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The Comedy of Errors

Kold Chillin' Talk Hip Hop Events at Rough Trade Nottingham

27 April 17 interview: LeftLion

The legendary hip hop promoters fill us in on their events...

Your name:

Hip hop

Venues you do stuff at:
Rough Trade

Who else helps you run the nights:
There are three core members: DJ Archive, Hurst and myself. Continued help comes from Kyle at Rough Trade and Keith Lawrence (Mi-Soul/Dub Organiser).

Ten words that sum up the events you put on:
Tru Skool Hip Hop From The Bronx to the Bay

Describe the average punter at your nights:
We have a solid fan base of hip hop heads and connoisseurs, however our move from The Old Angel to Rough Trade has opened up our sound to a wider audience. I like to think that we encourage anyone who is into good music and in the mood to shake a leg to pass through.

Which local act has gone down best with your crowd and why?
That’s a hard one to call. Since we’ve started up at Rough Trade we’ve not had guests pass through like we did at The Angel. However, if I had to call it I would give a shout to the P Brothers, Styly Cee and Detail, true Notts legends who have not only played but have supported the night throughout the years.

Which non-local act would you bring back again?
For me that’s an easy one, Masta Ace. He absolutely tore the roof off when he played a live show for us. We sold the venue out and he was a top class showman.

If you could get a celebrity compere who would you choose and why?
That's a tricky one. I'd have to go for a hip hop favorite and choose Biz Markie, on the simple fact that no one beats the Biz or his onesie collection.

Which booze sells best at your events?
All booze sells well, but the main tipple of choice is a fine rum and ginger, Red Stripe or a pint courtesy of the Crate Brewery.

Tell us a crazy story that has happened at your events…
We have had a lot in our five years. However, Montana Shops 8th Birthday Jam was off the scale. I remember looking up from the turntables, a circle had formed and people were just throwing down, like an impromptu breakdancing jam. It was dope. There were people dancing on the tables, the whole nine. That night went off.

If you weren’t a promoter what would you have ended up doing?
Having a quiet life with no stress.

What other events in Nottingham do you love?
I have to give a shout out to Gallery Sounds, Truth and Lies (Karnival), Mimm, Soul Buggin’ and, of course, the Nottingham hip hop community of Gangster Wraps, NG83 and CSWS.

What have you got coming up?
The next event is in April when we return for my birthday jam! We already have a special guest lined up and it's gonna be a dope session, full of classic hip hop and block party breaks. 

Kold Chillin’, Rough Trade, Saturday 29 April, 7pm, free.

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