London rapper Octavian has told the story about being homeless around the time the London Olympics was happening down the road from where his mum kicked him out of the house. But his rise through the underground is a far cry from opting to sell drugs because he had “not even a pound” in his pocket.
Now he’s a one of the most celebrated MCs in the UK, with elements of trap and house among his gritty flow. His track Party Here went viral when Drake gave it a shout-out on Instagram, but Octavian is far from a one-hit wonder. His anti-authority streak even stretches to Drake, as he kinda shrugged it off and said he’s not expecting anything more.
- Octavian plays Green Room at the Academy tomorrow (Saturday)