Hip-hop

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Post your questions for Public Enemy’s Chuck D
Here’s your chance to ask the New York hip-hip icon anything you like – whether it’s about the founding of Public Enemy, his political activism or his work on Grand Theft Auto

Shaad D'Souza

08, Dec, 2022 @1:59 PM

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The 50 best albums of 2022 – 50 to 21
The countdown continues, with shapeshifting soul from Gabriels, the gleefully wonky lyricism of Matty Healy and sleek, 80s pop bangers from Mitski

Safi Bugel, Shaad D'Souza and Laura Snapes

07, Dec, 2022 @9:59 AM

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Sia, Lime Cordiale, and Pnau with Troye Sivan: Australia’s best new music for December
Each month we add 20 new songs to our Spotify playlist. Read about 10 of our favourites here – and subscribe on Spotify, which updates with the full list at the start of each month

Nathan Jolly

05, Dec, 2022 @11:56 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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Kanye West suspended from Twitter after posting swastika inside Star of David
Elon Musk intervenes after rapper posted image hours after airing antisemitic views in Alex Jones interview

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

02, Dec, 2022 @5:42 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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‘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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‘KABOOM!’ – why Basquiat’s explosive art should be listened to, not just looked at
From Beethoven to bebop to his own abrasive, atonal ‘noise band’, the now revered artist tuned his work to music at every turn of his career, as a major new show reveals

Andrew Dickson

16, Nov, 2022 @11:27 AM

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Lous and the Yakuza: Iota review – showcasing her dreamy side
The Congolese-Belgian singer’s second album delivers on ballads and heartbreak while retaining her debut’s swagger

Kitty Empire

13, Nov, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Lil Nas X review – defiantly queer showcase for rap pioneer’s triumphant career
Divided into three acts, this giddily theatrical show combines Y2K excess with a glorious affirmation of a none-more contemporary pop superstar

Michael Cragg

09, Nov, 2022 @11:40 AM

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Three things with Hau Latukefu: ‘It’s been over 10 years and I’m still kicking myself’
In our weekly interview about objects, the radio host and hip-hop musician tells us about a precious pair of Nikes, and a post-show incident he’ll forever regret

As told to Katie Cunningham

08, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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