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‘Hearing guys that sounded like me opened my eyes’: An Interview With ‘Mic Check’ Founder, Leigh O’Neill

I got the chance this week to interview Leigh O’Neill, the founder and organiser of Manchester’s latest grime and hip-hop night, Mic Check. Right now, grime is growing faster than any other genre in Britain, with some of its highest profile artists – like Skepta and Stormzy – competing with the likes of Drake and Beyoncé in the UK charts. All of which meant I was particularly excited to speak with a guy involved in seeking to foster locally what has been for the most part a grass-roots and underground sub-culture.

So, if you’d like to get caught up on Manchester’s growing grime scene and the conversation I shared with Leigh, you can do so by clicking right… here.

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