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Mumford & Sons Plan Rap Album With Jay-Z, Kanye Promises New Music & More

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Good news rap fans, Mumford & Sons are possibly planning a hip-hop album. “We really want to rap. We’ve got so much to say,” front man Marcus Mumford told Rolling Stone. “We’ve been talking with Jay-Z about it, you know. It’s gonna be a fresh experience for our band.” How about a silent album? [Complex]

Despite the controversy regarding his recent rant, Kanye West has promised some exciting news for fans. “I wanted to let you know, I’m working on my new shit,” he said during his most recent performance. Cool, let’s hear it. [HipHopDX]

A memorial for rapper Tim Dog has been scheduled fgor Friday, March 8, at Glendale Baptist Church in Harlem, from 6-10PM. The “Fuck Compton” rapper died of complications from a seizure last week. He was 46. [AllHipHop]

If you aren’t up on what Boston-based label Get On Down Records is doing, check out their latest gem, the Premium Collection release of Ghostface‘s classic debut, Ironman. The package comes with a 24-karat gold CD, cherry trophy case, custom Ironman plaque, 48-page insert with liner notes and lyrics, gold foil stickers and an ill jigsaw puzzle of the cover art. These guys are killing it. Only 2,000 made, so cop while you can. [GetOnDown]

Here’s a tour through Art Basel Miami, aka “Art Ballin’,” courtesy of Riff Raff. “A classic case of Romeo vs. Juliet. But came back in time.” Amazing. [YouTube]

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