The ‘Case of Arabic Hip-Hop’ now in its 6th edition, is a event series dedicated to showcase some of the Arab world’s finest underground hip-hop artists, producers and DJs.
الراس El Rass - The Head
Rapper and producer from Tripoli, Lebanon, chose this name (The Head) for himself back in 2011 when he started using new internet platforms to revive a decade old practice of rap as an act of thought, rhythm, and language. Incorporating a journalistic background and a multicultural upbringing into his music, his lyrics were constantly metamorphosing to explore the possibilities of the Arabic language.
His repertoire now includes almost 200 tracks and 4 albums, as well as dozens of of live performances around the Arab world and Europe. El Rass’ upcoming 2018 release of his newest project is the first of his albums to be completely written, performed, produced, and engineered by him. As part of his London debut, he will be performing select tracks from this new album, interlaced with known classics from his repertoire.
Missy Ness - مسي ناس
Missy Ness is a stellar DJ with an insatiable musical curiosity. Living between Paris and Tunis she started turntabling at the age of 16. Emerging as the first female DJ in Tunisia, she has become renowned as one of the pillars of its underground and alternative scene. Her music, intimately related to the urban cultures and movements of the Maghreb and Middle East, always proves to be as meticulously researched as it is impeccably performed.
This event is 16+ (w/ guardian).
Rich Mix is wheelchair accessible.