Meet the ris­ing Lon­don rap­per with rhyme and rea­son; James Mcavoy’s new role is a headache; Ruby Rose takes on Vin Diesel and Keanu Reeves and zom­bies (all in the same month); why Cameron Dal­las is about to get even more pop­u­lar; add some Mad Men style to

THE RIS­ING LON­DON RAP­PER’S HEARTFELT LYRICS HAVE EARNED HIM A VERY DIF­FER­ENT UNDERGROUND FOL­LOW­ING.

GQ (Australia) - - INSIDE - EDITED BY JAKE MILLAR

Look­ing at the cur­rent state of rap, you don’t need us to point out that the past few years have seen a ma­jor shift in at­ti­tude. Ar­ti­cles on the genre’s new sen­si­tiv­ity (usu­ally an­chored with a Drake or Ken­drick La­mar ref­er­ence) are as com­mon as Tu­pac con­spir­acy the­o­ries. Maybe we are see­ing a bling back­lash: we live in un­cer­tain times, emo­tions are closer to the sur­face, aware­ness seems to be worth more than the celebrity life­style pushed by Yeezy and his cliques. So if there was a time to con­nect with the tunes of ris­ing South Lon­don rap­per Ben Coyle-larner (aka Loyle Carner), it’s now. Since first ap­pear­ing on a track by Ir­ish rap­per Re­jjie Snow in 2013, he be­gan build­ing a fol­low­ing in the UK through his crit­i­cally ac­claimed EP, A Lit­tle Late, and a spot on last year’s pres­ti­gious BBC Sound of 2016 list. This month sees the 21-year-old in­tro­duce him­self to the rest of the world, drop­ping his de­but al­bum, Yes­ter­day’s Gone. Con­tin­ued p37.

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