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

These mixtapes were just as good as any album in 2017

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 hip-hop heavyweights.

The VO5 NME Awards 2018 will take place at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on February 14.