UK Grime & Hip Hop interviews – Channel 4 News – Channel 4 News

From hip-hop and grime to R&B and Reggae, Channel 4 News has a long record of covering music by Black and urban artists.
As part of Channel 4’s founding aim to serve communities less catered for by other public service broadcasters, we have profiled rising stars before they became mainstream, including Stormzy (before he headlined Glastonbury), Akala and Wretch 32.
Rapper Ghetts told Symeon Brown about why he wants to use his platform to support Black women, while MOBO award nominated Yxng Bane told Jackie Long how losing two friends to knife crime “never leaves you”, and Stormzy spoke to Jasmine Dotiwala about the importance of talking about mental health issues.
Here is a collection of some of our reports and interviews: