credit: Jordan Hughes
Once dubbed ‘The Poster Boy of Grime’, Novelist (real name Kojo Kankam) has gone from strength to strength while developing his reputation as one of Britain's most respected MC’s.
Novelist, now firmly on the radar was earmarked as an emerging artist to look out for when chosen to be on the BBC’s Sounds Of 2015 list. Still aged just 17, Novelist was invited to feature on a track with Chase and Status, together creating the show stopping track ‘Bigger Man Sound’.
Months later Novelist featured on veteran Grime artist Skepta’s award-winning Konnichiwa album. The two co-wrote a track entitled ‘Lyrics’, received as one of the best tracks from the album receiving critical acclaim.
Now 21 and having taken time away from performing to focus on business, Novelist decided it was time to give the world what it had been missing from his catalogue, separate to his popular EP releases such as Sniper,and Be Blessed gathering it was time to release his debut Album ‘NovelistGuy’.
An artistic and intricate album, ‘NovelistGuy’ showed the world the fullness of Novelist’s character, influence and musical ability earning him many honours but most notably his Nomination for the Hyundai Mercury Prize.
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