Dave's Psychodrama is the winner of the Hyundai Mercury Prize 2019

  • Published on Sep 19, 2019
  • Annie Mac reveals Dave's album Psychodrama as the winner of this year's Mercury Prize. Watch more on BBC iPlayer
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Comments • 207

  • Jordan Ofwono
    Jordan Ofwono 25 days ago

    His boys were real gassed that’s real love

  • Sacha Barber
    Sacha Barber Month ago

    I wasnt too sure if modie was up there or not

  • Ben Pimblett
    Ben Pimblett Month ago

    Big up Dave everytime man

  • Studio Booths introduction
    Studio Booths introduction 2 months ago +21

    I wasn’t surprised,,
    He’s a daiiilyyy offenderr crazy eastenderrr

  • Matthew Lewis
    Matthew Lewis 2 months ago +5

    Daily offender, crazy Eastender

  • Matthew Lewis
    Matthew Lewis 2 months ago +19

    I watched this just after Skeptas Mercury award and for some reason I got emotional

  • Oli G
    Oli G 2 months ago +1

    Barely listen to his music, but I respect him so much

  • Charlie Smith
    Charlie Smith 2 months ago +6

    I was rooting for slowthai but congrats to Dave anyways even though I don’t really enjoy his music, this was really nice to see

  • kelvin aku
    kelvin aku 2 months ago +1

    Dave is going to be international.

  • Meallme x
    Meallme x 2 months ago +6

    I never listen to albums but Dave!! Man he tells stories!! Makes dreams believable!! Man has beat the odds!! Stand tall king Dave!! ❤️

    • Meallme x
      Meallme x 2 months ago +1

      That’s your opinion and mine is he has beat the odds from when he has come from nothing, he’s brother being behind bars, being the man of the house etc...

    • Max Dolan
      Max Dolan 2 months ago

      @Meallme x All the bookies had the odds highest on him, and his album was by far the most commercially popular going into the competition, it's not like he beat the odds.

    • Meallme x
      Meallme x 2 months ago

      Max Dolan ?

    • Max Dolan
      Max Dolan 2 months ago

      He had the best odds in the competition?

  • Big Shagger Lengman
    Big Shagger Lengman 2 months ago +1


  • Vizhh
    Vizhh 2 months ago +101

    look how vexed the donny with the pink hair is 🤣

    • Leo Evans
      Leo Evans 2 days ago

      @Captain Cabinet u clearly never listened to psychodrama g hahaha

    • Glodon Romsegg
      Glodon Romsegg 2 months ago +1

      He was chewing his face off as well should stay away from the charlie

    • Charlie Smith
      Charlie Smith 2 months ago +8

      Pharaoh 300 I think it’s good to share opinions relax man

    • S
      S 2 months ago +24

      @Captain Cabinet Nah

    • Captain Cabinet
      Captain Cabinet 2 months ago +3

      thats Joe Talbot from Idles and their album was a lot better imo

  • zsa zsa
    zsa zsa 2 months ago +2

    well deserved

  • cameron mitchell
    cameron mitchell 2 months ago +2

    so proud of Dave man, taking over

  • Satar Ahmad
    Satar Ahmad 2 months ago +5

    Truly deserved

  • james
    james 2 months ago +2

    im crying man

  • Jordan Gibbs
    Jordan Gibbs 2 months ago +10

    I wanna see a stormzy and Dave collab

  • Jamie Jones
    Jamie Jones 2 months ago

    mercury prize lol wtf is that psychodrama it is a solid album but one for listening by yourself u can't go banging it in the club I'll
    bang you in the face cuz

    • K
      K 2 months ago +1

      It's a concept album, anyway there are a few songs you can listen to. Like Location, Voices, Disaster etc

  • Rohan Vignesh
    Rohan Vignesh 2 months ago +3

    Big up Santan, you really deserve this. You are a living grime legend!!! You can never produce a bad track!

