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Popcorn Double Feature - Melle Mel / Bob Dylan

Welcome to another Popcorn Double Feature! We hope you’re sitting comfortably.

A couple of all-time classics for you this week. We have the singular talents of Melle Mel (not featuring Grandmaster Flash as often supposed) and little Bobby Zimmerman (from when he was good). noch 92 Wörter

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“A million magic crystals, painted pure and white
A multi-million dollars almost overnight
Twice as sweet as sugar, twice as bitter as salt
And if you get hooked, baby, it’s nobody else’s fault, so don’t do it!”

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Jean-Michel Basquiat preview was held at the AGO on Tues.,Feb.3rd,2015. Basquiat from NYC was a influential artist in the early 1980s and gained international recognition by creating powerful and expressive works that tackled issues of racism, identity and social tension. noch 154 Wörter

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Nick Minaj, Drake, Kendrick Lamar will be headlining the Wireless Festival in London on July 3-5, 2015. The three hip hop stars will be accompanied by Joey Bada$$, ILOVEMAKONNEN, Childish Gambino, David Guetta, Jessie J, August Alsina, Grandmaster Flash, Arrested Development, and Logic. noch 6 Wörter

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It was the Scratch that drew me to rap music. Being a wee young lad living in the soon-to-be large city of Tel-Aviv I remember that the scratch is what hit me first. noch 1.644 Wörter