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Lauryn Hill becomes a grandmother

Lauryn Hill has become a grandmother for the first time at the age of 41. The child is the great-grandson of reggae legend Bob Marley.

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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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Jay-Z receives Songwriters Hall of Fame credit

Jay-Z is to become the first rapper to ever be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

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Wireless hires Skepta, Wiley, Chance & The Weeknd

Skepta, Wiley, Chance The Rapper and The Weeknd are among the acts that will perform at this Summer's Wireless Festival. The event takes place from Friday to Sunday 7th to…

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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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Lauryn Hill becomes a grandmother Lauryn Hill has become a grandmother for the first time at the age of 41. The child is the great-grandson of reggae legend Bob Marley. Continue>

Gunshots fired in Migos and Sean Kingston stand-off A man was arrested for firing a gun during an alleged altercation between Migos and Sean Kingston in Las Vegas. Mioses Johnson was allegedly detained by security guards before he… Continue>

Jay-Z receives Songwriters Hall of Fame credit Jay-Z is to become the first rapper to ever be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The Roc Nation supremo was nominated for the honour back in November, recognised… Continue>

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Revival pressure at The Lounge, Manchester, on Saturday 25th March There's a good reason why Manchester's The Lounge has earned a reputation as one of the city's liveliest party spots with one of the most diverse 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. The Brown Suga collective, headed by Eddie Down, had already been putting on successful nights in the North West… 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>



Who Is It? (Mantronix, 1986)
By Mark Devlin

One of the biggest questions in hip hop, (well, in my mind at least) is whatever happened to MC Tee, the voice of the golden electro years of Mantronix. Kurtis Mantronik himself, of course, has gone on to dabble as a remixer and producer in various genres, notably electro house. Continue>

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