I Live Hip Hop Summer Residency with US MC and educator Jahi

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19 July 2017

Brighter Sound is delighted to present I Live Hip Hop Summer Residency – a week-long free summer residency of workshops with special guest artist, US MC and educator Jahi. For anyone aged 14 – 20 who has a passion for hip-hop, grime and popular music.


I Live Hip Hop Summer Residency is delivered by Brighter Sound and powered by Urban Development’s national initiative to support talent development in new styles of music.  It will take place from Mon 7 – Fri 11 August at Band on the Wall (25 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JZ).

The week is a chance to meet and collaborate with like-minded, talented young artists and musicians, and work with industry professionals in music production, vocals and studio recording, including US MC and educator Jahi.


Oakland rapper Jahi is frontman of PE 2.0, the next generation of iconic New York rap group Public Enemy. Jahi first met Public Enemy legend Chuck D after performing at The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1999, kick-starting a friendship and music collaboration which saw him join Public Enemy’s 20th Anniversary Tour as MC and led to the formation of PE 2.0 in 2014. Jahi has released numerous underground solo projects, toured with the likes of Jay-Z, Black Eyed Peas, Blackalicious, The Roots and Mary J Blige, and enjoys a successful career as a educator and programme manager.


Working with a team of established producers, lyricists, MCs and musicians, you will write and record trackscollaborate with other creatives, and build on skills and repertoire. You will also be given the opportunity to work towards and receive a nationally recognised Arts Award accreditation at the end of the week.


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You can also download the application form here in order to prepare you answers before submitting online. You may apply by phone or by post if submitting online presents any barriers to you. Please phone 0161 830 3899 during office hours, or post a completed application to Brighter Sound, 29 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JZ.


I Live Hip Hop Summer Residency is free and open to 14-20’s*.



*If you are aged over 20 and are interested in getting involved in this residency, please get in touch.


I Live Hip Hop is Brighter Sound’s strand for young and emerging hip hop, grime and MOBO musicians, MCs, singers and producers that launched in March 2016 at The Wonder Inn with Kendrick Lamar.


The summer residency is powered by Urban Development in association with Youth MusicArts Council EnglandMyHub and Manchester City Council.

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