Big Sean explained why his hometown homie Mike Posner didn't make the album and why there was a lack of Kanye West production on Finally Famous. [BootlegKev]

Pharaohe Monch addressed the usage of the N-word in music. [HipHopDX]

Shia LaBeouf is in talks with Marilyn Manson to shoot a documentary to accompany the rocker's upcoming album. [NME]

Check out New York magazine's exploration of the new-wave rap duo Shabazz Palaces. [NYMag]

Get familiar with these 11 successful artist brands that extend far beyond music. [BlackEnterprise]