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Friday 20 September 2013
The couple earned an estimated $95m from June 2012-2013
Sunday 21 July 2013
The poor hyphen. With the news last week that rapper Jay-Z was dropping the hyphen from his name to become simply Jay Z, it becomes the latest diacritical mark to come under sustained pressure from modern usage. We’ve not been this upset since Waterstones boss James Daunt ditched the book chain’s apostrophe.
Live review: Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake close Wireless Festival at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London
Monday 15 July 2013
"H to the izz-O, V to the izz-A/ For shizzle my nizzle used to dribble down to VA,” Jay-Z maintains on his rousing anthem “Izzo (HOVA)”. The nizzle does feel shizzled at this sizzling, three-day urban festival.
From North West to number one: Kanye West continues to fly high by topping the UK album charts with Yeezus
Monday 24 June 2013
If Kanye West weren't on enough of a high already following the birth last week of his baby daughter North, then the only direction is up as his latest album is at number one.
Friday 12 April 2013
The Wu-Tang Clan are to reunite on stage in the UK this summer to mark the 20th anniversary of their 1993 debut album Enter The Wu Tang (36 Chambers).
Man arrested for 'beating and choking' wife before allegedly pouring perfume over her head and setting fire to her
Monday 04 March 2013
Incident took place in the Springdale district of Pennsylvania
Wednesday 16 January 2013
In the week London’s Madame Tussauds unveils wax works of P Diddy and Snoop Dogg among other rap stars, a more underground exponent is celebrating its heritage in a more vital way.
Monday 14 January 2013
After the mid-tempo disappointment that was Destiny's Child's long-awaited new single last week, the pressure was on for Justin Timberlake's latest, Suit & Tie' which, as the title suggests, is an ode to the joys of being handsome and well-dressed (a topic close to Timberlake's heart, presumably).
Monday 17 December 2012
One only needs to compare their images to know that old white men with hair the same colour as their suits would do better than to imitate rappers. Which explains the cringeing now greeting a clip posted on the Mother Jones website.
Saturday 08 December 2012
A collaborative effort between sundry Wu Tang Clansmen and D- Block inmates – notably Ghostface Killah and Sheek Louch – Wu Block suffers from the absence of a few vital presences, in particular Wu Tang producer the RZA.
Monday 29 October 2012
"Fight the powers that be," booms the evergreen Chuck D, but it's more a case of fight the weather, as the pioneering hip-hoppers battle the elements, dealing with icy, horizontal rain slicing its way into the giant tent they're performing in, and with a well-heeled audience too young to remember the New Yorkers in their intimidating late 1980s prime.
Friday 19 October 2012
The Public Enemy rapper Flavor Flav, aka William Drayton Jr, has been arrested on suspicion of attacking his fiancé and threatening her teenage son with a knife. He was released after $23,000 (£14,000) bail was paid and he is due in court on Monday in Las Vegas to face charges of assault with a deadly weapon and domestic violence battery.
Friday 19 October 2012
This looks like it was taken outside Jean's New Jersey home. We hope it has a gated drive to keep the, er, lust-crazed fans away
Tuesday 02 October 2012
“I’m pushing 40, don’t applaud for me, I’m exhausted,” Nas admits disarmingly on his opening number “No Introduction”, and the articulate, provocative 39-year-old New Yorker is in reflective mood for this exuberant gig in Roman Abramovich’s intimate club.
Thursday 23 August 2012
Rapper LL Cool J broke the nose and jaw of an intruder at his LA mansion according to reports.
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a white stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
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Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
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