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.
Marion Ramsey, ‘Police Academy”s Officer Hooks, Dies at 73
Musical theater actress reached greater fame as Officer Laverne Hooks.
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.
Lil Wayne Finally Announces Release Date for ‘Tha Carter V’
After more than four years, the wait for Lil Wayne's 'Tha Carter V' is almost over.
Tupac Signs With Death Row From Prison: Sept. 16 in Hip-Hop History
On this day in hip-hop history, Tupac Shakur joined up with Death Row, Usher had his breakthrough, Jay-Z previewed 'In My Lifetime, Vol. 1' and Mariah Carey showed off a different side of her.
Five Years Ago: Vanilla Ice Jinxes the Houston Texans
The 2013 Houston Texans were primed for a serious run at the Super Bowl. Then Vanilla Ice played their halftime show.
‘One of the Nicest, Coolest Dudes': Questlove, Missy Elliott + More React to Mac Miller’s Death
The death of Mac Miller caused many rappers to express their grief over social media.
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.
Eric B. & Rakim List Their Top 5 Hip Hop Songs
In recognition of the 45th anniversary of the founding of hip-hop, Eric B. & Rakim gave out their five favorite hip-hop songs.
Ice-T Quoted in Florida Official’s Resignation Letter
Following a nasty Facebook spat, a Florida official resigned from her position, but not before quoting the title of Ice-T's third album.
July 9 in Hip-Hop History: ‘Boyz N The Hood,’ OutKast, Mary J. Blige + More
July 9 is an important day in throwback Hip-hop and R&B history for Ice Cube, Mary J. Blige, OutKast, Prince and many others.