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Foreign Beggars Biography
In Dubai 1993, the pair Dag Nabbit and Orifice Vulgatron would team up and later join James Miller, aka Dj Nonames, and MC Metropolis to create the Hip-hop/Grime/Dubstep group the Foreign Beggars. Based in London, the foursome is well recognized for transforming UK Hip-hop by fusing it with Dance music. They have continued to evolve while unfolding their success story.
The separation of the original two a couple years later wouldn’t stop the music; with Dag Nabbit in Norway and Orifice Vulgatron in London, both continued with their work. In London, they reconnected and outfitted a studio to continue spitting sounds, heard on the internet and pirate stations. They also played at raves and all the while supported Mampi Swift, Dj Craze, Skinnyman, Skibba, Ed Rush, Optical and some others.
In 2000, Dj Nonames and Metropolis first met at school. The two hooked up with Focused Few and began touring and throwing parties, making connections with other musicians. Orifice Vulgatron was introduced to Nonames and with each artists’ associates, Dag Nabbit and Metropolis, the foursome formed Foreign Beggars in 2002, frequently working alongside beat boxer Shlomo. They have released 3 albums under their own label, Dented Records.
The group’s first album dropped in 2003, titled Asylum Speakers.
In 2004, Foreign Beggars won Best New Act at the 04 UK Hip Hop Awards. They were also voted Best Group in 2005 at the Lyric Pad Hip Hop Awards.
The album Stray Point Agenda and mixtape Bukakke Ski Trip were released in 2006.
From 06-08, Foreign Beggars hosted their own BBC radio show every Saturday night.
In 2008, Asylum Agenda was released then United Colours of Beggattron in 2009.
Since their release of United Colours of Beggatron, which landed them a spot on the 2010 UK Prodigy Tour, the group has had many European Festival appearances including Dour Festival, Glastonbury, Exit Festival, and Giles Peterson‘s Worldwide Festival held in Sete, France.
In 2010, they were nominated for Best European Hip Hop Act at the Urban Music Awards. At the 2010 Dubstep Forum Awards, they reieved a nomiation for Best Vocalists/MC. The same year, Foreign Beggars released “Scatta,” with mega EDM star Skrillex, pushing the group into the mainstream.
The group has released more than a dozen singles including “Badman Riddim,“released in 2011. EPs The Harder They Fall and I’m Hard Over You were also dropped.
Today, the Foreign Beggars are noted for their energetic and lively performances. The group does over 100 gigs a year with high profile artists from various genres such as Kyza and Dr. Syntax. Within the past seven years, the group has enjoyed extensive touring in many locations, including Europe, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, China, Dubai and the Arctic Circle. Various artists they’ve supported include Amy Winehouse, Public Enemy, Ian Brown, Snoop Dogg and The Prodigy.
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