• Slowthai holds up Boris Johnson's ‘head' in his Mercury Prize performance

    1 month ago - By Dazed Digital

    Slowthai has sparked controversy for holding up a model of Boris Johnson 's severed head on-stage at the Mercury Prize awards.
    The UK rapper was performing his track “Doorman” - from his album Nothing Great About Britain , which had been nominated for the prize - at the ceremonyhellip;
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  • Dave Wins Mercury Prize for 'Psychodrama'

    Dave Wins Mercury Prize for 'Psychodrama'

    1 month ago - By Hypebeast

    London-based rapper Dave has won the 2019 Mercury Prize award for his album Psychodrama , seeing off competition from NAO, slowthai, the 1975 and his fellow Top Boy star Little Simz. Announcing the decision, the Mercury Prize panel described Psychodrama as "the musical equivalent of a literary masterpiece: a conceptual album about Dave's experience of growing up in South London, structured in the form of a therapy session, which takes a deeply personal story and gives it universal relevance. Psychodrama is a moving, musically sophisticated work that tackles complex themes of identity...
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