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.
Suge Knight’s Son Believes Tupac Is Alive and in Malaysia
Suge J. Knight is the latest to offer a theory that Tupac Shakur didn't die in 1996.
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.
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.
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.'
Prince Can’t Wait Until ‘Wednesday’
Prince wrote "Wednesday" as an opportunity for Jill Jones to shine in 'Purple Rain,' but it wound up on the cutting room floor.
Tupac Signs With Death Row From Prison: Sept. 16 in Hip-Hop History
On this day in hip-hop history, Tupac Shakur joined up with Death Row, Usher had his breakthrough, Jay-Z previewed 'In My Lifetime, Vol. 1' and Mariah Carey showed off a different side of her.
How to Watch Aretha Franklin’s Funeral
Friday's service will be broadcast online and on TV.
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.
Usher Has Sold the ‘Mezmerizing’ Mansion He Bought From L.A. Reid for $1.5 Million
Usher first saw L.A. Reid's house in 1991 and bought it seven years later. Now he's sold it for $1.5 million.