Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Grooverider sentenced to 4 years!

So UK Drum N Bass DJ Grooverider (Raymond Bingham) has been sent down for 4 years in Dubai. I remember when the case fist broke they had pinched him for porn and weed. What do you want it's Grooverider for Christsakes! According to Gulf News, "He was arrested at Dubai Airport on November 23, 2007, when a small transparent sack containing 2.16 grams of marijuana was found in his luggage." Apparentlyt he claimed he was unaware that he smuggled it in. Drug possession and porn is a big no-no in Dubai, and he was alledgely warned by the event's promoter that flown him in. Timesonline reported back in December: "Ram Nath, the music promoter who organised the show, said that he warned Mr Bingham of the strict laws of the country before his departure from London.“I sent a fax to him explaining all of our laws, including what he could and could not bring into the country. Unfortunately, he was booked by police before he got out of the airport,” Mr Nath said. More than a thousand fans were left disappointed after paying £25 for a ticket to the show, according to Mr Nath. He plans to sue Mr Bingham’s London management company for losses." Damn that's messed up. I was thought Groove was kind of a tool, but my brother always said he was a nice guy. I only met him once and he was a bit of a grouch. Anyways if you miss hearing Groove's lovely antics on Radio one you can always visit his soundbite site... But seriously someone break him out of jail, this a retarded reason to get locked up.

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