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'Drop it like it's hot' rapper will feature in a television advert as part of the price comparison website's You’re So MoneySuperMarket campaign

The rapper Dappy is recovering after being kicked in the face by a horse

N-Dubz rapper 'recovering well' after being kicked in the face by horse

The rapper Dappy is recovering after being kicked in the face by a horse.

Taylor Swift with her four gongs at the American Music Awards

American Music Awards 2013: List of AMA winners in full

Taylor Swift took home four awards at last night's ceremony in LA

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What did hip-hop do for Barack Obama and what should British politics learn from it?

President Obama surfed to power on a hip-hop wave. Should British politics try the same thing to engage the youth vote?

OutKast's Andre 3000 and Big Boi are back to join the string of reunion bands

OutKast set to reunite in 2014

The hip-hop duo look set to perform 'Hey Ya!' to festival crowds next year

Watch: Lady Gaga and R Kelly's bizarre performance on Saturday Night Live

R Kelly appeared to simulate sex with Gaga on stage

Rapper George Watsky jumps from the stage in Alexandra Palace, London

Rapper George Watsky apologises for breaking woman's arm in stage dive

The rapper jumped into the audience from the stage, injuring two fans

Previously unknown Greek group claims responsibility for Golden Dawn shootings

‘Militant People's Revolutionary Forces’ said the drive-by attack was in retaliation for murder of anti-fascism rapper Pavlos Fissas

Taking the rap: So Solid Crew’s Megaman, Lisa Maffia and Romeo

So Solid Crew are back – as businessmen

Twelve years ago, the British rappers were notorious for the violence they attracted. These days, they believe they're 'pioneers'

MTV Europe Music Awards 2013: List of winners in full

Eminem was the only artist to take home two awards at the ceremony

MTV Europe Music Awards 2013: Miley Cyrus sparks controversy with 'rolled-up joint'

Despite her attention-grabbing antics, the singer only took home one award

Video: Lady Gaga presents 'ARTPOP'

Watch the videos below to take in tracks from Lady Gaga's new album ARTPOP:

Video: Lady Gaga's new album

Watch the videos below to take in tracks from Lady Gaga's new album ‘Artpop’.

Sadler's Wells reveals plans for new contemporary dance venue in London

A new 500-seat performance space is set to open as early as 2018

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