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Radio 1's Hackney Weekend 2012, Pepstar

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24 Jun 2012
BBC Introducing Stage

Reaching for the skies

Like many of our Hackney artists, Pepstar wasted little time getting his music career off the ground taking an interest in music at the age of six with keyboard lessons. From those beginnings, the stock of Pepstar has continued to rise and rise and he’s now one of the UK’s most talked about emerging MCs.

The rapper has already shared a live stage with Rick Ross, Lloyd, Fabolous, Labrinth, Mz Bratt and Ed Sheeran, raked in over 350,000 YouTube views (check out his Beats & Bars series for SB.TV where he creates tracks on the fly) and had over 10,000 downloads for his debut mixtape, Take Off.

There’s a lot to love about Pepstar. He’s got an easy tone that reminds you of Tinie Tempah and Wretch 32, and rhymes that are content rich and full of intelligent storytelling.

Set List on BBC Introducing Stage on 24 Jun 2012 at Hackney Marshes

  • Intro
  • In For The Kill
  • We Found Love
  • Oh Yh
  • Making The Beat
  • Mabee You're A Star
  • Winner

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