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Polo G

Polo G is going for GOAT - the ‘Greatest of All Time’. He wants to be a ‘Rapstar’ (2021), as he puts it himself in his first US number 1. He's in his early twenties, Chicago-born and his real name is Taurus Bartlett. His first love is drill, the darker variant of hip-hop from his hometown that went international in 2010. Polo G firstly followed in the footsteps of local heroes like Chief Keef and Lil Durk, but his biggest living hero is New Orleans legend Lil Wayne, artist and head of the Young Money Entertainment label (Drake, Nicki Minaj). His lofty ambitions take shape in ‘Finer Things’ (2018), written while serving a sentence for possession of cannabis. “Never again”, he swears. Within months ‘Finer Things’ clocked up 60 million views on YouTube. A rap star is born…

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