Ciaran Thapar

Food

As a Youth Worker, Food Is My Secret Weapon

Everyone has an opinion about food. Everyone has a positive memory, fun story or emotional connection to a particular dish.
Ciaran Thapar
6.14.19
Music

Digga D's Drill Videos Were Banned, But Now He's Bigger Than Ever

We meet the rising teen rapper, whose new mixtape 'Double Tap Diaries' looks set to land in the UK chart's top 10 this week.
Ciaran Thapar
5.21.19
Q&As

The Return Of Lowkey: A Wide Ranging Interview With The UK MC

Never one to shy away from politics, we spoke to him about why he made his long-awaited return, new album, and how academia has changed him.
Ciaran Thapar
4.11.19
London

London’s Desi Pubs Are a Proud British-Indian Tradition

A fixture of the communities where migrants have settled, South Asian-owned pubs offer tandoori grills and homemade roti alongside draught ale and darts.
Ciaran Thapar
2.18.19
PROFILES

Fredo: “I’ve Spent More Helping My Friends in Prison Than in Harrods”

Set aside the flexing: UK rapper Fredo is a man of his people as well as a spiritual successor to one of road rap’s many thrones.
Ciaran Thapar
2.1.19
Op-Eds

J Hus, Knife Crime and the Way the UK Mainstream Consumes Music

When it comes to reporting on and engaging with British urban music, people in positions of privilege and power need to step up their game.
Ciaran Thapar
7.2.18
Interviews

Skengdo & AM Are the UK Drillers at the Top of Their Game

Today, on the release of their latest video "What A Feeling", we chart their rise to prominence – one which saw them beat Stormzy and Jay Z in the iTunes chart.
Ciaran Thapar
6.8.18