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Friday May 31

Primavera Sound Barcelona

Seat Village

01:30

There have been few such meteoric rises as that of the new prince of grime AJ Tracey.  Son of a rapper father and DJ mother, he jumped from pirate radios to the British charts with a resounding impetus, rapidly gaining support from BBC Sound, VEVO, MTV, GRM, MOBO, OVO, Nike and even magazines including Vogue and Forbes (in 2018 they proclaimed him Hottest Boy and Forbes 30 under 30).  Radically uncompromising as regards political conservatism, in the music field there are no dogmas for him; he can just as easily rap about girls, football players, fashion brands and expensive cars as he can fool around with pop, trap, dancehall and afrobeat. He demonstrates it all on his eclectic debut album (2019) that catapults the West Londoner to the forefront of global rap.

AJ Tracey (Autoeditado, 2019)

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