BBC Sound of 2017: Urban acts dominate longlist
The rude health of British hip-hop is reflected in the BBC's Sound of 2017 line-up, with urban artists making up half of this year's longlist.
Building on the success of grime acts Stormzy, Kano and Skepta - who won this year's Mercury Prize - newcomers like Ray Blk and Nadia Rose are being tipped for success in the BBC's annual list.
Soul singer Rag N Bone Man and rock provocateurs Cabbage also make the cut.
The list was compiled using tips from a panel of 170 DJs, critics and writers.
It aims to highlight 15 of the most promising rising musical acts for the coming year. Previous winners... read more
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