Jay-Z Owes Me $7M: Suit.
Bronx clothing designer Dwayne Walker claims he designed the Roc-a-Fella logo and is seeking millions in unpaid royalties.
[ NY Daily News ]
Rapper Nas Says That Shaq is a Better Rapper Than Kobe [Video].
The hard-hitting journalism: “Shaq got a classic hip-hop album,” says Nas. Adds Cedric Ceballos: “[Kobe’s] got a Wu-Tang Clan-like style.”
[ Los Angeles Times ]
Q&A: The Gourmand Behind New York’s $666 ‘Douche Burger.’
Let’s have a toast to the douche-burger! The ingredients? “A foie gras-stuffed Kobe patty covered in Gruyere cheese that’s been melted with champagne steam and topped with lobster, truffles, caviar, and a BBQ sauce made with Kopi Luwak coffee beans that have been pooped out by some sort of animal called the Asian palm civet. The whole thing is then served in a gold-leaf wrapper.”
[ Bloomberg Businessweek ]
Bob Babbitt, Motown Bassist With Funk Brothers, Dies at 74.
Farewell to the man who provided the bass lines for Motown hits like the Temptations’ “Ball of Confusion” and Marvin Gaye’s “Inner City Blues.”
[ NY Times ]
Five Rap Songs That Reference Tom Hanks Films.
List by Phillip Mlynar. As an important sidenote, more than once, in ego trip meetings, we’ve wished out loud that Tom Hanks would make another movie like Bachelor Party .
[ MTV ]
Trackmasters Tell All: The Stories Behind Their Classic Records (Part 1).
Production duo on how Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs was the master of taking credit and discuss how they were never properly credited for making Biggie’s “Who Shot Ya?” and Method Man’s “You’re All I Need to Get By” remix. By Insanul Ahmed.
[ Complex ]
5 Things SPIN Learned About Big Boi’s Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors .
A$AP Rocky makes a cameo on Daddy Fat Sax’s next album due out in November in part because the OutKast MC’s son got his dad to listen to the Harlem rapper. This and other tidbits by Luke McCormick.
[ Spin ]