Common sense: A detailed look at UK rap's new industry

Ben Homewood

Camden was cold on the night of February 10 2017, but it was boiling inside the Roundhouse.
Head-to-toe in black #Merky merchandise, Stormzy had just unveiled new single Big For Your Boots. But it wasn’t his show – it was Wiley’s.

The Godfather’s 11th album had cracked the Top 10, and he’d assembled a cast including Skepta, JME and Chip for the party. Like Boy Better Know at Glastonbury and the O2, or J Hus and Stormzy’s mega shows at ...

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