Wow, I’ve read the editor’s letter for the majority of RWD’s reign as one of the UK’s biggest publications – having been heavily involved since ‘The Nod’ dropped in April ’04, a fan since I clapped eyes on my first issue month’s before [Dec ‘03] and even writing my very own during an interim caretaker period after Matt Mason’s departure [Aug ‘05]. Despite throwing up on my first day, due to a ruthless combo of strong pain killers sans breakfast and not nerves despite what Dacre says, I’m just as excited to be involved in RWD now as I was then. Under Hattie Collins’ brilliant editorialship we’ve seen many highs and with me at the wheel long may they continue. I’d like to take this moment to say I’ve gained so much from being under Hattie (#leaveit) and I know RWD will grow even more with her as our new Brand Relations Director. She. Be. A. Legend. Famo.
Also massive congrats to Nardene who is now RWD’s Deputy Editor. It comes with a LOT of responsi- bility/ pressure Miss Scott... I should know.
Those who know me will know I’m a man of few words, well intelligent ones anyway, so I’ll keep it sweet and short. Our first annual Versus issue (we’re not including last year’s Love Vs. Lust) is sick, songstress Delilah vs. Perfection, Mac Miller vs. the World, Cheryl vs. Cheryl Cole and new features such as #GenrevsGenre where grime’s infamous Trim returns to take on Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard and Be Kind Rewind RWD with unsuspecting Mark Morrison. In fact, we’ve got so much this issue, why are you still here?