GRIME PAYS TO GRIME BACK
Grime Pays artist Litty Lightz has gone from strength to strength under the mentorship of Ruff Sqwad Arts Foundation's Prince Rapid & Slix. Since completing the Grime Pays project back in June 2107, Litty Lightz has worked relentlessly and has now been widely tipped by many of the music industry's key figures as the 'next to blow' especially following a series of freestyles that sent the net into a frenzy in late 2017.
In August 2017 visual artist Ultrafry and grime pioneer Prince Rapid, hosted a groundbreaking event called Turbo Technical at the renowned Relentess venue in Tottenham Court Rd. The exhibition unveiled a series of seven original paintings and instrumentals that explored the correlation between the technicalities of producing music and artwork.
On Sunday the 18th of June Prince Rapid presented a once in a lifetime event at the world famous Jazz Cafe in Camden. The event saw Ruff Sqwad take to the stage with an orchestra to celebrate of the origins of what is today a globally loved genre (Grime) in the city where it all began.
The project aimed to give young people an insight and experience into the music industry and also gave them an opportunity, to learn how to compose music, produce music, present, learn about marketing and promotion, shoot and edit videos as well as an exclusive Q&A which was hosted at BBC1xtra with DJ Ace, Joelah (GRM News), Yxng Bane, and Tinchy Stryder.
Grime up the river
In summer 2016, teenagers from the Lower Lea Valley, Ruff Sqwad Arts Foundation and artists Dash N’ Dem paid tribute to the cultural story of east London through Grime music. he project is delivered by the London Legacy Development Corporation, London Borough of Newham, the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and Poplar HARCA, supported by the Mayor of London and Transport for London.
New London Architecture
On Wednesday 5 April Ruff Sqwad Arts Foundation's very own Slix and Prince Rapid were present at the private view of ‘Lea River Park: a new landscape for London’, exhibition from the London Legacy Development Corporation, The London Boroughs of Newham and Tower Hamlets hosted by the NLA.
You can't handle the booth
You Can’t Handle The Booth’ (YCHTB) is a open access music session in which young people can write, record, and engineer music. The session invites all admirers of contemporary music genres such as Grime, Hip Hop, Trap, Drill, RnB, and was created with the aim of giving the youth something to do and also something to look forward to on a Friday.
Ruff Sqwad Arts Foundation recently won an ArtsKickers Award one March 29th in the “Kickstarter” category- for ‘a person or organisation who enables emerging artists to pursue a career in the arts’. The Artskickers awards – celebrates the Unsung Heroes of East London’s Art Scene