Wednesday 10 December 2008

Ill Bill, Zion I, Stig and Syntax gig at Jamm, Brixton.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008
261 Brixton Road, Brixton. Click here for Map
Doors at 7pm.
£12.50 advance from

ILL BILL (Non Phixion / La Coka Nostra) featuring BIG LEFT (La Coka Nostra) + DJ ILLEGAL (Snowgoons)
ZION I (Hailing from California USA - First ever UK Show!)

An eclectic line up featuring the cream of US underground hiphop and the UK’s best up and comers. Brooklyn to The Bay and back to Brixton!

Ill Bill is a Brooklyn hiphop legend who has worked with everyone from DJ Premier to Bad Brains, MF Doom to Slayer; a fierce MC with an intellect to match. After solidifying his big dog status on the underground with his former group Non Phixion’s classic The Future is Now, Bill has since been grinding out solo projects (incl. 2008’s amazing The Hour of Reprisal) that showcase his intricate flows and subject matter that falls somewhere between the best socio-political efforts of the 90’s and his brother Necro’s psychosis fuelled violence and bongo flick narratives . The self proclaimed ‘2011 Melle Mel’ is also one of the founders of La Coka Nostra and on this night is joined by mic bludgeoner Big Left also from the aforementioned supergroup (also includes House of Pain and others).

Zion I hail from Oakland CA and in the tradition of the Bay Area, a microcosm of any and every kind of hiphop, they’re very much in their own lane. Bringing sunshine to a cold Brixton, they make the kind of music that reminds you why you fell in love with hiphop; Jamm is honoured to be hosting their first UK show! The duo of MC Zumbi and producer Amplive are about to drop their 6th album (The Takeover) including a fonky collab with the UK’s own Jamie Lidell and the 808 slap of single Juicy Juice, already rattling trunks worldwide. NOT BE MISSED!

Stig & Syntax aka Fatty and Speccy - the Beer & Rap bombers have gotten themselves a rep for smashing live shows, parlaying a wicked sense of humour through ricockulous flows and takin’ no shorts. Who said hiphop from the UK isn’t fun?

Jack Flash is an End of the Weak alum whose star has been on the rise in 2008. After guesting on projects by Jehst and DJ IQ among others, his debut album The Union Jack dropped this year to critical acclaim.

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