Noisey UK's Guide to the Future
Right behind grime’s globe trotting popularity, a fresh strand of UK music is pumping through iPhones and aux cords up and down the country.
The three-piece aren’t grime, they don't make stereotypical UK hip hop, and they don't sound American. But they are the most exciting rap crew to emerge from Britain in some time.
Like your Odd Futures, ASAPs and Yung Leans gone before, Section Boyz have broken through the internet first and are now coming to a rave near you.
The South London rapper has become acclaimed for writing lyrics that invite the listener to come in, confess, and work through their problems together.
From Kojey Radical to 808 INK, any young British MC that isn’t making pop-rap or grime shouldn't have a fight on their hands just to be heard.
The attitude towards drug-taking at our festivals and in our clubs needs to start being less about crime prevention and more about harm reduction.
We have a crop of artists who aren't turning to America for inspiration or identity.
A fresh aesthetic has been bubbling in the city over the last twelve months, pushing eerie dancehall and tempo-twisting bangers to the forefront of the Mancunian identity.
This 20 year old artist has penned the most fragile and heartbreaking tracks of 2015, and now, via Kate Winslet's house and The 1975, we unravel her story.
Lady Leshurr Isn't Having It Anymore: "We Still Get Classed as 'Female Rappers' - Like You're Only Good for a Girl"
The Birmingham MC has slayed 2015 with her "Queen's Speech" series, but in her rise to fame she's had to knock down the music industry's many invisible barriers.
He was born in the home of dubstep, and his neighbours are Stormzy, Krept & Konan and Section Boyz, but Bonkaz has his own story to tell.
Wot Do U Call It? Manchester's GREY Collective Want to Destroy the Lazy Labels Forced on Black Musicians
They're accessible and interesting artists whose work has been played on Radio 1 in the past, so why do they feel like they are swimming against a tide?