Since opening their doors late last year Beat Bar have brought Leeds some of the greatest names in hip-hop including Grandmaster Melle Melle, Jeru The Damaja, DJ Premier and they continue this form with a rare intimate performance from an MC who undisputedly defined the term “lyricist” in the world of hip-hop - BIG DADDY KANE!
Following on from the show at the beginning of February this year, Holdin' Court are pleased to announce their next event. On Saturday 6th April 2013 at The Rising Sun Arts Centre performing for you will be Mystro aka MysDiggi accompanied by DJ LoK and in support Adam And Cuth.
The Doctor's Orders have always done their part for the home team and tonight they go all out with an incredible line up of UK talent performing both live and DJ sets. From the high plains drifter himself Jehst to bonafied legend Rodney P and Skitz through seasoned performers Stig of The Dump, Micall Parknsun and Cappo to the new school of hungry acts like Iron Braydz, Skillit and RewdAdams this line up will have all fans of the UK's burgeoning talent excited like a kid on Christmas Eve.
Jurassic 5 have announced three exclusive headline UK dates with the full original line up this June including a show at London's O2 Academy Brixton. The American alternative hip hop group featuring by rappers Chali 2na, Akil, Zaakir, Mark 7even and disc jockeys DJ Nu-Mark and Cut Chemist first formed in 1993 and debuted nationally in 1995 with their first single, "Unified Rebelution".
Syndicate Promotions and Park Street PR present Rap In Da Box #5. Its going to be a heavy night with a plethora of stellar artists on the bill. With the likes of English Frank, Kyza, B-iLLA, Big Dutty Deeze, Emerge MC and more live on the night you can't go wrong. As well as more live acts than can be mentioned there will also be DJ support from Tricksta, Ricksta, Systematik and Sgt.Dubz. The event will be filmed and photographed on the night by B-iLLA TV.
Two years on from the release of his Mercury nominated debut, 'Peanut Butter Blues and Melancholy Jam', Ghostpoet announces his sophomore album 'Some Say I So I Say Light' which will be released on the 6th May 2013 through Play It Again Sam.
Obaro Ejimiwe, aka Ghostpoet, laughs when he remembers how Gilles Peterson "took a risk on a random maverick" back in 2010 by signing him to the Radio 1 DJ's Brownswood imprint. Within a year, that risk paid off: Ghostpoet's debut album, Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam, marked him out as one of the most distinct, uncategorisable and forward-thinking voices to emerge in British music this decade, and it was rewarded with a surprise Mercury Prize nomination in 2011.
What happens when you have two underground kings, a rapper from the upper echelons of rap elite and a name synonymous with the foundations of Hip Hop in one building, all for one show... Rap Mayhem! Rap Mayhem is a unique opportunity to catch the founding members of Jedi Mind Tricks, La Coka Nostra, Organized Konfusion and D.I.T.C performing live in London for an exclusive, first of its kind, festival tour at The HMV Forum in London on 30th November, 2012.
On Sunday 2nd December, Lakota Bristol will be host to two hardcore hip-hop legends, as Ill Bill and Vinnie Paz arrive to showcase both their solo material and their work as the Heavy Metal Kings duo. The event is presented by OTU Live, part of entertainment collective Overrating the Underrated.
Currently enjoying the most successful era of his career following the #1 smash hit 'Heatwave', the godfather of grime Wiley has now confirmed details of a 'Boy Better Know presents' tour alongside Skepta and JME, both of whom feature on his current hit single 'Can You Hear Me? (ayayaya)'.
Holdin' Court are pleased to announce Fliptrix, Verb-T and DJ Madnice of High Focus Records will be performing at their first official event in Reading this November. In support of the above is Cracker Jon who is gaining momentum of his own and has been identified by Fliptrix as someone to watch out for!
Just when you think the art of turntablism can't get more innovative, exciting and challenging, the DMC DJ Championships spring back in to their annual season of action and surprise the world. Packing out two days at the massive, stalwart London venue the HMV Forum, DMC has yet again proven to revitalize, boost and replenish this rich DJ culture.
The Weapon Of Choice Gallery in Bristol continue their sequence of top notch curated exhibitions with the upcoming solo show from one of the best 3D Graffiti artists - Zase. Make sure you get down to the gallery to view this work in the flesh and even buy some to decorate your walls.
The Foreign Beggars have a new LP 'The Uprising' out right now and are promoting it with live shows. As you will be well aware the Beggars put on a special show, so it is reccomened you get yourself out to join the party. They have gigs across the country in the month of October, so they should be hitting a town near you.