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