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.
Tupac Bailed Out of Jail: October 11 in Hip- Hop History
On this day in hip-hop history, Tupac Shakur got his freedom and Warren G put out In the Mid-Nite Hour.
Tupac’s Estate Wins Back Unreleased Music
A lawsuit filed by Afeni Shakur over royalties and ownership of unreleased recordings by Tupac has been settled.
The Best Release Date Ever? September 29 in Hip-Hop History
On this day in 1998, seminal albums from OutKast, Black Star, A Tribe Called Quest, Brand Nubian and Jay-Z all hit stores at the same time.
Lil Wayne Finally Announces Release Date for ‘Tha Carter V’
After more than four years, the wait for Lil Wayne's 'Tha Carter V' is almost over.
Watch Live as Will Smith Bungee Jumps Above the Grand Canyon
In honor of his 50th birthday today (Sept. 25), Will Smith will bungee jump out of a helicopter above the Grand Canyon and streaming it on YouTube.
Snoop Dogg Says ‘F— You’ to Kanye West for Supporting Donald Trump
Kanye West's continued support for the president hasn't sat well with Snoop Dogg.
Prince’s ‘Piano & a Microphone 1983′: A Guide to Every Track
We take a look inside all the songs found on Prince's 'Piano & a Microphone 1983.'
‘Eminem Was Never Homophobic': How Elton John Helped Rap’s Biggest Star
Elton John has long-defended Eminem against charges of homophobia, and also helped him get off drugs.
Funko Pop! Releases Two New Notorious B.I.G. Figures
Funko has put out two more figures of Notorious B.I.G. as part of their popular Pop! line.
Funko Pop! Hip-Hop and R&B Figures: A Complete Guide
We're looking at the times Funko's Pop! line has made figurines of hip-hop and R&B stars.
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.