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Common Apologises For Voicing Views On Rape Case

LATEST: Rap star COMMON has apologised for publicly commenting on a rape case involving the Duke University lacrosse team before knowing the facts of the case. The hip hop star voiced his views about the...

Common Lines Up All Stars For New Album

R+B star COMMON's new album is set to be a star-studded affair with LILY ALLEN, KANYE WEST, D'ANGELO, WILL.I.AM and late rapper J DILLA all appearing on tracks. Rapper West produces a handful of tracks...

Common To Perform At Duke, Despite Student Scandal

Rapper COMMON will perform at America's Duke University in April (07), despite last year attacking three members of its lacrosse team accused of raping a stripper. Common slammed the sportsmen during a gig at Emory...

Simmons Scraps At Keys' Birthday Bash

Hip hop mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS' estranged wife was at the centre of a fracas during ALICIA KEYS' 27th birthday party in New York on Wednesday (24JAN07) night, according to reports. Soon after guests including MISSY...

Common Amazed To Rap With Martin Luther King

Rapper COMMON raised his game to a new level when recording a song for new movie FREEDOM WRITERS - because he was performing alongside the late MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. The hip-hop star teamed up...

Rappers Sign On For Roles In America Gangster

Rappers COMMON, TI and RZA have joined the cast of director RIDLEY SCOTT's new film AMERICAN GANGSTER. Common, real name LONNIE RASHID LYNN JR, TI, real name CLIFFORD JOSEPH HARRIS JR, and RZA, real name...

Common Cleans Up His Act

Rapper COMMON vows to start dressing more tastefully, because he is finally aware "not everyone wants to see his a**." The hip-hop star, real name LONNIE RASHID JR, claims people express themselves through their clothing...

Bedingfield Signs Up As Face Of Gap

British singer NATASHA BEDINGFIELD will earn more than $400,000 (GBP250,000) after agreeing to model for Gap in the US. The UNWRITTEN star has signed up as the face of the clothing chain alongside veteran actress...

Surprises In Store At Bonnaroo

The fifth Bonnaroo Music + Arts Festival in Tennessee, the world's most successful festival, was all about surprises this weekend (15-18JUN06) as TOM PETTY, BRIGHT EYES and former GRATEFUL DEAD star PHIL LESH served up...

West A Surprise Addition To Coachella

Superstar rapper KANYE WEST is a last minute addition to the Coachella Valley Arts and Music Festival line-up - just two days before the Californian event takes place. The GOLD DIGGER star joins the likes...

The Roots Stage Dilla Tribute Shows

THE ROOTS will host a set of benefit shows in memory of late producer/rapper J DILLA at New York's Radio City Music Hall on 18 and 19 May (06). NAS, COMMON, TALIB KWELI, ERYKAH BADU...

West Sprains Ankle In Australia

Rapper KANYE WEST was forced to halt a concert in Australia on Sunday night (26MAR06) after he twisted his ankle. The GOLD DIGGER hitmaker hurt his ankle early in his first set and was forced...

Kanye + Chili Peppers Top Lollapalooza 2k6

Rapper KANYE WEST and RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS will headline the reimagined Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago, Illinois this summer (06). The two acts will be joined by COMMON, WILCO, DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE and QUEENS...

Hip-hop Producer J Dilla Dies

Hip-hop producer and rapper J DILLA has died from the immune disease lupus. He was 32. The musician, real-name JAMES YANCEY, collapsed in his Los Angeles home on Friday (10FEB06) and was found by...

Tool And Franz Ferdinand To Join Depeche Mode At Coachella

Rockers TOOL and FRANZ FERDINAND will join DEPECHE MODE and the YEAH YEAH YEAHS at this year's (06) Coachella Festival in the California desert. SIGUR ROS, COMMON, CAT POWER, DANGER MOUSE, MATISYAHU and DJ...

Carey, West And Keys Lead Image Nominations

Pop superstar MARIAH CAREY, KANYE WEST and R+B singer ALICIA KEYS lead the nominations for the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP) annual Image Awards, garnering four nods each. The trio,...

West And Common Narrate Film On Former Gangster

Hip-hop stars KANYE WEST and COMMON are teaming up to narrate a movie about a Chicago, Illinois crook-turned-businessman/politician. THE NOONIE G STORY follows HAROLD 'NOONIE' WARD's real-life rise from being a high-ranking member of...

50 Cent Fans Take Aim At Labouf

Fans of THE GAME and 50 CENT, and EMINEM's rap collective D-12, have declared war on teen actor SHIA LaBOUF after he questioned the talents of the hip-hop stars. During a recent chat show...

Keys Planned Unplugged Magic With Springsteen + Richards

ALICIA KEYS' first UNPLUGGED concert for MTV almost became a superstar affair - KEITH RICHARDS and BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN had to pull out of televised collaborations with the soul star at the last minute. As...

Stars Nominated For Us Student Prize

U2, MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE and DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE are among the acts nominated for MTVU 2005 Woodie Awards, which are voted for by America's college students. The rockers join COMMON, THE BRAVERY, MATISYAHU,...

West Announces Tour

KANYE WEST has announced plans to embark on a two-month tour in support of his latest chart-topping album LATE REGISTRATION. The GOLD DIGGER rapper's Touch the Sky tour will begin on 11 October (05)...

West Predicts His New Album Will Be A Classic

Hip-hop star KANYE WEST predicts his upcoming album LATE REGISTRATION will be a classic, competing with the works of STEVIE WONDER and PRINCE. The confident ALL FALLS DOWN rapper, 27, releases the follow-up to...

West Promises To Behave At Awards Ceremony

KANYE WEST has promised not to repeat his American Music Award tantrum at this month's MTV Video Music Awards if he doesn't get a prize. The rapper is odds on to pick up at...

Kanye Thanks Common

Hip-hop star KANYE WEST credits rapper COMMON with inspiring his latest album and giving him a reason to continue making music. The JESUS WALKS star was so pleased with his debut album THE COLLEGE...

Keys Revives Unplugged With Special Concert

ALICIA KEYS is hoping to revive MTV's UNPLUGGED show by recording a special acoustic concert for the cable network. The show, which featured classic low-key concerts from the likes of ERIC CLAPTON, PEARL JAM,...

Murphy's Favourite Kiss Was With Witherspoon

Hollywood actress BRITTANY MURPHY has fond memories of her lesbian onscreen kiss with REESE WITHERSPOON in FREEWAY, and it remains her favourite celluloid smooch to this day. The 27-year-old has kissed plenty of men...

Audioslave Keep Rock On Top In America

Rockers AUDIOSLAVE have followed a triumphant tip to Cuba and a mindblowing free show on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles by topping the US album charts. The cult act, made up of former members...

Tupac Tops Diss List

TUPAC SHAKUR's HIT 'EM UP anthem has topped a new poll of top 'diss' rap songs. The controversial 1996 track, which poked fun at NOTORIOUS B.I.G, P DIDDY and LIL' KIM among others, beat...

Common To Unveil A New Hat Range

Hip-hop star COMMON has announced plans to release a range of hats - and he's naming the line after a next-door neighbour. The rapper, ex-boyfriend of singer ERYKAH BADU, has named the new line...

Common Promotes Hiv Testing

Rapper COMMON is fronting a new campaign encouraging his fellow Americans to take HIV tests. The hip-hop star, ex-boyfriend of singer ERYKAH BADU, has teamed up with VIACOM and the HENRY J KAISER FAMILY...

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