South London rapper AKS speaks to thenublack about the influence of his father’s musical background and his first forays into songwriting, being an ’80s baby with a passion for Thundacats, his top 3 UK female vocalists – Kadija Kamara, Obenewa and Tawiah – his thoughts on the World Cup and the importance of being yourself.

Watch below, told to the beat of “House Called Home,” from his debut EP The Bus Stop out now – click for our review and visit thebuststopep.com to purchase his eight-track .