Chali 2na (Jurassic 5)
Chali 2na is an American rapper with over 25 years in the business, widely recognised as one of hip-hop’s most distinctive and best loved voices. A founding member of the legendary rap group Jurassic 5 as well salsa funk band Ozomatl, Chali 2na has also featured with a huge range of other artists, all whilst finding time to branch out into acting and painting.
As chronicled by his famous “Fish Market” mix tapes, Chali 2na has collaborated with a huge spread of top international stars including Blackaliscious, Roots Manuva, Mos Def, Linkin Park, Beenie Man, Rusko, Tippa Irie, Rizzle Kicks, K’naan, Fatlip and many more. His openness to crossing boundaries and bringing his own unique take to different genres is emblematic of his positive and easy going nature. Joining forces with The Funk Hunters on his forthcoming EP “ILLectric”, Chali 2na is still very much an active artist who has never let up on quality output. The man is a firm fan favourite and very close to the hearts of several generations of hip-hop.
Renowned and respected worldwide for his highly technical turntablism, meticulously crafted DJ sets and party-punching productions, Krafty Kuts is in a league of his own. Having clocked in six million plays on soundcloud and with his Golden Era Podcasts topping the iTunes charts in 26 countries and hitting 3 million downloads his place in the turn table hall of fame as firmly been
cemented and was one of the reasons why Red Bull 3 Style asked him to be one of their judges alongside Jazzy Jeff, Invisible Skratch Pickles and Skratch Bastid. One of the key pioneers in the UK breakbeat and bass movement, Krafty Kuts has multiple awards to his name and has released music on the likes of Ministry Of Sound, OWSLA, Southern Fried, DMC, Fabric and been asked to remix Dead Prez, Jurassic 5, JVC force. Eric B and Rakim and Fat Boy Slim to name a few.
Continuously immersed in beat culture since forming his own b-boy break dancing crew in the late 80s, Krafty Kuts has had his own record store chain, run labels, organised and scene creating events booking some of the biggest names in the business as well as booking the next generation of big name acts he has performed to crowds of 1000,000’s alongside the biggest names in music from the Rolling Stones to The Prodigy.
Living, breathing and sleeping the funk without compromise.
Doors 7:30pm / Age 14+