Explore the unfolding universe of hip hop
OUT THE FRAME is a brand-new, one-day hip-hop festival organised by All Eyes On Hip Hop and Vooruit. On Saturday 10 March at Ghent’s Vooruit, discover the most exciting and adventurous hip hop of the moment and beyond.
This first edition already features the likes of American prodigy Open Mike Eagle, British grime sensation Gaika and NYC enfant terrible Junglepussy. The line-up is completed by milo (that’s right, no ‘w’), high priestess of hip hop Chynna, the Afrofuturist Moor Mother, Brussels-based collective Stikstof (Zwangere Guy’s crew) and Norwegian R&B phenomenon Ivan Ave. That’s it for now, but within the next couple of weeks we’ll be confirming the final few names.
In addition to the many concerts, during OUT THE FRAME you can also drop by Vooruit for films, a special drinks and food menu in the Vooruit Café and much more ... Discover the complete programme here. Or if you’re already sold: order your tickethere now. First come, first serve! #otf
Out The Frame is organised by Vooruit & All Eyes On Hip Hop - with the support of Red Bull Elektropedia
Open Mike Eagle / Gaika / Junglepussy / milo
Chynna / Stikstof / Moor Mother / Ivan Ave / and more tbc...
(c) Open Mike Eagle
The L.A. Times touts him as “one of LA’s smartest young voices”. And he also made Pitchfork’s list of the 20 best hip-hop albums of 2017. American prodigy Open Mike Eagle has plenty of accolades to boast about, and boast he might: ‘Brick Body Kids Still Daydream’, released in September 2017, is a gem of a record. He tackles themes such as gentrification, dispossession and racism with his typical, dazzling comic-book flow. Exclusive Belgian show!
If we had to try and sum up the work of London-based producer Gaika in just a few words: dark, experimental and catchy as hell. In his solo performances the young producer manages to combine performance art, electronic grime-with-a-twist, triphop, grunge, dancehall and a smattering of Prince. As you can imagine, this makes for a once-in-a-lifetime live experience. Futuristic beats right from the heart of the London underground scene!
(c) Juan Veloz
Erykah Badu and Nicki Minaj count themselves among the fans of Shayna McHayle alias Junglepussy. From the beginnings of her personal YouTube channel she grew to become one of the most respected East-Coast rappers of the moment. The Jamaican-Trinidadian artist stands on equal footing with iconic predecessors such as Missy Elliot and Lil’ Kim, delivering an extra punch of humour and self-mockery. Expect a set packed full of sexy hooks and tongue-in-cheek lines.
(c) Spencer Wells
Hip hop by and for the working class, that’s the concept for milo, one of the many aliases of Rory Ferreira. His punchlines are somewhere between Schopenhauer and toilet humour: anyone who can rhyme ‘rap messiah agitator’ with ‘chronic bathroom masturbator’ is onto something great, if you ask us. milo is one of the most interesting voices of this hip-hop generation, and is signed with the same record label – Hellfyre Club – as Open Mike Eagle.
(c) Jessica Lehrman
Model for Ford, practising Buddhist and Britney Spears fan: Chynna Rogers is not what you would call the average hip-hop artist. Her dark, raw vibes and open-hearted lyrics full of cultural references make her a unique artist. One of the most authentic voices in rap today.
(c) Yaqine Hamzaoui
Stikstof is a combo headed up by Jazz, Omar-G (aka Zwangere Guy), Rosko and Astrofisiks. This streetwise Brussels-based collective doles out razor-sharp social commentary, holding a magnifying glass over their lives and their generation. They dispense with the ‘grotesque gibber-gabber about champagne and guns’, favouring introspective rhymes, bone-dry beats instead, and they always raise the roof live. Just the thing for fans of Roméo Elvis, Caballero & JeanJass and Tyler, the Creator.
(c) Moor Mother
The hard punk attitude of Death Grips and the improvisatory spirit of Sun Ra: Moor Mother – the brainchild of multidisciplinary artist Camae Ayewa – is this and a lot more. Prepare for a journey you won’t forget any time soon, peppered with samples, field recordings, dark raps and analogue noise eruptions. An overwhelming live experience.
(c) Aekon Gleditch
Ivan Ave generously pumps out grooves that are not infrequently reminiscent of Nas’s ‘Illmatic’ and other nineties gold like The Fugees and Janet Jackson. In this way he’s drawing on similar influences as like-minded souls Kiefer, Kaytranada and Dâm-Funk. His personal lyrics bare his heart and soul. A unique blend of buoyant R&B, hip hop and seventies soul and funk!