British hip-hop ‘on the verge of breaking’ on to US charts: Diddy

London: American rapper Diddy has revealed that he believes it won’t take long for the British hip-hop to break into the US charts.

Diddy, 40, who has worked with UK acts Tinie Tempah, Chipmunk and Skepta, also said that British MCs and producers had found their own voice.

“I’ve always been abreast and respected the UK hip-hop scene and I look forward to great things,” the BBC quoted him as saying.

“I think in the past maybe some of the UK hip-hop artists weren’t as authentic to where they come from.

“It’s all right to be from the UK and it’s all right to talk about what you want to talk about and not try to sound or be like somebody from the US.

“That’s the starting point. Hip-hop respects something that’s authentic.

“Just like the way in the US it took time for the south and the west coast to break, it’s the same thing and I just think that UK hip-hop is on the verge of breaking,” he added.