End of an era, but start of a new chapter!

End of an era, but start of a new chapter!

JumpOffArenaThe Jumpoff Season finale also saw the final time that I will be hosting the event. I decided to retire from hosting duties at the end of the 2013 season so I could concentrate on the next chapter of my Hip Hop life, which involves my passion for acting.

I began hosting The Jumpoff live event in February 2004, so I have been down with the team for almost 10years. I met the team as a performer at first with my rap group Paragon, and we did a showcase at the event when they were based in a club called Sound, which was in London’s Leicester Square. Loving the vibe my team decided to collaborate with the fledgling organisation on the Paragon album launch party in February 2004. The event held at Scala (oh the irony) brought a huge crowd to the Kings Cross area of London, and the rest is history. Shortly afterwards I began hosting duties and have never looked back.


My time at the Jumpoff I have had the pleasure of meeting and working with some of the most talented people in Hip Hop culture. I could list a thousand names of the superstar recording artists, performers, and creatives I have met over the years, but I don’t need to do that. No ego’s here, as working for the Jumpoff has been a humbling experience. But I will say this… working with young people at the beginning of their creative journey, and having the pleasure to witness their successes has been the most memorable experience I have taken with me from my time with Jumpoff.
Again I could name lots of people here, but although this list is not the full contingent, it gives you a lil flava of what I’m trying to say. I’m talking about talented people such as Manny Norte, Charlie Sloth, Harmony, Labrinth, Mikey J, Davinche, Kimberly Jay, Flawless, Diversity, Twist & Pulse, Professor Green, Sway, Wretch 32, & Mr Hudson.
Although I was primarily involved with the live London event, working with The Jumpoff has taken me all over the UK, Europe and USA, supporting the other franchises such as WRC (World Rap Championships), Spin The Mic, and national tour support.2008_6_newT

I’m not going to long this out, but I will say the strength of the live show is the crowd, whom I affectionally refer to as the Jumpoff Family. The support you have shown me over the years is second to none, and I have a lot of love for each and everyone of you. These days the audience consists of the ‘long time die hard’ fans of the brand ,and the young people who’s older siblings once attended, and now they can also. Trendsetting, talented, creative, opinionated, funny, sexy, fly as hell people that know how to have fun. I will miss each and everyone of you.

So for now it’s goodbye from the centre of that colosseum we call The Jumpoff arena, and hello once again from a TV or cinema screen real soon.

S/O my compadre’s Harry & Ara, and much respect for the compilation video (& the champers!)