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Sunday 14 August 2011
News that the two undisputed heavyweights of hip-hop were planning to collaborate on an album smacked of some dreadful finance-first Hollywood franchise tie-up.
Tuesday 09 August 2011
Kanye West was booed by crowds at the Big Chill Festival this week after he compared himself to Hitler onstage.
Tuesday 09 August 2011
The Big Chill may not be one of the largest festivals in the UK, but this year it attracted an impressive array of talent. Electro, pop, hip-hop, dance and rock were all represented, from Wild Beasts to 2ManyDJs.
Monday 08 August 2011
Kanye West claimed people treat him "like Hitler" during his headline show at The Big Chill festival on Saturday.
Friday 05 August 2011
Wednesday 20 July 2011
Kanye West once made Beyonce Knowles cry with his lyrics.
Tuesday 19 July 2011
Jay-Z and Kanye West will release their long-awaited album next month.
Friday 08 July 2011
Jay-Z has started work on his next album.
Thursday 30 June 2011
We’ve all hear about Beyonce at Glastonbury – but just because you missed the chance to roll in the mud on Worthy Farm, it doesn’t mean you’ve got to miss out. This year’s festival calendar is choc-a block with top acts to look out for – from Snoop Dogg at Lovebox to the Strokes at Reading. Here’s our pick of the best of the bunch. Stay tuned as we add to the list over the summer.
Sunday 19 June 2011
The commercial and critical success of Bon Iver's 2008 album For Emma, Forever Ago took everyone – not least its creator Justin Vernon – by surprise. It shouldn't have.
Friday 08 April 2011
This week's Barometer playlist features Metronomy, Younger Brother, Young the Giant, Ben Westbeach, Rewards, Jukebox Collective, Det Vackra Livet and Kid Cudi.
Monday 28 March 2011
Tuesday 22 March 2011
The good thing about being a music writer in New York is that you get to pontificate in earnest professorial tones about scenes like hip hop.
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