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Manchester Central was the location for a one-night journey deep into Manchester’s hip hop underground – with a packed line-up taking in everything from urban pioneers to emerging grassroots talent.

Manchester’s very own DJ Semtex, one of the UK’s true hip hop legends, was joined by SVMI, Lady Ice, Rago Loco, Victoria Jane, DJ G-A-Z and Unity’s DJ Basha. It was all presented in partnership with Manchester station Unity Radio and the Manchester Hip Hop Archive – which launched with a special free exhibition at Central Library celebrating 40 years of Manchester hip hop heritage, on until Saturday 18 September 2021.

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Curated by Jon Green & Dean McLoughlin of Unity Radio

Produced by Manchester International Festival in partnership with Unity Radio and the Manchester Hip Hop Archive.

Images: courtesy of the artists.