>>> Jay-Z drops Roc Boys, the second single off American Gangster
>>> In an online video Ghostface announced a new album, The Big Dough Rehab, set for release December 4th, same day as the Wu-Tang Clan's 8 Diagrams.
>>> Eminem's mom, Debbie Nelson, has a book out in the UK called My Son Marshall, My Son Eminem.
>>> All sorts of rappers and djs are blogging, sometimes with staff assistance, including Kanye West and Pharrell Williams.
>>> Jermaine Dupri's new book, Young, Rich, and Dangerous, includes a section relating his perspectives on strip club research.
>>> Steve Rifkind and Ron Urban launch Loud Beverage Corp. with plans to market energy drinks using street marketing techniques for music.
>>> Common launches the Common Ground Foundation with an emphasis on the education of urban youth.
>>> Russell Simmons will provide an inspirational keynote at next month's Media and Money conference.
>>> Busta Rhymes breaks down his views on the effects of the Internet on the music industry.
>>> Jim Jones signs with Sony and claims he's already been in the studio with Rick Rubin.
>>> The Wu-Tang Clan drops The Heart Gently Weeps featuring a Beatles/George Harrison interpolation.
>>> Ethan Brown, hip hop's leading investigative journalist has moved to New Orleans.
>>> ProHipHop now offers a very basic mobile site at prohiphop.mobi with plans to offer full text versions of ProHipHop and related blogs in the near future.