1. avatar jumpinjackgash
    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
    Wu-Tang
    Pharcyde
    Das EFX
    EPMD
    Kool G Rap
    Common
    Mos Def
    Talib Qweli
    Blackstar
    NWA

    etc etc...
  2. avatar George W Best
    If it was on a Friday night and in some tiny back room bar I'd go.
  3. avatar thecunnyfunt
    not into hip hop much, but i do like the common stuff a lot. does saul williams count?
  4. avatar ShowYourBones
    Yeah Saul Williams for me, but then hes an experimental sorta guy.
  5. avatar thesacredhearts
    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.
  6. avatar DeliriumTremens
    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.
  7. avatar distracted
    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?
  8. avatar Chi-Lite
    [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
  9. avatar tinpot anto
    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.
  10. avatar jumpinjackgash
    Well,

    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?
  11. avatar tinpot anto
    The NI Hip Hop movie screening I fell into last Chirstmas in Catalyst was awesome, and bunged.

    Make it so.

    Make it BYO :)
  12. avatar thecunnyfunt
    [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?
  13. avatar jumpinjackgash
    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.
  14. avatar andyzsp
    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
  15. avatar my-angel-rocks
    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.
  16. avatar The enfant terrible
    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."
  17. avatar dOUBLEwONDERFUL
    I love hip hop n' all, but with the downfall of Diston, I'd give anything to see a decent breakcore night started up : /
  18. avatar rl-vl
    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!
  19. avatar dOUBLEwONDERFUL
    Here, go not dance in your bedroom while we're out beating people up and kissing girls, pansy.
  20. avatar rl-vl
    I'll fuck you up, non believer.
  21. avatar Dirty Stevie Grizz
    Everything mentioned here is no Flo-Rida.
  22. avatar churchwarden
    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
  23. avatar all-is-vanity
    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'?
  24. avatar tracyjacksmusic
    it would be great but probably wouldn't go down well. Northern Ireland likes boring music. Its fact.
  25. avatar dOUBLEwONDERFUL
    [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.