Celebrating two decades since their inception, renowned collective Foreign Beggars has announced a series of high-energy shows to commemorate their 20-year milestone and pay tribute to their late brother, Ebow Graham (aka Metropolis), who tragically passed away in 2020.
The Foreign Beggars Anniversary Showcase promises to be an unforgettable experience for fans worldwide, featuring explosive live performances, a special audiovisual (AV) show, and limited edition releases.
At the heart of the reunion tour is the celebration of their iconic album "Asylum Speakers," hailed as "The greatest Unsung UK Hip Hop Album of all time" by DJ Mag. Released twenty years ago, this seminal record solidified Foreign Beggars' position as trailblazers of the UK hip-hop movement. Its enduring appeal continues to resonate with fans globally, showcasing the group's lyrical prowess and boundary-pushing sound.
The AV show, an integral part of the anniversary celebration, will feature never-before-seen footage, music, and a heartfelt dedication to the life and work of Ebow Graham. This extraordinary audiovisual experience serves as a moving tribute to the immense talent and contribution of their fallen brother, leaving a lasting impact on audiences.
In addition to the live performances and AV show, Foreign Beggars will be releasing a limited edition 20-year anniversary vinyl series and exclusive merchandise. The vinyl collection will include remastered versions of their most beloved tracks and remixes, accompanied by artwork that pays homage to the group's rich history. This unique collection offers fans and collectors the opportunity to own a piece of hip-hop history, encapsulating Foreign Beggars' remarkable journey over the past two decades.
Orifice Vulgatron, one of the founding members of Foreign Beggars, expressed their excitement about the upcoming milestone, stating,
"We are incredibly excited to come together once again to celebrate our 20-year milestone. These showcases are a testament to the enduring spirit of our brotherhood and the immense amount of energy, love, and inspiration we've found through the hip-hop community and the UK music scene as a whole. We can't wait to share this special experience with our fans and pay tribute to the memory of our brother, Metropolis."
The Foreign Beggars Anniversary Showcase will kick off in London, followed by shows in Budapest, Prague, and Warsaw. Tickets will be available for purchase starting today, and fans are encouraged to secure their tickets promptly due to the anticipated high demand.