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Oct 16 / Prinza

Ms Dynamite – Cloud 9 Photos

Oct 16 / Prinza

Ms. Dynamite & Shy FX release video for ‘Cloud 9′

‘Cloud 9′ the collaborative track from musical legends Ms. Dynamite and Shy FX now has a video! Filmed in Jamaica and featuring Ms Dynamite, the video is out today.

Already getting a lot of love and picking up early support from BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, KISS and Choice FM, ‘Cloud 9′ shows that these guys are back and at their best. Infectious Drum & Bass beats infused with a sweet reggae rhythm, Ms Dynamite and Shy FX are going back to their roots and paving the way for a new era of retro-futuristic reggae. Linking Shy’s celebrated production skills and Ms Dynamite’s mellow vocals, they’ve created a sound that is truly their own.

‘Cloud 9′ is the first track from Ms. Dynamite’s eagerly anticipated forthcoming EP and is a new musical direction for both Niomi and Shy. Niomi says. ‘I’m a vibes person. I don’t mean to take a long time between tracks but I have to live a little in between and love it myself first. Me and Shy got together and came up with this one. We’ve been working together for a while and this is us getting back to the roots where we come from.’

Oct 9 / Prinza

Ms Dynamite – Cloud 9 – Official Video on Vevo!

Sep 5 / Prinza

Ms Dynamite and her friend on “The Swarm”

Ms Dynamite and her friend on “The Swarm”

Ms. Dynamite on THE SWARM

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Sep 5 / Prinza

Ms Dynamite’s My London – Interview by ES Magazine

Ms Dynamite’s My London

The rapper tucks into tiger prawns on the Old Kent Road and goes to Soho for a nightcap

Home is…

Ladbroke Grove, but I grew up in Camden, which will always be home. They are very similar: real melting pots with loads of different types of people and cultures living together.

Last play you saw?

My first job was at the Hackney Empire and I still have a few family members who work there. It’s become a ritual to all go to the pantomime there every Christmas. Last year it was Dick Whittington and his Cat.

Best place for a first date?

Mango Room in Camden. It’s nice enough that you feel that you’ve made an effort, but not so nice you feel like you’ve gone all out. On a first date you don’t want to feel like you’ve made that much effort. It’s a good middle place.

Favourite London club?

Fabric has the most amazing sound system. Every time I perform there the bass just shoots through my body.

First thing you do when you arrive back in London?

Go straight to my mum’s for a roast dinner, and eat the best roast potatoes in the world.

Animal you’d most like to be?

A butterfly. They are graceful and seem like really peaceful creatures that don’t have any cares. Not that I want to just float around looking beautiful, but you know what I mean.

Best meal?

I could give you a billion, but 805 on the Old Kent Road does fish the size of a laptop with plantain and yams and tiger prawns as big as your fist and it has a really good atmosphere.

Building you’d like to live in?

Anywhere really high up like the Shard. I love being able to look at a nice view.

Earliest London memory?

I was born in Crawley but we moved to London when I was three. I came to look at the new house with my mum and stepdad and I remember being on the Highgate Road and wanting to walk on a wall without holding their hands. I slipped and scraped the inside of my legs and my favourite red patent shoes.

What would you do if you were Mayor?  

Make all transport free, and not charge people for parking outside their own houses.

Where do you go to let your hair down?

The Rhum Shack in Angel, which is part of a West Indian restaurant called Cottons. It has a really old-school family vibe.

What do you collect?

Shells. I have them from every beach I have been to, and keep them in my bathroom.

Best advice you’ve been given?

Every other sentence my nan says is an old Jamaican saying. She has always urged me to listen to my inner voice, and tells me that you’ve got to be your own compass.

Biggest extravagance?

The only thing I’ve ever spent money on was a Mini convertible, but I don’t have it any more.

Favourite shops?

I hate shopping. If I need anything, I go to Brent Cross or Westfield because it’s easy, quick and has everything in one place. All Saints in Ladbroke Grove is good for clothes. I like The Hummingbird Bakery on Portobello Road for cakes. Around Ladbroke Grove there are lots of cool shops for vinyl that are good for a browse.

