STIG OF THE DUMP
CHALK - BRIGHTON
SATURDAY 17th JULY
6pm - 10pm
Born Alex Holland in Leeds, Skinnyman is one of the few British emcees that needs almost no introduction. Moving as a kid to Finsbury Park, North London, Skinny found a melting pot of cultures suddenly on his doorstep and immersed himself in the musical culture of reggae and dancehall. Highly influenced by Leroy, Chas and fast tongue-talking Papa San, he was introduced to rap at a very early age. While watching the first rappers such as Electro Ascension, Wiggy Wiggy, Grandmaster, Melle Mel and Furious Five, he immediately realized he had been built for that.
When he was about 7, he had to do a school play and decided to write his own script for his part. He built himself a Rubik”s cube, put on a Rubik”s cube costume and did a rap about the Rubik”s cube and the mathematical structures of it. That was the first time he was onstage doing a rap.
Darren Kandler, also known as Ricochet Klashnekoff or just Klashnekoff (pronounced K-Lash-Nek-Off), is a British rapper who was born in Hornsey, North London, and later moved to Hackney, East London. He was the founding member of the Terra Firma Crew along side Skriblah, D.Ablo, Diamond Ruff and Smasher (www.last.fm/music/Terra+Firma). Klashnekoff is one of the freshest talents on the UK Hip Hop scene at the moment and is on his way to the top of the game. He is currently working hard on his own album and The debut Terrafirma Album (following the critically acclaimed mix tape THE FOUNDATION) both of which will be released in 2009.
Steve Dixon better known by his stage name Stig of the Dump, is an Englishrapper from Newcastle upon Tyne, who built a reputation as a battle rapper in London. He lived in Spain for many years but has now returned to the United Kingdom.
Stig's first major release was The Homeless Microphonist EP in 2006, followed by the Braindead 12", which featured RA the Rugged Man. He released his first full-length album, Mood Swings, in 2010. He is signed to Lewis Recordings.
Stig is a regular on the battle-rap circuits; his titles so far include two World End of the Weak Challenge Champion of Champions, two UK End of the Weak Challenge Champion, UK Battlescars Champion and Jump Off Tag Team Champion. He also gained notoriety for his impromptu battle with Asher D, at the film premiere of Life and Lyrics in 2006.
PLUS CEEZLIN + DYSFUNCTION + DJ PANIC MAN