Meet Professor Green. Not by colour, nor by nature. It’s just his alias.
His real name is Stephen Paul Manderson. He was raised in Hackney by his Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
Despite being very academically capable he didn’t see much of school after year 8. As smart as he was, he was too wild to stay in school. What followed was an attempt at a 9 to 5, a bad career choice and a police raid which nearly put him away, but fortunately didn’t.
Since narrowly avoiding prison he has signed a deal with Mike Skinner’s record label ‘The Beats’ (which sadly went bye bye in December 2007), he had his own radio 1 show, and did very well on the battle scene, intoxicating himself all the way along.
After a messy year wrestling with Warner to get his masters back, his dad passing and getting shanked in the neck with a broken bottle, he had a Facebook convo with Lily Allen which spawned a remake of 90′s classic ‘Just Be Good To Me’ for his album, featuring Lily Allen.
A European, UK and Australian tour with Lily (performing the song) later, he has signed to Virgin, gotten his teeth fixed and is just finishing his debut album ‘Alive Till I’m Dead’.
So without further ado, we would like to introduce Professor Green.
Shock Mansion: Green, how you going dude?
Professor Green: I’m doing good thanks.
Shock Mansion: First up mate, we appreciate the time you’ve given us. We know you’re busy as hell so cheers for having us.
Professor Green: Thank you for taking the time to talk to me.