THE FACE cover star just topped the US Billboard Chart via her feature on Future's Wait For U. Does Tems' fast rise reflect a wider change for female African artists?
After writing and producing music for the likes of Griff, Ed Sheeran and Finn Askew, the Londoner’s impressive first EP, Kwong, is a poignant love letter to his family.
By the age of 21, the producer had gone from making beats in his bedroom in Guernsey to winning a Grammy and performing with A$AP Rocky at Coachella. After a few left turns and lockdown lethargy, he's stopped overthinking things and embraced mischief for his new album, demon time.
Rave Report: These community-building parties celebrate the city’s “ugliness, beauty and rawness.”
Here's what when down at Hazza's Brixton Academy show last night.
When her debut album, Fake It Flowers, was released just before the UK went into lockdown, Beabadoobee became a bedroom indie star who would have to remain in the bedroom. Now, with an expansive second album, the musician is at the top of her game – and out in the world.
Tems has already conquered the global charts with Wizkid and Drake, found fans in the highest possible places (hello, President Obama) and carved out a new space in Afrobeats. Next up: a debut album that will see Nigerian music’s biggest new star go supermassive.
The release of Kendrick Lamar’s fearless double album is one of the biggest cultural events of 2022. Here, THE FACE analyses some of the rapper’s deepest bars.
Digital Cover: He’s scored seven Top 10 singles, a spot on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 and is one of the most-talked-about rappers in the UK. As he prepares to release his debut album, we meet Aitch to find out why home will always be where the heart is.
Young Thug and Gunna are facing heavy gang-related charges and prosecutors are citing lyrical content as evidence. Yet the use of rap lyrics in court has been shown to be overwhelmingly prejudicial – and to reinforce racist stereotypes. So why is it still happening and what is being done to stop it?
The living embodiment of girls’-toilets-on-a-night-out energy, Little Mix have reigned as the UK’s – no, world’s – best girl band for 11 years. As they prepare to take their final bow (for now) at London’s O2 Arena tomorrow, THE FACE reflects on their legacy.
Rave Report: The globe-trotting duo have got a buzz going, creating carefree dancefloors as an antidote to the stiff vibe at too-cool industry parties.
Following the viral release of their debut single Cardboard Box, and with a brand-new EP up their sleeve, Jorja Douglas, Renée Downer and Stella Quaresma are ready to pick up the baton of R&B supremacy.
Appearing at the International Music Summit in Ibiza, the visionary producer and artist outlined how musicians – and fans – can play their part in creating another green world.
Harry Styles, Ariana Grande and Billie Eilish have all flipped their worlds upside down in everything from live performances to album covers and Instagram posts. Celebs, eh? They just can’t keep their feet on the ground…
The indie rocker and producer shares his recent hip-hop faves.
With a Grammy victory and a Coachella appearance under his belt, Black Coffee’s enjoying a victory lap that coincides with a wider buzz around dance music from South Africa.
Digital cover: While they confirmed their status as one of the defining voices of contemporary R&B, Kehlani endured a rocky rise to fame. Now, the Oakland singer is in a happier place, celebrating lesbian love stories on new album Blue Water Road.
Chal Ravens’ column collects the best DJ mixes and sets that have dropped in recent weeks.
The Toronto-based artist delivers an hour of pounding party music ahead of Flesh festival.
Digital cover: While hip-hop’s trends have come and gone, the veteran rapper has never gone out of fashion. In his interview with THE FACE, he praises Kanye West and Pharrell for keeping his sound fresh on new album It’s Almost Dry.
Jacob Lusk, Ryan Hope and Ari Balouzian have made waves with their critically-acclaimed jazzy sound. Now, they’re going global with a packed summer on the festival circuit.
Brace yourself for 70 minutes of epic trance, thunderous techno and punk attitude.