Rappers delight in Lounge war

Matt Sharpe AKA Bowski
Matt Sharpe AKA Bowski

Tomorrow night will be a “night like no other” in Lancaster’s The Lounge bar as rappers battle it out with explicit put downs and more than a touch of tongue in cheek humour.

Matt Sharpe AKA Bowski is hosting the ‘rap off’ and bringing some of the UK’s most notorious rappers to the city.

Matt, 29, originally from Lancaster, started rapping at 16, and now travels the country taking part in the rap battle league Don’t Flop.

He recently won the BBC 1 extra rap battle championship at Leeds Festival and lives in Manchester.

Rap battles were brought to the forefront in Eminem’s film 8 Mile, spawning a scene the world over, with events taking place across the UK.

Matt said: “It’s something different, comedy entertainment, there’s nothing like it in Lancaster.

“I don’t want people to think it’s a bad vibe, we’re all friends and acquantancies, but we say some pretty harsh things to eachother.

“It’s all for the love of the sport though.

Other rappers include Oshea and Micky Worthless, who both have well over five million views on Youtube and have received national coverage from NME, Nuts magazine and The Guardian Newspaper.

Tickets are £9 on the door, and £8 in advance, by calling 07842 124791.

Doors open 8pm.