Jay-Z: What Makes a Classic Track

A great song doesn't attempt to be anything — it just is. When you hear a great song, you can think of where you were when you first heard it, the sounds, the smells. It takes the emotions of a moment and holds it for years to come. It transcends time. A great song has

Lil Wayne's Tha Carter IV Looking At April Release

Equipped with 3-4 pre-prison tracks, Lil Wayne (the model) says Tha Carter IV will be full of new music and is looking at an April release (maybe even March). Now he wants his spot back. He's prepping Tha Carter IV for an April release, maybe March if the promotional machine can gear up fast enough.

Nas' "Hip Hop's Best Lyricists" List for Rolling Stone

In a recently started series with Rolling Stone, Nas takes some time out to list off hip hop's best lyricists (or something). When I said 'hip hop is dead' a few years ago, I felt we'd gotten away from the great wordplay and storytelling. There's a place for the party shit and a place for

Eminem Covers Rolling Stone

Click to enlarge. Marshall Mathers lands the cover of this month's issue of Rolling Stone; that hits newsstands Friday. In the cover story, Em speaks on his long battle with prescription drugs, his difficulties with women and the pain of being abandoned by his father at six months old. He also speaks on his musical

Kanye's Next Stop... Rolling Stone (Video)

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_ubzH_zd6Q] First Facebook, then Twitter, now MySpace (haha... just kidding) Rolling Stone. The promotional tour continues as Kanye stopped by Rolling Stone to played about 12 songs from his upcoming album off his laptop. West says the vibe of his new record is positivity, acknowledging that he's made mistakes in his life. Adding that he

Jay-Z Covers Rolling Stone

Hov covers this month's issue of Rolling Stone, which is on newsstands now. In the issue, Jay speaks on his infatuation with the indie rock scene right now and how Beyonce wears the pants in the relationship. While Jay is notoriously private about his life with wife Beyoncé, Binelli gets the rapper to let down

Lil Wayne x Rolling Stone

“I don’t like to stop,” Wayne tells RS‘ Chris Norris. “I believe you stop when you die.” So in the weeks before he reports to Rikers Island, Wayne is keeping busy — recording tracks bound for Tha Carter IV (the album Cash Money staffers call “C4″ because it’ll be the bomb), shooting videos with his

Megan Fox' Rolling Stone Spread

I figured since ol' girls' movie came out today, it's only right I give the dopeboyz (and girlz) a taste of Megan Fox. Hit the jump for her latest Rolling Stones spread.

Gnarls Barkley - Run

Oh yes. I'm in a great mood and this new track has everything to do with it haha. First leaked joint off Danger Mouse + Cee-Lo's beautiful monster that is Gnarls Barkley. New album, The Odd Couple, is due in April. Rolling Stone got a sneak peak. Bastards. Give Shake a preview!! DOWNLOAD: Gnarls Barkley