FRIDAY 9TH NOVEMBER
RICH MIX LONDON
The ‘Case of Arabic Hip-Hop’ is an event series dedicated to showcasing some of the Arab world’s finest underground hip-hop artists, producers and DJs. Lebanese hip-hop legend El Rass meets Tunisian DJ Missy Ness for the 6th edition of this popular night.
Rapper and producer from Tripoli, Lebanon, chose this name (The Head) for himself back in
2011 when he started using new internet platforms to revive a decade old practice of rap as an act of thought, rhythm, and language. Incorporating a journalistic background and a multicultural upbringing into his music, his lyrics were constantly metamorphosing to explore the possibilities of the Arabic language.
His repertoire now includes almost 200 tracks and 4 albums, as well as dozens of of live performances around the Arab world and Europe. El Rass’ upcoming 2018 release of his newest project is the first of his albums to be completely written, performed, produced,
and engineered by him. As part of his London debut, he will be performing select tracks from this new album, interlaced with known classics from his repertoire.
Missy Ness is a stellar DJ with an insatiable musical curiosity. Living between Paris and Tunis she started turntabling at the age of 16. Emerging as the first female DJ in Tunisia, she has become renowned as one of the pillars of its underground and alternative scene. Her music, intimately related to the urban cultures and movements of the Maghreb and Middle East, always proves to be as meticulously researched as it is impeccably performed.
This event is 16+ (w/ guardian).
Rich Mix is wheelchair accessible.
Doors open 8pm.
For tickets visit https://richmix.org.uk/events/case-of-arabic-hip-hop-6-el-rass-missy-ness/
“El Rass has emerged as a lyrical soothsayer for a new school of Arab hip-hop”
- Jackson Allers, founder of Beats and Breath
“The love of music, and the love created by the music creates is immense. Missy Ness… puts her musical curiosity in DJ sets that weave together Palestinian hip-hop, Tunisian underground or favorite classics”
- Radio France Culture