Firsts with Jelani Blackman

Rapper Jelani Blackman shares his musical firsts with Notion, from seeing Dizzee Rascal with his mum to playing his first gig at the Tchaikovsky festival.

Firsts with Pip Millett

A flourishing talent in the UK’s R&B scene, Pip Millett reveals her musical firsts to Notion.

Firsts with Bone Slim

The NiNE8 collective member tells Notion about his musical firsts - from living his dreams to the SBTV video that inspired him to make music.

Firsts with Darrell Cole

Hip-hopper Darrell Cole talks us through his musical firsts, from embarrassing first tracks to being on TV at 18.

Firsts with bb sway

Bedroom-pop artist bb sway dishes on her musical firsts, from fairy-inspired singles to skydiving and more.

Firsts with Meridian Dan

Inimitable grime artist, Meridian Dan, shares his musical firsts, from being inspired by his English teacher to producing songs with his best mate.

Firsts with Shift K3Y

Dance giant Shift K3Y shares his musical firsts, from performing at house parties with his bestie to meeting Stevie Wonder.

Firsts with Kojaque

Dublin hip-hop prodigy Kojaque drops his debut album, ‘Town’s Dead’, and lets us in on his musical firsts – from watching School of Rock to meeting Mick McCarthy.

Firsts with Olivia O’Brien

The singer-songwriter, Olivia O'Brien, shares her musical firsts, from scribbling lyrics in notebooks to the Jonas Brothers concert.