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Black British Artists you Need on Your Playlist

Here are our favourite upcoming Black British artists right now

October marks Black History Month in the UK, and how better to celebrate than by bigging up our favourite upcoming Black British artists of the moment?

Much of the music we listen to today is inspired and derived from genres created by Black communities in the US. Some of the most notable of these genres include the blues, jazz music and RnB. But, today, all genres are rich in Black history and impact.

So, let’s celebrate by meeting Dexter, Clavish and Rachel Chinouriri.


black british artists for black history monthDexter is the South London-based artist who seamlessly mixes indie sonics with smooth RnB to create her own perfect blend.

The songwriter’s most recent single Play Pretend flows with a slow groove and light beat that keeps the track airy, while the lyrics take a more serious tone.

Play Pretend is also accompanied by a nostalgic music video directed by Lengurz and comes from Dexter’s second EP.


black british artists for black history month

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Claivsh, another artist from the capital, is representing the North London rap scene. The wordsmith has been tearing up the underground scene for a handful of years. But, with the release of his debut EP in December 2021, Clavish has started to climb into the gaze of the mainstream.

And, only yesterday (October 16th) he dropped his latest single NRF Freestyle. Check out the new track below:

Rachel Chinouriri

Rachel Chinouriri

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Another artist who’s about to break the big time is Rachel Chinouriri. She’s currently writing her debut album, but even before her first full-length release, she’s enjoyed her fair share of success, namely with her dreamy indie-pop single All I Ever Asked which premiered as Clara Amfo’s Hottest Record In The World on BBC Radio 1 earlier this year.

Chinouriri has also supported notable artists Celeste, Sam Fender and Lianne La Havas on tour and is due to be Kojey Radical’s opening act at his O2 Academy Brixton show in November.

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