Pitchfork's resident rap expert Tom Breihan (formerly of the invaluable Status Ain't Hood) wonders where hip-hop goes from here.
On a lighter, more sarcastic note, All Hip Hop lists the top 10 rap songs white people love. Personally, I think "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It" should be a little higher.
Lil Wayne wrote to fans from prison.
Erykah Badu paid the price for going nude in Dallas, and that price was $500.
That Erin Andrews can't catch a break: First a stalker secretly films her in the nude, now she's getting death threats.
Slate thinks it would be a bad idea to let Justin Bieber take your daughter to prom.
Bob Dylan has been banned from China.
Hollywood has two competing versions of "The Three Musketeers" in development.
The Books have a long-awaited new album on the way.
The L.A. Times wonders where improvisation comes from.
Lastly, we've got Surfer Blood performing "Floating Vibes" in a gas station for Pitchfork TV. The bright young lads will be back in Columbus at The Summit this Sunday, April 11.