Hip hop and R&B

B-Boys and G-Girls unite; here's an in-depth run down of the UK's vibrant hip hop and R&B scene, with everything from tour information on the likes of Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Mary J Blige and Frank Ocean up to reviews of the biggest albums both old and new.

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Hip hop and R&B Venues

We've plucked out the greatest venues from across the land for you to experience hip hop and R&B, each home to a smorgasbord of live acts and performers week in week out.

Band On The Wall

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From a UK Garage pioneer to a mainstream multi-million seller, Craig David is so much more than your average artist. The Southampton born singer is a truly exceptional individual who transcends the norm, consistently outdoes expectation and continues to push musical boundaries. It’s incredible to consider what he’s achieved during his ten year career. From Ivor Novello awards to sales of over 13 million, 2 No.1’s, 13 Top 10 hits, huge success in America and sold out shows across the world, Craig is one of the UK music scene’s most successful male solo artists. As well as awards, acclaim, platinum sales and sold-out tours, the singer/songwri...

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SW4 - South West Four 2018
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SW4 - South West Four 2018

Clapham Common, London

Saturday 25th Aug

11:30am til 10:30pm

Minimum Age: 18

From £55 + BF

Taking place on Clapham Common, London across the August Bank Holiday weekend, South West Four is th...

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RiZE Festival

Hylands Park, Chelmsford

Friday 17th Aug

11:00am til 11:00pm

Minimum Age: 5

From £115

Rize Festival debuts at Chelmsford's Hylands Park in August, featuring Liam Gallagher, James Bay, St...

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This week's hip hop and R&B events

Tekashi 6IX 9INE Featured event

Tekashi 6IX 9INE

Victoria Warehouse, Manchester

Friday 22nd Jun

7:00pm til 11:00pm

Minimum Age: 16

From £20

Tekashi 6IX 9INE comes to Manchester's Victoria Warehouse!

tekashi 6ix 9ine london Featured event

tekashi 6ix 9ine london

E1 London, London

Thursday 21st Jun

7:00pm til 11:00pm

Minimum Age: 18


Tekashi 6IX 9INE comes to London's E1!

The Sugarhill Gang Featured event

The Sugarhill Gang

MK11 LIVE MUSIC VENUE, Milton Keynes

Friday 22nd Jun

8:00pm til 2:00am

Minimum Age: 18


The Original Sugarhill Gang head to MK11 and will be performing alongside Grandmaster Mel Melle and ...

Jeramiah Ferrari & The Moods

Jeramiah Ferrari & The Moods

Sunbird Records, Darwen

Saturday 23rd Jun

8:00pm til 2:30am

Minimum Age: 18


Jeremiah Ferrari will be back at Sunbird Records and joined by The Moods