Kate Tempest

Poet-rapper-playwright Kate Tempest has had a huge year, but she recently found time in her manic schedule to perform live for us. Catch her in action at the reopening of PRS for Music's Streatham digs...

Anita Awbi
  • By Anita Awbi
  • 22 Dec 2014
  • min read
Formidable South London poet-rapper-playwright Kate Tempest has had a massive year.

The 26-year-old wordsmith, who started rapping at strangers on the night bus aged 16, has released her Mercury-nominated debut solo album Everybody Down, completed a collection of candid poetry and begun writing her debut novel, The Bricks that Built the Houses, expected in 2016.

Over the last 12 months she’s performed her poems in bookshops, theatres, music festivals and schools, using her hip-hop inflected rhymes to slice through boundaries and age brackets.

Earlier this month, she found time in her busy schedule to perform at the PRS for Music office reopening in Streatham, South London. Catch her in action: