Compton native Kendrick Lamar did an interesting interview with KYSDC.com, discussing his working relationship with Dr. Dre, his family's gang banging history, and why he chose a creative path. [KYSDC]

Singer Ledisi reveals that she almost quit the music business entirely, finding herself sleeping on a friend's floor, with only $70 in her bank account, after selling over 100,000 albums. Damn. [MyMajicDC]

Machine Gun Kelly has apparently called off his feud with "grandpa" Yelawolf. Great. [SOHH]

Last bit of Frank Ocean news for the week. The singer's mother is on Twitter, and she is proud of her son. "My son is brave and honest and i am very proud of him [sic]," she writes. "My son is the most incredible human I know. Honest, true and loving." In addition to that, the singer debuted a new song today off his debut LP, Channel Orange, titled "Sweet Life." Take a listen. [Tumblr]

Looks like Method Man will reunite with the RZA on his new LP, Crystal Meth. "I'm looking forward to getting back in the studio with the kid, 'cause we just came off a Wu tour, and the camaraderie was still there. So I know the chemistry is gonna be there when we go in the studio." [AllHipHop]

Timbaland shot a new video for his Ne-Yo-featured club anthem, "Hands in the Air." Check out the behind the scenes. [Rap-Up]

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