Blurring the lines between rap, poetry and spoken word, George marries his considerably relevant wordsmithery to cool and dynamic tunes. Check out 2014 single ‘1,2,1,2’. A unique performer who grew into grime in his teens but decided to invest his rapping with a socially conscious lyricism rarely heard before. His tight and catchy poeticism has brought a raft of nominations including MTV Brand New Award, Brits’ Critics Choice Award and BBC Sound of 2015 shortlist. A collaboration this year with Chase and Status has ratcheted George’s profile up several notches and exposed him to a whole new audience. We love the literate way he casually traduces tired rap stereotypes. A rare and singular talent. ‘Seven billion people in the world and there’s only one you’. Too right.
Mon 24 Oct 7pm at o2 Institute 2, 78 Digbeth High Street, B56DY Birmingham £17 academymusicgroup.com/
Published on: Sat 1 Oct 2016