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Tory Lanez – ‘Chixtape 5’ review: the rapper samples countless classics to create peerless R&B nostalgia

The Canadian artist's 'Chixtape' series continues, reworking old favourites to craft a record that almost stands alone on its own feel-good terms

Krept & Konan – ‘Revenge Is Sweet’ album review: taboo-busting brilliance from the UK rap polymaths

In the four years since their last studio album, 'The Long Way Home', south London duo Krept and Konan have released a slew of mixtapes, run...

5 reasons Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘Hottieween’ proves that Hot Girl Summer is all year long

A real hot girl would not hang up her hot girl hat just because summer's over. One of rap's newest queens, Megan Thee Stallion,...

House of Pharaohs live in London: electric flows and sparkling wine – plus a surprise appearance from Kojey Radical

The UK's best-kept secret, House of Pharaohs (sometimes referred to as HOP), perform a gig in their hometown tonight – and it looks like...

Wretch 32 – ‘Upon Reflection’ review: one of the best UK rap records of the year

The UK giant that is Wretch 32 puts everyone to shame with his fifth studio album, 'Upon Reflection'. This album, filled with poetic observations,...

Wah! Here’s the top 10 ‘baby’ rappers, ranked

Back in 2017, when everyone was calling themselves 'Lil' whatever, doing drugs, and sporting colourful dreads, it was refreshing to see an innocent 'baby'...

Summer Walker – ‘Over It’ review: a sucker-punch of slick sounds and emotional candour

R&B hasn't, in recent years, always reflected relationships as honestly as '90s and noughties R&B stars did. Yet on her stunning debut album, 'Over...

EarthGang live in London: Atlanta rappers create a refuge of positivity (and sign a few shoes)

One of the multi-talented acts on J. Cole's Dreamville records, Atlantan duo EarthGang are in London for their second sold-out show this year. Having...

“I never looked up to no rappers”: RocNation signee Maxo Kream on Texas, reality TV and touring

Born Emekwanem Ogugua Biosah Jr., rapper Maxo Kream is a natural-born storyteller, weaving compelling tales of his troubled upbringing in Houston, Texas. Having now...
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