Joseph ‘JP’ Patterson is well-known on the UK underground music scene for his love and passion of grime, UK rap, bassline, dubstep and other bass-orientated music. Having started off as a club night promoter, the 22-year-old has now gone on to become one of the most respected music journalists in the UK music scene. In his short career, Joseph has achieved an impressive amount of accolades for his young age. He currently holds the title of Editor of MTV’s urban blog, The Wrap Up, Contributing Music & Clubs Editor for SUPERSUPER Magazine, Brand Consultant for Boxfresh and has written for publications such as The Metro, The Guardian, The Sun, The Independent, The Huffington Post, Mixmag, RWD, NME, Dazed & Confused, NYLON, FADER and The Voice, to name a few!
Not content with all of that, JP, with the help of The Bridge PR based in the United States, has now joined the writing team of legendary hip-hop bible, XXL Magazine and will now be writing a UK music-based column for their popular website www.xxlmag.com.
“With this column I plan to represent the real underground talent from the grime and rap scene over here in the UK. There doesn’t seem to be a lot of people out there writing about British music for US-based publications such as XXL and my main aim is to educate the American readers with just how talented we are. Remaining humble with it, of course (laughs).”
The first column will go live November 5 and will continue every first Friday of every month.
“my main aim is to educate the American readers on just how talented we are.”
Head of MTV Base (now former) Jasmine Dotiwala has officially announced today that she has left MTV International and is heading over to terrestrial TV.
Her first project will be a T4 music special which will air on Channel 4 (November 14th).
Click here to read more about Jasmine’s time working for MTV International and her future endeavours.
Good luck Jasmine!
During Jasmine’s tenure over at MTV Base there was a noticeable change . The channel no longer just focused on featuring music/videos from US acts, homegrown acts were now receiving an equal amount of airplay, and on some days it seemed more!
Many say this move helped to push a lot of UK talent in to the mainstream and I have to agree. Jasmine really did/does rep hard for the UK while I still insist on pledging my allegiance to the US flag of Hip Hop/R&B. (lol).
So now that Jasmine’s moving on to pastures new what will become of MTV Base?
Will the new Head of Base share her same vision? Will the channel revert back to just airing music/videos from our cousins across the pond? And what will become of the HYSTERICALLY FUNNY Kojo’s Comedy Funhouse. Does it still have a future on the channel?
There are just so many questions….
What would you all like to see more of/less of on Base?