Episode 33: Juice Aleem


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Juice Aleem is a rapper from Birmingham, England. After putting years of energy into the Birmingham Hip Hop scene, Juice's "Ghetto Grammer" Freestyle rap sessions started featuring such other future stars as Ty, Skinnyman and MPHO. In 1996 Will Ashon starts up his new Ninja Tune backed label Big Dada and plans a roster of performers. Bandit of Birmingham's MSI/Asylum crew informs Will of Juice as he is contemplating who can truly represent the ethos of the new label. Ashon is impressed with the music and agrees to have Aleem on board. The results of this is the first release of the now iconic record label. In 1997 Juice features on Big Dada record label's first ever release, "Misanthropic", under the pseudonym "Alpha Prhyme", a collaboration between himself and Luke Vibert. As a regular compere and host for Ninjatune and their events Aleem ended up working with the true veterans of the label, Coldcut and touring with them around Russia, China, New Zealand, Luxembourg, Korea, Japan, Thailand and Ukraine. He joins Rees on the podcast to talk about The upcoming B-Side Hip Hop festival in birmingham, as well as some deep talk about egos, mental health and afrofuturism. Find more from Juice here: https://twitter.com/AleemSaRaSun https://ninjatune.net/artist/juice-aleem https://www.facebook.com/Juice-Aleem-321946776809/ And the B-Side Hip Hop Festival here: https://www.facebook.com/bside2018/

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