Within the last two years, Avelino's name has continue to gain more buzz around it—and it's well deserved. While many of the big crossover acts from London in recent years have been grime artists, the North Londoner is working to prove (once again) that not all rap coming from the U.K. is grime.

With a string of new singles out, including "Long Time Coming," "Know My Name," "Welcome to the New Gen" with Bonkaz, and his "Energy" featuring Skepta and Stormzy, Avelino is on path for an even better year than last. We caught up with Avelino to talk about his versatile sound, upcoming projects, and more. 

Get familiar with Avelino in the video above, and learn about more U.K. artists you should be paying attention to below.