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North London’s own Clavish is making a name as one of the UK’s fastest rising rap stars of the next generation. Since he burst onto the scene in 2017 with his viral freestyle “Spin Out His Skull”, from the gate Clavish has been showcasing an idiosyncratic flow and natural cadence that has potential to cement him as a major player in rap on a global scale.
In 2019, the rapper had a promising year, building momentum with consistent drops such as “Again” and “100mph Freestyle”, before he was plucked by Kenny Allstar for his debut “Mad About Bars” freestyle on the viral rap platform Mixtape Madness. Clavish’s’ Mad About Bars’ set him up on a whirlwind trajectory, with Kenny himself dubbing the rapper “criminally underrated” and the video receiving over 5 million views on YouTube. At the same time, across his discography, Clavish continued to build on his artistic character, delivering catchy flows to the tune of trap-style beats, over which he would often rap about the struggles of being from the hood, his ambitions for a better life, and his hustler mentality.
Having distinctly set himself apart from his peers with the release of his debut EP “2022”, – which has no features -, this year Clavish has come back strong to appease his burgeoning fanbase with singles “Sold Out Dates”, “No Interview” and “Greece”; which has contributed towards him garnering over 600k monthly listeners on Spotify. Now, having been nominated as The Rated Awards’ “Breakthrough Artist Of The Year”, as well as teasing new music on the horizon, it’s safe to say that Clavish is solidifying himself as a force to be reckoned with within rap music.