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One to watch... Blade Brown

ON THE RISE: Blade Brown

SOUTH LONDON rapper Blade Brown currently has the UK streets on lock! Influenced by the likes of NWA and Ice Cube, as well as various reggae acts, music always played a big part of his life growing up.

But once he hit his late teens, that’s when he realised that music was something that he wanted to pursue.

“I started taking music seriously when I was probably about 17 years old,” Blade told here! “I’m 26 now so I’ve been making music for a little while. I made my first mixtape, Nothing Long in 2004 and when I started to get good feedback from it, that’s when I really took it seriously."

Complex lyrical content about life on the gritty streets of London has made Blade somewhat an accomplished road rapper. But for those who think that he’s enticing young fans into a world of gangster-ism, he urges you to take a deeper look.

“I would say that my music is intelligent when it comes to the lyrics and wordplay. I talk about different areas of my life; I don’t just talk about the roads. Sometimes, you just have to read between the lines.”

Having collaborated with the likes of Giggs and Skepta, Blade has built up an extremely good name for himself within the underground music scene, and is a highly respected member of the UK rap fraternity. With dedicated fans across the UK, from the West End to Wellingborough, Blade is yet another act who has put his online buzz to good use.

l Follow Blade at www.twitter.com/blademusic

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