Drake says he will be incorporating new sounds and more uptempo beats on his sophmore album Take Care. [HipHopDX]

Check out this close examination of Wyclef Jean's relationship with Haiti, and what exactly it is that he is trying to save in his homeland. [NYTimes]

Who mysteriously  hacked Rick Ross' Twitter account this week, and started making references to 50 Cent and G-Unit? These guys have their suspicions. [egotrip]

Robin Thicke is teaming back up with Pharrell for his fifth album. [RapUp]

In an effort to remain sober as part of his probation, Lil Wayne has banned all alcoholic beverages on his tour bus and backstage while on the I Am Still Music tour. [TMZ]

Swizz Beatz opens up about DMX and supports him in his current battle with drugs. [AllHipHop]

Snoop Dogg talks about possibly buying a home in the UK and says he may record some "baby-making music" for the royal newleds Prince William and Kate. [TheSun]

RZA recalls a random encounter that challenged him to stop sampling and inspired him to start studying music theory. [MTV]