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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...

Drake 'Signs' To Skepta's Independent Grime Label Boys Better Know

Canadian rapper Drake, one of the biggest names in hip-hop, has surprisingly signed with a tiny independent label in London – according to Instagram at least.The 29 year old star performed alongside Rihanna to an...

Reg Traviss 'Shocked' By Reaction To Anti-social

Reg Traviss has been pleasantly ''shocked'' by the public's reaction to his new movie 'Anti-Social'.The 38-year-old director of the urban crime thriller has revealed he's been surprised by the response to his film, saying it's...

Skepta Honored At Aim Awards 2015

Skepta took home the top gong at the AIM Awards 2015 last night (08.09.15).The 'Shutdown' rapper was recognised for his Outstanding Contribution to Music at the ceremony that celebrated the independent sector's most important...

Skepta To Receive Aim Awards' Outstanding Contribution To Music Prize

The hip-hop star has been a pioneer of the 'grime' genre in the U.K. and he recently raised his profile in the U.S. by performing with Kanye West at the BRIT Awards in...

Skepta Collaborating With Drake

Skepta has confirmed he has recorded with Drake for his LP.The 32-year-old rapper has revealed the collaboration will feature on his fourth studio album 'Konnichiwa' alongside songs with Wizkid and Earl Sweatshirt.He explained: ''There will...

Rudimental Bring Dizzee Rascal Onstage At Lovebox

Rudimental brought Dizzee Rascal onstage at Lovebox on Friday (17.07.15).The chart-topping quartet were closing the Main Stage at the London festival, held at Victoria Park, when they surprised the 50,000 strong crowd by inviting the...

Mark Ronson Confirmed For V Festival

Mark Ronson has been added to the V Festival line-up.The 'Uptown Funk' hitmaker will headline the annual event's Our House stage alongside iconic DJ A-Trak, with the duo teaming up for an exclusive set on...

Drake's Festival Plans

Drake is planning to headline New Look Wireless again next year.The 'Hold On, We're Going Home' hitmaker was top of the bill at last night's (03.07.15) festival and is hoping he can make a return...

Idris Elba Shows Off Rap Skills On Remix Of Skepta's 'Shutdown'

Idris Elba’s burgeoning career as a musician continues with aplomb, after the star showcased his rapping skills on a remix of Skepta’s single ‘Shutdown’ on Twitter yesterday.The ‘Luther’ star uploaded his re-working of the British...

Skepta And Jme Added To The Great Escape Line-up

Skepta and JME have been added to The Great Escape line-up.The Boy Better Know rappers - who recently joined forces with Kanye West to perform his new track 'All Day' at the BRITs - will...

Example And Gorgon City For We Are Rockstars In Ibiza

Example and Gorgon City are among acts confirmed for We Are Rockstars in Ibiza.The series of shows will return to the Ibiza Rocks Hotel for a fourth year, boasting a line-up of some of the...

Kanye West Performs Surprise London Show With Big Sean And Raekwon

Kanye West performed a surprise show with Big Sean and Raekwon in London on Wednesday morning (04.03.15).The 37-year-old rapper arrived on stage at KOKO in Camden, north London at 1am and was joined by a...

Liam Gallagher Brands Kanye West 'Utter S***'

Liam Gallagher has branded Kanye West ''Utter S***''.The 42-year-old musician slammed the rapper while he performed his track 'All Day' along with British grime artists Skepta, Krept and Konan, Jammer and Novelist at the BRIT...

Wiz Khalifa Wants Skepta Duet

Wiz Khalifa is going to collaborate with Skepta.The 'We Dem Boyz' rapper - who recently split from his wife Amber Rose - is a big fan of the British grime artist and the pair are...

Wretch32 Crowned Best UK Mc

Wretch32 has been crowned Best UK MC for the second year running.The London born grime artist took the winning title on the MTV Base show 'Best of the Best UK MC' last night (28.01.13), beating...

Globalgathering 2012: Tinie Tempah And Chase And Status Return

GlobalGathering has announced its line-up for 2012. Headliners at the festival include Tinie Tempah; Chase And Status and Friendly Fires. Joining them on the main stage will be Maverick Sabre; Dot Rotten; Japanese Popstars and...

Flo Rida Added To Radio 1'S Hackney Weekend Line-up

Flo Rida has joined the star-studded line up for BBC Radio 1's Hackney Weekend 2012. The US rapper is one of a number of urban music acts including Sean Paul, Tinchy Stryder, Mindless Behaviour, Chip,...

P. Diddy's UK Pride

P. Diddy is happy British artists are finally taking some "pride" in their roots. The US rapper - who has formed a new group Diddy Dirty Money, and performed in the UK for the first...

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