  • Harry B
    Harry B 2 months ago +1


  • PlayboiMulla
    PlayboiMulla 2 months ago +4

    daily offender

    • kd7z
      kd7z 2 months ago +1

      PlayboiMulla crazy eastender

  • Juice5 Fifty
    Juice5 Fifty 2 months ago +3


  • fuckdaswine
    fuckdaswine 2 months ago +6

    congratulations dave 💯💯 it was inevitable man runs the uk music scene

  • Mara
    Mara 2 months ago +1

    The king

  • Alana Gallagher
    Alana Gallagher 2 months ago +3


  • Rafa Feitosa
    Rafa Feitosa 2 months ago +3

    It's so great.

  • Ras Jungle
    Ras Jungle 2 months ago +8


  • Alex .Stanley
    Alex .Stanley 2 months ago +1

    Fucking wank

  • wealllovethehouse
    wealllovethehouse 2 months ago +2

    Very good album

  • Rose & Kids
    Rose & Kids 2 months ago +77

    I nearly cried watching dave hold his mum so long on that stage.. well done dave...one love

  • Ieuan Not Euan
    Ieuan Not Euan 2 months ago +1

    Something about this win seems really off to me... like Annie does not look particularly happy announcing that Dave won. I feel like Slowthai was meant to have received the prize yet was quickly blacklisted from winning after his "Fuck Boris" stunt during his performance, them ultimately cutting him off and the presenter afterwards quickly assuring the public that those "were Thai's OWN views". Maybe it's just me that gets that vibe idk (Also no hate against Dave because his album was fantastic and as equally deserving as any of the artists nominated)

  • Alex Gordon
    Alex Gordon 2 months ago

    Slowthai shouldve won but whatever

  • simzy01954
    simzy01954 2 months ago +25

    Well done Modie

  • Mike Daly
    Mike Daly 2 months ago +3

    I love Dave man, but this album features his brother on 'Drama'. Daves brother is in jail for stabbing a 15year old too death in 2010 when he was 16. The mother off the deceased son, now has to hear the killer of her son has won an award? Thats bang out of order if you ask me. Dave even thanked his brother for his 'inspiration', which again must be awful for the mother who has to live without her son while the guy who killed him gets praise. Just wrong man, that my opinion anyway. Eye for an eye

    • Hanif Kamaly
      Hanif Kamaly 19 days ago

      @Mike Daly Tbh a normal person would dispose the murder weapon once the crime has been committed. I find it hard to believe after the crime that he just left all the murder weapns in his bag. You must be a different kind of stupid to do that.

    • K
      K 2 months ago

      @cc n Are you dumb? The girl bought all the knives and she was the one who supplied it. It said no where in the court documents who stabbed him, they gave Chris a bird because they found knives in his bag

    • cc n
      cc n 2 months ago

      @Azmir Khan how About Google the REAL trial and it says Christopher Omoregie supplied the knife to the girl who stabbed Sofyen , he also planned it. He's not a normal person you have to be fucked up to do that

    • K
      K 2 months ago +1

      @Conor Reilly one of the 20 people arrested is @mikescomedy on instagram. He lied and snitched. Someone who wasn't even there got arrested and got sentenced for a long term. That's how fucking shit the joint enterprise is in this country. And this is why it should be scrapped

    • Conor Reilly
      Conor Reilly 2 months ago

      you didn't ever read that he used a weapon though did you, he was there with loads of others, i understand guilt by asociation but the whole thing is awful but still questionable however you have to look at it also from his perspective, growing up without his dad and obviously his brother also... thats what its about. hes not glorifying it

  • SealTeamZero
    SealTeamZero 2 months ago +3

    Cheering for a murderer. Shameful!

    • K
      K 2 months ago

      @cc n stop spreading bullshit. The girl bought the knives and she supplied it... gtfo out of here

    • TheMad Gamer91
      TheMad Gamer91 2 months ago

      KMC shushhhhhh

    • cc n
      cc n 2 months ago

      @Julliet Omoregie if I was there I wouldn't have killed him so I don't care about the wrong place wrong time excuse. You're very stupid if you think that's why the 15 year old was killed.

