After April's event which saw Jester Jacobs and the Ruby Kid tear it down, FGC welcome to the stage two duos making ripples in the UK scene right now:
THE DEAD POETS (Mark Grist & MC Mixy)
THE BOOK THIEVES (Legoman & Ol-E Mac)
OPEN MIC CIPHER
FAT GOLD CHAIN DJs
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THE DEAD POETS
Mark Grist and MC Mixy are the Peterborough based writers and performers known together as ‘Dead Poets.’ Since forming in 2008, they have been challenging the preconceptions of poetry and hiphop across the country. As ‘Dead Poets,’ they have performed in venues ranging from nightclubs to secondary schools; from festivals to formal dinners. They appeared on Radio 6 Live with Steve Merchant and have recently been on a National tour with Phrased and Confused. Both performers have been active on the Don't Flop battle circuit, including the milestone Mark Grist vs. Blizzard clash here:
"Both your flows are impeccable." (Stephen Merchant on the Dead Poets)
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THE BOOK THIEVES
Legoman and Ol-e Mac have both been on the Oxford scene for a long time and releasing solo and collab material. They decided to form the Book Thieves at the end of 2011 and have since released their first EP 'In Spite of Everything' that was well received and promoted by Wordplay Mag. It included the track 'Please Don't' for which they did their first video. The second video 'Beauty' has now been dropped as an introduction to the next EP 'Why Do We Do This Everyday?' which will be coming this summer. In other work, they have done tracks with Cappo and Split Prophets... Legoman also won the 'Chain at March's FGC open mic cipher.
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FGC's OPEN MIC CIPHER
If you think you've got the skill to go all the way into the final and flex your lyrical muscle alongside FGC's finest, all you have to do is sign up on the night. It is advised that you put your name down EARLY to avoid disappointment. The winner takes home a bottle of JD.
...and, of course, the FGC resident DJs (DJ DAVE, TACTICK, CHIMA ANYA, RP-1, OPTAMYSTIK) will be out in full force, making sure the party stays live 'til well in to the wee early hours of the morning. Expect to hear HIP HOP from across the globe, Funk, Soul, Glitch Hop, Beats, Ghetto Funk, Bass, UK Funky, Dubstep and DNB - basically dope party music from an eclectic range of genres....music is music yo!
All this for a mere £3 as well. See ya there - Charlie Wrights International, Pitfield Street, London - Nearest Tube Old Street
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