Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Dvsn's Aaliyah and Prince Mash-Up Will Give You Goosebumps

The Canadian duo stopped by the BBC Radio 1Xtra Live Lounge to get everyone in their feels.
Lauren O'Neill

Unpacking Manchester's Blossoming Grime Scene

Ahead of BBC Radio 1Xtra's Street Studio session in Manchester this weekend, we catch up with local MCs and promoters to discuss the city's grime culture.
Jesse Bernard

We Spoke To DJ Target About How Every UK Rapper Now Has Beef with Azealia Banks

The Roll Deep and BBC 1Xtra DJ ended up in a long row with the US rapper this morning, and reckons: "People have had enough of her being a bully."
Noisey Staff
Deep Ass Questions

Wretch 32's 1Xtra Freestyle Is Staggering, So Why Are His Singles so Bait?

He silenced Charlie Sloth, a feat no one thought was possible.
Joe Zadeh
Woah, Dude!

Stormzy Swapped Bars for Baritone and Covered Carlos Santana in the 1Xtra Live Lounge

He's also just been announced as the first cast member for Kidulthood and Adulthood sequel Brotherhood, due 2016.
Joe Zadeh
Holy Shit

Come Watch the Blazing 1Xtra Freestyle That's Got the Entire Internet Talking

Rising MC Roll Safe did a 'Fire in the Booth' session that sent for Stormzy, Krept & Konan, his ex Chantelle, and has over 130k views in less than 24 hours.
Joe Zadeh
Longreads Or Whatever

Rise Craig David, Your Time is Now

Fifteen years after his first number one, the world is finally ready to accept him on his own terms.
Angus Harrison
Longreads Or Whatever

How Widespread Is Ghostwriting in Music and How OK With It Should You Be?

Last month’s Meek vs Drake bunfight left a question mark hanging over the link between authorship and authenticity.
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Kano, Giggs, Wretch 32 and More Set Mistajam's 1Xtra Show Ablaze Last Night

The room went hard, bars were thrown, beats were dropped and gas was gassed.
Joe Zadeh
fuck london

Could Birmingham Ever Surpass London as the Home of Grime?

The Midlands has been bubbling for nearly ten years now. We sent a writer to find out if it will ever actually boil.
Josh Hall

I Was On The 1Xtra Panel That Wiley Said Made The Saddest List Of All Time

I called up the chair of the panel, 1Xtra Breakfast Show DJ Twin B, to see whether he thought it underrepresented black artists.
sam wolfson
Thinkpieces And Shit

Is Black British Music Being Erased? No, it's Just Evolving

BBC Radio 1Xtra's music manager Austin Daboh responds to Kele Okereke's comment that "black british music identity is being erased by cultureless dance music".
Austin Daboh