Word On The Street is a monthly poetry and Hip-hop night run by Shay D and Kingpin (Underworld Konnect) that aims to bring together audiences from these two parallel scenes in a comfortable and inclusive space where they can drink, dine and enjoy performances from leading rappers and poets as well as get involved on the open mic. Complementing the performances live on stage the ever-present DJ Shorty fills the breaks with a flawless selection of laid back Hip-hop for the intimate audience to vibe to.
As part of the night, Darren Chetty and Poetcurious run a HipHopEd Book Club from 6-7pm prior to the main event where each month a different text pertinent to Hip-hop and education are discussed as a starting point to wider conversations about identity, representation and whatever else come out.
Word On The Street is approaching its 3rd month and has featured headline performances from Chester P, Solomon O-b, Suli Breaks and Anthony Anaxagorou, as well as an open mic performance from Poisonous Poet and Don’t Flop champion Tony D.
The 3rd event on November 2nd features headline sets from Jonzi D (Breakin Convention) & Zena Edwards on the main stage with Darren and Poetcurious discussing The Good Immigrant upstairs in the Book Club.
The final event of the year takes place on December 7th with feature sets from Jordan Stephens (Rizzle Kicks) and Mercury nominated rapper TY.
Underworld Konnect are fast becoming the premier promoters of Hip-hop events in London and this night attracts a large and diverse crowd, packing out Stoke Newington’s Stereo 92. Booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.
Tickets for November are available here
Tickets for December are available here