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Hip-hop pioneer Kool DJ AJ reported dead by longtime friend Kurtis Blow The hip-hop community is mourning Bronx-based Kool DJ AJ who suddenly passed away. Continue>

DMX's Son Sells Rapper's Platinum Plaque On eBay Xavier Simmons, DMX's son, has sold on eBay a platinum plaque commemorating three of his father's albums. Continue>

Action Bronson Sued By Puerto Rican Salsa Group Over Samples Action Bronson has been slapped with a lawsuit for allegedly using music without any permission. Continue>


Black Sheep heads to The Lounge, Manchester, Saturday 10th October There's a good reason why Manchester's Lounge has earned a reputation as one of the city's liveliest party spots with one of the most hard-hitting musical programmes. Rather than being run by corporate investors in suits who are clueless when it comes to music, this venue is owned and operated by a group of DJs who cut their teeth in the world of party promotions many years ago. Continue>

Robin Thicke: new recruit by Shaun Shearer
In recent times we've been given another example of an artist who started out with musical integrity, but has ended up being degraded into yet another corporate marionette. We're talking the recent history of Robin Thicke. The same blueprint and tried-and-tested formula can be seen as with so many of his contemporaries. Continue>
Hip-hop beefs; less meat, more spam | Paul McCartney: New kid on the block | Political prostitutes: not worth the paper they're balloted on | Suge Knight: Blight on humanity | Azealia Banks: selective morality
Action Bronson
The Roundhouse, London, 13th September 2015

Action Bronson Action Bronson is a force of nature. A large, imposing figure, in full ginger beard, which he wears proudly. With Bronson there’s an energy and passion, a real sense of fun that has been absent from many a live show’s repertoire. Despite the most soulful of death threats from Ghostface… Continue>

The Cypher Part 3 (Frankie Cutlass, 1996)
By Mark Devlin

With the opening line 'let me show you new rappers how to do a posse record', Craig G sets the tone for this loose re-working of Marley Marl's 'The Symphony', assembled by New York producer/ DJ Frankie Cutlass at the tail end of '96. Continue>

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