I'm a big fan of UK artists like Wiley, Skepta, Chip, and Dave. There is something special about the British rap scene, it's like the music is supercharged with higher level energy! The continuous rise in popularity of subgenres like grime and drill is truly a testament to the power of hip-hop culture. Rap is eating the world 😎
Like Mist, British rap is now thriving. In 1999 it accounted for 3.6 per cent of all singles purchased in Britain. In 2020 that figure reached 22 per cent. With the British music industry contributing over £5bn to the UK economy, the value of British rap — including grime, drill and a spectrum of artists making music that resembles hip-hop — is soaring.
Below I've included the latest albums from Dave and Chip for anyone who hasn't given them a spin yet.