The Real Story Behind Skengdo & AM’s Public Controversies

The drill duo have been vilified by the UK press and police. Forget all that: here's what was going, as told by the duo and their label head.
Ian McQuaid
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Is Unknown T UK Rap’s Perennial Prince in Waiting?

His breakout song was drill but "Throwback" leans into UK garage. Is he the next UK rap star in waiting – making quality over quantity?
Ryan Bassil
Noisey News

Right, Here's Chief Keef Playing Three Songs with a Goddamned Orchestra

Keef played "Faneto," "Love Sosa," and "Belieber" for Audiomack's 'Trap Symphony' series. It ruled.
Alex Robert Ross

The Drill and Knife Crime Story Is a Classic Chicken-and-Egg Dilemma

When it comes to the London-based offshoot of the genre, unpicking the links between violent music and real world violence is harder than ever.
Dan Hancox

No, Drill Music Isn’t The Reason Kids Are Killing Each Other in London

Instead of using UK music as a scapegoat, the government needs to seriously look at the root causes of this fatal epidemic.
Ryan Bassil

Fredo Santana's Influence Is Immeasurable

Calling Fredo a "rapper" sells him short, not because the title can't be a worthy honorific in the right hands, but because Fredo's notoriety came as much from the character he played as the music itself.
David Drake
In Memoriam

Long Live Fredo Santana, a Rapper More Genuine Than Anyone Realised

Following the rapper's tragic death at the age of 27, his close collaborator and friend DJ Kenn remembers him: "RIP Fredo Santana!"
DJ Kenn

Bun The UK, Say 67, We're Going Global

"I might start some foreign beef, because UK got boring" is just one lyric from their brand-new "On Tour" video.
Noisey UK Staff
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Wednesday Night’s New Gen Show Was Proof That Urban Music in the UK Is Thriving

Stefflon Don, AJ Tracey, Avelino and Abra Cadabra all showed up to Kamio for a one-off performance in the run up to the BRITs.
Daisy Jones
Valentine's Day

Chief Keef’s “Love Sosa” Is Truly the Great Romantic Ballad of a Generation

It's not only because it has "Love" in the title, though that helps.
Phil Witmer

Oh Shit! Sasha Go Hard Drops Her Video for "I'm Da Shit"

Tell it like it is girl: The Chicago rapper returns.
Kim Taylor Bennett
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Slim Jesus Played for Thirty People at a Kentucky Strip Club and Bombed

The wackness was real and palpable.
Michael Powell