How J.Cole avoided the label of "backpack rapper" and achieved mainstream success. [via Handlebar]

A piece about bands that blew up and then fell off. [via The Guardian]

Kendrick Lamar talks about linking up with Drake. [via GoodFellaMedia]

Rumors suggest that Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. will appear on Madonna's next single. [via Idolator]

Fat Joe says his next album is for the ladies. [via HipHopDX]

Justin Bieber pulled over in a Batman Cadillac. [via TMZ]

Info on the Damon Albarn and Flea album is revealed. [via ConsequenceOfSound]

The auction for EMI is almost over, but there's no clear winner yet. [via HollywoodReporter]