It’s not often that an emerging talent can grab hold of one of the world’s biggest rappers without even having a full-length album under their name, however his sheer talent is what led to Joey Bada$$ teaming up with Ady Suleiman for the title-track of the latter’s What’s The Score EP.

On our radar for a fair while now, Suleiman’s various releases seems to hear him ticking all the right boxes – delivering quality without being ostentatious, and totally understanding the need to be fully-involved with the underpinnings of every song.

Ady’s debut collection (the imaginatively titled This Is My EP) helped him attract a solid fanbase across the specialist sphere (with the likes of the aforementioned Joey, plus George The Poet, amongst others, giving their nods of approval). Meanwhile, the 22 year-old’s catchy tones also saw him appear on Chance The Rapper’s recent Surf project, whilst his ability to be a true wordsmith was delivered greatly with his early-2015 coming-of-age joint Don’t Need You.

With such a mature stance to his music, it’s encouraging to hear your artists pushing for relevant music versus just ‘chasing the dollar’ (as seems to be the way with many mass-market US contemporaries). If he plays his cards right, Ady Suleiman could well be on his way to matching the likes of Maverick Sabre in terms of relevancy and fan-appreciation.

You can catch the rising star on tour early next year; check the full schedule below:

Monday 29th February – Green Door Store, Brighton
Wednesday 2nd March – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
Thursday 3rd March – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Friday 4th March – Stereo, Glasgow
Sunday 6th March – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
Tuesday 8th March – Deaf Institute, Manchester
Wednesday 9th March – XOYO, London
Friday 11th March – Thekla, Bristol