Derby Hip Hop Interviews…

20170524_18394230 Years of Derby Hip Hop History…

Young people from Pear Tree Youth Club in Derby have worked with support Young people with film camerafrom East Midlands Oral History Archive and Front Row Films to create a documentary about Derby hip hop. Read their training notes from East Midlands Oral History Archive. Interviews have been collected with people from Derby hip hop past and present covering 30 years of hip hop in the city….

BFG.
BFG talks about growing up in Hackney (London) surrounded by hip hop culture and how he came to Derby as a club manager and DJ and was pleased when he found Derby had a hip hop scene – particularly the ‘Off the Hook’ Derby collective…

Baby J.
Baby J talks about growing up in Derby, how he got into hip hop, mixing and producing at home while he was unemployed, difference in production techniques, making mix tapes and his break with Wu Tang Clan…

Daz The Graff Man.
Daz talks about growing up in Derby in the 1980s, where he saw his first piece of graffiti art, influences from America, and Derby hip hop nights…

Skinny Man.
Skinny Man talks about the different hip hop elements, how he started rapping as a young boy in London, performing in Derby, and bringing a bus load of supporters to have a battle with Derby MCs…

Kyalo.
Kyalo talks about Derby crews, going to Derby nights, and the ‘Off The Hook’ Derby collective…

JD.
JD talks about growing up in Derby in the 1990s, how he became an MC, making music before the internet, and how he uses hip hop as a youth worker to engage young people…

Eyez.
Eyez talks about early influences, his journey as a grime MC in Derby, the links between grime and hip hop, and advice for up and coming artists…

 

 

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