uk rap

9.10.19

How Musicians Re-Adjust to Public Life After Time in Prison

The headlines pass, and critics move on, but artists like Blackpool grime's Afghan Dan have to navigate life anew in the public eye.

8.23.19

Octavian Has No Time for Fear

The rapper, Noisey UK's first digital cover star, opens up about the reality behind his much-hyped backstory so far.

8.9.19

SL, Tropical Drill’s Teen Mastermind, Is Just Getting Started

The London rapper can pull in millions of views on a video where you don't see his face. But his laid-back flow speaks volumes.

7.18.19

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.

4.16.19

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.’

4.12.19

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.

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4.9.19

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.

3.18.19

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.

3.15.19

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.

3.15.19

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.

3.5.19

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.

2.19.19

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?

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