Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Young Fathers earn their name by making something so fresh it doesn't yet have a name. These are three fellas from Edinburgh who've been working together since they were 14, who have an elastic mind meld that mimics their fused sensibility of sound, who one day locked themselves in a dingy Scottish basement and came out with something that'd never been done -- a fearless combination of beat, rap and song that smells not only of its dark and dank birthplace, but of discovery and of communion. They are vocalists and perfectionists all three: Alloysious born in Liberia, Kayus raised by Nigerian migrants, and G who also provides the score.
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