Margate rapper Mic Righteous records album tracks at Libertines’ studio

Scenes from Mic Reckless (Righteous)

Margate rapper Mic Righteous (Reckless) has been recording tracks at the Cliftonville hotel and studio owned by The Libertines,

The singer used The Albion Rooms studio for work on his new album Scenes. The single Scenes was released this week.

The album contains numbers which also feature Libertines frontmen Pete Doherty and Carl Barat.

Mic – real name Rocky Takalobighashi- began his musical rise with tracks such as Ghost Town and Verbal Murder.

The former Hartsdown student’s parents fled Iran in the early 80s, moving to Margate for a better life.

But the couple, who had issues with drugs, split and by the time Rocky was 10 he was living with older brother, formerly welterweight boxer Medrud – best known as Takaloo.

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At 14 he was mostly looking after himself and, often excluded from school, began to immerse himself in his music.

in 2012 Mic featured on the New Machine Remix of Ed Sheeran’s song “Give Me Love” and a remix of the Naughty Boy and Emeli Sandé song “Wonder.” His first official independent release was the  Open Mic EP in 2013.

In 2016 Mic performed at the Climate Revolution Presents IOU event in London and a month later released his debut, full length album Dreamland.

Mic is also involved with the Williams Weekender annual event raising cash in memory of former Hartsdown teacher Luke Williams who lost his life to cancer in 2014.

Find the Scenes video release on youtube here

Progress is also underway at The Albion Rooms with the bar expected to open by late Summer.

The kitchen and bar are being fitted with the aim of getting them open in 2-3 months and the hotel to follow shortly afterwards.