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Young Fathers win Mercury Prize 2014

Young Fathers – Dead

Massive congratulations are due to Edinburgh hip hop trio Young Fathers, who won the Mercury Prize last night for their debut album 'Dead'. Alloysious Massaquoi, Kayus Bankole and Graham 'G' Hasting were the bookies' outsiders to win the prize, up against competition from FKA Twigs, Damon Albarn and the hotly tipped Kate Tempest.

The Mercury win comes off the back of a massive wave of success for YF over the past few years - after signing to tastemaking alt.hip hop label Anticon, they released two mixtapes appropriately titled 'Tape One' and 'Tape Two', the latter of which won the Scottish Album of the Year Award 2013. The trio are now headed to Berlin to record their follow-up to 'Dead' - which, if you haven't already, you can listen to below. Alternatively, check out the video for lead single 'Get Up'.

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