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Articles Tagged 'Michael Kiwanuka'

Plan B (Ben Drew)

Mercury Prize Nominee Plans to Take A Break

Plan A was to make a film, record an album, and get his name out there. Now that that plan has been implemented, Plan B, the rapper, is now making a “Plan B” in light of his success. Ben Drew, the rapper’s real name, is considering taking a break before jumping into another venture, reports […]

Barclaycard Mercury Prize Albums of the Year Launch 2012

WATCH: All of the 2012 Mercury Music Prize Nominees in One Place

Mercury Music Prize, now the Barclaycard Mercury Prize, has released the shortlist of nominations. Take a listen to a single from each of the nominated albums. The winnner will be announced on November 1. Richard Hawley: “Standing at the Sky’s Edge” Plan B: “Ill Manors” Alt-J (∆): “An Awesome Wave” Django Django: “Django Django” The […]

Michael Kiwanuka on the Summer of London

Michael Kiwanuka is one of the hottest exports from London this year: the folk-soul artist, whose sound recalls Bill Withers, won the BBC’s Sound of 2012 poll, indicating the media and industry’s investment in his success. (He also makes our Summer of London music list.) All eyes are on Kiwanuka in a summer when heads […]

EXCLUSIVE: Michael Kiwanuka Performs Live on the Brit List

No other British newcomer this year has arrived with as much fanfare as Michael Kiwanuka, the London-born singer-songwriter who won BBC’s highly competitive Sound of 2012 poll highlighting promising music newcomers. His earthy fusion of soul and folk has drawn comparisons to Bill Withers and Otis Redding, and you can see (and hear) for yourself […]