Niall Smith

454: the Florida rap star being championed by Frank Ocean and Denzel Curry

The genre-shifting rapper and skater has earned some big-name endorsements for his music following his 2018 move to New York City

A1 x J1: TikTok-dominating duo crafting an addictive brand of throwback pop-rap

The pals and collaborators – who met via social media during lockdown – are climbing the charts with their slick, sample-heavy hits

ArrDee – ‘Pier Pressure’ review: a concise collection of drill-soaked party anthems

The 19-year-old’s debut mixtape is equal parts a love letter to his Brighton home town and an unflinching tale of self-discovery

Rema: ambitious afrorave pioneer with fans in FKA twigs and Skepta

The 21-year-old has already been pivotal to the global influence of afropop, but now he wants to embark on his "journey to becoming a legend"

Dave live in London: a star-studded and heartfelt celebration

The South London rapper fosters a powerful sense of connection, even amid a smattering of huge guest names.

Headie One live in London: a star-studded run through the greatest hits

The drill MC draws on his charisma, catalogue and hold on the culture to steamroll through his chart-toppers

Tems: Afro-R&B’s radiant leader planning a global takeover

The Nigerian singer-songwriter has gone from strength to strength, having dropped her acclaimed ‘If Orange Was A Place’ EP and collaborated with the likes of Drake and Justin Bieber

BackRoad Gee – ‘Reporting Live (From The Back Of The Roads)’ review: a rising star in the UK’s rap scene

Fearless and incisive, the London rapper delivers a masterclass in street economics, resulting in a triumphant debut