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Grandmaster Flash member Kidd Creole charged with murder of homeless man in New York

NEW YORK — A founding member of the legendary hip-hop group Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five was charged Wednesday in the stabbing death of a homeless man in New York City, the police said. 239 more words


For the first time ever, hip-hop dethrones rock as most popular music genre in the U.S.

For the first time, hip-hop and R&B have dethroned rock as the most consumed music genre in the U.S., according to Forbes. The media outlet gathered the numbers via Nielsen Music in their mid-year report, which only started measuring music in the U.S. 167 more words


City of Toronto apologizes for rapper's language during Canada 150 performance

TORONTO — The City of Toronto is apologizing for the “inappropriate” language a rapper used during his performance at a Canada 150 concert.

Some revellers took to social media Monday to complain about what they said was repeated use of profanities by Belly, an Ottawa musician. 68 more words

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Arrested Development celebrates diversity in final main stage act at Jazz fest

On the face of it, spending Canada’s 150th birthday watching an American headliner is not the most patriotic way to mark the occasion.

But Arrested Development is all about promoting diversity and standing up against inequality — a fitting message for July 1 in the year 2017. 466 more words


Rapper Mitchmatic says farewell to Edmonton with two parting gifts

Local rapper Mitch (Mitchmatic) Holtby will be leaving Edmonton, but not without saying goodbye, nor leaving a mark.

Holtby announced that, as one of his last acts in the city, he mixed and mastered an upcoming album for Tangina Stone, a Brooklyn-based pop singer, which includes numerous high-profile featured artists including Nelly Furtado, who provided vocals for the song Exposed. 342 more words


Saskatchewan rapper tells indigenous stories through music at National Aboriginal Day event

When Brad Bellegarde was young he had a unique motto — I’m not old school, I’m not new school, I’m skip school.

Being a rapper was going to be his life, and he didn’t need school to do it. 525 more words

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It's not about 'the Benjamins' anymore: Rappers are referencing foreign currency instead of U.S. dollars

The American dollar has taken such a dip that even rappers have decided to diversify their mentions from U.S. dollars to foreign wads of cash, including the Canadian dollar and the British pound. 290 more words