Jasmine Dotiwala

  • 13 Sep 2019

    Top Boy is returning to Netflix, thanks to the hip hop star Drake. His involvement has brought in many British rappers too.

  • 1 Feb 2019

    Davido’s been described as the alpha male of Afrobeats, one of the most followed African stars on social media, with videos attracting more than 100 million views.

  • 15 Aug 2018

    Neil Kenlock co-founded the UK’s first legal radio station devoted to black music and spent decades capturing images of the black British experience. Now an exhibition of his work has opened in Brixton, south London. It’s a unique insight into two formative decades, from the struggle against racism and the British Black Panther movement, to the pioneers…

  • 3 May 2018

    It started out as a parody of today’s grime and hip hop artists and has since become a viral hit around the world, referenced by protesters in Zimbabwe and even Jeremy Corbyn. Big Shaq is the creation of comedian Michael Dapaah and his hit Man’s Not Hot has clocked up an astonishing quarter of a…

  • 3 Jan 2018

    Rapper Nadia Rose talks to Channel 4 News about being a woman in grime.

  • 30 Oct 2017

    He’s one of the most influential characters in British music today. The sound that Wiley created in East London at the turn of this century – which eventually became known as Grime – has now reached global popularity. But whilst his peers achieved huge chart success, he has been known as the driving force behind…

  • 13 Aug 2017

    Grime star J Hus has a chequered past – including a spell in prison and once being stabbed five times. Now he’s on the verge of international recognition – with his debut album ‘Common Sense’ nominated for the prestigious Mercury Prize.

  • 24 Jul 2017

    “The UK has a brilliant grime scene and I want to do everything I can to support it”: bold words there from the Culture Minister Matt Hancock, who’s backing the campaign to scrap a controversial police form for music venues. Mr Hancock has told this programme he believes the Met’s 696 form disproportionately impacts people from black…

  • 9 May 2017

    In the 90s pomp, TLC were a global phenomenon. But tragedy followed success when Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes was killed in a car crash in 2002. Now, her band mates have come back as a duo, with a new self-titled album coming next month. But they insist that Lopes is irreplaceable.

  • 12 Apr 2017

    It’s a sound and a style that is changing western music. Afrobeats – the fusion of African and international pop music is helping secure some of West Africa’s brightest stars a global audience.

  • 1 Mar 2017

    His tweets make front page news, his concerts sell out in minutes, and his debut album is destined to top the charts: the grime artist Stormzy has caught the imagination of a generation.