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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...

Wiley Pulls Out Of Wireless

Wiley has pulled out of Wireless Festival at the last minute. The 'Heatwave' hitmaker was forced to cancel his set, which was scheduled to take place on the main stage, at the music extravaganza, held...

Liam Gallagher Makes New Friends At Glastonbury

Liam Gallagher is back from Glastonbury and admits he had a great time partying with ''old friends'' and making ''new ones'' at the festival.The 44-year-old singer gave one of the performances of the weekend when...

Liam Gallagher Parties With Grime Stars Wiley And Stormzy At Glastonbury

Liam Gallagher partied with grime stars Wiley and Stormzy at Glastonbury at the weekend.The former Oasis frontman has admitted to being a fan of the British rap scene since making his return to music as...

Maya Jama Challenges Stormzy's Merky Burger

Maya Jama wants to have her own sandwich at Nando's called Mango Maya.The 22-year-old beauty, who is dating grime superstar Stormzy, has told fans to forget the 'Shut Up'' rapper's Merky Burger and instead opt...

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...

Radiohead To Celebrate Ok Computer At Glastonbury?

Radiohead are reportedly set to mark the 20th anniversary of their acclaimed third studio LP 'OK Computer' at Glastonbury.The seminal 1997 chart-topping record by the English alternative rock band laid the groundwork for the experimental...

Ed Sheeran Confirms Glastonbury Slot

Ed Sheeran has been confirmed as the final headliner for Glastonbury.The 'Shape of You' hitmaker ended weeks of speculation with an Instagram video, in which he hailed the news he will close the iconic music...

Wiley Praises Stormzy

Wiley says Stormzy is leading the next generation of grime.The 'Can You Hear Me?' hitmaker is really ''happy'' for the 'Shut Up' rapper for all of his success and hopes each generation going forward will...

The Weeknd To Headline Wireless Festival

The Weeknd, Chance the Rapper and Skepta will headline Wireless Festival 2017.The 'Starboy' hitmaker will take to the stage on Sunday 9 July as part of the three-day event held between July 7 and July...

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...

Dizzee Rascal To Headline At Outlook Festival 2017

Dizzee Rascal has been named as one of the headline acts for Outlook Festival 2017.The London-born rapper will be among the star attractions at the annual festival, which takes place at Fort Punta Christo in...

Wiley Appears To Confirm Glastonbury Performance

Wiley has seemingly confirmed he will appear at Glastonbury 2017.The 38-year-old rap star - who is widely known as the Godfather of Grime - has suggested he will perform at the iconic music festival in...

Wiley Gets Outstanding Contribution To Music Nme Award

Wiley is to receive the Outstanding Contribution to Music Award at the 2017 NME Awards.The 38-year-old Grime superstar - who released his critically-acclaimed 10th studio LP 'Godfather' on January 13 - has been honoured with...

Kasabian To Headline Reading And Leeds Festival 2017

Kasabian will headline Reading and Leeds Festival 2017.The 'Shoot the Runner' rockers have been announced to perform at the annual event, which takes place on the weekend of August 25 - 27 at Richfield Avenue,...

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...

Wiley Claims New Album Will Be His 'Last'

Wiley has claimed his new album 'The Godfather' will be his last record.The grime superstar has said that he has decided to stop making studio albums after his 10th LP is released on Friday (13.01.17)...

Wiley, Lady Leshurr And Popcaan To Perform At Mobos

Wiley, Lady Leshurr and Popcaan will perform at the MOBO Awards.The three artists will join previously-announced superstars Craig David, Laura Mvula and Tinie Tempah at the event, held on November 4 at the SSE Hydro...

Jme, Krept And Konan And Fka Twigs Lead Mobo Awards Nominations

The recent renaissance in British grime music has been reflected in 2015’s MOBO Awards nominations, with JME and Krept And Konan scooping four nominations each.Grime artists account for 27 nominations in total across all available...

Krept And Konan Lead Mobo Award Nominations

Krept & Konan lead the nominations at the 20th MOBO Awards.The 'Freak of the Week' hitmakers received four nods in categories including Best Album for 'The Long Way Home', Best Male, Best Hip Hop and...

Conor Maynard To Release Album This Summer

Conor Maynard will release his new album this summer.The 'Can't Say No' singer released his debut album 'Contrast' in 2012 and is hoping to follow up the record in ''June or July,'' despite the fact...

Wiley Fans Want London School Building Named After Rapper

Students at Queen Mary University in London have launched a campaign to convince school bosses to name a building after local rapper Wiley.Susanna Mollah and Navaid Ghouri want to honour the Heatwave hitmaker by branding...

Wiley Postpones More Dates After Shooting

British rapper Wiley has postponed two more U.K. tour dates until January (15) following a shooting outside a venue where he was due to perform.The Heatwave hitmaker, real name Richard Cowie, was expected to play...

British Rapper Wiley Cancels Gig Due To Shooting

British rapper Wiley has cancelled a London gig after the venue where he was set to perform was closed due to a shooting.The Heatwave hitmaker, real name Richard Kylea Cowie, was expected to play a...

Bbc Faces Backlash After Whitewashed 1xtrapowerlist Names Ed Sheeran Most Influential In Black And Urban Music

The BBC’s 1Xtra chart for black and urban music, the 1XtraPower List, turns out to be remarkably, embarrassingly white. The list of the “most influential artists” has been referred to as “the saddest list in...

British Rapper Wiley Deported From Canada

British rapper Wiley has lashed out at immigration officials in Canada after he was deported from the country before a show in Toronto on Wednesday (02Apr14).The Heatwave hitmaker, 35, was en route to the city...

Wiley Scraps New Album Which Cost $42k To Make

Wiley has scrapped his new album after spending $42,000 on recording sessions. The East London-rapper has revealed he isn't happy following the completion of his ninth studio album 'Snakes and Ladders' and took to Twitter...

Wiley Fans Petition City Council For Statue

Fans of British hip-hop star Wiley have launched a petition to erect a statue of the rapper in his native London.Rinse FM DJ Julie Adenuga has petitioned members of Tower Hamlets' council to build a...

British Rappers Wiley And Dappy Cancel Tour

British rappers Wiley and Dappy have axed their upcoming joint tour of the U.K.The London Mcs were set to join forces for their Meeting Of The Minds trek, which would travel to venues across the...

U.k. Rapper Wiley Leads Mobo Award Nominations

British rapper Wiley will lead the way at the 2013 Music Of Black Origin (Mobo) Awards after picking up four nominations on Tuesday (03Sep13).The London Mc, real name Richard Kylea Cowie, will battle it out...

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