Posts by Davy Reed (@davyreed)

Earl Sweatshirt

Some Rap Songs Tan Cressida / Columbia
Caterina Barbieri © Adriano Ferreira Borges

Semibreve 2018: A thoughtful, low-key standout in the experimental festival circuit

Braga, Portugal 20181026
Drake, Wireless Festival 2018

Despite the line-up chaos, Wireless still stands as the UK’s most essential rap festival

Finsbury Park, London 20180706

Beyoncé and Jay-Z deliver widescreen theatrics as On The Run II lands in London

London Stadium 20180615


Beyondless Matador Records
Waka Flocka Flame © Theo Cottle

Waka Flocka Flame: Rebel Yell

After the mainstream left him disenchanted, the Atlanta-based artist is happy to walk a more independent path

20 Questions: Zack Fox

Talking cornrows, hot chicken and meeting Beyoncé with the LA-based illustrator

My Life as a Mixtape: Iceage’s Elias Rønnenfelt

From sounds of bittersweet nostalgia to go-to karaoke songs, the post-punk frontman maps out the tracks that made a mark

20 Questions: Brix Smith Start

Tales of dodgy hotels? Favourite emojis? Survival tips? The former Fall guitarist steps up for our round of 20 questions

Meet Yugen Blakrok: the underground rapper featured on the Black Panther soundtrack

She’s the Johannesburg rapper with a verse on Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Black Panther’ OST – but Yugen Blakrok isn’t abandoning the underground just yet

On stage, Kendrick Lamar is rap’s new martial arts-inspired superhero

Genting Arena, Birmingham 20180209

Enter the strangely comforting soundworlds of Kayla Painter

Meet the rising star of experimental music who crafts eerily beautiful soundscapes in response to our uncertain times


Culture II Quality Control Music / Virgin / EMI

The Update: Coach K

From Gucci Mane to Migos, the veteran impresario has developed some of rap’s most vital acts – now, as he outlines his plans for his label, it seems he’s just getting started

Meet Buddy, the Compton singer-rapper making feel-good music for sunnier climes

Davy Reed meets the prodigious talent as he gears up to release his debut album, and finds him in a positive frame of mind