Hip-hop

Drill’s first openly gay rapper Mr Strange talks toxic masculinity, adversity and awareness: “I don’t conform and I’m doing just fine”

The first drill artist to talk about being gay alongside his trapping lifestyle, West London MC Mr Strange brings something totally new to the...

Stormzy and Wiley aren’t the only ones with beef: here’s the 10 best diss tracks in grime

The grime world started the new year with new beef as South London's Stormzy and East London's Wiley went head to head. But the...

Megan Thee Stallion & Normani’s ‘Diamonds’ is a cocky boost of self-esteem

What do you get when you mix the raunchy Megan Thee Stallion with the innocence of Normani? The answer is ‘Diamonds’: the exuberant female...

The biggest talking points from ‘Eediyat Skengman’, Wiley’s diss track against Stormzy

Wiley has attempted to clash with grime superstar Stormzy. But what is he actually talking about on the song?

The five most savage disses in Stormzy’s Wiley takedown ‘Disappointed’

Welcome to the most exciting homegrown rap beef of 2020. On the Wiley-baiting ‘Disappointed’, Stormzy attempts to assassinate the godfather of grime over the instrumental...

Top Boy’s Ashley Walters revives rap career under So Solid Crew name Asher D: ‘I still have something to give’

These days Ashley Walters is best known as the star of Drake's fave TV show Top Boy, but this wasn't his first claim to...

Hip-hop collective House Of Pharaohs talk 2020 surprises: ‘It’s all one big adventure’

House of Pharaohs are the six-piece South London collective you need to know about. They've got friends like star producer Nyge on speed...

Krept and Konan live: a super-charged celebration with an all-star guest list

UK rap's great and good dazzled like fireworks at the duo's extraordinary show
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