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.
The Real Story Behind Skengdo & AM’s Public Controversies
The drill duo have been vilified by the UK press and police. Forget all that: here's what was going, as told by the duo and their label head.
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Is Unknown T UK Rap’s Perennial Prince in Waiting?
His breakout song was drill but "Throwback" leans into UK garage. Is he the next UK rap star in waiting – making quality over quantity?
Right, Here's Chief Keef Playing Three Songs with a Goddamned Orchestra
Keef played "Faneto," "Love Sosa," and "Belieber" for Audiomack's 'Trap Symphony' series. It ruled.
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The Drill and Knife Crime Story Is a Classic Chicken-and-Egg Dilemma
When it comes to the London-based offshoot of the genre, unpicking the links between violent music and real world violence is harder than ever.
No, Drill Music Isn’t The Reason Kids Are Killing Each Other in London
Instead of using UK music as a scapegoat, the government needs to seriously look at the root causes of this fatal epidemic.
Fredo Santana's Influence Is Immeasurable
Calling Fredo a "rapper" sells him short, not because the title can't be a worthy honorific in the right hands, but because Fredo's notoriety came as much from the character he played as the music itself.
Long Live Fredo Santana, a Rapper More Genuine Than Anyone Realised
Following the rapper's tragic death at the age of 27, his close collaborator and friend DJ Kenn remembers him: "RIP Fredo Santana!"
Bun The UK, Say 67, We're Going Global
"I might start some foreign beef, because UK got boring" is just one lyric from their brand-new "On Tour" video.
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Wednesday Night’s New Gen Show Was Proof That Urban Music in the UK Is Thriving
Stefflon Don, AJ Tracey, Avelino and Abra Cadabra all showed up to Kamio for a one-off performance in the run up to the BRITs.
Chief Keef’s “Love Sosa” Is Truly the Great Romantic Ballad of a Generation
It's not only because it has "Love" in the title, though that helps.
Meet the Cincinatti Dance Squad Behind ‘The Fits’
A conversation with director Anna Rose Holmer and Q-Kidz dance squad founder “Ms. Quicy” Jones-Woods.