1 Sep 2013 Gunnersbury Park, London

A Summer of Music - London Mela Charlie Sloth

London Mela

Played

1 Sep 2013 New Music Stage

Profile

Charlie Sloth could be described as a walking, talking, one-man version of the British underground music scene. Boasting the kind of credibility that can only be earned through hard work, skill and an unswerving dedication, Charlie was born and raised in the cultural melting pot of Camden Town and came up through the school of hard knocks that is London’s pirate radio and club world. Exposed to this unforgiving environment, Charlie didn’t just survive, he thrived – establishing a solid reputation as an ever-inventive and entertaining MC in both the UK garage and hip hop scenes. Charlie’s profile was first forged as a key member of two crews – Hype Squad and the Grimey Limeys, but in 2007 he stepped up his game when he began to make his own records. The breakthrough moment came when he decided to take the one man band approach to its logical conclusion, recording the ups and downs of the life of an independent British rap artist with his own weekly online show – Being Charlie Sloth. A unique fusion of documentary reportage, guest stars, comedy skits and hidden camera pranks with Charlie playing all the main roles, the show was an instant hit and was picked up by World Star Hip Hop, the US based hip hop video site where it was soon averaging over a million hits a week. Currently one of the stars of BBC 1Xtra, Charlie is the ultimate self-made artist for the new media generation.

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