Rag 'n' Bone Man "Human"
Our featured artist this past week on the 2 Assholes Talking Music podcast(new episode up thread) is English vocal powerhouse Rag 'n' Bone Man. The 32 year old is quickly staking out his place in the world of R&B with his new album 'Human' and recently taking home the award for British Breakthrough Act and Critics Choice Award at the 2017 Brit Awards. At the age of 15, he MCed with a drum and bass crew using the handle Rag 'N' Bonez, inspired by watching repeats of the 1970s British sitcom Steptoe and Son. When he moved to Brighton, his friend Gi3mo formed the Rum Committee and invited him to join the group as well. He started performing at Slip-jam B, where he met a lot of people who helped him to start his musical career. Over the next few years, they supported hip hop artists Pharoahe Monch and KRS-One at Brighton’s Concorde 2, and released their own album through Bandcamp. Around 2011, Graham started working with UK hip hop label High Focus, releasing a number of recordings with them such as; a collaboration E.P with MC/Producer Leaf Dog under the name (Dog 'n Bone E.P ) and also a project with MC/Producer Dirty Dike under the name (Put That Soul On Me ). Shortly afterwards Graham began to collaborate with record producer Mark Crew, who at the time was working on Bastille’s debut album Bad Blood. In 2013 Graham signed a publishing deal with Warner Chappell which enabled him to pursue his music career full-time.