Behold! The body part being compared to the self-comparing rapper

Caught in the Net: How to be a number one fan

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Mr Hudson, The Roundhouse, London

Usurped by a late registration

Kanye West rages against Twitter imposters

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Observations: Clubland goes Bite-sized

Who says London's clubland is dead? Certainly not Lydia Butler, hostess and DJ at Bite, a new night at the Soho venue Punk. Butler made her name by playing to up a thousand every Saturday at Holborn's After School night. Bite's inaugural evening, on Monday, offered up cheap drinks, more girls than boys, a BBC3 film crew, photographers from Vice and model scouts galore.

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Album: Kanye West, 808s & Heartbreak(Roc-a-Fella/Mercury)

Written in the aftermath of the death of his mother and his break-up with fiancée Alexis Phifer, 808s & Heartbreak marks a shift in Kanye West's musical direction, his usual hip-hop style replaced by a minimal electropop sound based on the Roland TR-808 drum machine.

Album: Kanye West, 808s & Heartbreak, (Roc-A-Fella)

Kanye West is both a large talent and a supersized ego, and any new recording is a battle for which of the two will come to the fore.

Noises Off: Russell Simmons on bringing def comedy jam to Britain

Just like hip hop, comedy can give a voice to the voiceless

Larry Charles is turning his razor-sharp wit on world religion - and no one will be spared

If you ever wondered who dreamed up Cosmo Kramer, the hipster doofus with a mistrust of authority at the centre of one of American television's most successful comedies, Seinfeld, then look no further than Larry Charles, a Jewish-American comedian with an encyclopedic brain and ZZ Top beard.

Lupe Fiasco, Somerset House, London

Sometimes you can have too much of a good thing. As we approach an hour-and-a-half of standing in one of London's most attractive courtyards, this conscientious performer introduces his backing singers and six-man band with an admittedly much-deserved rap for each. Hard to recall now that gigs by US hip-hop acts used to be about poor sound and slovenly stagecraft.

Album: Lil Wayne, Tha Carter III (Cash Money)

With MTV, Rolling Stone and Blender magazines, and even Kanye West conceding he's the hottest rapper, and his MySpace site becoming the first to clock up a hundred million visits, no act currently has their finger as firmly on the pulse of contemporary American culture as Dwayne "Lil Wayne" Carter, whose long-delayed sixth album finally appears following extensive leaks last year.

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