Stormzy has confirmed plans to extend his scholarship initiative for Black students at Cambridge University.
In partnership with HSBC, Stormzy’s #Merky Foundation will provide 10 students with a £20,000 annual scholarship to cover tuition fees and maintenance costs. The programme will run across three years, meaning it will support 30 Black students across its full run.
Skepta has announced a new EP, ‘All In', featuring US rapper Kid Cudi, Nigerian Lasgidi artist Teezee, and Colombian reggaeton star J Balvin. The five-track release will land on Friday 30th July.
The UK grime MC and artist made the announcement on social media yesterday, Sunday 25th July 2021.
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 return as a virtual ceremony on 16th September. Due to take place in partnership with YouTube Music, this year’s awards is the sixth instalment of the event and will celebrate the best in Black British music.
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 Invasion: The Story Of Channel U tells the story of how the satellite channel rose to become an institution of British rap and grime culture. Watch the trailer for the documentary below.
Later known as Channel AKA, Channel U ran from 2003 to 2018, and helped the breakthrough of acts including Dizzee Rascal, Kano, Wiley, Skepta, Giggs, Tinchy Stryder, and more.
The first grime colouring book, 'NANG', is being released this month, featuring some of the scene's most prominent artists in a 40-page adventure created by Aaron Huston and Zeb Thomas.
A new documentary on Birmingham's grime scene has been released. 'Risky Roadz 0121' is available now on Amazon Music and Amazon Prime. Some of the city's biggest artists feature, including Mist, Lady Leshurr, Preditah and Jaykae.
Produced by Two Yanks And A Brit, and named after its director, the famous grime documentarian Roony 'Risky Roadz' Keefe, '+44 Presents: Risky Roadz 0121' is his latest non-fiction insight into Britain's fertile MC culture, focusing on the West Midlands.
A new documentary on Birmingham’s grime scene is set to be released later this month.
‘Risky Roadz 0121’ was created by one of the scene's original documentarians, Roony "Risky Roadz" Keefe. A co-production between Keefe, and Two Yanks and a Brit UK, the film focuses on the Midlands scene, with a particular focus on Birmingham and some of the city's best-known grime names, including Lady Leshurr, Jaykae and Mist.
A new grime and hip-hop conference is set to take place in Glasgow this summer.
Set to launch in July, the inaugural edition of HANG — Scotland's first conference dedicated to grime and hip-hop — will take place at Glasgow venue SWG3, with an aim to "inspire and empower members of Scotland's hip hop and grime communities".
DJ Target’s Grime Kids book is set to be adapted as a BBC Drama series next year.
Published in 2018, BBC Radio 1/1Xtra host DJ Target's book Grime Kids was dubbed the "definitive inside story of grime", telling the story of a "group of kids in the 90s who had a dream to make their voice heard" — featuring stories with the likes of Wiley and Dizzee Rascal — and documenting their "seminal impact on today's pop culture."