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, Ms Banks and Young T & Bugsey will be performing, and Snoochie Shy will be hosting!
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.
Since first meeting aged 15, the Nottingham duo, Young T & Bugsey quickly found themselves to be on the same level musically, and set out to cause a storm in the music scene. With some of the biggest names in the UK grime and rap scene already behind them, including support from Stormzy, the pair have already cemented themselves as a force to be reckoned with. After the breakout singles which included ‘No Mickey Mouse Ting’ and ‘4×4’, the pair joined forces with Fredo on the silver selling record ‘Ay Carabma’, before releasing the infectious ‘En Route’. Their latest track ‘Living Gravy’ featuring Not3s is the perfect combination of the duo’s skippy rap verses and melodic chorus to create another underground smash. After being shortlisted for MTV PUSH: One’s To Watch 2019, and selling out their two headline shows last year, Young T & Bugesy have already had a huge start to 2019, and sure to bring their high-energy show to Plymouth!