2013 is shaping up to be another mad year for hip hop bookings in Manchester. Suitably for the 40th anniversary of the genre, a true pioneer of hip hop music and culture hits town in the form of KRS One – ‘rap is something we do, hip hop is something we live,’ goes his philosophy. Back in 1986, KRS debuted as Boogie Down Productions (alongside the late Scott La Rock) with South Bronx, but found possibly his most commercially well-known and perennial track with Sound of da Police from the first album under the KRS One name, Return of the Boom Bap, in a golden-tinged 1993. He continues to preach the peaceful side of hip hop around the globe. Co-headlining this one is Peruvian-born, Harlem-raised Immortal Technique, a fiercely independent and politically active figurehead for socially relevant rap.

Thu 13 Jun, The Ritz, Whitworth Street West, M1 5NQ. Tel: 0161 236 3234, 7pm – 11pm, £20 / £30 VIP Balcony, www.ticketmaster.co.uk

Thanks to www.groovement.co.uk

Thu 13 Jun
Agent J
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Mon 13 May 2013