The spoken word artist to gather more followers on 'The Ground Up Tour'.
It seems the music industry is making way for real poetry and up and coming spoken word artist George The Poet could be among the pioneering youngsters of this generation in the art of musical poetry. While his fellow musicians are more focused on entertainment, he sees the importance of getting across essential social messages.
George The Poet to hit the road again
He's just announced the he is set to hit the road in October 2015 for 'The Ground Up Tour', and 24-year-old Londoner George Mpanga sees this as another great opportunity to gather followers. 'I believe rap is a specialist form of poetry', he explains in a recent interview. 'Now, what made me adapt my style into spoken word is that I wanted to get the communication down so that everyone knew what I was talking about.' Nothing was more affecting than the message he aimed to put across in his latest single 'Search Party'; a politically charged track originally from his new book 'Introducing George The Poet: Search Party: A Collection of Poems', that he wrote in the lead up to the UK general election.
What else does the city of Leeds have to offer this May?
So, Live At Leeds is but two weeks away from bringing some of the country's best music veterans and up and coming stars to one of its greatest cities. But while you're there, you may as well enjoy the rest of what this incredible Yorkshire city has to offer.
Home to two universites, an extraodinary library, a colossal shopping centre and some of the best restaurants in the nation, Leeds is the place to be to kick off festival season even without taking the music into account. While the weekend of May 1st to 4th may boast a line-up including The Cribs, Gaz Coombes, George The Poet, MNEK, Gengahr, The Strypes and more, there's plenty of places to sit and let it all soak in while enjoying a decent meal and a pint.
Continue reading: Live At Leeds 2015: Great For Music, Great For Life In General
Thurston Moore and We Were Promised Jetpacks among Live At Leeds 2015 line-up.
Every year in Leeds, the May Bank Holiday marks the return of a whole bunch of great gigs for the annual Live At Leeds festival. Played by tons of bands at venues all over the city, the festival pulls in a good crowd with its diverse line-up. In the past, the festival has hosted loads of great acts including Bombay Bicycle Club, Wild Beasts and James Blake.
Thurston Moore will play Live At Leeds 2015
Last year's festival brought in a number of popular acts including Clean Bandit, George Ezra, Kodaline, Little Matador and Pulled Apart By Horses - a line-up which helped win the festival its 'Best Metropolitan Festival' accolade, beating Brighton's popular 'Great Escape' and pop-punk festival 'Slam Dunk' to the top spot.
Continue reading: Live At Leeds 2015 Brings 200 Artists To 20 Venues
Years & Years top the poll as 2015's hottest act.
Years & Years have topped the BBC Sound Of 2015 list, after making an impact over the course of 2014 supporting the winner of last year's poll Sam Smith on tour and breaking through with singles 'Take Shelter' and 'Desire'.
Years & Years are the BBC's Sound Of 2015
The London trio have beaten the likes of James Bay, Stormzy, Raury and George The Poet to the top spot as this year's most exciting act as they prepare to unveil yet another single this Spring. The band; who are Olly Alexander, Mikey Goldsworthy and Emre Turkmen; formed in 2010 and made their breakthrough in 2012 with single 'I Wish I Knew'. Fast-forward to 2014 and they were quickly becoming one of the UK's top synthpop bands of the day, having appeared on The Magician's hit single 'Sunlight' and touring across the country with Sam Smith and Clean Bandit.
Continue reading: Years And Years Land BBC Sound Of 2015 Top Spot
Last year Sam Smith took home the prestigious gong.
The three nominees for this year’s Critics’ Choice award at The Brits have just been announced. Cambridge-educated “urban wordsmith” George The Poet will face off against electropop trio Years And Years and singer songwriter James Bay for the award, the winner of which will be announced on December 4th.
Sam Smith won the critics choice award last year
Last year the award was won by Sam Smith, whose debut album In The Lonely Hour went on to become 2014's best-selling debut. Previous recipients have also included Adele, Jessie J, Florence and the Machine and Emeli Sande.
'You Give Me Love' featuring Maverick Sabre is the first single from Idris Elba's forthcoming album 'Mi Mandela'.
Actor and DJ Idris Elba returns to music with an elegant first single entitled 'You Give Me Love' featuring singer and rapper Maverick Sabre. The track is inspired by contemporary pop and R&B, fused with the sound of South Africa.
Idris Elba releases 'Mi Mandela' this November
'You Give Me Love' will be released as part of Idris Elba's latest musical project 'Idris Elba Presents: Mi Mandela', which incorporates both high-profile Western pop sensations; from Mumford & Sons to George The Poet; with virtually unheard of South African genius; including the Mahotella Queens and Nothembi Mkhwebane. It will be released just in time for Christmas through Elba's own label 7wallace and Parlophone Records, and marks Elba's first musical venture since 2010.
Continue reading: Idris Elba On His Way With First Single 'You Give Me Love' [Listen]
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So much violence out here
I get jaded thinking about how much of myself I've poured into poetry vs the prevalence of the situations that the poetry came from
RT @messiba_de_poet: #wecanfight #believe https://t.co/Sl54d0rEee
@Marion_AO For anyone who, like me, gets random headaches in the middle of the day thinking about Grenfell
That's a practical policy which you are entirely in control of. And @Marion_AO said it perfectly right here https://t.co/YIv6wOgOf7
And I reach the same conclusion every time. The answer to most things that bother you is your commitment to the solution
When that happens I go quiet and hold back on the poetry, only sharing thoughts I'm sure of cos I don't wanna waste you guys' listening time
At times I get overwhelmed with the amount of bad news I hear. I'll write about it all before I die but I don't like talking inconclusively
@eyewitnessappuk Love that 🙏🏿
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If u pay attention to rap it's like one long life lesson
'You gettin money? You think them ns you wit is wit you?' - Lil Wayne, 2011
Why do I do it https://t.co/hmLiHjhfN7
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