Lady Sanity

Lady Sanity

'Rap is a release for the youth' - the Birmingham rapper and wordsmith chats the rise of UK hip hop, plus her advice to new artists...

  • By Lucy Doyle
  • 16 Mar 2018
  • min read
Birmingham rapper and wordsmith Lady Sanity's place in UK rap is fast ascending: last year she won GRM Daily's 'Get Rated' award and this month, she was chosen to represent her city in the handover ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

'Now you should already know I represent Brum to the fullest, everywhere I go, so when I was asked to travel to Australia to represent the city for the closing ceremony I didn’t know how to react. This is a massive achievement for me, I’m privileged for this opportunity and hope to do Birmingham proud,' she posted on her website.

Yep, 2018 is going to be huge for the PRS Foundation backed emcee, who first emerged in 2014 with her debut mixtape, Construction, and has been dropping hard-hitting bars and thought provoking lyrics ever since.

Inspired by artists like Lauryn Hill, MC Lyte and Missy Elliot, her dynamic has flow caught the attention of many platforms, including the MOBO Help Musicians Fund – a new initiative set up by MOBO and Help Musicians UK to assist new artists in realising their musical ambitions.