Big Zuu swapped his university course in social work with music once his rap career began to blow up on the back of a string of self-released singles. He is all about empowering young people, and sees his music ‘basically as youth work on a bigger scale’. Big Zuu’s TV career begun in 2019 when UKTV’s channel Dave commissioned him to front a food programme ‘Big Zuu Eats’.
Rapper originally from Eritrea, raised in Camden / London, AWATE’s music weaves together psychedelic melodies with sharp, witty lyrics. AWATE recently won the British Library's BL Labs’ artistic award for his ‘The Unearthed Odyssey’ Unlock Our Sound Heritage piece. The genre-bending conceptual Afrofuturist album was created using the sound archive's samples.
The Patterns We Made is a visual album by poet Zia Ahmed, produced by Hossam Fazulla. The album tackles issues of social justice, and identity in the times of the pandemic.
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Ty: UK rapper dies aged 47
Ty, the acclaimed, Mercury-nominated UK rapper, has died aged 47.