jazz, but not as you know it
Across London a new generation of musicians are drawing on broken beat, house and grime to create a sound that reflects the diversity of the capital. We meet the stars of the scene.
"save your money, stay fly, wear condoms and keep living life" – playboi carti
Playboi Carti’s self-titled debut mixtape is an escapist ode to living the highlife in the 21st century. Ride the prince of hip-hop’s insouciant new wave.
the sounding off issue
giggs is an inspiration for an entire generation of rappers, trappers and drillers
Whether melancholy street anthems or exuberant party starters, Hollowman’s ice-cold flow has taken him from underground hero to undisputed champ of the UK scene.
power to the party: meet the people who make afropunk so special
AFROPUNK festival offers a safe place for self-expression and self-celebration. Ahead of its second run in London this weekend, we spoke to AFROPUNK founder Matthew Morgan, and met the people who made the first UK event so memorable.
why this is such an exciting time for the afrobeats scene in the uk
Inevitably as the broadsheets finally allow grime a seat at the top table, the streets have started bumping to a whole new sound. Afrobeats stars mix vocals driven by its West African heritage with narratives that are a response to the unpredictability...
lady leshurr doesn't back down for anything
Ahead of her upcoming Australian tour, we revisit our conversation with Lady Leshurr and get to know the Brummie rapper who took the internet by storm.
grime i rep to the t, 140 i kept to the beat
This Is Grime is the definitive tome on the most exciting musical subculture to emerge from London in the 21st century, Hattie Collins and Olivia Rose reflect on the book’s magical year in the making.
nice and sleazy: exclusive images from strut archives’ punk t-shirts exhibition
i-D contributor Olivia Rose shoots London models and musicians in iconic punk and post-punk T-shirts to accompany the originals on display at the Queen Adelaide show.
the unsung female heroes of grime you need to know about
Though it’s often the male of the species that claim the shine and reap the rewards, there are many incredible women in and around grime who have been integral in helping to shape the genre and its surrounding culture. With her book, This Is Grime...
10 things you need to know about olivia rose
Who run the world? As our latest issue places a female lens over the world, we find out more about the female photographers making waves in the fashion industry and beyond.
back to the east end with kano
The grime great's new record Made In Manor is an ode to Mission FM and Moschino, Yankee’s Chicken, PG Tips, Zippy and Bungle and Super Cat, Wagon Wheels and free school dinners.
this is grime: a new book on the most urgent british music subculture since punk
OG grime fan and i-D features director Hattie Collins teams up with photographer Olivia Rose for the first publication ever to collect an oral and visual history of grime from within the scene itself.
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