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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
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
3.7.19
all the good shit

Is Unknown T UK Rap’s Next Big Thing?

His breakout song was drill but "Throwback" leans into UK garage. Is he the next star UK rap star in waiting?
Ryan Bassil
2.19.19
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
End of Year

The 10 Most Underrated UK Projects of 2018

Bookmark this page for a proper list of all the EPs, mixtapes and albums that deserve a second wave of attention.
Daisy Jones
Ryan Bassil
12.20.18
Noisey Hitlist

Denzel Himself Found Purpose in Rap that Feeds on Other Genres

Scuzzy punk, electronic music—the UK rapper fiercely amalgamates sound. We're premiering his incredible "Be There" visuals now.
Ryan Bassil
10.24.18
That Rainbow's End

Flohio Raps Like a "Wild Yout" But Reps for All the Shy Kids

The Londoner balances a fierceness on the mic with off-stage shyness, and teaches us a lesson about not needing musicians to be "on" all the time.
Tshepo Mokoena
10.23.18
all the good shit

Wave Goodbye to Section Boyz: They're Smoke Boys Now

And the UK rap group are back with new project 'Don't Panic II,' featuring 67, AJ Tracey, Belly Squad and more.
Noisey UK Staff
10.19.18
anti-fascism

Inside the Sweaty Glasgow Gig Using Hip-Hop to Fight the Far-Right

We spent a night at one of several Scottish shows where anti-fascist artists and campaigners come together through music and protest.
Jonathan Rimmer
9.12.18
First Dates

A Classic Pub Date with Rapper Barney Artist

Before his debut album comes out next week, he sipped on a Guinness as we talked first fights, first festivals, and black Britishness.
Tshepo Mokoena
9.11.18
Noisey Hitlist

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
8.3.18
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