Professor Green says that he'd like to be taken seriously
Professor Green has said in an interview with the Guardian that he would like to be taken seriously as an artist.
He revealed to journalist Sam Wolfson that he'd like to be judged by his own work and not the British rap scene, which is currently thriving:
"I'd like to be taken seriously. People probably do see it as a bit of a fad and a lot of it is quite throwaway. As much as I'm a part of the scene and I support it, I want people to judge me on my own merit."
His second album, 'At Your Inconvenience', is to be released in the UK on October 31 and its first single, 'Read All About It', which feature the vocals of Emeli Sandé, was released last month.
But he says that in 2010, he almost gave it all up when he was stabbed in the neck with a broken bottle but Lily Allen, who sang 'Just Be Good To Green' with the rapper, helped him out:
"That summer, I really thought about jacking it all in. I was back selling drugs, harder stuff, stuff I don't even really condone. As I say on the record, 'I was selling wraps of coke, not raps and flows'. Then, from one conversation with Lily Allen, it really did change direction. She picked me up and put me back on my feet."
Check out Professor Green's video with Emeli Sandé for 'Read All About It' and his video for 'Just Be Good To Green' with Lily Allen:
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