Oi Oi! An interview with Franko Fraize
Raine Beckford talks to underground rapper Franko Faize
Live Review: Dave
Felix Sanders reviews Dave at the Academy and predicts big things for the artist in the future
Album Review: Jaden Smith – SYRE
The 19-year old tells us “the story of a boy who chased the sunset until it chased him” on his debut album
Live Review: Joey Bada$$
There’s something intrinsically hip-hop about a rapper wearing a bright orange sweatshirt, cargo pants and military boots, holding a glass of white wine whilst rapping a nursery rhyme
Album: The Moods – Missing Peace
High praise for The Moods’ new album, from Music Editor Hannah Brierley
Album: Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.
Kendrick Lamar raises the bar and lays down the gauntlet, writes Ben Lomax
First thoughts: Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.
Ben Lomax takes a preliminary dip into the mindset and ideas of Kendrick Lamar’s latest project, which may hold the key to as yet unknown depths
Live: George the Poet
Rapper, spoken word artist and political activist George the Poet displays his skill with words in a charming performance
Rapper, Watsky, talks to Katie Shepherd about tackling fear in order to reach joy, ahead of a triumphant performance off the back of his latest album
Notorious B.I.G.’s “Ready to Die” – A Modern Feminist Masterpiece?
19 years since Biggie Smalls’ death, can we interpret one of rap’s classics as an unlikely take on feminism?
Album: Kanye West – The Life of Pablo
Kanye West’s much-anticipated and flawed seventh album The Life of Pablo will delight and piss off in equal measure. But it wouldn’t be a Kanye West album if it didn’t piss off somebody
Record Reappraisal: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Rob Paterson reassesses Yeezy’s magnum opus as more than just a great hip-hop album: it’s a hedonistic, prog-rock dream
Live: Rat Boy
19 year-old Essex boy Jordan Cardy (Rat Boy) kept his show snappy, and gave out some snapbacks to his fans