West London Rapper, lyricist, singer/songwriter LyricL is well renown for lighting up stages with her eclectic live performances, as she has a diverse catalogue of tracks and features. Her live performances range from Hip-Hop, Spoken Word, Jazz through to Afro & Broken Beat all with a very soulful edge.
Lianhart - one of the most promising up and coming creative forces in the U.K. The 6'5 producer, songwriter, vocalist and human beatbox extraordinaire’s career has been going from strength to strength. At the age of 18, along with another 3 champs, he beat off fierce competition from beatboxers around the world and represented England and providing the sound for a Motorola advert.
Mr Gee, DJ, poet and radio presenter for BBC’s Bespoken Word started out alongside AfroBoy in the DJ unit “Afro-Gee” mainly playing Hip Hop & Funk at clubs & bars around South London. In 2003 Mr Gee became resident poet and went on to host ‘Brixtongue’ at Brixton Art Gallery.
Bringing warmth to the cockles of the unsigned and admirers of London's Youth music scene, this is a night showcasing new music with industry debate. More than 50 music artists with industry professionals will converge within London ICA, to celebrate today's youth music scene and chart its future.
Apples & Snakes, England's leading poetry organisation established in 1982 commemorate the evolution of poetry to lyricism and RAP by celebrating hip-hop as a cross strand of performance poetry in its own right. Apples & Snakes’ provide a platform for poetry that is popular, relevant, cross-cultural and accessible and stretch the boundaries of poetry in education and performance.
Urban Poets represent a flavoursome blend of conscious lyrics and funky rhythms, arranged strategically across the backdrop of slamming beats. The precise production skills of Dimension Productions alongside Big Teeth create a truly original sound. This sound in turn creates an environment conducive to the laying down of The Urban Poets’ sublime lyrical format.
East London's Plan B is one of those once in a while original cats. He rode high with his No Good single with the dope stop motion animated video and has even been the darling of the broadsheet press. In his own genre he bends hip hop, r&b and acoustic guitar with confrontational lyrics and story telling. Check out what he had to say to Jade Bremner...
Riz MC is probably better known to you as the guy who freestyled on the Guantanamo Bay docudrama on C4. He is an accomplished musician and now has this Post 911 Blues video out there. The track covers the very touchy subjects of the Iran War and Bush & Blair's tendancy towards illegal activities.
FlamBey is an artist whose music reflects his personality and interest. As a performer, writer, producer & composer, FlamBey has proven to be a multi-talented visionary producing & executive producing all of his albums to date, reminisent of artists such as Prince and Kanye West. Seen by many in the industry as hip hop's next big superstar, his music is being described as "gangsta sexy" because of its unique blend of melodic grooves, club beats, and street saavy lyrical content.
Parky is back with a stormer. The first stuff from after his Working Class Dad LP which is availabe on Low Life records / Sit Tight. One of the best LPs of the year it has to be said. This video for Dun Ya is the first release from the new Jehst production LP Underworld Epics and sees Micall Parknsun hopping round the Monopoly board hounded all the way by Jehst in his comedy outfit.