As he prepares the release of his debut EP, Philth Like is making a hometown comeback for the second time this year, for Exodus at Pop Recs. The Mackem MC has now made a home in Manchester, but retains strong relationships in the region and a strong fanbase as evidenced in his show-stealing set at On My Wave 2.0.
The night is hosted and headlined by relative newcomer Legion, who impressed at the aforementioned On My Wave event. With an accessible style packed with introspective, pathos-provoking lyricism, he impressed a number of new ears and will likely do so again at the top of the bill this time around.
La Familia 4 will also perform at Pop Recs on March 29th. Tuckage, Halo & Sheriff are proclaimed as pioneers of trap in Sunderland with unique flows, melodic hooks and plenty of Mackem pride, they’ve shutdown more than a couple shows in Sunderland.
Offering an alternative sound to the hip-hop centric line-up, Ambar Dhesi is a singer-songwriter from Washington. With a mix of original material and covers, she will be looking to build upon her strong following of hip-hop fans.
Dynamic duo E-Mence & Claymore are one of the most exciting acts coming from the wider North East region right now. With visceral lyricism and blistering back-to-back flows, the pair often steal the show with their phenomenal stage presence as we prepare ourselves for the bloodshed promised on their upcoming collaborative project.
London-born Noble is arguably one of the most underrated acts in the region since moving to the North East. Having headlined Tower Fest in Newcastle last year, he’s gone a little quiet with the exception of a few Facebook videos, and we expect to hear a load of new music from the MC – and hope to hear the tremendous Lone Soldier too.
Listaa completes the line-up with a similie-based punchline-style, its been a while since we’ve heard new music from the SR5 representer. With support slots for Dylan Cartlidge & Devlin on the horizon, in addition to this event, its an exciting time for fans of the former New North East emcee.
There is also an open mic opportunity for any upcoming rappers not booked for Exodus, who will receive a £1 discount on entry. Acts wanting to perform as advise to turn up early to avoid disappointment with limited slots.
Entry costs £4 with doors opening at 7pm. You can find more information on the Facebook event here.