COMING straight out of Newport, Goldie Lookin’ Chain (the GLC) are officially Britain’s biggest rap group. 

Known for classics like Guns Don’t Kill People Rappers Do and Half Man Half Machine, the GLC started almost by accident around the turn of the century with Eggsy’s impromptu rap about his tracksuit over a serious piece of music Rhys was working on in the studio.

Adam Hussain, Billy Webb, Mystkal, the Maggot, 2hats and Mike Balls convinced Rhys to record the rap. 

Fuelled by Lambrini, fags and Chicken Tikka Massala they all took to the mic and the GLC’s first album Don’t Blame the Chain was born. And so it began, the journey which has so far seen the GLC rise to the top of the charts, perform around the world and at every major festival in the western hemisphere and make millions of people laugh along the way. 

Now many years since that first rap about Eggsy’s tracksuit, the boys are still keeping it real in the rap game and hold the title of the most successful UK rap act ever. To date the GLC have released 18 albums. 

GLC (Live) plus special guests will be performing at The Neon, Newport, on Saturday February 24 with doors opening at 7pm for an 8pm start. Early bird tickets cost £12. For more information call 01633 533666 or visit

The South Wales Argus has teamed up with the event to offer a pair of tickets to two lucky winners.

To be in with a chance of winning, just answer the following question: Goldie Lookin’ Chain have released how many albums?

Send your answer, name, address and contact details on a postcard to Goldie Looking Chain Competition, Samantha Newman, South Wales Argus, Cardiff Road, Newport, NP20 3QN or you can enter by text. Start your message with GLC, leave a space and then send your answer, name and address to 80360. Messages cost 50p plus your normal operator text charge. 

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