Lauryn Hill has managed to avoid jail time by signing a last minute deal with Sony. In order to pay the $504,000 in back taxes which she owes, Sony will receive five songs from Hill, and will also provide recording funds for a new album, which the label will release. [AllHipHop]

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev apparently quoted Kendrick Lamar on his Twitter account, writing ""No one is really violent until they're with the homies." Pretty bugged out. [NYT]

According to reports, a suspect has been arrested in the murder of Trina's 19-year-old brother, Wilbert Bain. 2y-year-old Miami resident Rob Dobson has confessed to the murder, and is currently in police custody. [HipHopDX]

Ab-Soul has enlisted Mac Miller for a new surprisingly dope new collaboration, "The End is Near." "Ab's gettin' bigger/ But I ain't do no situps," Ab-Soul raps, while Mac Miller sounds like a TDE affiliate, or maybe Don Trip. Not mad. [SoundCloud]



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