London's infamous night of spoken word poetry merging with rap.. hip hop's roots are in poetry so we celebrate it at Word on the Street with the freshest talent from the Grime, Hip Hop & Poetry world!
We have an open mic (acapella) for anyone who wants to take part just sign up on arrival from 7pm, and then we roll into our headliner segment where you can hear a high quality set from a booked artist, then we close the night with a rap cypher where our DJ spins instrumentals and you can jump on the mic and flex your skills.
HEADLINER - Jammz
Jammz came up studying grime and in 2019 finds himself at the forefront of it. Born and bred in East London, Jammz started to make a name for himself on London’s radio circuit in 2014 and 2015 appearing regularly on Rinse FM, Radar Radio, NTS, Mode FM and BBC 1xtra, teaming up with established DJs like Slimzee, Spooky, Bok Bok and Spyro as well as newcomers like Moleskin and Finn. His free EP Hit Then Run became a cult classic: the title track was playlisted on BBC 1Xtra and Noisey’s #3 grime track of 2015, and the remix was Sian Anderson’s #1 Remix of the Week six weeks on the spin.
Subsequent singles Final Warning and London Living further established Jammz as one of grime’s best new hit-makers, while his live reputation is also quickly on the rise: he’s been booked for Glastonbury, Eskimo Dance, Outlook, Night Slugs and Bestival, has headlined FWD>> and in March 2016 was the support act on Kano’s UK tour. Jammz has been supported heavily by Fader, Noisey, FACT, GQ, Mixmag, SBTV, MTV and more, and featured on the front cover of the Observer Music’s British MCs special.
RAKAYA FETUGA - @rakayaesime on IG, @rakaya_esima on twitter
The Roundhouse SLAM POETRY CHAMPION 2018 joins our stage to headine a special set for you!
Rakaya Esime Fetuga is a creative writer and spoken word poet based in London.
Her work engages with women, faith, empowerment and today’s culture. Rakaya’s writing speaks to her West African heritage as well as her British identity.
Rakaya graduated from the Royal Holloway English and Creative Writing BA in 2017. She won the Spread the Word Young People’s Laureate for London Poetry Awards in 2017, was shortlisted for the Out-Spoken Poetry Prize in 2018 and won the Roundhouse Poetry Slam 2018.
Food and drink served till late with delicious soul food! we have our DJ\ Shorty playing Rnb, Hip hop and UK vibes all night speakeasy so you can catch up with your friends without shouting over the music!
Word on the Street is a creative hub so you can network and meet creatives and like minded peeps to connect with! its a friendly and positive space so come and enjoy the night!
205 City Road, Old Street
London, , EC1V 1JN