rap

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: 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...

Interview: Ironik

With two top five singles, a top 10 album and over a million record sales under his belt, Ironik shares his secrets for success...

Featured artist: Corella

Although Croydon newcomer Corella has only just dropped her debut single Trappin’, she’s already turning up the heat in UK rap. Get to know her here...

Featured artist: Not3s

A cheeky anthem for the cab app generation, Not3's breakthrough track, Addison Lee, took the rapper from online obscurity to cult status almost overnight...

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: ShaoDow

'I eat, sleep it'. Razor-sharp rapper and entrepreneur ShaoDow on his Hardest Working Artist win at the AIM Awards, carving his own distinct path and remaining fiercely independent...

Interview: Little Simz

The UK's hardest working emcee/producer lets us in on the health of independent music in 2017 and how album number three is shaping up...