It’s not even the end of January and I’ve already accidentally insulted one of the world’s fastest rappers, designed a range of handbags and slyly referenced Dirty Dancing in an article about Cash Money. Busy times, eh? I’ve managed to find time in my hectic schedule to keep the SB.TV blog up to date in my new role as Online Editor-In-Chief. 2011 looks set to be a good year, with lots of exciting projects in the pipeline.
2010 was fun. I made a magazine. Finished university. Got a First in my degree. Graduated. Got my first paid job. Fell back in love with modern Hip Hop. Worked on a lot of exciting projects. Met a lot of cool and talented people. Spent the day with one of the world’s most expensive artworks. Went to Rock The Bells. Spent about three months wages on a week in New York. Started working for SB.TV.
I also saw lots of live music, including DMC, DJ Premier, Chip Fu, Phife Dawg, Saigon, Statik Selektah, Method Man, Street Sweeper Social Club, Brother Ali, Slick Rick, Krs One, Rakim, Lauryn Hill, A Tribe Called Quest, Wu Tang, Snoop Dogg, Professor Green and Odd Future.
I interviewed musicians including Jazmine Sullivan and Ali Campbell of UB40, artists like Case and George Morton Clark and many other interesting characters. There were some surreal moments, like the time one subject had to cut the interview short to go and meet Tony Yayo. A couple days later, another had to cut the interview short to go and meet his P.O.
2010 was a year of contrasts. 2011 will be a year of achievements.