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Festival fashion 2014 // Bindis are the new flower crowns, according to Coachella

So if Vanessa Hudgens is anything to go by, we’ll all be wearing bindis and embellished kaftans to festivals in 2014. 2013′s fascination with flower crowns now looks decidedly droopy, and instead, Coachella…

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The Chimp Store spring/summer 2014 lookbook // All about ‘head’ wear, apparently

OK, so we get they’re called The Chimp Store (in homage to Planet of the Apes) and that they sell streetwear so need to be a little bit hip and a little bit…

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UK Eurovision entry 2014 // Molly Smitten-Downes – Children of the Universe

While we’re slightly disappointed that Geri Halliwell/Wet Wet Wet/Rylan won’t be reppin’ the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014, we must admit we’re slightly relieved to have a credible artist singing for…

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Is ‘quiche’ the new ‘fetch’? Lindsay Lohan thinks so.

Quiche keeps cropping up of late. Not the moist, pastry-based savoury, squelchy sort of cake, popular in the 80s. But the word. Quiche. QUICHE. It first came to our attention as a ‘thing’…

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The A-Z of Dance [VIDEO] // All done in jeans and not a split in sight

Float like an Arabesque, spin like a B-Boy, wobble like a Chicken Noodle Soup… this is the A-Z of Dance, brought to you by i-D and Diesel. Showing us how freakin’ flexible Diesel’s…

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Kate Moss promotes new Topshop collection for 2014, discusses her bow legs

While we are obviously WELL EXCITED about Kate Moss’s new Topshop collection (out next month, HURRY UP), the thing that caught our eye in her Sunday Times interview to promote the range was…

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Nike x Liberty Summer 2014 collaboration // Get on our feet this instant

Continuing with their collaborative ways, the latest drop of the Nike x Liberty collection for SS14 has just landed, and, as per usual, we want it all. In contrast to the more colourful…

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Feast for a fiver // Savage Salads, Soho

Never thought I’d see the day where I’d be queueing for salad (SALAD?!), but THAT’S how good Savage Salads are. And judging by the fact there’s always a line for their stall snaking…

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Adidas Originals x The Farm Company // Iconic sports styles get pimped up for spring

Taking two of this summer’s BIG mainstream fashion trends – sports luxe and funky florals – Adidas Originals have collaborated with Brazilian brand The Farm Company to create a gorgeous collection we just…

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Blow Out (and about) // Goat racing. In London. Not KIDDING.

Boats aren’t the only thing Oxford and Cambridge like to race, oh no. They’ll also be pitting two pygmy goats against each other on Sunday 6th April to see which university is best….

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Blow Out (and about) // Berwick Street Record Store Day

Make like you’re living the High Fidelity DREAM by attending this year’s Berwick Street Record Store Day on Saturday 19th April. Free outdoor gigs, DJ sets and in-store activities will take place up…

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What’s big in our box // First Aid Kit – My Silver Lining

Basically, if you like the sound of Haim, The Pierces and Le Blow faves Say Lou Lou, plus the look of Fleetwood Mac, or possibly even the girls from ABBA, First Aid Kit…

John Lennon

River Island and War Child Come Together for T-Shirt collection

1970s John Lennon was super cool – and oh-so now, style-wise. From his round shades, collection of khaki army surplus shirts, severe centre part and well-worn tennis sneaks, he also had an enviable…

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What’s big in our box // VV Brown ft. Kele Okereke – Faith

VV Brown is BACK (nope, we’re not sure where she went), and she’s brought Kele Okereke off of that Bloc Party with her. Faith is the third single to be taken from her…

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Blow out (and about) // ASOS Marketplace becomes part of the Fox Problem

Two of our favourite things on teh Internets – ASOS Marketplace and  online series, the Fox Problem – are joining hipster forces this weekend and next for a fashion-fuelled pop-up event. ASOS Marketplace…

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As cheap as chips // Get the Moschino AW14 look for less

As Jeremy Scott’s debut show for Moschino drew to a close in Milan, the notification beeps on my iPhone started to sound like an Alice DeeJay track circa 1998, because SHIT JUST GOT…

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Game on // Topshop X Adidas Originals

Topshop and Adidas and whiskers on kittens – now those are a few of our favourite things! Souped-up sports luxe has never been hotter (Chanel couture crystal-encrusted trainer, anyone?) and so the new…

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Blow out (and about) // Learn to play ukulele in a London pub

If you’ve ever fancied learning to play the guitar but it all seems like too much effort, you GOTS to sign up for this ukulele workshop. In less than two hours, you’ll master…

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Are you a Stan fan? // Adidas relaunches the Stan Smith tennis shoe

The Adidas Stan Smith tennis trainer is BACK after a three-year hiatus. So who knew scruffy-haired 1970s tennis champ Stanley Roger Smith would turn out to be such a style LEDGE? His name…

