MTV Hive's Andrew Nosnitsky reviews Nicki Minaj's new album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. [via MTVHive]

Here are five reasons why J. Cole shouldn't respond to Diggy Simmons' diss track. [via Vibe]

Village Voice's tournament for the best New York City band comes to an end. So who won? [via VillageVoice]

Willis Earl Beal played the Mercury Lounge in New York and Pigeons & Planes were there to take notes. [via Pigeons&Planes]

Here are a whole boatload of albums to look forward to in the coming months. [via Pitchfork]

Scuba talks the roots of dubstep and how the '90s inspired his new album, Personality. [via Spinner]

Consequence of Sound reviews the new album from De La Soul off-shoot First Serve. [via ConsequenceOfSound]