The Return of Kano
The actor and rapper's back with a new album, due out in August, and shares a filmic video on serious youth violence exclusively with us.
‘Top Boy’ Season 3 Confirms Casting of Little Simz and Dave
The series will also feature music from Brian Eno and Michael Asante. Watch the trailer here.
Important Questions Raised By...
What Do Teens Today Think About the Greatest Grime Hits of the 2000s?
“No way is it from 2004? It sounds like it could have come out now.”
You’d Be Silly to Miss Our Great Escape Party at Patterns
We'll be taking over the seafront venue on Friday 19 May, with set times announced for sets from 67, Abra Cadabra, Coco, and more.
The Brit Awards 2017
Last Night’s Brits Were As Grime As They're Ever Going to Get
The British music industry still refuses to reward black artists who have achieved vast success largely without them.
Objectively Correct Lists
Stop Masturbating or Crying and Let the Gentleman of Grime Restore Your Faith in Romance
Loyalty? Honour? Pride? Grime’s love songs are based on the tenets of 19th-century courtship.
Greatest UK MCs of All Time
7 – 6: JME and Kano
Both mix bars with an ability to cultivate public personas beyond their music.
Ice Caps Melt: The Big Wiley Interview
As the godfather of grime, Wiley still occupies a strange position in his own universe. Could his final album cement his legacy?
You Can Now Watch Giggs’ Entire 'Landlord' Headine Show Online
Joined by Skepta, Jme, Kano and more, the UK rap don made history with his first London headline show in years.
Skepta's Mercury Win: A Rare Glimmer of Light in a Year Full of Shit
It feels like a break in the clouds, where a group in charge of an important decision finally made one that is representative of the current UK climate.
Glastonbury 2016 Was About Everything But the Headliners
The Adele-Muse-Coldplay triad sent more people than ever into the festival’s cooler corners, and the energy there was the best it’s ever been.
Kano's Glastonbury Set Solidified 'Made in the Manor' as a Great British Classic
Amid a surreal post-referendum backdrop of shock and disbelief, the London MC delivered a cathartic and career-defining set.