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Microphone Fiends of Hip Hop Coffee Shop welcome international line up

Words: Luke Guest
Images/media: Hip Hop Coffee Shop 

Since it launched in 2018 Hip Hop Coffee Shop has put on events aimed at local hip hop heads and mc’s in Bristol & beyond. As well as offering the chance to meet and collaborate with each other the main attraction of the night undoubtedly is its open mic sessions. Luke Guest gives a preview of this Friday’s event.

VRBL x Hip Hop Coffee Shop #9

This is set to be a very special session. We’ll be welcoming our first ever international artist to the coffee shop this Friday 8th July 7-11pm at Boston Tea Party, Cheltenham Road.

HEADLINERS: PSEUDO SLANG + A CAT CALLED FRITZ 

We are beyond hyped to be hosting the UK leg of Pseudo slang & A Cat Called Fritz #LongRoadTour. Pseudo is a Chicago-based Jazz-Esque Hip Hop MC with a vinyl-focused catalogue spanning 20+ years. With releases on the legendary fatbeats, subbombin + more, it’s only right he check out wats’appenin in Bristol – the music capital of the UK.

At the turn of the first decade of 2000, a stray cat from the Parisian suburbs named Fritz came to skin the bling of the time by imposing his claw on the scene of international indie rap. With multiple EP’s on 7’ in an ultra-efficient jazzy manifesto, the beatmaker earned his stripes with absolute class and insolence.

HOSK PRESENTS + VERY, VERY SPECIAL GUESTS 

No lie, you’ve probably bopped to one of his tunes. HOSK has produced music for some of the coldest in UK Hip Hop – Sean Peng, Grim Sickers, Big Raii, People without Shoes… the list goes on. He’ll be blessing the coffee shop and bringing through Bristol lyrical dons; Sean Peng (Creatures of Habit), Sylla & Yung Toro (VRBL Records) and Matey Boy (OR Recordings).

HOSTING DUTIES: VICE BEATS 

If you came to our last event, you’ll remember the absolute vibes that Vice beats brought. A man with credentials ALMOST as big as Hip Hop; Producer, podcast host, educator, composer, his long term involvement in the ever dope Wordplay Magazine and sneaker collector… Vicebeats continuously pushes the culture forward.

DEBUT PERFORMANCE: Kemikali 

Is he a DJ? Is he an MC? Is he a producer? All of that, and more. Kemikali a.k.a Kali Kush comes equipped to the dance with a bag full’a tricks and a whole heap’a lyrics. Residing in Bristol and steadily honing the one-man-band swag; Kemikali will be performing tracks from his forthcoming debut mixtape.

OPEN MIC DJ: BOYCE 

Experience the funky flavours of the Caravan Collective head honcho himself. Plugging directly into the decks, Boyce will be on open mic duties spinning a mixture of his own productions and absolute classics. Bring your bars, make your case.

Images: Hip Hop Coffee Shop