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Xidus Pain

Xidus Pain

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Xidus Pain

is a Rap Artist, Urban Music tutor, Arts Award Adviser, Mentor, Music Leader, Host, Events Organiser, HipHop Spokes man, Project manager, an award winning music Practitioner and also a Director at Beat This who specialises in:




  • Freestyling, Self expression, Help with Rhythm & Flow
  • Lyric writing (Verses / Choruses) /Metaphors / Similes/ Multi Syllabic Rhyme Schemes.
  • Performance techniques/ Stage presence & awareness / Crowd control
  • Confidence building/Group work (Bringing groups together) /Mind Mapping
  • Street Poetry / Spoken word / Story telling/ Song Writing /Melodies/
  • Bringing Positivity & enjoyment whilst learning / Sharing the Knowledge & The History behind HipHop as a culture.

Xidus The Artist

As an artist Xidus was mentored by HipHop legends Sugarhill Gang & Melle Mel & performed live alongside them. He has worked with countless MC’s & music producers from all over the world & gets regular air play on BBC Radio, Heart FM, 97.5 Kemet FM, UCB (United Christian Broadcast), Suspect Packages Radio show, BBC Radio 1Xtra, Itch FM and many other stations. Xidus was featured on Nu Electro Vol:3 (street Sounds records ) which earned him a number one song for over a month in the electro charts holding off competition from legendary Rap Artist like KRS1 & Just Ice to name a few. Music mogul and entrepreneur Morgan Khan said “Xidus is one of the best MC’s to come out of the UK in many years”. Xidus is also a regular freestyler on BBC Radio he has been featured on the Breakfast show, BBC Chat Rooms, BBC introducing and BBC6 Music on Tony Robinson’s show were he was tipped to be an artist to look out for in 2014. Xidus was also a finalist at the UK Unsigned at the 02 Shepherds Bush Empire he was also invited to Abby Road Studio’s & Maida Vale studios by the BBC to attend various Music Master Class’s with some of the best Artist, A&R’s, Lyric writers, DJ’s, radio host & producers in the UK people such as Gary Barlow, Wretch 32, Tom Robinson, Zane Lowe & many more. Xidus has performed all over the UK at events such as The legendary WARPED Tour 2013 at Alexandra Palace, Boom Bap HipHop Festival, Pint of Science festival & Sounds like London live. Xidus is also a member of The Universal Zulu Nation & Guerrilla Republik which are two of HipHops biggest educational organisations. Xidus was awarded “Best Community Leader” at the YMA (Youth Music Awards) in 2014.

Work Experience / Achievements

  • Won BBC Radio 1 Rap show Rap battle hosted by Tim Westwood -1999

  • The Junction (Cambridge) Event Organiser / Performer / Graphic designer -1999

  • Mentored by and Performed with Sugarhill Gang & GrandMaster Melle Mel – 1999

  • Confetti (Institute of creative technologies)- Studied music technology

  • 8Mile Rap Battle Finalist against Professor Green

  • ThrowDown Rap Battle Champion 2 years running

  • Nacro – Lyric Writing Workshop Practitioner- 2006

  • Drinksense – Guest Host -2006 /2007

  • UK Unsigned finalist at O2 Shepherds Bush Empire – 2010

  • Social Youth Theatre Experience –Music Practitioner 2011

  • Supported New York Rap Legend Donald D -2011

  • Leap Forward (Peterborough City Council) – Lyric writing Practitioner – 2011

  • Young Lives – Guest Artist / judge for Cambridgeshire’s got Talent 2012

  • Live BBC Rap Freestyle for the Queens Diamond Jubilee 2012

  • LIVE & AMPED WCCYM- Performer 2012

  • Live BBC Rap Freestyle for the London Olympics 2012

  • Freestyle Jam with Music Legends Massive Attack – 2012

  • Peterborough Festival 2012 / 2013 – Performer & Practitioner

  • Performed at The B.I.T.C Business Awards Gala Dinner 2012 / 2014

  • BoomBap Festival – 2012 / 2014 (As a performer / Host)

  • Young Lives Guest Judge for Peterborough’s got talent 2012

  • Guerrilla Republik European tour – Performer 2013

  • Beat Orchestra ( Vivacity / Beat This / Britten Sinfonia)- Music Leader 2012 / 2013

  • BOXPARK Shoreditch – Performance 2013

  • 20 Stories High – Lyric Writing Workshop Practitioner / Performer / 2013

  • Kaplan International Colleges – Lyric Writing Workshop Practitioner 2013

  • Pint Of Science Festival(HipHop and the Brain debate) – Performer & Spokesman 2013

  • Salon London (Science, Art, Psychology) – Guest Speaker 2013

  • Had music video Premier at Cambridge Film festival at Picture House Cinema 2013

  • WARPED Tour 2013 (Alexandra palace) – Performer

  • Squeaky Gate (Cambridge Regional College)– Urban Music Tutor 2013 -2014

  • Nexus (Fostering)- Lyric Writing Workshop Practitioner 2012 / 2013 / 2014

  • Sin Cru – (Urban Sinfonie/ Sinstitute Of HipHop ) MC Workshop leader – 2012 / 2013/2014

  • Symmertry Festival – Performer 2014

  • NozStock Festival – Performer 2014

  • Willow festival – Music Leader / Performer / Host 2014 

  • YMA Award for Best Community Leader 2014

  • Wilds LodgeSchool (Therapeutic School) – 2014

 Xidus the Music Practitioner/ Mentor / Tutor

 Xidus has been working as a music Practitioner for over 5 years he has delivered workshops all across the UK and has worked alongside many great music and theatre companies and HipHop organisations such as 20 Stories high, Drink Sense, Britten Sinfonia, ADeC, Metal, Nacro, Young Lives, The Garage, Sin Cru, Nexus fostering, Youth Offenders team, Vivacity and many more. He has also worked with a wide range of different schools & colleges such as Kaplan International College, Wellend Primary school (which helped the class to win 2awards at the Youth Film Festival 1 for best song the other best video), Phoenix School (Peterborough), Peterborough City college, Hampton College, Soham Village College, Thomas Clarkson Academy, Squeaky Gate (Cambridge Regional College) and many more. Xidus specialises in working with different age groups within a very diverse community, students in PRU’s, mainstream schools, Colleges and students with complex communication disabilities.

Xidus Quote

 “I love helping people through music its very therapeutic and helps the students to become more socially aware, to work well in groups and to articulate and express themselves I promote and conduct this on stage and in Workshops in a positive manner. I believe HipHop as a culture (Beatboxing, Rapping, Breakdance/ Street Dance, Graffiti, DJing) gives a voice to the voiceless and it also provides many positive outlets for self expression.”

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