Rolling Stone offers a preview of what we can expect to hear on Ja Rule's new album, PIL2. [via RollingStone]

What are the five best things about Jay-Z's two Carnegie Hall benefit shows? [via MTVHive]

A look at who is expected to take home the Best New Artist award at this year's Grammys. [via VillageVoice]

Consequence Of Sound reviews Neutral Milk Hotel frontman Jeff Mangum's solo gig in Chicago last night. [via ConsequenceOfSound]

Sharon Van Etten talks author Henry Miller, The Simpsons, whiskey, and more. [via Pitchfork]