Graft and LayFullstop

Our November 2022 PRS Presents took place during PRS Members’ Day Manchester and featured unique performances from Power Up grantees Graft & LayFullstop.

About the Artists


PRS Presents Graft

Creating his lane and paving paths for his predecessors, Graft is one of the UK's most promising emerging young talents and bound to make an impact through his core felt music and unique artistry.

Leeds born and of Caribbean heritage, 23 year-old Graft raps beyond his years explaining the many successes he has achieved so early in his career. Graft was crowned the winner of The Rap Game UK 2020 by UK Rap royalty Krept and Konan and BBC 1xtra’s Head of Music DJ Target. Winning the MOBO Unsung Award 2018 was another triumphant moment thus far. In the same year, Graft was awarded ‘Best Upcoming Artist’ at The Yorkshire Entertainment Awards, and a year later he would aggrandise to ‘Best Male Artist’ at the same ceremony. The many awards Graft carries under his belt are true depictions of his undeniable talent and work ethic, including the Arts and Culture Award he was presented with at the 2019 Legacy Awards at the Leeds Town Hall.

Graft’s versatile artistry captivates those in his presence and has seen him share the stage with The Godfather of Grime, Wiley, UKs Young T and Bugsey, Manchester’s ‘King of The North’ Bugzy Malone, and Dancehall artist Stylo G, just to name a few. The breath of fresh air the music industry has been searching for is here, and Graft's growing success and irrefutable rise to stardom is a journey everyone is excited to be apart of. Keep your eyes peeled for the coming chapters of Graft’s career, as this is only the beginning.

Graft is also participating in in PRS Foundation’s Power Up programme for it’s second year.


PRS Presents LayFullstop

With over 2 mixtapes and 2 EPs under her belt, LayFullstop an independent Jazztronica artist from Manchester has built a name for herself creating music with a purpose.

With her Christian faith as the driving force, Lay’s music holds deeper sentiments consisting of realness, hope and hardships. Known for her strong nod to jazz music, Lay’s live shows have also been celebrated  as she brings her words of wisdom on and offline.

Growing up with the likes of Jamiroquai, 90s RnB/Gospel music and Japanese Jazz Fusion bands such as Casiopea, it’s not hard to see where Lay’s inspirations and unique blend originated.

Having teased a new project on the way after the celebrated release of ‘STiR’ the mixtape, Lay’s music continues to elevate, but this time as a producer. These next few months prove to be exciting as we’re set to hear the next stage in LayFullstop’s eclectic sound. 

LayFullstop is also participating in PRS Foundation’s Power Up programme for it’s second year.

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