6 rare early Jay-Z appearances. [via Village Voice]

Confessions of music bloggers. [via Pigeons & Planes]

Turk revisits Birdman's "ruthless" business. [via HipHopDX]

Meet The Underachievers, the duo Flying Lotus signed. [via MTV Hive]

What J Dilla means to me. [via Potholes In My Blog]

The return of New York rap. [via Refined Hype]