST/Bull-Gate/689240 +18
Nearest Tube Station is Kentish Town.Doors open at 7, first act is on at 8.
Eskimo Dance Friday 16th Nov 2012 @Indig02
Eskimo Dance has to undoubtedly be the most successful Grime event there has ever been. For something that started in someones basement, it has become a symbol of raw UK underground talent supported by some of the biggest names in the UK music scene. Last fridays event the likes of Jme, Wiley, Jammer, Temper T, Newham Generals, Ghetts, Griminal, Dollar, Funky Dee and many many more. Check out the footage from 'Grm Daily' who had exclusive press access on the night.
Kix Mag 4th Anniversary 2012 at Aura Mayfair
B.O.B in concert with supporting acts Smiler, Giggs, Bigz and more at Indigo02 last week
Rocawear Party At Dstrkt London last night 18th September 2012 brought to you by Souled
Rocawear are back with a bang and we was there to witness the re-launch of Rocawear UK at the exclusive night club Dstrkt London. Souled was the host of this night and what a night they put on. The likes of Chipmunk, JMC, Roll Deep, Jaz Elington, Dru Blu AKA Don Strapzy, Shaun White to name a few we're all in attendance. Check out the pictures above to watch the night unfold. We'd like to say a special thank you to Susan from Souled for an amazing night and look out for more from Souled throughout 2012 - 2013.
London Mela 2012
London Mela 2012 celebrated two types of birthday in one this year on the 19th August 2012. It celebrated Eid, after the month of Ramadan as well as it's 10 year
anniversary and it could'nt have been a better day for London as it was hot, sunny and cold drinks we're needed. Kix Mag popped down again at the Gunnersbury Park location in Ealing and celbrated
with the people involved by conducting a behind the scenes, artist press opportunity, with the likes of Mumzy Stranger, Tasha Tah, Ramee, Char Avell, Missy J (Female Dhol Player), Shide Boss, Tazzz
Artist, The Truth and again Krept and Konan just to name a few.
At the Introducing tent, we bumped into Tazzz who was showing off his skills Djing for Raxstar who just came from the DJ Nihals Mix Tent, telling the us what he has been up to. Also informing us that is Mixtape is out, called Tazzzmania as well as his latest act Elijah with a track called 'Teri Bina' (Video is out now). As a Producer Tazzz has got an multi - cultural eclectic vibe by producing new and improved genres of music but always proud of his Asian Origins, he also lets us know how he gets his Kix.
In the BBC Asian network mix tent the line-up was of DJ's mixing up the best in Bhangra, Funky, Hip-Hop, Desi Beats, Bollywood and Drum ‘n’ Bass. We had the pleasure of speaking to Krept and Konan whose energetic performance got the crowd moving. They spoke about their love for festivals, enjoying performing and touring around the country. The duo performed with producer/ DJ Steel Banglez who has worked with the likes of Giggs, K Koke, Cashtastic and Wiley just to name a few. They brought on up and coming artist Yungen to perform ‘Go Down South’ ft Chipmunk and the crowd went crazy. Cashtastic another young artist on the rise was also on stage performing ‘Gassed In The Rave’ ft Krept and Konan which was a success. Cashtastic’s mixtape "Lil Bit Of Cash" is out now. The South London duo Krept and Konan are definitely set to do big things in the music scene. They have a new song out featuring Sneakbo called ‘Light Up’ and the video should be out soon. How do Krept and Konan get their Kix? By performing on stage. But Krept also let us know at Konan also gets his Kix from the ladies.
Shide Boss (coming all the way from Nottingham) came our way, describing how he came into the music scene and his influences, what he has been up this year (after coming off from the Hollyoaks Music Show), with his first single release called 'Ni Soniya' an RnB / Hip-Hop / Desi Beat showcasing his vocal range as well as his launage skills. Head-ling the Introducing Stage (hosted by BBC Asian Network DJ Bobby Friction), that made his name, currently working on a new single with a hot Asian / Desi act, after finding out who it might be, he kept it hidden he did say he has a mixtape coming out featuring the likes of K-Koke, Marger, Mutiyah from the Sugarbabes, showcasing his urban side. So Kix will keep you posted on that... also not forgetting how does Shide Boss get his Kix? By watching movies, listening to music, chilling and relaxing on those stressful weeks.
Shaziya Ramji & Denise Domfe, also caught up with the likes of The Truth, yes, he fits the name he reps by informing us that he started from the 2Step, Grime and Garage Scene and developed his sound for the mainstream market. In the process of doing this he found love to towards the Asian Music Scene, what he has done is blended both of the sounds together and perform and showcase the genre Live. With his Live Band, educating the young music genreation you can take both elements of instruments and fuse them together to create one harmonious sound, he also tells us that he has just dropped the album (Go and Support). Also including a feature from Jammer BBK. How does The Truth gets his Kix? By playing and performing Live music for the crowds.
Overall London Mela was a great event and who knew a festival started in a heat wave in 2003 would still be running but it seems that it will only get bigger and better. It will continue to grow in size and scale. It's evidence of a single idea turning into a world class event.
The Rest of the Interviews, can be Found on the Kix Mag TV Channel on Youtube,
Reporters Shaziya Ramji (https://twitter.com/shaziyaramji) & Denise Domfe (https://twitter.com/Dee_4_short)
Also Kix Would Like to ThankMak Media (http://makmedia.tk) For the Official Photographs at the London Mela 2012
And Not forgetting the Camera Crew on the Day @jayera55 @ShovanSargunam @PGilazgi @only1dotson @shazdesigns @MakMediaUK
Written By Shaziya Ramji & Denise Domfe
Dru Blu #Thisisdonstrapzy Album launch party photos 20th August 2012
Photos by Marlon McKenley
5th June 2011
Thirsty First Radio went to "All Star Sunday's" 5th June 2011 at Iguana night club and came home with the trophy, cash prize and loads of goodies. See Images below of Ciph, Wily Wil, Bam Militi and rest of the Thirsty First team bringing it home.