The winners of the Mercury Prize in 2014, Edinburgh hip-hop three-piece Young Fathers—Alloysious Massaquoi, Kayus Bankole and Graham ‘G’ Hastings—pump out a mutant blend of pop, dub, Afrobeat and kitchen sink rap. Massaquoi hails from Liberia, and Bankole was born to migrant Nigerian parents. Their different backgrounds have contributed to something swirling and rootless—a style unique enough that Young Fathers can truly claim to be its daddies. Their moody tracks recall early Massive Attack.
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