T.I. managed to reach No. 2 on Billboard's 200 chart, making Trouble Man his eighth top ten album, with 179,000 copies sold first week. Can't beat Taylor Swift, though. [Billboard]

Meanwhile, guess how T.I.'s ringing in the new year? [RickeySmiley]

Mariah Carey recently received a $1,500 8-hour massage, which sounds pretty good to us, but anyway, here are some details about the massage, and why it should have been cheaper. [RickeySmiley]

Sugar Hill Music is suing Warner-Chappell Music over Naughty By Nature's 1991 single "Uptown Anthem," which allegedly sampled the Funky 4 Plus 1's "That's the Joint" 41 times in its chorus. What a great song though. [HipHopWired]

Check out Solange modeling some new looks in GQ, alongside songwriter Dev Hynes, and rockers Dirty Projectors and Grizzly Bear. [Rap-Up]

Future explains the origins of his new song "Karate Chop," which features Lil Wayne. [HotSpotATL]