Grime

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Drill rap dominates 2021 Rated awards for Black British music
Drill stars Central Cee, Tion Wayne and Russ Millions each win two awards at ceremony where Jorja Smith and Ghetts were also honoured

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

16, Sep, 2021 @7:15 PM

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Mercury prize 2021: Arlo Parks wins for Collapsed in Sunbeams
21-year-old singer-songwriter adds to Brit award win earlier in the year

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

09, Sep, 2021 @9:13 PM

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Wiley charged with assault and burglary of kickboxer friend
Rapper known as ‘godfather of grime’ accused of breaking into Ali Jacko’s home, reports say

Jamie Grierson

06, Sep, 2021 @11:28 AM

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Kano review – rage, joy and seriously pre-pandemic vibes
The grime hero makes an impassioned return to the stage with brass, strings, gospel – and a moshpit making up for lost time

Kitty Empire

14, Aug, 2021 @1:00 PM

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‘The rug can be ripped at any point’: how rapper Cashh reinvented himself after being deported
The Jamaica-born Londoner had just released a star-studded mixtape in 2014 when he was removed from the country. Now back in the UK, he has channelled his experience into a debut album

David Renshaw

13, Aug, 2021 @7:00 AM

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‘It has our energy, our story’: asakaa, Ghana’s vibrant drill rap scene
From the US and UK, drill has spread to Ghana, where it provides a voice for the excluded. On the streets of Kumasi, the scene’s MCs tell their story

Emmanuel Akinwotu

04, Aug, 2021 @11:09 AM

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Dizzee Rascal charged with assault after domestic argument
The rapper and producer is on bail after an incident at a residential address in Streatham

Nicola Slawson

02, Aug, 2021 @8:20 PM

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Mercury prize 2021: first-time nominees dominate shortlist
No 1 albums by Wolf Alice, Mogwai and Celeste are joined by leftfield artists such as Hannah Peel and Nubya Garcia in race for prestigious music award

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

22, Jul, 2021 @10:16 AM

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Grime artist Saskilla criticises music industry for a lack of change
Star’s Do Black Lives Still Matter? BBC documentary finds black people are still denied opportunities

Aamna Mohdin Community affairs correspondent

27, Jun, 2021 @6:09 PM

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Future Utopia review – grime’s silent partner Fraser T Smith turns up the volume
The super-producer to Stormzy, Dave and Kano showcases his solo album, with Kojey Radical and Simon Armitage among his eclectic guests

Kitty Empire

26, Jun, 2021 @1:00 PM

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The Resurrection: Bugzy Malone review – highs and lows that catch you off guard
After two brushes with death last year, the Manchester rapper has a lot to process on his starkly honest second album

Kitty Empire

22, May, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Moses Boyd: Live from the Barbican review – master of the universe
The producer-drummer leads from the back in a virtuosic set that draws on last year’s cross-pollinating Dark Matter

Kitty Empire

24, Apr, 2021 @1:00 PM

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