Nadia Rose – The Real Sound of the City
Nadia Rose grew up around music. Her dad was a dancehall and jungle DJ and MC, so when she was a kid her house was full of exciting sounds. It fed into her childhood and at 13 she began writing her own rhymes to get through a time when she felt “lost”. “I didn’t know what to do with myself,” she says. “Then I just started writing bars about whatever was on my mind. It was exhilarating – I’d be in class, still thinking about bars, not the lesson!” She carried on writing throughout her teens, but was hesitant to share her music. Fast-forward to the summer of 2014 and Nadia was working in a betting shop in Croydon, writing music on betting slips. “I didn’t feel like I was being me. I felt like a robot,” she says. So she handed in her resignation and began making tunes with friend and producer The Black Obsidian.