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Boy Better Know Takeover: Boy Better Know, J Hus, A$AP Rocky, Ghetts, CASisDEAD, Chip, Ms Banks, MHD, Mabel, Todd Edwards, Tim Westwood, Donae'O, Preditah, TQD, Radar Radio, Slimzee, President T, Dre Skull, Plastician, Cosmo Pyke, Suspect, Big Zuu, Work I.T., Bassboy, Logan Sama, Slow Thai, Cosima, Kojey Radical, Steel Banglez, Connie Constance, Blue Daisy, Tiffany Calver
Boy Better Know will be taking over the entire of The O2 on 27 August 2017. The London based grime collective will curate and impose their own agenda on the world famous site.
Featuring a full day of music, film, gaming, sport, food and London lifestyle, BBK will be using the various music venues and bars, the cinema, the restaurants and communal spaces to create another unforgettable moment of greatness in their home town.
Please visit www.bbktakeover.com/ for more information.
This event takes place at The O2, which has achieved Gold Status for disabled access from Attitude Is Everything.
British grime artists who also run a record label which was established by JME and Skepta. Boy Better Know have gained popularity, support and underground fame in the grime scene, featuring on pirate radio sets such as Rinse FM and Dejavu FM. They have also been relatively successful in fields outside of music in collaboration with their trademark Boy Better Know slogan, especially in the field of clothing, such as the infamous and instantly recognisable Boy Better Know t-shirts which went on sale in 2006.
Headed up by JME, brother Skepta and Wiley, they are the leading collective in Grime
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Young East London rapper incorporating Afrobeat and reggae rhythms. Born Momodou Jallow and brought up in grime’s ground zero, Stratford, by his single parent mother, he started rapping in primary school after hearing 50 Cent. His singles 'Lean' & Bop' and 'Dem Boy Paigon' have racked up more than 6 million streams apiece on YouTube and SoundCloud
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Aka Rakim Mayers, fast rising New York rapper, already famed for signing a $3 million deal with Sony/RCA. Influenced by the likes of Three 6 Mafia, Mobb Deep, Wu-Tang Clan, UGK and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, as ASAP (Always Strive and Prosper) Rocky he already looks set to conquer them all.
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Justin Clarke from East London, better known by his stage name Ghetts (formerly Ghetto) is one of the UK's most highly acclaimed Rap / MC artists with explosive, hard hitting lyrics and fast, intricate rhymes. Ghetts and is regarded as a pioneer of the Grime movement.
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CASisDEAD, also known as CAS and formerly Castro, is an English Grime/Rap MC, producer, visual director, entrepreneur from Tottenham, London. The rapper is of Ghanaian and English descent
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Formerly known as Chipmunk, Chip is a major player on the UK hip hop scene. The grime star from Tottenham, Jahmaal Noel Fyffe released his debut album 'I Am Chipmunk' at the tender age of 18 in 2009. By that point in his life, he'd already picked up a MOBO for Best UK Newcomer and holds another for Best Hip-Hop Act (2008). Follow-up album 'Transition' saw him duet with Chris Brown on the track 'Champion', plus rack up yet another top 5 hit.
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Born in Malaga, raised in Spain and spending 10 years in Stockholm, soulful singer Mabel has finally placed her roots in London.
Daughter of Neneh Cherry and Massive Attack producer Cameron McVey, she was raised in a home with a bass heavy recording studio. She started playing piano at the age of five, inspired by R&B and choreographing routines to Destiny’s Child and Lauryn Hill with her sister.
As a teen she avoided the musical path of her parents but then enrolled to study production and music theory at college in Stockholm but later changed her mind, and in 2015 she released her debut single Know Me Better which became a BBC Radio 1 Track Of The Day.
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House legend and Daft Punk collaborator Todd Edwards is known for his hypnotic collage of cut-up samples over swung beats and lively disco flavoured basslines. Credited as one of the godfathers of UK garage, his four to the floor beats have earned him a passionate following in Europe.
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Top DJ and hip-hop pioneer who started his career by co-founding LWR Kiss FM before moving to Capital FM in 1987. Westwood is also an active club DJ and promoter.
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The man responsible for the smashers 'Party Hard', 'Speechless', the massive 'Riot Music' and 'I'm Fly'.
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'One of the most distinctive stamps of approval in the UK underground, you can always count on a beat to bang when you hear the calmly uttered “Preditah” on it. The Birmingham grime and garage producer has become best known for classic grime instrumentals like The Big Wok or Wiley’s Step 1, and true to the craft UK garage and 2-step tunes. Besides churning out record after record under his own name, Preditah is the official touring DJ for Boy Better Know figurehead Skepta.'
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TQD consists of Royal-T, DJ Q and Flava D. As Individual artists they possess deep catalogues across Garage, Grime, House & Bassline, and have headlined some of the most memorable parties the world over. United as TQD they bring together the best of their work live in the club with marathon sets, 4 deck debauchery and exclusive dubplates you won't hear anywhere else.
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Cosmo Pyke is a young songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Peckham. Raised on a diet of blues, jazz, hip hop, and neo-soul, he writes warm, lo-fi songs that he describes as 'spacey, beautiful, and lazy'. His songs draw less on other music and more on his everyday experiences growing up in south east London: reading books, going to pubs, playing football, and other simple pleasures in life.
Besides being a musician, Pyke is also a skater and spray paint artist as well as a model.
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