Kojey Radical has announced his debut album, 'Reason To Smile', which will land on 4th March through Asylum and Atlantic Records.
The UK-Ghanian rapper has lined up an impressive list of guest appearances for the record, including Tiana Major9, Masego, Shaé Universe, Cashh, Kelis, and his mother. The single 'War Outside', featuring Lex Amor, is also included, as is the hit 'Gangsta'.
GRM Daily's annual Rated Awards has confirmed the performers for this year's virtual ceremony, which will be streamed at 7PM BST on Thursday 16th September.
A free exhibition exploring South London's Black music scene has opened at the Horniman Museum.
Curated by Adem Holness, 'Dance Can't Nice: Exploring London's Black Music Spaces' runs until 24th October, and celebrates figures from across grime, garage, bashment, jazz and other scenes, going back decades. The exhibition takes its name from a 1988 track by Frankie Paul and Sugar Minott.
Stormzy has confirmed plans to extend his scholarship initiative for Black students at Cambridge University.
In partnership with HSBC, Stormzy’s #Merky Foundation will provide 10 students with a £20,000 annual scholarship to cover tuition fees and maintenance costs. The programme will run across three years, meaning it will support 30 Black students across its full run.
Skepta has announced a new EP, ‘All In', featuring US rapper Kid Cudi, Nigerian Lasgidi artist Teezee, and Colombian reggaeton star J Balvin. The five-track release will land on Friday 30th July.
The UK grime MC and artist made the announcement on social media yesterday, Sunday 25th July 2021.
Ghetts, Shaybo, BackRoad Gee and Little Simz are among the names nominated for this year's GRM Daily Rated Awards.
The rap and grime awards return as a virtual ceremony on 16th September. Due to take place in partnership with YouTube Music, this year’s awards is the sixth instalment of the event and will celebrate the best in Black British music.
A new documentary traces the history of UK rap and grime TV station, Channel U.
Coming to online entertainment channel Link Up TV in October, Home Invasion: The Story Of Channel U tells the story of how the satellite channel rose to become an institution of British rap and grime culture. Watch the trailer for the documentary below.
Later known as Channel AKA, Channel U ran from 2003 to 2018, and helped the breakthrough of acts including Dizzee Rascal, Kano, Wiley, Skepta, Giggs, Tinchy Stryder, and more.
The first grime colouring book, 'NANG', is being released this month, featuring some of the scene's most prominent artists in a 40-page adventure created by Aaron Huston and Zeb Thomas.