South London's Blanco off the mark for Polydor


Blanco is in prime position to make the crossover from underground trailblazer to mainstream rap hero with today’s release of his debut mixtape City Of God.

The 20-year-old Kennington rapper’s debut project City of God will feature 14 new tracks, and will see him collaborate with Central Cee, NSG, K-Trap, Loski, Sango and Ama Lou.

Blanco has enjoyed his first taste of chart success with the project’s lead-off single The Great Escape, the track charted for four weeks, reaching number 67, and the accompanying music video has racked up 3.2m views.

As a key member of Harlem Spartans, one of the most well-known drill groups in the UK, Blanco has already made his mark on the UK drill scene, and this debut project represents a strong statement of intent for future releases, exploring a range of musical influences including Brazilian party sound baile funk, as he recently told NME who are tipping him as the next UK rap export.

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