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Appearances from Roachee, Trim, Tempa T, K Dot, Dizzee, Wiley, JME, D Double E, Shizzle, HYPER!, Riko, Slicks, Jendor, Big H, Footsie, Monkey!, Terminator and more capture the energy you will find very rarely on the airwaves today.
Radio has been strange this year, there have been periods of time when MCs turn up every week, then nothing for weeks on end. Earlier on in the year when P Money & Blacks were turning up 2 or 3 times a week to Vectra, Smallz and JJs shows it boosted their fan base to culminate in the epic set on Logans show for the release of 'Money Over Everyone'.
Like with everything else Wiley does, people follow after he sets the tone, and his recent return to Rinse FM has motivated Brazen, Scratchy, Flow Dan, J2K, Manga, Trim, and more people to turn up more often. Nowhere near enough MCs are doing radio, just to have BBK & Roll Deep MCs all the time isn't allowing enough talent to develop. Even the names I have just mentioned, they were all there back in the day. Where are the new names? Hopefully next year the younger MC's like Maxsta will be making regular radio appearances, whether its alongside the established MCs or with new talent.
Hopefully 2010 will be more consistent in terms of radio appearances from the top flight talent, and the new names be given a chance to shine. It is difficult to be put on the massive spotlight of Logan's Show without months of live practice. People are still not using the podcast or uStream format to their advantage, if you cannot get on Rinse or another big station, you need to be utilizing the technology to spread your music. Grimedaily isn't the only way to be heard!