‘Hip-Hop Hoora-a-ay… Go-o-o-o!!’
Right. This. Very. Minute!
Laura Mvula has opened the Glasgow get-together with inimitable, idiosyncratic, audiovisual aplomb, Craig David’s just won the award for Best Male (chapeau!)…and (having given the night-shift a go!), congenial Kiss FM DJ-duo, Melvin (Odoom) and Rickie (Haywood-Williams) are event hype-men, introducing the whole soirée (and cutting a rather fine dash) in traditional Scottish finery… and yes, we are talking tartan and kilts…the whole nine yards!
It’s also MOBO-time at BFI Southbank as, in association with Sonic Cinema, the film strand of the aforementioned music awards organisation, presents a special weekender, namely, ‘Set It Off: The Birth of Hip-Hop Stardom’…and it’s in full swing… Yes, you’ve guessed it…
So, if discovering when and where the crossover of hip-hop ‘triple threats’ began to take definitive cinematic root, you feel like ‘gittin’ funky’ and breakin’ out your best ‘Kid-n-Play’ (high-top fade not necessarily required…but, all good, if you already have one!)…or both, then get-on-down to London’s Southbank… (You know the drill)…
Right… Now…! ¡Ahora mismo…! Maintenant…!
Tonight, scintillating DJ Sets, will be provided by ‘Spin Doctor’, ‘Mo Fingaz’ and ‘Russ Ryan’ of ‘Doctors Orders’ collective, whilst tomorrow’s wheels-of-steel-whizzkids will be the ‘Work It’ crew. All happens in the fantastic ‘Benugo Bar and Kitchen’ until 1-in-the-a.m. so there’ll be plenty of time to make the most of the ‘joint Hip-Hop Weekender ticket offer’, take in some major movies (including ‘Friday’, ‘Juice’, ‘New jack City’, ‘House Party’) and/ or bust some major moves!
Whatever you do, enjoy every moment!
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Event Schedule/ Tickets:-
‘Set It Off: The Birth of Hip-Hop Stardom’ can be found at BFI Black Star!