Urban Classic Project - London Hackney Empire 2006: Hip Hop met classic
Urban Classic was a meeting of musical cultures that brought together some of the biggest names in UK Hip Hop & grime music with the BBC Concert Orchestra in a ground-breaking live event.
Grime producer DaVinChe and jazz musician Jason Yarde joined forces with conductor Charles Hazlewood, who lead a 36-piece BBC Concert Orchestra alongside several UK grime artists, to create a 70-minute musical suite of grime, hip hop and classical music.
The music was performed live for an audience on Thursday 16 February 2006 at Hackney Empire and was broadcast on 1Xtra Live on Saturday 18 February 2006
set list + artists
Tor - Rapshow
An emotive and soulful track with a saxophone solo from Jason Yarde.
Bruza - Get Me!
Cheeky East End MC Bruza gets the orchestra to pull up as he performs Get Me!
Purple - We Do This Every Day
"It's dog eat dog!" Purple gives you his take on the struggles of every day life.
Pase - Streets Made
Pase reps his ends on this track about his "street" lyrics.
Faith SFX performs Ginuwine's Pony
Faith beatboxes his way through the tune, beat and singing! This one's not to be missed!
Finale featuring all the artists - Streets 4eva
Faith SFX sounds off against the cello while the MCs lament on London life.
Personal Note: To Me that is the best hip Hop Project I have ever heard!!!