If you have even just the tip of your pinky finger on the UK’s urban music scene, you’ll have heard the name Che Lingo mentioned plenty in recent months. Che is a rapper and spoken word artist, originally from south London and currently to be found performing lyrical masterpieces and picking up new fans across the UK and Europe every single day.
So here at 883 Police Brand, we were excited to come across this image of Che sporting the Shade Gunmetal Bomber jacket recently. Our take on one of the season’s key hero pieces, the Shade jacket is crafted in high-sheen gunmetal nylon, trimmed with black stretch ribbing at the neck and cuffs, and treated to light padding to deal with the plummeting temperatures we’ve been facing of late. A removable 883 Police branding patch completes the look.
While we naturally admire Che’s style, it’s really his alternative perspective that’s got us heading to his Soundcloud on the regular to check out the latest releases. Che was once labelled by music dons MTV as ‘the master of tempo’, and his reputation has continued to climb ever since. Fans may have been lucky enough to catch him headlining the legendary Notting Hill Carnival in 2015, or even on stage at the popular Indigo O2 club, located inside the O2 Arena in London.
So far this year, Che’s musical releases have enjoyed plenty of airplay on 1Xtra, Bang Radio and Reprezent Radio stations. Outside of the UK scene, Che has crafted a contribution to a book produced and published by an Amsterdam-based company, widening his creative output and helping him pick up a fresh batch of European followers.
With his debut EP, The Risk is Proof, having been received extremely well in early 2016, we’re keeping a close eye on Che as he continues his rise to urban music fame. And given that Time Out Magazine named Che Lingo as one of the most stylish newcomers in London in late 2015, we think it’s great (and only right!) that he’s favouring 883 Police this season.
If you want to add a Che Lingo-inspired style touch to your seasonal wardrobe and pick up your own Shade 883 police jackets, head over to 883 Police’s online store to grab yours and check out our latest collection. If you’re trying to watch your budget, hit our sale section to see if you can pick up a bargain before it’s gone. Stock up your cart to £50 worth and we’ll throw in free delivery to keep things even more affordable.