Anyone out there who likes decent Hiphop?
If a one-off Hiphop night was put on somewhere, do you think anyone would bother their arse going?
Not the likes of fiddy-cent, but acts/artists like...
De La Soul
Kool G Rap
If it was on a Friday night and in some tiny back room bar I'd go.
not into hip hop much, but i do like the common stuff a lot. does saul williams count?
Yeah Saul Williams for me, but then hes an experimental sorta guy.
Its been tried, and failed. There isnt enough of a market for it for it to be sustainable. Hiphop/dnb/dub etc dont seem to be NI's bag.
If it was a one off you'd probably need a good guest over to get it to work. So it might be doable.
Id say youd probably get a good turn out. i used to go to loads of different hip-hop nights and they were usually packed.
Get the word out, put some flyers in the hip-hop shop on church lane and make it happen.
I would also suggest some big l, skinnyman, krs-one and jeru the damaja.
I reckon I'd go as well. Some Eric B & Rakim, Young MC, Rebel MC, Ice Cube, People Under The Stairs, Jurassic 5, DJ Format, Jungle Brothers, Boogie Down Productions, Gang Starr etc could go down well too perhaps?
[quote:d3afd8a43c="George W Best"]If it was on a Friday night and in some tiny back room bar I'd go.[/quote:d3afd8a43c]
that's the garrick sure
There are too many threatening spidey looking characters (ie people not wearing rainbow scarfs) for the indie kids who like hip hop to be comfortable in their fragile egocentric post-ironical swaying to the Rza. This is why it never works.
A hip hop night with a no-sportswear policy perhaps.
this of course would be one-off or an infrequent thing for those of us that do enjoy good hiphop (not 'RnB mate, whaa?').
I know that if there was such a night with decent local DJs on even every two months, I'd take the the time out to go.
As for those other artists mentioned (Eric B & Rakim, Young MC, Rebel MC, Ice Cube, People Under The Stairs, Jurassic 5, DJ Format, Jungle Brothers, Boogie Down Productions, Gang Starr, Jeru, Big L, Skinnyman), of course I mean these too, but I'm not gonna start listing everything that I would want to hear.
I suppose I just mean a night where it's not all commercial bollox. I'd give my left leg to go out and hear some of these mentioned artists back to back. I wouldn't say no to some Biggie Smalls either.
Surely a one-off in a small venue would work?
The NI Hip Hop movie screening I fell into last Chirstmas in Catalyst was awesome, and bunged.
Make it so.
Make it BYO :)
[quote:02648be035="tinpot anto"]There are too many threatening spidey looking characters (ie people not wearing rainbow scarfs) for the music not belonging to or affiliated with a major record company kids who like hip hop to be comfortable in their fragile egocentric post-ironical swaying to the Rza. This is why it never works.
A hip hop night with a no-sportswear policy perhaps.[/quote:02648be035]
if they aren't spides, then why are they dressed up as them?
I think what anto is referring to are the people that go to the commercial nights. I don't want to go to a commercial night, which is basically what this post is about.
You wouldn't see many spides throwing shapes to the roots, or EPMD, or many of the mentioned artistes.
i do hip-hop + dnb, nights they have had varying success. hip hop acts that ive had in belfast in the last couple of years:
skinnyman + nasah, dj flip + foreign legion, faith sfx and local acts: john king, phat controller, koncept, mc kat, belfast city breakers + dj elemental, jee4ce, margin
lost a load of money in april when i had skinny over for 2 dates and havent tried anythin in belfast since but id be up for giving things another go.
theres loads of hip hop heads in belfast excelling in all the elements of the genre, dj's and mcs, breakers, grafitti writers beatmakers and general fans the secret is holding an event that they'll all come to.
you can check out some of what ive been at here www.myspace.com/suspecthiphop
i'd probably say that i'd go, but then wouldn't find anyone else to go with and stay at home.
But my heart would be in the right place.
Margin's done a few poetry gigs I've done and you just need to hand him the mic and let him go with it, he's a real talent.
I like hip-hop and I'd go to a night but the first fidy album has some good tunes on it:
"I'm back in the game shortie to rule and conquer,
you sing for hoes and sound like the cookie monster."
I love hip hop n' all, but with the downfall of Diston, I'd give anything to see a decent breakcore night started up : /
I'd give anything to be able to start up an ambient/shoegaze/minimalist night.
There just aren't enough people in Belfast who don't mind not dancing at a gig!
Here, go not dance in your bedroom while we're out beating people up and kissing girls, pansy.
I'll fuck you up, non believer.
Everything mentioned here is no Flo-Rida.
The Beatsuite nights back in the old Morrisons were pretty much spide free - I would have thought the right venue for a hip hop night could still be spide free - McCracken's in joys entry gets a sociable crowd for the Dub Discotec nights - perhaps that would suit
[quote:3a042e59cc]There just aren't enough people in Belfast who don't mind not dancing at a gig![/quote:3a042e59cc]
Sounds fine to me - I demand more comfy chairs in the black box
If you ask me nicely angel, I could be persuaded to head along. I like most stuff affiliated with Okayplayer and anything 'valid'. Then again, what is 'valid'?
it would be great but probably wouldn't go down well. Northern Ireland likes boring music. Its fact.
[quote:b34c66e339="tracyjacksmusic"]it would be great but probably wouldn't go down well. Northern Ireland likes boring music. Its fact.[/quote:b34c66e339]
I wouldn't say that, look at Bop Yestrum. Its one of the more popular club night about and its playlists are amazing. We're all too white for a hip hop night. Admit it.