    • cc n
      cc n 2 months ago

      @Julliet Omoregie are you related to Christopher omoregie? He supplied the knives to the girl that stabbed Sofyen. Everyone can Google it and see. Im just confused why everyone's defending a murderer?

    • KMC
      KMC 2 months ago

      shush u jokeman

  • Ante Zelenika
    Ante Zelenika 2 months ago +197

    So I just discovered him from Top Boy and downloaded his debut album ‘’psychodrama’’ and may I say this dude has some serious lyrics talent. He’s crazy with then barz. Big fan right here. From the beginning on his depression his girlfriend the racism his brother in the jail the whole album and lyrics are just wow! And plus yall UK people have the dopest accent. Love from Croatia. Bruv 😊

  • Rell Green
    Rell Green 2 months ago +6

    Talbot looking coked to the gills. Love Dave, but Idles, Black Midi, and Slowthai all put out better records. Psychodrama is dope af though, so I ain't mad.

    • im just a BEAN but thats ok
      im just a BEAN but thats ok 2 months ago

      Little simz's was the best imo

    • Declan Hardie
      Declan Hardie 2 months ago

      Rell Green fairs mate but they were all great artists to me it was between Dave and slowthai it must been close.alAnyway I think most of his peers in the arena thought he deserved it

    • Rell Green
      Rell Green 2 months ago +3

      @Declan Hardie being Canadian, I'm not too aware of what was more mainstream. I like to read NME to keep up on British music, but have no idea what is charting. From what I was reading, Slowthai was the bookies favorite for the prize. I just know that I hope they all do tours here in North America. I was lucky enough to see IDLES live, and they were incredible.

    • Declan Hardie
      Declan Hardie 2 months ago

      Rell Green it is probably because psychodrama went more mainstream and all of artist rated highly

  • supbape
    supbape 2 months ago +7

    deservesssss ittt💯🔥❤

    WESLEY MINETT 2 months ago

    oooo,so edgy,Sleafords early stuff puts this to shame

    • Tadhg K
      Tadhg K 2 months ago +6

      WESLEY MINETT salty

  • J G
    J G 2 months ago +67

    The crowd got even more gassed when Dave said “I don’t know what to say”

  • Ghazala Maaria Sajjad
    Ghazala Maaria Sajjad 2 months ago +251

    Can’t wait for Dave and the album Psychodrama to win big at the BRITs 2020

  • Ay Tay
    Ay Tay 2 months ago +12


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      ovvu ovve 2 months ago +1


  • Daniel Ewenkhare
    Daniel Ewenkhare 2 months ago +2


  • Ilovefijiwater
    Ilovefijiwater 2 months ago +2

    W, this year is his year

  • random sd5111
    random sd5111 2 months ago +2

    I'm so happy for him

  • Jimmy May
    Jimmy May 2 months ago +58

    Biggups Dave. Even if you don’t like his music, you can see why he deserves the win. All blinding albums - a mad selection this year! One of the best in recent memory.

    • Adizity
      Adizity 2 months ago +1

      Jimmy May He has a mad album and acts really well in top boy, so props to him for winning

  • Zain Shayk
    Zain Shayk 2 months ago +31

    This is only the beginning, CONGRATS SANTAN

  • J F
    J F 2 months ago +510

    He’s 21 and already a British music legend - such an inspiration. Congrats mate, couldn’t deserve it more

    • JustBants
      JustBants 2 months ago +2

      J F word 21 that’s actually so young

  • The Cinematic Mind
    The Cinematic Mind 2 months ago +32

    Six Paths was spectacular.

  • Matthieu Shuaxings
    Matthieu Shuaxings 2 months ago +7

    Anna Calvi and IDLES and Nao are sublime too

  • Nuella .O
    Nuella .O 2 months ago +11

    Tooo cute mannn

  • badgern100
    badgern100 2 months ago

    What a load of bloody rubbish, some stupid kid whinging on about crap. Get a life and a job, no wonder this country is going downhill so fast when knobheads like him make the news.

