Updated: Jun 22, 2021
Hit BBC Three series 'The Rap Game UK' has come to an end, with Leeds Rapper Graft taking this years crown
Last week saw the final of BBC Three's hit series 'The Rap Game UK' and contestants Graft, Zones, Lesha, Shogun, Ddroid and D Live were challenged to write and prepare a track to perform on Kenny Allstar's iconic BBC1Xtra show.
It's safe to say the competition was close and all 5 contestants had everything to play for when it came to the final. However, Leeds Rapper Graft deservingly managed to take the crown after months of hard work and tough challenges, beating out the other top 3 finalists Zones and Lesha.
Graft began the show on a rough note, with judge and UK rap legend Konan calling him out in the early stages of the competition, saying that he was 'on the bench' hinting to Graft's background as a former professional footballer and insinuating he was yet to be seen as a worthy candidate in the competition. However, Graft soon stepped up his game, proving to not only Konan but all of the judges and his fellow competitors that he was very much 'on the pitch' and a force to be reckoned with. Since then Graft was consistently at the top of the rankings each week and showcased his talents not only lyrically but performance wise too and with a sterling performance in the final (praised highly by Kenny Allstar) it's no surprise that he was named the winner of the season.
Graft has now officially secured a deal with Krept and Konan's Play Dirty Records and judging from what we've seen it appears there is a bright future ahead for the rapper. When speaking on his win he said “I’m feeling emotional. It means the world to me. From young, I’ve always had dreams to change my life and change my family’s life. That’s why I work so hard. I’m so happy I’ve won and had the opportunity to come on here and showcase myself and represent for my city. I feel so blessed. I’m so happy.”
Huge Congratulations to Graft on his win!
Missed the final of The Rap Game UK? Simply click here to watch it back on BBC iPlayer.