Rina Sawayama

The digi-pop singer turning her online insecurities into art

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Rina Sawayama creates a new sound for internet struggles in this exclusive premiere of new video ‘Where U Are’

Yen Tech

Meet the underground Asian creative making brutal sci-fi rap

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We spoke to Yen Tech about his new, genre-blurring sound and how 00s boybands inspire him

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Growing up a girl in a mad men’s world

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Kiernan Shipka knows that ‘being a teen is not gonna last forever’ – that’s why she’s making the most of it. As she graduates into cult horror, she tells us why on-screen girlhood needs to be complex

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Actress talks making music inspired by London’s brutalism

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Using Blu-Tak, milk frothers and architectural blueprints of The Barbican as tools, techno figurehead Actress discusses embracing the avant-garde with the London Contemporary Orchestra

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Kevin Abstract

Meet the Texan teenage rapper taking over the world

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Kevin Abstract has all the makings of a superstar – we spoke to him about suburbia, adolescence and falling in love

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How Virgil Abloh went from DIY tees to Paris Fashion Week

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Kanye’s creative director has gone from making graphic t-shirts on a laptop to showing at fashion week – he discusses his accidental journey into the industry, and why Raf Simons is ‘the greatest designer of our time’

Zico

Meet the South Korean megastar making hip hop more eccentric

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We spoke to Zico about his volcanic rise from Block B boyband leader to fearless, no-fucks-given rapper

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The grandma sliding into Drake’s DMs

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Baddie Winkle is the 87-year-old viral sensation walking the red carpet with Miley Cyrus – here she goes head-to-head with reality artist Signe Pierce to discuss ageing disgracefully

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The fashion madman you’ve never heard of

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Misha Koptev is an openly gay man living in industrial Ukraine who ate fish from copies of Vogue, doesn’t believe in inspiration and says you can smear clothes in shit if you’re talented enough

Tommy Genesis

Meet the internet’s most rebellious underground rap queen

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Tommy Genesis is Awful Records’ latest signee and also our new female rap obsession

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Can porn and feminism ever be bedfellows?

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Jessie Andrews is dissolving the negative connotations of working in the adult industry – here she talks with photographer Francesca Allen on getting comfortable on both sides of the camera lens

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Nasir Mazhar: just don’t call it streetwear

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In the wake of his AW16 show, we talk to the designer about his references to Britain’s urban music scenes and why the term ‘streetwear’ is not only outdated, but demeaning too