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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...

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

Juice WRLD, 1998-2019 – the NME obituary

The Chicago rapper has died from a seizure at the age of 21

Self-starting London rapper INFAMOUSIZAK: “I want people to associate my name with high-level pieces of art”

Hailing from south London, Infamousizak has brought a refreshing new sound to UK rap

03 Greedo & Kenny Beats – ‘Netflix & Deal’ review: a gifted storyteller shines throughout this neat conceit

The rapper, currently serving a 20-year stretch, has teamed up with super-producer Kenny Beats to craft an immersive movie-themed mixtape

Meet Poundz, drill’s next superstar: “‘Opp Thot’ isn’t a one hit wonder”

Poundz' mind is set on global success and Glastonbury 2020

Rapman – ‘Blue Story (Music Inspired By the Original Motion Picture)’ review: a story that needs to be heard

Rapman and friends – including Krept & Konan, Jorja Smith and Giggs – create a sonic narrative so raw, and so true, that it could stand alone from the film it accompanies
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