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Loyle Carner

Rapper, activist, actor, model and… cookery teacher. ‘Not Waving, But Drowning’ (2019) has two songs named after great chefs: ‘Ottolenghi’ and the late ‘Carluccio’. For Benjamin Coyle-Larner, cookery is a focus for his ADHD and dyslexia (see his name). He gives free workshops to young fellow-sufferers under the banner of Chilli Con Carner. That sums up the London rapper. He doesn’t do bling-bling but keeps it real. His music is a warm bath, with lazy flows and languid beats that combine old skool hip-hop and UK soul. One of his first releases was a duet with Kate Tempest. His latest album has a stellar array of guests: Tom Misch, Jordan Rakei, Sampha and Jorja Smith. He’s doing okay for attention too. Carner easily sells out the AB in Brussels. Mister nice guy.

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