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Dr Dre Beats Diddy To Top Earnings List

The music mogul earned £378m in the last 12 months - more than the rest of the 24 hip-hop names on the list combined.

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Kendrick Lamar: New song 'i' released on Soundcloud sampling Isley Brothers

Kendrick Lamar debuted 'i' at 5am PST (1pm UK time) today, the first official single since releases from Good Kid Maad City that could appear on his upcoming new album

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2014 MOBO Awards Nominations Released

After a five year hiatus, the MOBO Awards are back in London by popular demand. Marking its 19th anniversary, the internationally established brand is celebrating nearly two decades of its…

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Mos Def announces 'Black on Both Sides' Anniversary Tour in UK

2014 marks 15 years since the release of Mos Def's critically acclaimed album, 'Black On Both Sides' - the material of 99' which is now recognised as one of the…

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Alicia Keys leaks own nude photo 'to create a kinder and more peaceful world'

The #WeAreHere 'movement', set up by Keys, aims to raise awareness of social issues that 'cannot be solved in isolation

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Dr Dre Beats Diddy To Top Earnings List The music mogul earned £378m in the last 12 months - more than the rest of the 24 hip-hop names on the list combined. Continue>

Kendrick Lamar: New song 'i' released on Soundcloud sampling Isley Brothers Kendrick Lamar debuted 'i' at 5am PST (1pm UK time) today, the first official single since releases from Good Kid Maad City that could appear on his upcoming new album. Continue>

Alicia Keys leaks own nude photo 'to create a kinder and more peaceful world' The #WeAreHere 'movement', set up by Keys, aims to raise awareness of social issues that 'cannot be solved in isolation' Continue>

2014 MOBO Awards Nominations Released After a five year hiatus, the MOBO Awards are back in London by popular demand. Marking its 19th anniversary, the internationally established brand is celebrating nearly two decades of its… Continue>

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Southport Weekender returns home for Heritage event The legendary Southport Weekender returns to the location which spawned its name next month, six years after moving its main annual event to Minehead in Somerset. The Southport Heritage Weekender takes place on the Pontins complex in Ainsdale, Southport, Merseyside, from 17th to 19th October, and boasts one of the strongest cross-genre line-ups in the event's history. Continue>

Solar: How Soon We Forget by Ewen Ramsbottom
Remember just a few weeks ago how we were right on the cusp of having the lid lifted on the filthy, sordid nature of the British Establishment and its endemic paedophilia and ritual abuse? The Rolf Harris sentencing and the Leon Brittan dossier fiasco left the general public gasping at what those who follow the alternative media had known for a long time, and there was a real sense of the sickening truth finally coming out. Then Israel launched its latest genocide against Gaza and a Malaysian Airlines jet just happened to get shot out… Continue>
Justin Bieber: a baseball bat's best friend | The fall from grace of Lupe Fiasco | R Kelly: The Rolf Harris of R&B | January: Why? | Christmas songs; an annual ordeal

Soul City has been firing on all cylinders for Summer 2014 - all the more impressive considering it's now held its status as the undisputed king of urban/ black music on the island for over 20 years!  Try as they may, the competition just can't crack the wild atmosphere, friendly… Continue>



Reminisce (Mary J Blige, 1992)
By Mark Devlin

Arguably the track that kick-started the whole 'hip-hop soul' movement, 'Reminisce' is revered by many MJB fans as her defining track. Overflowing with heartfelt powerhouse vocals, and with samples from Pete Rock & CL Smooth's 'T.R.O.Y' weaved into the beat, this is pure goosebumps business with a very apt title. Continue>

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