By Tom Purves
The University of Manchester Hip Hop Society is a fresh new society that has big things planned for the upcoming academic year. If you’re a fan of any aspect of hip hop then this is the society for you… and if not then join and see why you should be!
This year the society will be running the biggest and best nights Manchester has ever seen with live MC’s, beatboxing, breakdancers and the hottest hip hop tracks from our incredible DJ’s! So far our successes include a fortnightly club night at Roam (formerly Saki Bar) on Fridays and with Jaguar Skills at Sankeys.
Want to get involved with the society more than simply enjoying the amazing hip hop club nights? Come down to our workshops where we will be providing tutorials in everything from production, rapping, beatboxing, dancing and graffiti. The first of these will be the regular breakdancing workshop which will start after reading week in the students union. Guys and girls of all skill levels are encouraged to learn or perfect what is guaranteed to be an amazing party trick. Exact event details will be posted on the Facebook group page.
The Society is also aiming to bring the hottest new hip hop artists to perform in Manchester. We are starting with the unbelievably talented underground artist, Lowkey (who has worked with immortal Technique and the Dead Prez). He is coming to Manchester Academy 2 in association with the University of Manchester Hip Hop Society on the 21st November. This is the tour for his brand new second album “Soundtrack to the Struggle”. Tickets are available direct from us (07763274501/BBM – 21E9F8D3) or online (skiddle.com). Tickets are selling fast so buy soon for this must-see event.
For up to date information or just to find out what we are about join the Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/hiphopsocietymanchester/