Newham Generals

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Newham Generals
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D Double E of Newham Generals performing live
Background information
Origin Forest Gate, London, England
Genres Grime, dubstep
Years active 2004–present
Labels Dirtee Stank, Braindead ENT, Bluku Music
Associated acts Dizzee Rascal, Smurfie Syco, Chronik, Tempa T, Jammer, Nasty Crew, JME, Skepta, DJ J Cush
Website www.newhamgenerals.com
Members D Double E
Footsie
Past members Monkstar
DJ Tubby
DJ MS1

Newham Generals are an English grime duo from East London, currently consisting of MCs D Double E and Footsie.[1] The crew is named after Newham General Hospital.

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 2004,[2] after D Double E had a disagreement with fellow members of his previous group N.A.S.T.Y Crew. Newham Generals built up a name for themselves through regular appearances on pirate radio stations and released a number of their singles on white label vinyl. Dizzee Rascal idolised D Double E as an MC in his youth [3] and the group was signed to his record label Dirtee Stank in 2005 after D Double E showed Dirtee Stank a CD of the groups work,[3] 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 in 2007.[4] The group released their debut album Generally Speaking on Dirtee Stank in April 2009 which was their last release to feature Monkstar. They followed Generally Speaking with the release of the Bag of Grease EP the following year, as well as various solo projects.

Discography[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • 2010: Bag of Grease
  • 2013: 5 Star General
  • 2015: N to the G's"

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 to 2007 through which they released their own instrumentals. Footsie revived the label in 2012 to release his first solo vocal EP Zoot Break 2, this was followed by a joint instrumental EP with DJ Tubby entitled The Gray Area and by a 3 volume instrumental album series called King Original. D Double E has appeared as a featured artist on numerous releases as well as having released singles and a solo EP on Dirtee Stank, he also founded his own record label Bluku Music in 2014. Over the years he has featured on a number of prominent releases such as Skepta's "Ladies Hit Squad" from the 2016 album Konnichiwa alongside A$AP Nast.

D Double E[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • 2010: "Street Fighter Riddim"
  • 2012: "Pumpin' It Out"
  • 2012: "Be Like Me" (featuring Smurfie Syco)
  • 2014: "Wolly"
  • 2014: "Lovely Jubbly"
  • 2015: "Like This"
  • 2016: "Grim Reaper" (produced by Footsie)
  • 2017: "How I Like It" (produced by Diamondz)

EPs[edit]

  • 2011: Bluku Bluku EP
  • 2012: Pumpin' It Out EP

Footsie[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • 2012: "1 Spliff"
  • 2012: "B.O.G. (Bag Of Grease)" (featuring Darq E Freaker)
  • 2013: "Spookfest" (featuring JME, D Double E, Jammer, P Money and Chronic)
  • 2014: "Work All Day" (produced by Sukh Knight)
  • 2016: "Hot Water" (featuring Giggs)

EPs[edit]

  • 2012: Zoot Break 2
  • 2015: On This Ting

Instrumental albums[edit]

  • 2013: King Original, Vol 1
  • 2013: King Original, Vol 2
  • 2014: King Original, Vol 3
  • 2017: King Original, Vol 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thompson, Ben (15 February 2009). "Flash forward". The Guardian. London. 
  2. ^ Chris Campion. "A look at grime music". the Guardian. 
  3. ^ a b [1] Archived January 17, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "Monkstar's the father... Hyperfrank Hyperfrank - Hyper About Grime". Hyperfrank.blogspot.co.uk. 2007-06-12. Retrieved 2015-03-02. 

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