16 artists are being nurtured by the Southbank Centre as Emerging Artists in Residence in what they're styling an "eclectic hub for music and performance". Keeping you ahead of the curve, we're getting closer to this multi-talented bunch of singer-songwriters, rappers, MCs and beatboxers, spoken word artists and DJs in a series of interviews.
Who are you and what do you do?
I'm IronBraydz the rapper, producer.
Where do you live and what do you like about it?
I live in Harlesden NW10 and what I like best about the place is the cultural diversity.
What inspires you about London? What's your favourite bit?
Nearly everything inspires me about London. My most favourite bit is my home.
How much time do you spend at the Southbank Centre? Have you found any secret bits?
Recently, a lot of time. Haven't found any secret bits but my most fav bit has to be the "Members Only" bar at the top of the Southbank Centre. it's the best place to be in summer because you could see the sun set... PRICELESS!
What does the EAR programme mean to you?
FAMILY!!! I love 'em all
What do you hope to achieve through it?
More paid shows. Great collaborations.
What was your first place to perform in London and where do you aspire to perform?
BUG BAR Brixton. My aspiration is to perform in Wembley Stadium and Royal Albert Hall.
Genre specific question: who in your genre should we be listening to and why?
IronBraydz. He's got great music, great performer. He means business.
What would mark you, by your own ambitions, as an Established Artist in Residence rather than an Emerging Artist in Residence?
My dedication, versatility, energy, the passion I have for what I do and believe in. Overall, humility.
Have you ever busked? Would you ever?
No and NO
Have you ever been sick on the tube?
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