October 31, 2014 | G-BLOG
G98.7FM Entertainment News
UK hip hop trio Young Fathers defied all odds and nabbed the 2014 Barclaycard Mercury Prize for the best British or Irish record of the year.
Their album ‘Dead’ beat out 11 other records including Damon Albarn, the former Blur frontman. The group consisting of Alloysious Massaquai, G Hastings and Kayus Bankole only sold over 23 hundred records in the UK since being released earlier this year, but their style of Liberian/Nigerian/ Scottish psychedelic hip hop electro music blew the competition out the water.
The trio, who are based out of Edinburgh, Scotland took home the 20 thousand pound prize. When asked what they plan to do with their prize money, they said it would go to making their next album which they’re currently recording in Berlin.
No more recording in a basement for these young stars!