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Harold Wood rapper hopes to secure votes for ‘life changing opportunity’ with Rated Awards 2018

PUBLISHED: 10:00 10 August 2018 | UPDATED: 10:21 10 August 2018

Harold Wood grime rapper Big Zeus is one of six nominated for a Rated Award 2018. Picture: Ashley Kane.

Harold Wood grime rapper Big Zeus is one of six nominated for a Rated Award 2018. Picture: Ashley Kane.


An up and coming grime artist from Harold Wood is hoping to win the most votes and secure a “life changing opportunity” in a national music awards ceremony.

Harold Wood grime rapper Big Zeus hopes to secure votes and win a Rated Award 2018. Picture: Fire in the Booth BBC Radio 1.Harold Wood grime rapper Big Zeus hopes to secure votes and win a Rated Award 2018. Picture: Fire in the Booth BBC Radio 1.

Max Hannan, known by his stage name Big Zeus, made it to the final six nominees who are competing to win the coveted KA Get Rated Award as part of the Rated Awards 2018.

Big Zeus has been nominated along with artists including Kenzo, Sophielou and Yxng Bruce.

He told the Recorder: “It’s a life changing opportunity.

“It all comes down to the public vote. As a local artist I hope to get the support from the public for their local talent.

“People who have followed my journey will know that on a personal level, I deserve this.

“I’ve put in the work and I’ve put in the overtime.”

After being selected for the first 12 nominations, Big Zeus performed in a live audition before making it through to the final six nominees.

The winner of Big Zeus’ category will receive an opportunity to record a track with major hip-hop produces Da Beatfreakz.

“If I win, my plans going forward are to keep pushing and try and make the dream come true,” said the Harold Wood rapper.

“I want to make all of the hard work worth while and change my life from what it is at the moment.”

Last year Big Zeus released his first album Reborn in September and he hopes to release his next album Zeus by the end of this month.

He added: “It’s sort of like a follow up to the first album, but it’s quite different at the same time.

“Again there’s a slight mixture in the album. But this one is more raw and it’s coming more from my roots with grime, and a bit of Afro hip-hop and Afro grime.”

The winners will be announced at the Rated Awards ceremony on September 4 at the Apollo in

Previous performers and winners have included Giggs, big Shaq, Lethal Bizzle, Stefflon Don and Stormzy.

To vote for Big Zeus visit Rated Awards 2018.

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