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Frank Ocean comes out of the closet in a powerful letter to fans


Many have been speculating over Frank Ocean’s sexuality in the past few days after a blogger reviewed his “Channel Orange” album and mentioned that there were a few songs where Frank’s love interested was sung as “him” and not “her”. No Frank is living up to his name with a honest, heartfelt blog. “Whoever you
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Jimi Hendrix Estate Speaks Out Against Andre 3000 Biopic


Andre “3 Stacks” Benjamin has apparently arrived in Ireland (according to the Irish Film & Television Network) to begin pre-production on his much talked-about Jimi Hendrix biopic, tentatively titled All Is By My Side, preparing for a starring role in a story covering Hendrix’ years in England (1966-67). The Jimi Hendrix Estate–officially known as Experience Hendrix, LLC–is already
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Tributes pour in from Beastie Boys fans around the web


?uestlove Hip-Hop icon and drummer for a certain band pays tribute to MCA Read on Eminem Eminem Pays Tribute To Adam Yauch‘s ‘Influence’ Read On Tributes pour in from Beastie Boys fans around the web: Guardian      

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Adam Yauch 1964-2012


It is with great sadness that we confirm that musician, rapper, activist and director Adam “MCA” Yauch, founding member of Beastie Boys and also of the Milarepa Foundation that produced the Tibetan Freedom Concert benefits, and film production and distribution company Oscilloscope Laboratories, passed away in his native New York City this morning after a
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Noel Gallagher Tells It How It Is


Noel Gallagher interviewed at Coachella 2012.

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Singing legend Etta James dies at 73


When Barack and Michelle Obama took their inaugural dance as America’s first couple, it was to the strains of Etta James’ signature song, At Last. James had been out of the spotlight since January 2010 when she was hospitalized with MRSA, a bacterial infection resistant to many antibiotics. She had been seeking treatment to end a
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Video – Mark Ronson “A La Modeliste” f/ Erykah Badu, Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def


Mark Ronson’s contribution to the RE:GENERATION documentary “A La Modeliste”featuring Erykah Badu, Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def), Trombone Shorty, ZigabooModeliste, and members of The Dap Kings. The song also features on the soulROCKSmixtape Chicken Grease 5: Gumbo

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Pre New Year Party


The AMPLIFIED PRE NY-EVE session, with the full DJ line up of Zak, Bemi, Akasha, Que Rhythmic and JC, returns to central London for a night of progressive music past, present and future, alongside a classic AMPLIFIED selection. Doors: 8.30pm-2.30am / Admission £7 before 10pm, £10 thereafter The Bowery 36 – 38 New Oxford Street,
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Steve Jobs 1955 – 2011

Steve Jobs 1955 - 2011

Words from Apple The seven ages of Steve Jobsemories Of Steve Jobs: Interviews & Inspiration

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soulROCKS Presents – 84-94 Sessions Friday 16th September 2011


soulROCKS changes gear to present a night of New Jack Swing, Jheri Curl Soul, MTV Raps anthems and Club Classics. soulROCKS Presents – The Big ThrowBack Friday 16th September Friday, September 16th 2011 Living Bar Brixton Click here for more details

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Google just launched a new music discovery site called Magnifier


Google has today launched a new site geared towards helping Google Music users discover new music. The site, called Magnifier,will feature music, videos, live performances, interviews and free songs that users of Google Music beta can add to their collection. The site is launching today featuring My Morning Jacket and Google is giving away two tracks to
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Dr Dre sells Beats headphones stake to HTC for £191m


Dr. Dre is selling just over half of his audio company Beats Electronics to smartphone maker HTC. It is buying a 51% stake in the rapper’s company for $309 million (£190m). Beats Electronics makes headphones and speakers and was set up by Dr. Dre and music producer Jimmy Iovine. The purchase will be HTC’s fifth
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