If you caught our review of The Guilty Party’s last event featuring Jehst, Strange U & more you already know how hyped we were to return to the Belgrave Hall, Leeds back on December 5th to catch their latest showcase featuring undisputed hip-hop heavyweight Kyza Smirnoff and Bristol’s livest hip-hop collective, SplitProphets. For those unaware, Kyza has been at the forefront of the UK scene since the turn of the new millennium. His origins stem from N.W.C (North-West Collabo) alongside veteran producer Micall Parknsun, who spotted his potential and connected him with Lowlife Records, collaborating with iconic artists such as Jehst and Chester P before proceeding to join forces with Klashnekoff, creating the Terra Firma collective which has produced some of Kyza’s most acclaimed material before leaving in 2006 to begin focussing on his solo career. Kyza’s last solo project, Hibernation, dropped in August and was complimented by Wordplay Magazine as “the rebirth and reintroduction to Kyza Smirnoff“.
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