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Hip-Hop educator, lyricist, rapper and mother of two, Rufus Mufasa released her fantastic album ‘Fur Coats From The Lion’s Den’ last month. The 14-track album is a fusion of folk, hip-hop, soul and poetry, telling a story of grief, love and motherhood.

From Ammanford and based in Pontypridd, Rufus says the album is partly inspired by and in tribute to her late friend Anthony Hughes aka DJ Brave Toaster who passed away suddenly in 2015, and who was one quarter of Welsh hip-hop group Dope Biscuits with Rufus, producer Jamey P and rapper Ferny Mac.

In 2015 she was awarded the prestigious Barbican Fellowship with Literature Wales, to develop a collaboration with young people through education, via hip-hop and spoken word. During the programme she travelled throughout Europe, performed in New York and headlined the Helsinki Literature Festival mentoring Finnish poets. Rufus also runs writing and spoken word workshops with young people in schools and communities, and at Parc Prison with prisoners and young offenders.

Rufus has handpicked this line up which includes Beatbox Tangent, playwright Eric Ngalle Charles, Wounded Healers, Dope Biscuits and Bel Blue