The Scribes

Live Act Hip Hop
The Scribes - Hip Hop Live Act in Bristol

The Scribes Short Info

The Scribes are a new wave hip hop three piece based in the UK consisting of lyricist/multi instrumentalist Ill Literate, rapper Jonny Steele and beatbox maestro Lacey, whose unique talents have combined to make a much heralded sound quite unlike any other.

The Scribes are sponsored by fair trade clothing company THTC alongside artists such as Ed Sheeran and Foreign Beggars and are signed with American label Kamikazi Airlines based in LA and co-owned by Dizzy Dustin of legendary hip hop act Ugly Duckling.

The group have performed extensively across the UK and Europe with artists such as De La Soul, Wu Tang Clan's GZA, Macklemore, Annie Mac, Example, Pendulum, Plan B, Prof Green, Goldie, Tinie Tempah, MF Doom, Foreign Beggars, Wiley, Souls Of Mischief and Chase and Status and have provided original music for BBC and Channel 4 television programming.

2015 saw the critically acclaimed release of “A Story All About How”, a sonically challenging 16 track album that thrives on a perfected blend of poignant lyricism bolstered beautifully by a backdrop of constantly evolving instrumentation.

Their newest material promises to be a defining release for The Scribes and the face of UK hip hop, having already been well received from Ibiza to Camden's prestigious Jazz Cafe to the group's stand-out performances at Glastonbury Festival and Beach Break, earning the group a mention in NME's “Glastonbury Guide” and Venue Magazine's “30 best live shows at Glastonbury Festival”.

The Scribes are one of the most talented up and coming artists on the scene and are hotly tipped to “step up to the big league at any time”, their genuinely unique sound is something you really have to hear for yourself, with appeal ranging far beyond the traditional hip hop fare, and is backed up by live performances proven to move any crowd.

“Winners of Best Urban Act” Exposure Music Awards

“Winners of Best Live Act” EatMusic Radio Awards

“One not to miss” Music Week Magazine

“Genuinely memorable, The Scribes could be what UK hip hop has been looking for”
Hip Hop Connection Magazine

“5/5 CD of the week. Outstanding rap; witty, angry and bristling with invention and melody. The Scribes are something genuinely special” Venue Magazine

“Raw and exciting, honest and sensitive, a soulful brand of rap” Metro UK

“UK’s hottest hip hop” 24-7 Magazine

“Taking the UK scene to another level” The Evening Herald

The Scribes are a new wave hip hop three piece based in the UK consisting of lyricist/multi instrumentalist Ill Literate, rapper Jonny Steele and beatbox maestro Lacey, whose unique talents have combined to make a much heralded sound quite unlike any other.

The Scribes are sponsored by fair trade clothing company THTC alongside artists such as Ed Sheeran and Foreign Beggars and are signed with American label Kamikazi Airlines based in LA and co-owned by Dizzy Dustin of legendary hip hop act Ugly Duckling.

The group have performed extensively across the UK and Europe with artists such as De La Soul, Wu Tang Clan's GZA, Macklemore, Annie M...

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Origin

  • Bristol GB