Loki and locals at The Lemon Tree

shmu project welcomes Glasgow rapper for gig & workshop

Celebrated Scottish rapper Loki plays a solo gig at The Lemon Tree this Sunday (19 April), supported by young local MCs The ill Collective and Jazza.

The show is open to the public, with tickets priced at £5 available on the door or online here. Doors open at 7.30pm. 

Organised by and featuring participants of the shmu Rap Music Project, the gig will also be preceded by a rap workshop/masterclass led by Loki at 4pm. This afternoon session is free, open to anyone under 25 and will cover aspects of writing, stagecraft, and performing.

Loki, real name Darren McGarvey (pictured above), is a Glasgow-based writer, performer, community activist and journalist. One of Scotland's most high profile rap artists, he is a founding member of hip-hop collective The Being, a critically acclaimed solo artist, and a veteran battle rapper.

Loki's central role in the development and evolution of Scottish hip-hop cannot be understated, and his influence as a writer and performer can be felt wherever Scottish rap is found.

Loki works across a variety of other platforms including broadcasting and theatre. Between 2004 and 2006 he wrote and presented 8 programmes for BBC Radio Scotland which attempted to examine the root causes of antisocial behavior and social deprivation. In 2012 he co-wrote the National Theatre Scotland production Jump. He has also appeared as a commentator on STV and other media outlets.

Loki on Facebook