His calling card is rap as a personal diary. With laid-back flow, jazz samples, and piercingly sincere lyrics, Loyle Carner emerged as one of the great hopes in British hip-hop with Yesterday’s Gone, his extremely emotionally powerful debut record. Far from the ego-trips frequently associated with the genre, he evokes the loss of loved ones and speaks openly about his personal failings. He has turned them into his greatest strength, starting with his stage name, a nod to how he wrote his last name, Coyle-Larner, as a dyslexic child. At 24, this South London rapper recently opened a cooking school for children with ADHD, and is about to release his second album. At the Montreux Jazz Lab, he will perform before his fellow Brit Tom Misch, with whom he has completed several collaborative projects!