Organic, awkward and unique 1st Blood make fresh innovative hip hop with booming sonics. Coupled with devastatingly catchy melodies and raw lyrical displays, pure passion drips from every tone evoked from their fearless approach. Hailing from a strong hip hop community in Nottingham, England, 1st Blood consists of three main rappers Blood, Cypher and Ryme.
1st Blood have performed all over the UK, including headlining the ITC urban music showcase at the Carling Academy, Islington London.
Pete 1st Blood is the mastermind of the crew, channelling his vision with a biting social commentary delivered with a versatile vocal style and clever word play. Louis Cypher is the raw rhyming twisted wordsmith that has the gift to twist up your mind and make you know each and every word he spits. Opticus Ryme completes the trio with a spaced out robotic vision of a future collapsed, entwined with a general passion for social justice.
Performing alongside the rappers is legendary Nottingham front man Liam Bahinyon Bailey. With quite possibly the most irresistible soulful tone around, Bahinyon is an amazing addition to the crew and provides solid hooks and harmonies on many of the family's tunes, giving a uniquely different quality to the tracks. Pauline Aristocrash also drops her beautiful tone and lyrics with the 1st Blood family giving a strong female presence to the rugged sound