Have you ever had a run-in with a London policeman?

Yes, a long time ago and it’s not anything I’d like to go into.

Best place for a nightcap?

Balans in Soho, because when you get there at whatever o’clock in the morning there are lots of other drunk people.

Who do you call when you want to have fun?

I start a WhatsApp group message with my girls: my three sisters who are old enough to go clubbing, my four girl cousins and two best female friends.

Most romantic thing someone’s done for you?

Out of the blue an ex took me for a candlelit picnic on Parliament Hill.

Building you’d like to be locked in overnight?

If they would leave food ready for me, I’d fill Busaba Eathai near Tottenham Court Road with my friends for a party.

Last album you bought?

My brother Akala’s Knowledge is Power. It’s very deep and empowering.

Who’s your hero?

My ten-year-old son. As parents we are supposed to be the teachers, but quite early on I realised that he is here to teach me. He is very strong and open, caring and kind.

Ms Dynamite and Shy FX release their new single ‘Cloud 9’ on 23 September

via Ms Dynamite’s My London – ES Magazine – Life & Style – London Evening Standard.

Aug 21 / Prinza

Ms Dynamite – Neva Soft (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

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Aug 21 / Prinza

Ms Dynamite & Shy FX – “Cloud 9″ | New Music

Everybody get up out of your seats and give a round of applause for the return of Ms Dynamite.

Just over two years since the release of her Labrinth produced single “Neva Soft“, the British singer and emcee joins forces with esteemed producer Shy FX for the sunshine soaked reggae meets drum & bass track “Cloud 9″, the first track from her forthcoming EP, which is bound to be on repeat round these parts for the rest of the summer.

“I’m a vibes person. I don’t mean to take a long time between tracks but I have to live a little in between and love it myself first. Me and Shy got together and came up with this one. We’ve been working together for a while and this is us getting back to the roots where we come from.” – Ms Dynamite


Aug 21 / Prinza

Ms Dynamite, Shy FX unveil new single ‘Cloud 9′ – listen

The duo have teamed up on ‘Cloud 9′, which is released on September 23 via their Digital Soundboy and Dynamic Music labels.

“I’m a vibes person. I don’t mean to take a long time between tracks but I have to live a little in between and love it myself first,” Ms Dynamite said.

“Me and Shy got together and came up with this one. We’ve been working together for a while and this is us getting back to the roots where we come from.”

‘Cloud 9′ follows Shy FX’s recent single ‘Soon Come’, and Dynamite’s ‘Neva Soft’, which reached the top 40 in 2011.

Both will perform at London’s Notting Hill Carnival on Monday August 26.


Aug 21 / Prinza

Ms Dynamite & Shy FX – Cloud 9 on MistaJam BBC 1xtra (Audio)


Listen to Ms Dynamite Cloud 9 on sound cloud! Also check out the album cover!

Aug 15 / Prinza

‘Akala’ to feature at Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival

MOBO award-winning rapper Akala has joined the line-up for the Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival this autumn.


Akala, whose Hip Hop Shakespeare show has enthused audiences across the globe, will be performing tracks from his album ‘Doublethink’. The performance promises to bring George Orwell’s ’1984′ to life through hip-hop music, rapping, singing and drumming.

Akala, the brother of fellow hip-hop star Ms Dynamite, fuses rap/rock and electro punk with storytelling. He has featured on numerous television programmes and has a reputation as one of the most dynamic and literate talents in the UK. Festival goers will also have the opportunity to hear about his groundbreaking work as part of a panel discussion or take part in a ‘Hip Hop Shakespeare Company’ workshop.

Rochdale’s three day festival that runs from 25 to 27 October promises an inspiring schedule of events covering drama, dance, music, theatre, films and visual arts. The festival will also include a series of live performances and family friendly activities, all linked to literature and philosophy, with the full programme due to be revealed by the end of this month.