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IF I WAS A RICH BOY If Raury had all the money in the world (not a complete impossibility, the way he’s going), what would he do with all that dollar? “I would start a community. It wouldn’t even just be for music. It would be for people that wanna evolve. Every tree and bush planted would grow food. There’d be no hungry or homeless people. Everyone can eat, and we’d have educational systems that teach people how to cope with themselves, and their emotions. Knowing what’s going on in your brain when you’re jealous about somebody - all that kind of stuff. Some people go their whole life not understanding themselves, but they know how to do math. Don’t get me wrong, that’s important, but we miss out on a lot of other things.”

When Hurts first signed their record contract they made a few very specific demands. Six years on, we’re wondering if they got everything they asked for. So, you demanded a drink with Simon Cowell before you signed. Theo: It was a gin and tonic to be shared in equal measures between all three of us. That didn’t happen. He is a busy man.. T: I might just turn up at Sony and say I want it, or ‘Surrender’s not coming out. What else did you ask for? T: We got a comb, and an umbrella. Adam: I got a Manchester United season ticket T: Tickets to the Michael Jackson premiere, too, and flights to LA. I put a suit on there which I still haven’t collected. What on earth possessed you to request all these things? T: We were sat in the canteen before we were about to sign, and we went ‘this is our only chance to do this. So, lets just write a fucking list.’ The lawyer had to change the official record contract. I saw him recently and he said ‘that was a busy day.’

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