A sad day for music, the UK’s iconic group Foreign Beggars has informed fans that one of its founding members, Ebow Enyan Graham has passed away in the early hours of Sunday morning following an accident at home. The group formed in 2002 and have since released a blend of Hip-hop, grime and dubstep whilst touring the globe many times over. They are regarded as one of the scene’s most iconic electronic performers and artists.
Graham, known by most as Metropolis was heralded for his one of a kind MC skills and he was a true master with words. He joined the group in 2002 and has performed with them ever since. The group released several standouts and club hits such as ‘Breakout’, ‘Still Getting It’ and ‘Contact’ as well as his joint project with NOISA called ‘I Am Legion’. Their last release was 2019’s ‘Matriarchy’ album.
Ebow is survived by his 10 year old son Cassius. The group have set up a Just Giving page to support the family, and to help towards Cass’ future. If you have ever enjoyed his work or had the chance to experience his shows you can give back by helping out here. You can read the full message from the group below which was posted to their Instagram.
“Dear friends, it is with the heaviest heart we inform you that our brother Ebow Enyan Graham suffered from an accident at home, and passed away in the early hours yesterday morning.
Ebow was a deep and peaceful soul, a dedicated and loving father to beautiful 10yr old Cassius, and who touched people with his warmth, insight, talent and generosity everywhere he went.
In his recent years, he had been on a spiritual journey and had really been exploring his relationship with existence and the universe, only last week he was in a very serene and happy place with his life, family and artistic vision. Some of the last words we heard him say were ’The only way humanity will heal is when it understands that we are all Gaia and truly understand we are all one’. These words couldn’t ring truer for us, even in light of his passing. Ebow meant so much to so many people, a true poet and MC, an incredible father, gifted, humble, yet stylish to a T… His legacy lives on through his energy, love and passion, and through his son Cassius.
We feel privileged to have spent most of our 20s and 30s in his company, enjoying life, making music, and travelling the world together. As we process this we find it hard to believe that we will never talk, share a joke, eat together, appreciate music, debate points of view, discuss the world, rock a crowd, or laugh together again.
We have set up a Just Giving account to support the family, and to help towards Cass’ future. lease take a sec to drop something in there as every little bit makes a difference.
With love Pavan, James, Matt, Pravin, Mario & Tuhin
Rest In Peace Ebow Enyan Graham 1979 – 2020“