A Hip Hop night finally returns to my town of Bognor Regis and what a sick night it will be too, Celebrating 30 years of Hip Hop in Bognor Regis in the name of Lee ‘Tiny Cee’ Chapman who sadly passed away in 2010.
Lee was a founding member of Severe Carnage, a Hip Hop crew from here in Bognor Regis on the South Coast of England. Formed in the late ’80s the line up consisted of rappers Tiny Cee, MC Pryme and A.K.A. with producer/DJs Scape One and Mack One (Macca, now know as Mac McRaw, Wildstyle Bob, Nimble, Beathoven from Puma Strut fame). The line up changed sporadically over the years with other members including DJ Trooper One, DJ Shelly Mack (Knowledge of Self) and Millzee. They released only one record, the extremely rare and in demand ‘The Struggle Continues’ on white label demo (which im proud to say I still have a copy of!).
I moved to Bognor Regis from London also in the late eighties as a teenager and had already got the bug for Hip Hop culture through my introduction to BBoys and Breakin’, little did I know moving to Bognor from the city was gonna turn me into a full blown Hip Hop junkie, and Lee and Severe Carnage played a large role in that. So when Lee’s younger brother and old school friend of mine, Spencer asked me to help promote the event, it was a no brainer for this ageing Hip Hop head
The night will see the old Severe Carnage crew reunite Featuring live performances by Severe Carnage’s MC Pryme & AKA, Sublime Wizardry, with DJs Scape 1 (Old school electro funk set), John Ide, Spencer Chapman, Lee Harvey, Shelley Mack & Mr Krum plus bboy dance display feat. Ill Boogs.
The event is free entry and the organisers will be collecting for The West Pier Project homelessness charity. SEE YOU THERE!!!
Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/196895050471859/?fref=ts
Severe Carnage – The Struggle Continues
Severe Carnage – Back To Basics
Severe Carnage live at the Zap Club in Brighton (1991) [AUDIO]
And here’s a piece of very rare south coast UK Hip Hop history for you… Very old material of Severe Carnage and Scape One jam sessions from 1988 to 1991. The tracks have been cleaned up as best as possible. The quality can vary due to the source material from old cassette tapes but the nostalgia is unbeatable. Grab a copy while you can.
This album is dedicated to the memory of Lee Chapman (Tiny C) 1970 – 2010
Now complete with the recent rare and sought after ‘The Hunt’ now available for the first time.