Sat, 02 Dec|
Ill Literate (The Scribes) / Codewalkers - Free Entry
Time & Location
02 Dec 2023, 19:30 – 22:30
Newport, 14 High St, Newport NP20 1FW, UK
About the event
Born and raised in Bristol, rapper/producer Ill Literate has performed across Europe as one of half of multi-award winning hip hop act The Scribes (Stimulus Management). Known for critically acclaimed live performances full of energy, beatboxing, crowd participation and off the cuff freestyling, the group have become festival favourites throughout the UK, regularly gracing the stage at Glastonbury, Electric Picnic, Isle Of Wight, Latitude, Wilderness, Boomtown Fair, Urban In Ibiza and many more.
As a solo artist, Ill Literate became the first UK act to sign with US label Kamikazi Airlines, co-owned by Dizzy Dustin of legendary hip hop act Ugly Duckling, releasing ""The Scribes Present Ill Literature"" LP worldwide to critical acclaim.
This success led to a sponsorship deal with ethical clothing company THTC alongside huge names like Ed Sheeran and Foreign Beggars, before being followed up with a second solo release, the apocalyptic hip hopera “Mr Teatime & The End Of The World” on Reel Me Records.
Introducing alter-ego “Mr Teatime”, the genre-defying EP formed one continuous narrative across 7 tracks, telling the tale of mankind’s sole survivor struggling to continue in a world destroyed by robots gone haywire.
During the 2021 Covid lockdowns Ill Literate joined forces with The Get Down Records and Icelandic producer J-Boom for the limited 7” clear vinyl “Stir Crazy/Haunted House Party”, featuring the return of “Mr Teatime” and described by FaultlineSocial.com as “England’s finest modern hip hop”.
In 2022 The Scribes signed with international agency Stimulus Management joining an incredible roster including Snoop Dogg, Nas, Wu Tang, DJ Premier, Redman, and Busta Rhymes before embarking on an 85 date tour.
Last year also saw the launch of Ill Literate’s most recent solo project, “The Journey” EP produced by Risk1 Beats, an intimate 4 track allegory exploring the artist’s voyage of self-rediscovery after the break up of a long term relationship.
Lead single “The Shipwreck” signed to California based record label Stay Free Recordings for a limited edition 7” picture vinyl release alongside a gorgeous music video filmed on board the SS Great Britain.
2023 will see Ill Literate embark on a series of solo performances around the UK, combining his conceptual, story-driven solo work with the high energy hip hop and flawless freestyling associated with both himself and The Scribes, resulting in a live show unlike any other on the scene to day that really should not be missed.
This is a free entry event. Entry will be permitted on a first come first serve basis. Get down early to ensure entry!
Saturday the 2nd of December 2023
Ill Literate + Codewalkers Le Pub, Newport Free Entry / 7.30 / 16+