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Ghostpoet

The Mercury Prize nominee Obaro Ejimiwe speaks on his latest album, his influences and where his music and his life intertwine By Callum Godfrey (@calgodfrey) CG: Thanks for taking the time to chat to The Student, and congratula- tions on your Mercury nomination, that’s what – two weeks away, how are you feeling about it? […]

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An Interview with Ghostpoet

Ahead of his Mercury Prize nomination on the 20th for his third album, Shedding Skin, Obaro Ejimiwe and I discuss his latest album, his influences and ambitions, and where his music and life intertwine. CG: Thanks for taking the time to chat to The Student, you were the only Mercury nominee to get back to […]

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Ghostpoet – Shedding Skin

Hip-hop is dance music. It’s made to be danced to in American clubs. Hip-hop has a complicated and rich history, which includes slave music of the early 19th century, blues, jazz, and other big band genres. Both UK hip-hop and hip-hop in the states incorporate “toasting” into the music. But whereas America emphasised the sampling […]