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Lilah Parsons, we want your job! // The MTV presenter

Lilah Parsons, 25 // TV presenter slash model slash sometime DJ Lilah Parsons first pinged onto my radar when I was scouting street style at V Festival 2013, and, after gushing over her…

Ella Eyre

What’s big in our box // 12 women to watch in music for 2014

This is what we reckon your 2014 is gonna sound like – and to spice (girl) things up a bit, we’re supporting the sistah-hood by focusing on the women who’ll be making (sound)…

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Christmas gift ideas 2013 // For the girl with geeky tomboy tendencies

Christmas gift guide for girls who are boys who like boys to be girls who do boys like they’re girls who do girls like they’re boys. What? The super cool cans These limited…

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The history of house music in 10 tunes

Tis the season for partying, and there ain’t no party like an S Club Party! No wait, we mean, like a house party! And if you’ve ever wondered where it all began, let…

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10 reasons why we love onesies // PLUS OnePiece 20% off discount code

We got on board ship onesie this time last year (it had nothing to do with One Direction, honest) and our obsession with what essentially is an adult romper suit is still going…

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Style Bite // Looking Deee-Liteful: 60s fashion in the 90s

I felt pretty pleased with myself over the summer when I (cue #humblebrag) got snapped street style at a few festivals and, when asked to ‘sum up my style in three words, came…

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What’s big in our box // Woman’s Hour – Bleeding Love (Leona Lewis cover)

This shouldn’t work, but it really, REALLY does. First heard during Made In Chelsea, during one of those #awkward coffee shop moments, Woman’s Hour have put their spin on X Factor winner Leona…

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Batkid’s best bits // Enough to melt even our hardened hearts

Miles Scott, a 5-year-old leukemia sufferer, fulfilled his wish of being Batman when San Francisco transformed into Gotham City for a day. Little Scott AKA Batkid’s day of crime-busting antics made him the…

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Funny faces // The Galaxy ad Audrey Hepburn alikes

You know we love a retro-themed ad here at Le Blow, no matter what products they’re pushing *cough* Stella Artois *cough* and Galaxy’s Audrey Hepburn ad which debuted on telly back in February…

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What’s big in our box // Lily Allen – Hard Out Here (+ lyrics)

In which Lily Allen tells us all about her baggy pussy. So, the need-to-know stuff: 1. It’s Lily Allen’s first new song since 2009. 2. It’s essentially Lily Allen vs Robin Thicke (and…

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What’s big in our box // Say Lou Lou – Beloved

You know we’ve got a lot of love for twins here at Le Blow (we blame the Sweet Valley High sisters), especially musical ones. Say Lou Lou are the latest matchy-matchy siblings flicking…

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Blow out (and about) // Get your skates on: Where to ice-skate in London

‘Tis the season for a spot of ice-skating, so unleash your inner Jayne Torvill and head to one of the pop-up ice-skating rinks in London. Oh yeah, and don’t forget to INSTAGRAM THE…

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Lady Gaga’s new song Do What U Want with R Kelly // We’ve died and gone to 90s heaven

Lady Gaga has given us a teaser of a new song from her forthcoming album ARTPOP. But the bit we’re most excited about? It’s a duet with R Kelly! YES. R Kelly’s BACK…

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What’s big in our box // We Are Twin – The Way We Touch

We’re admittedly a bit slow off the mark sharing this track. It’s been out and in our heads on loop since mid-August. It’s the sort of bouncy up-tempo track that feels like it…

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What’s big in our box // Pr0files – Call Yourself a Lover

Call yourself a lover… but you don’t call me Crikey. This song is moodier than Le Blow HQ with synchronized PMS. They say Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, but it…

Christine Keeler

Blow out (and about) // Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Stephen Ward musical: Sex, spies and 60s scandal

What: Andrew lloyd Webber’s Stephen Ward musical When: 3rd December 2013 – 1st March 2014 Where: Aldwych Theatre, Aldwych, London WC2B 4DF (Box Office: 0844 847 2379) Woss the damage: Prices from £15…

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Blow out (and about) // Future Cinema presents Ghostbusters – who ya gonna call etc

Following their successful summer screenings of Dirty Dancing in the UK’s biggest outdoor film event, Future Cinema are getting spooky for Halloween. The eerie Art Deco atmosphere of the Troxy will become the…

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Fashion flashback // 90s supermodels sure knew how to party in style

Supermodels were waaaay better in the 90s. There, we said it. Sure, you’ve got Cara Delevingne posting boss-eyed pics on Instagram and Suki Waterhouse dating Bradley Cooper, but back in the 90s supermodels…

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What’s big in our box // Neon Jungle – Trouble (vs Shampoo’s version)

