AJ Tracey

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Rapper AJ Tracey launches fund to help Black students at Oxford University
The west London musician has followed in the footsteps of fellow artist Stormzy – but is braced for a negative response from some

Shanti Das

16, Oct, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Reading festival review – vibrant pop takeover leaves rock in the shade
Dominated by the likes of PinkPantheress, Little Simz and Megan Thee Stallion, it’s left to Arctic Monkeys and Wolf Alice to remind revellers of Reading’s still-beating rock heart

Grace Medford

29, Aug, 2022 @3:05 PM

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Glastonbury 2022 review: stunning moments, special singalongs and a rumour mill in overdrive
Billie Eilish, Self Esteem, Paul McCartney, Olivia Rodrigo, Noel Gallagher, AJ Tracey, Sam Fender and Wet Leg were all electrifying. But where was Harry Styles?

Alexis Petridis

26, Jun, 2022 @5:23 PM

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Charity single recalls human cost of Grenfell tragedy five years on
Rappers and singers from local area discuss feelings of loss and hope on track marking anniversary

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

15, Apr, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Reading and Leeds festival review – Stormzy and Liam Gallagher unite the masses
With thoughts of Covid banished in a blitz of teenage hugging, there are some terrific moments amid this disappointingly male-heavy lineup

Dave Simpson

30, Aug, 2021 @10:08 AM

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From Ghetts to Genesis, Nick Cave to Arlo Parks: autumn 2021’s essential music
From Fontaines DC to the Valkyrie, a techno Halloween to Little Simz, this is the unmissable music of the next few months

Alexis Petridis, Ammar Kalia and Andrew Clements

25, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Brit awards 2021: the ceremony as it happened, with Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift and more
Dua Lipa, the Weeknd, Elton John and more performed at the biggest night in British music to an indoor crowd of thousands of key workers

Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Laura Snapes

11, May, 2021 @9:38 PM

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Organisers of AJ Tracey gig fined £10,000 for breaching Covid rules
Rapper said he ‘didn’t expect that many people’ after huge crowds gathered in a Manchester park to see him perform

Jedidajah Otte and Vikram Dodd

19, Apr, 2021 @5:27 PM

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AJ Tracey: Flu Game review – a confident slam dunk
Ladbroke Grove meets the NFL as the London rap star eyes the US market on a basketball-inspired album of nonstop bangers

Kitty Empire

18, Apr, 2021 @8:00 AM

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UK rap star AJ Tracey: ‘I’m not all the way out of the streets’
The west Londoner is up for two Brit awards and is hoping for a No 1 album – but fame and success haven’t eclipsed his insecurities or impoverished past

Tara Joshi

16, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Brit awards nominations 2021: Dua Lipa, Arlo Parks and Celeste lead improved field for women
Women dominate British album category, while more than half the nominees in key categories are non-white

Laura Snapes

31, Mar, 2021 @3:30 PM

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By recognising UK rap and women's creativity, the Brits are finally in tune
Following criticism for being too white and too male, it seems the Brits have listened with this year’s wider-ranging nominees

Alexis Petridis

31, Mar, 2021 @3:30 PM

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