Join the Search Party
Illustration by Ellen Charlesworth
The 24 year old Londoner George Mpanga, better known as George the Poet, is a socially motivated poet, spoken word and recording artist. After attending a state grammar school in Barnet, George went on to study sociology, psychology and politics at Cambridge university. Mpanga adapts his rhyming in his raps, into poetry. Being signed to Island Records in 2013, he has released an EP, and numerous singles through 2014. Additionally, he had his first book of poetry published 'Search Party' in February 2015. Recognising that getting a break into the music industry is rare, he uses his platform to speak up about issues affecting everyday people and his lyrics are usually politically charged.
Here's some of his tracks reviewed:
1) My City
"Before we hated people, we were all created equal. Learnt to despise the strife, and forgot that variety's the spice of life"