Meet the producers shaping the sound of British rap

from stories | Published 3/24/2021

British rap has become a global superpower. Commercially, critically and culturally, UK artists no longer need American co-signs to reach hero status locally, and the sounds which have come to define the radio, charts and festivals circuits over here belong solely to British production innovators.To dissect the various formulas which have paved the road to this imperial phase, Keziah Wenham-Kenyon touched base with some of the country’s most important beat makers. From nocturnal grime to R&B-infused drill, understand the science of the sounds in our audio report featuring Jae5 (J Hus, Burna Boy, Dave), Paya Beats (Enny), Ten Billion Dreams (Ghetts) and Bkay (M1llionz, Krept & Konan). See for privacy and opt-out information.

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