Christmas Gift Guide: Hip Hop & Grime

Written by Matilda Buckingham / November 26, 2019

Searching for the perfect present? We think we've found it! Light up someone's Christmas by gifting them a ticket to one of these awesome hip hop or grime shows happening in 2020 🎁

WHO: Krept & Konan
WHERE/WHEN: A HUGE London show in Dec and venues across the UK in Jan!
WHY: Following the release of their new album 'Revenge Is Sweet', the record-breaking rap duo are taking their Revenge Is Sweet Tour across the UK including their biggest EVER headline show at The O2 in London. We're hyped!

WHO: Schoolboy Q
WHERE/WHEN: Glasgow, London, Birmingham and Manchester in Jan!
WHY: The Californian rapper will be joined by fellow Black Hippy collective member Jay Rock at all dates, so this show is not to be missed.

WHO: Slum Village & Abstract Orchestra
WHERE/WHEN: London's Electric Brixton on 7th February
WHY: This is your chance to see Detroit legends Slum Village and all-star hip hop big band Abstract Orchestra join forces under one roof for one HUGE night of hip hop!

WHO: Skengdo X AM
WHERE/WHEN: Manchester, Glasgow, Leeds, Birmingham, Bristol and London in Apr!
WHY: Their London show last winter was awarded ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ by The Guardian! Since then the drill rap duo have released their EPIC 'Back Like We Never Left' album and we can't wait to hear it live.

WHO: Beat Horizon
WHERE/WHEN: London, Bristol and Manchester in January
WHY: With a once-in-a-lifetime line up featuring the likes of Yasiin Bey, Goldie, The Pharcyde, Mala, Roni Size and LTJ Bukem, the one day festival brings together some of the world’s best underground artists for a huge celebration of beats and bass (headliners vary by venue).

WHO: Tiffany Calver & Friends
WHERE/WHEN: London's Village Underground on 31st January
WHY: As well as performing a headline DJ set, the BBC 1Xtra Rap Show host will also be joined by a whole load of special guests on the night. With previous guests including Sheck Wes and Father, this is a night not to be missed.

WHO: Talib Kweli
WHERE/WHEN: Manchester and London in Jan!
WHY: Treat the hip hop lover in your life to the chance to catch one of the most crucial names in rap in an intimate venue!

WHO: Ghetts
WHERE/WHEN: Venues across the UK in March
WHY: Hot on the heels of his Ivor Novello nomination for track 'Black Rose' ft. Kojey Radical, these shows are the grime veteran's biggest to date and promise to be unforgettable.

WHO: D Double E
WHERE/WHEN: Venues across the UK in April
WHY: Named by fellow MC Skepta as the "greatest of all time", and having just linked up with Ikea to deliver one of the best Christmas adverts we've ever seen, the grime don really is the man-of-the-moment right now.

WHO: Big Heath
WHERE/WHEN: Venues across the UK in April
WHY: The Cambridge rapper has cut his teeth supporting some of the biggest names in hip hop, so you know he'll put on an amazing show.

WHO: Deno
WHERE/WHEN: Venues across the UK in January
WHY: Breaking through after his YouTube videos drew support from Stormzy, the young rapper shows no sign of slowing down, having recently released his debut EP and making YouTube's Ones To Watch list for 2020.

WHO: Kojey Radical
WHERE/WHEN: Leeds, Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol and London in Mar/Apr!
WHY: If your hip hop loving mate missed out on Kojey's SOLD OUT tour this autumn or wants to see the rapper's unforgettable show all over again, this is the ticket for them!

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