hip-hop

30 seconds interview: Ash Shakur

London-based Ash Shakur is a multidisciplinary visionary who dabbles in art, illustration and pioneering hip-hop to get his message across. Get the skinny...

Featured artist: Dylan Cartlidge

Get to know the Teeside wonderkid who layers elastic basslines with electro-funk synths and snappy spoken word to conjure a sound that sits somewhere between Beck, De La Soul and Andre 3000.

Octavian signs to Sony/ATV

Drake-endorsed UK rapper Oliver Godji, aka Octavian, has signed a worldwide publishing deal with Sony/ATV and Stellar Songs.

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...

Interview: Dotty

This week, XL Recordings' New Gen alumni Dotty unleashes his ace new project A Collection of Sounds, which spins on RnB, alt rap, hip-hop and trap. We get the skinny...

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…