For one Nottingham rapper, his best year yet seems to keep getting better.
From the release of his debut album to the birth of his baby daughter Cali, Kingdom Rapper will appear on BBC Two this Saturday ahead of the Trent Rockets’ opening cricket match in The Hundred.
The Notts outfit will play Southern Brave at Trent Bridge on Saturday, July 24 on a day that will see both the men’s and women’s teams play against each other.
Kingdom Rapper, whose real name is Benje Howard, will be on TV as part of the pre-match programme where a recorded clip of him performing his song ‘0115’ at various Nottingham landmarks will be broadcasted.
Speaking about the upcoming programme, the 35-year-old rapper from Beeston said: “I was busy minding my own business sitting on the sofa and someone from the BBC called and they got my number from BBC Radio Nottingham: BBC Music Introducing.
“They ended up buying the song from me so I got paid for that and they organised a shoot for me to perform the song at places across Nottingham.
“The exposure will be great for me with it being on BBC Two in the daytime and with the interest already in The Hundred.
“I know Jake Bugg will also be performing on the day as a headliner so it’s great to be involved as a local artist.
“This is the best thing I have done so far. I got to go to loads of places like the City Ground, Trent Bridge and Wollaton Hall filming bits that will be on TV. It was a fantastic day and I’m looking forward to seeing it.
“It’s basically a music piece about all the great things in the city and why people should come and visit here.
“I’ve been told that the host will welcome people to the show and then it will be played just after.
“This year definitely just keeps getting better for me and I’m so grateful for people’s support and the opportunities I have.
“I’m just a one-man band who has put his heart and soul into his music so any chance I get like this, I’m massively appreciative.”
The BBC has confirmed Kingdom Rapper will appear on BBC Two this Saturday, with programming set to start at 1.55pm ahead of the men’s clash.
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