Professor Green’s tops UK Singles Chart with “Read All About It” | Music News

A few hours ago it was announced that award winning British Hip Hop artist Professor Green scored his first ever UK number 1 with first single, “Read All About It” featuring Emeli Sandé, off his sophomore LP At Your Inconvenience.

The success of this single marks the third time the East Londoner has entered the top 5 in the UK singles charts. The former Hip Hop battle rap champion rose to underground fame battling embarrassing and destroying many of the UK’s most respected battle rap emcees including Saint, Rob Swift, Super Ted, Shinobi as well as British Hip Hop veteran MC Life (one third of Phi Life Cypher). Soon after roasting many of the UK’s battle emcees Pro Green went on to battle (at the time) some of the worlds greatest and most lyrical emcees at the 2005 Mixshow Power Summit.

Fast forward to 2011, Pro, who signed his first major label deal with The Streets‘ now defunct label, The Beats (formally home to Example and The Mitchell Brothers), is now top of the UK’s single charts after beating out Labrinth‘s self produced Tinie Tempah assisted single “Earthquake” (which many music industry insiders thought would go straight to the top spot) and knocking Rihanna and Calvin Harris‘ collaboration “We Found Love” into No.3.

Tomorrow will see the release Pro’s sophomore LP At Your Inconvenience via Virgin/EMI which many believe could also chart high on the official UK Album Charts. The 15 track opus features collaborations with a diverse cast of artists including Rinse, US Rock singer Sierra KusterbeckEd DrewettLuciana and Slaughterhouse‘s Royce Da 5’9″.

As someone who witnessed Professor Green’s rise to the top from his old battle rap days, I would like to wish Pro, on behalf of the entire Soulculture family, a huge congratulations on the success of his current single and continued success throughout this campaign. I am genuinely proud of Professor Green, to say he has come a long way would be a gross understatement.

Keep up the good work… Sky is the limit!

Click here to listen to the album sampler…

Purchase At Your Inconvenience via iTunes UK | Amazon UK.