Great Escape // Hip Hop

RATKING

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Harlem heroes Ratking have just established themselves as some of the most unique voices in Hip Hop with their new album So It Goes. Having already seen them support Death Grips I can guarantee you an exciting show.

HAWK HOUSE

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Hawk House would have sounded just as at home in 90s New York as they do in 21st century London. Tipped by some to be the UK’s answer to Pro Era, their soulful throwback grooves and melodies will definitely be worth catching live.

https://soundcloud.com/hawk-house/tidal-tendencies

LIZZO

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A Hip Hop artist signed to a Justin Vernon curated record label is always going to bring something a bit different to the table. In Lizzo’s case that would be quirkly alt-club hits, loaded with firey flows.

https://soundcloud.com/tgnp/batches-n-cookies

LE1F

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LE1F is looking guaranteed to shake the Hip Hop world up in the best way possible. His party-ready style is already angering Hip Hop’s old guard and if his recent Letterman performance is anything to go by, he might be onto an unbeatable live show as well.

Rejjie Snow

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Ireland’s Hip Hop holiest is coming to Great Escape. Signed to Elton John’s management company and having already supported Hip Hop heavy weights such as DOOM and Kendrick Lamar, Rejjie might be pound for pound the best rapper this side of the Atlantic.

https://soundcloud.com/rejjiesnow/black-pancackes

BADBADNOTGOOD

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A contemporary jazz fusion trio might look a bit out of place on a Hip Hop list but BBNG’s specialty is Hip Hop covers. Rising to prominence after Tyler, The Creator celebrated their unique style they are now well on their way to being the next Roots-style backing band.

BLUE DAISY

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The creator of his own avant-garde brand of electronic, Hip Hop fusion. Shrouded in a metropolitan London darkness, Blue Daisy’s sound has been close to breaking out for a long time now so maybe this will be the year it really takes off.

DARK E FREAKER

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Dark E Freaker is fast on his way to becoming a Grime super producer. With a couple of high profile Danny Brown collabs helping to boost his profile, a 2 hour set alongside the other Red Bull Academy artists is likely to be the biggest party of the weekend.

 

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