UK born, 2011 Mercury prize nominee Ghostpoet will be joining the line-up at Traction this summer bringing with him an experimental hip hop style. He’s a genuinely unique talent that we’re thrilled is joining us on the 14th – he dubs himself “a lad with a lisp with some stories to tell” and we can’t wait to hear the ending.
Anybody who's visited Coventry will understand how Obaro 'Ghostpoet' Ejimiwe created his unique approach to music. His sleepy delivery owes little to any other UK rhymers. It's a fact he notes himself on his track I Just Don't Know, declaring "Other MCs want to talk about crime / But that ain't me..." before an off-kilter chorus catches you so off-guard that you find yourself humming along.