Hmmm. We felt like we should include new girl band Neon Jungle’s debut release Trouble in the Le Blow music news round-up as, aside from the fact we’re a squillion years older than…

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Inspect our gadgets // Samsung Galaxy 2 (7.0) WiFi Tablet review

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) is a no-nonsense, small but perfectly formed tablet that makes for easy web-browsing from the comfort of your sofa, watching videos on the go and sharing all…

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Blow out (and about) // Urban Food Fest – making Shoreditch carpark your new dining room

What: Urban Food Fest When: Every Saturday night (5pm – 12 midnight) for the next couple of months Where: Euro Car Parks, 163-175 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London, E1 6HU Getting there: Nearest…

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What’s big in our box // Chela – Romanticise

Another day, another Le Blow musical girl crush on an Aussie songstress. This time we’ve got a fancy for Melbourne siren Chela. Her new single Romanticise is everything we like in a track:…

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What’s big in our box // Owl Eyes – Hurricane

I hadn’t heard of Owl Eyes until I stumbled across her new single Hurricane, and while I can’t confirm if she has a head that swivels all the way round, I can tell…

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What’s big in our box // Misun – Hills and Trails

Oooh, we haven’t got excited about new choons in a while (mainly because we’ve been too bloody busy to listen to any) but Washington DC based threesome Misun (pronounced ‘me-sun’) have certainly got…

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Blow out (and about) // Cutty Cargo London Party: Cutty Sark, cocktails and Jessie Ware, oh my!

There are few things in life we love more than whisky, cocktails, big burgers, bangin’ tunes and parties in giant crates, so you can imagine our excitement when the press release for the…

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Inspect our gadgets // HTC One smartphone review

With its sleek aluminum body, a live home screen that streams all of your favourite content, a photo gallery that comes to life and dual frontal stereo speakers, we were more than happy…

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What’s big in our box // Lady Gaga Vs Katy Perry – are you applauding or roaring?

Lady Gaga’s back, and don’t we know it; after a hiatus involving her recuperating from a broken leg (and dented ego) in a golden wheelchair, Lady G has got a new single out…

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Blow out (and about) // YrStore Boxpark WAH Nails takeover

What: YrStore pop-up When: Six week installation from 8th August 2013 Where: Boxpark – Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6GY Getting there: Nearest Tube – Shoreditch High Street Yr are the world’s first…

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All the young dudes // The new breed of boys making music to shake your tail feather to

This isn’t me having a perve (OK, it totally is, but these boys literally sound as good as they look), it’s just that I’ve noticed a bit of a trend of late; a…

Skate Kings Cross

Blow out (and about) // We wanna be Roller Girls at Skate King’s Cross

What: Skate King’s Cross When: 12th July – 6th September, Tuesdays to Sundays Where: West Handyside Canopy (Next to Central Saint Martins), King’s Cross, London, N1C Getting there: Nearest Tube – King’s Cross…

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Brooke Persich, we want your job // The jewellery designer

Brooke Persich, 24 // Jewellery designer Now, you know I’ve got a thing for rings. And skulls. Hellz, there was even a SKULL RING at the top of my Christmas wish-list last year….

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Seven of the best natural beauty products // That don’t smell like a hippy’s flip-flop

Funny how being ill can really give you the kick-up-the-arse needed to re-evaluate your lifestyle, eh? Having been pretty under-the-weather, to say the least, of late I’ve had to give my daily routine…

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Blow Out (and about) // Life in my Shoes charity exhibition ft. Kate Moss and Denise Lewis

What: Life in my Shoes exhibition ft. Kate Moss When: June 25th – July 5th 2013, 24/7 Where: Outside on the Riverside Walkway on London’s South Bank Getting there: Nearest Tube – Waterloo…

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What’s big in our box // Dizzee Rascal – Goin’ Crazy ft. Robbie Williams

Dizzee Rascal’s linked up with Robbie Williams for his new single Goin’ Crazy. We shouldn’t like this collaboration, but *whispers* we really, really do. TBH, we’ve been fans of Dizzee Rascal since Flex,…

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How my iPhone helped me meet my fashion hero, Terry De Havilland

Can a smartphone change your life? Can it? I was going to entitle this post ‘can a smartphone SAVE your life?’ but thought that was a bit dramz. I mean, I s’pose it…

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What’s big in our box // Miles Kane – Don’t Forget Who You Are

Le Blow’s Amy and I were lucky enough to recently be invited to a ve-ry intimate sesh with Wirral’s own Modfather, Miles Kane. I’ve made it  sound a bit like a sordid threesome….

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Blow Out (and about) // The Chris Bracey exhibition at Scream London – it’s a bit of all bright

What: Chris Bracey exhibition – I’ve Looked Up To Heaven And Been Down To Hell When: 12th April to 1st June 2013 Where: Scream Gallery, 27-28 Eastcastle Street, London W1W 8DH Getting there:…

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Blow Out (and about) // The Terry de Havilland pop-up shop AKA the Rock ‘n’ Roll Cobbler is BACK!

