Hip Hop Gigs

LIVE REVIEW: Angel Haze @ Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds 13/01/16

Leeds can be a fickle place, and sometimes shows that look like stellar bookings end up as an almost empty room so it was good to see that, although not a sell-out, the room was pretty full by the time Angel Haze wandered on to the stage around 9.30pm. Not […]

January 18th, 2016|Hip Hop Gigs, Music|0 Comments

Live Review: Big Daddy Kane – Live At Mint Club December 4th 2015

The live hip hop in Leeds this year has been incredible. As we approach the end of 2015, what better way to round off the past 12 months than with the legendary Big Daddy Kane. One of the most important and distinctive voices in hip-hop, his reputation as a phenomenal […]

December 17th, 2015|Hip Hop Gigs|0 Comments

Live Review: Akala at Hifi Sunday Joint 22/11/2015

The HiFi puts on some amazing hip hop acts. And Akala was no exception..

Akala returned to Leeds to play a packed out set at Hifi as part of the club’s Sunday Joint night. He’d recently been in the city for the Universal Zulu Nation event at Leeds City Museum and […]

December 3rd, 2015|Hip Hop Gigs|0 Comments

Beginner’s Guide to Big Daddy Kane

This Friday, we are proud to be hosting a party in association with Slowdown Sounds and The Mint Club. We’ve got some of the finest hip hop and funk dj’s from the area spinning their favourite classic hip hop tracks, b-boys and girls doing their thing, and if that wasn’t […]

November 30th, 2015|Hip Hop Gigs|0 Comments

Live Review: DJ Format & Abdominal supported by Flame Griller

Slowdown Sounds continue their incredible residency at the Mint Club with another stellar show. Sam Bennet was there to report back. Sad you missed it? Don’t miss out on Big Daddy Kane.

DJ Format’s reputation is well deserved, both on the live circuit and in the recording world. His first two […]

November 24th, 2015|Hip Hop Gigs|0 Comments

Live Review: Loyle Carner and Rebel Kleff, Supported By Hester at Headrow House 12/11/15

Loyle Carner brings the noise to Leeds at a sold out show at the newly opened Headrow House.

I first heard of Loyle Carner in 2014 when he featured on a track called Guts by Kate Tempest and her subsequent tour for which he was the opening act. His skills on […]

November 19th, 2015|Hip Hop Gigs|0 Comments

Live Review: Detonate Sheffield – Skepta and Jay Prince – Halloween 2015

We’re very grateful to the nice people from Youthclub Sound for reviewing this gig for us. Check out their podcast (the links are at the bottom of the page), if you’re a fan of left-field hip hop, electronica and grime, it’s a bit of a must. Big things to come […]

November 11th, 2015|Hip Hop Gigs, Music|0 Comments

Preview: – #Selected – 9th November

The nice people at #Selected asked us if we’d let people know about their event this week. We looked at the line-up and noticed it includes local-boys-making-good Dialect and Weezy Jefferson, as well as the most excellent Lady Sanity, and Empress Imani. So we said yeah, ok then. Worth a […]

November 2nd, 2015|Hip Hop Gigs, Music|0 Comments

Preview: Mick Jenkins – Headrow House 18th October 2015

Mick Jenkins has figured more than any other artist in the last ten months of reviews on this site. And now he’s playing live in Leeds at the brand new Headrow House, as part of the Beacons metro festival on the 18th October.

Jenkins is based in Chicago, a city that […]

October 17th, 2015|Hip Hop Gigs, Music|0 Comments

Review: AKALA – Seminar & Q &A at Leeds University Union

Words by Emma “Cherry Bee” Walker


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I am a member of the Universal Zulu Nation and as such pr omote the message of peace, love, unity and having fun through the five elements of the Hip Hop Culture (Emceeing, Deejaying, B-Boying/Girling, Graffiti and the knowledge, wisdom and overstanding […]

October 12th, 2015|Hip Hop Gigs, Music|0 Comments