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In the year in which BBC Radio 1Xtra celebrates its 15th anniversary, 1Xtra Live in Manchester promises to bring the best in UK and international black and urban music to the biggest ever audience. As ever, the event will be hosted by the 1Xtra DJ family.
The station’s annual flagship event will take place at Manchester Arena on Saturday 11th November.
Like the wildest rollercoaster imaginable, Missouri City, Texas-born and Los Angeles-based multiplatinum iconoclast Travis Scott flips popular music, culture, and fashion upside down. Bathed in bright lights, scents of carnival pleasures, and the climactic screams of millions worldwide, his third full-length album, ASTROWORLD [Cactus Jack Records/Epic Records], opened as the undisputed, undeniable, and ultimate musical attraction of 2018 catapulting it to #1 on the Billboard Top 200. Acclaimed by Pitchfork, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, and more and gracing the cover of GQ, this takeover paved the way for his second MTV VMA performance, ASTROWORLD Festival in Houston, and a gargantuan arena tour in 2019. The Houston rapper’s live shows have become the stuff of a legend with Billboard writing, 'Travis Scott’s penchant for raging, off-the-wall live shows have become an essential part of his career'.
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A hiphop / rap artist from Louisville, Kentucky creating very honest and brooding R&B slow jams and hard-hitting Hip Hop tracks. Bryson draws inspiration from artists such as The Dream, T-Pain and Drake, with whom there is a mutual admiration. Drake is a big fan of Bryson, once offering him a record deal, but Bryson turned it down in favour of RCA. His 2017 second album 'True To Self' reached no.11 in the UK whilst hitting no.1 on the US Billboard 200.
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Wordsmith Bugzy Malone is fast developing a reputation as one of the UK's brightest talents. Dubbed ‘The Evil Genius’, Bugzy has amassed a loyal fanbase through the heart felt lyrics and knock out delivery displayed in his latest mixtape ‘The Journal Of An Evil Genius.’ Attributing his unrivalled focus and work-rate to his former boxing past, Bugzy’s scrupulous attention to detail makes him the unique artist he is today. His involvement in his videos, merchandise and image as well as music makes Bugzy the perfect fully rounded modern day artist.
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Hailing from Northwest London, Ian Greenidge (aka Donae'o) grew up listening to rap, Afrobeat, and Caribbean music, and had a fondness for the likes of 2Pac, Notorious B.I.G., and D'Angelo instilled a desire to emulate his idols. Donae'o released his first single, Falling, in 2002, a mix of U.K. garage, R&B, and hip-hop; the single was followed by the release My Philosophy (Bounce).
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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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A young artist from Hackney, London who has been hailed as the next big thing in hiphop, but he also experiments with different genres. Attempting to build a whole new sound, he combines contemporary RnB with Afrobeats, rap, opera and pop music
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Stephanie Allen aka Stefflon Don is an MC with inventive rhymes and wordplay. The east Londoner first started making waves in 2015 with her versions of Wretch 32’s Six Words and Section Boyz’s Lock Arff. Since then she’s been in high demand, appearing on tracks by the likes of Lethal Bizzle, Sneakbo and Angel.
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