Whether writhing with Rihanna at the Brits or gunning with grime crews in East London, Drake is the consummate modern hip-hop god. We follow his full story, from tough Toronto childhood to the top of the rap world.
The Norwegian architect of tropical house discusses influencing Justin Bieber, getting mobbed and making music to make girls dance.
FATHER JOHN MISTY
Fame “smells like burning garbage”. Everything that happens onstage “is bullshit”. He is “succeeding in a field he detests ideologically”. He’s groped nightly onstage. We venture inside the tormented mind of Beyonce’s unlikeliest co-writer.
Celebrating Leicester’s monumental league victory with their most famous fans.
We follow all the clues to their mysterious new album, from oddball skylight photos to Wicker Man puppetry.
WHAT’S ON YOUR HEADPHONES?
The fine people of Gloucester give us an earbud and invite us to get down.
CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS
The pansexual French electro enigma, famed for getting an onstage spanking from Madonna, is our Under The Radar star of the week.
Drake, Thomas Cohen, King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard and Captain America: Civil War are thrust under the NME critics’ scorching spotlight.