Tim Westwood Caught Up In Drive-by Shooting Amidst Multiple Misconduct Allegations!

Former BBC Radio 1 Disk Jockey Tim Westwood was reportedly at an address in Harlow, Essex (thought to be recording a drill rap video. Three people were shot reported as shot in a drive-by shooting at 5am last Saturday morning. Robert Powell, 50 (later died in hospital) while two women were also taken to hospital with single gunshot wounds.

Timothy William Westwood (62) is a British DJ and presenter of radio and television. He is often referred to by other DJs and artists appearing on his shows simply as Westwood. He presented the MTV UK show Pimp My Ride UK.

Tim who has long faced criticism of recent for being a “culture vulture” would garner further outrage with reports from females online, alleging that he has behaved incredulously for a man of his age.



An online petition has been created called ‘INVESTIGATE TIM WESTWOOD’ that cites searching Tim Westwood’s name on Twitter you’ll see black women coming forward about their experience with Westwood which happened even as young as 16 .

For some, this is an open secret and they believe that he may be being protected – a rapper named Ty likens him to Jimmy Savile. 


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Very sad display from Tim Westwood if credence to these stories, what do you guys think? should he be held accountable? We reached out to Tim who has been yet to respond to these claims


VIDEO DOPE: Griselda x Charlie Sloth – Fire in The Booth

We’re going to keep this one short and simple people!!!

Griselda x Charlie Sloth x Fire in the Booth…THAT’S IT!!!

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[WATCH] Craig Pinkney calls Tim Westwood & Charlie Sloth Culture Vultures!

CRAIG PINKNEY Birmingham community activist drops some hard hitting questions to Tim Westwood / Charlie Sloth on the negative impact of some music and organisations like BBC Radio 1Xtra / Channel 4 stance on the social impacts, what’s your thoughts?

FULL VIDEO – https://youtu.be/ChFWxFPiDd8

while on vein of said subject matter check out a classic parody from our emissary FONZi NeuTRON from a few years back that caught the ire of Charlie Sloth.


VIDEO DOPE: Lowkey – ‘The Return of Lowkey’ and Mic Righteous – ‘Fire in The Booth (Part 4)’.

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“You will never top my fire in the booth/I ain’t signed to a label I’m signed to the truth”!

So Lowkey is back, with a new single and video, and has truly cemented his legacy with this 7 minute lyrical masterpiece, ‘The Return of Lowkey’!

Including some audio bites of Akala talking about Lowkey’s impact on the UK Hip-Hop scene as well as Charlie Sloth bigging him up as the GOAT of UK Hip-Hop from a few years back (but does he still feel that way in 2019?)!

Regardless of if Sloth brings him back, to prove the quoted claim above, enjoy him being an absolute beast!!!

The second video has us looking at week two of the all new ‘Fire in The Booth’ on Charlie Sloth’s new Apple Beats 1 ‘Rap Show’ with Mic Righteous (aka Mic Reckless), making his fourth FITB appearance, basically GOING THE FUCK IN!!!

At one point his flow is almost like he’s verbally having a fit and it’s genuinely incredible how he doesn’t stumble over his lines! That’s a real MC!!!

He got a lot off his chest on this one and definitely (along with Lowkey) prove that UK Hip-Hop isn’t just alive, and well, it’s killing everything coming out of the U.S (We haven’t heard a Funk Flex Freestyle for a while! Probably had to put the mic to rest after Black Thought murdered it) and that the UK are running things at the moment!!!

ON THE LINE – The New Era: The Return of The ‘Rap Show(s)’


So last time I checked in, with my ‘End of an Era: What’s Next for BBC’s ‘The Rap Show’ article, the BBC’s Radio 1, and 1Xtra, Rap Show had no host and previous host, Charlie Sloth, was laying low after getting fired from the BBC. Well a fair bits changed since then.

In November the BBC announced the new host of the Radio 1, and 1Xtra, Rap Show, Tiffany Calver, who was coming over from KissFresh and had previously produced a mix for Drake’s OVO Sound Radio! Oh, and did I mention, she’s the Rap Show’s first female host (something every blog and site touched upon, but it’s 2019, so sex shouldn’t be a big deal. SHE’S A DJ. END OF.!)

Tiffany’s debut show was broadcast on January 5th and was titled ‘The New Era’ (can I just throw in that my article, from 3 months before, was called ‘The End of an Era’! Coincidence? I’ll just leave that here) and featured a nice mix of new, and classic, tracks (it opened with Jay-Z’s, stone cold classic, ‘P.S.A’ for god sakes!!!). It was pretty dope and gives hope for the shows future!

On the flip side of things Charlie Sloth returned to announce his new show with Apple’s Beats 1, ‘The Charlie Sloth Rap Show’, just over a week ago in a move half the world already knew about before it was announced but it was still BIG regardless. His ‘Fire in The Booth’ segment was coming back too and, on January 19th, his first show aired with the UK’s Ambush, Headie One, K-Trap and Blade Brown holding it down on the returning FITB! Charlie still holds the UK down, big time, and proved it with his new worldwide platform!!!

So 3 months ago we had no national ‘Rap Show’ and now we have two (technically Charlie’s show is regarded as ‘worldwide’, but in this case, I’ll put it under ‘national’ as it’s available in the UK)!!! Not bad at all!!!

It’ll be interesting to see how Tiffany will make her show different from Charlie’s. I say this because Charlie has an established brand, with FITB, so what will Tiffany produce to compete (that’s if she even does)? Who knows and who cares because what I do know is that the ‘Rap Show’ hasn’t just returned but now we have a choice of two and that’s good for not just the audience but for up and coming artists to get heard!!!

Side note – Shout out Westwood as well who is still holding it down every Saturday night (for 4 hours!!!) on Capital XTRA! He maybe in his 60’s but he’s still the hardest in the game!!!

