Live Illustration battle: S Dolz Vs Mr Vane Yet again, we have two more sick artists ready to step up to the boards this month. Battling it out for another dope prize supplied by The Bench 504. We also have our resident ill fingered DJ's dropping that boom bap ish, to get your head piece nodding. With Social Conscience dropping gems on the mic, a cypher for any one who wants to bless the SM58 with some tongue twisted wordplay and Dyna-Mic. will be making a welcome return with dem crazy mad mouth noises on the beatbox. Kicks off at 9, battle starts at 10, drinks offers and it's free entry!
Due to popular demand, The DeCyphers are starting a new night at The Crofters Rights to coincide bi-weekly with our open mic at The Canteen! Hosted by Goose and Social Conscience We will be bringing our unique live hip-hop flavour to this awesome venue, and we're certain that it's gonna go off!
Instrumental hip-hop doesn't come much better than DeCyphers. Bringing their own original take on classic hip-hop cuts from the likes of J Dilla, A Tribe Called Quest, E.O.M, Common, Bilal and D'Angelo, expect deep baselines, intricate keys and original lyrical flow from two of their favourite MCs - Goose and Social Conscience Beatbox Hann also joins the party with his beatbox wizardry warming up the crowd alongside Fat City DJs into the early hours!
DeCyphers Live Hip Hop Sessions: As always we have our host MCs Goose and Social Conscience keeping everyone lively on stage and keeping the open mic being passed around with any lyricists welcome! We're hyped to have DJ Feline in the mix again keeping your head bobbing start to finish.
Label: Crudely Cut Records, Tough Touch Productions
Bio: Social Conscience, or ‘Soash’ is a Hip Hop/Spoken Word artist born in Exeter – Devon and now based in Bristol. MC with Tough Touch Productions – on Crudely Cut records. Throughout the last decade, Soash has featured on numerous mix-tapes, compilations, street DVD’s and has performed and hosted at...See Full Bio
“Interview on Political Hip Hop: “I guess [political hip-hop has some presence in the mainstream] – you get people that don’t really follow a particular scene or genre, but a track might speak to them because of its message or content. [But] lots of rappers fall into the trap of making clichéd music, which has been done a million times before. “It’s positive, successful artists having a message, but I don’t think ‘political’ hip-hop is a massively popular sub-genre. ..The last mainstream group to be successful on a strictly political tip was probably Public Enemy… a long time ago! Artists like Immortal Technique are successful, but I wouldn’t say they’re mainstream.””