"Lemme tell you 'bout this cat named Heathcliff. Just kidding, y'all!"
'It’s already giving me the feel of a timeless album, and right now is her time.'
Plus: The Roots go back to the studio.
He's either close to a deal with Epic or close to a deal with Warner — or both! — depending on whom you believe.
He says he's bought out of his contract with Universal.
Shakir Stewart died on Saturday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
He's trying to finish his album, but Def Jam keeps distracting him with "denim parties."
Plus: Colin Farrell signs on for 'Triage' and Jermaine Dupri signs on to run a hilarious new record label.
There's a new Jay-Z song!
Also: Nas responds to Def Jam in a totally reasonable manner!
Plus news about Nas, Sam Raimi, and the Man Booker Prize.