Strictly Hip Hop comes to The Picket as part of WOW festival

Strictly Hip Hop is a night of big beats, spoken word, live music and creative lyrical content, featuring award-winning hip hop artist Akala (MOBO Award 2006 Best Hip-Hop Artist), the first underground MC to be recognised by MTV with ‘Banger 4 da streets’.

Akala draws inspiration from Wu Tang Clan and KRS1, and is known for supporting M.I.A. and Aguilera, but now it is all about the prodigious talent of the man himself, who alongside his renowned drummer, Cassell “The Beatmaker” has developed a reputation for stellar live performances.

This event represents the culmination of a project run by Writing on the Wall with their Liverpool Young Writers group (The Cipher) in which Akala is appearing to support the work of these young artists

Representing the newest of the new generation are BeMOBO nominated The Cipher, featuring Levi ‘Evil’ Fearon, Chatterbox, Blue Saint, Lina, I the Self, and Robert ‘Chalkie’ Thompson. WoW Festival and Sound City favourites, The Cipher are setting the tone for all future soundz.

All the way from The Big Apple Caktuz will be bringing the beat of the New York Streets to our little old city.

Friday 20th May
The Picket
61 Jordan Street, off Jamaica St
L1 0BW

8 till late – All ages welcome

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