Lon­don Call­ing

The grime-ad­ja­cent MCs rep­re­sent­ing Lon­don rap’s many ten­drils.

Q (UK) - - New Wave Of Grime -

Cri­te­ria: From Lon­don; pre-de­but LP (or just out); songs from the last 12 months.

Headie One x RV Know Bet­ter

Equally play­ful and haunt­ing, this clas­sic of UK drill is a tes­ti­mony to Headie’s cal­cu­lat­ing men­ace.

Flo­hio Bands

A ris­ing voice in UK hiphop, South Lon­doner Funmi Ohio ca­su­ally per­fects club­land grime on her break­out sin­gle.

Big Zuu Bla­tant Truth

The dex­ter­ous MC vows to “catch snitch like Quid­ditch” on his crafty stand­out sin­gle.

Nov­el­ist Start

Nov­el­ist’s jar­ring synth-and-piano odd­ity gath­ers sonic and emo­tional com­plex­ity along­side his sharp mo­ti­va­tional mantras.

K Trap Any­thing Else

A ver­bal bom­bard­ment over lurch­ing piano, the UK driller’s lat­est show­cases his smoky al­lure.

67 Money Spree The lead­ing UK drill crew get sum­mery on this Glo­ri­ous Twelfth mix­tape high­light. Ms Banks R.I.P. (ft. Loski)

Nicki Mi­naj-ap­proved rap­per Ms Banks links with Har­lem Spar­tans star for an in­fec­tious trap odyssey.

Capo Lee Dream

The North Lon­don MC’s punchy flows an­chor a sound­scape of bub­bly echoes and whis­tles.

AJ Tracey Tour Team (ft. 67)

Big Zuu’s MTP band­mate en­lists an atyp­i­cally chilled 67 for this catchy ver­bal kickaround.

Oc­ta­vian Party Here

Strad­dling rap, R&B and Afrobeat, this van­guard an­them points to the cap­i­tal’s bright, bor­der­less fu­ture.

Ms Banks: trap at­tack.

(Left) AJ Tracey; (right) Headie One’s Know Bet­ter.

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