Coventry rapper A1 has praised the town’s rising music scene because the MOBO awards is ready to happen this December.

The 16-year-old, who goes by the title of A1, teamed up with 18-year-old rapper J1, from Kent – and the pair are rising up the ranks within the music business.

The dynamic duo launched their newest track, ‘Newest Developments, which presently sits at quantity two within the official UK Charts.

A1, who was born within the metropolis, has come a great distance from freestyling bars in his bed room.

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The gifted teenager will likely be performing on the upcoming MOBO awards, one the UK’s largest music awards ceremonies, which can happen in Coventry.

Now, the 16-year-old praised Coventry’s music scene, saying it has “come a great distance” by offering extra alternatives for upcoming artists to take the centre stage.

He instructed Coventry Dwell: “It exhibits how far the Coventry music scene has come. The MOBO awards happening in Coventry exhibits that we have come a great distance, so it is undoubtedly thrilling for me to be invited to this occasion.”

A1 and J1 revealed precisely how they rose up the charts – it was all because of TikTok. J1 secretly uploaded the observe to the social media platform however A1 did not need the track out at first.

He added: “J1 uploaded it on TikTok, once I noticed it on TikTok, I referred to as him and stated ‘J1, what are you doing?’

“I did not assume the track was that good, I believed I may do higher. So then once I referred to as J1, he stated ‘belief me’.”

J1 stated: “I made individuals do movies to the track, increasingly individuals began doing it. It was associates who did movies to the track at first, after which it began choosing up and other people from completely different nations began utilizing the track.”

Their track ‘Newest Developments’ quickly went viral on TikTok and attracted the likes of Aitch, who later collaborated with them on the observe.

From The Specials and The Selecter, to The Enemy, Jay1 and Pa Salieu, Coventry has kind for producing hit musicians.

The 2 younger rappers gave some recommendation to imminent native artists who need to make it large, similar to them.

J1 stated: “Simply preserve striving, I have been doing freestyles on Instagram for years, I began from yr 8. I used to maintain pushing myself it doesn’t matter what.”

A1 added: “Preserve pushing, preserve working and at all times keep in mind that in case you put your thoughts to one thing, you possibly can obtain it.”

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