PopMatters' article about Lupe Fiasco's Tribe Called Quest faux pas from a few weeks back has a lot of insightful things to say. (Status Ain't Hood just wrote on the same thing.)

I don't link much to PopMatters, but I'm gonna keep going: This "In Defense of Britney" column is a pretty good read. By the way, Billboard changed its rules so that the Eagles' Wal-Mart-only release could reign over Brit on this week's chart.

And this one argues that Barenaked Ladies are making some of the best, most relevant protest music of today.

AND they have an interview with Glenn Mercer of the Feelies.

More than half the people who bought In Rainbows chose not to pay.

Wow, Tim Kring is actually apologizing for how bad the first few episodes of Heroes have been.

Strike news, a video from our man Lupe and more after the jump...

PopMatters' article about Lupe Fiasco's Tribe Called Quest faux pas from a few weeks back has a lot of insightful things to say. (Status Ain't Hood just wrote on the same thing.)

I don't link much to PopMatters, but I'm gonna keep going: This "In Defense of Britney" column is a pretty good read. By the way, Billboard changed its rules so that the Eagles' Wal-Mart-only release could reign over Brit on this week's chart.

And this one argues that Barenaked Ladies are making some of the best, most relevant protest music of today.

AND they have an interview with Glenn Mercer of the Feelies.

More than half the people who bought In Rainbows chose not to pay.

Wow, Tim Kring is actually apologizing for how bad the first few episodes of Heroes have been.

Strike news, a video from our man Lupe and more after the jump...

Let's do that strike news now:

•EW has an anonymous diary from one of the striking TV writers. It makes me say "Damn, labor disputes suck."

•Deadline Hollywood Daily still has the most exhaustive coverage. Tons of good info in there.

•At least seven primetime shows have shut down production so far.

•The Office has still been shooting, but not much.

•Even the writers on Dancing With the Stars are on strike.

You can now purchase a Ghostface doll, proving that Wu-Tang is, in fact, for the children.

South Park's "Imaginationland" trilogy will be released on DVD next year.

Garth Brooks is now the top-selling solo artist of all time, besting Elvis.

CMJ has another new Tokyo Police Club song. Just put out an album already, guys.

I'm assuming a large portion of my readers are only casual hip-hop listeners like me, so I'm asking: Have you heard Saigon? His Dec. 4 release is getting a lot of buzz. Check this track to see if you agree.

While we're on the subject, here's another track from that Cam'ron mixtape that comes out today.

Lastly, here's that Lupe video I promised. It's called "Superstar":

And what the hell, here's Jay-Z's new "Roc Boys (And the Winner Is...)" video too: