BBC Radio 1Xtra today announced, The voice of the streets, Kenny Allstar as the new presenter of the station’s Friday night show (9-11pm) beginning 12th October.
Kenny has been making music, broadcasting, DJ’ing and producing since a young age & has worked with the hottest names in the industry such as Ghetts, Hardy Caprio, Headie One. Mike Skinner, Atich and many more. He has also pioneered the ‘Mad About Bars’ series featuring Grime, drill and afro swing rappers on Friday evenings.
Kenny will present the slot previously hosted by DJ Semtex who is leaving 1Xtra after 15 years on the station.
Kenny Allstar Says: “I’ve been dreaming of this moment for over nine years, finally I have a full time show on 1Xtra, I’m super gassed and excited to embark on this new chapter. I want to showcase the music and culture I fell in love with over a decade ago. Throughout my come up I’ve been a part of the journeys of artists who have now etched their names in this beautiful scene we call UK rap music. I would like to thank 1Xtra and most importantly the people for seeing my vision with this opportunity.”
Mark Strippel, Head of Programmes, BBC Radio 1Xtra says: “Kenny Allstar is the ‘voice of the streets’ and a core champion for the UK scene. We’ve been talking for months about his next move post-graduation from our 1Xtra Residency, and we’re pleased to be able to give him his own show. He’s one of the hardest-working DJ’s on the scene and his time has arrived.
Respect is due to Semtex for such an immense contribution to 1Xtra across more than 15 years. He will always be one of the 1Xtra originals, part of the history of this place, and we thank him for his contribution to the station, Hip-Hop and the culture.”