The instances where critical praise and widespread acclaim are always worth making note of, and you’d be hard-pressed to find a musician who’s lived that more than Kate Tempest. It’s a testament to the South East rapper and how her music continuously connects with people around the globe. But there’s a misconception there because Kate Tempest isn’t only a rapper but a poet, a playwright, an author and most importantly, a human being. It’s that last occupation which is a constant within the fabric of her work and is the central theme of her third studio album, The Book of Traps and Lessons. The album has been hailed as her most personal body of work to date, though is that really the case? On this episode of the podcast our host Ken Grand-Pierre chats with Kate to figure it out.

"I love the openness of people."

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