Album Review: 2 Chainz - Rap or Go to the League
The first ever album A&R'd by a basketball player feels like a missed opportunity.
''Soul for me is just as much a category as a genre, it’s a way of telling a story with conviction.''
Hip-Hop in Manila: Surviving a ruthless war on drugs
For hip-hop artists feeling the weight of the world, whether that be an oppressive government or one’s inner demons, creating music is a comforting release.
Hear This: Emotional Oranges - Hold You Back
The enigmatic R&B duo pick up the New Year where they left off.
Hear This: Noname - Song 31 ft. Phoelix
Start off 2019 right with some new heat from Noname.
Ones To Watch 2019: Hip-Hop and R&B
Muhammed spotlights 10 names to keep an eye on in the New Year.
Muhammed Faiz's Best Albums of 2018
Muhammed picks 10 of his top albums from a year rich with hip-hop and R&B releases.
Album review: Anderson .Paak - Oxnard
Anderson .Paak’s masterful third studio album ticks all the right boxes.
UK rapper Drillminister talks long-term plans to curb knife crime and political hypocrisy
''The people are so sick of the politicians in charge, they’d rather vote for a man who speaks the truth in a bally than a man who exposes his face and lies''
Halloween Playlist: Spooky hip-hop bangers
It’s a hip-hop Halloween, and here’s your soundtrack.
Album review: Ella Mai - Ella Mai
Boo’d Up blew up, and half a year later, here is R&B star Ella Mai’s debut album.
Hear This: Riz MC - Mogambo
Riz is aggressive in his defiance of our hatred-filled, fear-driven society.
Hear This: Jevon - Wagwarn (ft. Berna)
Combining sounds from the UK, the US and beyond, Jevon and Berna hit hard with a smooth swag-rap track.
Interview: Bobii Lewis
The R&B starlet talks diversity in music, freestyling and working with Craig David.
Genre Spotlight: Hip-Hop from 1979-1985
A history of hip-hop, told through the medium of the genre’s most impactful and influential tracks: from Sugarhill funk to Run DMC street.