Erudition, insight and poetic intensity have earned 22-year-old LOYLE CARNER the respect of all the right people: die-hard hip-hop fans, industry insiders and his peers. His debut album, Yesterday’s Gone, is planted at an intersection between the boom-bap of East Coast hip-hop, jazz-inflected portraits of South London and soulful laidback pop. It is an intensely personal and candid release, one that received near perfect reviews everywhere but it is on the live stage that the endlessly charming Carner truly shines. Carner has shared stages with the likes of Hip-Hop legends; Nas, Joey Badass and Kate Tempest.
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