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Lady Leshurr on John Hammond

As part of their campaign about iconic music industry disruptor John Hammond, Guinness have commissioned a series of brilliant films with contemporary artists realising his legacy in the current day. Rising new grime star Lady Leshurr gives her take in a stunning story of her lyricism and striving: “John Hammond …



Video Premiere: Tinchy Stryder – ‘Misunderstood’

How many times have you heard calls for grime being back? Sure, there were high’s – Lethal Bizzle had ‘Pow’, JME has a load of followers on twitter, and Dizzee Rascal released one of the greatest debut albums to come out of the UK. Yet amid these brief moments of …



Interview: Ghetts

It’s mid-morning in Hoxton, East London, and Justin Clarke has departed the backroom of Brick London Press agency to restock the permit for his car lodged outside. During the forty five minutes we have been chattering, tinges of alter ego’s Ghetts and Ghetto have flickered into conversation but J Clarke



New video: Kingdom – ‘Bank Head’ (ft. Kelela)

LA-based DJ Kingdom (aka Ezra Rubin) has released the video for new single ‘Bank Head‘. With vocals provided by Kelela, the video is a futuristic and clinical clip of beautiful imagery. The track is the lead single from Kingdom’s fifth EP, Vertical XL, which is a …



Interview: Tre Mission

Our urban music editor, Trina John-Charles, recently caught up with grime’s favorite export and newest Big Dada signee, Tre Mission. They talked about his current album ‘Malmaison’, clashing on Lord of the Mics and grime’s grimy secrets are exposed.

Planet Notion: You first heard about grime through a niche


ChockABlock bass party back for one night.

ChockABlock, the club night previously held at London’s EGG nightclub, is back for a single night at Hoxton Square. Featuring some of the best DJs in grime, house, techno and dubstep (including Logan Sama, Ungle Dugs and Spooky), the night is hosted by Skullcandy to launch their new …



The most definitive moments in grime

To mark the release of Jammer’s upcoming album Living The Dream, we asked the grime artist (Boy Better Know, Lord of the Mics) what have been the most definitive moments of the genre he helped pioneer:

When P Diddy wanted to do a grime tune.

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Issue 63 Feature: Rascals

The terrifyingly young Grime group Rascals have been around for nine years and aren’t yet 20. With Tinchy and Wiley behind them and Pro Green guesting on their tracks it’s easy to see why people are already writing them up as the next Big Thing from Bow. Click here to



New: Crystal Vision TV launches on YouTube

Crystal Vision TV is a totally fresh YouTube project from two Radio 1 and 1Xtra producers Laura May Coope and Alistair Parrington; with the content asking the viewer “what do you want to see?

Set as a house party and referencing 80s Yoof TV such as Janet …



Introducing: Angel

He’s got a cheek bone tattoo and he’s such good mates with Ed Sheeran that they did this video together. And it doesn’t look like anything can stop Angel’s inevitable domination of both the earthly and heavenly realms. Hailing from Shepherd’s Bush and hiding a whole lotta hip-pop tricks up …