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Birmingham's hottest young urban talent took to the stage at the Carling Academy Birmingham for the Big Hitters contest, battling it out for a chance to win a trip to New York.

Reported by Dominique - 29/08/03

Big Hitters was certainly a 'BIG HIT'. The crowd was buzzing and the MC’s, rappers and singers, all under 17 had nothing but good vibes.

If you missed the event take a look my photo galleries.


Take a listen to rhymes and lyrics
recorded live on the day from some of Birmingham’s hottest talented under 17's.

Throughout the day the contestants had to impress the judges to make it through to the next heat. This was'nt easy as the majority of them were very talented.

There were two heats and then the third heat was reduced to the 8 finalist, 4 girls and 4 boys. They were given a second chance to impress the judges and show them what they were really made of. But who will it be?

The heats were split up by live performances from Bigga Fish and local artist Blaq Eye from Handsworth.

Winners of the Birmingham heat - Fiasco (left) and Inspecta Hazard (right)

I would like to wish the Birmingham’s finalist Fiasco and Inspecta Hazard the best of luck in the final heat in London. Lets hope one of them will be going to New York to represent Birmingham.

The highlight of the day was collecting audio from the contestants and free stylers, who included the two winning contestants for the Birmingham heat. Listen to their rhymes and lyrics here


Heartless Crew were the big finale before the winners were announced and they really got the crowd lively. They were doing all the latest dances from ‘signal the plane’ to ‘give dem a run’. The crowd loved it when they heard their favourite beats blasted out whether it was garage, R'n'B or old school jungle.

I couldn’t believe how energetic the crowd were. The confidence of the youngsters made me feel more confident to tell them about blast.

Me and Heartless Crew

Interviewing Heartless Crew (Bushkin and Might Mo) was also a big step for me. I felt very nervous at the thought, but they were really nice. They were honest about the winning contestants and which made me feel at ease. I also had my photo taken with them, which was the best.

The whole day gave me a real insight to reporting and interviewing at a live event. Being part of the audience and a member of the media was a great experience.

External website links

Check out Heartless Crew on BBC 1xtra

Big Hitters website

Bigga fish website



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