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Poet Dean Atta pays tribute to Trayvon Martin with “Black Britain & Black America”
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Poet Dean Atta pays tribute to Trayvon Martin with “Black Britain & Black America”

July 15th, 2013 | by Henry Yanney
Whilst many are still reeling over the verdict in the George Zimmerman – Trayvon Martin trial, a number of media figures have quickly come out to express their views of the decision to acquit the Neighbourhood Watchman over the...
Author Iain Banks dies from cancer at 59 | News
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Author Iain Banks dies from cancer at 59 | News

June 13th, 2013 | by Kenny Palmer
Scottish crime and science fiction novelist Iain Banks, author of the critically acclaimed The Wasp Factory, died on Sunday, June 9, aged 59, from terminal cancer of the...
Lupe Fiasco launches new health and well-being app ‘Higi’ | Tech News
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Lupe Fiasco launches new health and well-being app ‘Higi’ | Tech News

March 11th, 2013 | by Seán J. Grannum
Lupe Fiasco furthered his entrepreneurial efforts at this year’s SXSW by unveiling a new social media analytics app inspired by health and wellness, called Higi, in a partnership with Wrapports chairman Michael...
The Next Move: A Conversation With J. Cole at Harvard [Video]
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The Next Move: A Conversation With J. Cole at Harvard [Video]

February 27th, 2013 | by Jermaine Dobbins
North Carolina emcee J. Cole takes a break from the promotion of eagerly awaited Born Sinners album to drop a few jewels on the students at Harvard in a special discourse entitled “The Next Move: A Conversation with J....
Hood Life: A Hip Hop Guided Tour Of Compton | Documentary
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Hood Life: A Hip Hop Guided Tour Of Compton | Documentary

February 13th, 2013 | by Jermaine Dobbins
Looking to book your next trip overseas? Well Pitchfork offers a video brochure unlike any you’ve ever seen in Hood Life: A Hip-Hop Guided Tour Of Compton, California. The documentary is 24 minutes in length and features...
An art or a commodity? Lupe Fiasco discusses hip hop on NBC Nitecap | TV Catch-Up
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An art or a commodity? Lupe Fiasco discusses hip hop on NBC Nitecap | TV Catch-Up

November 20th, 2012 | by Sam Gould
Lupe Fiasco sits down with renowned author and journalist Peter Bailey to discuss the business of hip hop for NBC Nitecap, and to talk about how its gradual commercialisation has affected its ability to provide social...
Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Paul McCartney to headline Hurricane Sandy Relief concert at Madison Square Garden
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Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Paul McCartney to headline Hurricane Sandy Relief concert at Madison Square Garden

November 16th, 2012 | by Sam Gould
Whilst a number of leading artists from Rihanna to Redman have sent out musical messages of support to those affected by Hurricane Sandy, we finally have some news about a collective response from the musical...
Haitian Fresh f/ B.o.B, Wyclef Jean – “Watch You Shine” | New Music
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Haitian Fresh f/ B.o.B, Wyclef Jean – “Watch You Shine” | New Music

November 7th, 2012 | by Sam Gould
Haitian Fresh, who recently signed with Waka Flocka’s Brick Squad Monopoly, has just dropped an emotional, albeit uplifting, track entitled “Watch You Shine,” dedicated to all those whose lives have been ruined...
KRS-One – “Disaster Kit” (Hurricane Sandy tribute) | Stream/Download
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KRS-One – “Disaster Kit” (Hurricane Sandy tribute) | Stream/Download

November 2nd, 2012 | by Sam Gould
With the Hurricane Sandy clean-up under way, and millions of people in the U.S. and the Caribbean trying to recover from its devastating impact, KRS-One has teamed up with legendary hip hop/reggae producer Mad Lion for...
Judge in Trayvon Martin case ordered to step down | News
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Judge in Trayvon Martin case ordered to step down | News

August 30th, 2012 | by Max-El
A Florida appeals court has ordered the judge in the Trayvon Martin murder case to step down, ruling Wednesday that language he used in a bond order created reasonable concern over whether George Zimmerman could receive a fair...