Rider Shafique is a lyricist, poet, MC and recording artist from Gloucester, UK.
A prolific and versatile MC at both live events and recording, with countless features across dub, dancehall, hip hop, dubstep and drum & bass.
Supplying the first release for Young Echo Sound record label, with his spoken word double single, I-Dentity / Freedom Cry. Boomkat reviewed; “Sterling first volley from Bristol’s Young Echo Records, featuring Rider Shafique’s incisive, intimate reflections on I-Dentity in modern Britain. Perhaps best received as a clear response to the divisive, race-baiting politics of our times, in both parts Shafique presents an ice-cool yet impassioned dissection, his thoughts in a rooted, low-key style that resonates with the delivery and impetus of classic dub poetry from Linton Kwesi Johnson and Mutubaruka. Highly recommended!”
Most recently working with Swindle on his new album for Brownswood Recordings – No More Normal, Rider Shafique features on two tracks alongside Kojey Radical and D Double E.
Rider Shafique lends his lyrics and flow to the music of the most well-known producers and record labels in the electronic music scene. In addition to those mentioned: Kahn, Submotion Orchestra, Author, J.Sparrow, Sam Binga, Gantz, O$VMV$M, Ishan Sound, Deep Medi, Critical Music & Navy Cut.