O2 Academy. Friday — 22:00
26-year-old Manchester born wordsmith Bugzy Malone is fast developing a reputation as one of the UK’s brightest independent talents. Dubbed ‘The evil genius’, Bugzy has amassed a loyal fan base through his heartfelt lyrics and knock out delivery displayed in his music.
The last 18 months have been outstanding for Bugzy gaining plenty of attention and racking up over 100 million views on YouTube for his freestyles and raw music videos.
In July 2015 Bugzy released his first E.P ‘Walk with Me’, which peaked at number 2 on the UK I Tunes album chart and number 8 on the official UK album chart. This was then followed up a year later with his second E.P, ‘Facing Time’, which went straight to number 1 on I Tunes and number 6 on the official UK album chart, which knocked Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ off the top spot.
The E.P ‘Facing Time’ was released on Bugzy’s own independent label ‘ill gotten records’, which Bugzy runs himself. To complete the visuals for the E.P, Bugzy self-produced and acted in a 3 part mini movie called ‘Section 8(1)’, which can be found on Bugzy’s own YouTube Channel.
He is already being followed by Drake on Instagram, and has had upfront support from BBC Radio 1, Apple’s Beats 1, MTV Base, 1Xtra, Link Up TV and Channel AKA, to name a few.