Poetic realness: Mustafa

An intro to the artist formerly known as Mustafa the Poet, for fans of Kendrick and Sampha.

Sep 24th 2021 by Moodagent

Mustafa (Photo: Samuel Engelking)

Having stripped the word ‘poet’ from his artist name, the prolific performer is no less poetic, simply shorter of name. His single 'Air Forces', from the soulfully heart-wrenching LP When Smoke Rises was co-produced by Jamie xx and featured Sudanese tribal chant. 

The album saw a slow-down in approach and a more reflective pace than previous works but equal lyrical brilliance.

Words by Alexandra Pereira.

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