Lost Stars of Channel U

Lost Stars of Channel U   ITNVPoints

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What do you get if you take an urban music video channel, a bunch of promising grime stars and fast-forward the clock ten years? Surprisingly, it would appear that Jehovah Witness minister; NHS nurse and cultural correspondent would all be accurate answers. In Lost Stars of Channel U we take viewers on an immersive trip down memory lane as we catch up with some of the most memorable and well-known acts to grace urban music platform Channel U during its golden age.

Whilst some of the channels most famous alumni such as Tinie Tempah and Tinchy Stryder went on to achieve both chart and financial success, others who seemed destined for big things seemed to sink without a trace leaving nothing but a legacy of grainy Youtube videos, Bebo accounts and Myspace pages. In this short series we focus on the journeys and transformations of the mc’s who lit up the freeview channel in the mid 2000’s and then vanished, finding out exactly what became of their musical hopes and aspirations.