Thanet rapper Mic Righteous to take part in Gaza event in Margate

Mic Righteous

Thanet rapper Mic Righteous will take part in a musical protest against the conflict in Gaza.

At the Rally4Gaza, Righteous, known for his collaboration with household names like Ed Sheeran, will perform his new song “Letter to the IDF”.

Jewish activist Sophia Beach and Taby Khan of Health Workers for a Free Palestine will speak at the event. There will be recital by local poet Zara and the platform will be supported by London-based action group, Seeds of Gaza.

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

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

In 2019 he recorded album Scenes at the Libertines’ studio at their Cliftonville hotel, The Albion Rooms. In the same year he briefly rebranded himself Mic Reckless for the album I Am Reckless but the following year returned to the Righteous moniker.

Mic was 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.

Rally4Gaza will take place on Sunday 21 April from 2pm to 4pm on Margate Steps, Margate Main Sands.

From Wikipedia – an outline of the latest conflict 

An armed conflict between Israel and Hamas-led Palestinian groups has been taking place chiefly in and around the Gaza Strip since 7 October 2023.

On that day, Hamas launched a surprise attack on southern Israel from the Gaza Strip, initiating the most significant military escalation in the region since the Yom Kippur War 50 years earlier.

The Israeli military embarked on an extensive aerial bombardment of the Gaza Strip followed by a large-scale ground invasion beginning on 27 October. Clashes have also occurred in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and with Hezbollah along the Israel–Lebanon border. The hostilities constitute the fifth war of the Gaza–Israel conflict since 2008, part of the broader Israeli–Palestinian conflict.


  1. I wouldn’t call it a “musical” protest, by a very long shot. Rap should be spelt with a capital “C”!

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