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MIA to curate Southbank’s 2017 Meltdown festival

Rapper and producer M.I.A. has been announced as the curator of this year's Meltdown festival, which takes place at the Southbank Centre from June 9 – 18.

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Lauryn Hill becomes a grandmother

Lauryn Hill has become a grandmother for the first time at the age of 41. The child is the great-grandson of reggae legend Bob Marley.

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Bob Marley recordings restored after being discovered in London hotel basement

A hoard of Bob Marley recordings discovered in a damp hotel basement have been restored after it was thought that they had been damaged beyond repair.

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Jay-Z receives Songwriters Hall of Fame credit

Jay-Z is to become the first rapper to ever be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

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Wireless hires Skepta, Wiley, Chance & The Weeknd

Skepta, Wiley, Chance The Rapper and The Weeknd are among the acts that will perform at this Summer's Wireless Festival. The event takes place from Friday to Sunday 7th to…

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Lauryn Hill becomes a grandmother Lauryn Hill has become a grandmother for the first time at the age of 41. The child is the great-grandson of reggae legend Bob Marley. Continue>

Gunshots fired in Migos and Sean Kingston stand-off A man was arrested for firing a gun during an alleged altercation between Migos and Sean Kingston in Las Vegas. Mioses Johnson was allegedly detained by security guards before he… Continue>

Jay-Z receives Songwriters Hall of Fame credit Jay-Z is to become the first rapper to ever be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The Roc Nation supremo was nominated for the honour back in November, recognised… Continue>

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Boogie on the borders: the SSW7 Weekender The SSW Weekender reaches its seventh event this June, with one of the largest soulful and black dance music event of its kind anywhere in the UK. Early line-up announcements include Joey Negro, Bobby & Steve, Jimpster, Brighter Days, Mood II Swing, Gavin Page, Lucinda Slim, Ivan Smagghe, Soul Sam, Andy Ward, and live performances from Marc Avon Evans and A Guy Called Gerald, with many more names to be added in the coming weeks. Continue>

I used to respect Lupe Fiasco, feeling he was that rarest of entities - a rapper signed to a corporate label who stayed outside of the usual trends and agendas, and expressed himself freely and meaningfully on tracks like ‘Words I Never Said.’ Continue>
Trump stakes: where politics and hip-hop meet | 2016: Can everyone stop dying now, please? | Is it because I is white and middle class?
The Robert Glasper Experiment
Koko, Camden, London, 14th November 2016

The Robert Glasper Experiment If anyone calls themselves the “Experiment”, it’s usually a get-out-of-jail-free card if anyone has the audacity to think the “experiment” didn’t work.  As much as I love jazz, and as much as I love Robert Glasper on wax or CD, J Dilla and the rest of his backpack hip-hop ilk… Continue>



The Power (Chill Rob G, 1989)
By Andrew Kay

Chill Rob G, another one of Wild Pitch records gems of an artist and co-signed by DJ Mark 'the 45' King, penned 'The Power' back in 1989 from his debut album, Ride the Rhythm. Continue>

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