IT’S no surprise that rappers like Professor Green and Example (who guests here) provide one of several natural progressions for teenage girls keen to grow up following tweeny infatuations with One Direction and their ilk.
Growing Up in Public sells itself as hip-hop, but really it’s pop with a mask on: a mask kept in place with four letter words and big beats.
That’s not to say it’s a bad record; pop is a tough style to master and Green has a decent enough crack at it, with the inward-looking Fast Life, ravey flashback Can’t Dance Without You and 21st century gospel of Lullaby standing out.
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By Andrew Greenhalgh