What: Cobblers to Carnaby St! – Terry de Havilland pop-up shop When: Now until mid-July 2013 Where: 8 Ganton Street, London, W1F 7QP Getting there: Nearest tube – Oxford Circus Terry de Havilland,…

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What’s big in our box // Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines ft. T.I., Pharrell

You already know we’re feeling Pharrell in a BIG way. (Oh, how we wish we WERE feeling Pharell in a big way!). And fresh fom his collaboration with hot bots Daft Punk, he’s…

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Sunshine soundtrack // 10 songs that scream 90s summertime

Oh, the 90s gave good summer song. Maybe it was the wave of head swaying, fringe-flopping-in-face, bouncy Britpop (we’re looking at YOU, Alex from Blur) or maybe it was the chav-tastic RnB choons…

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What’s big in our box // Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams – Get Lucky

We’d forgotten how much we a) like Daft Punk and b) fancy Pharrell Williams. Remember his saucepot vocals on N.E.R.D.’s She Wants To Move? Yes. Yes, we DO want to move. On you….

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Blow Out (and about) // Taken by Storm: An exhibition of really ridiculously good-looking models

What: Taken by Storm £££: FREE When: April 18th to May 2nd 2013 Where: Joseph’s Westbourne Grove Store, 230-236 Westbourne Grove, London, W11 2RH ? Getting there: Neaest tube – Ladbroke Grove or…

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What’s big in our box // Snoop Lion ft. Miley Cyrus (srsly) – Ashtrays and Heartbreaks

This track is full of so much WTF?-ness, it’s unreal. Snoop Dogg’s new track Ashtrays and Heartbreaks has well and truly got us scratching the exposed crevic of our arse-cheeks in wonderment: Snoop…

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Blow Out (and about) // African Beauty – a photographic exhibition by John Kenny

What: African Beauty – a photographic exhibition by John Kenny £££: FREE When: Friday 24th May – Sunday 9th June 2013 Where: The Africa Centre, 38 King Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 8JT…

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Blow Out (and about) // WAH Nails pop-up in BOXPARK

What: WAH Nails pop-up When: April 11th – July 4th 2013 Where: Unit 26 @ BOXPARK, 2-4 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6GY Getting there: Nearest tube: Shoreditch High Street After taking their…

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What’s big in our box // Gorgon City – Real ft. Yasmin

Now, this is a cheeky lil choon. If you like your house deep ‘n’ durrrrrty, in the Disclosure sorta stylee, you’re probably all over North London DJ/producer combo Gorgon City’s Real already. It’s…

Young Galaxy New Summer

What’s big in our box // Young Galaxy – New Summer

If you like the following, you’ll defo LOVE this track: Florence ‘and-the-Machine’ Welch’s mystical musings Kate Bush’s madcap banshee-like wailings in the 80s. Or Enya. A-Ha’s Cry Wolf (a-woooooooooo!) Mystic Meg as fashspiration…

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The Fox Problem // Le Blow goes live on the telly (sorta)

It’s no secret that Le Blow’s Amy and I would quite like to be on the telly, presenting a programme that’s a sort of mash-up of Street Mate, Why Don’t You and The…

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What’s big in our box // Say Lou Lou – Julian

Oh look, it’s ABBA’s Frida and Agnetha! (It isn’t). Australian/Swedish twin sisters (some girls get ALL the hot) Say Lou Lou (formerly known as Saint Lou Lou, keep up) serve up this delicious…

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Fashion on film // Rankin collaborates with Westfield

Shopping spaceship centre giants Westfield has launched four clickable fashion music videos produced and directed by photographer and filmmaker LEDGE Rankin. The music vids showcase four key SS13 trends and feature nifty Hotspotting…

Man Ray Portraits

Blow Out (and about) // Man Ray Portraits – strike a pose (c’mon, vogue)

What: Man Ray Portraits When: Until 27th May Where: National Portrait Gallery Getting there: Nearest tube – Charing Cross Man Ray. What a bloody excellent name that is, eh? If you’re not familiar…

Fred Butler's Easter Bonnet Party

Blow Out (and about) // What the Butler Wore – Fred Butler’s Easter Bonnet Party

Remember Easter time at school, when you’d spend ages gluing scrunched-up bits of tissue paper onto brightly coloured cardboard, trimmed with garish ribbon to make crappy Easter bonnets? Well, bonkers hat-maker and accessory…

Ronika Rough n Soothe

What’s big in our box // Ronika – Rough n Soothe

We knew we’d like Ronika when we found out her forthcoming EP was inspired by ‘Miami Sound Machine, the reggae influences of Sophia George and the golden years of Rn’B when Mariah Carey…

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