Grime

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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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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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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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Grime artist who raped four women has jail sentence increased
Appeal court adds six years to prison term of Andy Anokye, 33, who performed under the name Solo 45

Steven Morris

15, Jan, 2021 @3:29 PM

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Guardian albums and tracks of 2020: how our writers voted
We’ve announced our favourite releases of the year – now the Guardian’s music critics reveal their individual top picks of 2020

Guardian music

18, Dec, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Slowthai: 'I know who I am, I know what I stand for'
He’s no stranger to controversy, but few doubt the talent of Tyron Frampton, AKA Slowthai. He talks about his new album and paying tribute to the NHS

Miranda Sawyer

22, Nov, 2020 @10:00 AM

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‘A massive game-changer’: how Channel U brought grime to satellite TV
Launched in 2003, the TV channel – which returns for a one-off special next week – was a hotbed for future UK rap superstars such as Chip and Giggs

Yomi Adegoke

12, Nov, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Writing a novel is an arduous and solitary process – that's why I need music
I have just completed my second novel – and it was grime and UK rap that helped me across the finish line

Candice Carty-Williams

07, Nov, 2020 @8:00 AM

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'I'm an alchemist': Nova, the unknown MC with the Scottish album of the year
With an English accent in a scene dominated by white men, the 24-year-old rapper felt like an outcast at first – but a £20,000 award win is set to supercharge her career

Katie Hawthorne

02, Nov, 2020 @12:44 PM

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Scottish Album of the Year award: Nova becomes first grime winner
The little-known Edinburgh rapper and producer accepted the £20,000 prize while quarantining following a positive Covid-19 diagnosis

Rhi Storer

29, Oct, 2020 @9:30 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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Ghosts' Kiell Smith-Bynoe: 'Charlotte Ritchie punches me when she's trying to be sexy'
The BBC sitcom hinges on the spirited relationship between its two stars. Yet there’s more to the man who plays Mike – including a novelty grime hit about chicken

Stuart Jeffries

28, Sep, 2020 @9:37 AM

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