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Professor Green (born Stephen Paul Manderson 27.11.1983) Professor Green is a British rapper who found fame with the release of his debut album Alive Till I'm Dead.

Childhood & Early Career: Professor Green was born in Hackney, East London, where he was raised by his grandmother. His father committed suicide in 2008.

He got into rapping after he was at a party where people were freestyling; someone handed him the mic and he felt that it worked for him. Then, he went to a freestyle night called LyricPad and won, despite having had no prior experience.

A scout from JumpOff spotted him and he ended up taking part in rap battles every week and eventually became champion. He became the only rapper to have won seven times in a row, something that he achieved twice. He was spotted by Mike Skinner of The Streets, who signed him to the label that he ran at the time, The Beats.

In May 2009, Professor Green was stabbed in the neck with a broken bottle at cargo nightclub in East London. The resultant scar overlaps the tattoo of the word 'Lucky' that he has on his neck. His attacker was sentenced to eight years in prison.

Music Career: Professor Green did not have a very successful time whilst he was signed to The Beats. Though he speaks fondly of working with Mike Skinner, professionally, the label did not serve him as he had hoped.

After signing to Virgin Records, Professor Green announced that his debut album would be entitled Alive Till I'm Dead. The debut single from the album, 'I Need You Tonight' was produced by ThundaCatz and was released in April 2010. The track featured a sample from the INXS track 'Need You Tonight'. The track peaked at number three in the UK and was certified Silver.

The second track from the album, 'Just Be Good To Green' was released in July 2010 and featured the UK singer Lily Allen as well as a sample from 'Just Be Good to Me' by the SOS band.

A week after the single was released the album came out, peaking at number two in the UK albums chart. The third single to be released from Alive Till I'm Dead was 'Monster' which features another successful UK rapper, Example. He then went on to release 'Jungle', which features another UK artist, Maverick Sabre.

Towards the end of 2010, Professor Green became embroiled in a public feud with the UK grime artist Wiley, on the social networking site Twitter. The feud started when Wiley stated that Professor Green would not have a successful career, were it not for the US rapper Eminem. Professor Green responded by saying that Eminem was an influence on his music, but that he was comfortable with that.

The second album from Professor Green is entitled At Your Inconvenience and was released in October 2011. The lead single (the title track) was played by Zane Lowe in July 2011 as a promotional track for the album but the first single proper was 'Read All About It', featuring Emeli Sandé. The track reached number one in the UK and was followed by the second single 'Never Be A Right Time', featuring vocals by Ed Drewett.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Professor Green Will Keep A "Dignified Silence" On Millie Mackintosh Divorce


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Professor Green has said he will be keeping a “dignified silence” about his divorce from Millie Mackintosh. Appearing on ‘Loose Women’, Green said he’ll be staying quiet on details about the split, because it wasn't a “celebrity relationship”.

Professor GreenProfessor Green is keeping a “dignified silence” over his divorce from Millie Mackintosh.

"The best approach with any matter that personal is a dignified silence," Green told the ‘Loose Women’ panel. "Especially when there's another party involved.” Green married the ‘Made in Chelsea’ star in 2013, but the couple announced they were divorcing back in February.

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Professor Green was one of the many celebrities seen wandering around backstage on the first day of Glastonbury Festival 2016 - Somerset, United Kingdom - Friday 24th June 2016

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Professor Green - STK Ibiza Pre-Launch Party at STK London at the ME Hotel, Aldwych, London at STK London at the ME Hotel - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 21st June 2016

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Will Professor Green Be Rapping About Ex Millie Mackintosh On New Record?


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Rapper Professor Green has hinted that his recent break-up with ex Millie Mackintosh will serve as inspiration for his new album. The rapper married the ‘Made In Chelsea’ star in 2013, after a whirlwind romance, but earlier this year they announced their separation.

Professor Green and Millie MackintoshProfessor Green says ex Millie Mackintosh won’t like his new lyrics.

Speaking to The Sun, Green was asked if ex-wife Millie would be unhappy with his new lyrics. “I think that can be assumed,” he said. “But I’m not worried about that. People assume they know me and they know the box I fit into but I grew up rapping a totally different way.”

