The 10 Best Remixes By Ad-Rock

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The Beastie Boys' Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2 comes out Tuesday. But beyond the trio's newest collection of raffish rap japes, Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz--the Beastie who isn't going gray and who isn't rumored to be related to Saved By The Bell's Screech Powers--has been steadily carving out a niche for himself as the unthreatening hip-hop figure to approach when an artist wants to swaddle a song in a classic coat of downtown New York chic. His latest effort, an electronically muted tweaking of fellow New Yorkers Rival Schools' "69 Guns," is a fine prompt to delve into ten of his most varied remix jaunts.

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Lady Sovereign Is Gay

And has been, for some time, apparently! Above, for instance, is a video of her talking about dating girls on Celebrity Big Brother UK, a series that averaged 3.7 million viewers per night during its January 2010 run. But it takes classier outlets -- The Guardian, in this case -- to bring news like this over the sea, so we're just finding out now. Why does this matter, even a little bit? Because she's basically the most famous rapper, ever, to come out of the closet.

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Photos: Lady Sovereign at Piano's

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This looks like it was uncomfortable

Lady Sovereign
Piano's
Monday, February 2
photos by Rebecca Smeyne

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