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Dave: We’re All Alone in This Together review – an eerie, anguished triumph
The rapper’s long-awaited second album darts between hedonistic swagger and unsparing social commentary to cement his place at rap’s apex

Rachel Aroesti

23, Jul, 2021 @1:38 PM

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UK pop pilgrimages: from Paul McCartney’s Kintyre to Giggs’s Peckham
With festivals looking thin on the ground, why not visit the places that have inspired some of our best songs and greatest bands, including Pulp, the Undertones and … Cliff Richard

Malcolm Jack, Eamonn Forde, Sam Davies, Laura Snapes, Ian Gittins, Daniel Dylan Wray

25, Jun, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Giggs review – UK kingpin still at the top of rap's food chain
An unexpected appearance by JME punctuates a stripped-back but rambunctious hour that thrums with the energy of a basement club

Graeme Virtue

02, Dec, 2019 @11:45 AM

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Lovebox festival review – Solange intoxicates the smiley revellers
The relocated event settled into its new home with strong sets from Lizzo, 2 Chainz, J Hus and the blessed Chance the Rapper

Hannah J Davies

14, Jul, 2019 @1:39 PM

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Giggs: Big Bad... review – lone wolf of British rap still on the prowl
The Peckham rapper has become one of the UK’s most successful by sticking to his guns – and being gifted with a uniquely sensual vocal tone

Dean Van Nguyen

22, Feb, 2019 @3:57 PM

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Rapper Giggs attacks the Sun over UK drill story: 'Your paper is so dead'
The British music star castigated the newspaper over its front-page story about Tim Westwood and violence in the drill music scene

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

03, Aug, 2018 @2:09 PM

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RIP Channel U: the urban music champion that gave power to the people
The likes of Dizzee Rascal, Skepta and Giggs all had their careers boosted by the now-defunct satellite channel, but its real magic lay in giving non-professionals a voice

Yomi Adegoke

04, Jun, 2018 @3:48 PM

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Grime, Afro bashment, drill ... how​ black British music became more fertile than ever​
​Black musicians​ w​ere​ once ​boxed in​​ by the mainstream. ​But the success of grime has ​helped ​diverse, diasporic tracks to ​hit the charts

Yomi Adegoke

01, Jun, 2018 @5:00 AM

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Giggs criticises Piers Morgan for stop and search comments
The London rapper accused the Good Morning Britain presenter of hypocrisy and ignorance in his TV remarks about young black people

Laura Snapes

14, May, 2018 @3:09 PM

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Lily Allen: ‘We need to fight back against these forces’
The pop provocateur is back with her fourth album. Here she discusses recent bumps in the road and answers questions from our readers, and famous fans including David Lammy and Jeremy Corbyn

Miranda Sawyer

06, May, 2018 @7:00 AM

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Is UK drill music really behind London's wave of violent crime?
It’s a menacing strain of hip-hop with a powerful presence on social media, but does drill reflect or drive crime?

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

09, Apr, 2018 @5:09 PM

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Everything Is Recorded: Everything Is Recorded By Richard Russell review – mogul music with a stellar cast
As head of XL, Richard Russell shaped UK music for three decades. His own debut release finds its voice in many singers

Kitty Empire

18, Feb, 2018 @9:00 AM

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