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NE-O

BBC Introducing StageSaturday1:50 pm

Newcastle-based artist NE-O is a multi-faceted talent. From supporting grime legends to headlining shows at the North East’s iconic Glasshouse ICM (fka The Sage) and sharing stages with bass heavyweights, his journey reflects a diverse catalogue. However, it’s his humble grime roots that remains a consistent thread throughout his career.

While his sound has evolved to embrace elements of UK Rap, his live performances still proudly echo his grime origins, with a Rhythm n Gash freestyle never going amiss.

After a brief hiatus in 2023, NE-O is back stronger than ever, with a backing from the industry like never before. Just a few months into 2024, he has already performed his biggest show to date, secured bookings at iconic venues and has even more projects on the horizon.

Starting his musical career in 2017 as a former member of NE Dons, the rapper has since gone on to release 4 EP’s. Along the way, he has received accolades such as Track Of The Week from BBC Introducing, a MOBO grant, a Maida Vale cypher feature, and airplay on BBC 1Xtra and BBC Radio 1; It’s as if every step NE-O’s taken so far has been leading up to 2024, poised to be the pinnacle of his career thus far.