That's all Professor Green has time for
Is your spelling, grammar ad punctuation as good as your written answers in here suggest?
Is there anyone you haven’t worked with that you’d like to? Can I also just say, love both new singles. Raw and funny in equal measure.
Grime = punk
What will blow up bigger in 2017: political punk or Donald Trump’s policies?
Why are you more prominent in the public psyche than English rappers that are actually good, like Jehst for example? Is it convinient links with music insiders? Lyrics that are so in line with constructed public consensus so that sites like the guardian are willing to champion you and places like Radio 1 give you air time?
Ben Grafton asks:
Hi! I interviewed you several years ago for a French teen magazine in Paris and you told me the only French you knew was the word for ‘eraser’. Have you learnt any more since? Also: it’s my birthday today so can you say Happy Birthday? Glad to see your career has gone from strength to strength.
Would you do anything differently with your career if you could start again from the beginning?
What has been your biggest life lesson so far?
Being a famous person is there a temptation to constantly respond to false stories about yourself or do you develop a thick skin about it? I can’t imagine ever not wanting to be really defensive and respond to everything written about me.
I know you only as the guy who married Millie. Tell me who you really are.
Do you have any special ways you look after your voice?
Pete Fellows asks:
Do you think in 2016 the UK is more divided than ever?
Do you get put in charge of putting all the Christmas paper on the prezzies?
Because you’re such a good rapper.
Have you considered visiting 8 Mile to get a feel of the vibe that inspired Eminem to great success? Keep those documentaries coming if possible – appreciate your humanity surrounding these hard-hitting topics. Thanks for baring your own soul.
Advice on bereavement
What words of reassurance would would give to others who lost their fathers young?
No more Chelsea
Afternoon, Squire. Here, not mucking about, but will you ever go for a stuck-up sort again and wouldn’t Binky have been a better choice ?, Oh Binky!
Rap Challenge question, answers in your usual freestyle manner please :)
Prof Green, wise you seem..
I rap like yoda, you know dat I ought ta
stack it cause I lack it in the locker..
Am just a lame old rocker, rappin a shocker..
But what made you get on the scene?
Erm.. in summary :
How does someone like you get into rap? What was it you heard or saw that influenced you?
Which would win in a fight between a baboon and a badger?
Mystik Al asks:
Do you know how to get rid of red spider mite?
More documentaries on the way
I really enjoyed* all your documentaries, are you going to be any more? (*Enjoyed may not be the right word but it definitely shone a light on subjects that really need to be addressed.)
Why do you own a breed of dog that makes so many people feel uncomfortable?
Having also lost my dad too early, could I ask what coping mechanisms did/do you use? I found CBT to be the only thing to touch the sides even and would be interested to hear your experience. Best wishes to you and your family.
Hi. I’ve read your autobiography since you came on BBC-R4 and I admire your courage and honesty in articulating your past in a deeply philosophical way. I also liked your documentaries. I can relate much of what you have disclosed, during my teenage years in the 70s. But my question is simple: do you have a goal in life? What are your desires?
Eddie Mcgowan asks:
Cool jumpers. Who got the house?
Who would win in a fight – you or Plan B?
I wondered how you trained your dog? He seems very sweet natured. I have a brother in law who is getting a puppy in the next couple of weeks and his plan to train it involves taking it outside to give it a good beating, which as a dog lover/normal human being disgusts me. I believe that not only is this kind of abuse is completely wrong, but that it will create a nervous/aggressive dog (he has children). What is your experience with dog training? When you made your documentary about dangerous dogs you must have come across various views on the subject.
Kate Halton asks:
You seem to like a good sunday lunch...where do you recommend going for a good roast dinner???
Is it a good thing that sons often want their dad to be cool when they might not know what cool means?
Do you prefer building sandcastles or snowmen?
The odds on your internet gaming site seem to be inordinately stacked in favour of the house. How do you feel about this?
Do have any plans to go on tour abroad/ overseas? ‘Read all about it’ just came on the radio in Berlin (where I currently live) and I wonder whether there would be enough demand for a tour abroad ;) Also, does your record label and your management encourage and support you to break into markets beyond the UK? Apart from that, I really just wanted to thank you for the documentaries you did on male depression/ suicide and homelessness – the male depression one especially struck a nerve in my family.
Cannabis and health
What is your view on the link between cannabis usage and poor mental health? I smoked weed for over 20 years, every weekend and most evenings and I loved it until I slowly realised it was doing me more harm than good. I started talking to myself when I was high, getting very anxious and ruminating on negative past life experiences, I realised I hadn’t actually had the positive effects (the laughing, the ‘high’, the happy feelings ) but because it was something that I always associated with a good time, I had somehow conditioned my brain to believe it was a good thing for me. When I looked at my friends who had smoked for years as well, I noticed that they were not doing so well either... Do you still smoke weed? What has been your experience with long-term smokers? 10 months clean and counting...
What advice would you give to a kid who has left the predictable banality of London council estate life to go to an elite university but finds the culture shock difficult to deal with? Did you ever want to go back to road during your rise to fame?
What do you think of the shadow group Attraction’s interpretation of Read All About It on Britain’s Got Talent? It was very moving and brought me and many others to tears.
Who is your favourite rapper?
Being in the tabloids with your marriage to Millie Mackintosh meant you were always kept in the public eye – did that help or hinder your career? How do you view your relationship with the tabloid/gossip press?
Kate Corry asks:
I work for youth social action charity City Year UK, which challenges young people to tackle educational inequality and social immobility in schools in disadvantaged areas. What do you think needs to change in order to ensure young people from disadvantaged communities are given the same opportunities as those from other backgrounds?
Do you read the comments about your music and if yes how much does it affect you may they be positive or negative and do they influence your making of new music? Whose feedback do you value the most from your inner circle when it comes to your music? You’ve been open about your issues with anxiety and depression. When did you realize it was anxiety that caused the physical and other symptoms you were experiencing? You started out by doing rap battles. How was your anxiety level during these and how did you handle it? Do you have triggers and did you manage to overcome them? Any “rituals” that you have in trying to deal with your anxiety? For example, I use listening to the ipod to drown out the outside noise, lay out my clothes the night before having to go out( been suffering from social anxiety and agoraphobia since the age of 13). Do you have an end image of the man you would like to become or is it more of trying to be the best you can? Would you like to star in a movie? Why don’t you dance?
Post your questions for Professor Green
Professor Green is one of the UK’s most successful rappers, with four top five hits and a starry roster of guest spots from the likes of Lily Allen and Emeli Sandé. His marriage to and split from reality TV star Millie Mackintosh has meant he’s never been far from the tabloids, and new single One Eye on the Door candidly picks apart their relationship.
But away from the gossip columns is a man who has made several well respected documentaries. Professor Green: Suicide and Me, took his father’s suicide as a starting point for an exploration of male depression, and there were further documentaries about homelessness and dangerous dogs.
As he readies his new album and appears at the Being a Man festival this weekend, he’s joining us to answer your questions in a live webchat from 1pm GMT on Tuesday 29 November. Post them in the comments below, and he’ll take on as many as possible.