Prodigy’s Lyrical Legacy Will Impact the Culture Forever – Havoc, Mobb Deep

Everyone who has ever worked with Prodigy seems to have something to say about his passing. The words of these music industry colleagues and friends give us a glimpse of the man and the artist, who was skilled at turning social injustice into lyrical poetry.

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Explore the Roots of Bestival from Sunday Best to Common People

According to the music festival’s director and partner Ben Turner, Bestival got its start as a series of parties created by BBC Radio DJ Rob Da Bank called Sunday Best, which took place at a tea shop in London, UK. Da Bank would invite “legends of our nightlife world and DJs to play for nothing” and the audience would pay a mere 99p (.99 cents) per person to get in, says Turner.

Bestival in Woodbine Park, Toronto. Photo: Cherryl Bird
Bestival in Woodbine Park, Toronto. Photo: Cherryl Bird

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Nashville Actor Riley Smith is on Fire with the Release of his New Single

Actor Riley Smith, best known for his starring role on the popular TV show Nashville, not only plays a singer-songwriter on TV, he is also one in real life too. Smith releases a new single called I’m on Fire, which he co-wrote with Matthew Perryman Jones and Tim Lauer (Hank Williams, Shawn Mendes, and Blake Shelton), from his upcoming EP. Listen to I’m on Fire:

Singer-songwriter Riley Smith releases new single 'I'm on Fire' from his upcoming EP. Photo: Eric Griffin
Singer-songwriter Riley Smith releases new single ‘I’m on Fire’ from his upcoming EP. Photo: Eric Griffin

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Explosion at Ariana Grande Concert in Manchester Arena Being Treated as a Terrorist Attack

UPDATE –  “Families and many young people were out to enjoy a concert and have lost their lives,” said Chief Constable Ian Hopkins, referring to the many young fans of Ariana Grande who died in an explosion in the Manchester Arena last night shortly after the singer completed her last set and left the stage.

The death count has risen to 22 and the number of injuries along with it; some 59 people are spread among eight hospitals in the Greater Manchester area. There may be more to come and more too, may succumb to their injuries.

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Popular Journalist, Documentary Producer Desmond Cole Released from Toronto Star for ‘Political Disruption’

Popular journalist Desmond Cole posted a letter to his followers on Facebook about his recent release from his columnist position at the Toronto Star. Cole takes an activist stance on racial issues in his bi-monthly column in the newspaper, writing on “anti-Black racism and white supremacy in Canada.”

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Migratory Bird Layout at the Royal Ontario Museum is an Art Piece Made From Dead Birds

The Fatal Light Awareness Program (FLAP) Canada’s ‘Annual Migratory Bird Layout‘ at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is an art piece made out of dead birds.

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Geo-diverse, Hyper-local Expression

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