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SEEN Loves: Sonny Green – Dalston Divo

Southend MC, Sonny Green is set to release a new EP on Hostage Music on the 11th of November 2016.

Southend MC, Sonny Green is set to release a new EP on Hostage Music on the 11th of November 2016.

The ‘Grime Is Punk – Volume 2’ EP, the follow up to his debut ‘Grime Is Punk’ EP which included The Guardian Single Of The Week and BBC Radio One Xtra playlisted – ‘Bars’, features five stunning new tracks including ‘Expressing Myself’ and lead track ‘Nothing’

‘Expressing Myself’

Fearless and vibrant, the tracks here explode with thought-provoking sentiment and more than confirm the twenty-one-year-old’s place as one of the UK’s most exciting and innovative Grime and spoken word artists around right now.

EP TRACKLISTING:
1. ‘NOTHING’
2. ‘TEA HYPE’
3. ‘EXPRESSING MYSELF’
4. ‘STAYED IN SCHOOL’
5. ‘RELOAD’

Sonny Green began experimenting with music in his local Connexions youth centre in Southend when he was just fourteen. It was there that 140 TV filmed him freestyling and he was encouraged to make a 14-track mixtape that saw him express lyrically the social issues that were relevant to his generation. The ‘When Words Fail Music Speaks’ tape went on to sell 10,000 copies and paved the way for a weekly residence at the recently closed Passing Clouds venue in Dalston.

Ditching his A-Levels, he pitched up his tent outside St Paul’s Cathedral to stand in solidarity with the Occupy movement, and then at seventeen, Sonny became the first-ever rapper to perform at The House of Commons as part of a concert organised in association with the Last Night A DJ Saved My Life Charity. He has since played live with Asian Dub Foundation all over Europe, toured with Pete Doherty, played this years Reading and Leeds Festivals and was recently invited to record a Maida Vale session with the BBC.

Sonny Green will announce some new live dates in the next few months in what is sure to be exciting future ahead for him. SEEN is looking forward to his London appearances.

“Sonny Green brings us some fire… looking forward to hearing more from him in the future!”  SBTV

“Sounds like Skepta & Johnny Rotten.” Music Week

“Southend MC Sonny Green eschews the screwface to deliver grime with a grin… a track that celebrates the simple pleasure… it’ll make you beam like Green himself.”
The Guardian

‘Watch Sonny Green live –  there’s humour, there’s aggression and there’s a fire that’s totally fearless”
Supajam  (Reading & Leeds Festival 2016)

“This Southend artist is coming to the forefront of the Grime movement…with the unwavering aggresson of Skepta’s ‘Shutdown’, he delivers two-and-a-half minutes of pure Grime gold.’
One on One Music

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