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Black Josh live at Coburgs [plus support]

Friday 3 8.00pmApril


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Cult of the Damned, Blag Records representative Black Josh comes to the Isle of Wight as Part of his Mannyfornia Nighttime Tour.

Get tickets @ Visual Impact - Wight Trash - Coburgs -

Supported by Joe Publik ft. Quick Wit & Clippa Sound Sublingual + Yogi Beat + JPDL + Blatantlee Sly (Played Out Records Showcase) Leaf & Deviation (DnB shutdown) Open Mic Cypher (email to enter) [email protected]

  • BLACK JOSH - Black Josh, as he's known to his parents and also non-PC individuals who seek to distinguish him from other Josh's, started out life in Manchester in a cliche tough estate where people do their washing in front of the house on a spinning umbrella style contraption. The rapper founded the prestigious Ape Cult at a mere 15 years old after standing apart from his peer group while some one else picked numbers. He is also a member of Cult of The Damned and Levelz. His interests now include string theory, and in particular the age old question: "how long is a piece of one?" He likes to do the raps... He does the raps to new school, old school, 90's-esque boom bap, whatever the backdrop... he does the raps. Josh is currently tragically gripped by a chronic cannabis dependency which he seems to have no intention of battling, so we just let him get on with it.

  • JOE PUBLIK - The UK MC and producer has spent the last few years carving a niche for himself on a scene that is increasingly populated by soundalikes and dodgy clones.

Rumour has it, people said he didn’t “look like an emcee” so Maybe he chose the name Joe Publik as a way of breaking the general conceptions of how lyricists are viewed in suburban Britain! Or it could just be that Joe is his actual name and he couldn’t think of anything better......

  • JPDL x Yogi Beats

JPDL + Yogi Beats have been working within the south west music scene for the past 10 years. Fast paced, dynamic and overwhelmingly engaging. Yogi's penchant for dusty soul and jazz licks provide the perfect space and tone for JPDL's tales as he translates thought to sound for a diverse range of audiences. The duo deliver a live rendition of their latest offering, their brand new self-titled album; as featured on wordplay magazine. They tap into that classic hip hop vibe with clever sample-craft and witty wordplay. Expect an eclectic mix of head-nod conscious lyricism, live cuts and melodic hooks.

  • Sublingal x Blatant-Lee Sly -

Sublingual is a local South West Hip Hop artist from Gloucester. His lyrics focus mainly on good vibes and positive energy whilst drawing on real life experiences with a Boom Bap feel to flow and delivery, accompanied by DJ Blatant-Lee sly, who brings a comprehensive skill set in mixing, scratching & everything in between, you can be sure to experience an energy filled set full of clever lyricism and dope beats!

  • DEVIATION - After discovering Drum & Bass from a very young age, he has continuously developed a variety of productions and crafted his mixing style over the years that showcase his love for the entire spectrum of his genre. For him, it’s all about quality over quantity, deep vibes and a unique style that deviates (pun intended) from your standard producer.