'He went out there and hustled and grinded'
Urban Contemporary Music
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Friday 26 July 2013
The controversial hip-hop pioneer has been axed as part of a scheduling shake-up on Radio 1
Friday 26 July 2013
One idea is that the Olympics have inspired us to be something we never thought possible, for each of us to achieve our own personal best
Wednesday 22 May 2013
This weekend's Field Day festival in east London is packed with storming new acts.
Thursday 18 April 2013
Sunday 28 October 2012
Hip-hop has a difficult relationship with gay culture – could a raft of new club nights fix that? Lemma Shehadi reports
Friday 20 July 2012
As they say in the US, "game recognises game" - and hip-hoppers rarely hesitate to bestow honour upon its pioneers for teaching those next in line a thing or two - especially those who are doing it so well. So there's moments tonight when, despite being age-mates, Public Enemy's venerable Chuck D pays tribute to the legendary Melle Mel, calling him "teacher" ("You snatched the pedal out of my hand son!" Mel shouts back, beaming). Later, the PE frontman nods like a proud dad as he watches fellow New Yorker Raekwon take his turn on the mike - and when the latter introduces "the man of the hour, my brother, your brother" Ice-T, you can't help notice the smallest gesture of respect.
Friday 20 July 2012
Rap superstars Ice-T and Melle Mel have slammed the state of today's rap scene.
Thursday 19 July 2012
Militant rap group whose atonal soundtracks and black power politics shocked listeners should be considered for inclusion says the band’s leader Chuck D
Saturday 16 June 2012
Musician trains east London youths to perform with him on stage
Tuesday 27 March 2012
Despite topping the iTunes charts last year with his second album Ambition, Wale (pronounced "Wah-ley") has struggled to filter into mainstream media.
Monday 12 March 2012
Michael Stafford, better known by his stage name Maverick Sabre, is in the middle of his set when a fight breaks out.
Monday 05 March 2012
Blanca Li’s Elektro Kif is an upbeat jumble of street dance, observational comedy and high school clichés. The different episodes go on too long, but Li’s all-male company are bright dancers with cheerful stage presence.
Sunday 26 February 2012
Fashion: A warm Current is blowing in
Friday 27 January 2012
Theatre: I try to go to the theatre as much as possible. I saw 'The Ladykillers' at London's Gielgud Theatre, which was hilarious. The run has been extended because it has been so popular. It was some of the best stage acting I have seen, with a very clever set.
Wednesday 18 January 2012
Emerging onto the stage with his (now long) ginger locks, this white Jewish rapper looks no more like a hip hop star than he ever did.
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans
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