hip-hop

30 seconds interview: Carns Hill

Brixton native Carns Hill is a fast rising rap producer who’s been making some serious noise on BBC Radio 1Xtra, SBTV and Rinse FM. Tune in here...

Interview: Loyle Carner

We meet Loyle Carner, South London’s hip hop whiz and one of the nicest young artists around, to chew the fat on songwriting, cooking and his debut LP, Yesterday’s Gone…

Interview: Loyle Carner

Rapper Loyle Carner creates bone-shudderingly honest hip-hop that’s seen him win over audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. We caught up with him after his explosive SXSW set to learn more...

30 seconds interview: Espa

UK singer songwriter Espa conjures up a soulful blend of r&b and hip hop, best heard on latest single, 141 – we get to know a talent on the up and up….

Interview: David Lyttle

David Lyttle is a Northern Irish songwriter, drummer, producer and record label boss who’s as comfortable riffing on jazz as he is hip-hop or soul. We chat to the musical cross-dresser to learn more about his early influences and inspirations...

Interview: Little Simz

‘Independence is an important word for me’ - London rapper Little Simz on songwriting, being mates with Kendrick Lamar and doing music DIY…

Featured artist: Loyle Carner

Twenty year old Loyle Carner was schooled in the art of grime by the likes of Ghetts, Skepta and Kano. Fresh from an ace slot at Glastonbury this weekend, and with a debut LP out soon, we're expecting big things from this south Londoner...

In session: Jay Prince

Jay Prince is not your typical east London rapper. With a chilled outlook and a loose flow, he’s bridging the Atlantic and bringing back some of the best bits of the late eighties sunshine rap heyday.

Featured artist: Jay Prince

Jay Prince’s brand of honeyed hip-hop is smooth, sweet and soulful, recalling the dawn of US sunshine rap in the late eighties and early nineties. Don't miss him live at The Great Escape later this week...

Featured artist: Hector Bizerk

Drummer Audrey Tait and Scottish battle rap champ Louie Boy have a unique take on hip-hop, balancing fluid social literacy with intense rhythms that skip from swinging jazz to live techno without missing a beat.