The crème de la crème of UK talent gathered in Nottingham on Monday for the fifth annual Takeover. The UK Takeover has quickly generated a reputation for being the Mecca of UK hip hop, and will probably be the biggest show in any artist’s calendar, and rightly so.
A matured Lethal B gets honest and open with Britishhiphop.co.uk. Being a successful artist in the UK is hard work. Full stop, but being a successful ‘urban’ artist is even harder. Most acts will rarely achieve chart success and often disappear into the mixtape abyss. Lethal B has managed to overcome both of these obstacles.
Oi! Who’s that O to the Z! You may remember that line from the classic Grime track 'Oi' which still smashes up dances. In fact More Fire Crew, which then consisted of members Ozzie B, Neeko and Lethal B and is now the collective known as Fire Camp (minus Neeko), have notched up several classic bangers, including a little known track called POW.
Following a scathing attack on hip hop and rap culture by Cameron in The Mail On Sunday, and a fierce debate on Newsnight, the Tory leader has been invited to Lethal Bizzle’s next London show. The influential ‘grime’ artist, performing tomorrow at Scala, King’s Cross, has entered a vicious war of words with Cameron over the last few days, after the Tory leader claimed that Lethal’s lyrics encouraged knife violence.