Rap

The Out Of The Blue Issue

A$AP Ferg: "Fuck all the accolades, I want to give you something new"

The Harlem rapper discusses making "unafraid music", giving back to his community and his new label, Sewer Sounds.
Dean Van Nguyen
12.16.21
Music

Wiki and Sage Elsesser discuss NY hip-hop and measuring success in music

Fresh off their US tour, we quizzed the rapper and producer on their new record, ‘Half God’.
Alex Hodor Lee
12.14.21
Music

Dominic Fike and his brother ALX in conversation

As ALX prepares to release his horny pop debut 'YES', the brothers discuss their childhood and the secret music they don’t want you to hear.
Beatrice Hazlehurst
10.15.21
Music

All the best albums of summer 2021 so far

From Clairo's 'Sling' to Tyler, the Creator's 'CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST' there's a record for every mood.
Grant Rindner
9.1.21
Photography

Photographing New York's hip-hop legends before they were famous

Jamil GS is now selling his iconic portraits of JAY-Z, Kelis, Mary J. Blige and more, through his newly-launched web store The Dope Hip-Hop Shop.
Grant Rindner
6.9.21
Music

Little Simz on the power of introverts and Emma Corrin's album feature

The music video for ‘Introvert’, shot in the Natural History Museum, foreshadows a record of epic proportions. The London rapper tells us more.
Frankie Dunn
4.21.21
Music

Watch HVN’s new video for Draco here

The rapper tries life on the farm for the anything-but-relaxed track.
Jack Sunnucks
4.21.21
Music

Meet the young rappers of Hong Kong's underground hip-hop scene

Hong Kong's emerging artists are using music to highlight the city's socioeconomic issues and express feelings that much of society keeps bottled up.
Emma Russell
4.7.21
Music

Kam-Bu's new video is an ode to the Windrush generation and its descendents

Watch the visual for ‘Black on Black’ and get to know the young SW London rapper.
Frankie Dunn
2.25.21
Music

Finally, Portuguese Creole rap is getting the attention it deserves

With increasing major label interest, the scene inspired by its Cabo Verdean heritage, Afrobeats and UK drill is on the rise.
Jeremy Klemin
1.4.21
Music

BackRoad Gee is the rapper bridging the gap between UK drill and grime

Including details of his debut mixtape, here are 10 things you ought to know about the Londoner collaborating with Pa Salieu, Lethal Bizzle and JME.
Frankie Dunn
11.19.20
Music

Tkay Maidza is the Aussie artist reimagining alt-rap

The artist's vulnerable, organic flows set her apart in a world where women rappers find the most success in peddling bad bitch characters.
Savannah Whitmer
11.18.20
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