Fabolous announces UK tour dates | Event Preview

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With his sixth solo album Loso’s Way 2: Rise to Power later this year, Fabolous gears up to take the new material on the road as he announces some UK tour dates due for September. Read more


Rihanna launches second collection for River Island | Style

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With her Spring/Summer collection proving to be a huge hit with fans, Rihanna wasn't gonna let her navy go through Autumn/Winter without putting her signature style in their wardrobes as her new collection for River Island hits the web.

Moving on from her denim obsession and use of bright yellows and reds in the first collection, Riri take things more sports luxe with the new designs as we see oversized silhouettes, army print in abundance and a love for black and maroon leather. Read more


Curren$y previews new Rocksmith collection | Style

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When, as a fashion label, you're referred to as "Your Favourite Rappers' Favourite Brand" it makes perfect sense to enlist a Hip-Hop name to be the face of your clothes, which is just what New York based streetwear brand Rocksmith has done as Curren$y models their upcoming Fall collection. Read more


Justin Timberlake designs 'Legends Of The Summer' Air Jordans

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Justin Timberlake's comeback has been nothing short of over-the-top, with elaborate teaser videos, a style collaboration with designer Tom Ford and his Legends Of Summer tour with Jay Z. Keeping the bar raised, Justin has also quietly been working on a collaboration designing a line of Air Jordans, which he is giving away pairs of to fans during the course of the tour. Read more


Rihanna wins lawsuit against Topshop

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When you're as huge of a star as Rihanna you're not only a singer but a brand. With her foot already well and truly in the fashion doors, the Bajan beauty wasn't about to allow her brand to be diluted when Topshop began selling clothing bearing her face without permission - and sued the high-street giant, coming out on top with the High Court ruling in her favour. Read more


Jay Sean ft. Rick Ross - "Mars" | Music Video

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With his new album Neon just released, Jay Sean drops off some visuals to album track "Mars" featuring Rick Ross as Cash Money's UK signee takes us on a journey to another planet. Read more


Solange performs in Brooklyn laundromat for FADER's #uncapped series [Video]

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Having cancelled all of her international festival dates to concentrate more on her home life and new album, Solange isn't letting that stop her from doing what she loves as she keeps it simple and local performing in her hometown of Brooklyn in the unusual settings of a laundromat for FADER's #uncapped series.

The laundromat was transformed into the perfect stage, given blue and purple atmospheric lighting which put Solange in the mood for turning it up a gear saying, “This laundromat really has me wanting to be a drama queen for tonight, so please excuse my theatrics."

She then launched into tracks "Bad Girls" and the crowd pleaser "Losing You" as well as taking advantage of her settings by appropriately covering Nivea's track "Laundromat." Check out the performances below.

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"Losing You"

"Laundromat"


Redman talks soulful influences, New Jersey misconceptions + weed pet peeves [Video]

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While out at the ninth annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop festival earlier this month, Redman stopped for a quick chat with Mass Appeal about a number of different topics, ranging from his humble beginnings in music to his weed pet peeves.

During the short interview of quick-fire questions, Redman talks about his soulful early music influences - which include Jackson 5, James Brown, Sly & The Family Stone and The Commodores - as well as his favourite records and the grittier side of the New Jersey music scene, that isn't all dance and club music. "We've got some legends out there," he affirms. Read more


Snapshot: Jay Z spotted with Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook HQ

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Since the announcement and release of his new album Magna Carta Holy Grail Jay Z has been all systems go, as we've seen him everywhere from TV adverts to art galleries, and festivals to radio shows. Last week the rapper crossed another location off his list as he was spotted quite randomly popping into Facebook HQ to meet founder Mark Zuckerberg.

Jay is currently in the beginnings of his joint Legends Of The Summer tour with Justin Timberlake, and before hitting the stage in San Francisco he made a pit-stop to see Zuckerberg, with a quick snap being taken of the two together which soon made the rounds via social network.

There's no word yet on what the two were discussing but with Jay involved we can bet he has something groundbreaking up his sleeve.


