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.
60 Hip-Hop ‘Firsts': Rap’s Must-Know Milestones
We look at some of the most important "firsts" in hip-hop, from its origins to the present day.
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.
Ice-T Quoted in Florida Official’s Resignation Letter
Following a nasty Facebook spat, a Florida official resigned from her position, but not before quoting the title of Ice-T's third album.
The Rap History of ‘Sorry to Bother You’ Director Boots Riley
With Boots Riley's star on the rise thanks to 'Sorry to Bother You,' we look at his long history as the leader of the Oakland political hip-hop group the Coup.
Color Me Badd’s Bryan Abrams Arrested After Shoving Bandmate During Concert
The lead singer of Color Me Badd shoved Mark Calderon during a concert on Saturday, July 21.
July 9 in Hip-Hop History: ‘Boyz N The Hood,’ OutKast, Mary J. Blige + More
July 9 is an important day in throwback Hip-hop and R&B history for Ice Cube, Mary J. Blige, OutKast, Prince and many others.
Framed Kanye West Tweets Are Now a Thing You Can Buy
A website is selling printouts of some of Kanye West's greatest moments on Twitter.
Joe Jackson Laid to Rest in Private Funeral, Janet Reportedly Attends
The Jackson family patriarch was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, the same cemetery as his son, Michael.
Gorillaz’ Hip-Hop History: Revisiting 27 Daring Collaborations
Over 17 years and six albums, the animated rock band Gorillaz have worked with many rappers, including Snoop Dogg, Vince Staples and De La Soul.
‘A Nation of Millions’ Keeps Growing: 24 Wild and Diverse Covers of Songs From Public Enem…
We've found 24 extremely diverse and creative covers of songs from Public Enemy's 1988 classic 'It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back.'