J-Smirk talks Newcastle International Film Festival Nomination

Hip-hop experimentalist J-Smirk has been nominated for an award at this year’s Newcastle International Film Festival.

Co-directed by J-Smirk and his good friend Caden Elliott, the “Go Back” music video originally dropped back in September 2017 and has now been recognised as one of the best short films to come out of the North East in the last year. We caught up with J to chat more about the film, his upcoming gig at 02 Academy Newcastle and what makes a ‘serious’ upcoming rapper.


00:00 – ‘Go Back’ nomination details
05:28 – Importance of Videos
06:50 – Screening Dates
08:37 – 02 Academy Show
10:18 – The North East Migos?
12:39 – Younger Talent on the bill
13:30 – What makes a ‘serious’ upcoming rapper?
16:20 – Tickets for the academy show?

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