Starting on the 23rd January my good friend Paddy will be starting Hip Hop workshops in Carmarthen Comunity Center behind the Library. The idea is to bring together all aspects of the artform under one roof and to celebrate and learn from them through discussions, freestyles, drawing, beat making and dance. Simply put enjoying the amazingly varied art that Hip Hop has provided us for the last three decades! Look out for a short Q&A with Paddy coming soon.
Welsh Hip Hop definitley holds a well deserved place in music history and though I'm not the best person to write a full blown introduction to this vibrant scene ( Chrome Kids Blogger and hip hop head Kaptin is definitley worth checking out for a more in depth view ) I would like to recomend a couple of artists that should get a look in.
Cardiff Hip Hop is strong!
BIG mention to The Headcase Ladz representing South Wales original Wonky Wax!
Don't know much about Emcee Hoax only that he can spit in a sick fashion!
And here's a couple of treats (via @kaptinisdead that I should have put up some time ago:
Blaktrix-TroubleTrouble (Love this heavily influenced by Dub-Reggae)
Blaktrix-Take My Time
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One thing I noticed is that Welsh Hip Hop seems quite Male dominated. Can anyone point me in the direction of some qualty Female MCs who are putting down tracks at the moment?
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And listen/buy to some amazing Haitian music at SoundsOfTheUniverse