Young Thug shaped contemporary rap and conquered the US mainstream. Now he's awaiting trial alongside 27 others because his record label, YSL, is accused of being a criminal street gang. With lyrics being used as evidence against him, is this the biggest ever case of rap on trial?
This bank holiday weekend, the UK's greatest street party made its glorious return. From dancehall to soca, afrobeats to amapiano - here are the tracks that set the vibes.
Rated by The Face: Listen to tracks from Raye, Florentino, Rina Sawayama, Lolahol and more.
After running away from home to New York, the rapper’s viral hit Sad B!tch catapulted her into the city’s coolest circles. Ahead of her debut EP, we asked CLIP some of life’s most pressing questions…
THE FACE reports from the California festival that’s “at the intersection of culture and Web3”, where trendy crypto types gathered to watch Oneohtrix Point Never, sip mushroom tea and figure out how they can liberate artists.
Asake mixes afrobeats and amapiano, Finn Foxell goes punk and Clipz delivers a bank holiday banger.
After plenty of grinding, the 26-year-old finally got his big break via TikTok. Now, followers can’t get enough of his high-energy, punk hip-hop – and theatrical onstage antics.
Despite conflict within the Jamaican music scene around the direction of dancehall, the Caribbean’s biggest festival proves that the values of the culture remain strong.
The artist behind the ever-evolving grunge band switched from fashion to music and relocated from NYC to London. With Pretty Sick’s scuzzy debut album finally on the way, Fuentes is living her dream. All she needs now is a chainsaw to wield on stage.
Rated by The Face: Listen to tracks from Megan Thee Stallion, PinkPantheress & Sam Gellaitry, Ice Spice, Bella Poarch and more.
The comedian and musician discuss collaborating on HudMo’s shit-splattered music video.
As the 22-year-old releases her new EP Vitamin C, we quiz the Glasto-certified artist on life’s most urgent questions. What was that about Beyoncé and the Illuminati, EFÉ?
Rave Report: Across Johannesburg and Cape Town, the collective is building an alternative creative community.
Having inked a deal with Top Dawg Entertainment – the label that’s released Kendrick Lamar’s albums – and scored co-signs from SZA and Obama, the Florida rapper is demanding attention with her shake-ass-and-cry anthems.
Beyoncé and Lizzo are the latest stars to amend their songs following criticism on social media.
The 1975 do slick disco-pop, Tottenham's drill scene brings out the A-team and Beyoncé merges Break My Soul with Madonna's iconic hit Vogue.
His upcoming R&B-slash-soul mixtape, Self-Contained, ushers in a new era for the musician who’s just found his voice.
We hit up The Luno in Camden’s Koko after Tems’ sold-out gig for an old-school shubz featuring DJ Dippz, Ab Dollars and Ciroc on tap.
Today marks the drop of the musician’s latest mixtape, Sound Is Like Water - Part 1. We caught up with him about the world’s best breakfasts, Jimi Hendrix and why love conquers all.
Chal Ravens’ column collects the best DJ mixes and sets that have dropped in recent weeks.