Young sassy and talented Nadia Rose is not your stereotypical ‘pop’ star but she’s coming for that title. Hailing from my hometown Croydon she has been labelled one to watch.
Croydon is an area full of talented people artistically. If you attend a school in Croydon you will see how big of an influence music has had on us The Spice Girls, Usher, Destiny’s Child, Aaliyah, Jay Z the list was endless. The connection to US Hip Hop and Croydon is crazy. Rose’s due success follows in the same trend of talented acts from the Thornton Heath area, which include rap duo Krept & Konan, Section Boyz and Rose’s cousin, Stormzy.
Commenting on the unprecedented achievements of her fellow ‘Thornton Heathers’ over the last year, she jokes about the many theories floating around including the suggesting that the musical talent is courtesy of the food served at the local chicken shop Morley’s.
Regardless of where the talent is coming from Thornton Heath/Croydon is bringing fire to the grime music scene and I predict we are only getting started. There are definitely some sleeping giants about to be woken up.
Nadia Rose’s latest album Highly Flammable is available for download on iTunes and Spotify. You can keep up with her journey on Twitter @Nadiarosemusic