A confrontational and political message made easier to stomach by an in your face, bassy and danceable sound, New York Hip Hop duo Dead Prez rose quickly through the Hip Hop industry after forming in 1996, their classic 1999 album Let’s Get Free reaching the charts but, more importantly, being hailed as a return to conscious Hip Hop. Now three albums and a host of mixtapes deep, the heavy bassline of their seminal track Hip Hop steals the thunder in mixes, radio shows and sets to this day and remains one of the genres most recognizable classics, so the thought of it pumping out live in Bournemouth’s intimate The Winchester Pub is an ear pricking one you wouldn’t expect to hear.
With support from North London’s Phoenix Da Icefire and his brother Black Chronicle as well as Bournemouth cutsmith’s DJ Roast Beatz and Tokolosh helping to work up the warm up, it’s the finest lineup yet from our pal’s at Boogaloo and just another unarguable full stop in their claim to Bournemouth’s Hip Hop crown. All topped off by mic veteran Verb T on hosting duties, this isn’t one for the South Coast heads to miss; we’ll be shooting out the doors as soon as the clock strikes the end of work to chip down the M3 towards the festivities. Grab tickets from here.