Local promoter to stage hip-hop show

A host of rising rap and hip-hop artists will appear at the Lemon Tree
A host of rising rap and hip-hop artists will appear at the Lemon Tree

As part of the Shmu Rap Music Project’s Gigs and Promotions Course, young promoter and local singer Cameron Jay has organised a show at Aberdeen’s Lemon Tree this Friday, July 24.

Featuring performers from across the UK, the show is part of Aberdeen International Youth Festival and also brings London-based company Tipper Ent’s networking night ‘Time 2 Network’ to the city.

The line-up includes London’s Che Lingo, Birmingham’s Elektric, Portuguese artist Fabio, Edinburgh’s Sky Boii, Aberdeen’s well known artist Ransom FA plus two artists who are working on the project Jazza and Ola have been added to the line up.

The show also includes a feature performance from ‘The Hip Hop School Scotland’ dance group and DJ Cruicky will be playing on the evening.

The show will be hosted by DJ Kojo and online radio station ‘The Wab Lab’ will also stream the whole show live.

The Shmu Rap Music Project is funded by Creative Scotland, and provides opportunities for young people under 25 to attend courses, workshops and masterclasses with some of the country’s most successful rap artists and learn about all aspects of music making and gig promotion.

Participants also have the opportunity to record tracks free-of-charge at Shmu’s recording studio, and play alongside some of the UK’s most celebrated rap artists.

ShmuSOUND Development Worker Simon Gall told the Herald: “The project, which has been designed in conjunction with young people, will help the local scene to grow into something healthy and robust.

“It provides young artists with access to expertise and resources that they may otherwise not have been able to attain.

“Most importantly, it helps amplify thye voice4 of young people in the city.”

The Shmu Rap Music Project and Tipper Ent present ‘Time 2 Network’ as a part of Aberdeen’s International Youth Festival on Friday, July 24, at the Lemon Tree, Aberdeen.

Doors open at 8.30pm and those attending must be aged 14 and over.

Tickets cost £5 and are available from www.aberdeenperformaingarts.com.