Eminem speaks on the Shady 2.0 cypher at the BET Hip-Hop Awards. [HipHopDX]

A look into the many inspirations for Beyoncé's "Countdown" video. [Slate]

A comparison of a sober Lil Wayne vs. a high Lil Wayne. [Global Grind]

T.I.'s ten biggest Billboard hits. [Billboard]

MGMT plan two unique shows at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. [Pitchfork]

A review of Skillrex's show in New Jersey. [New York Times]

Nicki Minaj did the "Dance (A$$)" remix verse for Big Sean free of charge. [Rap-Up]