Posts by Davy Reed (@davyreed)

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

Iceage

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

Migos

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

20 Questions: Yung Lean

Haunted hotels, acid trips and meatball recipes with the Swedish rapper

© Alex De Mora

Penny Rimbaud: Freedom Fighting

Famous for co-founding the seminal punk band Crass, Penny Rimbaud now counters rage with serenity. Davy Reed spends a day with an icon