The countdown for the BBC’s Sound Of 2017 Poll has started, with South London rap star Nadia Rose taking 5th spot on the list. The longlist for the Sound Of 2017 Poll was revealed back in November and features artists such as AJ Tracey, Cabbage, Rag N Bone Man alongside Rose.
Cousin of grime superstar Stormzy, Nadia Rose started to turn heads thanks to her boisterous vocal delivery and effervescent character – notably demonstrated on track ‘Skwod’ which can be listened to below. With grime set for another big year in 2017, Rose has been unearthed as likely figure to continue the genre’s assent to the mainstream airwaves.
The countdown of the top 5 will continue through the week with the winner of the Sound Of 2017 announced on Friday.
Words by Elliot Ryder
Photo courtesy of Nadia Rose