UK’s First Hip Hop School

The group Baby People are doing something amazing and cool in UK for kids who want to build their career in music. They have opened a new studio Unit 12 on Sneinton Market with the aim of offering creative educational opportunities to young people in music production, creative writing and lyrics, breakdance aerosol and graffiti art and more.


Their core team features graffiti work by some of Nottingha’s best graffiti artists including Dilk, founder of Nottingham’s Montana Shop in Hockley, Tim Onga, Bizca, Mr Off, Tali and Flash. While studies commence there during day time, the studio that is open commercially in the evening can also be used by youngsters from across the area.

Baby People’s educational work covers everything from workshops to full academic placements. They work from primary school age to adult education focusing on working with young people who struggle in a mainstream educational set up. Most courses can include qualifications from Level 1 to Level 3 units.

The professionals working with the kids are UK’s champion breakdancers, commissioned artists, MCs, Songwriters and producers who have played on BBC Radio 1, BBC 6Music, BBC Introducing, 1Xtra and MTV and toured with JayZ and Mark Ronson.  

Baby People has been around since 2005 and have studios in Derby, Wolverhampton and Nottingham. According to Baby J, founder of Baby People, having a studio in Sneinton Market is great because of all the creative businesses in that area. The goal is for the young people to get access to this environment with creative minds. Baby People are also known for running events and festivals in the region and nationally including Love Music Hate rtacism and Punch Record’s Bass Festival. They have also regularly brought big names to the region such as Asian Dub Foundation, Bashy, Scorcher and more.  

Baby People is a music and arts development organisation. The UK’s first dedicated Hip Hop school which uses art and culture to engage and support the needs of the most deprived in our communities. We believe that art and music can be empowering tools and forms of expression for people in all stages of life. – Find out more about them here –