Friday – Tipped To Blow – Three Wise Men
Consisting of self-proclaimed boom Baptist Blind MIC, 24 hour don Afro Sam & lord of the disco Key Bay, ‘Free Wize Men’ are the latest young Hip-Hop crew emerging from the eclectic Manchester scene. As comfortable at a rave on the mic goin’ sick, or on the dance floor, goin’ under, Free Wise’s all action style has cemented them as one of Manchester’s acts to watch out for this year.
Having already performed at high profile events including shows at The Ritz alongside Levelz, Mouse Outfit and Riot Jazz, as well as main support for the legendary Zion Train at Shambala Festival, the future certainly looks bright for Free Wize. Boasting collaborations with Leaf Dog (High Focus Records and recent Wu Tang producer), The Mouse Outfit (Winner of Wordplay Magazines Best Album of 2014 and featured in ABC News top 50 Albums of 2014) as well as a track called ‘Come Off It’ produced by Chimpo for Toddla Ts Label ‘Girl Music’, there is no hint of these hungry young mancs slowing down.
Key Bey is also a resident at Manchester’s premier bass music night ‘Hit n Run’, having travelled with them around the country to venues including London’s legendary Fabric. Their debut release ‘Free Wizdom’ is out now on Room2 Records. Keep ya eyes and ears peeled for material coming from these lads, in the words of Afro Sam “we’ll come mash up ya ‘ouse party”.