In a city notorious for its melodic guitars and psychedelia, hip hop and Scouse trap are fast becoming the vital musical force emanating from Liverpool's musical terrain - and Beyond Average are leading the charge.
Melding deft lyricism, weighty bars, a fearsome live dynamic and laced with characteristic hometown wit, Beyond Average comprise MCs Jeopardy and Big O
Fusing an alliance in the classroom through a shared love of NAS, 50 cent and Big L, also Uk artists such as Kano and Ghetts, the pair worked on rhymes in the playground before laying down their first compositions as youngsters.
Fast forward to the present and their CV speaks for itself having supported hip hop titans Ghostface Killah, Dead Prez, Redman and Method Man while also sharing stage with Stormzy and Skepta
There's barely a venue on Merseyside Beyond Average haven't graced while their travels have seen them play UK hip hop festival, Boom Bap and represent Liverpool in London in Redbull's 2017 Grime Aside.
But Beyond Average are just getting started. Be sure to keep a look out for all new things coming from them this year