Some of the UK’s top beatbox talent, Beatbox Collective members Hobbit, MC Zani, Bass6 and Ballze treated commuters to an unexpected performance of their ‘coughing chorus’ routine to mark Lung Cancer Awareness month.
In the UK, lung cancer has one of the lowest survival rates of any cancer, partly due to late diagnosis. If diagnosed early the five year survival rate is much higher, at around 35%. Lorraine Dallas, Director of Information and Support at Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, said “the Beatbox Collective’s performance was an opportunity to bring awareness to new audiences and help improve UK survival rates.”
Filmed early in the morning on the Jubilee line, the video sees the Beatbox Collective’s casual coughing turn into a 4 man beatbox routine. The video ends with the message “sometimes a cough is more than ‘just a cough’. If you or a loved one has a persistent cough, you should have it checked out by your GP.”
Check out the video below and if you want to learn more about the signs and symptoms of lung cancer visit the Roy Castle Foundation website.