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Crewe Rapper looks forward to Stage Return

Article: Jonathan White

Jamie Lynch, aged 27 from Crewe, is a rapper and spoken word artist who is looking forward to teaching and performing as lockdown restrictions ease.

Jamie Lynch performs at the inaugural concert at the redeveloped Crewe Market Hall

Rapping is a musical form of vocal delivery that incorporates rhyme, rhythmic speech, and street vernacular, which is performed or chanted in a variety of ways, usually over a backing beat or musical accompaniment.

Jamie has rapped since he was 21 years old. 

He has been writing his own rap lyrics since the age of 20.

He was attracted to rap by free-styling and thinking up lyrics spontaneously. Once he began to write lyrics he was able to further develop narrative and storytelling based from his own experiences. 

His musical influences are Eminem, Hopsin, Joyner Lucas, Bugzy Malone, Avicii, Green Day, Blink 182, Linkin Park & more. 

Jamie advises new rappers to try new things and step outside your comfort zones, as this allows opportunity for growth. Draw inspiration from people you admire and connect with likeminded people that help better your skill. It is a process that takes time. The more dedication you put into your music, the more you will develop and build confidence whether it’s lyric writing, performing or networking & collaborating with other artists/musicians. A positive attitude goes along way and always be kind to the people you meet/ work with. It takes a lot of bravery to step on stage and express yourself as an individual…part of hip hop is to speak your truth, so always remember to keep it real! 

Jamie is now looking to deliver rap workshops as lockdown restrictions ease and plans to make new music in the near future.

Jamie recently performed at the inaugural concert at the redeveloped Crewe Market Hall. Due to government Covid restrictions at the time the concert was behind closed doors but streamed via Facebook.

Jamie Lynch said: 

“Welcome to Crewe where we create 
New opportunities open to 
The local community 
Inspiring younger & older generations 
To take part within the arts 

Let’s start the conversation 
You have your say 
What would you like to see 
In the town centre today? 

A creative space where we can get together 
Pick up the pace and learn new skills 
Reach out to the needs of the NEET 
And give people something to do other than hang on the street 

Open up apprenticeships so that they to can land on their feet 
Further employment opportunities 
With skills that can cross field 

Using the skills that you already wield
But like Crewe I got to keep it REAL!! 
For the everyday person like me or you 
With a fresh set of ambition and a dream to peruse 

Who knows there could be something out there for you right now 
All you gotta do is get down to the town and see what’s going down 
Any masterclasses or workshops 
You know I especially like the hip hop 

From a participant to a practitioner
From a facilitator to event manager 
6 years down the line 
And I’m having a great time 

With rooms full of laughter 
Happy ever after 
Fairy tail madness 
Found my joy at last! 

And these skills can be taught 
Passed on and shared 
Let’s make the arts 
A strong part of Crewe’s culture 

It’s not about being perfect 
It’s about giving it ago 
Finding something you like 
And the next thing you know

New doors open up 
Paths begin to pave way 
Tell me what do you see 
In a vision for Crewe today.”

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