Hennessy, the world’s leading iconic cognac brand, steeped in 250 years of history and embedded within music culture, has linked up with South East London’s newest live music venue and food hub, The Queen of the South and cultural platform Cloud X to celebrate the individuals behind the creative music movement in South London.

Hennessy’s commitment to music is Globally recognised having been at the forefront of music culture and the drink of choice of many music legends from Nas & Stefflon Don. Hennessy is proudly committed to supporting and empowering new musical artists and the communities and ‘the South London Renaissance’ is yet another example of them empowering local London culture and giving them a platform to be heard.

Whilst many London music venues are either under threat or have closed their doors, ‘The Queen of the South’, has created an inclusive, dynamic and up-close-and-personal live music experience that celebrates the local culture and community. Throughout April the ‘South London Renaissance’ will run every Friday celebrating the brand-new music venue with the best Hennessy serves and a line-up of London’s rising artists & DJ’s.

Kicking off on 5th April with one of London’s biggest underground MC’s BAWO, followed up with live sets from; self-styled skin-head soul star ETTA BOND, cult rap singer FINN FOXELL, South London Rap Collective HOUSE OF PHARAOHS, British-Bengali singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist TARA LILLY. With exclusive DJ sets from; RINSE FM Boiler Room vinyl only spinner Peckham Legend ONEMAN, Reprezent Radio’s TEE ALI, Brixton Radio and Cloud X Resident JOJO, plus DJ Circuit Royalty & DJ Boss lady IZZY BOSSY.

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Founder of the Queen of the South and legendary SE London boozer The Prince Of Peckham Clement Ogbonnaya says; ‘’We’re thrilled to relaunch this series at our new venue, Queen Of The South. We’re big on providing unmatched cultural experiences that live beyond the nights and the South London Renaissance will achieve this; bringing people together and exposing them to the best talent in the scene. We have a mission to be kingmakers and champions for the local community by giving grassroots talents the platform to launch themselves at either one of our South London venues and we’re doing this in style with our partners Hennessy and Cloud X, so head down and join us at the South London Renaissance.”

Hennessy is one of THE most quoted brands in the history of Hip-Hop with artists like NAS, Tupac, Mobb Deep & Busta Rhymes all calling out the brand as well as the new breed of UK rappers like Tion Wayne, Stormzy & Stefflon Don showing their respects. So it’s only right that guests can expect a duo of Hennessy cocktails to compliment the iconic Henny and Apple mixer, crafted by the expert mixologists at ‘The Queen of The South’ including; The Hennessy Bramble – a fresh summertime zesty concoction with crème de Mure, lime and morello Cherry; and The Duke – a sip slow classic finished with lemon and vanilla. Food will be served from the venue’s incredible in-house kitchen; a fusion of Caribbean flavours and pub grub favourites, from mouthwatering burgers to island-inspired wraps.

More acts will be announced across the month so keep your eyes peeled and join Hennessy, The Queen Of The South and Cloud X to celebrate the very best London emerging artists and head down to the SLR!

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