BUGZY Malone plays Leeds O2 Academy on Thursday October 25 as part of a UK tour showcasing his grime talents.

Manchester musician Bugzy, hailed as one of the most successful independent British MCs of his time, is the self-styled King of the North.

He is touring his latest album B.Inspired and its singles Warning and Drama after reaching the top 10 with his past three EPs.

A spokesman said: “Drama finds Bugzy’s incendiary rhymes exploring a narrative based around the anticipation and intensity of the preparations for a major heist.

“It’s also a cautionary tale. Had events in his life unfolded differently, the criminal world might’ve been Bugzy’s reality – an existence that’s glamorous for the disenfranchised but with dangerously high odds of mortal failure.

“Instead he’s on a mission to champion young people who’ve been dealt a bad hand in life. B. Inspired finds Bugzy stripping back his outer bravado to reveal the man behind the surface. His tales pulsate with raw emotion.”