Issue Zero Presents
Jordy + Baby Panna + Reuben Aziz + Isaiah Dreads
Fri 17th May 2024 Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:00pm (Showtimes Approx)
£16 / £17 / £18

Get ready for an electrifying night of raw talent, Jordy, the rising star of the UK rap scene, takes centre stage at The Brook Southampton on May 17th, 2024. Presented by Issue Zero Magazine, this event promises an unforgettable experience in Southampton.

Hailing from the streets of Essex, Jordy is known for his unparalleled flow, thought-provoking lyrics, and undeniable stage presence. The Brook Southampton, a renowned venue with an intimate setting and state-of-the-art sound system, will provide the perfect backdrop for Jordy to unleash his energy and connect with the audience on a profound level.

With support from Baby Panna, Reuben Aziz and Isaiah Dreads, this night promises a diverse range of talent that will elevate the entire experience. These artists, each with their unique styles, will set the stage on fire, creating a musical journey that resonates with every beat. Issue Zero Magazine, a trailblazing publication at the forefront of music and culture, proudly presents this exclusive event, recognising Jordy and supports. 

Prepare for a night of pure energy as Jordy commands the stage with a setlist featuring his latest hits and fan favourites, leaving an indelible mark on the Southampton music scene.

Tickets are available on The Brook Southampton's official website and through Issue Zero Magazine. Don't miss out on this immersive journey into the heart of UK Rap. Mark your calendars for May 17th, 2024 – Jordy at The Brook Southampton is not just a performance; it's a celebration of the future of UK Rap. See you there!

Poster designed by Krome Vison @kromevsn.

Jordy

Essex-based rapper Jordy is one of the most respected voices within the thriving UK rap scene and owns the title of every ‘rappers, rapper’. 2021 was a big year for the artist who dropped his critically acclaimed ‘SMH’ project, was dubbed ‘one to watch for 22’ from Complex and Wonderland whilst also selling out his headline show at Werkhaus. Rapping as early as 8-years-old, his music is a complete representation of his personality which is honest, straight-talking, emotional whilst not taking himself or life too seriously. Retired from the capital to Essex, Jordy still has the DNA of a Londoner who has been brought up on Garage, Grime, Hip-Hop, and Reggae. He first discovered his obsession for music via vibrant music videos naming; Ludacris, Missy Elliot, 50 Cent, Eminem as early influences. Closer to home, he cites the likes of Ghetts, James Blake, Skepta, and JME as inspiration whilst mentioning comedy legend Dave Chapelle as a prominent figure.

Although rapping from a young age, it wasn't until 2017 when Jordy started to release professionally. Throughout his musical journey, he’s been lucky to have had huge career highlights that some would be happy to retire on. His full-circle moment happened when he featured on Ghetts’ Ghetto Gospel: The New Testament project, having listened to him since he was 4-years-old. Just prior to lockdown, Jordy performed with Ghetts to a sold-out show at Islington Assembly when he got to experience the entire room rap his lyrics alongside him. “A13” was another defining moment for him, now a fan favourite, it reached the masses with him displaying his lyrical ability and effortless flow. Not to forget Jordy’s work with JME on “Like Dat” and Kojey Radical on “Rollin My Sheets”.

Jordy’s passion and work ethic are reflected in the fact that he has always put in the hours and worked hard to fund his music, something he doesn't shy away from talking about and honesty that others should take note of. Jordy’s family and friends are at the centre of everything he does and he looks to his “council” as his biggest critics but also his most loyal supporters. Jojo Mukeza and Daniel Miles, the executive producers of “SMH” and “KMT”, have been in his life since he was 7-years-old and Jordy fondly calls them his big brothers and mentors. Describing his upbringing as “bouncing back and forth from mum to dad’s house” , as he got older this transcribed into an anger problem which he has proudly put to bed and now helps youngers going through similar growing pains.

Jordy will not stand for lateness but one thing he’s developed over the past few years is remarkable patience with himself and his artistry. Finding solace and headspace through endless hours of walking, he listens to beats and spits as he walks with locals knowing not to disturb. Jordy has unlocked new levels of creativity he didn’t know existed and harnesses his emotions with maturity which is now what sets him apart from others in the scene, stating “I'm not a rapper I’m an artist”

Baby Panna

Introducing Baby Panna, the UK Jazz rapper from Portsmouth, aged 23. After a decade in the music scene, his jazzy track "Moonlight" went viral on TikTok, earning him millions of Spotify streams and a global following.

Now, stepping into a new era, Baby Panna is set to electrify stages worldwide with his captivating presence and infectious energy. Stay tuned as he brings his unique blend of jazz and rap to life.

Reuben Aziz

20-year-old London-based, Southampton born singer/producer Reuben Aziz has emerged as one of this year's rising artists.

Backed by the likes of industry tastemakers including CLASH Magazine, NOTION, and HUNGER Magazine, and securing spots performing at Dot-To-Dot, New Culture, and CLASH’s ‘Next Wave’, Reuben is not one to miss. His musical journey began with a strong influence from his father's love for 90s and early 2000s hip-hop, which sparked his passion for music at a young age. Growing up singing in church and picking up the guitar at 11, Reuben found inspiration in artists like Ed Sheeran, Michael Jackson, Kanye West, and Pharrell, who influenced his desire to write and produce his own music. His debut single “Foot on the gas” has over 200k digital streams and over 100k YouTube views.

While his most recent single “find u” instantly created a rush of anticipation, leading to 11+ million views and nearly 12K creations to date at TikTok alone. With over 3 Million digital streams to date. Through a three-part series Reuben delves into different stages of relationships. "Running" explores the concept of entering relationships before fully loving oneself, depicting the dynamic of chasing love without self-awareness. "Come Through" captures the delusional yet euphoric honeymoon phase of relationships, emphasising the surface-level vibe that may overshadow deeper complexities. Finally, his next single "Healing" represents the concluding stage where individuals prioritise self-reliance and empowerment, recognising their own worth and independence after experiencing the ups and downs of love.

Curious and an authentic lyricist, Reuben has the innate ability to reflect on situations around him. This attention to detail enables him to speak openly to this generation who are bold, fearless and complex.

Isaiah Dreads
24 years of age and already an acclaimed MC and rapper, it’s safe to say that music pulses through the veins of Isaiah Dreads. After making music from the age of 9 years old and consistently releasing videos online he cemented himself as one of the country’s most promising MC’s. There was an epic Fire In The Booth with Charlie Sloth on BBC 1Xtra, an uplifting Warm Up Session on SBTV, BBC Live Lounge and various music videos across GRM Daily and Link Up TV. He has performed at various festivals across the UK including Glastonbury, Wireless, Bestival, Lovebox & Isle of Wight Festival. Through Spotify he has racked up over 9 million streams & this year he is set to release his new EP which is his “best work so far” - he is also part of Ubisofts latest Watchdogs game featuring twice on the soundtrack. Isaiah Dreads is going strength to strength this year and making very exciting steps in UK Hip Hop music.