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London Rapper Tinyman Is Back Like He Never Left

He speaks about evolving his sound as part of the ORPHGANG collective, while we premiere the visuals for his banger "The Mountains."
Tshepo Mokoena
Greatest UK MCs of All Time

10 – 8: D Double E, MIA and Roots Manuva

Our top 10 kicks off with three acts who've set themselves apart as boundary breakers and innovators.
Noisey Staff
Greatest UK MCs of All Time

Why We’re Celebrating the Best of British MC Talent This Week

And why we're doing it with a list that will inevitably piss some of you off.
Noisey Staff

Meet The UK Rappers Who Still Earn a Living From Selling Their Mixtapes On the Streets

It’s interesting to see artists still standing on corners giving away bits of plastic with five low bitrate MP3s burned on it. But after meeting them, I get why.
Callum Booth
Objectively Correct Lists

Which MC Recorded the Greatest 'Fire in the Booth'?

We caught up with Charlie Sloth, the prince of 1Xtra, to find out.
Paul Gibbins
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Breaking Down Stigma: We Need More Young Artists as Candid as Loyle Carner

The South London rapper has become acclaimed for writing lyrics that invite the listener to come in, confess, and work through their problems together.
Sam Diss

The UK's Forgotten Rap Scene Deserves Your Attention

A "Britcore" enthusiast told me how the genre helped to shape the future of British dance music.
Nick Chester

From Garage MC to Motorbike Jewel Thief to HMP Brixton

Sean Nammock got out of jail earlier this week and just released his first EP.
Jamie Clifton
The Whyte Tyger Izzue

Shipshape And Bristol Fashion

Bristol today is synonymous with drum and bass and dubstep, but back in the mid-1980s it was the UK's hip-hop heartland. Against a backdrop of Thatcherism and high unemployment, the city's youth developed a taste for US rap and got heavily into the...
Bruce Bayleaf, Photos: Beezer