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Drill is set to take over at Longitude 2022. Alongside Offica and Sello, here’s some of the artists bringing the world-conquering rap subgenre to Marlay Park.
Initially establishing a reputation as the founder of the pioneering drill collective 1011 (now known as CGM), the Ladbroke Grove star has attracted glowing reviews and controversies in equal measure over the course of his career. He continued to send shockwaves through the industry earlier this year, as his latest mixtape, Noughty by Nature, soared straight to No.1 in the UK.
Kicking off her career as a Youtuber, the German-born, London-based artist has since established herself as the reigning queen of drill. Her music, which is shared alongside vibrant visuals that consistently garner millions of views, has earned her a MOBO Award nomination – while last year saw her team up with Duran Duran on their Future Past album.
He may only have released his debut mixtape, Wild West, last year, but this London rapper – who has Irish and Guyanese roots – has secured his status as one of UK drill’s biggest heavy-hitters. His second mixtape, 23, debuted at No.1 on the UK Albums Chart following its release in February.
Despite being a relative newcomer on the scene, the Brighton rapper has already made a major impact, following an unforgettable appearance on the remix of Russ Millions and Tion Wayne’s ‘Body’ – which topped the charts in multiple countries. His trademark cheeky energy was also on dazzling display on his debut mixtape, Pier Pressure, released earlier this year.
Since the release of his hit debut single ‘Homerton B’ in 2018, the London artist has carved out a place at the forefront of UK drill – bringing the sound to bold new heights and fresh audiences. His latest mixtape, Adolescence, broke into the Top 10 on the charts following its release last year.
Read the full Longitude special in the new issue of Hot Press.
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