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Lyric Writing



The Hold Up is a collective of Emcees, Writers, DJs and Hip-Hop Educators based throughout South Wales in the UK


We have a serious passion for sharing our skills and experience

Every one of us lives for our art and is dedicated to encouraging creative expression

We visit schools, colleges, youth clubs, etc. We can also arrange a suitable space to meet your requirements, with a number of great alternative spaces across South Wales at our disposal

"The Hold Up gave me my first opportunity to perform live.. They have been an integral part to my development. Be it with my confidence on the mic or through helping with collaborations. The Hold Up are are a shining light for the community of Welsh Hip Hop in an otherwise segregated scene."


Dan M



"I'm from a time in Cardiff Hip Hop, that's long gone! But it's so refreshing and revitalising to see the flame still burning in the manifestation of 'The Hold Up'.


Thank you, for keeping our Welsh Hip Hop torch burning! You're very much appreciated by many people."


John B.