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London Line up
Sampa the Great
Jeru the Damaja
Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def)
The artist and actor formerly known as Mos Def. Previously a member of the Native Tongues Posse, Yasiin is one of world's most talented writers and rappers - 'a visionary whose devotion to hip hop and passion combine with a synergy seldom witnessed in rap history'.
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Seminal player from Metalheadz, former graffiti artist, breakdancer, godfather of drum'n'bass, occasional visitor to Albert Square and a resident of Celebrity Big Brother, briefly. The legendary UK dance music guru, Goldie, has been at the cutting edge of the drum and bass and jungle scene since it began over 20 years ago.
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GZA (Wu-Tang Clan)
GZA's metaphoric and multi-layered lyrics make him one of the most efficient and potent wordsmiths to ever lace the mic. When it comes to thought provoking, street-bred raw lyricism, the Wu-Tang Clan's GZA is a fountain of wisdom.
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Sampa The Great
The rise of Sampa the Great has been spectacular to watch. A young woman from Zambia and based in Sydney, she has set about making music that artfully combines her natural style and energy with thought-provoking, socially-conscious themes. She views music as the language of the soul, transcending borders and acting as an agent for positive change. Born in Zambia and raised in Botswana, Sampa Tembo found a love for hip-hop at an early age, carrying it with her as she travelled and studied. Her upbringing and life experience inform her lyrics, which cover political and societal imbalances in a meaningful way, tackling heavy themes with a light touch. It’s a quality that runs through her recent debut release The Great Mixtape, produced by fellow Sydney-sider Godriguez. Sampa delicately entwines her poetry through each beat, playfully switching styles to ensure it engages you on every level. Like her many influences - both musical and political - Sampa hopes to inform and inspire, delivering her message in a way that is bold yet inclusive. “I’m great,” she proclaims, not as a boast but instead a rallying call. “You’re great. We’re great.”
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Bristol native Roni Size is one of the most respected junglists, with production credits spanning dozens of labels, projects, and releases, from stripped-down underground classics like Time Stretch to the smoothly sophisticated Top 20 UK pop hit Brown Paper Bag. Although not as quick to rise to acclaim as peers such as Goldie and LTJ Bukem, Size's influence as a producer, label owner, and committed underground magnate figured him as one of the emerging sound's true pioneers. The breakout success of his debut album New Forms -- a Top Ten hit in the UK, where it also won the Mercury Prize -- vaulted him to a greater degree of popularity than any other drum'n'bass producer. After a break during the early 2000s, Size resumed activity with new productions, a reworked version of New Forms, and performances that continued to fuse electronic and analog elements.
See 7 tour dates featuring Roni Size
Boasting a collective stream-of-conciousness flow, a shared love of freaky humour and fearless penchant for exposing emotions, The Pharcyde has proved itself to be one of hip hop's few originators.
See 2 tour dates featuring The Pharcyde
As the boss of Deep Medi Musik and co-founder of DMZ, Mark Lawrence is one of the most respected men in the dubstep scene.
See 2 tour dates featuring Mala
Grime and funk don.Swindle was first introduced to a mixing desk and home recording by his older brother and his father, a major influence and mentor began to teach him how to create music using a wide range of different music styles, ghosting the works of the likes of BB King and Quincy Jones. Since then, his career has really taken off. The musician's debut album 'Long Live The Jazz' fused an awareness of grime's various offshoots with a clear love for jazz fusion, resulting in a dexterous - and enormously brave - record. This album then became his calling card, and later joined Mala and his live band which opened up his mind to a whole new side to music. Bringing an intriguing fusion of dubstep and bass on top of his signature jazz beats, his new LP features collaborations with grime sensation JME, as well as Flowdan, and TC.
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Jeru The Damaja
One of hip-hop's greatest with a contentious and unambiguous attitude to politics, socialism and race issues.
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The legendary Don Letts introduced reggae to punk, managed the Slits, played music with former Clash member Mick Jones in Big Audio Dynamite and has directed videos for everyone from Jimmy Cliff to S'Express.
See 4 tour dates featuring Don Letts
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