  • A.J .L
    A.J .L 2 months ago +118

    Man you’ve worked so hard for this and it’s so deserved love 🇬🇧

  • Euan No Cap
    Euan No Cap 2 months ago +186

    Damn this got me emotional he's acc come so far

  • H Dott
    H Dott 2 months ago +59

    I had tears in my eyes after watching him bring his mum up on the stage. Big move👑

  • Shmooless
    Shmooless 2 months ago +2

    AWFUL...Shouldve been black midi

    • Shmooless
      Shmooless 2 months ago

      @John Doe is what youd say if you didnt really know anything about music

    • John Doe
      John Doe 2 months ago

      Black midi trash no cap santan dave miles ahead of them

    • Shmooless
      Shmooless 2 months ago +1

      ​@Abz first of all i only l listened to rap until i picked up a guitar, it is manufacturedmusic made on a computer most of the time, it isnt built on any kind of knowledge of music theory, it is very simple primal music which can be a good thing. If you actually listened to black midi youd know how stupid what youre saying is, theyre musical ability far surpasses this guy .

    • Abz
      Abz 2 months ago +1

      @Shmooless Rocks been a stale declining genre since the 90s no one's checking for that. If you actually listened to rap you'd know it's 100x better instrumental than sht rock

    • Shmooless
      Shmooless 2 months ago +2

      @Malike Mortley no ?😂 All you have to do is write a song about being gay or depressed and you win its a fuckin joke its nothinh about the music its purely subject matter. Black Midi are the first real experimental rock band to make it big since the 80s, theyre incredible musicians are waaayyyyy more talented than this fucking idiot who talks into a mic while someone plays music he didnt even make on a cd player and apparently thats HIS song. Rap and grime are ruining music and thats coming from a person who used to listen to nothing but grime until i grew up and picked up an instrument.

  • bob vandersmissen
    bob vandersmissen 2 months ago +2

    Fam, dave is the realest, this had me fuckin cryin’

  • muammar ai
    muammar ai 2 months ago +2

    Deserve for Grammy... I swear this is one of my favorite albums this year, with Roman Fucking Rowell and Titanic Rising ...

  • 天照
    天照 2 months ago +5

    the diversity garbage awards, thank you bbc couldn't expect it any other way

    • AstralJackz
      AstralJackz 2 months ago

      @Mila A considering daves a rap artist I think its fair to say that eminem has many good songs,

    • Mila A
      Mila A 2 months ago +1

      there isn’t a single good song a white person has made in the last 10 years

    • Ecléctico Iconoclasta
      Ecléctico Iconoclasta 2 months ago +1

      @Deanz Beber Yeah. these anglo saxons pretending to own the country when they also came here from Germany (Saxony) to overpopulate and invade this land of celtic people.

    • Deanz Beber
      Deanz Beber 2 months ago +3

      This is our country get out if you don't like it. White people don't own it anymore hahahahah

    • N Z
      N Z 2 months ago +4

      Wolf Alice won last year’s prize and all of their members are white.

  • 天照
    天照 2 months ago +3

    the look of terror on the africans faces when she says irish and british albums is priceless 0:16

    • baole58
      baole58 2 months ago +1

      @天照 being easily offended by a black person winning a music award is the symptoms of a snowflake. You can disagree, but it's very obvious that you have a problem with black people.

    • 天照
      天照 2 months ago

      @baole58 tfw when disagreeing is described as snowflakism, by snowflakes

    • baole58
      baole58 2 months ago

      @天照 Oh, but white and shit can't be simultaneous?

    • 天照
      天照 2 months ago

      @baole58 I think it's because he's simultaneously black and sh*t

    • baole58
      baole58 2 months ago +2

      @天照 So Dave can't be legitimately nominated (or even win) a music award because he's black?