Badness Interview: Self Made Man + Free Mix CD (3 Mason Mix CD)

Posted: December 25, 2009 in Free Mixtape, Music
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Emerging from the UK Grime scene, Badness has caused a stir over the last few years. From first hitting the scene with his club smash ‘Dem Dem’ which made it on to BBC 1xtra’s playlist and it is still till this day having the same impact which it did when it was first played late 2005!!! Badness has moved from strength to strength, establishing himself firmly in the UK Dubstep/Grime scene. He’s more known for his Dancehall style which not a lot of people can match in the UK, yet not alone Globally. His Mc’ing skills is varied from slow baritone to fast rapid fire, and if that don’t amaze you, he also provided his singing talents on Wretch 32’s single ‘Ina Di Ghetto’ which also  featured ‘The Movement’ and former’ N.A.S.T.Y Crew’ member Ghetts aka Ghetto. NT: How did do you come up with name ‘Badness Imangie’ ?

BADNESS: The name badness came about when I was 7 because I performed at my neighbours 12th birthday party and her cousin Mc Foxy (Jungle Mc) from Manchester heard me and said “your  name’s Jonny Badness your to bad”.

NT: So what made you decide to started doing Rave/Dance Promotions?

BADNESS: Been doing that since I was 5 years old, use to go on love Injecktion sound system with Corporal Billy and big John. They use to bring me on Sound System back in the day, when they use to clash with Saxon Sound. The main reason why I started my own promoting my dances because I got powers in the dance and plus there ain’t no Grime events. The music ranges from Grime, Dubstep to Funky House. The name of my events is called ‘Nitemare‘! The rave was held yesterday (23/12/09), shout out to Vagabondz, to all the artist that pass through, Skepta, Jammer, Bruza, Lil Narsty, Dj Hatcha, Sir Spyro, Dj Cameo, Dizzle Kid, Logan Sama, True Tiger, P Money etc! And last but not definitely least the ravers, BECAUSE WAS IT JAMMMMM!!!!!!!

NT: Before meeting up with Terror Danjah, what was you doing to promoting your music?

BADNESS: I Was mainly on my own grind more doing conscience bashment music again instead of all the negative hype stuff. But when I got sent to jail I kinda got side track. So I came back in to the Grime scene to up lift the youths and kinda got caught up in the hype.

NT: You have released a few mix cd’s including ‘Lava Continues vol1, Pa/Eruption, but what motivated to do free mix cd and also controversially naming it ‘3 Mason’?

BADNESS: Well I’ve released stuff in Birmingham, also what never reach out, due to a lack of promotion, and door’s been closed by the likes of  like Wiley and dem man were trying to deny me from the scene due to fear of my True Talent and I took his first love from him (Wiley’s first girl friend).

NT: What’s 2010 saying for Badness Imangie?

BADNESS: GREAT STUFF MORE LIFE GOOD OVER EVIL GUIDANCE! look out For my gyalbum out late 20/10  entitled ‘True Talent” (T/T)


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