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One of the giants behind the scenes in hip-hop, NYC based <B>Stretch Armstrong</B> is a living legend.

With the Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito radio show in the early nineties, he was responsible for breaking many of the genre's biggest stars: the Notorious...

Recent years have seen an increase in the number of UK criminal trials using rap lyrics and music videos as evidence, a trend that disproportionately...

Rap music has long been subjected to heavy policing and censorship, and not just in the United States. In the UK, Form 696 was regarded...

Spin It Again Software

Digitising vinyl records into MP3s can be a bit of a confusing and tedious process.
To help speed things up, get your hands on Spin...

NQ x Abbey Road Studios

Through its nurturing of new superstars like Aitch and other young local talent, Manchester’s NQ has become a veritable institution of modern UK rap, helping elevate regional artists across the UK. James Keith meets members of the crew during a recent takeover at the legendary Abbey Road Studios, and heads to NQ’s northern base to discover the secret to its success

NQ is reshaping Manchester’s musical identity one mega-hit at a time. An entertainment company consisting of a record label, management and publishing house based in...

Featuring Gucci Mane, Migos, Yellow Claw & more...

Steve Aoki has announced his latest LP, dubbed 'Kolony', will be a collaborative affair alongside a host of rappers including Gucci Mane, Migos, T-Pain, 2...

Features Grace Jones, De La Soul and more...

A tracklisting reportedly to be from Gorillaz's as-yet unnamed new album has leaked online and it features collaborations with De La Soul, Danny Brown, Vince...

The first work to be unveiled is from the new hip hop supergroup, Mount Westmore

Snoop Dogg has announced a major new project, 'The Algorithm', which will feature a host of artists from the past, present, and future of Def...

Our new DJ Mag Originals video series, Meet the MC, launches today (4th March). As well as telling the stories of this crucial new wave...

Paradoxically, in 2021, starting out as a rap producer is both easier and harder than ever before. Easier, because young beatmakers have more tools at...

Across Africa, a new generation of rappers is emerging. Drawing on the explosion of UK drill and contemporary hip-hop sonics, and creating new flows and...

From hip-hop and house, to techno and jungle, and more recent genres like grime and drill, Africa is the wellspring from which all contemporary Black...

The game will be released via the Digital Dogg platform

Snoop Dogg has announed a new video game.

Incoming via the rapper's Digital Dogg gaming platform, ‘Snoop Dogg’s Rap Empire’ will task iOS and Android users with...

“I care. Because I care about the work I do”

Deadmau5 has called out New Orleans “shadow rap” group $uicideboy$ for copyright infringement, after he claimed they used an “entire section” of his 2008 Kaskade...

Premiere: Blvksite ‘Tap’

Blvksite will release a self-titled EP via Black Techno Matters next month. Listen to ‘Tap’ below. 


The Washington D.C. twins – Drew and Justin Barini-Rivers...

Singer on Goldie's 'Inner City' life and lots of other dance tracks loses battle with cancer

Singer Diane Charlemagne lost her long battle with cancer at 5am this morning (Wednesday 28th October). She was 51. Diane was the vocalist on...

Tributes pour in for garage MC from Flex FM

One of the best-loved MCs in UK club-land, MC Sparks, died at the weekend. He was known as one of the main MCs on the...

Who are the most exciting Ram acts now? We delve deeper into the world of Ram...

WILKINSON
29,200 Twitter followers, 126,569 Facebook fans and charting at No.8 in the UK Official Top 40, Wilkinson is big news, but it hasn't always...