DATE: Friday 7th June
TIME: 11pm – 4am
LOCATION: The Hub, 9 Bath St, Plymouth, PL1 3LT
YO! MTV Raps: Plymouth is a one-off special live event show that celebrates unique style and sound, and reminds the rest of the world why Great Britain is currently leading the way when it comes to creativity in rap and hip-hop music today. The event will be filmed in Plymouth’s unique venue The Hub on Friday 7th June and will bring the UK’s finest together to perform, support and celebrate one another.
Ghetts and Ms Banks will be performing, more acts to be announced soon!
Ghetts is a rapper who came through in the first wave of grime, and has consistently earned the undying respect of his peers and hardcore fans – but who has also exhibited strategic brilliance and hard graft throughout his career, relying consistently on wit and talent over the vagaries of fashion, bringing him to a point today where he is not only making some of the best music of his life, but personally is in a position of acceptance and acute self-knowledge. All of which is expressed in GGospel: a record that has lost none of the darkness or ferocious competitiveness of grassroots grime, but at the same time is able to be full of complexity, finesse and wisdom.
On her breakout work ‘The Coldest Winter Ever’, Ms Banks exhibited it all: her dangerous triplet flow on opener ‘R.I.P.’ making way for the breezy dancehall number ‘Day Ones’, an ode to the friends and family who’ve been by her side since the beginning. After five years in the business, her steady rather than knee-jerk ascent to rap domination is something she’s grateful for (“I know what I stand for now”), and she credits those around her for helping her keep it real.
Snoochie Shy will be hosting YO! MTV Raps!
Described as a new gen style icon, 25-year old South Londoner Snoochie Shy is a TV and radio broadcaster, model, brand ambassador and well-respected DJ.
The last 12 months have seen Shy’s star ascending – she has secured a regular slot on BBC Radio 1Xtra and become the co-host of the rebooted iconic music show YO! MTV Raps. In June it was announced Shy will present a specialist music show on Mondays from 1-3am from January 2019.