A specially curated line up of the best of women in Hip Hop, come & celebrate the uprise of Iranian rapper & poet Shay D, performing her new album ‘Human Writes’ that entered the iTunes Hip Hop chart at 20, without any label or funding, plus favourites from her previous project in a night of high energy, real rap & connecting with YOU, the audience at her first OFFICIAL LONDON HEADLINE show!
Expect a heartfelt, fun, intense night of lyricism, big beats & woman power!
Hailing from the stomping grounds of North London Shay D’s upbringing and Iranian heritage remains at the core of her sound. Establishing her name within the underground UK hip-hop circuit the emcee and spoken-word artist has numerous levels to her name. An innate wordsmith, her hustle, passion and drive for music are reflected through her DIY attitude. Not only is she independently releasing her project, she designs her own merchandising and curates her own live events.
Her project ‘HUMAN WRITES’ is an exploration in to her world; from prejudices to the obstacles she witnesses, her vivid social commentary, delivered in varying form, highlights why she is quickly earning the title as one of the best muses in modern day creative arts. Prepare for a mixture of personal tales, storytelling hip-hop tracks and some tongue in cheek, fun, Grime inspired records whilst representing women, delivering strong social messages and an underlying theme of female empowerment laced within the songs. Topped with a fine addition of production credits from the likes of Nutty P, Blizzard, Micall Parknsun, Dos Gringos, Tony Bones, HUMAN WRITES is undoubtedly got all the makings of a special piece of art.
"One to watch out for” quotes Akil the MC from Hiphops Legendary crew, Jurassic 5.
TrueMendous carefully intertwines the art of storytelling with ear clenching wordplay, bizarre punch lines and in detailed poetry to narrate her work towards her audience.
Recently headlining Atlanta’s AC3 Festival alongside having already released 4 projects (1 every year from 2014-2017), TrueMendous has performed at: this year’s Lovebox Festival, Exit Festival in both Serbia and Montenegro, headlined a segment of this year’s Cheltenham poetry festival, this year’s Gloucester’s King’s Jam Festival and has worked with BBC 1xra and BBC Three on multiple occasions.
She has been featured on various media channels including: SB.TV, Link Up Tv, P110 Media, Sektion Red and JZ Media aswell as having opened up for a diverse range of US and UK artists including: Jeru the Damaja, Akua Naru, Akil the Mc, Lady Leshurr and Stylo G.
DJ ELLIE PROHAN
Ellie Prohan is a Persian prowess in the form of Radio Broadcaster, Events Host and International DJ. She can currently be heard on The Beat London 103.6fm which notably won Best Radio Award at the Urban Music Awards interviewing the likes of Shaggy, Black Street, Mya and Wocka Flocka to name a few. Her most recent outstanding accolade was playing her Boiler Room set for the Mayor of London's; Sounds Like London campaign soaring 100k views on her incredible set playing alongside A.G, Jamz Supernova and Ray BLK. Ellie Prohan is also part of Rock The Belles, an all female DJ collective with Shay D.
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