Icykal is an active UK Music Artist working with artists in the UK and across Europe. As a Music artist, Charlene goes by the name of Icykal which was inspired by her surname. As Icykal Charlene is part of a positive hip hop collective called HoldUp based in Paris, France. HoldUp is made up of 3 artist's from the UK, Icykal, Laayie and Oracy and the following from France, Maxwell MCee, AS MC, DJette S-one & Orkim. Founded by it's creator and Manager Gauthier, the HoldUp Team have their own clothing range which can be found at www.holdupwear.com. The music you can expect to hear from the team is hard hitting political and social issues to raise awareness across the continent. Their music is in both French & English. The HoldUp Team perform in both France and the UK and girls from the UK recently returned from St. Etienne where they headlined a 3 day Hip Hop festival dedicated to female artists across the world. As well as hard hitting Hip Hop, the team also facilitate empowerment workshops and rap & confidence workshops for young people in both countries.