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BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY - AFRO-BRITISH " CLEO " IS AN ENGLISH NEO-SOUL GRIME MUSICIAN - GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "

 BLACK  SOCIAL  HISTORY                                                                                                                                                       Cleo.


Cleo.
Birth nameCleopatra Humphrey
Born4 November 1988 (age 27)
BowLondonEngland
GenresGrimeelectronicUK funky
Occupation(s)Rapper, MC, Singer
Years active2006–present
LabelsAll Around The World/ Atlantic Records/A-List Music/Sony
Associated actsA-List, WileySkepta,ChipmunkTinie TempahEd SheeranShola AmaSadie AmaDot Rotten, Griminal, Gracious K, Wizzy Wow, Roses Garbour, Bruza, Terrah Danjah, Jo Ci Elare
Cleopatra Humphrey formerly known by her stage name Mz. Bratt and currently known as Cleo., is an English Neo-soul grime [1]
























































































musician.

History

Humphrey was born in Bow, London. Later, she moved to Hainault and started producing her music. Her talent impressed the urban producer Terror Danjah who took her under their wing after hearing her at local MC battles and seeing her Myspace profile. Mz. Bratt was selected to be part of the T4 entertainment show the Musicool, in which she was the lead female, at one point reducing guest judge Jamelia to tears with her exceptional talent and vocal ability. Following this, Mz. Bratt embarked on a US and European tour withThe Count & Sinden, which included shows at the Glastonbury Festival and at Bestival.
Humphrey has a mixed race ethnic background.[2][3][4]

Music career

Mz. Bratt's first single, "Who Do You Think You Are?", was released on All Around the World Productions on 27 July 2009, and received plays on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra. The second single, "I Like You", followed in November, and was also played by Radio 1Xtra.
In February 2010, Mz. Bratt joined a new collective group formed by Wiley called A-List.[5]
She released her third single, "Selecta", in mid-2010, under A-List Music Ltd, produced by Redlight. She is expected to release her first album at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida, in February 2012 alongside the likes of Usher and Nicole Scherzinger.
I describe my music and sound as "fun, cheeky, endorsing female empowerment".
Mz. Bratt, Female First[6]
Mz. Bratt has also appeared on remixes and records with other artists including Wiley, Taio CruzSadie Ama,Dionne Bromfield and Jazmine Sullivan. A remix of Tinchy Stryder's "Game Over" was promoted online in November 2010 under the name "Female Takeover Remix", with the female MCs Ruff DiamondzEnvy, Lioness, Cherri V, Baby BlueA.DotLady Leshurr, RoXXXan and Mz. Bratt.
Mz. Bratt and Wiley also appeared in Fugative's song "Go Hard".
She recently[when?] took part in the MOBO tour and supported Roll Deep on their tour. She is currently[when?] supporting Bruno Mars on the UK leg of his tour.
Mz. Bratt supported Example on his winter 2011 tour. Other support came from Fenech-Soler.
In 2015, Bratt announced her professional name would be Cleo. [7]

2012 and album

Mz. Bratt started 2012 positively, dropping the official video for her upcoming single "Falling Down", on 16 April 2012 on YouTube.[8] The single is officially released on iTunes on 6 May 2012.[9] Bratt has confirmed that she is recording songs for her first studio album, but won't release the album until there's a demand for it and people want the album, and not just put it out for the sake of it.[10] She has so far recorded about 50 tracks, but she only wants 5 tracks to be used on her album.[11] She has also confirmed that she wants features on her songs, but only after she has recorded all of her songs.[10] Mz Bratt has also stated in various interviews that she would love to work with Chris Martin fromColdplay,[12] Labrinth[10][13] and Wretch 32[13] on her new album. That album was expected to be released in 2013, but never released.[10]

Personal life

Cleo's father was MC Scallywag from the early 1990s acid house sound system Spiral Tribe.

Discography

EPs

  • 2015: Beauty For Ashes

Mixtapes[edit]

  • 2007: Give It To Em, Vol. 1
  • 2009: Give It To Em, Vol. 2
  • 2011: Elements

Singles

TitleYearPeak chart positionsAlbum
UKUK Urban Chart
"I Like You"
(featuring Sadie Ama)
2009 – —Give It to Em Vol 1
"Who Do You Think You Are?" – —
"Selecta"2010 – —Non-album singles
"Get Dark"2011 – —
"Speeding"
(featuring Dot Rotten)
 – —
"Tear It All Down" – —
"Falling Down"
(featuring Khalaeliah)
2012 – —TBA

As featured artist

SingleYearPeak chart positionsAlbum
UK
"Woman's World"
(Selah featuring Sadie Ama and Mz Bratt)
2010 —Non-album single
"Go Hard"
(Fugative featuring Mz Bratt and Wiley)
 —No Goin' Home
"Game Over – Female Takeover"
(Tinchy Stryder featuring Ruff Diamondz, Amplify Dot, Envy, CherriV, BabyBlue, RoxXxan, Lioness, Mz Bratt and Lady Leshurr)
 —Non-album single
"Teardrop"
(as part of The Collective)
201124Charity release
"Battle"
(Danny Byrd)
2013Golden Ticket

Soundtrack appearances

SongYearArtist(s)MovieRef.
"Ouch"2011Dionne Bromfield (featuring Mz Bratt)Demons Never Die[14]

Filmography