When Pell picks up the phone, he’s in the middle of doing his laundry. It may not be the most glamorous thing that you’d hope a rapper would be getting on with when you interrupt him with a mid-morning phonecall, but hey, rappers need clean clothes too right?
It’s some rare down time that Pell has afforded from his schedule. He just wrapped his debut album yesterday and is about to hop on a plane to London where he will grace the UK for the first time before his Reading and Leeds performances at the weekend.
“No clean clothes until you finish everything!” he jokes. “That’s going to be my new thing, whenever I’m recording an album I’m never going to wash my clothes until I’m done with the album. I used to grow my hair out, I followed the Jay Z model. I actually feel like me having my hair cut is actually better. This album sounds way better, so I’m definitely going to keep my hair cut whilst recording.”