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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,...

Bruno Mars And Skepta Confirmed For Brit Awards

Bruno Mars and Skepta have joined the line-up for this year's BRIT Awards.The '24K Magic' hitmaker - who has previously received three BRITs - and British grime superstar join Little Mix, The 1975, Robbie Williams...

Michael Kiwanuka Brit Nomination 'Dream Come True'

Michael Kiwanuka says his BRIT Award nominations are a ''dream come true''.The 29-year-old musician has been nominated for British Male Solo Artist and the coveted MasterCard British Album of the Year for 'Love & Hate'...

Wiley Pleased By Grime's Newfound Popularity

Wiley is ''so happy'' grime music has become popular.The 'Can You Hear Me?' hitmaker is pleased to see the likes of Stormzy and Skepta at the top of the charts and is looking forward to...

Sam Bennett's Top Ten Albums Of 2016

Along with 2016, as is the case with every twelve months that passes by, came the age-old complaints that 'hip-hop isn't the same' and that any progression or change is automatically a bad thing. UK...

Adele's Messages Keep Skepta 'In Check'

The hip-hop star, who won the prestigious Mercury Prize for his Konnichiwa album in September (16), admires the way Adele has handled her rise to fame, as she manages to stay out of...

Coldplay And The 1975 Lead Q Award Nominations

Coldplay and The 1975 lead the nominations for the 2016 StubHub Q Awards with four nods between them.The 'Hymn For The Weekend' hitmakers and British indie group - fronted by Matt Healy - dominate the...

2016 Is A Great Year For Grime As Skepta And Kano Dominate Mobo Awards Nominations

The recent ascendency of grime to the British mainstream has once again been confirmed with the nominations for the 2016 MOBO Awards, with Kano and recent Mercury Prize winner Skepta both receiving multiple nominations.Skepta, whose...

Skepta Cancels Australian Tour After Shock Mercury Prize Win

The Shutdown rapper/producer was awarded the coveted 2016 Mercury Prize in London on Thursday night (15Sep16) beating the likes of David Bowie, Radiohead and The 1975.Skepta - real name Joseph Adenuga - was scheduled to...

Skepta Shocks As He Beats Bowie For 2016 Mercury Prize

The music icon was tipped as the frontrunner to win the album award for Blackstar, which was released two days before his death in January (16), and many experts believed the late music...

Skepta Wins The 2016 Mercury Prize

Grime star Skepta has edged out competition from red hot favourite David Bowie to win the 2016 Mercury Prize for his album Konnichiwa in London.The crowd at the Hammersmith Apollo erupted when Skepta’s name was...

Bat For Lashes Natasha Khan Goes 'Wild' For Sexwitch

Bat For Lashes singer Natasha Khan enjoyed going ''wild'' for the Sexwitch album.The Mercury Prize nominated singer has revealed she would like to return to the experimental Sexwitch project she worked on with producer Dan...

Matt Healy Will Donate Mercury Prize Money To Charity If They Win

Matt Healy will donate £25,000 of prize money to charity if The 1975 win the 2016 Mercury Prize. The 'Love Me' hitmakers have been shortlisted as finalists for their 2016 LP 'I like It When...

David Bowie, Radiohead And Skepta Included On 2016 Mercury Music Prize Shortlist

Radiohead, Skepta, The 1975 and the late David Bowie are the big names to have been shortlisted for the 2016 Hyundai Mercury Music Prize, with Adele and previous winner James Blake the notable absences.The 12-strong...

David Bowie Album To Compete For Mercury Music Prize

The late singer passed away following a battle with liver cancer in January (16), two days after the release of his 25th album Blackstar, which was launched on his 69th birthday....

Skepta Pulls Out Of Lollapalooza Due To Visa Issues

The rapper/producer, real name Joseph Junior Adenuga, was due to perform at the Grant Park site in Chicago, Illinois on 29 July (16) as part of the four-day music event, which runs from...

Skepta Has Always Wanted To Own Designer Clothes

Skepta has always ''wanted, wanted, wanted'' to own designer clothes. The 'That's Not Me' rapper has admitted he has always dreamed of owning designs from luxury labels, although he could never afford to purchase the...

Radiohead Take New Album To The Top Of The U.k. Charts

Thom Yorke and his bandmates' new release edged out Skepta's Konnichiwa for the top spot with 50,000 first-week sales. The album, the band's first in five years, was a surprise release on...

Pharrell Williams' Involvement In Skepta's Album Confirmed

The British rapper was pictured in the studio with Pharrell last year (15), sparking rumours they would be collaborating on an upcoming project. Now Skepta has confirmed Pharrell's involvement in his record, admitting he felt...

Drake Hints At Skepta Label Signing

The Started From The Bottom star is signed to Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment label and he also has his own OVO Sound brand, an imprint of Warner Bros. Records, but it appears...

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