RAW TALENT was conceived towards the end of 1999.

For those of you who know the following names, you will be familiar with certain members of RAW TALENT : "Most Wanted crew", "Ricochet", "The Unique-Sound", and the MOBO nominated best unsigned act "Impeccable". (Members from these groups initialised the start of RAW TALENT )

Raw Talent's initial aims were to write for, produce, and develop artists, putting them on the right road for music deals. Essentially, helping artists create the music they wanted to create, and showing them how to make a living through music.

The opening years were very exciting and a huge eye opener for Raw Talent .

Raw Talent member Lee Wolfe followed up his "Stars in your eyes" success (as Will Smith) by signing a record deal with the famous pop band "N-Trance"

Film pic story

Raw Talents good community spirit saw them embark on a project that was designed to unite the youths of Nottingham and bring an end to the non-sensesical black on black violence between different areas of the city.

The Project was called Stop The Violence with youths from different areas working together to produce a movie/documentary, music video and sound-track.

The Raw Talent Stop The Violence project was supported by appearances from top black British music artists and International Reggae artists who each gave valuable preventative advice. Artists in the Stop the Violence documentary included Ms Dynamite, Artful Dodger, Mis-teeq, Omar, Vivian Jones, More Fire crew, & Oxide n Neutrino (to name a few)

More Fire story
Mis-teeq story
Ms Dynamite story
Omar story
Shola Ama story

Following the tragic but violent murders of several youths in Nottingham & the Midlands Raw Talents positive local message of Stop The Violence was catapulted to a national level and there local campaign became one of the biggest Anti Gun/Drugs campaign in the UK .

The campaign was sponsored by the Blues & Soul Magazine, Choice FM, and MTV Base, with a national tour being organised to take the message to 10 UK cities. On the tour with Raw Talent was Ms Dynamite, Lisa-Maffia, Big Brovaz, Fallacy, TY, Nasty Crew (Including Jammer, D Double E, & Kano) and Shola Ama (to name a few).

Raw Talent's Stop The Violence CD reached n.o. 52 in the National Urban Charts and inspired many local organisations to follow suit with more & more youths wanting to work on positive music related projects.

Sarah Watmore story
A1 story
Honeyz story
Flip n Fill story
Suga Babes story

The Raw talent organisation then embarked on discovering and developing the best club tracks by artists in the East Midlands to have on there nationwide distributed compilation CD series Diamonds in the Ruff, and Uncut & Raw.

Diamonds in the Ruff is a mainstream club compilation CD featuring well structured, hooky RnB, Hip Hop, Reggae/Dancehall, Vocal Garage & DnB songs.

Uncut & Raw is an underground club compilation CD featuring heavy basslines and allows freedom of expression (e.g. explicit lyrics) in the format of Soul , UK -Grime, Hip Hop, Bashment and Bassline House songs.

Through music Raw talent have developed partnerships and working relations with many club music labels such as: Ministry of Sound, Locked On, All around The world, stealth, Jet star, Green Sleeve, and Hed Kandi.

Raw Talent currently run a popular under 18's event in Nottingham highlighting the best up & comers and delivering the most banging sounds of the time to hundreds of youths from across the region. Raw Talent also work with local promoters, colleges, and university societies holding residencies at several night clubs like The Bomb night club, popular for its association with BBC Radio1 & 1Xtra.

Raw Talent have had vast amounts of media coverage and reviews by many top TV shows, magazines and broad-sheets, such as: The Sun, Blues & Soul magazine, News of The World, Smash Hits, Shout, The Voice, Pride Magazine, ITV-1, BBC-2 News Night, BBC Breakfast show, GMTV, MTV, Newsround, Channel-5 (to name a few)

You are viewing the text version of this site.

To view the full version please install the Adobe Flash Player and ensure your web browser has JavaScript enabled.

Need help? check the requirements page.

Get Flash Player