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BBC Sound of 2010: Devlin

Fifteen of the best rising music stars have been announced as the longlist for the BBC's Sound of 2010.




Watch the video for London City by Devlin

Rapper Devlin is one of the hottest names on the underground grime scene, having steadily risen through east London's ranks with relentlessly gritty tracks featuring rapid-fire lyrics about crime, violence and poverty.

The 20-year-old from Dagenham, Essex, spent 10 weeks at number one on digital TV channel Channel AKA's chart with London City, a celebration of a boisterous night out in the capital, and is currently putting the finishing touches to his first album Bud, Sweat & Beers.

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