The Scribes

The Scribes are an alternative hip hop three piece based in the UK consisting of lyricist/multi instrumentalist Ill Literate, rapper Jonny Steele and beatbox maestro Lacey, whose unique talents have combined to make a much heralded live show full of energy and off the cuff freestyling guaranteed to move any crowd.

Known for their award winning performances, The Scribes push the limits of hip hop both musically and lyrically to create the group’s trademark sound, featuring a seamless blend of live instrumentation and sampling set against a block rocking backdrop of booming bass and hard hitting breaks, with appeal reaching far beyond traditional hip hop fare.

The group have toured extensively across the UK and Europe with artists such as Macklemore, Dizzy Rascal, Lethal Bizzle, Example, Pendulum, De La Soul, Wu Tang Clan’s GZA, Wiley, Coolio, Plan B, Goldie, Tinie Tempah, MF Doom and Chase and Status to name (drop) but a few and have graced the stage at Glastonbury Festival, Wilderness Festival, Shambala, Urban In Ibiza, Bristol O2 Academy, Boomtown, Peterborough Arena, Leopallooza, Gottwood, Beach Break and more.

“Winners-Best Urban Act” Exposure Music Awards
“Winners-Best Live Act” EatMusic Radio Awards “One not to miss” Music Week Magazine
“Genuinely memorable, The Scribes could be what UK hip hop has been looking for”
Hip Hop Connection Magazine
“5/5 CD of the week. Outstanding rap; witty, angry and bristling with invention and melody. The Scribes are something genuinely special” Venue Magazine
“Raw and exciting, honest and sensitive, a soulful brand of rap” Metro UK
“The UK’s hottest hip hop” 24-7 Magazine


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