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Wednesday October 27th 2021
Green Room, Academy - Dublin
Doors 7:00pm / 14+
Tickets on sale Thursday 1st April from Ticketmaster.ie
Digga D has changed the face of UK drill forever. A pioneering figure on the music scene now synonymous with Britain’s streets, the 19-year-old rapper famously became the target of a widely-criticised government crackdown on the genre. Rather than buckle under the pressure, the young driller has instead steered the sound in fresh directions, bringing it repeatedly into the charts in the process. Now out of jail and armed with a steely determination, Digga D is ready to give his fans what they’ve been craving.
Born and raised in West London, Digga D moved around a lot as a kid, living between South Kilburn, Harrow Road and Ladbroke Grove. Growing up on a deprived estate, his experience of block life was far removed from the Regency townhouses that line the streets round there. His family are from Jamaica, and he’d listen to bashment around the house before he started getting into grime: Wiley, Bashy, Kano, Ghetts. Though he left education in year 10, music was the one lesson he’d look forward to at school, where he’d take full advantage of the recording studio there.
Digga D’s story is a fascinating one. While undeniably being the sound of the streets, he’s smashed records and drawn critical acclaim despite the authorities placing huge hurdles in his way. He was shortlisted for three AIM Awards in 2020, and has been championed by press like The Face, Vice, The Fader, Complex and key tastemakers like Kenny Allstar, DJ Target and x. As the sounds of UK drill cross over and even the US is copy-pasting the sonics from the UK streets, Digga D’s influence is unquestionable. And he’s just getting started.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
The Academy, 57 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin, Ireland