What: TURNT: PRESENTS SNEAKBO Live & Direct!
Who: Sneakbo Supported: One Berna & DjFirestarr
When: SUNDAY 6TH MAY, 22:30 – 04:00
Where: Ballare in Cambridge, (Lion Yard, Heidelburg Gardens, Cambridge CB2 3NA).
This Bank Holiday Sunday, Cambridge will host South London’s Sneakbo and East London’s rising star – Berna.
“Come a witness the hottest UK artist come and shutdown the Bank Holiday proceedings at TURNT, exclusively, expect to hear ALL the bangers and brand new joints from the new BRIXTON album!” You can find the facebook event here.
Despite having been releasing music for over eight years, Sneakbo released his debut album Brixton in March 2018.
However, in 2011 the South London rapper was saved from an eight-month jail sentence by his song The Wave, which had charted three weeks previously, and on the day of the trial the song had charted at #48. The judge, Ian Bourne QC, commented “You are someone who has some talent judging by what I have read and heard about you. You are fortunate in these times to have a job and support from your manager. I’m told all this is in jeopardy if I jail you today. I hope you realise I’m giving you a chance to stay out of prison and it is up to you to comply with the conditions [to not contact his victim and to live at his manager’s home in Waltham Cross, Essex”
The Jetski wave rapper has already hit over a million on INTRO – TAKEN OFF THE DEBUT BRIXTON ALBUM and SNEAKBO – LIVING. Followed by the release of the visuals to Back Then on his YouTube channel on 15th April.
Not to forget the incredibly talented Berna who is supporting Sneakbo on the night. Berna is the name that’s been ringing bells over the last year, who has been creating a buzz online with his freestyles. He’s most known for his game changing Bl@ckbox freestyle that currently has over a million views on YouTube. Similar to Santan Dave, Berna has caught the attention of many with his hard hitting bars and freestyles such as BL@CKBOX S9 Ep. 28/100 in July 2016 followed by his Fire in the Booth in June 2017.
The East London rapper, originally from Stratford but now residing in Essex, lost his brother ‘Champion Ganda’ who was stabbed 11 times in Sandringham Road, Forest Gate, and died at the scene on May 9, 2013. Berna’s brother was only 17 years old when his life was brutally taken. Berna said in an interview: “My biggest inspiration is my older brother who passed away, which is everything that’s driving me to be where I am right now.”
The talented rapper (Berna’s brother who performed under the name Chrome) collapsed a short distance from the attack, which happened just outside Sandringham Primary School in Forest Gate. Amani Lynch, then 17, knifed Champion Ganda 11 times in the shocking broad-daylight attack, piercing his lung and inflicting wounds so deep the knife chipped the bone. Judge Wendy Joseph QC sentenced Lynch to 14 years in youth detention, saying he had “committed himself to a life of serious organised crime” despite his young age.
However, Berna has used his past experiences to drive his music career. In April East London’s Berna returned to GRM daily with two videos in one – Alcatel & Likkle Bit.
Cambridge is not a new venue to Sneakbo, he performed at Ballare back in 2014! And in 2012!
Cambridge showed me The Wave 🎉💯❤️ #DontSayWordQ
— SNEAKBO #Brixton2ndMarch (@Sneakbo) 4 March 2014
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