BRITHOPTV: [News] Stormzy (@Stormzy1), J Hus (@JHus), Kate Tempest (@KateTempest) & Loyle Carner (@LoyleCarner) Represent BritHop In Hyundai Mercury Prize Shortlist. | #Grime #UKHipHop #UKRap

Stormzy (@Stormzy1), J Hus (@JHus), Kate Tempest (@KateTempest) & Loyle Carner (@LoyleCarner) Represent  BritHop In Hyundai Mercury Prize Shortlist

BRITHOPTV: [News] Stormzy (@Stormzy1), J Hus (@JHus), Kate Tempest (@KateTempest) & Loyle Carner (@LoyleCarner) Represent BritHop In Hyundai Mercury Prize Shortlist. | #Grime #UKHipHop #UKRap

Whoah! Doesn’t time fly. The UK scene is still buzzing off last year’s unexpected Mercury Prize winner, Skepta  beating music legend,  David Bowie to pick up the award, and now it’s time to do it again.

This morning the Hyundai Mercury Prize Shortlisted albums were announced, which revealed that UK Hip-Hop and Grime  have made further strides into the consciousness  of the wider music industry, with  four BritHop artist’s albums being nominated.

It should be no surprise to find out that Stormzy‘s chart-topping debut album, ‘Gang Signs And Prayer’, which is currently certified gold by the BPI, has been shortlisted. However,  some may be pleasantly surprised by the shortlisting of  Afrohop-pioneer J Hus‘ Top 5 debut album, ‘Common Sense’, which has just been certified silver by the BPI this week, with the equivalent of 60,000 units sold in the UK.

Next up is award-winning Poet/Author/Rapper, Kate Tempest who received her second nomination for her 2016 release, ‘Let Them Eat Chaos’, produced  by Dan Carey, which has received  critical-acclaim from the wider music establishment. Although operating outside of the current sphere of what many would consider the UK Hip-Hop scene, Kate embodies the Hip-Hop essence in to whatever she does, and it is where her roots are.

Last but not least is the shortlistling of UK Hip-Hop rising  star Loyle Carner‘s album, ‘Yesterday’s Gone’, which may not have achieved the commercially success of Stormzy of J Hus‘ albums, but is a good project that fuses Jazz elements with crisp Hip-Hop production, definitely worthy of recognition, and fits the ethos of the Mercury Prize, which has historically been about highlighting cutting-edge,  creative albums.

This year’s awards ceremony is being held on September 14 at the Eventim Apollo in west London, where the winner will be announced,  and all the shortlisted acts (who will be invited to attend, and perform) will receive a trophy  in recognition of their work.

BritHopTV would like to wish all the artist nominated  for this years awards the best of luck!

Full Hyundai Mercury Prize Shortlist 2017

Alt-J – Relaxer

Blossoms – Blossoms

Dinosaur – Together, As One

Ed Sheeran – Divide

Glass Animals – How To Be A Human Being

J Hus – Common Sense

Kate Tempest – Let Them Eat Chaos

Loyle Carner – Yesterday’s Gone

Sampha – Process

Stormzy – Gang Signs & Prayer

The Big Moon – Love In The 4th Dimension

The XX – I See You


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