On the first day of 2014 I’m reflecting on some of the highlights of 2013…

January
 photo ScreenShot2013-12-31at124709_zps2e517caf.pngHaving this lovely lady, Wavy Spice, as my first guest of 2013 on The Lily Mercer Show.

 photo ScreenShot2013-12-31at124723_zps62cb885c.pngWatching Kendrick Lamar from the site of the Kentish Town Forum stage before I interviewed him for The Lily Mercer Show.

 

February
 photo ScreenShot2013-12-31at170138_zpse00fa1bf.pngRunning away to NYC. Again.

 photo ScreenShot2013-12-31at170501_zps62941639.pngSeeing Basquiat‘s IRL.

 photo ScreenShot2013-12-31at170123_zpsdcc53bb5.pngBeing in Red Bull Music Academy’s Hashtags series talking about 21st century rap.

 photo ScreenShot2013-12-31at124807_zpsb22b7e2f.pngHanging out with The UnderAchievers and Issa Gold‘s cat, ‘Cat’ after an interview at his home in Flatbush.

 photo ScreenShot2013-12-30at115609_zps7ca6aece.pngThe Lily Mercer Show going from fortnightly to weekly on Rinse FM!

 

March
 photo 613f71728ce711e29d8d22000a9f1921_7_zpsa9b9ad46.jpgBumping into Kurupt at SXSW before sneaking into a Snoop Dogg sound check.

 photo 02ed557a8e7811e28ad722000a9f1498_7_zpsfdc84bae.jpgRunning into Raekwon in the line for the bathroom and listening to his attempt at an English accent.

 

April
 photo 9c3141c0ad2b11e2819022000a1f99d8_7_zps6719cec5.jpgGetting caught in a mosh-pit with Big Daddy Kane and my godmother.

 photo 45733184b1ce11e2a68422000a1fb163_7_zps201ad921.jpgDrinking cocktails out of teacups.

 

May

 photo 770c6a7cb49811e2979522000a9f309d_7_zps56d7158c.jpg My face when I thought I needed glasses. Luckily I didn’t.

 photo 3cb16832bae711e2891a22000a9d0ec6_7_zps8afba594.jpgTaking selfies with a toy Shetland pony in Yorkshire.

 

June
 photo ScreenShot2013-12-31at170513_zpse9f9ccf8.pngThe time I was in a video for the homie Eliza Doolittle.

 photo ScreenShot2013-12-31at170534_zpsb57a0d7b.png Interviewing Joey Bada$$ for The Lily Mercer Show on a rooftop in Brooklyn.

 

July
 photo ScreenShot2013-12-31at170545_zps90948600.pngBeing on the beach in New York and it looking like heaven.

 photo ScreenShot2013-12-31at170554_zps3a37d81f.pngThe time The UnderAchievers paused their first London show to give me shout out. So I hid in the crowd.

 photo 10afd292ed5911e2bcf322000aaa033b_7_zps72a5a997.jpgDrinking rose by the pool in the south of France.

 

August
 photo ScreenShot2013-12-31at170611_zpsd01c6d7e.pngThe time I went to two theme parks in the space of 4 days.

 photo ScreenShot2013-12-31at170626_zpsd64f0adf.pngCarnival!

 

September
 photo ScreenShot2013-12-31at170645_zps43074ece.pngSpeaking on a panel at Telefonica’s Campus Party in the 02 alongside representatives from Sony and SoundCloud.

 photo ScreenShot2013-12-31at170653_zps7e5cff85.pngHosting my own showcase in the 02 for Telefonica’s Campus Party featuring performances from JD.Reid, Denzel Himself, ItsNate and Piff Gang. The highlight was when I got a VVIP dressing room for the night.

 photo ScreenShot2013-12-31at170604_zps7db7c966.pngMy second cover story, this time featuring Mac Miller.

 photo ScreenShot2013-12-31at183123_zps4487fa0e.pngGoing to Paradise, aka Santorini for a week.

 

October
 photo photo_zps85824bd6.pngLaunching my first magazine, Viper.

 photo ScreenShot2013-12-31at170701_zps4c6ae9a1.pngMy first G-Pen courtesy of G-Pen founder, Chris Folkerts! And it’s pink.

 

November
 photo ScreenShot2013-12-31at170708_zps78408cbc.pngTouring California with World’s Fair as they supported Flatbush ZOMBiES on tour.

 

December
 photo 1ae4977e5ad311e396fb12babb24b818_8_zps3b3c7d9b.jpgCelebrating my birthday with a cake sprinkled with weed.

 photo 9a596eae652211e3841612ed36e0866b_8_zps7a3d44ce.jpgSmoking weed in a fork-lift truck at a party in Hackney.

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