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(Prod. by Cynikal)

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BBC Asian Network - On The Scene In 2013

Earlier this month, I was named on the official BBC Asian Network ‘On The Scene In 2013’ list. They have selected 8 artists who they feel will be doing big things in 2013, and thankfully I’ve been chosen as one of them.

Thanks so much to the BBC for supporting me, especially DJs Yasser, Kan D Man and Limelight. Shouts out to CJ Beatz, Ally McCrae and Jen Long for giving me my chance on Radio 1 and 1Xtra too.

Finally, a big thank you to everyone on my team, my family, my friends and my fans, who’ve ALL made this possible, and congratulations to the other artists.

2013, let’s go!

Performing on NYE was a really exciting experience. My friend told me the way you welcome the New Year is the way the rest of it will continue. I sure hope so!

Here’s some footage of pre-gig soundcheck with a brand new setup, where Samson Jatto is playing electronic drumkit and samples, Ryan Robinson on guitar and Chloe Blackwell on backing vocals.

Song title: Jim Beam. Taken from the Breakfast mixtape, which can be downloaded via http://cynikal.bandcamp.com

It’s been 6 months since my debut mixtape ‘Breakfast’ dropped. Just want to say a big thank you to EVERYONE who has downloaded, blogged, published and supported.

We managed to garner features from some of the biggest publications, radio and TV stations in the country, something I am extremely grateful for.

But in all honesty, the key thing was being able to deliver an honest snapshot of my thoughts and feelings in recent times, and to have people appreciate it.

Thank you for listening. On to the next one!

 

Initially, my family were not supportive of my musical endeavours. I had to win their respect, and in due time they allowed me to pursue something I was clearly so passionate about.

Two years ago (November 2010), I proudly graduated from Leeds College of Music with first class Honours in BA Music Production. The University invited me to perform at the graduation ceremony, as I was joined on stage by my compadres, The Street Orchestra.

As far as Hip Hop goes, I don’t know if this is something a rapper has done before, but regardless, this achievement will always stand tall in my memory, as that day, I defied whatever stereotype there is of a Hip Hop artist, and that is something I will continue to do throughout my career.

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