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Weekly Rap Up: Young Thug's Lawyer, J. Cole Using The 'N' Word, 'secret' Wu-Tang album

For our first weekly rap-up series, we share our views on some of the latest headlines in Hip Hop, Rap and other topical shenanigans. We get into:


  • Young Thug's lawyer held in contempt after claiming the judge was tampering with witnesses
  • Actor Malcolm Jamal Warner on J Cole's use of the 'n' word
  • The 'secret' Wu-Tang Clan album, the lawsuit against Martin Shkreli, fans being able to invest in the release and listening sessions in New York and Australia


We also share some of our favourite new music from this week.


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