This week's BBC Introducing track on the Radio 1 Playlist is Franko Fraize and Treasures. Its selection means daytime Radio 1 plays on shows including Fearne Cotton, Greg James and Dev. Listen to Treasures below and share your review of it in the comments section.

Hometown: Franko Fraize is from Thetford, a small market town in Norfolk.

Style: Franko’s an unmistakeably British rapper with a witty, insightful delivery that many, including Fearne Cotton and Huw Stephens at Radio 1, have quickly warmed to. Treasures, where he teams up with vocalist Kamilla Lovett, is a razor sharp tale of love demonstrating Franko's knack for storytelling that reminds us of Pro Green, Scroobius Pip and Mike Skinner.

You need to know: Speaking of Mike Skinner (ahem), Franko supported Mike’s project The D.O.T on the Norwich leg of their 2012 tour.

Supported by: Franko has been championed by BBC Introducing in Norfolk since 2011 along with support from other BBC Introducing local shows and national airplay on Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra. The official video for Treasures was also selected for the BBC Music Video Festival.

Find out more:  Follow Franko on Twitter and check out his Soundcloud page for a handful of other tracks.


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  • Comment number 1. Posted by Sheila Beedham

    on 14 Jan 2014 21:21

    Treasures is a really good song and my favourite one from Franko Fraize to date, love the words and the singing by Kamilla Lovett, this should get them both noticed.

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