J.Chambers has quickly become a big name in the underground Manchester hip hop Scene, making waves with his energetic live shows. J’s spent the past 12 months in the studio, signed an artist development deal and smashed opening slots for the likes of Akala, Dead Prez and Oddisee. Now he returns with his new EP The Merchant of Manny, an autobiographical piece telling the story of a young man growing up in the city.
“The Merchant of Manny was inspired by Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice. The pound of flesh concept stood out as I feel like within this industry artists are constantly expected to give more besides our music when we’re at the underground stage. We’re expected to give that proverbial pound of flesh for the ear of new listeners and for “bragging rights” or “hype”. Merchant of Manny explores various topics that face the average young person growing up in the city we explore the traps of growing up in working class areas, we explore consumerism, relationships and we explore loss. The Merchant of Manny really paints a well rounded image of having to grow up in an inner city environment.”
Expect a frenetic set from J, plus he’s bringing in the big guns, with three supports on the night.
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