Professor Green will be performing as part of the Total Access Live concert at betley Court Farm on August 10th 2013, as part of the party to celebrate 30 years of Signal Radio
Stephen Paul Manderson, better known by his stage name Professor Green, is a British rapper and singer-songwriter
He has enjoyed spectacular success, most recently performing to the crowds at his year's Glastonbury Festival
He will take to the stage in August at Betley, where he can be assured of a spectacular welcome from Total Access fans
Professor Green is a pop rapper/singer from East London, currently signed to Virgin Records, after Mike Skinner's The Beats label closed, and ended a run of his own radio shows on BBC Radio 1. He fortified his name storming through the hip-hop battle rap circuit.
Growing up on the Northwold estate in Upper Clapton, Green's familial situation saw him being raised by his grandmother while he traded up school attendance for just hanging on the estate, like kids do. While the usual nefarious stories of low budget living played a part in his life, Green's formative years were also characterised by fun: skating was big on the estate, etc. He also had an early inkling that the art of verbal sparring would somehow play a part in his life, confessing how, he always wanted to be a barrister or a lawyer. "I like debates and I've always been argumentative, I think that's helped me in battles a lot." However, while becoming obsessed with hip-hop at the age of nine "Biggie is my greatest hip-hop influence", Green only switched up from passive fan to active participant at a relatively late stage. After turning 18 years old, he coined his first rhyme completely off-the-cuff when put on the spot at an impromptu freestyle jam session round a friends house. Passing the test with aplomb and impressing his music making peers, the underground rap battle scene suddenly opened up before him.