hip-hop

Interview: Ms Banks

'I feel like our music is getting way better; we’re living true, empowering each other to go on to even greater things' - the Nicki Minaj-approved rapper chats women in music and more...

Interview: Ty

The hip hop hero is back with his fifth album and is on a mission to elevate the genre's status to that of a high-art form.

DJ Ace’s RnB Tips for 2018

BBC Radio 1Xtra selector and urban tastemaking supremo DJ Ace shares the new RnB artists he’s most excited about for 2018, with Emmavie, Lottie Jade, The Katanas and Bxrber and more...

Interview: Jamz Supernova

BBC Radio 1Xtra DJ and Future Bounce founder Jamz Supernova on two years of throwing the freshest parties and how she's supporting global DIY...

Interview: Lady Sanity

We catch up with the fast-rising Birmingham emcee at the GRM Daily Rated Awards to hear what she's plotting for 2018...

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...

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: Coby Sey

Coby Sey's sludgy hip-hop and grimy electronics are inspired by the danker depths of London's nightlife. With production credits for Mica Levi, plus his own NTS show, he's fast becoming a name to watch...