Project, Showcase & Documentary

The LC Hip-Hop History Project


Our LC Hip-Hop History Project consisted of 4 weeks of workshops in the art forms: Graffiti, MCing, Dance, Food & DJing/ Turntablism.

These workshops allowed young people to explore the vibrant heritage of Black Arts in Highfields Leicester, which started from the 80s onwards. Young people learnt about the different art forms that contributed to Hip-Hop culture and shaped it into what it is today.

They were taught by specialists who were physically involved in the early Hip-Hop scene, and are experts in their fields.

Arts Specialists include:  DJ KMS, Shaun Bailey, Craeski, Jenny James, Caper, Peter Cuvala,
DJ Kid J, Bhav Solanki

We celebrated the end of this project on Thursday 14th October by premiering our LC Hip-Hop History documentary at 2Funky Music Café, as part of Black History Month.

This documentary featured interviews with both the specialists and participants that took part in this project and spoke about Leicester’s Hip-Hop scene.

The turnout for this event was really great and also featured live performances from Craeski, SLY & ESTAR, VIAL, a DJ set from KMS, breakdancing and free food from GMA’s Kitchen. Hosted by The Orator.

A massive thank you to everyone who supported this project and to all the young people/ specialists that were involved.

This project is funded by heritage fund.