What? Hotly tipped hip-hop emcee.
From where? South London.
What’s the story? Twenty year old Loyle Carner was schooled in the art of grime by the likes of Ghetts, Skepta, Kano and Lethal Bizzle.
From the tender age of 11 he’s been tuning into their hard hitting sounds, polishing up his own rhymes and conducting rap battles in the playground of his secondary school.
Graduating from the schoolyard to the studio, Loyle put out his debut A Little Late EP last autumn - a ballsy statement of intent with meticulous vocal stylings and tight production.
He’s since hooked up with south London street poet Kate Tempest on her track Guts, when the pair met at Dan Carey’s Speedy Wunderground showcase last year.
Fresh from a coveted BBC Introducing slot at Glastonbury this weekend, Loyle is prepping his debut album. With a formidable live set down pat and a load of new tunes in his back pocket, we're expecting to hear a lot more from this rising talent over the coming months…
Sounds like? Pete Rock meets Madlib.
Predicted to? Have a huge hit on his hands when his debut album drops later this year.
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