Introducing Pitched Up/Columbia Records newest signing and one of the most exciting British artists right now - 24 year old rapper Mastermind. Hailing from Manchester, he teams up with Nafe Smallz and Chip to release the hotly anticipated – ‘Wave Time 2’
Raised in Rusholme, one of eight children born to his dad, originally from Somaliland, and his mum, a Mancunian of Welsh and Yemini heritage, times weren’t always easy with so many mouths to feed. “Mum always made sure we were good, but it was a struggle and it’s made me. If I had a restart in life, I’d still choose the bottom. Then you know what’s good, it makes you appreciate things.”
Mastermind has been releasing music independently since 2015 racking up total of 6.6M views on youtube and over the summer, he performed at Park Life as well as Puma’s kit launch for Manchester City. With a growing fanbase in Canada thanks to his 2016 collaboration ‘Hungry’ with Toronto rapper Robin Banks, Mastermind is looking forward to spreading his sound further internationally. “I might be coming from a point of pain but we’ve gotta have fun with it. Expect a lot of fun!”
Mastermind will be supporting Aitch on his September tour in London, Manchester and Birmingham.