uk rap

First Dates

Loyle Carner Very Graciously Rinsed Me in a Cocktail-Making Class

The London rapper talks being drunk on dates, identity and the lead-up to the release of his second album ‘Not Waving, But Drowning.’
Tshepo Mokoena
4.16.19
Here's the Deal With...

Meet M Huncho, The Masked UK Rapper With a Slick Majestic Sound

On the day his new mixtape 'Utopia' drops, here's everything you need to know about this up-and-coming soon-to-be staple of the UK scene.
Ryan Bassil
4.12.19
Premieres

Lava La Rue Channels UK Funky and Positivity on "Burn"

Tfw summer's here in a song even though it's April – we've got the exclusive watch of the UK rapper and singer's first new track of 2019.
Tshepo Mokoena
4.9.19
we asked people

Dave’s Chart-Topping Success Opens a New Chapter for His Fans

We spoke to some of the south London rapper's fans, about his number 1 debut album 'Psychodrama' and its wider significance.
Narzra Ahmed
3.18.19
New music

Collard Is a Rapping, Falsetto-Singing One to Watch

The 24-year-old's new "Ground Control" collab with Kojey Radical sets a high standard for an album coming this spring.
Noisey UK Staff
3.15.19
Noisey Hitlist

Kadiata Brings Fresh Colour to UK Rap Music

The self-taught producer and artist is creating his own alternative sound, while working with some of the UK's up-and-coming musicians.
Ryan Bassil
3.15.19
Interviews

Little Simz Turned Confusion into Her Bravest Work So Far

The 25-year-old Londoner tells us about her new album 'Grey Area,' and finding strength in its vulnerability.
Tshepo Mokoena
3.5.19
all the good shit

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?
Ryan Bassil
2.19.19
PROFILES

AJ Tracey Is a Rich, Rapping, Charm Machine

He’s beaten you in an online game, ascended the UK rap chart and now – with the release of his debut album – he’s invited us into his house.
Ryan Bassil
2.7.19
Interviews

Che Lingo’s Upcoming Rap EP Confronts Dry Relics of Masculinity

The Londoner spoke to us about his new 'Sensitive' project, which we're premiering, and how falling in love changed his outlook on relationships.
Tshepo Mokoena
1.17.19
Interviews

UK Driller Russ Is Here to Stay – and to Make You Dance

The rising MC shot into the charts last week with "Gun Lean", and chats to us about the song that exposed him to new levels of viral fame.
Ian McQuaid
1.15.19
BBC Sound of 2019

A Whirlwind Tour Through Octavian's Huge Past Year

Here's your cheat sheet on the BBC Music Sound of 2019 winner and the tunes that make up his intergalactic, yet street-level, hybrid rap.
Ryan Bassil
1.11.19
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