Early UK rapper dies

Paul Williams

Real name Derek Boland, he began his music career while in his teens as a mobile DJ and then presenting on various pirate radio stations in London, including the original incarnation of Kiss FM.

He signed to fellow DJ Simon Harris's Music of Life label where he scored the first of three UK hit singles, all achieved in 1988. Goodgroove reached number 16, as did the follow-up Bad Young Brother, issued on the Tuff Audio label, while he closed his ...

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