The Fashionable Era has been a period of turbulent change in musical type and style. The origin story of Mans Not Hot” is a bizarre one. It begins on Charlie Sloth’s Hearth in the Sales space,” a segment on a BBC radio present. Dapaah appeared first as a nervous, overly earnest character known as MC Quakez, who struggled to ship a freestyle verse despite the encouragement of a hype man called Shakes. It was at this point that Dapaah switched into another character, Roadman Shaq — roadman” being slang for a London road sort — and took over the mic. The standout moment of Shaq’s subsequent efficiency was that litany of implausible but unforgettable gun-onomatopoeias. An in-studio video went viral; Dapaah capitalized on the second by changing the Roadman” in his moniker with the extra common Large” and releasing an actual tune.
That process continues now, some nearly 50 years … Read More