Sonny Double 1, the Welsh-born rapper hailing from Grangetown, Cardiff, stands as one of the pioneering hip-hop acts gaining mainstream attention. Flying the flag for Wales, his debut single “Mo Farah” caught the ears of notable DJs like DJ Target and DJ Semtex, propelling him into the spotlight. Collaborating with Astroid Boys on “Foreigners” further showcased his success, amassing over half a million views on YouTube and resonating widely.
Beyond recorded tracks, Sonny has supported artists like Gecko on his UK tour and joined Astroid Boys for live performances, including opening for AJ Tracey and Wiley. His stage presence extends to prestigious festivals like Reading & Leeds and Download Festival, emphasizing his commitment to delivering captivating live shows.
A standout moment was participating in Yves Saint Laurent’s ‘Y For Men’ campaign, engaging audiences across the UK and fostering connections between artistry and the brand. Winning a competition to support Dappy in his hometown solidified Sonny’s position as a promising and versatile artist. Notable recent achievements include an appearance on Charlie Sloth’s ‘FIRE IN THE BOOTH’ and involvement in an ITV documentary spotlighting Welsh musicians and black history. Sonny Double 1’s dynamic journey continues, marked by significant strides within the music landscape.