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Timbaland Unhappy With Lifetime's Aaliyah Biopic

Timbaland, a longtime collaborator with the deceased singer posted numerous memes and videos on Instagram about the movie both to poke fun at it and to urge people not to…

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J. Cole Announces ‘2014 Forest Hills Drive’ Album

It's official. After news leaked early Sunday morning, it's now confirmed that J. Cole will be releasing a new album, titled 2014 Forest Hills Drive

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Common, Jay Z, Snoop Dogg's Work Defended By Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou: "I don't find anything missing from today's music."

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Iggy Azalea responds to Eminem rape lyrics: 'I'm bored of old men threatening young women'

The singer was ordered not to 'blow her rape whistle' on Eminem's song 'Vegas'

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Common, Jay Z, Snoop Dogg's Work Defended By Maya Angelou Maya Angelou: "I don't find anything missing from today's music." Continue>

Iggy Azalea responds to Eminem rape lyrics: 'I'm bored of old men threatening young women' The singer was ordered not to 'blow her rape whistle' on Eminem's song 'Vegas' Continue>

Afrika Bambaataa joins Mos Def line up Mos Def has just announced that a very special guest, the pioneering Hip Hop DJ Afrika Bambaataa, will be joining him on his 15th Anniversary tour of his classic debut… Continue>

It's bad enough that we're about to get the annual onslaught of Slade, Wizzard and Cliff Richard in every friggin' supermarket for the next month. (Don't worry, by the way; Cliff's time is coming in The Hoof, trust me!) So how little did the world really need another half-arsed piss-poor cover version of the Band Aid single to boot? Continue>
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Halloween Allnighter at Aura
Aura, Manchester, 1st November 2014

Halloween Allnighter at Aura Though you might think otherwise upon visiting certain swanky 'celeb' venues, an upmarket clubbing experience in a premium venue doesn't have to mean a compromise in music quality. It's a maxim that's borne out by the team behind the cool and classy Aura Bar and Lounge in Central Manchester. Black… Continue>



We Don't Play (Freshco & Miz, 1990)
By Andrew Kay

Back in the truly "Golden Era" of hip-hop, around 1990,  (people remember it, few lived through it) MC Frescho and DJ Miz were destined for big things. Frescho had just won the MC battle for World Supremacy, when mic skills actually meant something. Soon after, he and DJ Miz got a deal with Tommy Boy records, for a single and an album down the line.… Continue>

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