Pa Salieu | Noisey Raps
British Gambian artist Pa Salieu first emerged on the scene when he released his debut single ‘Frontline’ in January 2020. The song quickly went viral and became the most played track of 2020 on BBC 1Xtra. Then, in February, only two months into his new found fame, Pa was shot in the head in Coventry City Centre, luckily he survived despite having to remove 19 pieces of bullet from his skull. Pa hasn’t let the ordeal stop him. He’s released a debut mixtape to huge critical acclaim, and collaborated with unusual but exciting choices like FKA Twigs, Mahalia, Slowthai and Yussef Dayes. NOISEY meets Pa to talk about growing up in Coventry and what the future holds for one of the UK’s most exciting artists.