Joshua RTKal Holness is an Artist, Educator and Curator, who’s work is focused on contextualising Word, Sound and Power and it’s application in the modern world.


After first gaining success and traction as a young musician in Birmingham’s grime and UK rap scene, Rtkal’s career has developed and grown gaining many accolades and moving into many different areas such as touring internationally (WU TANG, Skinnyman, equiknoxx, Toddla t), being a lead artist for the “Slanguages” exhibition at Oxford University, curating BASS festival and Pull up tour for Punch Records, making Birmingham’s 30 under 30 entrepreneur list, winning the BMA’s best dancehall act 2020, achieving syncs and features with GTA V and Cineworld along with many others. After recently launching “THE MBC” an independent record label based in Digbeth, RTKal now hopes to facilitate a path for the next generation of creatives from the city.

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