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London, United Kingdom
Natty Wylah grew up in North West London. His mother, an abstract painter was into, punk, jazz – Thelonius Monk and the like – while his dad, a lover of dub, reggae and rocksteady. “Those records inspired me a lot. Then I started getting into my own music, like grime, East Coast rap and the whole UK hip-hop scene,” he says. “I’d say Jehst was probably the most influential artist for me back then, because of his lyrical abilities and imagery.”
Wylah’s rapping style constantly fluctuates from impassioned assaults to calming whispers, and while his lyrics often tackle social issues like identity and ambition, he’s frequently drawn to the surreal. He has vivid dreams, and keeps a journal of their occurrences. “I like to notice the little synchronicities between waking life and dream life,”
Natty's live band set up has been described as 'Twin Peaks meets Rage Against the Machine'. As punchy as it is atmospherically enveloping.