* LIMITED RE-RELEASE OF 50 TICKETS FOR THIS SHOW AT £5 LIVE 22/3/2018 AT 6PM*
Black The Ripper's rise to stardom saw him pushing pressure onto the UK government via social media for the legalization of Cannabis; following which we've seen him respected nationwide for his highly relevant lyrics in projects such as 'In Dank We Trust' & 'D.O.E or Die' released all independently through his record label 'Dank of England Records'. With 'D.O.E or Die Vol. 1' reaching No.1 for UK Hip Hop and No.3 across all genres in the iTunes Pre-Order charts. Featuring heavily in his works are Iron Barz & Stoner, who will be performing on set for us as a 'Dank of England' showcase in Manchester Academy 1.
D.O.E Merchandise pop up shops across the nation have seen great success, and with the significant lack of live shows performed it's assured for fans of the Black The Ripper and his crew, this exclusive showcase will be the first of its kind in the North West and one of the only chances to see live performances of previous works and the forthcoming 'D.O.E or Die Vol.2' release.
Free Wize Men are a rap trio from Manchester whose music transcends their early Hip Hop releases to delve into Dub, Jazz and Grime. Consisting of Afro Sam, Blind Mic and KIVA; the trio is a tightly knit group, fusing performance, production and composition skills alongside their enlightened and relatable lyrics. Since the release of their 2015 debut EP ‘Free Wizdom’, Free Wize Men have performed at Boomtown, Beatherder and Outlook festivals, plus supporting huge names in hip-hop such as Pharoahe Monch, KRS-One, Talib Kweli & Souls of Mischief. Free Wize Men dedicate themselves to creating new material and perfecting the intricacies of their high-energy live show. Previous collaborations include the talents of Chimpo and Leaf Dog, their new material explores a deeper fusion of modern hip-hop, mixing elements of boom-bap with trap, a pinch of grime and catchy vocal hooks to create a new age sound.