music interview

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.
Ryan Bassil
Noisey News

‘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.
Ryan Bassil
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.”
Rosie Hewitson
Festivals 2017

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.
Noisey Staff
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.
Daisy Jones
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.
Kamila Rymajdo
Greatest UK MCs of All Time

7 – 6: JME and Kano

Both mix bars with an ability to cultivate public personas beyond their music.
Noisey Staff

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?
Frederick Macpherson
Noisey News

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.
Lauren O'Neill

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.
Emma Garland
festivals 2016

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.
Sam Wolfson
festivals 2016

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.
Joe Zadeh