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Season 5 · Episode 4

Kojo Kankam, AKA Novelist, has been one of the leading lights of the London grime scene, ever since coming to prominence in 2014 through his Mumdance collaboration ‘Take Time’. Hailing from Lewisham, South London, Novelist steadily built his reputation through multiple clashes and radio appearances, culminating in a BBC Sound of 2015 nomination, at the age of 18. High profile features with artists such as Chase & Status, Baauer and Skepta followed, whilst also supporting Major Lazer on tour and releasing music through XL Recordings. Fast-forward to 2018, and Novelist has added music production to his arsenal, and is releasing his much anticipated debut LP, ‘Novelist Guy’ in April. In his Strrr TV episode, Novelist focuses on videos that have influenced him musically, with some eclectic selections ranging from Wham and Beverley Hills Cop, through to Masta Ace.

1st Camera: Alisha Boatswain, Interview + 2nd Camera: Dave O'Donnell, DOP + editing: Dave O'Donnell, Photo: Dave O'Donnell, Animations: TOPE, Introduction: Craig Holiday Haynes.

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