Split Prophets are a Hip Hop collective from Bristol in the South of England. They came to the scene in 2011 with their E.P. Scribbled Thoughts with a host of music videos and fresh talent.
Since 2011 Split Prophets have gone from being an act to watch out for, to some of the UK’s most respected and revered emcees. Not just as a collective, but also as solo artists, collaborating with some of Great Britain’s hip hop heavy weights such as Mystro, Life Mc, Evil Ed and more, as well as collaborations with international artists such as the BDC crew from Athens, Greece, and Dizzy Dustin from California’s Ugly Duckling.
In 2012, Wordplay, the UK’s leading hip hop culture magazine voted Split Prophets the best crew of the year, as well as Datkid taking video of the year with ‘Home By 8’ and nearly scraping album of the year.There was a continuation of steady releases and videos throughout 2012 into 2013, backed by a steady flow of shows up and down the country and abroad.
Split Prophets supported some of Hip Hops legends, from both the UK and overseas. Some of these acts included: Wu Tang, KRS One, MF Doom, Akil the Mc (Jurassic5), R.A The Rugged man, DJ Premier, Mad Professor, Pete Rock, Immortal Technique, Masta Ace, Jehst, Phi Life Cypher, Taskforce, Klashnekoff, Stig of The Dump, Genesis Elijah and many more.
In 2013 Split Prophets travelled to Berne, in Switzerland, to play at one of the cities most famous autonomous venues, the Dachstock. This was the first of many shows abroad which saw the team travel to Outlook Festival in Croatia, and to Montpellier and Millau, in France, to perform at the extreme sports festival the Natural Games, to a crowd of 12,000+. Split Prophets are also regulars at some of Britains favourite festivals such as Nozstock, BoomBap, Nass and Boomtown.
The release of Bil Next and Paro’s Weedmasons E.P. kicked off 2014, expanding the fan base and the groups body of work. In the two year period Split Prophets have grown from producing a small number of CDs to operating a record label producing not only CDs but vinyl and digital download, of the highest quality. Split Prophets have got close ties with local clothing companies, ESM, Merkwood and Squared Roots, all of which produce Split Prophets merchandise which have sold excellently and continue to do so.
This year will see the ongoing barrage of new music and productivity for Split Prophets, including a selection of international shows and multiple releases, as well as shows up and down the country.