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Who knew a tweet from Weezy last December would unfold into the ugly soap opera that is Lil Wayne vs. Birdman? After nine months, three lawsuits, three spinoff dramas, direct verbal shots, social media shots, subliminal lyrical shots, actual gunshots, a hurled drink, two mixtapes, and an album, here we are. More »

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Frank Ocean’s Father Sues Russell Simmons

Frank Ocean's father has been absent most of his life, and Ocean has been open about what kind of effect it had on him. Back…
James Rettig | September 14, 2014 - 11:52 am

Metallica Play With Two Bassists, But Not Eminem, At Rock Hall Induction

The Rock Hall shifted gears this year for its induction ceremony, trading the swanky/stuffy hotel cocktail soiree of years past for a return to Cleveland,…
Amrit Singh | April 6, 2009 - 9:59 am

New Men Without Pants – “And The Girls Go”

Why didn’t anyone come up with this band name before Russell Simins and Dan The Automator? Hindsight, punsters. Regardless, taking a break from rocking out…
brandon | March 20, 2008 - 3:26 pm

A Statement By Russell Simmons On Behalf Of HSAN

Saul Williams's letter to Oprah touched a nerve, so thought you'd be curious to hear Russell Simmons's take on the situation: tipping towards Tipper, replete…
Stereogum | April 23, 2007 - 3:53 pm

“What’s Not Cool Is Antisemitism”

Jay-Z and Russell Simmons remind you that tolerance is always in fashion. We agree! Just wanna make sure you’re laughing at Borat for the right…
Stereogum | November 14, 2006 - 1:22 pm