Stormzy’s #Merky Books has announced the second edition of its annual New Writers’ Prize.
The publishing imprint, launched in 2018 by the UK rapper and Penguin Random House, focuses on platforming new literary talent from underrepresented communities.
D Double E has announced a new project with a single alongside Kano.
Newham Generals co-founder and legendary Grime MC, D Double E, has revealed details of his latest project 'D.O.N.': a 12-track follow up to his 2018 debut solo album, 'Jackuum'.
Announcing the album with new single 'Tell Me A Ting', which features London MC Kano, 'D.O.N.' will be released on the 23rd October via D Double's Bluku Music. Other collaborators on the LP have been revealed as Giggs, Ms Banks, and Ghetts.
Check out the music video, which was shot in East London, below.
A new initiative has been launched to create music video direction opportunities for young filmmakers.
Three Minutes is described as 'an essential new incubator scheme', giving rising directorial talent major commissions, while creating space and opportunities for people from disadvantaged and underrepresented groups.
Spearheaded by Crack Magazine and its production arm Ground Work, with partners Burberry, BFI NETWORK and audio specialist Shure, funds for the project have also come from the England European Regional Development Fund.
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 Amazon Prime, Jungle is original series set in inner-city London that will feature some of the country's top grime, drill and UK rap talent. Produced by Nothing Lost and comprising six 30-minute episodes, the show's release date and cast are yet to be announced.
Manchester collective and label Mutualism return with their first release of 2020 this month: Iceboy Violet and Ur III’s ‘Bloch’.
JME is bringing Grime MC FM to Lovebox and Parklife festivals this summer.
The legendary London MC, co-founder of the Boy Better Know label, released his first solo album in over four years, 'Grime MC', in November last year. Grime MC FM is the associated live project, which looks to recapture the scene's original vibe.
Stormzy is set to do a bible reading as part of this year's Christmas day TV coverage.
Closing BBC One's Christmas day coverage, the London grime trailblazer, born Michael Omari Jr, will read a story from the Book of Luke about angels heralding the birth of Jesus to the shepherds. It will be broadcast at 11.50pm.
Following the reading, south London boys' choir, Libera, will perform Basque carol 'Sing Lullaby'.