Here’s what made the news today, Friday, Aug. 17, 2012:
Fatlip, the former Pharcyde MC, appears at Hip-Hop Karaoke in Toronto tonight.
Toronto's D-Sisive released a video for "To the Moon" from his album Run with the Creeps.
Cadence Weapon announced a headlining tour for Hope In Dirt City, which brings him to cities across Canada.
Brazil's Bonde do Rolê expressed their love of old-school hip-hop and, in particular, Kanye West.
Speaking of Ye, his hotly anticipated G.O.O.D. Music collab album, Cruel Summer, has been pushed back (again) to a Sept. 18 release date to accommodate a feature by Yasiin Bey.
Hollywood titans Ron Howard and Brian Grazer will produce and direct Made in America, a film about Jay-Z's upcoming festival of the same name in Philadelphia.
More or Les will release the star-studded Mastication on Sept. 4. Stream the whole album right here:
Rick Ross is on the cover of Rolling Stone.
Odd Future is putting on its first Camp Gnaw Flog Carnival in Los Angeles on Sept. 30.
Eminem brought out special guests Dr. Dre and Royce Da 5'9 during a show in Tokyo.
Drake and Chris Brown are being sued for $16 million after their fracas at a New York City club.
Jay-Z + Beyoncé, Drake, Saul Williams, Kanye, Ice Berg make Rap N.E.W.S.
on Aug 17, 2012