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Speech Debelle

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  • Born: London, England
  • Years Active: 2000s
  • Website: http://www.speechdebelle.com/
  • Recent Activity: 02.24.17 RT @afroblush: Loved this episode, and appreciate all the honesty around depression. Another great podcast! @speechdebelle @CalebFemi5, I'…
  • Speech Debelle

  • Speech Debelle

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Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

Layering laid-back poetry and stirring confessionals over wandering jazz and soul beats from another era, Brit MC Speech Debelle quickly earned a following for her honest hip-hop concoctions in the late 2000s. Her dreamy style a translucent mask for a hard-edged early life of struggle and sorrow, a sense of life truly lived pervades her music, from her fully formed backing band, the Therapists, to her broken cadences and heart-on-sleeve lyrics.

British-born Jamaican Debelle (real name: Corynne Elliot) grew up in South London, taking up rap in her early teens, but falling in love with all sorts of music. An absentee father, spells of homelessness, and other hardships poured into the music on her 2009 debut, Speech Therapy. The record earned stellar reviews, but she truly burst into international prominence when the record won the 2009 Mercury Prize. However, all the praise did not translate to sales, and the MC made it known that she was frustrated with her label. Despite the friction, she remained with Big Dada and released her second album, Freedom of Speech, in February 2012.

Tour Dates All Dates Dates In My Area

Date Venue Location Tickets
05.24.17 Oslo London, UK
05.27.17 The Voodoo Rooms Edinburgh, Edinburgh UK

Activity

  • 02.24.17 RT @afroblush: Loved this episode, and appreciate all the honesty around depression. Another great podcast! @speechdebelle @CalebFemi5, I'…
  • 02.24.17 RT @PRSFoundation: Closing out #prspresents in style is #Momentum funded @speechdebelle Great to pop downstairs for such great music! https…
  • 02.23.17 RT @TheWorkPodcast: This week on #theworkbrunch is @CalebFemi5 whos thoughts on navigating white spaces left us amazed. https://t.co/WTPw77…
  • 02.23.17 RT @PRSforMusic: We're looking forward to welcoming the hugely talented @speechdebelle @JodieAbacus & @ItsConniesWorld to #PRSPresents this…
  • 02.22.17 RT @KingpinLondon: Another day, another ticket sold - come join us at 'Word on the Street - Where Hip Hop meets Spoken Word https://t.co/Iz…
  • 02.22.17 RT @TheWorkPodcast: Todays show is now live! listen as @CalebFemi5 and host @speechdebelle discuss mental health in the music industry. htt…
  • 02.22.17 RT @MusicaHoyTop: #Tema #TopMusicSpain #10: Strange Ways: Strange Ways Speech Debelle | Formato: Música MP3… https://t.co/6rYbtAIMDv #TopRa…
  • 02.22.17 How do I get a track to you @claraamfo ?? 🤳🏾
  • 02.22.17 RT @kcrwkramer: Check out the track from @speechdebelle on this new dope track https://t.co/i3DHQyWE7J @kcrw radio show https://t.co/ODzJDp…
  • 02.22.17 RT @KonnectUK: The beautiful lyricism of @speechdebelle & @CalebFemi5 @BoondocksLDN OPEN MIC hosted by @ShayDRap & @KingpinLondon https:/…
  • 02.21.17 RT @bbcarts: Singer @NinaSimoneMusic would have been 84 today. We look back on her extraordinary life and genre-defying music: https://t.co…
  • 02.21.17 RT @BBC1XMusicBot: Now Playing Speech Debelle, Baby Sol - The Work @speechdebelle, #babysol https://t.co/VSEnTiNNFM