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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 and his new fling Fae Williams caught walking their dogs in matching outfits on a crispy morning walk in London Park - London, United Kingdom - Monday 2nd January 2017

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Professor Green and Fae Williams
Professor Green and Fae Williams
Professor Green and Fae Williams
Professor Green and Fae Williams
Professor Green and Fae Williams

Professor Green Wants To Make Peace With James Arthur


Professor Green James Arthur

Professor Green has said he wants to end his feud with former ‘X Factor’ winner James Arthur.

The pair’s bad blood began when Arthur was appearing on the talent show and fans compared him to the rapper, causing Green to tweet: “You can all f*** off and die slowly – he does not look like me.”

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Professor Green arrive at Free Radio Live 2016 held at Genting Arena - Birmingham, United Kingdom - Saturday 26th November 2016

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Professor Green and Stephen Manderson
Professor Green and Stephen Manderson
Professor Green and Stephen Manderson
Professor Green and Stephen Manderson

Celebrities including Professor Green and Fae Williams attend the launch of the new Coach store on Regent Street, London, United Kingdom - Thursday 24th November 2016

Professor Green and Fae Williams
Professor Green and Fae Williams
Professor Green and Fae Williams
Professor Green and Fae Williams

Professor Green at the showcase for Stella McCartney's 2017 menswear line held at Abbey Road Studios, London, United Kingdom - Thursday 10th November 2016

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Professor Green
Professor Green
Professor Green

Professor Green seen leaving the Sunday Brunch studios - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 6th November 2016

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Professor Green

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


Professor Green Millie Mackintosh

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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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


Professor Green Millie Mackintosh

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 Held By Police For Perverting Justice


Professor Green Millie Mackintosh

Professor Green found himself in a spot of trouble with police once again earlier this week, following an arrested for perverting justice after he filed a police complaint stating that he had been mugged outside his South London home earlier this month. The singer/rapper was arrested under his real name, Stephen Manderson, on Monday, 25 November, and his prior arrest is believed to be at the center of his latest incarceration.

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Prof. Green has yet to address either arrests from this month

Green was held for attempting to pervert justice after he had initially reported that he had been mugged earlier this month, saying that his Rolex had been stolen, only for police to arrive at his South London home and find his wrecked Mercedes outside the property. He was held on suspicion of drunk driving overnight, with an inquiry into the incident taking place following his release.

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A Classy Wedding For Professor Green And Chelsea Girl Millie Mackintosh [Pictures]


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A big congratulations to Professor Green and Millie Mackintosh who are finally married after two years of dating! The rapper and the 'Made In Chelsea' star tied the knot at the Babington House chapel in Somerset yesterday (September 10th 2013) where they were not only surrounded by beautiful countryside, but also many relatives and friends.

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Millie was a stunning bride in her Alice Temperley gown

Millie looked especially elegant in a floaty gown with lace capped sleeves designed by Alice Temperley, a waist length veil and Christian Louboutin heels, while Professor Green (real name Stephen Manderson) maintained his usual suave appearance with a blue suit and tie.

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Professor Green Weds 'Made In Chelsea' Star Millie Mackintosh At An Elegant Ceremony


Professor Green Millie Mackintosh

Professor Green and Millie Mackintosh have tied the knot at an elegant garden wedding in the popular celebrity location of Somerset's Babington House. The Prof., AKA Stephen Manderson, only revealed his wedding date on the Friday before the ceremony, tweeting Thank you all for your kind wishes, as you may have read I'm marrying the love of my life tomorrow so I'm off for a little while, big love x."

The bride and groom looked picture perfect as they wandered through Babington's lush gardens, the floral theme echoed throughout their outfits with a neat bouquet for Millie and a simple flower lapel for the Prof. The four bridesmaids looked chic in simple peach gowns and were similarly adorned with large floral headbands and a blooming bouquet each.

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Liam Gallagher's Beady Eye Open Glastonbury Festival With Morning Set


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Liam Gallagher was given the enviable job of opening the 2013 Glastonbury Festival with a surprise set on The Other Stage on Friday morning (June 28, 2013). The singer, who aired his dismay for the festival following his former band Oasis' set in 2004, arrived on-stage and immediately launched into Flick of the Finger, a recent single for Beady Eye.

Liam GallagherLiam Gallagher Performing With Beady Eye At Brixton Academy

The cloudy weather and early start did nothing to deter the famous Mancunian, who was on typically brash form. "It's never too early for a bit of Rock'n'Roll aggro, is it?" asked Gallagher as his new band launched into Morning Glory, an Oasis hit written by his brother Noel Gallagher.

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Professor Green

Date of birth

27th November, 1983

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

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