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Celebrating 5 years of keeping hip hop culture alive in Northamptonshire
Featuring Battles, Stalls, Performances & showcases.

Saturday 20th January 12- 8 pm @ the Roadmender 1 ladys lane, Northampton NN1 3AH

BTS Battles
Solo Bboy / Bgirl Battle – Clothes Cash Prize

Crew Battle (8 persons max) Cash prize

Fresh off the block battle in association with the British Breaking League
Under 12 solo Bboy / Bgirl Battle
12- 16 solo Bboy / Bgirl Battle

Toprock cypher Presented by Boom Bap And Breaks

Foggy: Battle Katz
Dr Gabs: Soul Mavericks
Nick P: Floorless Forms

Hosted By Swifty



Live Dj’s Khan Fu
Dj stance

Door Tax
£4 Battling
£5 Spectators
£2 Fresh off the block competitors With BBL Membership

For More info contact



Source: Break the shire 5th anniversary!

d2d543b731874652ff8fff997ee9d460ba40767c_gallery_anthonyamao_09Anthony Shintai Amao’s 10 stunning portraits of his fellow Breakers celebrates both Birmingham’s oft-neglected Breakin’ scene, and the work Break Mission do for the city’s needy.

See the 10 images that helped Break Mission earn £10,000 funding for yourself, in this stunning Living Gallery.

  • TIMES – 17 January at 9:00 to 21 January at 20:00

    Bullring, B5 4BU Birmingham, United Kingdom

    Come back throughout the week for live Breakin’ performances.
8dbe52b24dc2e97b63d84e38153c1c59615e282e_gallery_anthonyamao_03Reveal the Real You. Prove the Power of Photography

Our passions define who we are. So Huawei and Dazed asked some of today’s most creative up-and-coming photographers to celebrate the communities that reveal their true selves using the Huawei P10; a dual lens camera phone built on the century-long legacy of Leica, the original street photography pioneers.

From a shortlist of twenty powerful entries, judges from Leica Galleries International and Arts Impact Fund selected just three overall winners. Each received £10,000 for their community, but only one walked away with a Living Gallery of their work: Anthony Shintai Amao, with his impressive celebration of Birmingham’s Break Mission.

Reveal The Real You. Prove the Power of Photography.

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Step through the portal for a party of which the likes you’ve never seen, never even imagined Morty!

The Unspeakable is back with a schwifty spin on our space theme for a night as **burp** delicious as McDonald’s 1998 Szechuan Sauce.

Expect aliens, astronauts, rockets, balloons, ,all with a galactic twist and a live artist illustrating your favourite mad scientist grandpa/grandson combo


Unpronounceable (The Unspeakable/MOHO)
Silence (The Unspeakable/Feel The Vibe)
Chakra Man (The Unspeakable)

Music ranging from: Future Beats/Hip-Hop/R&B/Trap/Grime/UKG/House/Disco/Oldschool Bangers

Rowz x Tan

Venue: Lab11 Digbeth

Lab11 provides a raw underground feel with an electric atmosphere to keep Birmingham’s music scene alive. Home to brands such as TRMNL / MAGIC DOOR / GLAS / THE ACID EXPERIMENT / MASK / FOLIEÈ / WAX ON WAX OFF & RECENT EDITION… THE UNSPEAKABLE!

18+ ID Required
£3 Limited Early Birds!
£7 On The Door Before 1am (£10 After)

Expect music from a range of big artists like: Biggie, Aaliyah, Kaytranada, A$AP MOB, Kano, Artful Dodger, Busta Rhymes, Nelly, Goldlink, Post Malone, Anderson. Paak, Skepta, Ms. Dynamite, Earth, Wind & Fire, Childish Gambino, Daniel Ceaser, Big Sean, Chance The Rapper, Monte Booker, Migos, Travis Scott, Miguel, Sango, 50 Cent, Playboi Carti, IAMDDB, Kendrick Lamar, ROMderful., J. Cole, Giggs, Chris Brown, Mick Jenkins, Wu-Tang, Lil Uzi Vert, Isaiah Rashad, j.robb, Flatbush Zombies, Schoolboy Q, Joey Bada$$, The Streets, Rejjie Snow, Smino, J Dilla, Missy Elliot, Timbaland, N*E*R*D, Mr Carmack, Jay-Z, Kanye West, J Dilla, Frank Ocean, The Internet, Snoop Dogg, Nas, YG, Rich The Kid, Ludacris, and more!

Feel The Vibe is back once again! Bringing you the best in QUALITY Hip Hop from the UK and abroad and local talent from Birmingham City!

(AFROPUNK / Jazz re:freshed / Big Dada / BBE Music / Tru Thoughts)

Ben Chijioke aka Ty is one of UK Black music’s true innovators and popularisers. His debut recording was on one of I.G. Culture’s legendary One Drop Inter Outer albums. He has worked with the likes of Tony Allen, Terri Walker, Natasha Williams, Afro Reggae and Estelle and has featured on more albums and singles than could easily be listed. He has been invited to share the mic with luminaries such as Talib Kweli, De La Soul and Platinum Pied Pipers. He has been namechecked by Lily Allen and has performed with Damon Albarn. He has been nominated for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize, has won numerous Hip Hop Awards, has even presented awards at the Nigerian Music Awards in Lagos. He has taken his vision of hip hop culture into prisons and schools and has acted as a spokesman for his musical culture in the studios of Newsnight. His three albums for Big Dada were “Awkward” (2001), “Upwards” (2003) and “Closer” (2006). He has since released a fourth album, “Special Kind Of Fool” with BBE.


Percy Filth
(EATGOOD Records)

Hailing from Birmingham, He uses a mix of Ableton with a midi keyboard/controller and a Launchpad. Has appeared on the Louis Den Beat Cipher and numerous shows around the UK



Seven2smoke was created in 2002 by Got Skillz Crew Rotterdam.

8 solo dancers, 1 round each
Time Limit: 20 minutes


Haybay Kicks Goodies

more to be announced

(UK B-Boy Championships / Break Mission / Feel The Vibe)

DJ Silence (Open Circles Arts & Entertainment / Break Mission / Sneaker Hawks / The Unspeakable / Boombaptizm)

HOST: FOOTLOOSE (Break Mission / B-Side Hip-Hop Festival)

Duracell Razvan
Tanya Anderson
Jazzie Kidink Mattis

If we have over eight dancers entering we may consider a preliminary showcase round. Music will be predominantly Hip Hop.

Sign up NOW if you think you got the moves and style to win!


Source: Feel The Vibe with TY & PERCY FILTH + All Style Seven2Smoke


YEAH PEOPLE!!! This is a HOT one! We’re having a mini festival down at the Hawker Yard this bank holiday. Soooo much live music, So much food and the people creating such a good atmosphere there will be no need to go London or anywhere!


First up we have Feel The Vibe on the Friday with Special guests from London, two UK Hip Hop greats Blak Twang & DJ Mr Thing!!


Next on the Saturday we bring forth the launch of Sneaker Hawks.

Sneaker Hawks is Birminghams newest Vintage, Kicks and Urban clothes event and we are looking to make our lauch a big one, so come along and check us out and get your hands on some of the freshest garms around from local and UK wide companies!!



Sunday we have The hypebeasts Hypnotic Brass Ensemble all the way from New York!! Blessing the the yard for the first time but not their first time in the city. It’s going to be a great street party with all the flavors of the Americas.






Source: Hawker Yard – Home