Urban Music

Urban music:

hip-hop, dubstep, rap, grime, DJs, MCs in Leicester

This page is about urban music in Leicester.

We will put content here about artists, gigs, tracks, releases and news about the urban music scene.

2016: latest news about urban music

13th June

Showcasing Leicester’s Very Best New Urban Talent at project Live.

Seven promising, new urban artists, from across Leicester, are performing at a public and music industry showcase, as part of an innovative artist development programme. The profile-raising event takes place on Thursday 30 June, 7.30pm at 2Funky Music Café in Leicester. ‘Project: Live’ has seen the hottest new vocalists from across Leicester, develop new material under professional guidance. They have also collaborated with established artists to hone their craft, acquired new business skills and learnt more about making it in the music industry.

2Funky Arts Director Vijay Mistry said: “We have been overwhelmed by the commitment and talent these artists have shown. We can’t wait to showcase the results of this programme to the public and music industry.”

The project has been managed by 2Funky Arts, in collaboration with Musical Director and established vocalist Carol Leeming. Only the finest candidates were selected for the three month programme, which has been funded by Arts Council England.

‘Project: LIVE’ focuses on artists working in urban music styles and music of Black origin, including soul, R&B, jazz, funk, gospel, grime and reggae. The programme hopes to increase the potential for artists to become signed, boost their income from performances, gain management and improve their networks. 2Funky Arts will also help them to secure live bookings, across the region and beyond, following the course.

Project: Live Showcase
Thursday 30 June 2016
8.30pm (doors 7.30pm)
2Funky Music Café
23a New Park St, Leicester, LE3 5NH
Tickets: £5 on door, or in advance via www.2funkytickets.co.uk

For information on FREE VIP music industry guest entry, contact Nimisha Patel on nimisha@2funkyarts.co.uk

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

Hip-Hop artist Tha Deadeye
Hip-Hop artist Tha Deadeye in 2013.
Photo: Kevin Gaughan

Urban in 2015

Reggae and rap comes to Enderby

The Mixtones with Peter Hinds (centre)
The Mixtones with Peter Hinds (centre)

A wide variety of music styles were on offer in Enderby in July.

All styles of music

Goldstein at The Soundhouse in 2014
Goldstein at The Soundhouse in

came together in 2014.

Hip-hop in 2013

26 October

Tha Deadeye releases song

Leicester rap artist Tha Deadeye has released a new track on YouTube.

The track is called Money&TheMusic Ft Jab Derouche

Watch Tha Deadeye now on YouTube | Also available on Reverbnation

10th October

Hip-Hop artist in fundraising bid

With his Far Trek campaign just 40 days away, UK Hip-Hop artist Nijah has released the fund-raising link for this 100+ mile walk in the name of charity via JustGiving.

Nijah is an artist with a flamboyant personality, intense and interesting musical style and a positive attitude towards using his music as a vehicle for charitable success. He demonstrates an aptitude in speaking for young people.

Far Trek will see Nijah and an entourage walk from London to Nijah’s hometown of Leicester over six days!

Setting out from UK Youth HQ on 17th November, sees Nijah walk through Central London out to St. Albans, before heading to Milton Keynes and Northampton en route to Market Harborough and finally Leicester city centre.

Follow Nijah on Facebook.

26th August

Leicester rapper LackyC performed at the Leicester Mela

Lacky C at the 2013 Leicester Mela
Lacky C at the 2013 Leicester Mela

Lacky C was on the Clock Tower stage at the Mela on 26th August 2013

20th September

Urban music night at the Music Cafe and the line-up of local artists included Synopsis, one that I especially liked.  He did a good set and I chatted to him afterwards.  He said he wad been involved in music for about six years.  You can check him out on Facebook.

New tracks

Rapper Lacky C on Takeover Radio

Lacky C
Rapper Lacky C Legha

Follow Lacky C on Facebook

See also:

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