Afrikan Boy and TY to headline Rich Mix set

Grime MC Afrikan Boy has come a long way since his track “One day I Went To Lidl” made dents online, amassing more than seven million YouTube hits.

A M.I.A collaboration followed in 2007 and before long he was supporting Prince at his back-to-back O2 shows.

The Nigerian-born MC is coming to Bethnal Green’s Rich Mix next Friday and promises a frenetic set.

Joining him is Mercury Music Prize nominee TY, who has also built up a decent contacts book, having supported De La Soul, Damon Albarn and Estelle.

Having already released four albums, the hip hop star is currently working on the fifth, which will be his first fully independent record.

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