Kenny Allstar Named As Host Of New Radio 1 Rap Show 

Jesse Williams

By Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

2 Mar 2023

Kenny Allstar has been named as the host of the new Radio 1 Rap Show.

Already revered in the UK music scene for his numerous freestyle series, including Voice of the Streets, The Generals Corner and Mad About Bars, Kenny will continue his relentless ambition to support and highlight new and emerging rappers on the Friday Night Rap Show on BBC 1Xtra.

The enigmatic tastemaker will help showcase the biggest names in Rap and Hip-Hop from across the pond, across the globe and across the UK.

Speaking on the news Kenny said: “From the age of 11, I remember taking my mother’s cassette tapes to record The Rap Show on Saturdays. This was more than a radio show it was my entire social life. I always wanted to one day be the host of this powerful slot on these powerful networks. I hope to uphold the legacy that Tiffany left in place and continue to showcase the hottest in Hip Hop music on a global scale”.

Kenny will be taking over from previous host Tiffany Calver, who will be stepping down after four years.

A start date for Kenny, and 1Xtra’s new Friday night schedule will be announced in the coming weeks.