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Rapper Skepta wins prestigious Mercury Prize

Rapper Skepta wins prestigious Mercury Prize

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The British rapper Skepta has the prestigious Mercury Prize, won for the best British album of the year. The artist this year brought the album Konnichiwa.

That reports The Telegraph Thursday. Skepta is on 20 October in the Amsterdam Milky way.

Among other things, the death of musician David Bowie made a chance for the Mercury Prize. The nominated album Blackstar was published on 8 January, two days before his death.

In addition, it made The 1975, Michael Editor, Radiohead, Skepta, Anohni, Bat For Lashes, Jamie Woon, Laura Mvula, Savages, The Comet Is Coming and Canoe chance of winning the prize.

The Mercury Prize since 1992 is issued. A team of independent experts will choose the winner, who in addition to a trophy, a sum of £ 20,000 (almost 24.000 euros).

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