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Ghostface Killah doesn't accept Action Bronson's apology

Ghostface Killah posted a video online that saw the Wu-Tang rapper call out Action Bronson after a recent appearance on US TV

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Hip-hop is the most listened to genre in the world, according to Spotify analysis of 20 billion tracks

Kendrick Lamar and Drake had the two biggest releases on the service so far this year

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Whitney Houston's daughter, Bobbi Kristina, dies aged 22

Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of late singer Whitney Houston, has died aged 22, a family representative has said.

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Cypress Hill - Lovebox, Victoria Park, London

It came as a shock that Lovebox would manage to get hold of hip-hop pioneers, Cypress Hill, to be one of the headlining acts this year, being that most of…

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Birdman Suing Jay Z’s Tidal For $50 Million Over Lil Wayne Album

Birdman has filed a $50 million lawsuit against the Jay Z led streaming service Tidal for exclusively debuting FWA on the platform

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Whitney Houston's daughter, Bobbi Kristina, dies aged 22 Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of late singer Whitney Houston, has died aged 22, a family representative has said. Kristen Foster said she passed away on Sunday 26th July surrounded by her… Continue>

Meek Mill says Drake doesn't write his own verses and the entire industry knows it He's one of the biggest rappers on the planet, but Drake's reputation has taken a huge blow after fellow rapper Meek Mill suggested he doesn't write his own lines. Continue>

Ghostface Killah doesn't accept Action Bronson's apology On Monday (July 20), Ghostface Killah posted a video online that saw the Wu-Tang rapper call out Action Bronson after a recent appearance on US TV. When asked by one… Continue>

Action Bronson 'punches stage invader and throws him off set' during Lovebox performance This is the moment a stage invader is thrown off the stage by rapper Action Bronson after interrupting his set at the Lovebox Festival. Continue>

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Soul City, Ibiza - it's a good look! Regular readers of Black Sheep, and hardened attendees of the Summer nightlife action of Ibiza, will no doubt know what to expect from Soul City, the island's undisputed number one spot for urban/ black music. This season, however, alongside the usual party vibe and friendly family atmosphere, they might get a little more than they were expecting. During its Winter closure, the venue underwent a cosmetic overhaul, and now boasts fresh new decor and an… Continue>

It's fitting that 'Sir Paul McCartney' should appear on a tune with Kanye West and Rihanna, representing as it does one generation of corruption, debasement and fakery meeting another. (It's also a tragic indictment of the cultural awareness of today's youth that when the Kanye/ Mccartney collaboration 'Only One' first dropped, it prompted many a Tweet asking 'who's this new Paul McCartney cat?', and other on-line comments along the lines of: 'that's what I like about Kanye, man - always willing to give new up-and-coming artists a platform. I think this Paul McCartney dude could… Continue>
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Cypress Hill
Victoria Park, London, 17th July 2015

Cypress Hill It came as a shock that Lovebox would manage to get hold of hip-hop pioneers, Cypress Hill, to be one of the headlining acts this year. Especially, given that most of the youngsers in the crowd wouldn't be old enough to know who they are. However, what a rare treat… 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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