Veteran trio of excellence and multi-genre concept Foreign Beggars brought their unique blend of sounds and riotous live show to The Marble Factory last Saturday night.  

With obvious influences from UK hip hop, grime and commercial dubstep, the trio have been serving witty lyrics and well-crafted verses at their sell out live shows for years and are honoured veterans of the live music world.

Hosted by Marble Factory, the intimate space was the perfect dynamic to get up close and personal with three of the UK’s most obnoxious and humorous lyricists. With support from Children of Zeus and Blast DJs, the evening was decorated with rhythmic, catchy beats and a colourful vulgarity in lyrical genius from Foreign Beggars, received with cheers of glee from the snapback-clad crowd.

The evening was decorated with rhythmic, catchy beats and a colourful vulgarity in lyrical genius from Foreign Beggars, received with cheers of glee from the snapback-clad crowd

With a fan base that easily spans between hip hop rude boys, South London grime gangs and the rave heads of the electronic underground, Foreign Beggars have managed to channel a multi-genre sound that engages people from all musical background and tastes.

Supported by the gritty Manchester-based duo Children of Zeus, the evening was launched with some true Northern soul food. The lyrically capable duo have the smooth sensuality and intelligence to weave intricate hip hop verses whilst still laying the groundwork for the explosion of life that was Foreign Beggars. Backed by the beat monsters themselves, The Blast DJ collective, the stage was then set for the main event.

Collaborative in their nature, Foreign Beggars have a back catalogue of success across their many years as a live band and recording trio. Producing a sound that nods to electronica and dubstep while still remaining relevant and influential in UK hip hop, the boys shook the house at The Marble Factory.

Producing a sound that nods to electronica and dubstep while still remaining relevant and influential in UK hip hop, the boys shook the house at The Marble Factory

Not frightened of telling it as it is, Foreign Beggars deliver a memorable live performance with an in-your-face approach to lyrics. Although jeering and vulgar on occasions, this is delivered with a fierce showmanship, passion and intelligence of lyricism that allows the eclectic trio to brilliantly provide a ferocious and intriguing live show.  

With several more dates lined up over the summer, be sure to grab the chance to see Foreign Beggars ram some of their witty bars down your throat.

words by Molly Chinner

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