A thank you to Kurt Cobain for sharing not only his own music, but the sometimes obscure music that he loved. [Consequence of Sound]

An article about the thriving underground hip-hop scene. [Slate]

Mos Def and Talib Kweli add dates to their current tour schedule. [HipHopDX]

An interview with Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire. [MTV Hive]

Voting for the MTV European Music Awards is now open, and Lady Gaga and Britney Spears are in the lead with the most nominations. [MTVEMA]

Information on the partnership between Live Nation Entertainment and Universal Music Group. [The Hollywood Reporter]