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The 100 greatest BBC music performances – ranked!
As the Beeb celebrates its centenary, we take a look at its most memorable pop moments, from the birth of grime to the first sightings of Bob Dylan and Bob Marley, plus TOTP goes Madchester and countless classic Peel sessions

Guardian music

06, Oct, 2022 @12:12 PM

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Skepta to auction off debut painting in co-curated Sotheby’s sale
The British rapper’s first painting was inspired by African markets and was produced during lockdown in 2020

Shaad D'Souza

05, Sep, 2022 @4:37 PM

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‘Monumental for Black British culture’: the exhibition celebrating two decades of grime
A new show at the Museum of London tells the history of a scene that shaped British music, streetwear and slang – and launched the careers of Ghetts, Skepta and JME

Joseph JP Patterson

14, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Parklife festival review – proof that Manchester is still mad fer it
A young crowd – who could make even twentysomethings feel fossilised – gleefully accepted their city’s rave mantle, losing it to Megan Thee Stallion, Bicep and more

Kemi Alemoru

13, Sep, 2021 @4:23 PM

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Ghetts: Conflict of Interest review | Alexis Petridis's album of the week
Big-label backing and unusual, beautiful arrangements should finally propel Ghetts, long a critic’s favourite, into the big time

Alexis Petridis

11, Feb, 2021 @1:32 PM

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Skepta, JME, Julie ... are the Adenugas Britain's most creative family?
They boast two MCs, a broadcaster and a graphic designer – and now their mum Ify’s memoir explains their secret

Aniefiok Ekpoudom

16, Oct, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Raye's lockdown listening: 'Nina Simone tears your skin and burns your eardrums'
The British dance-pop star considers Sam Cooke’s A Change is Gonna Come amid the Black Lives Matter protests, and picks out tracks by Otis Redding, Miraa May and more

Interview by Ben Beaumont-Thomas

12, Jun, 2020 @9:30 AM

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The best albums of 2020 so far
There’s shaken-up pop from Rina Sawayama, searching rap by J Hus and Jay Electronica, and invention everywhere from KeiyaA’s soul to Beatrice Dillon’s electronics

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

11, May, 2020 @5:00 AM

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'He dominated me!' The livestreaming beat battles shutting down lockdown
From grime star Skepta to US hip-hop titan Timbaland, self-isolating rap producers are battling each other online to conquer coronavirus boredom

David Renshaw

06, Apr, 2020 @11:11 AM

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Skepta, Chip and Young Adz: Insomnia review – dark, funny and perfectly timed
Two grime veterans and the drawling D-Block Europe member team up to create a slow-paced record that feels calibrated for the cultural moment

Aimee Cliff

27, Mar, 2020 @10:30 AM

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The Brit awards have become a platform for black politics – and brilliance
Whether it’s Dave and Stormzy castigating the government or Kanye surrounding himself with young Londoners, black artists have expertly capitalised on the visibility of the Brits stage

Chanté Joseph

20, Feb, 2020 @3:24 PM

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Are immersive shows the future of live music?
Presented with ever-higher ticket prices, fans have become more demanding, hence a rise in Secret Cinema-style gigs

Danny Wright

24, Jan, 2020 @1:00 PM

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