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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.

Ronnie Scott’s a couple nights ago was a really good show. Unfortunately I didn’t manage to get hold of any video footage, but hopefully this video will make up for it. It’s a visual from my performance at my graduation ceremony last year. I obtained a first (the reason why I went to uni in the first place) and was asked by my lecturers to perform for my fellow students and their parents at Leeds Town Hall. Of course, I wasn’t going to do this without some sort of live element, so I pulled in Samson and Joe from The Street Orchestra to dabble a little percussion and guitar respectively. Not gonna lie, this was potentially one of the most awkward performances I had been asked to do, but I made it work, and thankfully the crowd were receptive to a little bit of Hip Hop in the early afternoon. PS, notice how their soul clap is so ridiculously on point; I guess that may be because it was a hall full of music lecturers, music graduates, and the odd musical parent.

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