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A key artist in UK rap’s second generation, Potter Payper emerged from his most recent stint in prison on a tidal wave of creative energy that...

Potter Payper is lucky to be here. How lucky depends on how deep you probe into the many lives he’s lived. Actually, ‘luck’ probably isn’t...

A video for Rozay Labeija’s remix of ‘Edna Mode’ has also been released

KHX05 has shared a collection of remixes from their ‘BLXCK KXT’ EP on Suzi Analogue’s Never Normal Records. Check it out below. 

‘BLXCK KXT REMIX...

After first breaking through over a decade ago with bassline hit ‘Manny Man’, Manchester MC Murkz has returned revitalised with a new sound. Ahead of a...

Although Manchester has a long, proud history in music, growing up in the North West as an aspiring MC is not without its barriers. The...

"He was our icon. He was more than just a friend. He was our example! He was more than just a friend! He was our...

Busta Rhymes, Ice-T, Fat Joe, Busy Bee, LL Cool J, and Al B. Sure! were among those who paid tribute to the late rapper Biz...

Nine essential documentaries, focused on the classic '80s and '90s hip-hop that laid the foundation for rappers to build a world-conquering movement

Hip-hop has been with us for almost half a century. In that time it’s touched almost every aspect of society, influencing everything from fashion to...

The annual rap and grime awards return as a virtual ceremony in September

Ghetts, Shaybo, BackRoad Gee and Little Simz are among the names nominated for this year's GRM Daily Rated Awards.

The rap and grime awards...

Home Invasion: The Story Of Channel U is released in October

A new documentary traces the history of UK rap and grime TV station, Channel U.

Coming to online entertainment channel Link Up TV in October, Home...

Tattooist-turned-rapper TRAPY speaks to Amy Fielding about his favourite Marvel characters, obscure samples, and his reason for anonymity

Framed by white curtains and stood against the red brick tower blocks of the city, West-London born, British-Serbian artist TRAPY looks down from a window...

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...

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...

Host of 1Xtra’s Rap Show and tour DJ for the likes of Drake and Beyoncé, Tiffany Calver’s meteoric rise has seen her become a household...

As a teenager in England’s West Midlands, Tiffany Calver was frustrated. Life during the first year...

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...

Inpsired by his 1994 single, 'Gin & Juice' 

Snoop Dogg has launched his own brand of gin, ‘INDOGGO'. 

The legendary West Coast rapper — known for his love of gin and juice, recent...

"This one’s going to be special. You’ll see."

Details have been revealed about a new drama series focusing on UK rap, grime and drill.

Set to broadcast in 200 countries and territories via...

Meet the MC is DJ Mag's interview series, getting to know emerging MCs on the electronic music scene. This month, Felicity Martin catches up with...

“Shaybo, ya dun know”: the name might be new to casual listeners, but to early followers of UK road rap, Shaybo is no newcomer. There’s...

From the underground mixtape beatmakers, to those crossing over into the rap mainstream and drill scenes at home and abroad, Colin Gannon asks — who...

Like dance music, rap has a tendency to splinter into specialised subgenres. Back in 2012, Chicago producers Young Chop, DJ L and Smylez began warping...

As part of our end of year and end of decade coverage, we've written about our favourite albums, tracks and compilations. Here, DJ Mag staff...

DJs and producers are supposed to be on the same side. For decades now, producers have made the music, and DJs have played it. Simply...

Counting down the 2010s, we round-up the albums that defined the decade in electronic music

How do you rank a decade’s worth of music? The truth is, you can’t. An album that meant the world to you might make someone...

The likes of "bandoe", "connect" and "whipping" are off-limits for five years...

Rico Racks has been banned from using certain words in his music.

Eight months on from YouTube removing over 100 drill videos from its site...

Cardiff, Nottingham, Leeds, and Liverpool have been added

British rapper Kano has added more dates to his 'Hoodies All Summer' tour.

The London-born MC, born Kane Robinson, has added dates in Cardiff, Nottingham...