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Gizzi Erskine , Professor Green - Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Berkeley Square Gardens, London at Berkeley Square Gardens - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 7th June 2016

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Gizzi Erskine

Laura Whitmore , Professor Green - Celebrities leaving the Groucho Club in Soho at Groucho Club - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 8th June 2016

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Laura Whitmore and Professor Green
Laura Whitmore and Professor Green
Laura Whitmore and Professor Green
Laura Whitmore and Professor Green
Laura Whitmore and Professor Green

Professor Green - Glamour Women Of The Year Awards - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 7th June 2016

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Professor Green Laughs Off Kate Rothschild Dating Rumours, Asks For Link To Jessica Alba


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Professor Green has ridiculed the circus of ongoing speculation concerning his love life, shooting down the latest rumours that he’s romantically linked to banking heiress Kate Rothschild.

The rapper, real name Stephen Manderson, split from his wife Millie Mackintosh earlier in 2016 after nearly two years together. Since then, he’s been connected with a string of women as the tabloid press seemingly takes any photograph of him with a female as evidence of a new romance.

Professor GreenProfessor Green was linked to millionaire heiress Kate Rothschild in an article in The Sun

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'Knife-Wielding' Stranger Interrupts Professor Green Filming


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Rap star Professor Green has revealed that a knife-wielding man interrupted filming on a project he’s working on in Gloucestershire this week.

Taking to Twitter on Thursday (April 7th), the English rapper, real name Stephen Manderson, said that a man “waving a blade about” disrupted filming near Cheltenham. It comes almost exactly six years after he himself was the victim of a savage knife attack in an East London club.

The 32 year old explained that somebody who was poking his nose about and making noise on the set of a project he’s filming (music video or documentary not known) eventually ambled away, only to return with what appear to be a sharp object.

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Professor Green And Millie Mackintosh Announce Split After Two Years Of Marriage


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Professor Green and Millie Mackintosh have confirmed they are to divorce, after two years of marriage. The couple's marriage had been rumoured to be facing difficulties in recent months, with Green revealing last month that he’d only seen his wife once so far in 2016.

Professor Green and Millie MackintoshProfessor Green and Millie Mackintosh have announced their separation.

In a joint statement the couple said: ‘It is with sadness and regret that we confirm our separation. It is a mutual decision, we still care deeply about each other and would like it to be known it is on amicable terms and we wish each other well.’

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Millie Mackintosh Denies Her Marriage To Professor Green Is Falling Apart


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Former ‘Made In Chelsea’ star Millie Mackintosh has dismissed recent speculation that her marriage to rapper Professor Green is on the verge of breaking down, saying that the rumours “could not be more wrong”.

Speaking to British magazine You over the weekend, 26 year old Mackintosh responded to claims that their nearly two-year marriage was on the rocks. “You really can't believe everything you read. Obviously it is stressful having things written about you, especially when they're not true, but I don't get that upset about it,” she said.

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Naughty Boy Announces New Track 'Pardon Me' Feat. Professor Green, Laura Mvula, Wilkinson And Ava Lily

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Naughty Boy Announces New Track 'Pardon Me' Feat. Professor Green, Laura Mvula, Wilkinson And Ava Lily

'MTV Crashes Derry' Confirms Professor Green And MNEK


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'MTV Crashes Derry' has announced the first two acts to play at the one day festival next month, and they’re both British acts. Rapper Professor Green and multi-talented producer / vocalist MNEK will perform in front of a sell-out crowd.

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Professor Green will play at 'MTV Crashes Derry' next month

Derry’s Ebrington Square will play host to a 10,000 strong crowd on September 19th. All the tickets for the event sold out in an amazing 40 seconds when they were released earlier in August.

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Hit By A Car, Arrested, Married: Professor Green Postpones Tour After "Turbulent" Year


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Professor Green has postponed his UK tour for the second time in six months, blaming a "turbulent" 18 months that has seen him hit by a car, marry his wife, and get arrested. Growing Up in Public - the rapper's third LP - is now reportedly due out in August.

Professor GreenProfessor Green and his wife Millie Mackintosh

"The last 18 months have been mental, turbulent, up and down, round and round, amazing, horrible, happy, sad, frustrating, testing, trying and above all incredibly f*****g stressful," Green wrote on his website. "I got hit by a car, got married and then had my life turned upside down by an entirely unfounded arrest for something [for which] I was subsequently not charged."

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Professor Green Cancels U.K Tour Due To A "Mental" Last 18 Months


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Professor Green is in need of a break!

The British rap star has been forced to postpone his U.K. headlining tour.

Prof has cancelled 12 upcoming shows in May, which are being rescheduled for November and December of this year.

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Professor Green

Date of birth

27th November, 1983

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

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