- Quite Defiant
- EU - Original
- Hip Hop / Rap
With infectious melodies and razor sharp bars, rapper Awate flows over psychedelic funk by producer Turkish on debut album Happiness - a record written and recorded on bail. The MOBO supported artist weaves together stories from Maiden Lane Estate in Camden and his refugee experience to build on his reputation as one of London's most visionary artistic forces. 2018 sees the release of Awate's debut LP, "Happiness", entirely produced by Turkish of Dcypha (Sway, Tiggs Da Author), written and recorded in a two year period while Awate was on bail for four cases which he was was eventually cleared. A rapper and producer from Maiden Lane Estate in Camden. Honing his craft from the age of 12, he made a name for himself at the legendary hip-hop spot, Deal Real at the age of 15. Awate learned from mentors such as Poisonous Poets rappers, Stylah and Lowkey, BBC 1 Xtra's DJ Semtex and one of his heroes, Yasiin Bey. As a refugee from Eritrea via Saudi Arabia, Awate's lyrics are a complex train of thought on subjects like self-esteem, racism, pride and class. Building a reputation as an electrifying and engaging live performer, Awate has toured worldwide with Lowkey since 2010 and has supported the likes of Jay Electronica, Ghetts, Big Daddy Kane, and Blackstar (Mos Def & Talib Kweli).
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