Skibadee death: Goldie, Ghetts and Tinie Tempah pay tribute to ‘legend’ MC

Tinie Tempah, So Solid Crew and Ghetts are among the artists paying tribute to drum and bass MC Skibadee, who has died aged 47. The London-born MC, born Alphonso Bondzie, was renowned for his “speed rap” delivery, which he said developed out of wanting to do “something different to what everyone else was doing” at the time.His death was announced on Sunday 27 February. “I unfortunately come with some sad news to say that Skibadee has passed away,” one of his children wrote on Facebook. “As a family we ask for some privacy, but may he rest in peace.”The cause...

Ghetts, 'No Mercy' (feat. Pa Salieu and BackRoad Gee)

As we near the year's end, #NowPlaying recommends songs that slipped through the cracks, but remain in our headphones. U.K. rapper Ghetts didn't slip through any cracks at home this year, I can tell you that. The veteran grime artist's latest project, Conflict of Interest, has been nominated for just about every album award in England, and deservedly so. It's a multi-faceted memoir in audio form that nonetheless feels like a theatrical experience. "No Mercy" is the antihero chapter, where Ghetts gets away with the figurative murder of his fellow MCs. I'm not going to necessarily endorse that metaphor for lyrical dexterity, but there's no questioning the East London native's lofty perch in the British grime hierarchy. But if we're being completely honest, it's not the bars that make "No Mercy" so memorable: It's those eerie, minor key "do-do-do's'' in the chorus. And that's fitting, because it's Ghetts' cinematic production choices that make Conflict of Interest such a compelling listen.

Ghetts, Dave and Little Simz win at Britain's MOBO Awards

LONDON, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Rappers Ghetts, Little Simz and Dave triumphed at Britain's MOBO Awards this year, which returned with their first live show in four years. Held on Sunday night in the British city of Coventry, the MOBOs, which honour Music of Black Origin, saw London-born Dave scoop album of the year for his no.1 record "We’re All Alone In This Together".

Mobo awards 2021: Dave, Little Simz and Ghetts top winners

Little Simz, Ghetts and Dave have won the top prizes at the 2021 Mobo awards, which recognise the best in Black music from the UK and beyond. Grime veteran Ghetts won his first Mobo – more than 15 years into his career – for best male act. His album Conflict of Interest has been acclaimed as one of the year’s best rap albums.

Mobo Awards honour Dave, Little Simz, Wizkid and Ghetts

Dave took home one of the top prizes at this year's Mobo Awards, winning best album for his second record, We're All Alone In This Together. Fellow rapper Little Simz won best female in recognition of her triumphant album Sometimes I Might Be Introvert. And grime legend Ghetts took home...