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UK drill music videos can now be used as evidence in court, CPS rules

UK drill artists' music videos can now be submitted as evidence in court, the head of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said.


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In the second episode of our Beat From Scratch series, rap producer R14 makes a melodic UK drill beat from scratch in FL Studio at Signature...

UK rap and drill Youtube video takedown requests by Met Police increased 300% in 2021

London's Metropolitan Police sent YouTube triple the number of UK rap and drill video takedown requests in 2021 than in the previous year.


A new...

Use of drill lyrics in criminal trials to be reviewed by the crown prosecution service

The use of drill lyrics in criminal trials is to be reviewed by The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in the UK. 


New research by the...

Drawing influences from rock music, weird films and the “creepier side”, TeeZandos is upending expectations of what a drill MC can be. With her star...

TeeZandos is the Antichrist of drill, dousing your expectations in lighter fluid and striking a match. She does what she wants, she says what she...

DJ Mag catches up with three of UK rap and drill’s most active and influential engineers — Manon Grandjean, Dukus and Sean D — to...

The numbers don’t lie; UK rap and drill sits at the head of the top table of British popular music. Dave’s latest, ‘We’re All Alone...

He's also shared a video for single 'Who's True', with Davido and JAE5

Tion Wayne has released his long-awaited debut album, 'Green With Envy'.

Out today (17th September), the 17-track album sees the rapper team up with the...

Having risen as a prominent member of seminal Peckham drill collective, Zone 2, Kwengface is now a certified veteran of the scene. Pairing his sharp...

It’s late June, and Kwengface is up in the mix of meetings, promo and press around his highly anticipated solo tape,‘YPB: Tha Come Up’. But...

Get acquainted with the 19-year-old MC taking UK drill by storm

Artists including Mist, Lady Leshurr, Preditah and Jaykae all feature 

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...

Ireland’s drill scene has been blowing up since 2018, with homegrown rappers and producers putting their own spin on the world-conquering sound. Robert Kazandjian speaks...

Every drill scene has its transcendent track; one so potent that it blasts hyper-localised sounds out towards national and international listeners. ‘Don’t Like’, ‘Let’s Lurk’...

The track finished the week with 71,208 sales

  Tion Wayne and Russ Millions have made history this week by releasing the first ever UK drill track to top the UK singles charts...

It comes as a new wave of videos have been removed from YouTube

The injunction that stopped London MCs Skengdo & AM performing UK drill music has been lifted after two years.

Speaking about the interim gang injunction...

It follows a breakout year for the Coventry rapper that saw him release his debut mixtape

Pa Salieu has been named as the winner of the BBC’s Sound of 2021 poll.

The Coventry rapper, who last year released his debut mixtape 'Send...

Judges including London rapper FLOHIO and star grime director Kaylum Dennis will award projects to five candidates

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'...

Part of a collective of East London MCs pushing UK drill into new territory, V9 (pronounced Venom) speaks to DJ Mag's Rob McCallum about his...

It’s late on a Saturday evening in August and V9 is in the vocal booth at the Bermuda Music studio in North London. His engineer...

With over 50 cuts of exemplary UK rap, drill and grime, producer and Croydon FM resident Nammy Wams steps up for the Fresh Kicks mix...

UK drill videos have played a crucial role in the sound's meteoric rise, with platforms like Mixtape Madness, Link Up TV, SBTV, and Pressplay Media...

A camera’s view taken from a drone rises above an London cityscape, revealing countless rows of suburban houses and greenery. Below, a ballied-up teenager starts...

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...

"Some call it music. Others call it a problem." 

'Terms and Conditions' a new feature-length documentary film about UK drill, is out now. 

UK drill artists Skengdo x AM have been quoted, talking about...