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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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Brit awards 2021: every performance reviewed, from Coldplay to Arlo Parks
From Coldplay’s opening spectacular on the Thames to Rag’n’Bone Man movingly performing with an NHS choir, we rate all of this year’s live performances

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

11, May, 2021 @10:52 PM

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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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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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Headie One: Edna review – drill king moves forward
The drill king’s debut album could be a breakthrough moment

Kitty Empire

10, Oct, 2020 @1:00 PM

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Headie One: 'In prison, the only thing not taken away from you is yourself'
The Tottenham rapper is UK drill’s biggest star – and counts Drake as a fan. He talks about how his music gave him a way out of crime, and the difficulty of leaving his old life behind

Aniefiok Ekpoudom

31, Jul, 2020 @4:00 AM

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UK drill rapper Headie One jailed for six months for carrying knife
Fourth prison sentence for Irving Adjei, who was sentenced to 30 months in 2014 for possessing thousands of pounds’ worth of heroin and cocaine

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

08, Jan, 2020 @2:15 PM

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Headie One: Music X Road review – UK drill kingpin gets introspective
A document of growth, tangled with claustrophobia and regret, shows the prolific MC moving forward creatively

Al Horner

23, Aug, 2019 @8:30 AM

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Headie One review – a feelgood celebration despite the bleak lyrics
A young multicultural crowd experience the music behind the tabloid-outrage headlines as the London drill MC delivers his darkly compelling sounds

Dave Simpson

05, Nov, 2018 @2:02 PM

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