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‘Shake it and see what happens’: the confounding world of James Thierrée
The circus star turns singer in his new show, Room, which is designed to embrace chaos. He talks about the mystery of theatre and his movie missions

Chris Wiegand

25, May, 2022 @8:49 AM

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‘We weren’t planning to be this popular!’ Australian-Korean rappers 1300 hit the big time
With their high-octane hip-hop melding Korean and English, the Sydney-based group are delighted to be embraced – if surprised

Brodie Lancaster

24, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Kendrick Lamar: Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers review – towards a state of grace
The Pulitzer prize-winning rapper grapples with Black trauma and his own family’s struggles on this brave, electrifying fifth album

Kitty Empire

21, May, 2022 @1:00 PM

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‘We’ve had our humanity ripped away’: meet Jeshi, the rapper raging at the cost of living crisis
The east London MC was carrying a knife at 11 but is now about to release an era-defining album. The trouble is that it’s the Tories’ austerity era – something he’d rather see the back of

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

20, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Kendrick Lamar: Mr Morale & the Big Steppers review – rap genius bares heart, soul and mind
After a five-year hiatus, the Pulitzer winner returns with an exhilarating hip-hop feast that ties personal pain to collective trauma – and lets no one off the hook

Alexis Petridis

13, May, 2022 @2:52 PM

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US rapper Young Thug arrested on gang-related charges, Gunna also indicted
Twenty-eight associates of rapper’s Young Stoner Life label indicted with various allegations that range from murder to robbery and drug dealing

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

10, May, 2022 @9:52 AM

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Kendrick Lamar: The Heart Part 5 review – a heartstopping call for uplifted humanity
The rapper’s flow is as charged and acute as ever as he lays out a manifesto of radical empathy

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

09, May, 2022 @1:02 PM

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‘I’m hungry. I want to dominate’: Jack Harlow, hip-hop’s most fancied new megastar
With a US No 1 single and a starring role in the remake of White Men Can’t Jump, the cheeky rapper is set for global fame. He discusses doubters, developing his voice – and the ‘heroic’ fight against homophobia

Owen Myers

06, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Kendrick Lamar’s 20 greatest songs – ranked!
Prior to his new album, Mr Morale & the Big Steppers, his first since the Pulitzer-winning Damn in 2017, we rate the best of an MC who has a claim to be hip-hop’s greatest

Alexis Petridis

05, May, 2022 @12:31 PM

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Kidd Creole, Furious Five rapper, sentenced to 16 years for manslaughter
The hip-hop star, whose music career ended in the late 1980s, stabbed a homeless man, John Jolly, with a steak knife

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

05, May, 2022 @8:21 AM

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Finally Black women are finding their voice against abuse in the music industry| Michelle Kambasha
These stories show how poorly Black women have been treated, says Michelle Kambasha, who works in the music industry

Michelle Kambasha

02, May, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Tim Westwood sexual misconduct claims ‘appalling’ says BBC head
Director general Tim Davie ‘sees no evidence of complaints at BBC’ concerning former Radio 1 DJ

Alexandra Topping

27, Apr, 2022 @2:10 PM

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