Ghostpoet has become one of the sensations of the year. His debut album, “Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam”, released two months ago on Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood label, showed us an atypical MC who is bound to be the generational substitute for Mike Skinner of The Streets. Ghostpoet is spectral and elusive and mixes up indie pop with African music, conscious rap and foggy electronica; he’s a poet and a musician, another voice in an incredible string of futurist lyricists, from Saul Williams to Roots Manuva. To get to know him better, and to understand the uniqueness of his concept, Ghostpoet has sent us a simple and to-the-point list: the things that make his life better. And watch out for future news, as word has it he’ll be performing at some of the festivals.
1. Sunny Days
“Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam”