Clive Davis: Whitney, Bisexuality and Hip-Hop
03 October 2017 | 1:59 pm
Whitney Houston’s drug problems, bisexuality and bringing Hip-hop to mainstream audiences are featured in new documentary ‘Clive Davis: The Soundtrack To Our Lives’.
19 Oct 2019
26 Jan 2018
Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar are heavy favorites for top awards at the 60th annual award show.
24 May 2018
American singer and rapper Lauryn Hill will take to the British stage later this year as she marks 20 years since the release of her award-winning debut solo album.
31 Aug 2019
Hip-hop in Saudi Arabia: Radio host Big Hass supports local talents
10 Oct 2019
BBC Music recently placed “Juicy” at the number one spot on their list of the top 25 hip-hop songs of all time. The list was compiled by polling more than 100 critics and experts, including A Tribe Called Quest, Common and the Wu-Tang Clan.
19 Oct 2019
Kanye West during a surprise appearance at Howard University in Washington D.C. held a listening party of his new album, Jesus Is King and confirmed that he has converted to Christianity. Ex-Big Brother Housemate, Kemen comes under fire for ‘controversial’ skit and Late American entertainers, rapper Notorious B.I.G., and songstress Whitney Houston are still winning years after their death as earlier this week the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame unveiled the nominees for the Rock Hall Class of 2020. These and many more on The Week in 5 minutes on GuardianTV.
14 Dec 2019
He's one of the world's hip-hop superstars. Akon sat down with FRANCE 24's Amobé Mévégué to talk about the release of not one, not two, but three new albums. The author of the 2005 hit single "Lonely" is now trying out different styles. Whether it's hip-hop, latino or pop music, Akon says he doesn't want to be limited to one musical genre.
12 Feb 2020
Whitney Houston was missing 11 teeth at the time of her 2012 death, as well as having "sparse" eyebrows, a wig sewn into her natural hair, and an artery that was 60 percent blocked.
3 Jun 2020
Many people still associate rap music with gangsters and criminals. Up-and-coming Kenyan rapper Madigolo wants to change this perception. The young artist believes her music helps empower other young women.
29 Jun 2020
For the past eight years, Tkay Maidza has been honing her sound to become one of Australia's top rap ambassadors. The Zimbabwean born hip-hop artist who was for some time tempted by a career in architecture, broke into the music business when she was just 16-years-old. She went on to tour the globe and work with dance pop artists including France's Martin Solveig.
6 Mar 2021
Denise Chaila “goes bravely” where Irish Hip Hop fears to tread ... Celtic folk music or the Zambian national anthem, Denise Chaila is slaying it. Known initially as a rising star of Irish Hip Hop, Chaila's mixtape "Go Bravely” ... James The Prophet: Up-and-coming rapper releases hotly anticipated debut album.
2 Apr 2021
Hip Hop artists perform at a pop-up event at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Titled "The Missing Element", the show fuses beatboxing and street dance.
6 Apr 2021
British grime artist Slowthai is known for his provocative live performances and politically aware lyrics. His first album, the outward-looking "Nothing Great About Britain", was greeted positively by critics and music fans alike and propelled to the top of the UK's urban music scene. FRANCE 24 caught up with him to discuss his new introspective offering, "Tyron".
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Twenty people were killed and nearly 2,000 inmates escaped during Sunday's attack on a military barracks, a prison and other locations in Sierra Leone, officials said on Monday.
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It's been seven years in the making, but McDonald's is now rolling out 50 tweaks to its classic hamburger in the US. The global food chain hopes to make its signature product taste better and less dry. Also in this business update, the World Bank increases its climate pledges at the COP28 summit. Plus TikTok wins a significant court battle in the US, after a Montana judge said a planned statewide ban on the app was unconstitutional.
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A Nigerian NGO offers a safe space online for male sexual abuse survivors to anonymously share their stories and heal.
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Amazonas, the largest state in Brazil, is suffering the worst drought in its history after weeks without rain. The rivers have run dry as a result of climate change and the impact of the El Nino climate pattern. The local government has declared a state of emergency in all 62 cities in the state. Some 152,000 families are affected, or around 600,000 people. Our correspondents report.
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Delegates to China's ceremonial legislature have approved a new law to address Western grievances about unequal market access and IP theft in the Asian giant. But concerns remain among European and US businesses.
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For more than six months, Russia has been waging war against Ukraine not only with soldiers and bullets, but also in the media - with fakes, disinformation and a broad-based propaganda strategy. We show what's behind it.
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