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Young, gifted and Black – and unfairly jailed over song lyrics | Brief letters
Brief letters: Unjustified attacks | Daniel Morgan’s murder | Journalism lingo | Betting on Zahawi | Hot baths

01, Feb, 2023 @6:36 PM

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Stormzy: This Is What I Mean review – intimate, downbeat soul-baring
‘Big Michael’ confronts his heartbreaks and vulnerabilities head-on, while showcasing a host of guest vocalists and beatmakers

Kitty Empire

04, Dec, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Mistletoe and grime: Stormzy beats Cliff Richard’s Christmas album to No 1
This Is What I Mean surges past Christmas With Cliff to clinch London rapper’s third successive chart-topper

Shaad D'Souza

02, Dec, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Little Simz and Knucks share best album prize as Mobo winners announced
PinkPantheress wins the best female act award, while Central Cee takes best male act in a ceremony that paid tribute to the late SBTV founder Jamal Edwards

Shaad D'Souza

30, Nov, 2022 @10:00 PM

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Louis Culture: When Life Presents Obstacle review – melodic rap with raw charm
The south Londoner brings a compelling mix of introspection and youthful confidence to this EP reminiscent of early grime

Kadish Morris

27, Nov, 2022 @3:00 PM

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‘Not just another album’: Stormzy’s third act takes anticipation to fever pitch
He took grime to the top of the charts with a masterful mix of ferocity and vulnerability. But can his long-awaited new album live up to its billing?

Safi Bugel

18, Nov, 2022 @2:54 PM

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One to watch: Coby Sey
The Lewisham producer, vocalist and DJ explores a multitude of genres to create strange, unpolished melodies full of feeling

Tara Joshi

05, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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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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One to watch: Ahadadream
Part of the new vanguard of party starters, the London-based producer mixes grime and bass with the sounds of his south Asian heritage

Kate Hutchinson

25, Jun, 2022 @1:00 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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Grimeboy review – a pair of battling MCs become allies
Casey Bailey’s moving, emotionally honest grime musical grows in power and has its own poetic, street-smart presence

Arifa Akbar

21, Apr, 2022 @1:42 PM

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Summer of soul: meet the stars of the UK soul renaissance
Across the UK, a fresh wave of writers and performers are rebooting soul music for the post-grime era. We talk to some of the stars lighting up the new season

27, Mar, 2022 @10:00 AM

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