If music be the food of love, rap on. The thought of educational hip-hop may have you running for the door, but Shakespeare and Eminem have more in common than one might think – or so begins the lecture on hip hop’s 16th century roots. Iambic pentameter is the basis of all rap, and Dupré uses his flocabulary in the present day for a fierce rap battle between Marlowe and Shakespeare. When the crowd try to send him off-course he rhymes oranges with porridges with such ”rap-idity” that he appears possessed, with skills to match the Bard himself. Though not original, Dupré succeeds where many have failed. A man to watch, soon on the box.
The Banshee Labyrinth, 4-25 Aug (not 13, 21), 12.30pm
tw rating 4/5 | [Joanna Gill]