Prince Rapid is an original member of the talented and innovative East London rap group Ruff Sqwad, whom amongst others, are the pioneers of shifting grime music mainstream.
Having many productions featured on Tinchy Stryder’s first two albums, Prince Rapid has also composed and produced tracks for heavy weight UK talents like Dizzee Rascal, Tinie Tempah, Boy Better Know, Kano, Asher D, Chipmunk, Wiley, Wretch 32 and international Jamaican star, Movado. Not only has Prince Rapid completed UK tours at massive venues including o2 Arena and Hammersmith Apollo with Tinchy Stryder, Chipmunk and Devlin, he has also performed at the Round House, the BBC1 Weekender, and at a number of shows across Europe.
As Prince was growing up in the heart of East London, he didn't want to be a super hero capturing villains, or an athlete capturing medals; he dreamt of being the kind of musician that would capture hearts, minds and most importantly, the attention of the world. Music isn't just about melodies and lyrics for Prince, it represents a movement; a movement about vast knowledge and life values that can be shared and celebrated throughout the planet in all civilisations and societies; Prince is a big believer and supporter of inclusion.
Prince Rapid’s main inspirations come from great artists such as African legend Fela Kuti, Michael Jackson, Pay As You Go crew and Brandy. His style of music is energetic and influenced by grime, afro beats, house and garage, Hip Hop, and RnB. With the advancement of technology, the evolution of music, and innovation, Prince has been able to produce cutting edge styles that don’t quite fit into traditional genres. His singing and melodic arrangements are harmonious and soulful giving off a soothing soft vibe matched with raw, rough and edgy beats and lyrics that immediately catch the listeners attention.
PRINCE RAPID’s tracks