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D Double E has announced a new EP and shares track

D Double E has announced a new EP, ‘No Reign. No Flowers.', and has shared a video for the single ‘Life Life’. Check it out...

Cypress Hill recreate Simpsons cameo, perform ‘Black Sunday’ with symphony orchestra: Watch

Cypress Hill performed live with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra at Mission Ballroom last week. You can watch some clips from the show below. While this...

Iceboy Violet Wounded Coogi Video

Manchester-based MC, poet, producer and musician Iceboy Violet has unveiled a new video to the single, 'Wounded Coogi'. The track is taken from their forthcoming...

Photo of Souls Of Mischief performing on stage

30 years after their debut, four rappers from Oakland, California, remember how they became one of the first crews on the West Coast to make a particularly conscious, lyrical strand of hip-hop, with an album that influenced generations of artists

In February 1992 a bunch of industry bigwigs showed up in San Francisco. They were there for the Gavin Seminar, a showcase of West Coast...

M1llionz in a knitted navy and cream balaclava in front of a concrete backdrop

Birmingham rapper M1llionz is a rare example of someone cutting through a London- dominated scene, after getting people’s attention with his breakthrough ‘North West’ track and creating an instantly iconic music video with ‘Lagga’. Here, he talks to Amy Davidson about his distinctive flow, changing the system, and challenging himself in his new music

"I don’t know why it goes that high. I don’t really like it,” laughs M1llionz. We’re talking about his signature pitch that meanders between rasped...

Arrested Development People Everyday 30th anniversary tour

Arrested Development have announced a People Everyday Tour, with the legendary hip hop group set to play a slew of UK and European shows this...

DJ Mag’s rap artists to watch in 2023

Introducing the MCs, DJs and producers set to make an impact on the global rap scene in 2023. From voices that can move between dancehall and drill, and those challenging industry shortcomings, to a DJ mixing hip-hop and R&B with amapiano, and producers pushing localised hip-hop sounds into the future, these are the artists daring to be different and set to make the global rap scene theirs this year

One of the UK’s most promising and versatile MCs, Cristale has proven herself across dancehall, drill and jungle, spitting fire one minute before going deep...

Babyface Ray Mob album release

Detroit rapper Babyface Ray has announced a new album, 'Mob', which will drop on 2nd December via Wavy Gang/Empire. You can watch a tailer below...

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...

djmag · Women of rap, mixed by Tiffany CalverAs a teenager in England’s West Midlands, Tiffany Calver was frustrated. Life during the first year of...

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...