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Featured artist: FLOHIO

Ninja Tune graphic designer turned rapid-fire rap ace FLOHIO is owning 2018 with her unique flow and uncompromising sound. Get to know ahead of her PRS Presents show later this month...

Playlist: Vijay Mistry

Festival2Funky, the Midlands’ premier festival of urban music and arts, returns this month. Get in the mood with this ace preview playlist from festival founder Vijay Mistry...

Interview: P Money

'I'm really good at storytelling. I pay attention to detail so when I tell a story, I go pretty deep' - the grime MC on his candid approach plus staying independent...

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: 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: 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: Chiedu Oraka

'All I want to see is stronger northern representation in UK black music and I need to be one of the figureheads of that movement' - the Hull rapper on the UK rap scene...

Featured artist: Big Zuu

Against a backdrop of major label signings and widespread industry props, grime emcee Big Zuu is keeping things true with his lyrical gravity and unswerving flow. Get to know him here...