Dave Lifton, who writes for both Ultimate Classic Rock and Diffuser, is a podcaster and author of several books. A native of New York, he now lives in Chicago, where he's usually staring out at Lake Michigan from his apartment or getting into arguments with Bears fans. Also, he likes Bruce Springsteen and pulled pork sandwiches.
Tupac Bailed Out of Jail: October 11 in Hip- Hop History
On this day in hip-hop history, Tupac Shakur got his freedom and Warren G put out In the Mid-Nite Hour.
Russell Simmons Is Born: Oct. 4 in Hip-Hop History
On this day in hip-hop history, Russell Simmons celebrates his birthday, while albums by Paris, Ultramagnetic MCs and Lucas were released.
Suge Knight’s Son Believes Tupac Is Alive and in Malaysia
Suge J. Knight is the latest to offer a theory that Tupac Shakur didn't die in 1996.
Tupac’s Estate Wins Back Unreleased Music
A lawsuit filed by Afeni Shakur over royalties and ownership of unreleased recordings by Tupac has been settled.
The Best Release Date Ever? September 29 in Hip-Hop History
On this day in 1998, seminal albums from OutKast, Black Star, A Tribe Called Quest, Brand Nubian and Jay-Z all hit stores at the same time.
Watch Live as Will Smith Bungee Jumps Above the Grand Canyon
In honor of his 50th birthday today (Sept. 25), Will Smith will bungee jump out of a helicopter above the Grand Canyon and streaming it on YouTube.
A Tribe Called Quest Shares Their First Masterpiece: Sept. 24 in Hip-Hop History
September 24 saw A Tribe Called Quest release their first masterpiece, James Brown take some cops for a dangerous ride and a Cosby Kid head off to college.
Redman Disses MC Hammer on Debut: Sept. 22 in Hip-Hop History
Sept. 22, 1992 saw five artists, including Redman, release their debuts. Five years later, Janet Jackson found common ground between Q-Tip and Joni Mitchell.
Prince’s ‘Piano & a Microphone 1983′: A Guide to Every Track
We take a look inside all the songs found on Prince's 'Piano & a Microphone 1983.'
T.I., Jay-Z, Kanye West and Lil Wayne Show Their ‘Swagga': Sept. 6 in Hip-Hop History
The combined star power of four of the biggest names in the business, Jay-Z, Kanye West, T.I. and Lil Wayne, was on display, and Brandy released her first single on this day in hip-hop history.