ARTIST OF THE WEEK: No.19 George The Poet

The borders between poetry and hip-hop have always been opaque at best, but there has always been a mutual trait between the two where the artist looks to use their words to encourage emotion and thought in the listener. This is an idea that young London-based artist George The Rapper has adopted and delivered through his music.

While other acts like Dan Le Sac vs Scroobious Pip have looked to marry the two ideas before, George has approached the concept of adding music to poetry rather than from the other way. His use of lyrics and flow don't fit the conventional approach of an MC and thus gives him a very unique position in the music market.

Since the beginning of the year, George has released a flurry of EPs, mixed between spoken word and musically accompaniment. After already proving a hit on YouTube, it was his collaborative work with accomplished house producer Bodhi that has lead to his recent rise on the scene.

His latest track '1,2,1,2' is already proving a huge hit with regular radio circulation and numerous plays online, giving him an ideal platform to help spread his message of unity and acceptance to a wider audience.

It has been a while seen we have heard an act with such a likeable and original presence, and we are sure that the future for this rising star is as bright as his smile.