FRESH: Hip hop open mic night at Bar 1:22
Jul 8 2009 By Katie Campling
A HIP HOP night that celebrates 'grass roots' musical talent is back in Huddersfield.
The aptly-named Grass Roots will come to Bar 1:22 on Friday night (July 10).
The night is an open mic affair, with MCs battling to prove to the crowd who has the best skills, plus live PAs from local artists and more established national names including J Simple and Konny Kon. Huddersfield-born rapper Asaviour will make an appearance, along with Gen and Jack Flash, who is also organising the event.
It will be the first Grass Roots since November 2008 and Jack says the ethos is very much the same: "The idea is to promote a hiphop scene in the north of england, particularly Huddersfield through a well organised, diverse, high energy, party driven night. It works as a meeting point for all the hiphop heads in the Huddersfield scene to socialise, network and perform, and a great place for fans to come meet people and enjoy the show."
The night will be hosted by Jack Flash's musical partner in crime Thabo, who is part of the jazz/ soul/ hip hop collective Extra Curricular. To add to the entertainment, there will be B-Boy dance showcases throughout the night.
Doors open at 9pm, £3 before 11, £5 afterwards.