Lowkey is coming to Manchester on the 21st of November, organized by the hip-hop society of Manchester Uni. ‘Soundtrack to the Struggle’, if you haven’t heard it, is fantastic. You can read my preview of the show and introduction to Lowkey in the Manchester Mule here:
“Lowkey is a rising star in UK hip-hop, an achievement all the more remarkable due to his refusal to pander and the lack of mainstream support. He rejects the label ‘conscious hip-hop’, but whatever you want to call it his rhymes confront political issues and dismiss the music industry.
His audience is large and still growing, with YouTube videos that clock in over one million hits and a top five debut in iTunes hip-hop album chart in the UK, US and Canada for Soundtrack, despite no backing from any major label. This pays homage not only to years of relentless touring and sheer word of mouth, but the hunger for serious content among hip-hop fans….”
And so on. Get your tickets here.