Coming from the very depths of East London Pepstar, born Ian Opoku, has a lot to prove, and like some of the more successful MC’s that have proceeded him he seems to have the prowess and lyrical ability to really ‘make it’ in the mainstream. Pepstar’s natural talent has enabled him to show promise in all aspects of music making – he began showing an interest in music at the tender age of 6, when he took keyboard lessons which later earned him a Grade 5 Distinction, he has continued with the same enthusiasm ever since.
He has now opened shows for some of the biggest acts from the US including Rick Ross, Lloyd, Marques Houston and Fabolous, as well as performing at many live shows around and outside of London. After receiving a lot of good feedback he felt inspired to persevere, months on he is ready to release his debut singleâ€¨‘Out The Dark’.
The video has been directed by Ben Peters who masterminded many of NDubz more popular music videos, and is set to be a huge hit.
Pepstar’s popularity is visibly on the rise with over 50,000 YouTube hits, his debut mix-tape ‘Take Off’ has been voted mix-tape of the week by Radio 1xra’s Ace and Vis, almost immediately accumulating 10,000 downloads.
Coming from East London where many of the UK Underground Kings have hailed from isn’t easy, luckily Pepstar is of such talent he’ll have no problem making himself heard.