With new album 'Big Bad', it's clear the UK rapper is a legacy act – one who bridged the gap between UK and US, and influenced hundreds.
Worldwide scenes have been popping up for years. Now, with some weight behind them, they’re gaining a cultural foothold in their areas.
We spoke the London based artist about the music he's unearthed, alongside NTS Radio and in partnership with YouTube Music.
Among the many themes of the film is one big takeaway: we’re all in control of our own destiny.
From The Internet's solo albums to Nao and Togolese 'voudou funk', the sound is bumping its way across the globe like never before.
These are the Skeptas, Giggs' and Dizzees of the future, and, alongside XL Recordings, they're bring out a collaboration album.
It might not be as big as London or Manchester, but through the bars of Snowy, Mez and Kyeza, Nottingham has more than enough to say.
July sees the launch of BBC Radio 1Xtra’s ‘MC Month’, celebrating the bar-spitting glory that is urban culture in the UK. On the air, they’ll be jamming the station with a series of special features and sessions. And on the ground,