Straight outta compton
The Revenant leads the pack with 12 nominations, ahead of Mad Max: Fury Road with 10 (oh my, a blockbuster??). Thing is, when the competition's this tight, how will you know for sure who's going to win? Let's take a look at the main categories.
Have you ever wanted to see Hillary Clinton and Ted Cruz rapping to NWA? Of course you have. Thanks to funnyman Ross Everett
Ice Cube has called George Osborne his 'homie' after hearing of his obsession with hip-hop group N.W.A. The 46-year-old rapper
Everyone knows Rapper-turned-actor Ice Cube is 'Straight Outta Compton', but not supporters of the far-right apparently. The
The N.W.A and West Coast rap story is so remarkable that it's unlikely that Straight Outta Compton will be the final cinematic word on the story - John Singleton has long been mooted to be working on a Tupac biopic - but as a first run at its subject matter, it's a riveting attempt that overcomes some lackadaisical writing and character development to deliver the knockout blows where it truly matters.
An apology is not enough. Apple's new senior executive and hip hop's first billionaire needs to wield some of his huge influence and take some positive steps to changing the culture of misogyny in hip hop and beyond.
Dr Dre has taken the striking step of speaking out, and making a public apology to the women he has previously mistreated
Many lazy news teams this fortnight have stuck to their agenda that NWA are the anti-Christ because they called women bitches and hoes. I'm not a huge fan of men demeaning women, but now even women are taking possession of this slanguage and it's taking on a life of its own...
Dr Dre is having a week of very mixed fortunes. He is enjoying his first-ever UK chart-topper with his first solo studio
As I ready for an inevitable wave of mutterings about my membership of the student media fun-police, at the very least we as a young academic community should be meanwhile expecting more from those who represent us online...