In late September of last year Craig Connolly met Cuco at a studio in Bethnal Green, London for a conversation about how to overcome mental health struggles as an artist. Below is an extract of that interview from Issue 005, featuring photography by Thomas Chatt.
Ellis Earl has a conversation with Nao, one of modern Britain's most exciting contemporary artists, for the cover of March's GUIDE. She discusses the concept of the 'Saturn Return’ and how it relates to her new record. Photography is by Ronan McKenzie.
For the cover of February's issue of GUIDE we had a conversation with Gus Dapperton about how he's no longer influenced by external opinions, plus how his rural hometown shaped him as an artist. Photography is by Elsa Brightling.
Try to imagine what modern hip hop and trap would look like without the influence of Lil B. It's tough. Cited as one of the most important artists of a generation by the likes of Earl, Kendrick Lamar, Lil Uzi Vert and Metro Boomin, Ed Fay was blessed with an interview with him for Issue 005. Photography by Chicago's Jacob King.
An MC who was once touted as the greatest of all time by Skepta and noted as the man who made Dizzee Rascal pick up the mic, D Double E is one of the most influential names in grime. For the cover of January's GUIDE Cóilí Collins got some phone time with the influential artist, featuring a shoot by Thomas Chatt.
Ahead of slowthai's Brexit Bandit tour, culminating in his biggest London show to-date at York Hall on April 1, get to know the artist from Bush. His EP 'RUNT' and string of singles since, including a collaboration with Mura Masa, have made him one of the most talked about voices in UK rap. This shoot and interview is from the cover story of District Issue 005.
Craig Connolly sat down with Greentea Peng in her North London flat to talk about finding her guardian angel in Mexico, healing and spirituality. Taken from District Issue 005: Rebirth, it also features a shoot by our London-based photographer Thomas Chatt. Peng's 'Sensi' EP is out now on Spotify.
George Miller has lived many lives despite his tender age. Under his now defunct alias 'Filthy Frank' he was the figurehead for disposable internet pop-culture, being the man responsible for the 'Harlem Shake' craze. In recent times, Miller has been quick to distance himself from that alias and that part of his life, instead focusing on music output and his new alias, Joji. Craig Connolly spoke with him over a patchy telephone line for Issue 005, featuring a shoot by District's LA-based photographer Caitlin Dennis.
Thundercat graced the cover of Issue 004: Rebirth, featuring an interview and shoot by Ellius Grace. The LA artist discussed his love for Japanese culture, his formative years with close friend Kamasi Washington and working with Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald.