About the event
Rewind to 2006. Two brothers ally with Roll Deep to form one of grime’s seminal crews, Boy Better Know. Now hit reset to bring things up to date and Skepta, one of those siblings, is among the most important and influential figureheads in contemporary British music culture. Needless to say, then, you’re in safe hands.
Not content to solely invite the biggest and best-selling, the groundbreaking MC’s programme spans experience and status without compromising on talent. Octavian is the French-British rapper who shot to fame with that ’22’ mixtape, winning over fans like Drake before offering two staggering albums in as many years. Masked man M Huncho’s ‘Mad About Bars’ remains an anthem years after it defined ‘trapwave’. Flohio is the London head whose flow comes fast and fiery. Footwork DJ SHERELLE returns to The Depot for the second time this season, local player Black Josh gets to prove why he’s Manchester’s most vital hip hop lyricist right now, and Chlobocop’s lackadaisical, tripped-out style will speak for itself.