Rap

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Cardi B awarded almost £3m in damages in libel case against gossip blogger
The New York rapper said that false allegations made by YouTube channel host Tasha K damaged her reputation and her mental health

Laura Snapes

26, Jan, 2022 @9:15 AM

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jeen-yuhs: what can we learn from the new Kanye West documentary?
The rapper and businessman is the focus of an intimate three-part documentary, premiering at Sundance, following his highs and lows

Charles Bramesco

24, Jan, 2022 @3:40 AM

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Fugees cancel reunion tour due to Covid concerns
Tour in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the acclaimed album The Score would’ve been the group’s first in 15 years

Adrian Horton

21, Jan, 2022 @6:58 PM

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Kanye West wants to approve final edit of Netflix documentary Jeen-Yuhs
Film due to premiere at Sundance this week features footage from rapper, producer and fashion mogul’s 20-year career

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

21, Jan, 2022 @4:27 PM

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Young T & Bugsey: Truth Be Told review – a stream of smooth, self-serious rap
The Nottingham duo rehash the formula of their TikTok-famous single Don’t Rush in an attempt to replicate its success

Will Pritchard

21, Jan, 2022 @8:30 AM

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Stars including Jay-Z call for end to use of rap lyrics as criminal evidence
Meek Mill, Kelly Rowland and more sign letter supporting proposed change in New York state law

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

19, Jan, 2022 @10:09 AM

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Blackhaine: the bleak, brilliant Lancashire rapper-dancer hired by Kanye West
With references ranging from drug users to the Japanese avant garde, Tom Heyes has transcended a dull life in the north-west through explosive choreography and streams of consciousness

Michael Lawson

18, Jan, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Earl Sweatshirt: Sick! review – a musically rich reset
The previously withdrawn US rapper engages with the world and his estranged mother on his immersive fourth album

Kitty Empire

16, Jan, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Earl Sweatshirt: Sick! review – fragments from a fever dream
Rapper’s nonchalant verses, delivered over an alluring mesh of music, show off his unique charm

Will Pritchard

14, Jan, 2022 @8:30 AM

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FKA twigs: Caprisongs review – wild invention let down by weak songs
Darkness turns to light in Tahliah Barnett’s follow-up to 2019 LP Magdalene but, even so, it’s an adventurous but undercharged effort missing hooks and cohesion

Alexis Petridis

13, Jan, 2022 @5:00 PM

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John Glacier: the Hackney rapper mingling catharsis and mystery
Made while living with a chronic disability, the producer-vocalist’s esoteric streams of consciousness mark her out as a major new voice

Christine Ochefu

03, Jan, 2022 @12:30 PM

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Abba to Zappa: pop, rock and classical music to look forward to in 2022
UK rap’s biggest star goes on tour, Wet Leg drop a deadpan debut and Rosalía gets into reggaeton. Here are the albums, concerts and tours the big hitters have in store

Alexis Petridis and Andrew Clements

30, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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