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Thursday, 6 September
Despite not having got round to that solo album yet, Dr Dre has been named the richest man in hip-hop with an estimated fortune of $100m. P Diddy is way behind him at Number 2 with a mere $45m and Jay-Z is third $35m. Thank goodness for all those footballers wearing Beats By Dre headphones, eh?
Kanye West - fourth richest, $35m - has reportedly rapped about the origins of girlfriend Kim Kardashian's fame on a track from forthcoming album Cruel Summer, declaring: "My girl a superstar all from a home movie". We presume he knows it wasn't a holiday film and was shot in the, er, bedroom?
Frank Turner has denied he is right wing. MP Kerry McCarthy tweeted the singer-songwriter had said the BNP are hard left and socialism was "retarded", prompting The Guardian to round-up a selection of his more right leaning comments. The old Etonian has since declared he is libertarian suggesting: "I just think the world works better when people are left alone to do what they want as much as possible."
Singer Patti LaBelle has agreed to pay $100,00 to a mother and child she threw tantrum at in New York in 2010.
Read Yeasayer discussing their new album Fragrant World.
Michael Fassbender is set to appear in a film by Jon Ronson inspired by the late musical comedian Frank Sidebottom.
Michael K Williams who played Omar in The Wire has revealed the playlist he used to get into character as the Baltimore outlaw.
Watch the video for Muse's new video Madness - and get our current issue, Q315, for an exclusive interview with the trio.
The Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry is working with Kronos Quartet on a project called Music For Heart & Breath which will incorporate the performers' heartbeats into the music.
Chicago rapper Jojo was shot dead in his hometown on Tuesday night. The MC, real name Joseph Coleman, attained some notoriety due to an ongoing feud with Chief Keef.
Watch Ellie Goulding's new video for Anything Could Happen.
Songwriter and session musician Joe South, who worked with the likes of Gene Vincent, Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin and more, died yesterday aged 72.
Kylie Minogue will release new album, The Abbey Road Sessions, on October 29.
Anna Calvi has recorded a session in Tate Britain inspired by the gallery's artworks. Watch below.
Read this week's Q&a interview with cult favourites The Raveonettes who are celebrating 10 years as a band.
The Futureheads are releasing an acoustic, "gypsy-punk" version of their track The Beginning Of The Twist on 15 October. Have a listen.
The Black Keys have invited the dancing car sales man from the Lonely Boy video, part time actor and bouncer Derrick T Tuggle, to join them at the MTV Video Awards tonight. He's prepared a speech in case the band win.
Possibly the biggest support slot of their lives, The National opened up President Barack Obama in Des Moines, Iwoa, as the Democratic convention came to town. Watch below (via Pitchfork.com).
Robbie Williams has admitted that he wasn't "really engaged" in his most recent releases, but is back, back, back for new album Take The Crown (out 5 November). "I want to dominate the charts. I want to take on the world. I want to be a top pop star," he declared.
Watch Beth Orton's new video for Magpie.
The Vaccines are holding off Two Door Cinema Club as both bands battle for the Number 1 UK album this week, while in the singles it's a three way race between Ne-Yo, Pink and The Script, according to the official midweek charts.
Today's Track Of The Day is The Cribs with Anna
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
12:00 PM | 06/09/2012
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