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Prosecuting Rap

Recent years have seen an increase in the number of UK criminal trials using rap lyrics and music videos as evidence, a trend that disproportionately...

Rap music has long been subjected to heavy policing and censorship, and not just in the United States. In the UK, Form 696 was regarded...

One of the giants behind the scenes in hip-hop, NYC based <B>Stretch Armstrong</B> is a living legend.

With the Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito radio show in the early nineties, he was responsible for breaking many of the genre's biggest stars: the Notorious...

Featuring Gucci Mane, Migos, Yellow Claw & more...

Steve Aoki has announced his latest LP, dubbed 'Kolony', will be a collaborative affair alongside a host of rappers including Gucci Mane, Migos, T-Pain, 2...

One of house music's first voices passes away

Darryl Pandy, one of the most distinctive voices in house music, has died aged 48. He shot to prominence as the voice on the...

Brighton Music Conference is underway

The second annual Brighton Music Conference kicked off this morning, in the sun-soaked, seaside city on the South Coast of England.

The event - of...

Features Grace Jones, De La Soul and more...

A tracklisting reportedly to be from Gorillaz's as-yet unnamed new album has leaked online and it features collaborations with De La Soul, Danny Brown, Vince...

The first work to be unveiled is from the new hip hop supergroup, Mount Westmore

Snoop Dogg has announced a major new project, 'The Algorithm', which will feature a host of artists from the past, present, and future of Def...

Legal bill preventing use of rap lyrics in court comes into effect in California

A legal bill preventing the use of rap lyrics as evidence in court has come into effect in California.


The California state legislature's Assembly Bill...

Premiere: Blvksite ‘Tap’

Blvksite will release a self-titled EP via Black Techno Matters next month. Listen to ‘Tap’ below. 


The Washington D.C. twins – Drew and Justin Barini-Rivers...

Singer on Goldie's 'Inner City' life and lots of other dance tracks loses battle with cancer

Singer Diane Charlemagne lost her long battle with cancer at 5am this morning (Wednesday 28th October). She was 51. Diane was the vocalist on...

The godfather of house passes away at home, aged 59

The dance world is in mourning today about the news of the death of house music pioneer Frankie Knuckles. He was 59.

Frankie died unexpectedly...

Ed Banger artist killed in tragic accident

DJ Mehdi has tragically died in an accident in Paris at the age of 34. Our deepest sympathies go out to his friends and family...

It's as big as any of the CDJs, but does this MP3/ CD player have the style to run with them?

"I cannot put into words how extremely sorry I am to everyone who will be impacted," said Dimension

A British DJ has avoided prosecution after triggering New Zealand's first Omicron scare.

Drum & bass DJ Dimension, aka Robert Etheridge, arrived in the country on...

NQ x Abbey Road Studios

Through its nurturing of new superstars like Aitch and other young local talent, Manchester’s NQ has become a veritable institution of modern UK rap, helping elevate regional artists across the UK. James Keith meets members of the crew during a recent takeover at the legendary Abbey Road Studios, and heads to NQ’s northern base to discover the secret to its success

NQ is reshaping Manchester’s musical identity one mega-hit at a time. An entertainment company consisting of a record label, management and publishing house based in...