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Prince had 'an uncontrollable cocaine habit' according to newly released police call records

Prince allegedly had a cocaine habit that he "could not control", according to newly released police call records.   

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Tupac Shakur's mother, Afeni Shakur, dies at age 69

The mother of legendary rapper Tupac Shakur, Afeni Shakur, has died at the age of 69.

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Prince storms US charts as he takes album top spots

Prince has stormed the US music charts following his death last week.

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Is soul music dead?

Long time soul music fanatic and Blacksheep magazine contributor Duncan Payne goes exclusively deep in this interactive article.

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Azealia Banks Calls Beyonce a Thief, Scrutinizes Singer’s Message On “Lemonade”

Beyonce's recently released album Lemonade has been receiving it's fairshare of praise and criticism for its messages regarding pride for blackwomen as well as the pop star's situation with her…

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Prince had 'an uncontrollable cocaine habit' according to newly released police call records Prince allegedly had a cocaine habit that he "could not control", according to newly released police call records. Continue>

Tupac Shakur's mother, Afeni Shakur, dies at age 69 The mother of legendary rapper Tupac Shakur, Afeni Shakur, has died at the age of 69. Continue>

Azealia Banks Calls Beyonce a Thief, Scrutinizes Singer’s Message On “Lemonade” Beyonce's recently released album Lemonade has been receiving it's fair share of praise and criticism for its messages regarding pride for black women as well as the pop star's situation… Continue>

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Breakin' Convention returns to London, May 2016 Sadler’s Wells’ critically acclaimed international festival of hip hop dance theatre, Breakin’ Convention, is back, with performances from UK and international companies and crews. Now in its 13th year, this hugely popular Sadler’s Wells Project is once again hosted and curated by Associate Artist Jonzi D. Following the annual festival at Sadler’s Wells over the May bank holiday, Breakin’ Convention will then tour to eight venues across the UK throughout May until Wednesday 1 June 2016. Continue>

Besides reinforcing criminal stereotypes, there is another aspect to the insidious agenda which has been slowly rolled out in hip-hop over the past two decades. Continue>
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Michael Kiwanuka
Cadogan Hall, 31 March 2016

Michael Kiwanuka Michael Kiwanuka is back, and getting ready to force those pigeonholing him as yet another soul revivalist to open their minds. Continue>



Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos (Public Enemy, 1988)
By Andrew Kay

Opening with a quote from soul group The Escorts and the track ‘Little Green Apples,’  but which cuts off before the State prison is actually mentioned - in this case, Rahway, New Jersey - this is Public Enemy at their most political.  Continue>

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