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Interview: Steel Banglez

'Minorities are now part of the British mainstream culture – we’re living in the age of social where this is now possible': hip-hop super-producer Steel Banglez on how UK rap went mainstream...

Formidable Flows: UK hip-hop in 2018

Jim Ottewill checks the temperature of Britain’s hip-hop scene to find a new wave of boundary-zapping artists steaming up grime’s rear-view mirror and readying themselves to rule…

Interview: SignKid

'He inspired me to compose songs about the struggles of being deaf' - the signsong rapper shares his musical influences...

Interview: John Foster

The designer and author of the definitive guide to album cover design in the 21st century discusses the role of artwork in the digital era...

Interview: AJ Tracey

Rising grime champ AJ Tracey on what fuels his flow, how he's maintaining creative control and why the US is ripe for British MCs right now...

Interview: Awate

'You can still rap your way backstage if you've worked on your craft' - Camden rapper Awate on making it in UK hip-hop...

Interview: Olivia Rose

'Always work out an agreement before shooting that you are both happy with' - the award-winning This Is Grime photographer offers her advice...

Interview: Lady Sanity

'Rap is a release for the youth' - the Birmingham rapper and wordsmith chats the rise of UK hip hop, plus her advice to new artists...