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Mobbing in London with Kirk Knight

Photographer Verena Stefanie Grotto caught up with the Pro Era–affiliated rapper/producer in London as he goofed off around the city.

by Verena Stefanie Grotto
Dec 12 2016, 5:00am
has always been one of our favorite artists affiliated with the hip-hop collective. We were first introduced to the rapper/producer back in 2012. The Brooklyn native grabbed our attention with his guest appearance on "Where It's At," a stand out track from Joey Bada$$'s mixtape. Last year, Knight dropped his debut mixtape, , which garnered a lot attention for its intimate storytelling, stellar production, and skillful rhymes.Kirk KnightPro Era 1999Late Knight Special

Earlier this fall, we caught up with the artist on the streets of London. Photographer Verena Stephanie Grotto followed him as he kicked it in the park, hung with his homies, and smashed on some delicious-looking take-out. Check out the photos below, and read Brain Josephs's story on the talented young rapper on Noisey.

Photographer Verena Stefanie Grotto was born and bred in Bassano del Grappa, Italy. The small town is not known for hip-hop, but they do make a very tasty grape-based pomace brandy there called grappa. Grotto left Bassano del Grappa at the age of 17 to go and live the wild skateboarding life in Barcelona, where she worked as the fashion coordinator for VICE Spain. Tired of guiding photographers to catch the best shots, she eventually grabbed the camera herself and is now devoted to documenting artists, rappers, style-heads, and more. She recently directed a renowned documentary about the Grime scene in UK and has had photo features in GQ, Cosmopolitan, VICE, and many more.

Check out her website and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.