Ajay Rose
Ajay

Founder and Editor of Plugsville

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Ajay  •  14 Nov, 2016
Mist is someone whose honesty and pain-ridden bars have seen him go from being a rapper from Birmingham to putting Birmingham on the map in a major way. A little over a year ago,...
Ajay  •  8 Nov, 2016
Rappers with lyrics centred around crime or a criminal lifestyle are often met with resistance from the police. Constant attempts are made to slow down artists who occupy this space as if to say...
Ajay  •  5 Jan, 2017
The top ten most viewed rap and grime artists from the UK together accumulated over 225 million YouTube views from their music videos in 2016. That’s a staggering rise from half a decade ago,...
Ajay  •  17 Nov, 2016
Lean is a drug that’s sometimes likened to heroin but is also the title of two huge Future projects and is widely used and glorified within rap. So what exactly is lean/ ‘dirty sprite’/’purp’/’sizzurp’,...
aj tracey pasta
Ajay  •  7 Nov, 2016
AJ Tracey is someone who can tear up a grime beat with the skills of your favourite rapper, to the point where he has solidified himself in the upper echelons of UK rap whilst...
Ajay  •  1 Nov, 2016
In our forthcoming interview with the legendary Carns Hill, he spoke about how the Canadian underground rap scene mirrors that of the UK’s. One explanation for this is due to the UK’s underground ability...
Drugs
Ajay  •  11 Nov, 2016
How did London become such a global portal for drugs? Why was Mexico’s switch from importer to entire supply chain relevant to the UK? What does the growth of internet-based drug sales really mean? Without...
Ajay  •  6 Feb, 2017
“It’s a blessing to touch down in a place like London and get that real love” said Drake mid-way through the fifth date of his Boy Meets World tour at the O2 Arena, adding...
Ajay  •  19 Mar, 2017
Rarely do music fans crave a playlist from their favourite artist, but in More Life, the typically astronomical expectations attached with any release from Drake are once again effortlessly surpassed. Comprised of 22 eclectic...
Ajay  •  3 Nov, 2016
When it comes to fan bases, tangible stats like album sales or Twitter followers matter somewhat, but what’s also key is how much an artist’s viewers buy into who they’re following. Whilst the person...
Ajay  •  15 Nov, 2016
Skrapz’ album, The End of the Beginning, which dropped around about a year ago in November 2015, was exactly that – a powerful statement full of raw, timeless gangster raps that showed Skrapz had...
Ajay  •  13 Nov, 2016
Since Abra Cadabra dropped ‘Robbery (Remix)’ featuring Krept & Konan, it’s safe to say that wasn’t just any remix. That song would go on to rack up millions of views, win both the Rated...
Ajay  •  31 Aug, 2017
Sundown Festival is looking like the place to be this weekend (Friday 1 September – Sunday 3 September), with a line-up you don’t want to sleep on. Giggs, Wiley, Craig David, AJ Tracey, Kurupt FM,...
Ajay  •  31 Aug, 2017
Rampage Sound have released a documentary looking at the impact of sound systems at Notting Hill Carnival. The likes of Jammer, Trevor Nelson and Toddla T discuss their origins and influence on UK music. Watch the...
Ajay  •  25 Aug, 2017
The Heavytrackerz have released their debut album, ‘Odyssey: A Musical Journey’.The renown grime producers have put together an 18-track project featuring 32 different artists, including the likes of JME, Ghetts, P Money, Lethal Bizzle,...
Ajay  •  25 Aug, 2017
Tion Wayne has released his highly-anticipated ‘Transition EP’. The six-track project features known bangers likes ‘Minor’ and ‘Grind Don’t Stop (feat Afro B)’, as well as ‘I’m On (feat Kojo Funds)’, which was saw...
Ajay  •  20 Jul, 2017
‘The Glorious Twelfth’, the name of 67’s latest project, released on August 12, borrows its name and release date from a day to mark the start of the grouse shooting season. In the world...
Ajay  •  3 Jun, 2017
When the tracklist for High Street Kid dropped back in May, it became apparent that MoStack’s tape would contain none of his older hits like ‘Liar Liar’, ‘Liar Liar Remix’, ‘Block Popping’ and ‘Let...
Ajay  •  23 May, 2017
From charting albums to weighty mixtapes and EPs, 2017 has been a kind year for great new music. Stormzy’s #GSAP charted at number one and went gold, with J Hus and Nines also offering debut...
Ajay  •  20 May, 2017
Cadet has announced that The Commitment 2 EP is on its way. In an interview with Plugsville, Cadet said the second instalment of The Commitment is due for release at some point this summer: “The EP is a...
Ajay  •  13 May, 2017
Before its release, it was common knowledge that J Hus can produce hits for days with little left to prove outside of releasing an album, so his decision to release Common Sense was a logical one. ‘Friendly’ was one of...
Ajay  •  12 May, 2017
2017 has seen a plentiful supply of memorable albums. From Stormzy’s #GSAP debuting at number one to Nines charting at number four with One Foot Out to J Hus releasing the highly-anticipated Common Sense,...
Ajay  •  4 May, 2017
Japan is suffering from a shortage of ninjas. An increase in tourism means the country can’t provide enough trained martial arts warriors to satisfy the demand, with over 24 million foreign tourists visiting in...
Giggs tour
Ajay  •  22 Apr, 2017
“What you saying, we finally brought it home boy. Trust me, man’s been waiting for this one” said Giggs shortly after bringing out Gunna D for ‘Clipped Him’, referring to the excessively long wait...