Professor Green: "There's Too Much Bravado In Rap"

7 November 2011, 12:02

The 'Read All About It' star has criticised US rappers for focusing too much on their image.

Professor Green claims English rap acts only started becoming successful when they stopped trying to imitate their American counterparts.

The 'Read All About It' rapper admits he is not a fan of the "flamboyant" image and style of US rap artists.

"There's way too much bravado in rap," Green told The Metro.

 "I know it's supposed to be aspirational, but what does spending 400 grand on a chain and popping champagne mean to anyone?

"English acts aren't as flamboyant as those in the US. Our music started doing well when we let go of the Americanisms."

Green said he feels part of his charm is due to his "laddish" nature developed while grown up in East London.

"I grew up in the East End didn't I, so that laddishness is always gonna be a part of me," he explained.

Green scored his first UK number one single last month with the release of 'Read All About It', featuring the vocals of Emeli Sandé.

He recently announced an additional date to his current UK tour at the Brixton Electric on 15th December.

The rapper's second studio album 'At Your Inconvenience' was released last month.