Thursday, 4 July 2013


Thursday, 18 July will determine the winner of STreets Of Peace Rapstar - who will go on to support Conscious Rap and Spoken Word Artist, Akala at Club Colosseum in Vauxhall this August

Amongst the final five competing in this round, headlined by the phenomenal talent that is Angel - is none other than North West London Actress and Hip Hop MC, Laughta. The only female in a category dominated by ferocious male talent, venture South West for an evening, to support all of these brave contestants as they face off in the name of a good cause. Not just entering a competition to clash their superb skills; the real purpose of this  'Clash of the Titans' round, is to bring Londoners in support  of charities as varied as the musical genres of each category

The Star of the DJ round has already been crowned, and we'll have a Rock Star Winner to add to the set before this week is out. If you still want to know more about the show, here's some immediate information, straight from the venue's website...

When: Thursday 18th July
Music: RnB, Hip Hop, Comedy and more
9pm - 1am
£10, £8 concessions - Over 18s Only / ID Required

The STreets of Peace Competition tour comes to Brixton. The brainchild of Mark-Anthony Abel, this guys dream to put on a peace event with a difference has gained fantastic support and very much come to life with events already a success in both East and West London. 

Singer Songwriter Mark-Anthony Abel was inspired by the feel good atmosphere of the Olympic Games and the Queens Jubilee of 2012. Working with Roy Cooper (Daily Mirror) and BIG PROMO, STreets Of Peace gives a diverse mix of artists, DJs, urban acts and comedians the opportunity to get noticed. 

"It is about inspiring people to want something better, to appreciate art across different genres and to think about what peace actually means. No one needs to preach about peace, but just having a great time in an environment with cool people, can be a real positive experience.

STreets Of Peace will be doing just that with the likes of Comedian Axel, and headlining chart-topping singer songwriter Angel, DJ Roy Cooper playing retro hip hop whilst Local artist JayJay Born2Sing will represent. Also expect great and talented rap newbies performing to be crowned STreets Of Peace Rapstar 2013. 

This is an awesome line-up of acts and with all profits going to charity, whether it is local talent, comedy, a sensational headline act, the love of live music, or the fact that your attendance will be doing some good in the wider world, this event is for you and not one you can miss.

The Line up:

Angel is what the music industry would indelibly mark as a triple threat. Singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer, 22 year old Angel is quite possibly the UK Pop and R & B industry's best kept secret. 

West London bred, as a young artist, Angel drew his main influence from his father, former manager and talented musician Tendai Charles, a professional keyboardist who accompanied an array of Reggae music talents including Bob Marley and Dennis Brown. "My dad was and still is my biggest inspiration" Angel asserts, "from a young age I saw him fulfilling his passion and the prospect of doing music everyday for the rest of my life didn't seem out of my reach." 

Taking it upon himself to study music in his own time, Angel took to listening to Donny Hathaway, from whose music he picked up lessons in song writing, R & B singer Brandy Norwood, whose vocal arrangements and delivery Angel would revel in, plus the record production expertise of maestros Quincy Jones and Rodney Jerkins. 

Angel's knack with words has seen him pen songs used by UK urban acts such as Roll Deep and Devlin, as well as him composing pop pieces for the likes of JLS and Cheryl Cole.

When conceptualising his own songs, Angel draws heavily from his own experiences and his strength lies within his ability to make music that resonates with peoples' lives. Angel's eagerly anticipated debut album 'About Time' is out now. 

More About STreets Of Peace...

When there is a common need for positive change, great things can happen. Singer Songwriter Mark-Anthony Abel and Roy Cooper (Daily Mirror, Departmental Editor) came together in a hope that they could promote something positive for 2013. Something exciting whilst giving a new opportunity to the very many gifted individuals in our great city of art and culture. With support from BIG PROMO and following fast on the heals of a year of pride with the Olympics and the Queen’s Jubilee, we now have ST.O.P an event organised to showcase new talent and celebrate others.

Check out our great list of acts all ready to support a fantastic campaign for something positive. Navigate our website and see all the great events we have lined up for Summer 2013. We will be crowning our STreets Of Peace Rockstar, Rapstar and Supastar DJ and they will all be performing at our event at the Colosseum Club in Vauxhall in front of over 800 people. You're not going to want to miss our opening act The Soul Mavericks, our Hot DJs spanning decades of fantastic dance music. Then we have the piece de resistance, the superbly talented artist Akala who brings his own brand of Rap that shows once again how diverse the art form really is. STreets Of Peace has everything from Rock to Soul to Rap Cool. We have comedians who’ll be making us all split our sides. It’s that simple, but where does the peace come in? ST.O.P is about positivity and having a great time. Ours is a simple example.

See all our finalists and book a date to support STreets Of Peace. STOP, LOOK and LISTEN to the Voice of the People.

All our events are 18 + and we have a no hoods, no hats policy unless authorised by club management. For more info on our competition please email your enquiries.

NB. AKALA will be performing at the MAIN EVENT on the 9TH AUGUST only.

Follow the daily  updates on Twitter at: @st_o_p

All profits will to go to Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund, The  James Whales Kidney Cancer Fund and The Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Come and be a part of something different.