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A monster truck carried Earl Simmons’s crimson casket from Yonkers to Brooklyn for his memorial service at Barclays Center on Saturday night. A huge entourage of motorcyclists, the majority of them Ruff Ryders, took part in the late rapper’s funeral procession to the arena, met by hundreds of fans, which grew to thousands as the night wore on, who converged in front of Barclays and on adjacent sidewalks to celebrate DMX’s life. Motorcycles, four-wheelers, and dirt bikes zoomed down nearby streets; a handful of riders maneuvered wheelies, while some rode standing up. The soundtrack was loud and raw, befitting a gravelly-voiced rapper…

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Rolling Stones frontman Sir Mick Jagger has revealed the real story behind his long-lost rock ‘n’ roll memoirs. The singer previously refused to allow his autobiography to be published, at one point claiming he couldn’t remember writing it in the 1980s. But speaking to BBC 6 Music’s Matt Everitt, he explained: “I really didn’t enjoy it… reliving my life, to the detriment of living in the now.” Sir Mick said he gave up as reminiscing “takes a lot out of you”. “It takes a lot of reliving emotions, reliving friendships, reliving ups and downs,” he added. Describing the process as “dull and…

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Sierra Leonean writer Vickie Remoe replaces the famous “A is for Apple” with “A is for Akara” in her children’s book called Adama Loves Akara. She told the BBC’s Focus on Africa that she wanted to have a book that had things children could relate to. Akara are fried dumplings, or fritters, popular in West Africa. In Nigeria they’re made out of beans, while in other parts of the continent as well as in Brazil and parts of Caribbean the sweet variety is made from rice flour and bananas. “There are lots of cultural moments that I put in the…

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Denmark has ceased giving the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid vaccine amid concerns about rare cases of blood clots, the first European country to do so fully. The move is expected to delay the country’s vaccination programme by several weeks. Drug watchdog the European Medicines Agency last week announced a possible link with clots but said the risk of dying of Covid-19 was much greater. Several European countries had previously briefly suspended the jab. Most have now resumed vaccinations with AstraZeneca, but often with limits to older age groups. On Tuesday, the US, Canada and the European Union paused the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for…

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