The drinks binge that turned me so Green, says forever young Professor
PRO GREEN feels that two benefits of his fame are not being forced to grow up — or stoop to writing mass-market songs.
The Hackney rapper says that while his City mates beaver away, he can kick back and stay young forever — for example enjoying the odd messy drinking session without having to worry about a 9am desk job.
The Read All About It singer, 34, explained: ‘I see my friends who are in City jobs and stuff and, I don’t know, they seem like adults!
‘It’s weird because I’m one of the few people who really can afford the ability to not grow up.’
The Professor’s solo success also means he doesn’t have to capitulate to commercial pressures in the music biz.
‘To be able to support myself throughout that whole time on the back of a hobby is really fortunate because it’s selfish,’ he said. ‘When you write music, unless you’re one of the six writers in a room writing a One Direction song, you don’t go into the studio with the thought that, “Oh, I’m gonna sell a lot”. You basically go in to work on something that reflects how you feel at that moment.’
As for off-duty fun and games, he told Rollacoaster magazine: ‘I haven’t got much of a tolerance towards alcohol because I don’t really drink any more. And then on Sunday my brother stayed and one glass of wine turned into a couple of bottles of red wine which turned into about six Old-Fashioneds which turned into me and my Mrs [thought to be his ex-girlfriend Fae Williams] taking turns praying to the porcelain god.’
Read the full interview in Rollacoaster, out today.
Author: Tom Stichbury