When Stephen Manderson aka Professor Green burst on to the scene last year, he was touted as the UK's answer to Eminem; an expert in wordsmithery with connections to the coolest kids in music who managed to work in a humorous spin on the rap scene despite a troubled history. It was, in many ways, a fairly accurate description - but has he managed to step out of Marshall's shadow on the trailer for his second album?
If we were to liken it to the US rapper, we'd suggest 'Read All About It' was his 'Cleanin' Out My Closet' moment; but in truth its lyrical content is too personal to be compared to his peers. "I wasn't even 5/ Life's a journey and mine wasn't an easy ride," he says of the tense relationship with his family after his father committed suicide, before a stadium-sized chorus courtesy of R&B-soul singer Emeli Sandé ensues. It may doff its cap to the rapping greats, but few can deny this is all Pro Green.
Watch Professor Green's 'Read All About It' music video below: