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Nicki Minaj: her Minajesty

Eccentric rhymes, raw sexuality and bossy swagger have made Nicki Minaj the definitive hip hop fantasy figure of our generation. As the musical chameleon prepares to unleash The PinkPrint, we take a trip into her surreal world

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Dutch E Germ: dust 2 dust

Tim DeWit survived shootings, Gang Gang Dance and Kanye West to emerge as one of 2014's most vital musicians. Here, he tells his story for the first time

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Lykke Li: the survivor

With her brilliantly brutal new album, the Swedish singer pulled herself back from the brink. We hear how there's salvation in her wounded rhymes