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Novelist Guy

Novelist

Novelist Guy

Debut album from 21 year old English grime MC Kojo Kankam, released on his own label

ADM rating[?]

7.2

Label
Mmmyeh Records
UK Release date
13/04/2018
US Release date
13/04/2018
  1. 8.0 |   The FT

    The sense of mission is highly impressive
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  2. 8.0 |   NME

    A meticulous, circular thing
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  3. 8.0 |   Q

    In its street-level politics, lucid delivery and hypnotic hooks, Novelist Guy is confirmation that this wave has a lot further to roll yet. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   The Observer

    Grime is now a maturing genre, with room for a multiplicity of voices and subject matters. And in Novelist, grime now has an upstanding and versatile outlier
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  5. 7.0 |   music OMH

    A very promising debut from a young artist who has already placed himself at the forefront of grime’s equally promising future
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  6. 7.0 |   Crack

    As a collection of tracks, Novelist Guy embodies the integrity and moreover the fearlessness that makes Novelist such a captivating young artist
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  7. 7.0 |   Clash

    Sonically, socio-politically and unapologetically grime
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  8. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    There are points, like on Gangster, when songs feel unfinished, taking a while to draw us in. Overall, though, this is a confident salute to a scene still rich in talent
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