In 1986, Rakim started to work with New York-based producer-DJ Eric B. The duo—known as Eric B & Rakim—is widely regarded as among the most influential and groundbreaking of hip-hop groups, due in no small part to Rakim's technical abilities.
Not content with being one of the most important figures in Hip Hop music and culture, Mos Def has established himself as both a respected mc and poet as well as an award-winning actor. During a prolific music career spanning just over a decade he has worked with an illustrious list of artists including Talib Kweli, The Roots, Robert Glasper, De La Soul, The Neptunes and Madlib to name but a few.
Beatboxing is defined as: The art of producing drum beats, rhythm, and musical sounds using one's mouth, lips, tongue, voice, nasal passage and throat. Performers up and down the country are flexing their vocal chords for the chance to win a brand spanking new car in the Vauxhall UK Beatboxing Championships - back and bigger than ever for 2009.
O2 Launches a month of workshops to support grass roots music talent. Music legends Dave Stewart, Bobby Gillespie, Roddy Woomble and Ian Brown are amongst the legion of stars that are coming together this month to launch O2 Undiscovered. Now in its 3rd year, O2 Undiscovered is a grass roots music programme that has evolved to find new ways of opening up careers in the music industry to people in the UK.
Last weekend saw 2000 fans cram into the new Indigo2 venue in the Millennium Dome to witness the DMC World Finals competition. The night saw the usual turntable trickery overseen by DMC don Tony Prince. What went down was spectacular and finally after hours of battling France's DJ Rafik was crowned the World Champion. Now, we are pleased to be able to bring you a gallery of pictures from the evening's event. Peep the pix below...
This years DMC World DJ Championships took place at the brand new venue inside the old Millennium Dome site, the Indigo2. With a couple of thousand fans in attendance the Saturday saw DJs from around the globe battle it out for the title of World Supremacy.