News you may have missed courtesy of our sister site The Drop:

Kanye West has been criticized by The Human Rights Foundation for his recent performance in Kazakhstan -- a country they describe as "a human rights wasteland." [Read more]

Danny Brown reveals the official (and very regal) cover art for his forthcoming 'Old' album, due out Sept. 30 via Fool's Gold. [Read more]

21-year-old Bronx newcomer Scotty Rebel reveals exclusively to The Drop an upcoming collaboration with Ne-Yo called 'Lesbian,' and discusses her struggles in the industry and her forthcoming studio album. [Read more]

Collie Buddz kept a diary of his time on the first leg of the Good Vibes 2013 Tour for The Drop, where he even celebrated his birthday on stage in front of thousands of people. [Read more]

Queens collective World's Fair released their debut album, 'Bastards of the Party,' earlier this week, but is it worth a download? Read The Drop's review. [Read more]