And What? LDN & I Am Hip-Hop Magazine team up to present the ultimate musician's challenge 🔊
The 360° Artistry Competition is designed to push artists to their creative capacity. They have 6 minutes to show us what they can do, the only constraint being time.
This event will be hosted by Leen Nlt, Absent Minded Poetics, Calaida & the And What MCs.
✦ Contestants have 6 minutes to display their artistry.
✦ Instruments & equipment are allowed.
✦ Collaborators are allowed to accompany the artist.
Dubbest as ‘one of the hardest working rappers’ in the industry by BBC 1Xtra's DJ Semtex, Shao is a force to be reckoned with. He has opened for legends like Stormzy, Skepta, Tech N9ne, Wiley and Akala, appeared at Reading and Leeds festivals and performed across Europe, South America and Asia.
From Miami by way of Brixton, the MC and producer is the host for And What LDN events. He is also a member of The Rattle collective and plays out regularly with trombone player NBOC. He has performed for the V&A Museum, Breakin Conventions Park Jam, Hootananny & more.
With her smoky, seductive voice; chilled neo-soul vibes and slow trip-hop grooves, Tiece is guaranteed to grab your attention.
We will be hosting the challenge in Grow, Hackney's stunning Greenhouse area. There will be a full bar with soft, alcoholic and hot drinks + Middle Eastern inspired food on offer.
About Grow, Hackney
An Experiment in Ethical and Sustainable Business.
Grow is an independent and self-organised eco-system of studios and a creative space with bars and a kitchen, created out of an old sausage factory by the River Lea in Hackney Wick. We work in partnership with artists, musicians, DJ's and community groups and host a diverse programme of events, including: live jazz and blues, open deck reggae, workshops and talks and art/film festivals. Grow pays London Living Wage, uses eco-electricity, sources ethically and locally and is free entry, wherever possible. We currently serve a seasonal menu and range of drinks, including organic wines and prosecco, cocktails, homemade Hackney Spiced Rum, cask ale and also offer a range of soft drinks including Kompassion Kombucha, Rejuce, Charitea, tea and Union Coffee..
www.growhackney.co.uk / https://www.growhackneystudios.com/