The Despicables

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We are a duo. Based in Glasgow but originally from Inverness. We came together in April 2017 to create this hip hop project. Don't let the fact we have just started fool you. Previously I supported Grandmaster Flash, Dilate Peoples, DJ Premier and Gangstar, Akala, Rodney P and many more. We have both had music played on BBC's Radio One with our respected previous bands. Our live performances include each beat created in realtime using a MPCX and various live instruments. Our aim is to stand out in the crowd. Oh and did I mention that we wear Mexican masks!

We dont really like to sit and talk about ourselves. So to fill up this massive 350 word bio I have included a passage about hiphop. Enjoy. Only seven more words to go ffs.

In hip hop culture, it is considered essential to "keep it real" or to be authentic to the lived experiences of people from disadvantaged neighborhoods ("the Ghetto"). Despite the fact that hip hop artists typically use imagined scenarios and fictionalized stories in their raps, the culture demands that they act as if all their lyrics are true or potentially true. Because of this, lyrics of rap songs have often been treated as "confessions" to a number of violent crimes in the United States.[176] It is also considered to be the duty of rappers and other hip hop artists (DJs, dancers) to "represent" their city and neighborhood. This demands being proud of being from disadvantaged cities neighborhoods that have traditionally been a source of shame, and glorifying them in lyrics and graffiti. This has potentially been one of the ways that hip hop has become regarded as a "local" rather than "foreign" genre of music in so many countries around the world in just a few decades. Nevertheless, sampling and borrowing from a number of genres and places is also a part of the hip hop milieu, and an album like the surprise hit Kala by Anglo-Tamil rapper M.I.A. was recorded in locations all across the world and features sounds from a different country on every track.[177]

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Date Wednesday 29 November 2017 at 20:00
Address Nice N Sleazy, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom, G2 3LG
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