Che Lingo might be the hardest working person in U.K. rap. You probably know this if you’ve
seen him rousing a crowd to the point of madness in a sweaty London venue, or if you’ve
heard the breakneck pace of his thoughts flow on simmering loosies like 2017’s “Zuko.”
What you might not also realise, though, is the tireless journey he’s had to get to this point —
or just how much blood, sweat and tears he puts in behind the scenes to maintain his
independence and integrity. “I’ve never been afraid to step into the unknown,” the rapper
says. “I’m never not passionate about something. That is what I am. That’s my identity.”
Che's latest EP, Charisma, finds him returning to a clean hip-hop style of rap over smooth 808s, and telling the
story of how his unapologetic self-belief has pushed him to where he is today, and how it can
do the same for others.
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