George The Poet has performed on Jools Holland and appeared on songs by Emeli Sande and Wretch 32
Spoken word artist George The Poet has come fifth in the BBC Sound Of 2015 list, which highlights the best new music in the year ahead.
A Cambridge politics graduate, he has described his poetry as a reaction against the materialism of modern rap.
“Being in the top five is such a big pat on the back,” he said. “It’s like… I’m on track.”
The Sound Of 2015 was compiled by 139 DJs, critics and experts. A longlist of 15 acts was revealed last month.
DJ Huw Stephens will reveal the top five on the Radio 1 breakfast show throughout the rest of this week.
Get to know the 15 acts on the BBC’s Sound Of 2015 longlist
George The Poet, whose real name is George Mpanga, grew up on the Stonebridge Park estate in Harlesden, north west London.
He rose to prominence with My City, a poem contrasting the massive …read more
Source:: BBC Entertainment