Ajay Rose

Portfolio

Work for Complex, VICE & Link Up TV

For Ashley Walters, it’s always Top Boy season https://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2019/09/ashley-walters-top-boy-2019-interview...

20 Years On, Glyn & Riki are still changing the face of British music https://www.complex.com/music/2019/04/glyn-aikins-riki-bleau-since-93-interview...

Meet Akua Agyemfra, the branding exec behind some of Britain’s biggest artists https://www.complex.com/music/2018/09/akua-agyemfra-interview...

How Steel Banglez beat depression to become the UK’s leading rap producer https://www.complex.com/music/2018/03/steel-banglez-interview...

From curating grime mixtapes to bossing it up at Island Records, Alex Boateng is a machine all his own https://www.complex.com/music/2017/12/alex-boateng-island-records-interview...

How Kanya King CBE grew the MOBO Awards into the biggest celebration of black British music https://www.complex.com/music/2017/11/kanya-king-mobo-awards-interview...

How Rashid Kasirye’s Link Up TV became A dominant force in UK rap https://www.complex.com/music/2017/10/rashid-kasirye-link-up-tv-interview...

Other contributions include = Not3s interview, #3ShotsOfTequila podcast interview   These interviews were available in print form only...

A new drug that could reduce the effects of Alzheimer diseases by 30 percent has just Been revealed https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/wd7jq5/there-may-be-a-drug-to-reduce-alzheimer-diseases-by-30 The Galatico revolution began 15 years today https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/wn3mjq/the-galactico-revolution-began-15-years-ago-today...

Plugsville Work

Interviews

‘Afro-bashment’ or ‘afroswing’, that is, a fusion of a predominantly rap sound with bashment and afrobeats influences, is a sound on the rise within UK music. NSG’s music has arisen from that crowded pack, but they haven’t confined to the genre, but rather, pushed its......

Opinion Pieces

Best UK projects of the decade – The black British music scene has enjoyed a majestic revival in the past ten years, with breakthrough artists, albums and songs shining a fresh, positive light upon the culture. Hindsight has formed the consensus that the tail end......

Event Reviews

Suspect first headline show was a night to remember. Held at The Borderline, Soho on Tuesday 5 September 2017, OTB’s growing rap star delivered a set filled with special guests and historic moments, with Belly Squad, Street League, Ms Banks, Tiffany Calver and Kenny Allstar among......

Album Reviews

If you asked someone what AJ Tracey’s album might sound like around the time he dropped earlier bodies of work like Champions League & Alex Moran (2015) or his ‘Packages’ freestyle (2016), you might’ve expected a project filled mostly with his aggressive, punchline-orientated style of grime that he made......

Popular Culture