After huge success in London and Birmingham, Spotify brought its Who We Be playlist to life on Friday night at Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse, celebrating the very best in Rap, Grime and R&B.
Don’t ask Skepta if Grime is having a resurgence. In a recent interview with Timeout London, the Tottenham MC made his thoughts on that statement pretty clear.
‘Oh well, Christmas is ruined’: Manchester rap collective manager on financial ruin caused by agency collapse
Employees and unpaid clients of Elastic Artists face financial uncertainty as the dance music and urban acts booking agency teeters on the brink of administration.
‘Cars not conduit to the soul’: Akala on Jay Z, his status and Shakespeare ahead of sold out Manchester Gorilla gig
A show reel of creativity and accolades precedes Akala.
Being a northerner, when Franko Fraize describes Manchester as ‘pukka’ it’s difficult to know exactly what it means, but it certainly sounds positive.
The use of rap lyrics as evidence in criminal trials is tantamount to ‘discrimination’, a University of Manchester cultural historian has said.
Ten Skepta facts: Grime MC on hipster hate and ‘British dream’ at Manchester Red Bull Music Academy talk
After stepping off an eight hour flight from New York to Manchester, grime MC Skepta kicked back to sit comfortably on the Red Bull music tour sofa with journalist Hattie Collins.
The Godfather, King, veteran — Wiley’s musical appellations are deeply ingrained in the UK grime scene, but it was uncertain whether his Manchester performance was going to live up to his reputation.
Tributes to a 20-year-old rising star in Manchester’s rap scene who was brutally killed in a ‘sustained attack’ in Gorton have flooded social media websites.
Good Kid, B.A.A.D City: Kendrick Lamar pulls out of Manchester’s Parklife festival due to ‘scheduling conflict’
Today, Parklife announced Kendrick Lamar would no longer be in attendance, though New York rapper A$AP Rocky has been confirmed as his replacement
Rapper with more than 100million YouTube hits delays Manchester gig by six months with no explanation
Hopsin, from California, was due to play at Academy 2 on April 1, as part of his Knock Madness tour