Dave Lifton, who writes for both Ultimate Classic Rock and Diffuser, is a podcaster and author of several books. A native of New York, he now lives in Chicago, where he's usually staring out at Lake Michigan from his apartment or getting into arguments with Bears fans. Also, he likes Bruce Springsteen and pulled pork sandwiches.
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After more than four years, the wait for Lil Wayne's 'Tha Carter V' is almost over.
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Snoop Dogg Says ‘F— You’ to Kanye West for Supporting Donald Trump
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Eric B. & Rakim List Their Top 5 Hip Hop Songs
In recognition of the 45th anniversary of the founding of hip-hop, Eric B. & Rakim gave out their five favorite hip-hop songs.
Beastie Boys Revive Their Website
With a huge new book on the way, the Beastie Boys have brought back their website.
60 Hip-Hop ‘Firsts': Rap’s Must-Know Milestones
We look at some of the most important "firsts" in hip-hop, from its origins to the present day.
The Rap History of ‘Sorry to Bother You’ Director Boots Riley
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July 9 in Hip-Hop History: ‘Boyz N The Hood,’ OutKast, Mary J. Blige + More
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