Lowkey is a hip hop artist, academic and political campaigner. He is a patron of Stop The War Coalition, Palestine Solidarity Campaign, the Racial Justice Network and The Peace and Justice Project founded by Jeremy Corbyn. He has spoken and performed on platforms from the Oxford Union to the Royal Albert Hall and Glastonbury.
He has worked with Immortal Technique, Wretch 32, Akala, Dead Prez and Outlawz. He is part of the super group Mongrel alongside members of the Arctic Monkeys, Babyshambles and Reverend And The Makers.
His independently released album Soundtrack to the Struggle (2011) charted in the UK and remains an underground classic to this day with plaudits ranging from Chuck D to Stormzy. His most recent album Soundtrack to the Struggle 2 featured Noam Chomsky, Frankie Boyle and Ken Loach alongside musicians like Maverick Sabre and has been streamed millions of times.
His forthcoming projects promise to break further ground for independent political music.
He returns to the Jazz Cafe for a one-off special running down anthems from both albums.