THE full programme for Scotland’s first ever hip hop and grime showcase, HANG, has today been unveiled.
Taking place both online and live at SWG3 in Glasgow on July 31st, HANG (Hip-Hop Aimed Networking with Grime) aims to empower members of Scotland’s thriving hip hop and grime communities and “celebrate the diversity of voices reflecting the country in the 21st century.”
The all-day educational and cultural programme will feature key speakers Tiffany Claver (BBC Radio 1 Extra’s Rap Show), SAY winner Nova, Aberdeen MC Ransom FA and Orwell Prize winner Darren McGarvey. Joining them will be experts and figures from across the Scottish music industry, and wider community including Vic Galloway, Bemz, Jill Brown and many more.
Speaking about the event, Darren McGarvey said, “HANG presents one of the first opportunities for artists from different generations, social backgrounds and genres to come together and share in a collective experience. Hip hop culture in Scotland is well developed but not well integrated. This leaves many artists feeling they exist on the outside and that the action is all happening somewhere else. HANG, in my view, could be a way to smash this perception, by supporting people to realise the truth – together we are stronger.”
Founder of Conviction Records, Jill Brown, said “I set up my label at the end of last year after leading songwriting workshops for young men in Glasgow’s Barlinnie Prison. Hip hop culture, and its many musical forms, plays a crucial lives of many of those on the margins of society in Scotland and this event recognises this. You can’t underestimate the power of giving people a voice.”
Two artists will be invited to perform sets at HANG 2021. Artists wanting to be considered, can submit a link to two tracks to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 18th June 5pm.
Tickets are available NOW.
View the full programme here.