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ENNY Champagne Problems

South London rapper, singer, and songwriter ENNY has released a new single, 'Champagne Problems', which you can hear below. 


'Champagne Problems' was produced by Beat...

Giggs

Giggs has dropped a surprise new single.


Titled 'Da Maximum', the track is the first new music from the legendary UK rapper since his 2021...

Knucks is leading UK rap's new wave

A rapper, producer and head of the No Days Off brand, Knucks smashed into the UK album charts this year with his ‘Alpha Place’ project, presenting his ‘chill drill’ sound in all its evolved glory. His triumphant homecoming show at KOKO in Camden saw collaborators like Stormzy, SL, Youngs Teflon and Ragz Originale join him on stage. Here, Yemi Abiade meets the Londoner to learn how there are now no limitations on his future

It’s late May in North London. The sun is setting with a burning intensity that only a summer’s evening in this concrete jungle can provide...

Get To Know: Namesbliss

Get acquainted with Namesbliss, the Kliburn, London MC whose skill, authenticity and storytelling shines in his grime, drill and garage-inspired tracks

“I’m all for social commentary. We need to talk about the realities of what’s happening on the roads. But there’s a fine line between that...

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...

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...

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...

Instead of our usual end-of-year lists, we’re doing things a bit differently this time. Below, DJ Mag's editorial staff and contributors highlight their favourite musical...

Just when you thought conversations about tempo were over, along comes 2020 with the hot, new, must-have bpm: 150. Though technically there’s actually nothing new...

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...

“It is now more important than ever to be there and to continue the rich history of showcasing the very best of Black music and...

The nominees have been announced for this year's MOBO Awards. 

This year’s MOBO ceremony, hosted by presenter Maya Jama and Youtube star Chunkz, is set...

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...

In a few short years, UK drill has changed significantly. After a small number of producers that pioneered the sound left indelible marks on its...

Depending on who you ask, UK drill has two birthdays — when drill came to the UK, and when UK drill began. The first was...

The MC follows up on hits like 'Frontline' and 'Betty' 

Pa Salieu has released a new single and video, 'My Family (feat. Backroad Gee)'. 

The Coventry, UK-based, Gambia-raised MC won over tastemakers from Benji B...

The MCs won in the Best Album and Best Contemporary Song categories respectively

Little Simz and Dave are among the winners at this year’s Ivor Novello Awards.

The winners of Ivor Novello Awards’ 65th edition were announced today...

"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...

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...

Digital Holdings is the Bermondsey studios that's had artists including Headie One, Harlem Spartans, Zone 2, Carns Hill and SL all record music within its...

A street lamp flickers on an industrial estate. Two men exchange fist bumps outside a garage door. Inside, an impressive film studio is being prepped...

2019 was a year in which deeply personal and boldly political music ruled the long-player format. Below, you'll find the 50 albums that defined the...

Some years stand out for the bangers they produced, for the adrenaline-shot belters that shook festivals and club floors night after night, and never felt...

Meet the MC is DJ Mag's new monthly interview series, getting to know emerging MCs on the electronic music scene. This month, DJ Mag’s Amy...

Master Peace is settled into a booth at The Courthouse Hotel in Shoreditch.  Nestled amongst bare bricks and leather seats, the South London MC oozes an infectious...