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.
Russell Simmons Is Born: Oct. 4 in Hip-Hop History
On this day in hip-hop history, Russell Simmons celebrates his birthday, while albums by Paris, Ultramagnetic MCs and Lucas were released.
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.
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.
A Tribe Called Quest Shares Their First Masterpiece: Sept. 24 in Hip-Hop History
September 24 saw A Tribe Called Quest release their first masterpiece, James Brown take some cops for a dangerous ride and a Cosby Kid head off to college.
Redman Disses MC Hammer on Debut: Sept. 22 in Hip-Hop History
Sept. 22, 1992 saw five artists, including Redman, release their debuts. Five years later, Janet Jackson found common ground between Q-Tip and Joni Mitchell.
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.'
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.
Snoop Dogg Charged With Murder: Sept. 2 in Hip-Hop History
On Sept. 2 in hip-hop history, murder was the case for Snoop Dogg and Kanye West spoke out against the Bush Administration's response to Hurricane Katrina.