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Dave speaks up for the Grenfell Tower victims at the BRIT Awards 2018

Dave at the BRIT Awards 2018
Dave has spoken out for the victims of the Grenfell Tower blaze, revealing that his hotly-anticipated debut album will deal with how 'crazy' London is right now. Watch our video interview with Dave above. Meet Dave: the genre-splicing rapper and future star Tipped in the NME 100 as one of the most essential new artists to keep an eye on...

VO5 NME Awards 2018: Meet the innovators up for Best Mixtape supported by Bulldog Gin

Best Mixtape
Mixtapes have long been the employ of hip-hop artists as an alternative to a "proper" album. Now, more acts from outside the genre are getting in on the act. The nominees for Best Mixtape supported by Bulldog Gin at the VO5 NME Awards 2018 come from either side of those dividing lines, with pop rubbing shoulders with grime, and...

Dave: the genre-splicing rapper talks meeting Drake and his debut album

Dave
When Dave booked tickets to see Drake in Amsterdam last year, he couldn’t have known his life was about to change. “We were only going for a friend’s birthday, but then his management rang and said he wanted to remix my song ‘Wanna Know’,” says the 19-year-old prodigy. “The show was cancelled but we got to meet him out...

Watch Dave explain difference between grime and rap to Americans

Dave - also known as Santan Dave - has explained grime to an American audience. The London MC and Drake collaborator recently appeared on Ebro In the Morning on Hot 97 in the US when he was asked the difference between grime and rap. "Grime is its own sound," Dave explained. "The instrumentation usually dictates it. It's not limited to one tempo,...