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‘I was blown away!’: readers on their best music discoveries – and listening habits
Concluding our Discovery Channels series, Guardian readers share the music that’s new to them – and how they came across it

Guardian readers

05, Oct, 2022 @2:42 PM

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Rap powerhouse Freddie Gibbs: ‘I was always the weird kid – a lot of people don’t like that’
He is one of the world’s most dextrous rappers, a verbal colossus bound for the big time. Over margaritas, he reveals how he managed to escape life as a drug-dealer and take rap to new heights

Tshepo Mokoena

04, Oct, 2022 @3:41 PM

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Coolio obituary
US hip-hop and TV personality whose hit Gangsta’s Paradise was one of the most successful rap songs of all time

Peter Mason

30, Sep, 2022 @2:58 PM

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Jungle review – TV’s first drill musical is nowhere near as cutting-edge as it thinks
This near-future crime show is let down by a well-worn plot and uninspired acting from its rapper leads. What a shame they didn’t think bigger than ‘let’s make Blade Runner … but for badmen’

Ellen E Jones

30, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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From Gangsta’s Paradise to reality TV, Coolio was a stone-faced rapper who softened hearts
His signature song owned the airwaves and proved that an emcee could be gangster and gregarious

Andrew Lawrence

29, Sep, 2022 @5:54 PM

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‘A life cut entirely too short’: stars pay tribute to Coolio after death at 59
Michelle Pfeiffer, who starred in 1995 film that featured hit single Gangsta’s Paradise, among those to pay respects

Tobi Thomas

29, Sep, 2022 @8:56 AM

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Coolio, US west coast rapper of Gangsta’s Paradise fame, dies aged 59
The Grammy-winning musician died at friend’s house in Los Angeles, manager says

Lois Beckett and agencies

29, Sep, 2022 @4:55 AM

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Has streaming made it harder to discover new music?
Services such as Spotify and Apple Music give us access to the entire history of popular songs. But has that access made us lazy listeners? And could TikTok or TV really help us rediscover our passion for discovery?

Alexis Petridis

26, Sep, 2022 @12:03 PM

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What links Kid Cudi to Serena Williams and Harley Quinn?
From horror movies to Wimbledon, where do rap star Kid Cudi’s twisty showbiz connections lead?

Larry Ryan

24, Sep, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Stormzy: Mel Made Me Do It review – boastful, whip-smart wordplay that makes it look easy
The magnetic MC’s first solo outing in three years finds him comfortable with a crown atop his head

Will Pritchard

22, Sep, 2022 @10:13 PM

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Cardi B pleads guilty to assault charges: ‘I’ve made some bad decisions’
The rapper has been sentenced to 15 days of community service as well as being instructed to pay court fees to her victims

Guardian music

15, Sep, 2022 @5:42 PM

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Mura Masa: Demon Time review | Alexis Petridis's album of the week
The producer’s relentless garage-pop bombardment feels like standing next to a tween frantically scrolling through TikTok without earbuds

Alexis Petridis

15, Sep, 2022 @11:41 AM

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