He’s almost too established to be a one-to-watch at the point, having already won a MOBO for best single. But truly, Abz is just getting started. Having broken through with the award-winning ‘Robbery’ – a track that pretty much grew from word of mouth – fans might have expected him to continue with the same slow-paced, near-apocalyptic delivery, like a kind of next generation Giggs.
Instead, he’s shown that he’s got much more to offer: his appearance on Belly Squad’s ‘Banana’ remix saw Abz exploring the Afrobeats/rap axis, crooning loverman bars that were easily the biggest verse on a remix not short on big verses. With a willingness to experiment and a phenomenal work rate, 2017 should be the year Abra Cadabra passes from underground star to mainstream artist.