Bean Lebouc

On The Line – End of an Era: What’s next for BBC’s ‘The Rap Show’?


If you don’t know about BBC’s ‘The Rap Show’ on Radio 1 (and later 1Xtra) then where the hell have you been for the last 24 years? Personally I don’t want to know!

‘The Rap Show’ was birthed in late 1994 as a part of the BBC’s big shake up to attract a younger audience and Hip-Hop was an essential part of doing that!

The shows first host, Tim Westwood, joined the BBC, from Capital FM, to give it some authenticity as Westwood was one of the most respected Hip-Hop figures in the UK having close relationships with a number of big name US Hip-Hop artists and DJ’s.

For me personally ‘The Rap Show’ changed my life when I first heard it back in November 1999. The show I initially heard had Eminem, Proof and Paul Rosenberg killing it with some insane freestyles, prank phone calls and other madness from the Shady camp! From that moment I knew I was coming back the next week for more!

I followed the show religiously from ’99 to about 2005 but as the Hip-Hop landscape began to change (for the worse), and the shows host started to become a more publicly known character (more known for saying ‘baby’ a lot and less for his crazy knowledge of the culture he had been supporting for the previous 25+ years), the show started to lose the edge I had always been drawn too. It played nothing but wack commercial Hip-Hop as opposed to the raw, underground street music that would never break the UK Top 40 no matter how catchy the hooks were as it was just too damn grimy…and I loved it!

BBC Radio 1 Rap Show (01/09/2000) with Big Daddy Kane

However every now and again I would check the show as it still meant something to me! At the end of the day I wouldn’t be a part of the Hip-Hop culture if it wasn’t for Tim Westwood and the Rap Show! Hell, between 2010 – 2011, I listened every weekend when I had my daughter sleep over and truthfully the vibe was dope and made it worth listening too again! The urban landscape was in a different place from 5 years before and was pretty similar to the early 00’s that I had grown up on!

After that I didn’t listen again until Westwood’s last ‘Rap Show’ in September 2013 which, despite not being a great show, made me feel quite emotional because after all these years of listening, on and off, to this bigger than life DJ, holding it down every Saturday night, he was finally leaving after serving the BBC for the last 18 years (he resurfaced the following Saturday though on Choice FM which literally weeks later re-branded to Capital Xtra)! However his replacement, Charlie Sloth, in my opinion, was the best choice to continue the legacy of BBC’s ‘The Rap Show’. Charlie had the energy and enthusiasm to rock the show every Saturday night, and add his famed ‘Fire in The Booth’ segment to it as well, then Sloth, and the BBC, had a real winner!


I checked out Charlie’s first show, with Slaughterhouse and The Movement killing their respective ‘Fire in The Booth’ sets, and thought it was pretty dope for the new wave of Hip-Hop fans to get their weekly fix of all the latest commercial and underground bangers from the UK and US!

Just like Westwood’s later shows I listened to Sloth’s show every now and again, mostly to see which artist was setting the booth on fire that week, just to pretty much show some love to the UK’s premier rap show that made such an impact on me all those years ago!

However this year it was confirmed that after 5 years of hosting ‘The Rap Show’ Charlie Sloth was moving on and leaving the BBC (Charlie actually left a few weeks prior to his scheduled last show, on November 3rd, due to some controversy at the Radio Academy’s Audio and Radio Industry Awards).

With Sloth gone the show is currently off air with no announcement of a new host in sight (1Xtra’s Seani B is currently holding down the 9-11pm Saturday night slot) which currently leaves the question open for who is going to take over the famed rap show?

The DJ who will takeover not only has to have a great knowledge of Hip-Hop, and the culture, but also fill the boots left behind by Charlie Sloth and Tim Westwood! DAMN!!!

I’m hoping the BBC won’t just use this as a reason to abandon one of the most influential specialist shows in the history of British radio and they actually find a suitable replacement to carry ‘The Rap Show’ torch!

Watch this space!!!

– Bean ‘B-Eazy’ Lebouc


Hope Dealers – Fire in The Booth (1Xtra Video)


Can their really be room for Gospel Drill in the world of Hip-Hop? Well after listening to South London’s Hope Dealers the answer is definitely yes!

The Dealers stopped by Charlie Sloth’s Saturday Night Rap Show on BBC 1Xtra and Radio One to do something I’d never believed possible, spit the word of god over some banging drill instrumentals! And better yet still not once did they come across as preachy which sealed the deal for posting this up!

A real eye opener that anyone can do whatever they want to do in this day and age! They also kept it grimy at some points which prove you can praise both the lord and the streets!

If your looking for something a bit different from the UK Hip-Hop scene I would highly recommend checking this out!

Check the video here – Hope Dealers – Fire in The Booth (1Xtra Video)

Also hit them up on Soundcloud here – Hope Dealers on Soundcloud

Litty Lightz – Fire In The Booth (1Xtra Video)


At 13 years old I was making mix-tapes with my best mate hoping that one day I would get some kind of recognition and really studying the game, in general, to understand everything about it! Litty Lightz just dropped a Fire in the Booth, on Radio 1 and 1Xtra, at the same age!!! DAMN!

The 13 year old Grime/Hip-Hop artist, from London, dropped by Charlie Sloth’s ‘Saturday Night Rap Show’ to rip up the mic and show why he’s one to keep an eye on this year!

Also, half way through, Litty gets real about the recent rise in knife and gun crime before getting deep on his final verse about witnessing his brother getting stabbed at 6 years old! Knowledge is power and this kid is using this platform to get his message out! Big respect to Litty!

Check the video here – Litty Lightz – Fire In The Booth (1Xtra Video)

Also follow his on Twitter – Litty Lightz on Twitter

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