Dave Matthews Band have confirmed they are working on new material. No word as to when it will arrive, some are speculating next year.
Trent Reznor paused Nine Inch Nails' set in Vegas last week to Facetime with a terminally ill fan before kicking into "In This Twilight." The fan, photographer Andrew Youssef had been communicating with Reznor after he saw NIN at Outlands Festival this summer when he published a review in the OC Weekly which chronicles his cancer timeline. Reznor saw the post and got in touch with Youssef via Twitter and spoke to him in concert before playing "In This Twilight," a song Youssef enjoys.
After recent interviews discussing the fate of the new Wu-Tang Clan album and how it is currently void of material from Raekwon, RZA spoke to the Associated Press and said that the album is 45-days away from being done, however, Raekwon is still not on the album. RZA said, " He hasn’t turned in his verses yet. I don’t know if he’s still trying to find the vibe of the music. We have to talk about it before it becomes too late. But he hasn’t come to the table yet." The idea that the upcoming album, A Better Tomorrow, would not have Raekwon on it, also is a possibility. RZA said, "Well, you know what, that’s something that I would take a vote on with the rest of the crew. I’m not a dictator about that. Raekwon is a valuable energy to the Wu-Tang, his voice, his lyrics, his approach. Rae is a master lyricist."
Speaking to New York City's Talk Stoop, Nas discussed how hip-hop still seems lost. He said, "Today [Hip Hop] lost integrity. It’s lost meaning. It’s lost it’s love which is why I made a Hip Hop Is Dead album." He then went on to say that the "realness" of the genre is gone as well.
Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip have announced a joint project that will arrive next month. The album, The Abstract and The Dragon, will be released via Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music label. Take a look at the cover below: