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Rated by The Face: a weekly playlist

slowhthai and A$AP Rocky bounce off the walls, Saweetie and Doja Cat become best mates and Virgil takes on experimental production with serpentwithfeet.

A guide to asakaa: Ghana’s explosive drill scene

10 things to know about Pa Salieu

Think you know everything about the Frontline rapper and BBC Sound of 2021 poll winner? Here are some facts ahead of the 23-year-old musician's US TV debut on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

Arlo Parks is leaving her bedroom

The west London singer-songwriter, poet and fashion muse has had a stellar 2020 – yes, in spite of everything. On the eve of the release of her debut album, she discusses weird dreams about Harry Styles and the Gucci bag that got away.

UK rap reload

Presenting 12 artists who’ve enjoyed a 2020 career peak against the odds.

Beabadoobee: the bubble grunge internet sensation

A 20-year-old star of the social media age, Beabadoobee is part of the first gener­ation to have near-instant access to endless socio-cultural archives, using them to create a look that is as much Smashing Pumpkins as it is Lizzie McGuire. She is yesterday, today and, probably, tomorrow. She is MEGA.

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