A review of Jay-Z's first of two concerts at New York's historic Carnegie Hall. [via NYTimes]

Jay-Z celebrates his first Carnegie Hall show at his 40/40 Club. [via RollingStone]

A list of the top 30 fictional women in rap music. [via TheSmokingSection]

Pitchfork spotlights rising Chicago outsider artist Willis Earl Beal. [via Pitchfork]

Of Montreal frontman Kevin Barnes speaks on his band's new album, Paralytic Stalks. [via ConsequenceOfSound]

Mike G talks The Jungle Brothers reunion and what it was like in the early days of the Native Tongues. [via HipHopDX]