Take Me Back

Take Me Back

Right now, Black British music reigns supreme. But it’s important to know your history—even your recent history. Spin the clock back even 10 or 15 years and rap and dance music artists were still bold interlopers on the mainstream, capturing the authenticity, ambition and spirit of British communities in a way that gave the scene strength to evolve. This playlist captures the vibrancy of this vital wave—from UK legends including Dizzee, Kano and M.I.A. to US artists that exploded on British shores. If you were there the first time around, enjoy the glorious memories. If you weren’t, get to know these good time trailblazers.

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