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Kate Tempest is a pseudonym of Kate Esther Calvert who grew up and remains in South-East London, UK. She started out as a rapper, toured the spoken word circuit for a number of years, and now works as a poet and playwright too. Her work includes 'Balance', her first album with her band Sound of Rum, 'Everything Speaks in its Own Way', her first collection of poems, published on her own imprint Zingaro, which comes…

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  • she's great.
  • So much overhyped shit out there in indiedom nowadays, but Everybody Down is the Real Deal. Can't wait for her next album.
  • Love her!
  • check out the boiler room set she did: http://boilerroom.tv/recording/kate-tempest/#/audio
  • pure genius !! ive never heard a female musician who spits out such a sting in each and every single word like she does. its sort of music that cannot come from any other country than uk at the moment. certainly not US for sure. they cant produce music like this. especially the US hiphop scene. they all are occupied with subjects like drugs, politics,pussy,gangs, or shooting someone in the head. not many speak about personal dwellings in daily life. reminds me of early dizzy rascal in his teens
  • Fresh
  • this woman is amazing
  • мне не нравится
  • Generally I prefer ignorant pop/party rap. "Conscious" hip hop can sound far too prosaic for me sometimes. Tempest is anything but prosaic
  • only 20k listeners :/

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