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American Music Awards 2014: Pitbull confirmed to host the ceremony

After opening the World Cup in an unflattering pair of white trousers, Pitbull is to return to the world's stage again to host the American Music Awards next month.

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Amazing new talent, Ibeyi perform exclusively in London

Words cannot describe how mesmerizing Ibeyi are to watch live.Ibeyi are a French/Cuban musical duo consisting of twin sisters, Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Diaz.

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MOBO Awards 2014: Sam Smith sweeps the board to take home four gongs

He might be the son of an investment banker but Sam Smith has certainly got soul. The London singer swept the board at the MOBO awards, taking four prizes.

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Chris Brown has community labour increased to four days a week

Chris Brown will be doing community service for almost the equivalent of a full time job

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R&B legend Mary J Blige joins 1Xtra Live line-up

Sigma, Fuse ODG, Tinashe and now Mary J Blige

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Chris Brown has community labour increased to four days a week Chris Brown will be doing community service for almost the equivalent of a full time job Continue>

American Music Awards 2014: Pitbull confirmed to host the ceremony After opening the World Cup in an unflattering pair of white trousers, Pitbull is to return to the world's stage again to host the American Music Awards next month. Continue>

Ebola in NYC: CMJ Music Marathon festival shut down after Dr Craig Spencer scare New York's CMJ Music Marathon festival has been hit by the city's Ebola scare after a doctor tested positive for the deadly disease on Thursday. Continue>

MOBO Awards 2014: Sam Smith sweeps the board to take home four gongs He might be the son of an investment banker but Sam Smith has certainly got soul. The London singer swept the board at the MOBO awards, taking four prizes. Continue>

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Southport Weekender returns home for Heritage event The legendary Southport Weekender returns to the location which spawned its name next month, six years after moving its main annual event to Minehead in Somerset. The Southport Heritage Weekender takes place on the Pontins complex in Ainsdale, Southport, Merseyside, from 17th to 19th October, and boasts one of the strongest cross-genre line-ups in the event's history. Continue>

'Rebels' really aren't what they used to be, are they? Russell Brand calls for a 'revolution of consciousness' and bemoans the disparity between rich and poor ... whilst dating a Goldsmith heiress and nursing millions in the bank from his corporate Hollywood performances. Bono has gone from protesting about Bloody Sunday and the political troubles in Ireland, to hob-nobbing with the likes of Obama, Bush and Blair, and standing alongside Bill Gates in his quest to murder millions of Africans by poisonous vaccines. Bob Geldof has followed much the same path, with his daughter having… Continue>
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The Jazz Cafe, London, 20th Oct 2014

Capone-N-Noreaga Hearing that Capone 'N' Noreaga would be performing 'The War Repor't in its entirety, at London's Jazz Café was a treat to say the least for hip hop heads. No real surprise, as this has become a bit of a trend for the golden era artists. Continue>



Return Of The Crooklyn Dodgers (The Crooklyn Dodgers, 1995)
By Mark Devlin

As hip-hop supergroups go, the Crooklyn Dodgers gave the likes of Def Squad and Diggin' In The Crates a serious run for their money. It's just a shame the project was so short-lived. While 1994's Q-Tip-produced 'Crooklyn', from the Spike Lee movie of the same name, featured Buckshot, Masta Ace and Special Ed, round two appeared the following year. This time, 'Return Of The Crooklyn… Continue>

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