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Rapman

Rapman

Rapman, whose real name is Andrew Onwubolu, is a hip hop artist and film director from the UK.

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Overview

Rapman grew up in Lewisham, though his mother was able to send him to a good school in Peckham.

He ended up falling in with the wrong crowd and performing illegal activities with gang members.

Most of his early music is about crime and drugs.

He started to amass followers on YouTube while he was selling cars for a living.

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Rapman has always been into storytelling, inspired by the Goodfellas, Rocky, 2Pac’s "Brenda’s Got a Baby", Eminem’s "Stan", and The Notorious BIG’s dual-narrated "Gimme the Loot", Rapman dropped the short video trilogy "Blue Story" in 2014.

The rights to "Blue Story" were picked up by Paramount Pictures and Rapman directed a feature length rendition of his original.

The film was developed and cofinanced by BBC and filmed at locations in South London.

Rapman starred in the film alongside up and coming talent Stephen Odubola, Micheal Ward, Khali Best, Max Fincham, Kadeem Ramsay, Karla-Simone Spence, and Eric Kofi-Abrefa.

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Rapman exploded in popularity after he started writing, directing, and narrating his Shiro's Story series.

He won Best Video at the 2018 GRM Rated Awards for the first installment .

Not long after finishing the series Jay Z contacted the gifted young MC and signed him to Roc Nation.

The deal includes management, film, TV and his own record label.

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References

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Citation Linkwww.theguardian.comProfile on the Guardian
Jun 15, 2019, 7:58 AM
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Citation Linkdeadline.comArticle about Blue Story
Jun 15, 2019, 4:56 AM
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Citation Linkmetro.co.ukRapman and Roc
Jun 15, 2019, 4:56 AM
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Citation Linkwww.imdb.comRapman IMDB
Jun 15, 2019, 4:57 AM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comRapman dressed up
Jun 15, 2019, 5:33 AM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comRapman and Jay Z
Jun 15, 2019, 5:33 AM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comRapman interview
Jun 15, 2019, 5:35 AM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comRapman as a kid
Jun 15, 2019, 5:37 AM
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Citation Linkwww.youtube.com"Shiro's Story Pt 3"
Jun 15, 2019, 5:37 AM
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Citation Linkwww.youtube.com"Shiro's Story"
Jun 15, 2019, 5:38 AM
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Citation Linkwww.youtube.com"Shiro's Story Pt 2"
Jun 15, 2019, 5:38 AM
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Citation Linkwww.youtube.com"Promise"
Jun 15, 2019, 5:39 AM
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Citation Linkwww.youtube.com"Letter To Cadet"
Jun 15, 2019, 5:39 AM
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Citation Linkwww.youtube.com"Hope"
Jun 15, 2019, 5:39 AM
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Citation Linkwww.youtube.com"All We Need Is Us"
Jun 15, 2019, 5:40 AM
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Citation Linkwww.youtube.com"Behind Barz"
Jun 15, 2019, 5:40 AM
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Citation Linkwww.youtube.com"Tough Love"
Jun 15, 2019, 5:40 AM