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Ed Sheeran And Paul Mccartney Among 1,500 Acts Calling For UK Government To Save Live Music

Ed Sheeran, Sir Paul McCartney, Dua Lipa, and Annie Lennox are among the 1,500 acts who have signed an open letter calling for the British government to help save the live music industry. The stars...

Naomi Campbell Not Speaking To Skepta?

Naomi Campbell has suggested she's no longer on speaking terms with Skepta.The 50-year-old supermodel was romantically linked with the 37-year-old rapper last year, though they never publicly confirmed their relationship, and while the British beauty...

Octavian To Feature On New Gorillaz Track

Gorillaz are set to release a collaboration with rapper Octavian. Since the start of the year, the virtual band - created by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett - have been releasing tracks as part of...

Cover Lovers? Naomi Campbell And Skepta Go Topless For A Magazine Shoot

There have been a number of rumours going around the past few months suggesting that supermodel Naomi Campbell and grime artist Skepta have been secretly dating, and a steamy new magazine shoot they have just...

Mabel Felt Like A 'Strong' Woman In Skepta's Music Video

Mabel says she felt like a ''strong'' woman when she starred in Skepta's 'Shutdown' video.The promo for the rapper's 2016 smash hit was shot around the Barbican area of London and the 21-year-old singer -...

Skepta The Big Winner At 2017 Ivor Novello Awards

As if it wasn’t already confirmed by now, grime music is most certainly in the mainstream, with the genre’s poster boy Skepta winning the prestigious Ivor Novello Award for songwriter of the year.The 34 year...

Skepta To Headline Wireless Festival 2017 With Chance The Rapper And The Weeknd

He may have gone home empty-handed from the BRIT Awards last night, but Skepta’s profile is set to grow even further with the announcement that he is to headline the 2017 Wireless Festival in London...

Wiley Pleased By Grime's Newfound Popularity

Wiley is ''so happy'' grime music has become popular.The 'Can You Hear Me?' hitmaker is pleased to see the likes of Stormzy and Skepta at the top of the charts and is looking forward to...

Sam Bennett's Top Ten Albums Of 2016

Along with 2016, as is the case with every twelve months that passes by, came the age-old complaints that 'hip-hop isn't the same' and that any progression or change is automatically a bad thing. UK...

2016 Is A Great Year For Grime As Skepta And Kano Dominate Mobo Awards Nominations

The recent ascendency of grime to the British mainstream has once again been confirmed with the nominations for the 2016 MOBO Awards, with Kano and recent Mercury Prize winner Skepta both receiving multiple nominations.Skepta, whose...

Skepta Wins The 2016 Mercury Prize

Grime star Skepta has edged out competition from red hot favourite David Bowie to win the 2016 Mercury Prize for his album Konnichiwa in London.The crowd at the Hammersmith Apollo erupted when Skepta’s name was...

David Bowie, Radiohead And Skepta Included On 2016 Mercury Music Prize Shortlist

Radiohead, Skepta, The 1975 and the late David Bowie are the big names to have been shortlisted for the 2016 Hyundai Mercury Music Prize, with Adele and previous winner James Blake the notable absences.The 12-strong...

Drake 'Signs' To Skepta's Independent Grime Label Boys Better Know

Canadian rapper Drake, one of the biggest names in hip-hop, has surprisingly signed with a tiny independent label in London – according to Instagram at least.The 29 year old star performed alongside Rihanna to an...

Reg Traviss 'Shocked' By Reaction To Anti-social

Reg Traviss has been pleasantly ''shocked'' by the public's reaction to his new movie 'Anti-Social'.The 38-year-old director of the urban crime thriller has revealed he's been surprised by the response to his film, saying it's...

Skepta Honored At Aim Awards 2015

Skepta took home the top gong at the AIM Awards 2015 last night (08.09.15).The 'Shutdown' rapper was recognised for his Outstanding Contribution to Music at the ceremony that celebrated the independent sector's most important...

Skepta To Receive Aim Awards' Outstanding Contribution To Music Prize

The hip-hop star has been a pioneer of the 'grime' genre in the U.K. and he recently raised his profile in the U.S. by performing with Kanye West at the BRIT Awards in...

Skepta Collaborating With Drake

Skepta has confirmed he has recorded with Drake for his LP.The 32-year-old rapper has revealed the collaboration will feature on his fourth studio album 'Konnichiwa' alongside songs with Wizkid and Earl Sweatshirt.He explained: ''There will...

Rudimental Bring Dizzee Rascal Onstage At Lovebox

Rudimental brought Dizzee Rascal onstage at Lovebox on Friday (17.07.15).The chart-topping quartet were closing the Main Stage at the London festival, held at Victoria Park, when they surprised the 50,000 strong crowd by inviting the...

Mark Ronson Confirmed For V Festival

Mark Ronson has been added to the V Festival line-up.The 'Uptown Funk' hitmaker will headline the annual event's Our House stage alongside iconic DJ A-Trak, with the duo teaming up for an exclusive set on...

Drake's Festival Plans

Drake is planning to headline New Look Wireless again next year.The 'Hold On, We're Going Home' hitmaker was top of the bill at last night's (03.07.15) festival and is hoping he can make a return...

Idris Elba Shows Off Rap Skills On Remix Of Skepta's 'Shutdown'

Idris Elba’s burgeoning career as a musician continues with aplomb, after the star showcased his rapping skills on a remix of Skepta’s single ‘Shutdown’ on Twitter yesterday.The ‘Luther’ star uploaded his re-working of the British...

Example And Gorgon City For We Are Rockstars In Ibiza

Example and Gorgon City are among acts confirmed for We Are Rockstars in Ibiza.The series of shows will return to the Ibiza Rocks Hotel for a fourth year, boasting a line-up of some of the...

Kanye West Performs Surprise London Show With Big Sean And Raekwon

Kanye West performed a surprise show with Big Sean and Raekwon in London on Wednesday morning (04.03.15).The 37-year-old rapper arrived on stage at KOKO in Camden, north London at 1am and was joined by a...

Liam Gallagher Brands Kanye West 'Utter S***'

Liam Gallagher has branded Kanye West ''Utter S***''.The 42-year-old musician slammed the rapper while he performed his track 'All Day' along with British grime artists Skepta, Krept and Konan, Jammer and Novelist at the BRIT...

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