Watching A$AP Rocky's ascent to stardom has been wild. The Harlem rapper has officially been announced as the opening act on Rihanna s 2013 Diamonds World Tour, kicking off March 8, and hits 28 cities across North America. [FACT]

Check out Nas and Lauryn Hill sharing the stage in Washington, D.C., as part of their Life is Good/Black Rage tour. [KSYDC]

You may have trouble guessing how Game met the mother of his children. She's a school teacher... [RickeySmiley]

J. Cole has announced the release date of his sophomore LP, Born Sinner, which will hit shelves on his 28th birthday, Jan. 28, 2013. [HipHopDX]

The New York Times sat down with Uncle Luke to talk about boat orgies, golf and his "scandalous" early years. Pretty ill. [NYT]

Check out a new song, "Valerie," from the Weeknd's forthcoming album, Trilogy, arriving Nov. 13. [Rap-Up]

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