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Is Banksy actually Robert Del Naja from Massive Attack?

June 24 2017, 3:07 PM EDT By Kika Chatterjee


The identity of street artist-turned-icon Banksy is notoriously elusive, but we might be one step closer to figuring it out.

DJ Goldie let slip that Banksy's name might be Robert when discussing the artist during an interview. "No disrespect to Robert," he said in a podcast, "I think he's a brilliant artist."

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Fans are speculating that Robert is actually Robert Del Naja from hip hop trio Massive Attack. For his part, Goldie seems entertained by the rumors:

But the Independent put together some pretty compelling evidence: namely, that the two both grew up in Bristol in the UK, their art shares a number of similarities and perhaps most interestingly, Massive Attack tour dates and Banksy's art appearances seem to line up suspiciously often. 

Read all the evidence via the Independent right here. Do you think Del Naja is Banksy? Let us know in the comments!

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