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July 16, 2017

Anniversary: Twenty years since Missy Elliot's iconic music video The Rain was released

Passing of a lyrical saint – Gil Scott-Heron (1949-2011)

News of the death of Gil Scott-Heron in St Luke's Hospital, New York City, sent a shockwave through the music world, writes Clive Powell.  Undoubtedly, one of the most influential musical poets of the post-modern era, Scott-Heron's sharp and visceral ...

Eco friendly music studio wins top award

Europe’s first solar powered recording studio has won a prestigious prize at the Music Week Awards in London. Bee hives on the roof are among the many attractions at The Premises.Based in East London, it has been the capital’s most popular music studio com ...

Climatic end to summer festivals with Fatboy Slim at SW4

Deborah HobsonWith the music festival season drawing to a close, what better way to mark the end of open-air fun, dance and frolics than with a look in pictures at one of south London's most popular extravaganza's, the South West Four jamboree held at Clap ...

MC award winners kick up a storm on YouTube

Deborah HobsonThree talented young Black men from south London collectively known as the group Jamm Tyme have got thousands of people talking and “skanking” to their infectious song So you think you can dance on the giant video-sharing website YouTube. &nb ...

Rihanna's Blackface causes offence

Blackface is more than just burnt cork applied as makeup. It is a style of entertainment based on racist Black stereotypes that began in minstrel shows and continues to this day writes Sonja Uwimana. Apparently not content with her failed attempt ...

Diva who's leader of new 'Colourful Movement' launched

Brand new music artist Latesha Miss ColourColour has launched her website today and The-Latest.Com is proud to be backing her.  The young singer songwriter and fashionista from Manchester, the UK's music mecca, has already come to the attention of ...

Rapper Kanye West: Canadians say 'we don't want him'

A petition launched to prevent Kanye West from playing the closing ceremony of the Pan American Games in Toronto later this month has now reached the 50,000 signature mark.The Pan Am Games, which takes place every four years, recently annou ...

Is hip-hop finally changing its attitude to mental health?

Lots of people use music to drown out the sadness - which is why it was hardly surprising when a study by Cambridge University, released earlier in the month, found rap music can help people tackling depression. The paper suggests that rap’s ra ...

Pharrell clashes with news reporter over 'Blurred Lines' controversy

He was the guy involved in the UK's two top selling tracks of 2013, Blurred Lines and Get Lucky. These days, Pharrell Williams also known simply as Pharrell, probably spends a lot of his interviews being told how great he is. But this one with Channel ...

Miley fuss: Was anyone really shocked by 'weed' stunt?

US star Miley Cyrus joins a long list of celebrities who choose to accessorise with a joint by appearing to light one on stage at the recent MTV Europe Music awards held in Amsterdam.The 20-year-old performed twice during the ceremony, opening the show wit ...

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