The Thekla Archives: 2016

Lowkey, DHP Presents: Lowkey

  • Friday 16th September 2016
  • Supported by: Awate, Crazy Hayes

LOWKEY

Lowkey

With his own unique take on racism, war, and global political issues, rapper and activist (and member of several supergroups) Lowkey has emerged as one of the British hip-hop scene's most outspoken artists. Born Kareem Dennis in London in 1986 to an Iraqi mother and English father, he first started rapping at the age of 12 and, after competing at various open-mike sessions on Carnaby Street, won an MC battle to earn the name of Lowkey. Despite generating buzz with his 2003 Key to the Game mixtape, a stint in rap collective Poisonous Poets, and support slots with Canibus, Dead Prez, and Immortal Technique, he took a hiatus from the music industry for several years before returning in 2009 with his firstalbum, Dear Listener. During the same year, he also teamed up with Reverend and the Makers frontman Jon McClure, Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders and ex-bassist Andy Nicholson, and Babyshambles bassist Drew McConnell to form the group Mongrel, who released their debut LP, Better Than Heavy, through the Independent newspaper. Following several humanitarian aid missions in Palestine and various charity projects, he released his sophomore outing, Soundtrack to the Struggle, in 2011. 

Support from:

AWATE
www.facebook.com/awatemusic

CRAZY HAYES

FRIDAY 16 SEPTEMBER

THEKLA BRISTOL
The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB
Doors 7pm
Ages 14+

Advance tickets available from:
www.alt-tickets.co.uk
www.gigantic.com
www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

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