George the poet

By Yasmin Sholgami

Ugandan born, North West London raised and Cambridge University educated 23 year old George The Poet (real name George Mpanga), is one of the most unique artists to emerge in the UK in recent years.


The world is a lovely place so long as George is talking, which might explain his phenomenal success to date.Graduating with a degree in Politics, Sociology and Psychology from the University of Cambridge and in addition to having a successful musical career of his own George has written with some of the biggest names in the industry. Despite this, there isn’t a hint of arrogance about him.

Over 4 million people have watched George The Poet on YouTube, while he’s notably earned the praise of the legendary rapper and producer Nas after supporting him live. George The Poet continues to make waves in the spoken word scene, reaching minds with his storytelling in ways that not just any can master.

The Island Record signee’s latest EP ‘The Chicken and the Egg’ is set to be released on 1st December and George said of the project: “I wrote the ‘The Chicken and the Egg’ about premature parenthood. Through the story of a rocky relationship, it outlines the cycle of fatherlessness in seven tracks.”

The EP is the first release on Chris Blackwell’s new Island Records imprint, Palm – his debut album is due for release via Island Records in 2015. 




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