KANO – HOODIES ALL SUMMER

Kano’s sixth studio album ‘Hoodies All Summer’ comes after a three year hiatus following his last LP ‘Made In The Manor.’  Kano, one of Grime’s “old guard” re-enforces his vital importance in the scene with an album that addresses the nation; it’s fiery and provocative, but more considered and precise, potentially, than anything the genre…

GIGGS – BIG BAD…

Giggs’ follows up last year’s ‘Wamp 2 Dem‘ mixtape with new album ‘Big Bad…’ . The heavyweight record features Gashi, Jadakiss, Kristian Hamilton, Theophilus London, Labrinth, Ghetts, Lil Yatchy, French Montana, Swizz Beatz and Wretch 32.  It’s a slightly more polished version of Giggs we hear on ‘Big Bad…’; it’s the kind of album that…

GHETTS – GHETTO GOSPEL: THE NEW TESTAMENT

Despite being an original Grime fixture, Ghetts has never crossed into the mainstream to the extent that the likes of Skepta, Wiley, Kano and Dizzee Rascal, mostly due to a ocmplete lack of interest in the genre’s noughties flirtation with chart Pop.  That hasn’t stopped him assembling something of an all-star cast for new album…

JD REID – TREE

“I got to collaborate with some of my favourite artists on the mixtape,” says JD Reid of new project ‘Tree’.  Looks like us we have a few favourites in common, as Province regulars Oscar #Worldpeace, 808INK, Bossman Birdie, Ghetts, Jay Prince, Slowthai and more all make contributions.  With such a comprehensive snapshot of British talent…

KOJEY RADICAL – IN GOD’S BODY

“I had to start diseccting all the things I had to unlearn in order to relearn again,” says Kojey Radical on new album ‘IN GOD’S BODY’.  Work began on the project the very day after the release of his debut proper, ‘23 WINTERS‘, and while his approach may have been different, the result is every…

PROVINCE X CADET: INTERVIEW

Swerving Lil Yachty’s main stage performance at this year’s Wireless Festival in favour of British MC Cadet, I arrived at the Pepsi stage to find only his crew present.  Upon further investigation, I found that to my surprise Cadet had vaulted into the middle of the crammed, sweaty crowd, where he was singing at the…

RUDE KID -BANGER AFTER BANGER [FT. GHETTS]

When your track gets a reload from Mistajam live on radio, you know you’re doing something right.  The Radio 1 DJ premiered ‘Banger After Banger’, the new track from Grime producer Rude Kid and his long-time collaborator Ghetts, earlier this week. The track’s unruly beat is peppered with references; from Dizzee’s ‘I Luv U’ to The…

STORMZY – GANG SIGNS & PRAYER

Having absolutely floored us with album’s first single ‘Big For Your Boots‘, the expectations placed on Stormzy’s debut album could not have been higher.  It’s clear right from track one, however, that the South Londoner isn’t going to disappoint.  ‘First Things First’ sets the tone of the album; he’s progressed and matured immensely since he blew…

WILEY – GODFATHER

Wiley’s eleventh studio album will allegedly be his last: “This is my last album, in theory,” says the Godfather. “You know, Wiley the brand, you’re not going to see me trying to cane the arse out of tens of Wileys, you will not. I’ll always use my money to do other, smart things.”  It’s a shame,…