Newham Generals

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Newham Generals
Origin Forest Gate, London, England
Genres Grime, dubstep
Years active 2003–Present
Labels Dirtee Stank, Braindead ENT, Bluku Music
Associated acts Dizzee Rascal, Smurfie Syco, Chronik, Tempa T, Jammer, Nasty Crew
Website www.newhamgenerals.com
Members D Double E
Footsie
DJ MS1
Past members Monkstar
DJ Tubby

Newham Generals are an English grime crew from East London currently consisting of MCs D Double E and Footsie[1] and DJ MS1. They are best known for their singles Frontline, Hard and Like It Or Not as well as their live performances. The group was founded in 2003, after D Double E had a disagreement with fellow members N.A.S.T.Y Crew. The crew made regular appareances on pirate label and released a number of singles on white label vinyl, the group was signed to Dizzee Rascal's Dirtee Stank record label in 2005, after D Double E showed Dirtee Stank a CD of the groups work,[2] and promptly released a mix CD on the label in 2006 entitled The Best of Newham Generals Vol. 1. Founding member Monkstar left the group, and music, in 2007 to follow religion.[3] The group released their debut album Generally Speaking on Dirtee Stank three in April 2009 which was their last release to feature Monkstar and an EP Bag of Grease the following year, as well as various solo projects. Dizzee Rascal idolised D Double E as an MC in his youth.[4]

Discography[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • 2010: Bag of Grease
  • 2013: 5 Star General

Albums[edit]

  • 2006: The Best of Newham Generals
  • 2009: Generally Speaking

Side Projects[edit]

DJ Tubby and Footsie ran their own record label Braindead Entertainment from 2002-2007 to release their own instrumental work. Footsie revived the label in 2012 to release his first solo vocal EP Zoot Break 2 this was followed joint instrumental EP with DJ Tubby entitled The Gray Area and by a 3 volume instrumental album series King Original. D Double E has appeared as a featured artist on numerous releases as well as releasing singles and a solo EP on Dirtee Stank, he founded his own record label Bluku Music in 2014.

D Double E[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • 2010: Street Fighter Riddim
  • 2012: Pumpin' It Out
  • 2012: Be Like Me (featuring Smurfie Syco

EPs[edit]

  • 2011: Bluku Bluku EP

Footsie[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • 2012: 1 Spliff
  • 2012: B.O.G. (Bag Of Grease) (Feat. Darq E Freaker)
  • 2013: Spookfest (Feat. JME, D Double E, Jammer, P Money and Chronik)

EPs[edit]

  • 2012: Zoot Break 2

Instrumental Albums[edit]

  • 2013: King Original, Vol 1
  • 2013: King Original, Vol 2
  • 2014: King Original, Vol 3

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