This morning we woke up to the news that Loyle Carner has earned himself a Mercury Prize nomination for his brilliant debut album, Yesterday’s Gone. To mark this incredible achievement, we’ve picked our 3 favourite video moments from the South London rapper.

Loyle Carner – Aint Nothing Change

Co-directed by Loyle and released at the tail end of 2015, this video found the rapper and long-term collaborator, Rebel Kleff, donning frighteningly life-like prosthetic masks to play an elderly versions of themselves. Loyle’s videos are always visually interesting, but for us this is the best one yet.


Loyle Carner – Cantona

Taken from his debut EP, Cantona, was written for Loyle’s late father who was a massive Manchester United fan and in particular, their former player, Eric Cantona. After being shortlisted for the BBC Sound Of 2016, Loyle and BBC Music connected to film this special live version of the track, filmed at Old Trafford, Manchester United’s home stadium.


Heard ‘Em Say (Kanye West Cover)

Loyle’s devotion to his family is obvious to even casual listeners of his music. Nowhere is that devotion clearer than during this stripped back cover of Kanye West’s Heard Them Say for Radio 1’s Live Lounge in 2015, dedicating both verses to singing his mum’s praises.