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Uplifting message puts rapper from Goodmayes in charts

PUBLISHED: 15:00 28 February 2015

MC Pylo. Picture: Eden Younity

MC Pylo. Picture: Eden Younity

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A rising rap star releasing music independently is intending to keep it that way with his latest release.

Anthony “Pylo” White, from Goodmayes, has already climbed to number eight in the urban charts with his single Walk By Faith and despite label interest wants to “keep it independent for now”.

The 23-year-old, who has been writing rhymes since he was 15, wants to avoid being “turned into something he’s not” and wants to continue pushing positive messages such as the one in his new release.

Pylo is hoping the single will provide a solid platform for him to have longevity in the music business.

He said: “I’m doing music for the love of doing it – I’m not a puppet.

“I want to inspire people just like artists like Bob Marley inspire me – he talks about social issues, history and life and things that really matter.”

The rapper, who is working on an album and a mixtape, says Walk By Faith is about “not giving up, being persistent and striving for what you believe in”.

“I want to change the way rappers are perceived,” said Pylo.

“People think you have to have a hard image or be ‘from the roads’ but it’s not that – it’s about being real to yourself and not playing up to the stereotypes.”

The artist, who describes his sound as positive, uplifting and reflective, used music as a way of keeping out of trouble when he was younger and winning a talent contest at 15 gave him the confidence to release his first mixtape, Life At 16.

He said: “It allowed me to express myself. Hip-hop is about people struggling and talking about what they’re going through and putting their inner-most thoughts out there.”

Check out Pylo’s song at reverbnation.com/pyloartist


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