Devlin the UK's Eminem?

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 16 September 2010

Devlin praised by Labrinth

Rapper Devlin has been tipped as the UK's answer to Eminem by Tine Tempah's producer, Labrinth

Devlin has been tipped as the UK's answer to Eminem.

The grime MC recently worked with Labrinth - who was behind Tinie Tempah's songs 'Pass Out' and 'Frisky' - and the musician-and-producer is tipping him to match the 'Love The Way You Lie' rapper's success.

He exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "Devlin is amazing. I really would call him the UK Eminem. When I first heard him I didn't fully get him, and I quite like that I didn't, but when I listened a little closer to his lyrics, this guy has got skills.

"I know it sounds stereotypical but I think he could have that much effect on the UK. It's because he has soul, he doesn't just throw lyrics, like 'cars, money,' fantasy kind of lyrics, he's very real, he's 'like this is my life' like got a story y'know, he's very much like the Bob Dylan of rap."

Labrinth is planning a host of new collaborations, with Gorillaz so impressed by his remix of their track 'Stylo' he is now going to cut a full track with them.

He is also in talks to work with Lil Wayne, Massive Attack and Bjork; but for the moment, Labrinth is busy launching his own singing career, with his debut single 'Let the Sun Shine' released on September 27.


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