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So Solid Crew announce Brighton gig

The Argus: Lisa Maffia is performing with So Solid Crew in Brighton Lisa Maffia is performing with So Solid Crew in Brighton

Controversial rap collective So Solid Crew has announced plans for their first gig in ten years.

The group have announced that they will perform at the Concorde 2 in Brighton on April 17.

It will be the first time the original line-up of Lisa Maffia, Romeo, Asher D and MC Harvey will appear on stage together in a decade.

The group were dogged by controversy after hitting the top of the charts with their hit 21 Seconds in 2001, but Concorde 2 owner Russell Hayes said that he had no concerns about security.

He said: “It is really good news for us, a lot of the original names are in there.

“It is part of a national tour being promoted by a national promoter and they will have done the ground work in terms of security.

“As far as hip hop acts are concerned we have put on quite a lot in the last few years and there has never been any trouble, so I have no reason to believe any will start now.

“I run a tight door crew and they know a lot of the faces.”

Shortly after the release of 21 Seconds, So Solid member Skat D (Darren Weir) was convicted of breaking a 15-year-old fan’s jaw in two places after she had refused his sexual advances.

In the weeks before their debut album’s release in November of that year, two men were wounded in a shooting at a London Astoria gig. Although the incident was nothing to do with the band, a nationwide tour was cancelled.

In March 2001, an 18-year-old fan was stabbed and beaten to death during a street fight after the band's appearance at a nightclub in Luton. No member of So Solid Crew was involved.

A spokeswoman for Sussex Police said: “Our planning and events department are aware and we will monitor the event as part of the normal policing of the night time economy.”

Tickets for the Brighton gig will go on sale on Friday, March 1.

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4:49pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Hoarder12345444 says...

I quite liked them back in the day, and would like to go, but I will not be going for a number of reasons I shall not be disclosing.
I quite liked them back in the day, and would like to go, but I will not be going for a number of reasons I shall not be disclosing. Hoarder12345444
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5:10pm Wed 27 Feb 13

kkj says...

I won't be going either. Anyone else not going?
I won't be going either. Anyone else not going? kkj
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5:15pm Wed 27 Feb 13

vivahate says...

There is just no way I'm going.
There is just no way I'm going. vivahate
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5:15pm Wed 27 Feb 13

vivahate says...

There is just no way I'm going.
There is just no way I'm going. vivahate
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5:21pm Wed 27 Feb 13

dhamallamafarmer says...

Just how controversial can a band which hasn't performed in a decade be?
Just how controversial can a band which hasn't performed in a decade be? dhamallamafarmer
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5:59pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Plunge says...

Hmmm, don't think I'll bother going...
Hmmm, don't think I'll bother going... Plunge
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11:08pm Wed 27 Feb 13

greeg2 says...

Is this not the lot whose big love ballad was "suck my d***"?hmm,I won't be going either.
Is this not the lot whose big love ballad was "suck my d***"?hmm,I won't be going either. greeg2
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8:51am Thu 28 Feb 13

Crystal Ball says...

Will the gig last 21s?
Will the gig last 21s? Crystal Ball
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11:13am Thu 28 Feb 13

Roundbill says...

The world can stop holding its breath.
I'd love to go, but my toe hurts. Maybe catch them at Wembley or the 02.
The world can stop holding its breath. I'd love to go, but my toe hurts. Maybe catch them at Wembley or the 02. Roundbill
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