Six-foot-five and 198 pounds, 28-year-old boxer Lawrence “The Sauce” Okolie is not only on the cusp of becoming Hackney’s homegrown boxing champion – he’s throwing his hat into the ring of rap, too.
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He shoots, he scores, he wears amazing clothes. The Everton and England striker invites us round to rifle through his enviable wardrobe. Diamond formation? That’s Burberry check, daahling.
On the eve of his debut mixtape Dutch from the 5th, the London rapper opens up about the hard man memes, mental health stigma and memories of his late manager Fox.
The career of the bard of Salford spans five decades. From cabaret to punk, Nico to Kate Moss, Alex Turner to Paul McCartney, John Cooper Clarke has been there, rhymed that, and even survived 17 years on heroin. As he publishes his debut memoir I Wanna Be Yours, we ask: what makes him The People’s Poet?
August 2001: They’ve been banged up, shot at, knifed, adored, ripped off, sampled and mobbed. There’s 30 of them and the youngest is eight. They’ve brought mob rule to the charts and rebuilt pop for the 21st century. This is So Solid Crew: get UR streets on to the future sound of young Britain.
Stints in prison almost derailed his career. Now the rising star is getting a second chance.
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