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Kanye West pulls support for Donald Trump by deleting tweets about their meeting

Kanye West deleted a number of tweets about his meeting with Donald Trump late last year.

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Frank Ocean's father seeks $14.5m from singer in libel lawsuit

Calvin Cooksey, Frank Ocean's estranged father, filed a lawsuit on Thursday accusing his son of libel over a blog entry published on Tumblr

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Bob Marley recordings restored after being discovered in London hotel basement

A hoard of Bob Marley recordings discovered in a damp hotel basement have been restored after it was thought that they had been damaged beyond repair.

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Stormzy announces new UK tour

After teasing fans with billboards across the capital hinting at a return, Stormzy has announced a new tour, Gang Signs & Prayer, which includes two London dates.

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MIA to curate Southbank’s 2017 Meltdown festival

Rapper and producer M.I.A. has been announced as the curator of this year's Meltdown festival, which takes place at the Southbank Centre from June 9 – 18.

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Stormzy announces new UK tour After teasing fans with billboards across the capital hinting at a return, Stormzy has announced a new tour, Gang Signs & Prayer, which includes two London dates. Continue>

MIA to curate Southbank’s 2017 Meltdown festival Rapper and producer M.I.A. has been announced as the curator of this year's Meltdown festival, which takes place at the Southbank Centre from June 9 – 18. Continue>

Frank Ocean's father seeks $14.5m from singer in libel lawsuit Calvin Cooksey, Frank Ocean's estranged father, filed a lawsuit on Thursday accusing his son of libel over a blog entry published on Tumblr. Continue>

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Boogie on the borders: the SSW7 Weekender The SSW Weekender reaches its seventh event this June, with one of the largest soulful and black dance music event of its kind anywhere in the UK. Early line-up announcements include Joey Negro, Bobby & Steve, Jimpster, Brighter Days, Mood II Swing, Gavin Page, Lucinda Slim, Ivan Smagghe, Soul Sam, Andy Ward, and live performances from Marc Avon Evans and A Guy Called Gerald, with many more names to be added in the coming weeks. Continue>

I used to respect Lupe Fiasco, feeling he was that rarest of entities - a rapper signed to a corporate label who stayed outside of the usual trends and agendas, and expressed himself freely and meaningfully on tracks like ‘Words I Never Said.’ Continue>
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The Robert Glasper Experiment
Koko, Camden, London, 14th November 2016

The Robert Glasper Experiment If anyone calls themselves the “Experiment”, it’s usually a get-out-of-jail-free card if anyone has the audacity to think the “experiment” didn’t work.  As much as I love jazz, and as much as I love Robert Glasper on wax or CD, J Dilla and the rest of his backpack hip-hop ilk… Continue>



So Wat Cha Sayin' (EPMD, 1989)
By Andrew Kay

Time to give it over to one of hip-hop's greatest groups, EPMD and their ultra-classic 'So Wat Cha Sayin' from 1989. Continue>

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