Ulverston musician produces Christmas rapping video with a twist

The Westmorland Gazette: Ulverston musician produces Christmas rapping video with a twist Ulverston musician produces Christmas rapping video with a twist

AN ULVERSTON-rapper has challenged the conventional Christmas carol by producing a hip-hop infused festive song with a twist.

Andy Dykes is a member of the rap duo Beat Convention and has recorded a version of the popular carol 'O Come O Come Emmanuel' as part of the University of Cumbria Chaplaincy Service Christmas celebrations.

Working with a group of friends, he produced a video of the track, which was shown at the university's carol service at the campus Chapel.

Singers from Carlisle Cathedral's choir and the Chaplain to the University of Cumbria, the Rev Matthew Firth, were among the performers.

Andy, 22, is originally from Ulverston.

He graduated from Durham University with a degree in computer science and he undertook youth work in Montreal before beginning his internship at the University of Cumbria as a chaplaincy intern.

Lyrics of the hip-hop re-mix include, ‘we all sing oh come let us adore, but are you sure what you’re asking for?’ and challenges the listener to stop and consider what Christmas is all about.

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