Urban

Interview: Nadia Rose

Nadia Rose is one of the hottest female voices coming out of UK hip-hop and grime right now. Here, she tells us about the women MCs who've shaped her world...

Afrikan Boy hosts festival stage

The MIA collaborator and killer wordsmith will host Paigey Cakey, Nerija and Hak Baker on a stage at this year’s Africa Centre Summer Festival.

Interview: Kojey Radical

We caught up with the multi-disciplinary visionary at the recent Afropunk London festival to learn what gets his creative juices flowing and which new acts he’s tipping for success…

Interview: JME

'I've always seen music, not heard it': BBK lynchpin, vegan and pro-Corbyn grime ace JME gives us a rare interview...

Featured artist: Hardy Caprio

Hardy Caprio is a fast-rising rap ace melding the grime, hip-hop and garage of his Croydon range with slick ease. Don't miss his latest anthem, Unsigned, featuring One Acen...

Featured artist: Blackfish Collective

Blackfish Collective are a renegade Afropunk/grime/electronic mash-up of immense proportions. It’s a musical manifesto that definitely works: each of their tracks sound unlike anything else...

Playlist: Afropunk London

Footloose festival Afropunk dabbles at the cutting edge of black urban culture, cooking up an untouchable line-up of genre-hopping talent. Our new playlist celebrates the London 2017 edition...

Featured artist: Yazmin Lacey

Armed with nectar-sweet vocals and a discerning taste in beats, Notts-based Yazmin Lacey is cooking up a classy sound that's two-parts golden era jazz and one-part British urban...

Featured artist: Izzie Gibbs

Northampton's Izzie Gibbs has been flaunting his witty wordplay for the last three years, proving London isn’t the only home of UK grime. With the hype picking up pace, don't miss his new EP...

Sound Effect – Barry Adamson

Music-maker, photographer and film-maker Barry Adamson talks us through the songs that have soundtracked his life, with Beach Boys, 21 Savage, Elvis and John Barry...