Rising Croydon star Hardy Caprio drops ‘Rapper’


Hardy Caprio is building on the success of his sold out UK headline tour last month with the release of ‘Rapper’ – and you can listen to it now on the Shoot Music – New Releases Playlist.

Produced by CallMeTheKid and premiered by DJ Target on Radio 1Xtra, ‘Rapper’ is the first instalment of ‘Hardy Season’, which will see the rising emcee document his life through 12 weeks of music, released episodically with a cliff-hanger teasing the next instalment.

The next in line to fly the flag for Croydon, (from where Stormzy, Section Boys and Krept & Konan also hail), Hardy Caprio, who is a qualified accountant, has been earmarked by music critics as the ‘next to blow’ after gate-crashing and setting his own tone in the UK Grime, Rap and Garage scene.

Back-to-back releases of ‘Hardy Season EP‘ and his ‘Hollywood EP‘ in 2017 further cemented the 21-year-old’s substantial fan base, ahead of single ‘Unsigned‘ (ft. One Acen) which is now certified silver, (after passing the 250,000 sales mark, racking up more than 30 million, being playlisted by BBC Radio 1 and receiving heavy rotation on Capital 1Xtra).

Tracks ‘Super Soaker‘ and ‘C’Mon‘ followed prior to Hardy performing at Spotify UK’s critically acclaimed inaugural live event, Who We Be Live at London’s Alexandra Palace.

Having been tipped as an artist to watch for 2018 by BBC 1Xtra, The Independent, Music Week, The Sun, Nation of Billions and Clash magazine, Hardy kick-started the year with his first headline UK tour.

Calling at Manchester Academy, O2 Academy Birmingham and London’s O2 Academy Islington, the tour provided a taster of what’s to come from Hardy’s upcoming festival appearances at Wireless, We Are, Bass Jam, SXSW in Texas and Bristol’s Love Saves the Day.


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