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Lowkey

Born 23 May 1986.

Brit Hip Hop: Kareem Dennis

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Lowkey performing live at T in the Park

Lowkey performing live at T in the Park 2009.

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Kareem Dennis (born 23 May 1986), better known by his stage name Lowkey, is an English rapper of Iraqi descent, musician and political activist of English and Iraqi descent He first became known through a series of mixtapes he released before he was 18, before taking a hiatus from the music business. He would return in 2008 with wider music coverage, featured on BBC Radio and appearing at various festivals and concerts including the Electric Proms, Glastonbury, T In The Park and Oxegen in the buildup to his first solo album Dear Listener, as well as collaborating with other famous English musicians to form a supergroup. Though his mainstream support gradually declined due to his outspoken political views, his career continued to go from strength to strength as a solo independent artist, touring in countries all over the world including Lebanon, Australia, Greece, Venezuela, the United States, the West Bank in Palestine, Italy and many more. He released his second solo album Soundtrack to the Struggle (2011) independently on 16 October 2011.

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  1. Review of Dear Listener

    Dear Listener 2009

    Reviewed by Elle J Small
    An album full of poetry.
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