BUDDING rapper Liam Mensah mixes comedy in with his beats - but his rising success is no laughing matter.
The 16-year-old, from Heeley in Sheffield, is set to release two albums of his solo and other work with a group called The Freaks this year.
He describes himself as a ‘positive rap artist’, performing at Sheffield community festivals and collaborating with artists from across the world.
And he is hoping his dreams of making it big will come true after winning a place in the next round of a national music contest.
Liam, a student at All Saints Catholic High School in Norfolk Park, said: “I’m hoping to get as many gigs as I can and hopefully get recognised. I started in music when I was 11 but took it seriously from the age of 13.
“Hopefully I will get far in the competition and progress. The music I make is a real mixture of comedy and rap, we try to do funny stuff to add to it.”
Liam has wowed the Sheffield judging panel of the Live and Unsigned music competition and is now through to the regional showcase this Sunday March 25.