Loyle Carner feels a strong need to provide for his family as hes the eldest.
The 24-year-old rapper – whose real name is Ben Coyle-Larner – dropped out of university when his stepfather died in February 2014 because he felt it was best to focus on trying to make money.
As he was starting out, the rapper admits that he was drinking a lot, but never lost sight of his goals because of the feeling of responsibility towards his mum and his half brother.
He said: I was the oldest guy in my family left who wasnt useless so I kind of had no choice. I was like, “I need to make money somehow. If it falls apart, Ill think of a Plan B.”
I wasnt thinking, “Yeah, Ill be a famous rapper.”
Dont get me wrong, I was drinking quite a lot and going out more than I should have but there was always this thing in me that knew I couldnt push it too far.
If, say, I got arrested or was mucking around and fell off a balcony, my family are f***ed. Ever since then its been an inspiration for me.
The times when youre touring and theres no one in the crowd, if I didnt have that I would have been thinking, “What am I doing here? This is stupid.”
But every time I didnt want to do something, Id think of my mum and brother and go, “I have to be here.”
And Loyle admitted he feels the pressure of his financial responsibilities.
He told Q magazine: Ive had some moderate success and people started looking at me like I was that guy but really Ive got two mortgages to pay – my mums, my own, my little brother is going to uni, Ive got to pay for that, Ive got to help raise him and be a big man for him, Read More – Source