Born and raised in South London at age 22, Blanco is firmly established as a drill pioneer and innovator in the UK rap scene. As a member of Harlem Spartans he was at the forefront of a U.K. drill scene that has gone from being an underground phenomenon to a staple of the mainstream, paving the way for a generational sound. Now firmly establishing himself as a solo artist he’s determined to forge his own path, looking to his Angolan heritage and love of Brazilian funk music to create a sound
unique to himself. Mixing hard-boiled stories from his own life with the sounds of the favelas,
Blanco remains an outlier; unafraid to go against the grain and always pushing things forward.
“I hate following the crowd,” Blanco explains. “I’m determined to stand out and be myself.