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Featured artist: slowthai

Get to know everyone's favourite new rapper slowthai, as he showcases his explosive wares on a sold-out UK tour this week and next...

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...

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: SignKid

'He inspired me to compose songs about the struggles of being deaf' - the signsong rapper shares his musical influences...

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: Awate

'You can still rap your way backstage if you've worked on your craft' - Camden rapper Awate on making it in UK hip-hop...

Interview: Lady Sanity

'Rap is a release for the youth' - the Birmingham rapper and wordsmith chats the rise of UK hip hop, plus her advice to new artists...