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Kanye West announces that Kim Kardashian is pregnant

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Rapper tells crowd at show in New Jersey about his impending fatherhood and serenades his girlfriend Reading on mobile? Watch hereKanye West is to become a father, he announced in typically understated style on Sunday night - from the stage, in front of 5,000 fans in Atlantic City, New Jersey.The...
Kanye West announces that Kim Kardashian is pregnant

50 Cent Sued Over Infringing Sample; When Will Hip-Hop's Stars Speak Up About Copyright?

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The folks at dajaz1, who know better than anyone how copyright stifles culture and free speech, send in the news that Robert Poindexter of The Persuaders is suing 50 Cent for copyright infringement over a sample on a free album he released in 2009. This is likely to end in...
50 Cent Sued Over Infringing Sample; When Will Hip-Hop's Stars Speak Up About Copyright?

Snoop Lion reverts to canine type in video game Way of the Dogg

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Rapper says multi-platform kung-fu game inspired by blaxploitation movies is 'the first true gamification' of his musicSnoop Lion is to be the star of a new video game. Described as a "rhythm-action, beat-matching combat experience", Way of the Dogg will see the rapper's animated stand-in trade kung-fu kicks with blaxploitation-inspired...
Snoop Lion reverts to canine type in video game Way of the Dogg

Trent Reznor and Dr Dre to launch Spotify rival

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Nine Inch Nails leader says music streaming service will use human recommendations above computerised suggestionsTrent Reznor has revealed details of a new music streaming service he has conceived with Dr Dre. The Nine Inch Nails leader and the hip-hop star are collaborating on Daisy, to be established as a rival...
Trent Reznor and Dr Dre to launch Spotify rival

RnBXclusive music file sharing site shut down

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Website is shut down and man is arrested amid signs of crackdown on illegal music downloading in BritainThe UK music filesharing site RnBXclusive has been shut down and a man has been arrested amid signs that organised crime officers are cracking down on illegal downloading in Britain.The domain name rnbxclusive.com...
RnBXclusive music file sharing site shut down

The teacher who beat a student in a rap battle

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30-year-old supply teacher and poet Mark Grist triumphed over 17-year-old MC Blizzard – without using any racist, sexist or homophobic languageThere's a good chance that in the past couple of weeks you'll have received a chortling circular email entitled something like: "CHECK THIS OUT! TEACHER BEATS PUPIL IN A RAP...
The teacher who beat a student in a rap battle

iTunes and Amazon Fraudsters Get Prison Sentences

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The fraudsters were accused of using online music management companies to upload UK-produced urban music albums and tracks for sale on Apple iTunes and Amazon.com....
iTunes and Amazon Fraudsters Get Prison Sentences

Wiz Khalifa: ONIFC - review

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(Atlantic)When musicians strike it rich, and thereby distance themselves from the concerns of 99% of their listeners, some view it as an artistic problem. Not Wiz Khalifa. "Mo' money, mo' Roberto Cavalli," is the Pittsburgh rapper's response on his fourth album, following up the break-out success of 2011's Rollin' Papers....
Wiz Khalifa: ONIFC - review

Harlem Shake meme: the new Gangnam Style?

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Forget Gangnam Style, there's a new viral dance craze for you all to learnReading on mobile? Watch video on YouTubeIf you've just put the finishing touches to your rendition of the Gangnam Style dance then we've got some bad news for you - there's a new meme in town. Harlem...
Harlem Shake meme: the new Gangnam Style?

Jay-Z's 1m Samsung album sales won't count towards charts

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Only 'legitimate purchases' of Magna Carta Holy Grail can get rapper to top of the pops, says Official Charts CompanyJay-Z may have pre-sold a million copies of Magna Carta Holy Grail, but no one will guarantee him a No 1. According to the Official Charts Company, purchases as part of...
Jay-Z's 1m Samsung album sales won't count towards charts

TV ad revenue hits record thanks to Google and Groupon

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A record £4.36bn spent in 2011 as internet giants plough millions into TV ads for first timeTelevision advertising revenue in the UK increased by 2.2% year on year to a record £4.36bn in 2011, as advertisers such as internet giants Google and Groupon ploughed millions into TV commercials for the...
TV ad revenue hits record thanks to Google and Groupon
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