Monday, 26 June 2017

Live Report: Break Even Showcase @ Flying Duck June 21

Photo: Adam Cheshire
One key issue for Glasgow-based emcees over the years has been the lack of regular and accessible hip hop nights. Rap-focused nights geared towards newcomers tend to be held sporadically and there's a lack of opportunities for artists to showcase their skills.

However, Extra Seconds Events' Johnny Cypher has secured a bi-monthly spot for hip hop at The Flying Duck. The first event on Wednesday featured a variety of well-known acts, such as T3xtur3 and Ill Papa Giraffe.

But most notable was the fluidity of the acts on display. Johnny Cypher, himself a poet and rapper with Futurology, booked a diverse range of acts, even bringing together emcees and spoken word acts for an open-mic midway through the night.

SSU's Jonathan Rimmer put together a short mobile package on the night and chat to Cypher about the new project.