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…
The south London rapper, whose single featuring Yxng Bane has been streamed more than 55 million times, has signed with the publishing company.
The cream of new UK grime and hip-hop talent – including AJ Tracey and Yungen – will play BBC Radio 1Xtra’s showcase at SXSW, in association with PRS for Music and PPL.
British artists including alt-pop ace Suzi Wu, rising rappers AJ Tracey and Yxng Bane, and jazz wiz Nubya Garcia, are among those selected for the showcase.
Jorja Smith, Lewis Capaldi and Yxng Bane are among the acts the music streaming platform is championing for 2018.
Hardy Caprio, Yxng Bane, Not3s, LAMDDB and Mahalia are among the 10 artists tipped for big things this year by BBC Radio 1Xtra.
The ticketing platform is tipping Pale Waves, Sigrid, Tom Walker, Yxng Bane, ALMA, Li’l Xan and IAMDDB to dominate the live scene in 2018.