The Big Interview: Mixing sugary hyperpop with aggressive punk rap, Rico’s explosive album Nightmare Vacation is a cathartic release to cap a traumatic year.
August 2001: They’ve been banged up, shot at, knifed, adored, ripped off, sampled and mobbed. There’s 30 of them and the youngest is eight. They’ve brought mob rule to the charts and rebuilt pop for the 21st century. This is So Solid Crew: get UR streets on to the future sound of young Britain.
Black History Month: It's September 1999. He is Napoleon in Pumas. In LA, he brokers peace for Biggie and Tupac. In London, he buys champagne for 700 friends. In Paris, he parties with George Lucas. And back in New York, there are the Spanish and rock markets to conquer… Has Puff Daddy come to save hip-hop, or to bury it?
The LA-based producer has collaborated on tunes with the likes of Charli XCX, Haim and Bon Iver, seamlessly moving between funk, electronica and hip-hop.