Going down in history…UK Hip Hop exhibit
This is right up our street: an exhibition that looks at how hip hop developed in the UK, from the beginning until now. If you’re in Manchester or visiting England, check this out at the Urbis and find out how British MCs, DJs, graff artists became independent from the US and developed their own movement. The exhibition includes contributions from vinyl veterans such as Snowboy. Among other artists featured in the exhibition are Krispy, Rodney P & Skitz, Fallacy, DJ Woody, Benji Reid and Seek. The best thing about it: it’s absolutely free, no dollars, pounds or euros involved!!
The exhibit was put together in collaboration with hip hop writer James McNally and musician Kid Acne. A spokesman for Urbis said: “‘Home Grown’ will showcase never before seen photography from the personal collections of DJ Milo (The Wild Bunch) and DJ 279; rare film footage sourced directly from Malcolm McLaren and cult documentary director Dick Fontaine; and exclusive documentation from seminal early hip-hop clubs like Spats and the Language Lab, right through to influential latter day spots such as Deal Real record store. It also will include rare – and sometimes unique – audio, flyers, posters, clothing and unseen photographs from the private collections of artists, promoters, producers, dancers and photographers.”
Exhibition starts on October 15th and will run every day until March 2010.