The "crunkcore" pioneers were slated during their time in the spotlight, but 100 gecs and other critical darlings of 2020 have a lot to thank them for.
Characterised by stretching vowel sounds way beyond what is necessary, the last decade has given us a bounty of "cursive singers", AKA vocalists doing the most.
There is a clear disconnect between the media white audiences uses to educate themselves, and the media Black people tend to support wholeheartedly.
"There's a huge amount of pressure in the UK, and across the world to sound a particular way."
It seems not all members are as politically literate as once assumed, but for many who grew up in the 2000s, the band offered accessible primers on mass incarceration, police brutality and the war on drugs.
The authorities have used drugs as a pretext and justification for ultra-violence against Black people for over a century.
Emerging out of an already thriving scene in Limerick, this collective of rappers and producers are re-imagining American rap styles through a working-class Irish lens.
A VICE UK investigation reveals that fraudsters are taking over accounts to flog Nintendo Switches, Animal Crossing consoles and AirPods to unsuspecting buyers – only to disappear once payment is made.
Following the blueprint of the "content houses" that have sprung up across California, London's ByteHouse could be the future of British entertainment.