Mac Miller announces UK tour dates | Event Preview

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Having debuted at number three in the Billboard US charts with the album Watching Movies With The Sound Off and currently in the middle of a huge American tour, Mac Miller is ready to bring his talent over the pond to the UK for a full set of tour dates.

The young rapper will do seven dates during September and October in cities London, Glasgow, Birmingham and Manchester among others to perform new material. With all the critical acclaim WMWTSO has received since its release fans will have to be quick buying tickets for the new tour dates as his growing popularity will mean they're likely to sell out fast.

Tickets are priced £17.50 (£18.50 London), on sale now  - www.gigsandtours.com / 0844 811 0051

SEPTEMBER 

Friday                                 27th                        Birmingham                                 The Institute

Saturday                          28th                        Glasgow                                           O2 Academy

Sunday                               29th                        Nottingham                                  Rock City

OCTOBER

Wednesday                      2nd                          Bristol                                               O2 Academy

Thursday                          3rd                          London                                              The Forum

Saturday                          5th                          Leeds                                                    O2 Academy

Sunday                               6th                          Manchester                                    Academy 1


KiD CuDi to work with Plain Pat and Emile again for Man On The Moon 3 album

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He may have taken a break from his Man On The Moon trilogy albums to work on other sounds, but original fans of Kid Cudi will be pleased to hear that the third installment may already be in the works - and hopefully is coming out soon.

While doing a question/answer session on Twitter, one fan asked if there was any hope in the Chicago-hailing rapper teaming up with producers Plain Pat and Emile once again for a Man On The Moon 3 album to which Cudi replied an excited, "Def happening! The Real Broski's Of Manhattan return!" Read more


Frank Ocean tears vocal chords, cancels Australian tourdates

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Bad news for Frank Ocean and his fans down under - as the singer has been made to cancel the rest of his Australian tour dates after just one performance, reportedly under doctor's orders after suffering a tear on his vocal chords. Read more


BAPE teams up with Snoop Lion for 'reincarnated' collection

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Bathing Ape isn't shy of doing a collab or two, and have now teamed up with Snoop Lion for a few graphic tees encompassing his new Rastafarian lifestyle as they make a cartoon figure of him to stand beside the BAPE baby Milo image. Read more


Pusha T produces limited edition tees with designer Marcelo Burlon

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Pusha T has long shown an interest in fashion as his wardrobe pieces have become more high-end with his signature blend of streetwear meets designer, and now he's gone a step displaying this in a new collaborative collection with Argentinian designer Marcelo Burlon. Read more


Solange Knowles cancels all her international festival dates | News

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With festival season in full swing as we hit the middle of Summer, Solange Knowles - a regular on the festival circuit - has now announced that she has made the decision to cancel all of her upcoming international festival dates due to changes in her personal life and working on a new album.

She announced the news via the website for Belgian festival Pukkelpop as she cancelled with them and made an apology to her fans. Read the apology below.

“I am completely devastated to announce that I will be canceling my international festival dates for the Summer. I wish I could put in words how much of a difficult decision this was…but between moving part time to a new city, starting my son in a new school, and writing/ recording my new record…I really had to make the best decision for my mental/physical health and provide some stability for my family. I am so so sooooo sorry if Ive disappointed…… and really hope to make it out to those special cities soon enough!”

Although disappointing to anyone who has already bought tickets to see the singer, there is a silver lining in that we will soon be getting another album to follow on from her True EP.


Beverly Hills Cop TV series fails to find network home, 4th film now in development | News

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With a pilot filmed and heavyweights like Eddie Murphy and Brandon T. Jackson signed up to star in the new Beverly Hills Cop TV series, it seemed like a home run for the series just a few months ago. But fast forward to now, and despite interest from four major networks the series still wasn't picked up and has effectively been pushed aside for now.

CBS seemed like the most likely to pick it after showing interest a couple of months back, but after they passed on it so did the other networks. Screenwriter and producer Shawn Ryan who worked on the pilot broke the news on Twitter saying,

However, moments later he posted some more exciting news for fans of the films as a fourth BHC movie may now be in the works due to the pilot testing so well with audiences.

It's unclear why the show wasn't picked up for a series if the pilot did indeed test well, but at least there's good news in store for fans of the film.