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Liam Gallagher Wants Skepta For Finsbury Park

Liam Gallagher wants Skepta to perform at his Finsbury Park concert.The 45-year-old rocker will top the bill at his own one-day festival at the London landmark where he last performed with Oasis back in 2002,...

Wiley: Real Grime Isn't Mainstream

Wiley claims the sound currently enjoying chart success ''is not grime''.The 38-year-old star - who is often called the Godfather of Grime - believes that certain UK artists are wrongly being associated with the genre,...

Krept And Konan Release Two Tracks From Their New Mixtapes

Krept & Konan have released the first two tracks from their mixtapes '7 Days' and '7 Nights'.The British rap duo - whose real names are Casyo Johnson and Karl Wilson - have decided to release...

Liam Gallagher To Bring Skepta Out On Tour?

Liam Gallagher could be set to be joined by Skepta on his forthcoming solo tour.The former Oasis frontman has taken his 'bromance' with the grime star to the next level by buying him a birthday...

Idris Elba To Guest Present At Hyundai Mercury Prize Ceremony

Idris Elba has been announced as a guest presenter at this year's Hyundai Mercury Prize.The world-renowned actor and DJ - who has worked with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis - is thrilled to be a part...

Mabel Felt Like A 'Strong' Woman In Skepta's Music Video

Mabel says she felt like a ''strong'' woman when she starred in Skepta's 'Shutdown' video.The promo for the rapper's 2016 smash hit was shot around the Barbican area of London and the 21-year-old singer -...

Mick Jagger Releases Two New Songs

Sir Mick Jagger has released two new songs.The 74-year-old rocker wrote 'Gotta Get a Grip' and 'England Lost' - which features Skepta - in April and wanted to release them straight away, rather than wait...

Dizzee Rascal: I Invented Grime

Dizzee Rascal insists he invented grime.The 'Dance Wiv Me' hitmaker says he's been subjected to a lot of comments about how he is only going back to the genre because it has had a resurgence...

Skepta Hits The Studio With Mick Jagger

Skepta has been in the studio with Sir Mick Jagger.The Grime superstar shared a professional photograph of the pair taking a break from working, with the 'Shutdown' hitmaker leaning on a wooden wall with a...

2017 Hyundai Mercury Prize Panel Revealed

Marcus Mumford, Ella Eyre and Lianne La Havas have joined the judging panel for the 2017 Hyundai Mercury Prize.The trio will be joined by jazz star Jamie Cullum, Jessie Ware and several industry people including...

Adele Visits Firefighters Who Rescued Grenfell Tower Residents

Adele has visited the firefighters who battled the horrific blaze at Grenfell Tower last week.Firefighter Rob Petty took to Facebook to reveal the 'Hello' hitmaker joined him and his brave colleagues - who battled tough...

One Direction To Reunite For Grenfell Tower Charity Single

One Direction could reunite for the Grenfell Tower charity single.The boy band are currently on an extended hiatus while they work on their solo careers, but it looks like a reunion could be happening sooner...

Stormzy, Liam Payne And The Who For Grenfell Tower Charity Single

Stormzy, Liam Payne and The Who will perform on a charity single to raise money for the victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster.The 'Big For Your Boots' hitmaker and the One Direction star are said...

The Xx Perform Stunning Set At Barcelona's Primavera Sound 2017

The xx performed a stunning headline set at Primavera Sound in Barcelona on Friday (02.06.17).The electronic-indie trio from south London are in the middle of a massive tour and took to the stage last night...

Solange Knowles Was 'The Best' Act At Primavera Sound 2017

Solange has given ''the best'' performance of Primavera Sound 2017 so far.The 30-year-old singer debuted at the festival in Barcelona's Parc del Forum three years ago and returned to headline on Thursday night (01.06.17) with...

Tokio Myers Wants Stormzy Collaboration

'Britain's Got Talent' multi-instrumentalist Tokio Myers wants to collaborate with Stormzy.The 32-year-old musician has wowed judges and viewers on the current series of the ITV talent show so far after getting four yeses from judges...

Skepta The Big Winner At 2017 Ivor Novello Awards

As if it wasn’t already confirmed by now, grime music is most certainly in the mainstream, with the genre’s poster boy Skepta winning the prestigious Ivor Novello Award for songwriter of the year.The 34 year...

Skepta: Liam Gallagher Is In Touch

Skepta thinks Liam Gallagher is a fan of his music because he has filled a void in rock music with his ''real music''.The grime superstar received praise from the former Oasis frontman on Thursday evening...

Skepta Wins Big At The Ivors

Skepta took home two awards at The Ivor Novello Awards on Thursday (18.05.17).The 34-year-old rapper - whose real name is Joseph Junior Adenuga - picked up the prestigious Songwriter of the Year gong as well...

Idris Elba's Surprise Appearance At Skepta Charity Gig

Idris Elba made a surprise appearance at Skepta's charity gig in London on Tuesday night (04.04.17).The 44-year-old actor hit the stage to introduce the grime superstar for his sold-out show at the Islington Assembly Hall,...

Fetty Wap Added To Wireless Festival Line-up

Fetty Wap has been added to this year's Wireless Festival line-up.The 25-year-old rap star - who has made a string of big hits during his career to date, including 'Trap Queen' - has been added...

Drake Wraps London Shows With Star-studded Gig

The Hotline Bling hitmaker returned to the city's O2 Arena for the eighth London gig on his Boy Meets World trek, and treated the audience to tracks from his latest release, More Life,...

Skepta To Headline Wireless Festival 2017 With Chance The Rapper And The Weeknd

He may have gone home empty-handed from the BRIT Awards last night, but Skepta’s profile is set to grow even further with the announcement that he is to headline the 2017 Wireless Festival in London...

Brit Awards Photobomber Christine And The Queens

Christine and the Queens' aim for the BRIT Awards 2017 is to photobomb as many stars as possible.The 'Tilted' hitmaker was very excited to attend her first BRITs on Wednesday night (22.02.17) and her goal...

Rocker Matt Healy Planning Skepta Collaboration

The singer reveals he's been pals with Skepta for a while, and although they have attempted to sort out a collaboration, their plans have yet to come to fruition. However, after reuniting...

Skepta And Biffy Clyro Top Nme Awards In London

Shutdown hitmaker Skepta beat the likes of former One Direction star Zayn Malik and singer Jamie T to land the Best British Male prize, while M.i.a. overcame competition from artists including Adele and...

Brit Award Nominee Stormzy Gets His Door Kicked In By Police

BRIT Award nominee Stormzy had his door smashed in by police.The 23-year-old Croydon rapper is shortlisted for a gong at the 2017 BRIT Awards next week (22.02.17) after he was nominated in the Best Breakthrough...

Katy Perry Confirmed To Perform At The Brits

Katy Perry has been confirmed to be performing at the BRIT Awards.The pop superstar will take to the stage at The O2 in London on February 22 to perform her new single 'Chained to the...

Wiley Treats Stars To Nando's Feast At London Concert

Wiley treated his famous fans to a Nando's feast comprised of 200 chicken wings, 60 chicken burgers and more backstage at his London concert on Thursday night (09.02.17).The 38-year-old grime star performed a special one-off...

Ed Sheeran Confirmed For Brits

Ed Sheeran has been confirmed to perform at the BRIT Awards.The 'Castle on the Hill' hitmaker will take to the stage at London's The O2 on February 22 and joins previously announced performers Bruno Mars,...

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