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Bun B, Rap-A-Lot, Zune Host Rap Contest

His Ill Trill release is blowing up charts and record store shelves. Now, Bun B has joined forces with Rap-A-Lot Records and Zune, and the three parties are on the hunt for rap's next star.

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  • Filed under: news
  • 06/04/2008

Buck 65 to Sell Stage Vinyl on eBay

Of all the MySpace bulletins we received this morning at the XLR8R office, the one about Canadian rapper Buck 65 auctioning his stage vinyl on eBay was the most surprising. Not that artists can't sell things to the masses via that site, but Buck was pretty emphatic about the record's worth and glory, not to mention the fact that he wants fans to "pay top dollar for it" and to "support a good cause: suffering weirdo musician."

From the man himself:

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  • 06/04/2008

Does it Offend You, Yeah? Preps Tour

With an aural arsenal of punk rhythms, white noise, and screeching guitars, not to mention a few electro flavors, Does it Offend You, Yeah? has kept busy this year further blurring the boundary between rock and dance music (not that there's much of a boundary to blur these days). The Reading, England-based trio will head Stateside at the end of July to show off their chops in the live setting, with a handful of dates in the U.S. and Canada. Their tour mates? Read more » 

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  • 06/04/2008

Buff Nuff

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  • Filed under: video
  • 06/03/2008

Top 10: Richie Spice, Jackson Conti, Munk

Richie Spice
Gideon Boot
VP
Release Date: Out Now

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Catalina Estrada in Anti-Violence Campaign

She's kept busy with exhibitions, a new book, and commissions from the likes of Zune and Paul Smith. Now, Colombian-born visual artist Catalina Estrada turns her art and attention towards anti-violence in a new campaign.

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  • Filed under: news
  • 06/03/2008

Dizzee Rascal Preps Tour Dates

Fresh off a tour co-headlined with Def Jux boss EL-P, Dizzee Rascal returns to the road for a few dates in North America this summer. The U.K.-based grime innovator will be bringing his rhymes to major North American cities, including a stop at Toronto's Rogers Picnic festival, where he'll be joined by Cat Power, Chromeo, Animal Collective, and others. Read more » 

  • Filed under: news
  • 06/02/2008

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