UTB recently hosted adidas Originals and DJ Target’s hip-hop karaoke party, which proved a big hit with the great and the good of the scene. Attended by the likes of Wretch 32, Bashy, JME, J2K, Princess Nyah and DJ Manny Norte, the evening saw a string of hip-hop hopefuls take to the stage to give unique interpretations of their favourite tracks. The venue was transformed for the event with our extensive photo collection being replaced with classic shots of hip-hop stars and our huge LED wall being used to project the lyrics to each track, encouraging maximum audience participation.
The standard was impressively high and worth a special mention were the Radio 1Xtra team, whose version of So Solid’s ’21 Seconds’ stirred the crowd into a frenzy, and presenters Yasmin Evans and Craig Mitch, whose lively rendition of Wretch 32’s hit ‘Tractor’ culminated in a surprise appearance on stage from Wretch himself. It was a fitting end to an incredible night of music.